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dear americans - please learn the CORRECT definition of words - BEFORE using them

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posted on Nov, 23 2018 @ 05:39 PM
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a reply to: Gothmog

Its a "bonnet" oh wait... thats what babies wear.


I'll untruncate your boot...




posted on Nov, 23 2018 @ 05:40 PM
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originally posted by: CharlesT
Where the bleep did the Brits come up with the term Bobby? We call um cops.


Sir Robert Peel was the founder of the worlds first police force.

Bobby is short for Robert. Hope that helps.




posted on Nov, 23 2018 @ 05:45 PM
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originally posted by: TheConstruKctionofLight
Have you been leading a double life - are you really Canad-ie-n and special????
That spelling would refer to French Canadian, or the Habs if we're talking hockey.



posted on Nov, 23 2018 @ 05:58 PM
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a reply to: TheConstruKctionofLight

Having Fun with " Phonics " I see ..............Jolly Good ..............)



posted on Nov, 23 2018 @ 06:02 PM
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originally posted by: Nyiah

originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: ignorant_ape

"Words are mouth noises drawn on paper."
-DBCowboy


You trying to max out my signature with your quotes? Because it's working. I can't read this one and not add it, it's simplistic DB wisdom at it's finest







posted on Nov, 24 2018 @ 05:10 AM
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originally posted by: sine.nomine


Grammatically I cringe when people mix up "a" and "an", personally.

Yes, me too. So why does "an one" not sound right?



posted on Nov, 24 2018 @ 01:21 PM
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originally posted by: alldaylong

originally posted by: Wardaddy454
Mmmmm no.

Because its a hood on a car, and a bonnet is a hat.

TV is shorter than telly.

Trunk is a better descriptor than boot. I don't wear the tail end of a car on my feet.

Cookie is the correct term, not biscuit. A biscuit is something you eat with mashed potatoes.

Chips are chips, not crisps.


In fact, you can keep your tired old Queens English. We left all of that, remember?



This is fun.

A hood is a covering for the head. I don't wear a car bonnet on top of my head. A trunk is what you pack cloths in, or something that hangs off the front of an elephant.

A TV is a transvestite

A chip is a piece of broken wood, stone, plastic etc which has come off the main surface. I don't eat stone or wood chips thanks very much.



In fact, you can keep your tired old Queens English. We left all of that, remember?


Americans use the type of English Language that would have been used in the colonies.

We stopped calling roads highways when Queen Victoria was on the throne. And as for turnpikes !!!! Bloodyhell that went out of fashion in the days of Dick Turpin.

Get up to date man.

We left all that behind .








Do you not pack things into the back of a car? Makes perfect sense to call it a trunk. Makes more sense than calling it a boot, since people placed their boots in a little box at the front of the carriage near the driver.



posted on Nov, 24 2018 @ 01:22 PM
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originally posted by: sligtlyskeptical
Don't you know that in America words mean whatever Trump says they mean?


Psh, you can go farther back than that. Slick Willy rewrote the definition of "Is".



posted on Nov, 24 2018 @ 02:17 PM
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And no one has brought this one up?

Fanny

1.
vulgar slang•British
a woman's genitals.

2.
informal•North American
a person's buttocks.

Its close..

edit on 24-11-2018 by Fisherr because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 24 2018 @ 02:30 PM
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a reply to: Wardaddy454




since people placed their boots in a little box at the front of the carriage near the driver



Some cars have their engines at the rear. Therefore the boot would be at the front.

Trunks also carry the spare wheel. I don't put wheels in with my clothes. Trunk is also the main stem of a tree.

Well i suppose you do call some of your cars " woody's "




posted on Nov, 24 2018 @ 07:09 PM
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originally posted by: alldaylong
a reply to: Wardaddy454




since people placed their boots in a little box at the front of the carriage near the driver



Some cars have their engines at the rear. Therefore the boot would be at the front.

Trunks also carry the spare wheel. I don't put wheels in with my clothes. Trunk is also the main stem of a tree.

