I find the word "whilst" exceedingly annoying...

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Sat Jan 17, 2009 12:09 pm Post

"Colour" really gets to me. And no, I didn't read any of the preceding posts. ;)

Whilst I'm at it ...

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Sat Jan 17, 2009 1:40 pm Post

"Color" really gets to me - it gets to me because even if you tell your Mac to use British English, colour still gets spelled as "colour" everywhere. Really annoying. (Yes, yes, I know Webster standardised a lot of words and used the original - in this case Latin - as his basis, but still.)

Oh, and I assume you're joking and not just being anti-Brit. :)

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Sat Jan 17, 2009 2:39 pm Post

KB, he is in the US. I think we are anti-Brit by default. Something about a revolution and all. We figure if it smack of the monarchial predecessor it my be them trying to impose their monarchy on us.

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Sat Jan 17, 2009 3:18 pm Post

Or maybe we and the Canadians need something to distinguish ourselves from one another.

That's not a derogatory statement about Canada or Canadians! Pas de tout! Isn't it just fair that the Canadians have another way to show that they aren't the people who twice elected a moron, or who elevated an underfed, oversexed, vacuous heiress to celebrity status?
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Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:40 pm Post

who elevated an underfed, oversexed, vacuous heiress to celebrity status?


This is very disrespectful of Mrs. McCain.

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Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:49 pm Post

p a t r i c k wrote:I like "whilst" and there is nothing old fashioned about it. It is in widespread use in the UK.

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".


Methinks Patrick is on to a winner; whilst the word is undoubtedly archaic, it does evoke oodles of charm. As Antony Johnson is prone to utter, "All perfectly cromulent."
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Sun Jan 18, 2009 10:19 pm Post

KB wrote:Oh, and I assume you're joking and not just being anti-Brit. :)


Just for the record, I was definitely joking. That was my first post and I'm not about to upset the author of my favourite writing program. :D
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Sun Jan 18, 2009 10:35 pm Post

Since I came to England I've found myself using the word "horrid" in place of horrible. I love it, it feels so poesh.
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Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:07 am Post

Juddbert wrote:Methinks Patrick is on to a winner


Thank you for your support :)

I do like cromulent.

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Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:42 am Post

bungalow1225 wrote:
who elevated an underfed, oversexed, vacuous heiress to celebrity status?


This is very disrespectful of Mrs. McCain.

:o Nope! The creature I had in mind wouldn't know what a political party was if it bit her in the tookus.

Then again, she might pay attention to something that bit her in the tookus. But I digress. :wink:
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Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:32 pm Post

She`s probably got teeth marks all over her tookus, already 8)
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Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:08 pm Post

She`s probably got teeth marks all over her tookus, already.


I believe if you look closely at the sex video that "accidentally" got released, you can indeed see the bite marks.

:roll:

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Tue Jan 20, 2009 5:10 am Post

grey, gray - color, colour
hotel, hostel

I still say BEEFCAKE.


BEEFCAKE!

soda pop? No. say "coke" even if it is a pepsi or dr pepper.

and yes Tea should be served on ice with so much sugar your teeth grow fur after the first sip and grits should ALWAYS be on the breakfast menu.
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Tue Jan 20, 2009 3:51 pm Post

Say, that goes along with "tree lawn" or "Devil's strip," both referring to the stripe of grass between the street and the sidewalk! :) Or "chuckhole," referring to a hole in the street pavement. Oh, and if you're in my neck of the woods, don't forget to try the pierogis and the kielbasa! :wink:
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Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:46 pm Post

I like the phrase...

"Beware of lawn bombs."

Lawn bombs are found when one has a big dog (or other pet) and they misplaced their pooper scooper.
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