Fri Jan 09, 2009 3:35 pm Post
Unlike the eminent KB, I did have to suffer the indignities of an, albeit very minor, public school.
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p a t r i c k wrote:I do like "methinks" a lot and use it myself. Unlike "whilst", "methinks" is considered old English. I'm a sort of one man campaign to rehabilitate "methinks".
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Thequietone wrote:I thought flautist was a sexual term,
Thequietone wrote:my horizons are obviously getting expanded on this forum
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KB wrote:I should add here, in case my previous hasty remarks about "posh public schools" came across as inverted snobbishness towards such institutions on my part, that now I'm actually at a stage in life where it may be possible, I'm considering sending my own kids to such a place. It may never happen, and it galls me too given that I've spent the last ten years mocking my wife-to-be for being a hoity-toity privately educated type.
AmberV wrote:And I've been on a one woman crusade to rehabilitate, connexion, into standard parlance! It's such a pity to lose any spelling variant that includes the letter 'x'.
alexwein wrote:Is it soft or hard 'g' for genmaicha, as in the tea? It's followed by an 'e,' but many use a hard 'g' nevertheless.
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