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(Mirror.co.uk)   Daylight Saving Time claims another victim   (mirror.co.uk) divider line 8
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2014-04-01 02:42:59 PM  
and he really hates volvos!
 
2014-04-01 04:13:43 PM  
That time change is a real killer.
 
IP
2014-04-01 04:27:48 PM  
April Fools!1!
 
2014-04-01 11:28:07 PM  
pffft - they call that completely destroyed?  It still has its tires (tyres for the american english impaired).  call me when you can barely tell what kind of vehicle it was, then we'll talk about completely destroyed.
 
2014-04-02 02:08:57 AM  
danno_to_infinity: ...tyres for the american english impaired...

Another UK English weirdness aside from all the spelling differences with US English coming from the UK English adoption of French spellings (yes, -ise, -our are FRENCH, -ize, -or is English). The word "tire" comes from the word "attire". The y was added by the UK English speakers in the 19th century, making the US spelling, "tire", more pure English.
 
2014-04-02 07:11:11 AM  

Rosyna: danno_to_infinity: ...tyres for the american english impaired...

Another UK English weirdness aside from all the spelling differences with US English coming from the UK English adoption of French spellings (yes, -ise, -our are FRENCH, -ize, -or is English).


Or, they're Websterisms.

The word "tire" comes from the word "attire".

So if you're all for the purity of English, why do you call them "tires"? Shouldn't you stick to to calling them "attires"?

And, FWIW, the wiki entry (oh, there's another word I can't use - "wiki" is Hawaiian, not English) offers another etymology for "tire"; from the French, "tirer".

Better stop using it.

The y was added by the UK English speakers in the 19th century, making the US spelling, "tire", more pure English.

English never has been and never will be a "pure" language, whatever the fark that is supposed to mean. Go read Beowulf, Chaucer, Shakespeare.

It's an utter whore of a language, and differences in modern English between regions have come about because of different dictionaries documenting different spellings of words that have come to be regarded as acceptable.

If you want a language that pretends to be pure, you should learn French and you can send courriels all day long.

/While the French send emails.
 
2014-04-02 02:42:55 PM  
This makes no sense.  Had he forgotten to move the clock forward on the timer, the bomb would have gone off an hour after it was intended.  The timer would have been behind schedule.
 
2014-04-02 08:18:36 PM  
So he sprung forward then fell behind.
 
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