Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#141  Postby Alan B » Mar 11, 2019 4:00 pm

'Slurp'. This is common in China as well and is important when drinking Chinese tea, since drawing air through the liquid as one slurps releases more of the tea's flavour.
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#142  Postby Alan B » Mar 11, 2019 4:03 pm

Interesting thread! :cheers:
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#143  Postby Scot Dutchy » Mar 11, 2019 4:04 pm

Bad manners in the UK and very much frowned upon when having afternoon tea with the bishop. :lol:
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#144  Postby Hermit » Mar 11, 2019 4:37 pm

Alan B wrote:What is the origin of 'Recuse'? I seems to be an Americanism. I have no sense of recognition or origin of that word. It seems to be used in the sense of 'to be excused'.

It is a bit older than you imagine.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recusancy
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#145  Postby romansh » Mar 11, 2019 4:47 pm

Alan B wrote:What is the origin of 'Recuse'? I seems to be an Americanism. I have no sense of recognition or origin of that word. It seems to be used in the sense of 'to be excused'.

Yeah … according to Oxford Dictionaries it seems to be primarily used in NA.
https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/recuse
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#146  Postby felltoearth » Mar 11, 2019 5:13 pm

Alan B wrote:What is the origin of 'Recuse'? I seems to be an Americanism. I have no sense of recognition or origin of that word. It seems to be used in the sense of 'to be excused'.

Search shows it’s mainly used in North America dating to early 19th C. which would suggest it’s a term borrowed from France.
ETA that would be a ninja if there wasn’t 30 minutes between postings, so erm... no excuse.
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#147  Postby Alan B » Mar 11, 2019 5:17 pm

Hermit wrote:
Alan B wrote:What is the origin of 'Recuse'? I seems to be an Americanism. I have no sense of recognition or origin of that word. It seems to be used in the sense of 'to be excused'.

It is a bit older than you imagine.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recusancy

Do the Americans know that it is a 'Katlik' word... :whistle:
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#148  Postby aban57 » Mar 11, 2019 5:49 pm

Today I learnt a trick to remind people that they shouldn't assume things, and require evidence. It's pretty simple really.
Ass/U/Me. You're making an ass out of you and me.
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#149  Postby felltoearth » Mar 11, 2019 6:21 pm

aban57 wrote:Today I learnt a trick to remind people that they shouldn't assume things, and require evidence. It's pretty simple really.
Ass/U/Me. You're making an ass out of you and me.


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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#150  Postby Hermit » Mar 11, 2019 6:42 pm

Alan B wrote:
Hermit wrote:
Alan B wrote:What is the origin of 'Recuse'? I seems to be an Americanism. I have no sense of recognition or origin of that word. It seems to be used in the sense of 'to be excused'.

It is a bit older than you imagine.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recusancy

Do the Americans know that it is a 'Katlik' word... :whistle:

Anglican Latin, actually, but no, they would not. Then again, neither did you. :mrgreen:
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#151  Postby aban57 » Mar 11, 2019 6:47 pm

felltoearth wrote:
aban57 wrote:Today I learnt a trick to remind people that they shouldn't assume things, and require evidence. It's pretty simple really.
Ass/U/Me. You're making an ass out of you and me.




Damn, I'm pretty sure the guy who told me that doesn't know about this video, thanks :D
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#152  Postby Fallible » Mar 11, 2019 6:58 pm

aban57 wrote:Today I learnt a trick to remind people that they shouldn't assume things, and require evidence. It's pretty simple really.
Ass/U/Me. You're making an ass out of you and me.


Stephen King loves this. He uses it a lot in his books.
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#153  Postby aban57 » Mar 11, 2019 7:00 pm

Fallible wrote:
aban57 wrote:Today I learnt a trick to remind people that they shouldn't assume things, and require evidence. It's pretty simple really.
Ass/U/Me. You're making an ass out of you and me.


Stephen King loves this. He uses it a lot in his books.


Another pun lost in translation...
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#154  Postby Fallible » Mar 11, 2019 7:14 pm

:scratch:
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#155  Postby BlackBart » Mar 11, 2019 7:26 pm

According to Samuel L. Jackson it's make an ass out of u and me...and umption.
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#156  Postby aban57 » Mar 11, 2019 7:29 pm

Fallible wrote::scratch:


I read my books in French :oops:
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#157  Postby Alan B » Mar 11, 2019 7:39 pm

Hermit wrote:
Anglican Latin, actually, but no, they would not. Then again, neither did you. :mrgreen:
That's true. But then I've never heard it used in the UK as the Americans now use it.
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#158  Postby Fallible » Mar 11, 2019 7:45 pm

aban57 wrote:
Fallible wrote::scratch:


I read my books in French :oops:


Got it. :thumbup:
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#159  Postby felltoearth » Mar 11, 2019 9:01 pm

aban57 wrote:
felltoearth wrote:
aban57 wrote:Today I learnt a trick to remind people that they shouldn't assume things, and require evidence. It's pretty simple really.
Ass/U/Me. You're making an ass out of you and me.




Damn, I'm pretty sure the guy who told me that doesn't know about this video, thanks :D

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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#160  Postby aban57 » Mar 11, 2019 9:14 pm

Scalping tickets ?
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