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macroman e2
11 15.3k England
30 Oct 2012 8:54PM
"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 e2
10 4.3k 25 Northern Ireland
30 Oct 2012 10:14PM

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 11 7.1k 1 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2012 11:03PM

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)
31 Oct 2012 12:00AM

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 e2
9 5.8k 227 Ireland
31 Oct 2012 12:12AM
Whatever..
31 Oct 2012 12:54AM

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 e2
10 2.2k England
31 Oct 2012 2:16PM
Using the word "invites" instead of INVITATIONS.
zed e2
10 551 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2012 2:51PM
AMAZEBALLS!
saltireblue e2
4 4.3k 26 Norway
31 Oct 2012 3:08PM
Why do Americans have to 'visit with' someone instead of just visiting them? Or 'meeting with' instead of merely meeting someone?
petebfrance 2 1.3k United Kingdom
31 Oct 2012 3:25PM
...'having friends for dinner' is another interesting one...
thewilliam 6 4.9k
31 Oct 2012 3:28PM
Why do event organisers use the word "attendee" when they really mean "attender" or the more elegant "delegate"?
Cephus e2
10 2.2k England
31 Oct 2012 4:18PM

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 e2
2 158 England
31 Oct 2012 6:52PM
" yeah I mean" at the start of a reply to a question, anyone else hear this?
Snapper e2
9 3.8k 3 United States Outlying Islands
31 Oct 2012 6:54PM

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 e2
9 5.8k 227 Ireland
1 Nov 2012 11:08AM
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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