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Re: English multitopic

Postby Gord » Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:26 am

...where did my comma go?! :shockd:
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Re: English multitopic

Postby scrmbldggs » Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:34 am

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Re: English multitopic

Postby Gord » Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:35 am

...I blame Micro$oft. They're all jerkmonkeys there anyway. I imagine.
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Re: English multitopic

Postby scrmbldggs » Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:37 am

Maybe the imperfect 10 now comes with a personalized AutoIncorrect? :-P

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Re: English multitopic

Postby Gord » Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:39 am

Ha! Like it needs one!
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Re: English multitopic

Postby JO 753 » Sat Aug 27, 2016 8:40 am

A jugful uv milk.
A tankful uv sand.
A beachful uv oil.
A topicful uv nonsens.

Trying to credit English with consistent lojik requirez consumption uv a pipeful uv meth.
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Re: English multitopic

Postby Gord » Sun Aug 28, 2016 2:26 am

English does have consistent logic, but it has more than one system. What's logical in one case for one reason is logical in another case for another reason. That's how words formed in the first place.
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Re: English multitopic

Postby Angel » Sun Aug 28, 2016 5:11 pm

scrmbldggs wrote:"meaningfulhandful" - that's a mouthful!


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Re: English multitopic

Postby TJrandom » Sun Aug 28, 2016 5:37 pm

Angel wrote:
scrmbldggs wrote:"meaningfulhandful" - that's a mouthful!


More than a mouthful is a waste.


We mostly consume visually or audibly – less by mastication.

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Re: English multitopic

Postby Poodle » Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:25 pm

I thought that made you go blind?

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Re: English multitopic

Postby TJrandom » Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:09 pm

Poodle wrote:I thought that made you go blind?


Erm... that would be masterbation.... and just to assure you, my eyesight is just finr.... :)

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Postby JO 753 » Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:28 pm

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Re: English multitopic

Postby Monster » Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:46 pm

Does anyone know of a single word for the verb to start a fire? The best I can think of is "light", as in:

Light a fire.
Light the match.

We have other phrases for starting fires but they aren't a single word. Such as:

Set the wood on fire.
Start the fire in the pit.

I don't like "light" as a verb for starting a fire though. It doesn't sound very good and it really only works in a small number of phrases.
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Re: English multitopic

Postby ElectricMonk » Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:50 pm

Ignite?
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Re: English multitopic

Postby Poodle » Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:55 pm

Or, if you don't like ignite, kindle.

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Re: English multitopic

Postby Monster » Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:12 pm

ElectricMonk wrote:Ignite?

That's a pretty good one.

Ignite the house.
Ignite the wood.
I ignited the paper.

I'm not sure if it can be used in all cases and still sound correctly, though.
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Re: English multitopic

Postby Monster » Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:18 pm

One of the unfortunate parts of English that bothers me is the labels given to the parts of the day. Morning, afternoon, evening, and night. I'm not sure if there's a consensus for the hours for each of those parts of the day. I think this is correct:

Morning: 12am to 12pm
Afternoon: 12pm to 6pm
Evening: 6pm to 9pm
Night: 9pm to 12am

I just looked these up in the google device and there are different opinions on the which labels are appropriate for which parts of the day.
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Re: English multitopic

Postby ahhell » Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:48 pm

Keep in mind, those labels originally depended on where the sun was in the sky and not a standardized clock time, its no surprise that there would be a difference of opinion in that regard. The only one I'd give a clear definition to would be afternoon, from 12pm until sunset. Which will change throughout the year.

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Re: English multitopic

Postby Gord » Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:39 am

Monster wrote:Does anyone know of a single word for the verb to start a fire?

enTRUMPinate!
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Re: English multitopic

Postby scrmbldggs » Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:10 am

Gord wrote:
Monster wrote:Does anyone know of a single word for the verb to start a fire?

enTRUMPinate!

:lol:


How about zippoing?

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Re: English multitopic

Postby Monster » Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:03 pm

What would be the word for a place that sells cooked food, such as a restaurant, but it has no internal dining area? I typically call them "hole in the wall places". They're like food trucks, but they're part of a building. They're common in Ukrainian cities. There are some in NYC, but not too many.
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Re: English multitopic

Postby Poodle » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:20 pm

Nowadays in the UK, that's a takeaway.

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Re: English multitopic

Postby TJrandom » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:17 pm

A food stall?

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Re: English multitopic

Postby Poodle » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:43 pm

I can remember (in the second half of the 50s) a certain establishment known locally as 'Ezzar's. It was a fish and chip shop (the only such place in the UK at the time which would fit Monster's description). Even then, the quality of the food provided at 'Ezzar's Emporium was thought questionable. But the most vivid memory is of 'Ezzar's cigarette (always a Woodbine), perpetually held in his lips and perpetually with an inch of ash hanging off the end. As kids we used to pile in, ostensibly to buy a single portion of chips but, in reality, to watch that ash - it had never. ever, fallen off into the hot lard, and we knew for sure that today was the day. It never fell.

I regret the loss of such post-war skills, now never to be seen again.


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