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02-03-2015, 12:20 PM   #14131
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QuoteOriginally posted by rod_grant Quote
I thought 'oovering meant walking around on carpeted floors pushing a suction device to collect dust and detritus.


Like most words in the real and proper dictionary, The Oxford English Dictionary, 'oovering, which may or may not be there, has multiple meanings. The extension to the wine bottles is a kind of intuitive extension.


Ever tried explaining English to a foreigner? I only mean, explaining how it is, not why.

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Why don't you yanks fall into line with the rest of the world?
Well we wouldn't be Yanks then would we?

Don't try to change us, but accept us as we are.

We do that for the rest of the world . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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QuoteOriginally posted by tim60 Quote
Like most words in the real and proper dictionary, The Oxford English Dictionary, 'oovering, which may or may not be there, has multiple meanings. The extension to the wine bottles is a kind of intuitive extension.


Ever tried explaining English to a foreigner? I only mean, explaining how it is, not why.
The best explanation for English came from Usenet (and I was there when James Nicoll first posted the now-famous quote):

"The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don't just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary."

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Half the freakin' country.)
Well it is a small country.

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Maybe the OP will come back....
If you were the OP, would you?
02-03-2015, 12:58 PM   #14136
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Yeah, how did we stray on topic? It was Jean with his KS-1 Valentine's Day post, wasn't it? Anyone wants to suggest a proper punishment for him?
Désolé, désolé, désolé ... cruel and unusual punishment would be to send me one of those pink atrocities ...
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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
Maybe the OP will come back....
Phtt!!!

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If you were the OP, would you?
Tough question, with no easy answer. A discussion on the topic could easily outpace the enormity of this thread.

Hey!

Maybe he should come back and then this thread would fade into obscurity.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
Well it is a small country.
Um, not in length. And it's fairly large in area, at least by European standards, anyway.

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We do that for the rest of the world . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ummmmmmmm....
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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
Don't try to change us, but accept us as we are. We do that for the rest of the world . . . . . . . . . . . . .
QuoteOriginally posted by rod_grant Quote
Ummmmmmmm....
QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
Maybe he should come back and then this thread would fade into obscurity.
If this turns to politics, he won't need to come back. Those turning it to such will fade into obscurity quite abruptly.

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Those turning it to such will fade into obscurity quite abruptly
Sorry Boss, I thought my comments were anthropology, geography, genetics, culture, etc.
I have a couple of really good friends who migrated from the Land of the Free and I am grateful to the Land of the Free for releasing them to come and live Upover (which used to be called Downunder)
My apologies.
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This little bugger took an exception to me not buying something from the evil hociR! Boy was he mad!!!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jean Poitiers Quote
Désolé, désolé, désolé ... cruel and unusual punishment would be to send me one of those pink atrocities ...
They should coming soon to a swap table near you.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote

We do that for the rest of the world . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Uuuuuuuuuh ....................... (Shush - I'm thinking about that one.)

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QuoteOriginally posted by rod_grant Quote
Sorry Boss, I thought my comments were anthropology, geography, genetics, culture, etc.
I have a couple of really good friends who migrated from the Land of the Free and I am grateful to the Land of the Free for releasing them to come and live Upover (which used to be called Downunder)
My apologies.
Don't forget the "And the Home of the Brave"!

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02-03-2015, 04:27 PM   #14145
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Uuuuuuuuuh ....................... (Shush - I'm thinking about that one.)
Nope, doesn't compute.
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