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Post by bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:40 pm

Actually, English is the best language. By far the largest vocabulary with all shades of meaning possible. Still fun to find different word/ideas expressed in different languages. the famous one being schadenfreude...which can be easily expressed in English but we don't have a single word for the idea....except for using schadenfreude which is totally acceptable....and why English is the best language. I admit: French "sounds" better....but we think with words. English, is the best language. Sad our grandkiddies will be treading water yelling for help in Chinese. Chinese is a terrible language.
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Re: English multitopic

Post by Poodle » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:14 pm

Which Chinese?

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Post by bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:15 pm

Exactly. thanks for the hone.
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Post by landrew » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:16 pm

bobbo_the_Pragmatist wrote: Chinese is a terrible language.
https://www.marketingtochina.com/funny-chinglish/
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Post by bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:21 pm

Some of those have to be ex-pat American Australian teachers earning extra money in their off hours and having a goof.
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Post by Gord » Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:25 pm

Matthew Ellard wrote:
TJrandom wrote:Why are streetcars called streetcars, and aren`t all cars street cars? Unless they are cable cars... which can be streetcars too. Velly confusing...
Gord is the etymologist, but I assume all things that "carry" are cars. ( Cable cars, boxcars on trains and so on) :D
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Post by Poodle » Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:58 am

TJrandom wrote:Why are streetcars called streetcars, and aren`t all cars street cars? Unless they are cable cars... which can be streetcars too. Velly confusing...
How did I miss this one?
Streetcars are named Desire.

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Post by landrew » Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:05 pm

TJrandom wrote:Why are streetcars called streetcars, and aren`t all cars street cars? Unless they are cable cars... which can be streetcars too. Velly confusing...
They're actually "rail-buses."
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Post by bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:36 am

We all can google: (car): The alternative name car is believed to originate from the Latin word carrus:wheeled vehicle.
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Re: English multitopic

Post by Gord » Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:55 am

The word "penis" originally meant "tail" in Latin.

Think of that next time you're playing "pin the tail on the donkey" and then mind where you're sticking that thing, you sickos....
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Re: English multitopic

Post by Poodle » Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:18 am

Hell, if a donkey is agreeable enough to let us use his dick for our amusement, who are we to argue?

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Post by TJrandom » Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:56 am

Youes guys have so really weird games...

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Post by Gord » Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:25 am

"Noel" comes from the word for "birthday".



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Post by TJrandom » Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:03 am

Gord wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:25 am
"Noel" comes from the word for "birthday".



Happy birthday!
Thanks... but it isn't my birthday... :roll:

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Re: English multitopic

Post by TJrandom » Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:09 am

Does anyone pronounce ‘shettings’ for ‘settings? On a National Geographic crash investigation program, I believe I heard… ‘the altimeter shettings were correct’. Are my ears failing me?

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Re: English multitopic

Post by Poodle » Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:37 am

It's what that last glass of whisky does to your pronunciation.

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Re: English multitopic

Post by TJrandom » Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:41 am

Sooo unintentional? Maybe it was just my ears...

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Re: English multitopic

Post by Monster » Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:54 pm

A guy introduces an episode for a show. The same guy says an epilogue for the episode at its end. The verb for making the introduction is "introduce", like "he's introducing the episode". Is there an English word for saying something at the end of the episode? My first thought was "extroduce", but there's no such word.
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Re: English multitopic

Post by TJrandom » Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:37 pm

a closing...

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Post by bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:41 pm

Epilogue is most often used................or "next time on............." but the winner is: "Now , a word from our sponsor........."
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Re: English multitopic

Post by Monster » Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:30 pm

TJrandom wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:37 pm
a closing...
"He's closing the episode"? Does that sound right?
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Epilogue is most often used................or "next time on............." but the winner is: "Now , a word from our sponsor........."
I think "epiloguing the episode" is not correct.
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Post by bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:17 pm

Concluding, Summarizing, Last thoughts on, /La fin, mais/ Three years later.......

Is the issue what is correct, or what is used?
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Post by Gord » Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:35 am

Monster wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:30 pm
TJrandom wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:37 pm
a closing...
"He's closing the episode"? Does that sound right?
bobbo_the_Pragmatist wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:41 pm
Epilogue is most often used................or "next time on............." but the winner is: "Now , a word from our sponsor........."
I think "epiloguing the episode" is not correct.
Conclusion? Closing? Afterword? Appendix?
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Post by Monster » Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:04 am

I guess I was unclear, but I’m asking for a verb. I think “closing” so far is the best.
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Re: English multitopic

Post by Poodle » Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:43 am

Given that the beginning and end of a TV program are known, in the biz, as the top and bottom of the show, I'd suggest 'bottoming'. However, that could be open to misinterpretation.

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Re: English multitopic

Post by Gord » Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:02 pm

Monster wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:04 am
I guess I was unclear, but I’m asking for a verb. I think “closing” so far is the best.
I hear it's okay to verb nouns these days.
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Re: English multitopic

Post by OlegTheBatty » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:12 pm

The opposite of opening is closing
The opposite of introducing is abolishing. Somehow, that doesn't seem to work very well in this context.

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Post by TJrandom » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:28 pm

Gord wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:02 pm
Monster wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:04 am
I guess I was unclear, but I’m asking for a verb. I think “closing” so far is the best.
I hear it's okay to verb nouns these days.
Close.... :roll:

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Re: English multitopic

Post by Poodle » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:50 pm

Gerunds.

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Post by Gord » Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:20 am

Poodle wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:50 pm
Gerunds.
Yer velkom.
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