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Re: She Will Rule
« Reply #45 on: May 24, 2014, 06:48:53 PM »
Bri' seems like you are the one getting uptight. I was only being playful. ;D

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Re: She Will Rule
« Reply #46 on: May 24, 2014, 06:49:34 PM »

here's the answer before there's any Violence

US fulfill
UK fulfil

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Re: She Will Rule
« Reply #47 on: May 24, 2014, 06:52:03 PM »
Ah, bless . . .  ;D

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Re: She Will Rule
« Reply #48 on: May 24, 2014, 06:53:20 PM »
Proofreader question: identify a word where the US spelling is longer than the UK spelling - there is at least one

burgle
burglarize

burgled
burglarized

burgling
burglarizing

I'm sure there are others.

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Re: She Will Rule
« Reply #49 on: May 24, 2014, 06:55:35 PM »
They make up words to sound erudite . . .  ;D

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Re: She Will Rule
« Reply #50 on: May 24, 2014, 07:19:28 PM »
Stirrer ;-)

In one of Jack Higgins 'Sean Dillon' novels Dillon's  London gangster sidekick quotes something from a philosopher, probably Heidegger.

"Very erudite, Billy.  Says Dillon.

"Don't take the piss, Dillon." Billy responds.  "I know what erudite means.  It means I'm a clever bugger."
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Re: She Will Rule
« Reply #51 on: May 24, 2014, 08:32:16 PM »
Bri' seems like you are the one getting uptight. I was only being playful. ;D

As I was. You said 'puh-leese'. I said 'Jeeze-louise'. I was playing on our 'play-on-words'.  ;D
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Re: She Will Rule
« Reply #52 on: May 25, 2014, 03:06:26 AM »

A clear caze of yankee bastardization

burgle
burglarize

burgled
burglarized

burgling
burglarizing

I'm sure there are others.

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Re: She Will Rule
« Reply #53 on: May 25, 2014, 04:32:06 AM »
Got
Gotten



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Re: She Will Rule
« Reply #54 on: May 25, 2014, 05:21:54 AM »
A clear caze of yankee bastardization


Mark,

I've come across this before and never fully understood.  Please take pity on a poor innocent soul from the UK and explain whaty makes some people yankee and some not.  Is is a geographical divide, a cultural divide, or what?  I really would like to know.

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Re: She Will Rule
« Reply #55 on: May 25, 2014, 05:34:04 AM »
generalisation . . . American Civil War http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confederate_States_of_America

Yankee
/ˈjaŋki/

noun
informal

noun: Yankee; plural noun: Yankees; noun: Yankee jib; plural noun: Yankee jibs

1.
derogatory
an American.

2.
US
an inhabitant of New England or one of the northern states.

•historical
a Federal soldier in the Civil War.

3.
a bet on four or more horses to win (or be placed) in different races.

4.
Sailing
a large jib set forward of a staysail in light winds.

5.
a code word representing the letter Y, used in radio communication.

Origin
Dutch >>> Dutch >>>
Jan        >   Janke    >    Yankee
John       >>>>>>>>     mid-18th century

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Re: She Will Rule
« Reply #56 on: May 25, 2014, 05:45:59 AM »
Quote
Dutch >>> Dutch >>>
Jan        >   Janke    >    Yankee
John       >>>>>>>>     mid-18th century

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Re: She Will Rule
« Reply #57 on: May 25, 2014, 11:44:37 AM »

Origin
Dutch >>> Dutch >>>
Jan        >   Janke    >    Yankee
John       >>>>>>>>     mid-18th century


And the Federals in the Civil War called Southern soldiers "Johnny Rebs", so if I read this right both sides were deriding each other with essentially the same term? Very cool.
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Re: She Will Rule
« Reply #58 on: May 25, 2014, 12:23:26 PM »
Poor old John -- he gets a rough time of it. ::)

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Re: She Will Rule
« Reply #59 on: May 25, 2014, 02:46:13 PM »
We should start a support group. We haven't even gotten to Mr. Barleycorn.
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