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Re: Correct use of the English Language
« Reply #25 on: December 10, 2015, 11:50:50 AM »

When did you last use Thee or Thou? 

These two words are still in common use in parts of west Yorkshire.

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Re: Correct use of the English Language
« Reply #26 on: December 10, 2015, 11:53:31 AM »

Isn't it a bit ironic for the subject of this topic that among the greatest perpetrators of mangled English are posters on internet forums?

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Re: Correct use of the English Language
« Reply #27 on: December 10, 2015, 12:06:08 PM »

I was at the bar of the H&H last week and a hipster-type wandered up and asked "Can I get a Budweiser and a coffee?".
"No, you can't" came the reply. "That's my job, but if you ask me nicely then I could get them for you". Way to go, Ruth baby!
Unfortunately my two lads and their wives have caught this "Can I get...?" habit - where does it come from? Some God-awful American TV program, no doubt.

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I can (almost) forgive Australian and Welsh folk for rising terminators - that's part of their accent, isn't it? (You can't actually replicate it in writing!)

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Presumably you mean 'aloominum' and 'sodder'?

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Amen to that.

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Re: Correct use of the English Language
« Reply #28 on: December 10, 2015, 12:55:11 PM »

I'm trying to remember when they dropped the 'H' from "Herbs".
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Re: Correct use of the English Language
« Reply #29 on: December 10, 2015, 01:05:08 PM »

howay lads funetic jawdi is way betta  an propa  thin inglish man.  :-))
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Re: Correct use of the English Language
« Reply #30 on: December 10, 2015, 01:19:00 PM »

Gonnie no dae that ? :embarrassed:
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Re: Correct use of the English Language
« Reply #31 on: December 10, 2015, 01:20:24 PM »

I'm trying to remember when they dropped the 'H' from "Herbs".


It is middle English from the old French erbe. So perhaps the questions should be, 'When did they put the 'H' in?'
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Re: Correct use of the English Language
« Reply #32 on: December 10, 2015, 01:22:39 PM »

Has anyone counted the number of times the phrase "For sure" is used, usually without context, in the average F1 broadcast?Or the percentage of answers to an interviewer's opening question that is almost always "Absolutely".What really upsets me is the constant misuse of the word "decimate" for anything from slightly damaged to a few injured.

I 'absolutely' agree Bob - 4 syllables, when 'Yes' has one!
For me the most irritating words used by media are ICON and EPICENTRE.
How can a pop-singer (etc) be described as a religious artifact.
How can a hurricane centre be described as ' The  epicentre or epicentrum is the point on the Earth's surface that is directly above the hypocentre or focus, the point where an earthquake or underground explosion originates'
There are others but words fail me!
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Re: Correct use of the English Language
« Reply #33 on: December 10, 2015, 01:39:10 PM »

Here is an interesting list of words that are often misused. It includes decimate.
http://justenglish.me/2014/04/14/these-9-words-dont-mean-what-you-think-they-mean/
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Re: Correct use of the English Language
« Reply #34 on: December 10, 2015, 02:30:22 PM »

Now then lad, there's nowt wrong with Yorkshire tea tha knows! %%
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Re: Correct use of the English Language
« Reply #35 on: December 10, 2015, 03:57:29 PM »

IF you like the dry bits from a compost heap!!!
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Re: Correct use of the English Language
« Reply #36 on: December 10, 2015, 04:23:57 PM »

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Re: Correct use of the English Language
« Reply #37 on: December 10, 2015, 04:37:34 PM »

Now then lad, there's nowt wrong with Yorkshire tea tha knows! %%


Well, they do say that you learn something new every day....I never knew that they grew tea in Yorkshire!


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Re: Correct use of the English Language
« Reply #38 on: December 10, 2015, 04:49:33 PM »

Surely you've heard of the Boston Spa Tea Party {-)
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Re: Correct use of the English Language
« Reply #39 on: December 10, 2015, 04:52:45 PM »

Ned, they haven't pushed the border that far south have they?

parliamentary border growth I suppose!!
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Re: Correct use of the English Language
« Reply #40 on: December 10, 2015, 05:31:44 PM »

The other day, seeing it on this forum, I had to ask my English born wife what 'M'duck' meant!  %)
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Re: Correct use and pronunciation of the English Language
« Reply #41 on: December 10, 2015, 05:37:11 PM »

The word 'gifted' used to apply to say 'a gifted violinist' or 'a gifted artist'.
I read recently about something being 'gifted to the nation' or 'gifted to charity'.
We have at least two perfectly good words in given or donated without mangling our language.
I suspect that this misuse has arrived from the good ol' US of A -  :-)) flak expected!
I will not say anything about burglarised, solder, aluminium, chair/chairman, buoy
mispronounced 'boo-i' and one or two other words that I can't just bring to mind now.Richard

Richard, I think it is mis-pronounced 'boo-e'!  {-)
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Re: Correct use of the English Language
« Reply #42 on: December 10, 2015, 05:38:16 PM »

Ned, they haven't pushed the border that far south have they?

parliamentary border growth I suppose!!
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The Yorkshire border still abuts the Humber afaik.
I did say Boston Spa %)

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Re: Correct use of the English Language
« Reply #43 on: December 10, 2015, 06:47:08 PM »

The other day, seeing it on this forum, I had to ask my English born wife what 'M'duck' meant!  %)
It's 'ere intit, m'duck http://www.theotaku.com/worlds/ayup/
Even Angelina Jolie uses the phrase http://www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk/news/grassroots/video-watch-angelina-jolie-say-derbyshire-phrase-ay-up-me-duck-at-hollywood-awards-ceremony-1-6961774
I can reveal that use of the phrase is also common in Nottingham.......but then everything in Nottingham is common, according to most folk who live south of Watford.
If yer wonnerlaff ayalook at this bogger http://www.leftlion.co.uk/articles.cfm/title/aah-ter-talk-notts/id/2965
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Re: Correct use of the English Language
« Reply #44 on: December 10, 2015, 07:19:35 PM »

I would have thought that on a Forum  for Model makers an ''Exact Replica'' would have been  amongst the top ones
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Re: Correct use of the English Language
« Reply #45 on: December 10, 2015, 07:28:06 PM »

IF you like the dry bits from a compost heap!!!
What do strawberry pickers know about tea? %%
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Re: Correct use of the English Language
« Reply #46 on: December 10, 2015, 08:05:35 PM »

its when americans use the word burglarize.......... aaargh.
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Re: Correct use of the English Language
« Reply #47 on: December 10, 2015, 09:56:44 PM »

It's 'ere intit, m'duck http://www.theotaku.com/worlds/ayup/
Even Angelina Jolie uses the phrase http://www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk/news/grassroots/video-watch-angelina-jolie-say-derbyshire-phrase-ay-up-me-duck-at-hollywood-awards-ceremony-1-6961774
I can reveal that use of the phrase is also common in Nottingham.......but then everything in Nottingham is common, according to most folk who live south of Watford.
If yer wonnerlaff ayalook at this bogger http://www.leftlion.co.uk/articles.cfm/title/aah-ter-talk-notts/id/2965
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Re: Correct use of the English Language
« Reply #48 on: December 10, 2015, 10:29:51 PM »

"burglarize" ...............also has connotations of a meat food bun from McDonalds   {-) ...

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Re: Correct use of the English Language
« Reply #49 on: December 10, 2015, 10:39:29 PM »


 :o :o :o :o :o :o

C'mon, surely someone is pulling my leg, as there is no such animal as, "Correct use of the English language". %) %) %)

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