Mon Oct 12, 2009 4:18 am Post
Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:08 am Post
dafu wrote:compliment and complement. (Aaaarrrgggghhh!)
Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:44 pm Post
druid wrote:OK, now that JB and I have exchanged rants...
...Peace, coz. My people hail from Lancashire and Kerry, which explains me feisty manner.
And peculiar affection for vic-k. Nice YooToob link, vic!
Wed Oct 14, 2009 7:15 am Post
hrmhrm wrote:Why not create your own spellcheck program? I'm sure if it's high quality it will sell well in the UK.
And BTW, the Americans have had far less effect on your native language than the British had on, say, the native languages of India.
Thu Oct 15, 2009 3:43 pm Post
Sun Oct 18, 2009 8:34 am Post
Sun Oct 18, 2009 1:03 pm Post
pink wrote:My children ask me what I mean by this word or that word all the time, and I tell them. I don't use words that I know that they will understand, as I think their vocabulary will be all the richer for it in the long run.
Although it's always slightly offputting to have done a stern telling off, at the end of which some blank faces stare up at me before one of them finally says "What's 'odious' ?"
And I was fairly amused to learn that "Trash" is an old english word that died out of usage here, but lived on in the USA. It's one of those words that some English people often get really twisted out of shape over!
Sun Oct 18, 2009 4:47 pm Post
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