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macroman
macroman  1115312 forum posts England
30 Oct 2012 - 8:54 PM

"Jography"............................it's pronounced 'gee-ografee'. Sad
After all you don't say 'jographical' or 'jographic' so 'why jography'?

That quizmaster, Dermot Murnaghan on Eggheads is a major offender.

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 103995 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
30 Oct 2012 - 10:14 PM


Quote: "Jography"............................it's pronounced 'gee-ografee'. Sad
After all you don't say 'jographical' or 'jographic' so 'why jography'?

That quizmaster, Dermot Murnaghan on Eggheads is a major offender.

it's all about dialects..where I was brung up it was `jografee'...we even called Shrewsbury, Shrowsbury WinkGrinGrin

Heathens I know..still it's better than watching a `filum' WinkGrin

keith selmes
30 Oct 2012 - 11:03 PM


Quote: you don't say 'jographical' or 'jographic' so 'why jography'?

mmm actually, we used to call it joggers Grin


Quote: we even called Shrewsbury, Shrowsbury

I was taught to pronounce it as Shrovesbury.
I believe the original anglo saxon was Scrobbesburgh, so I guess nowadays you can pretty much do what you like with it.

(Some people get really anoyed if you say " I guess" or "pretty much" as they sound like Americanisms, but I guess I pretty much do it anyways)

Just Jas
Just Jas  1225727 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2012 - 12:00 AM


Quote: (Some people get really anoyed if you say " I guess" or "pretty much" as they sound like Americanisms, but I guess I pretty much do it anyways)

I guess so...Wink

Tooth
Tooth  95772 forum posts Ireland227 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2012 - 12:12 AM

Whatever..

Just Jas
Just Jas  1225727 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2012 - 12:54 AM


Quote: "I had to peddle really hard to make it to the top". Wow! You can ride a bike up a hill while hard selling lots of things to passers by!

No, you've got it all wrong. He's obviously a door-to-door bicycle salesman who got to the top of his profession by sheer hard work. It makes perfect sense... Wink

Not so, he was an icecream salesman peddling his wares and pedalling his trike.

The evidence?

Here:

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Cephus
Cephus  92115 forum posts England
31 Oct 2012 - 2:16 PM

Using the word "invites" instead of INVITATIONS.

zed
zed  10551 forum posts United Kingdom
31 Oct 2012 - 2:51 PM

AMAZEBALLS!

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43557 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway23 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2012 - 3:08 PM

Why do Americans have to 'visit with' someone instead of just visiting them? Or 'meeting with' instead of merely meeting someone?

Last Modified By saltireblue at 31 Oct 2012 - 3:09 PM
petebfrance
31 Oct 2012 - 3:25 PM

...'having friends for dinner' is another interesting one...

thewilliam
31 Oct 2012 - 3:28 PM

Why do event organisers use the word "attendee" when they really mean "attender" or the more elegant "delegate"?

Cephus
Cephus  92115 forum posts England
31 Oct 2012 - 4:18 PM


Quote: Why do event organisers use the word "attendee" when they really mean "attender" or the more elegant "delegate"?

The noun ATTENDER has 3 senses:

1. someone who listens attentively
2. someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
3. a person who is present and participates in a meeting
And therefore could be ambiguos

The noun ATTENDEE HAS 1 sense as a noun

A person who is present and participates in a meeting.

Simples!

Gary66
Gary66  1158 forum posts England
31 Oct 2012 - 6:52 PM

" yeah I mean" at the start of a reply to a question, anyone else hear this?

Snapper
Snapper  93687 forum posts United States Minor Outlying Islands3 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2012 - 6:54 PM


Quote: " yeah I mean" at the start of a reply to a question, anyone else hear this?

Or my personal least favourite "Do you know what I mean?" at the end of every other sentence. Sad

Tooth
Tooth  95772 forum posts Ireland227 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2012 - 11:08 AM

Trying-to-be-trendy teacher with his adolescent English class....

"negatives and positives are interesting. Two negatives make a positive, but two positives don't make a negative.."

Lauren the aint-bovvered pupil..

"yeah, right"

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