Well i suppose you do call some of your cars " woody's "



The reason it was called a trunk was model a fords had an actual trunk on the back of the car. You could pack it for vacations and because of that the word trunk would continue to be used even when they did away with the external trunk. in fact early models of cars had no storage areas and were usually added aftermarket by making an area for a trunk to sit.


The British use the term boot because that was an external seat on a carriage often used for storage when no passenger was using it.

So id have to say the Americans got this one right as a boot never existed on a car there was no external seat. there were hidden seats but thats not the same.



posted on Nov, 24 2018 @ 08:22 PM
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a reply to: ignorant_ape

I agree with you, but a counter argument could be that connotation is more important than denotation.

It used to drive me crazy when people are "sympathetic" when I reality they are empathetic. Or when people would notice "less" cars on the road today rather than fewer. Well, the latter still kind of bugs me.

But we all know what they mean by racist, fascist, Nazi. It's their term for "thinks differently than we" whereas socialist and communist is often used as the flipside of that same coin.



posted on Nov, 24 2018 @ 09:04 PM
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originally posted by: ignorant_ape

fascist

nazi

racist



If you use these words you are basically saying "I'm a liberal and I hate Trump!" Outside of that they have little meaning in the US.



posted on Nov, 25 2018 @ 03:38 AM
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a reply to: ignorant_ape

Do you mean the "redefinition of words" brought to us thanks to the left?

Such as the real" definition of "socialism" instead of the "re-invented" definition?

Real definition of "Socialism: The State owns and controls the means of production."

The re-invented definition of "Socialism: The people own and control the means of production."
edit on 25-11-2018 by ElectricUniverse because: add comment.



posted on Nov, 25 2018 @ 10:26 AM
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PS - the letter " U " needs to be used correctly too - and stop replacing " S" with " Z"


Make uz.




posted on Nov, 25 2018 @ 11:12 AM
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originally posted by: ignorant_ape
communist

fascist

nazi

racist

you really - REALLY need to start with those four

as in thread after thread - their miss-use goes beyond the pale

thanks in advance - the english speaking world

PS - the letter " U " needs to be used correctly too - and stop replacing " S" with " Z"

ETA - how the hell did i miss " racist " off my list - thanks " canerwarrior "


For starters: Nazi comes from Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei - National Socialist German Workers' Party. It's had nothing to do with far RIGHT.



posted on Nov, 25 2018 @ 11:53 AM
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originally posted by: dragonridr

originally posted by: alldaylong
a reply to: Wardaddy454




since people placed their boots in a little box at the front of the carriage near the driver



Some cars have their engines at the rear. Therefore the boot would be at the front.

Trunks also carry the spare wheel. I don't put wheels in with my clothes. Trunk is also the main stem of a tree.

Well i suppose you do call some of your cars " woody's "



The reason it was called a trunk was model a fords had an actual trunk on the back of the car. You could pack it for vacations and because of that the word trunk would continue to be used even when they did away with the external trunk. in fact early models of cars had no storage areas and were usually added aftermarket by making an area for a trunk to sit.


The British use the term boot because that was an external seat on a carriage often used for storage when no passenger was using it.

So id have to say the Americans got this one right as a boot never existed on a car there was no external seat. there were hidden seats but thats not the same.


Don't forget about rumble seats.



posted on Nov, 25 2018 @ 11:53 AM
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Z.

Not. Zed.


edit on 25-11-2018 by Wardaddy454 because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 25 2018 @ 12:37 PM
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originally posted by: ignorant_ape
communist

fascist

nazi

racist

you really - REALLY need to start with those four

as in thread after thread - their miss-use goes beyond the pale

thanks in advance - the english speaking world

PS - the letter " U " needs to be used correctly too - and stop replacing " S" with " Z"

ETA - how the hell did i miss " racist " off my list - thanks " canerwarrior "


America is more concerned with learning all 78 gender neutral pronouns that we are compelled to know now instead. Yes...78 of them.



posted on Nov, 25 2018 @ 06:24 PM
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Grammar and spelling seems to be hard these days. Not just in English, also in my native language Dutch, people seem to be unable to do it correctly... It makes me cringe.




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