Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#261  Postby The_Piper » May 21, 2019 12:50 pm

This one seemed post-worthy. "replyied in messanger" :lol:
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#262  Postby The_Piper » May 22, 2019 11:44 am

"no pun attended" :lol: :lol: :lol: In a sentence that also contained the far too common "would of" error.
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#263  Postby Thommo » May 23, 2019 6:01 am

The_Piper wrote:Bangos are pretty cool, actually.


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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#264  Postby The_Piper » May 23, 2019 12:40 pm

Thommo wrote:
The_Piper wrote:Bangos are pretty cool, actually.


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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#265  Postby The_Piper » Jun 18, 2019 5:09 am

"ok genious I have a gas welder 220 Miller and a mig that costs more than your car and I'm a mechanic / fabracater so I say again 6 hours a day?"
It's funnier when they're arrogant like that. :mrgreen:
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#266  Postby don't get me started » Jun 22, 2019 12:07 am

An interesting article here on the use of 'like' for a variety of different functions.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jun/21/like-love-island-language#comment-130374750

What I find really interesting are the comments below, with a fair selection of self-appointed purists talking about how the English language is being degraded and polluted... ha ha.
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#267  Postby newolder » Jun 24, 2019 12:38 pm

How does a colon change the meaning in a sentence?

My brother ate my friend's lunch.

My brother ate my friend's colon.
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#268  Postby Hermit » Jun 24, 2019 4:04 pm

During the 19th century the UK was the world's greatest colonial power. In India alone it was a pain in the arse for millions.
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#269  Postby Evolving » Jun 24, 2019 5:57 pm

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

#270  Postby The_Piper » Aug 30, 2019 11:42 am

"Two lawn mores for sale"
This is partly because some Mainers pronounce the word more with 2 syllables. The other part is probably that the person needs to read more. No pun intended.
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#271  Postby The_Piper » Oct 08, 2019 1:51 am

This is at home right here. No offince. :rofl:
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#272  Postby The_Piper » Oct 15, 2019 11:50 am

"Can take pics of damages apon request." Also, putting their shed together is a "pain on the ass."
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#273  Postby The_Piper » Oct 29, 2019 12:15 pm

I know you can't help it because you have a low I.Q. but stop being retared.
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#274  Postby Hermit » Oct 30, 2019 1:16 pm

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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#275  Postby The_Piper » Oct 30, 2019 5:04 pm

I love that one so much. :lol: :lol: I'd shared it pages back iirc. It's excusable if they're native Spanish speakers, because spelled that way, it's a last name that rhymes with cologne.
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#276  Postby The_Piper » Dec 14, 2019 7:18 pm

Someone local advertising a picture of used ceramic bowls with the text of the ad reading: "Set of 3 modern earthen bowels , very little use. $20.00"
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#277  Postby BlackBart » Jan 07, 2020 6:47 pm

So, Tesco have brought out a frozen dinner; 'Beef Chili Con Carne'.

So that's Beef Chili with meat.

Courtesy of the Tesco Marketing department of marketing for Tesco.

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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#278  Postby Evolving » Jan 07, 2020 8:43 pm

You know what they mean! :roll:

Of all the varieties of chili con carne that one could imagine, this is a beefy one.

Logically, I suppose, Tesco could call it chili with beef, or chili con carne de vaca, but most potential purchasers wouldn't know what it was.

So give them a break. Or a recreo, if you prefer.
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#279  Postby scott1328 » Jan 07, 2020 9:00 pm

chili con pollo? chili con puerco? chili con perro? Hay algunos que los gustan?
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#280  Postby Evolving » Jan 08, 2020 8:04 am

Lamb mince is good; I used it just yesterday, as it happens, in a filling for savoury pancakes. And you could mix beef and pork. That’s about it, though, I grant you.
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