Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#341  Postby Fallible » Aug 19, 2020 2:26 pm

Deer/venison
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#342  Postby aban57 » Aug 19, 2020 2:33 pm

Fallible wrote:Deer/venison


In French, "venaison" is a generic term for the meat coming from big wild preys (boar, all forms of deers, etc.)

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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#343  Postby Svartalf » Aug 19, 2020 2:44 pm

well, chicken (the clucking hen) is answered by poultryu (bird meat)
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#344  Postby laklak » Aug 19, 2020 2:52 pm

People / long pork.
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#345  Postby aban57 » Aug 19, 2020 2:56 pm

laklak wrote:People / long pork.


I thought people tasted like chicken. Although I suspect it depends on the person, Trump would probably taste like shit...
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#346  Postby Fallible » Aug 19, 2020 3:16 pm

Svartalf wrote:well, chicken (the clucking hen) is answered by poultryu (bird meat)


Poultry is used both for the meat and the bird, but is not unique to chickens. Ducks, geese and turkeys can also be called poultry.
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#347  Postby The_Piper » Aug 20, 2020 7:15 pm

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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#348  Postby Svartalf » Aug 20, 2020 7:17 pm

At least she didn't say hambergers... those are wimpy's fav.
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#349  Postby The_Piper » Aug 20, 2020 7:21 pm

Almost as good as the answer was the double facepalm with accompanying vocalization. :mrgreen:
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#350  Postby The_Piper » Aug 20, 2020 7:30 pm

"I was just wandering" He was just wandering if it's going to be cold tonight. I thought it might be a typo but then he said he was just wandering, again. :lol:
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#351  Postby Fallible » Aug 20, 2020 8:31 pm

I’ve seen the opposite too - ‘I wondered along the road’.

Oh also ‘I brought some coffee at the shop’.

Instead of ‘it was as though...’, around here, it is often ‘it was as like as if’.

An interesting Liverpudlian expression is ‘I give him down the banks’, which means ‘I told him off’, or ‘I gave him a piece of my mind’. ‘Give’, mind you, not ‘gave’.
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#352  Postby laklak » Aug 20, 2020 8:43 pm

Saw a FB add for a "toachester", and another for a "chester draws".
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#353  Postby The_Piper » Aug 20, 2020 9:03 pm

I've seen the brought one before. :lol:
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#354  Postby Alan B » Sep 08, 2020 6:55 pm

Double post.
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#355  Postby Alan B » Sep 08, 2020 6:56 pm

I hear a lot of people talking about the 'Innernet'. Is there an 'oudernet'?
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#356  Postby The_Piper » Oct 01, 2020 11:31 pm

On the contentious subject of cougars being in Maine - "My dad has an in counter with one on his trap line a few years bad. He even said out of sit out of mind."
In counter. :mrgreen:
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#357  Postby Svartalf » Oct 02, 2020 8:47 am

if there are cougars, protect your young men.
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#358  Postby Hermit » Oct 02, 2020 10:31 am

Svartalf wrote:if there are cougars, protect your young men.

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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#359  Postby Blackadder » Oct 02, 2020 10:46 am

An acquaintance announced that her daughter had spent lockdown "pouring" over her school books.
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#360  Postby laklak » Oct 03, 2020 12:52 am

FB Marketplace ad for bedroom furniture - a "chester draws".
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