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2020-09-25 8:03:47 PM  
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2020-09-25 8:30:16 PM  
Woooooooooooöö!
 
2020-09-25 8:31:40 PM  
Subby, you shan't queer my pitch you gormless wazzock.
 
2020-09-25 8:31:44 PM  
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2020-09-25 9:00:13 PM  
And they complain about how Americans use the language.
 
2020-09-25 9:19:29 PM  
Ms. Dent rocks.
 
2020-09-25 9:21:09 PM  
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Nods professorily
 
2020-09-25 9:37:12 PM  

NM Volunteer: And they complain about how Americans use the language.


Do we?
 
2020-09-25 9:38:14 PM  
Susie knows all the naughty words...
Are Jimmy's Jokes for Susie Dent TOO MUCH?? | Best of Susie Dent | 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown
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2020-09-25 9:40:48 PM  

Lady J: NM Volunteer: And they complain about how Americans use the language.

Do we?


Maybe not you, but try being the token American on a British hobby website.
 
2020-09-25 9:46:25 PM  

NM Volunteer: Lady J: NM Volunteer: And they complain about how Americans use the language.

Do we?

Maybe not you, but try being the token American on a British hobby website.


Er, hello?
 
2020-09-25 9:50:40 PM  

Lady J: NM Volunteer: And they complain about how Americans use the language.

Do we?


I think Countdown rules disallows some American spellings. But some of the words cited in TF adverticle predate the existence of the USA. And it goes both ways, anyway, because I could provide links to Farkers in the past day complaining about how Brits use English, including such wacky and inscrutable terms as "fortnight".

But it's a completely stupid thing to get your knickers in a twist over. She's a lexicographer, it's her job to study the entire canon of the English language, no matter the dialect, and figure out from whence it came.

Also, I happened to watch Countdown yesterday, and she said "fanny" in explaining a possible etymology of "naff off", then swiftly moved on, since it was the regular show and not Cats does Countdown.

/Yes, as it happens, I do have the mentality of a 12 year old. :-P
//IIRC she suggests that the etymology of "naff" is different between the verb and adjective forms.
 
2020-09-25 9:51:34 PM  

iron de havilland: Lady J: NM Volunteer: And they complain about how Americans use the language.

Do we?

I think Countdown rules disallows some American spellings. But some of the words cited in TF adverticle predate the existence of the USA. And it goes both ways, anyway, because I could provide links to Farkers in the past day complaining about how Brits use English, including such wacky and inscrutable terms as "fortnight".

But it's a completely stupid thing to get your knickers in a twist over. She's a lexicographer, it's her job to study the entire canon of the English language, no matter the dialect, and figure out from whence it came.

Also, I happened to watch Countdown yesterday, and she said "fanny" in explaining a possible etymology of "naff off", then swiftly moved on, since it was the regular show and not Cats does Countdown.

/Yes, as it happens, I do have the mentality of a 12 year old. :-P
//IIRC she suggests that the etymology of "naff" is different between the verb and adjective forms.


There's an article?
 
2020-09-25 9:57:04 PM  

Lady J: There's an article?


No, just an ad for moonpig.
 
2020-09-25 9:58:26 PM  

Lady J: NM Volunteer: Lady J: NM Volunteer: And they complain about how Americans use the language.

Do we?

Maybe not you, but try being the token American on a British hobby website.

Er, hello?


I haven't seen too many Farkers being dicks over British ways of spelling things, if that is what you are asking.  Other than jokes about extraneous 'u' letters.
 
2020-09-25 10:06:37 PM  

maddermaxx: Susie knows all the naughty words...


And Rachel knows all the maths.  Or math, for us Americans.
 
2020-09-25 10:07:52 PM  

NM Volunteer: Lady J: NM Volunteer: Lady J: NM Volunteer: And they complain about how Americans use the language.

Do we?

Maybe not you, but try being the token American on a British hobby website.

Er, hello?

I haven't seen too many Farkers being dicks over British ways of spelling things, if that is what you are asking.  Other than jokes about extraneous 'u' letters.


Huh. Yesterday prickly about women; today prickly about the British.
 
2020-09-25 10:14:33 PM  

NM Volunteer: Lady J: NM Volunteer: Lady J: NM Volunteer: And they complain about how Americans use the language.

Do we?

Maybe not you, but try being the token American on a British hobby website.

Er, hello?

I haven't seen too many Farkers being dicks over British ways of spelling things, if that is what you are asking.


Here's a good example, from ~12 hours ago:
Brits and their f*cking fortnights.
Can't you just say "two weeks" like the rest of the world?


Other than jokes about extraneous 'u' letters.

And those are stupid too, since Noah Webster removed those u's; there is no definitive edition of English. There are just etymologies studied by people like Susie Dent.
 
2020-09-25 10:16:40 PM  

iron de havilland: NM Volunteer: Lady J: NM Volunteer: Lady J: NM Volunteer: And they complain about how Americans use the language.

Do we?

Maybe not you, but try being the token American on a British hobby website.

Er, hello?

I haven't seen too many Farkers being dicks over British ways of spelling things, if that is what you are asking.

Here's a good example, from ~12 hours ago:
Brits and their f*cking fortnights.
Can't you just say "two weeks" like the rest of the world?

Other than jokes about extraneous 'u' letters.

And those are stupid too, since Noah Webster removed those u's; there is no definitive edition of English. There are just etymologies studied by people like Susie Dent.


I am clearly mistaken.
 
2020-09-25 10:42:56 PM  

NM Volunteer: I am clearly mistaken.


No worries, perhaps the guys on the British forums you visit are dicks to you. But the entire strength of the English language, what makes it our current lingua franca is that anything goes in it, and anyone doing language gatekeeping is pretty much a cock.
 
2020-09-26 12:10:43 AM  

iron de havilland: I think Countdown rules disallows some American spellings.


I think Countdown rules only permit English words. The all-time record number of complaints received by Channel 4 was when the word 'stovies' was disallowed on the show.
 
2020-09-26 12:14:34 AM  

Gordon Bennett: iron de havilland: I think Countdown rules disallows some American spellings.

I think Countdown rules only permit English words. The all-time record number of complaints received by Channel 4 was when the word 'stovies' was disallowed on the show.


It's lucky we don't keep guns in the house.
 
2020-09-26 7:21:00 AM  

iron de havilland: NM Volunteer: Lady J: . There are just etymologies studied by people like Susie Dent.


When she's not looking into glory holes
 
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