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    • Former MSE Rebecca
    • By Former MSE Rebecca 11th Nov 14, 11:48 AM
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    Former MSE Rebecca
    It's aitch not haitch
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    • 11th Nov 14, 11:48 AM
    It's aitch not haitch 11th Nov 14 at 11:48 AM
    Does it drive you up the wall when people 'literally' die laughing? Or how about those who give 110%?



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    Last edited by Former MSE Andrea; 06-10-2017 at 1:02 PM.
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    • purpoise
    • By purpoise 6th Jun 19, 1:36 AM
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    purpoise
    Val McDermid's use of 'when I was little.'
    Just for argument's sake, Val could be talking sizist, referring to a time before she gained weight.
    • JimmyTheWig
    • By JimmyTheWig 7th Jun 19, 2:15 PM
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    JimmyTheWig
    I suspect it's the MSE gremlin.
    Originally posted by Morbier
    It's actually an MSE feature. Accented characters were being used by spammers to avoid spam filters whilst still making their text readable.
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 16th Jul 19, 2:36 PM
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    Sleazy
    Title of a thread

    If I ruled the works lottery scratch cards would be banded ....

    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=6025810
    Weekly Distance Walked 27km / Total For Year 1271 km

    Quod scripsi, scripsi
    • purpoise
    • By purpoise 18th Sep 19, 10:01 PM
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    purpoise
    New word?
    I'd like to nominate "Phonambulist" for people who go scrolling down the street.
    • Morbier
    • By Morbier 19th Sep 19, 9:28 AM
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    Morbier
    I'd like to nominate "Phonambulist" for people who go scrolling down the street.
    Originally posted by purpoise
    I already have several words for those people; unfortunately I can't use them here.
    I can't imagine a life without cheese. (Nigel Slater)
    • halogen
    • By halogen 2nd Oct 19, 2:15 PM
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    halogen
    The use of regularly when they mean frequently. That really narks me.
    • NBLondon
    • By NBLondon 11th Oct 19, 10:14 AM
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    NBLondon
    Khaki is not green!

    It comes from the Urdu word meaning dusty - so it's the colour of sand or dry earth - light brown.

    So why do fashion designers and retailers and "journalists" think that it means dark green?

    The shade of dark green used for many military uniforms and vehicles is called Olive Drab - you wazzocks!
    "I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered."
    • JimmyTheWig
    • By JimmyTheWig 11th Oct 19, 11:40 AM
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    I have a question. I fear I may have been saying this wrong for some time...

    Is there any such thing as "cause and effect"? Or is it a mis-pronunciation of "causual effect"?
    • Morbier
    • By Morbier 11th Oct 19, 12:10 PM
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    Morbier
    I have a question. I fear I may have been saying this wrong for some time...

    Is there any such thing as "cause and effect"? Or is it a mis-pronunciation of "causual effect"?
    Originally posted by JimmyTheWig
    What an odd question ... but here goes: no such word as 'causual' (there's 'causal' and casual') so I'm not sure how to answer.

    Personally, I always thought the expresssion was 'cause and effect' - as you have been saying.
    I can't imagine a life without cheese. (Nigel Slater)
    • NBLondon
    • By NBLondon 11th Oct 19, 3:32 PM
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    NBLondon
    I agree with Morbier - it's cause and effect. Causal is an adjective often paired with relationship - which implies that two things are an effect and it's cause - so same meaning in a different phrase.
    "I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered."
    • Morbier
    • By Morbier 11th Oct 19, 4:28 PM
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    Morbier
    I agree with Morbier - it's cause and effect. Causal is an adjective often paired with relationship - which implies that two things are an effect and it's cause - so same meaning in a different phrase.
    Originally posted by NBLondon
    Er ... not like you, but 'it's '? (the second one).

    I can't imagine a life without cheese. (Nigel Slater)
    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 14th Oct 19, 8:14 AM
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    Why is everyone saying "Bregg-zit" -- where does the G sound come from? It's "Brex-it" innit?
    • NBLondon
    • By NBLondon 14th Oct 19, 9:40 AM
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    Er ... not like you, but 'it's '? (the second one).

    Originally posted by Morbier
    Mea culpa....
    "I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered."
    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 14th Oct 19, 3:43 PM
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    pollypenny
    Why is everyone saying "Bregg-zit" -- where does the G sound come from? It's "Brex-it" innit?
    Originally posted by coffeehound


    For the same reason that people say 'eggits' for the way out.
    Member #14 of SKI-ers club

    Words, words, they're all we have to go by!.

    (Pity they are mangled by this autocorrect!)
    • Morbier
    • By Morbier 14th Oct 19, 7:14 PM
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    Morbier
    And people say sugar with a 'sh' sound, when there's only an 's'.

    It's just another of the peculiarities of English. Innit?
    I can't imagine a life without cheese. (Nigel Slater)
    • z1a
    • By z1a 14th Oct 19, 7:30 PM
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    z1a
    For the same reason that people say 'eggits' for the way out.
    Originally posted by pollypenny
    Do they? Egsit, maybe.
    Last edited by z1a; 14-10-2019 at 7:51 PM.
    • z1a
    • By z1a 14th Oct 19, 7:34 PM
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    z1a
    One localish to me, is everybody pronounces Altrincham as Altringham.

    And up until last year, having lived all my life, 4 miles from a place I thought was called Salmesbury, but is actually Samlesbury.
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 15th Oct 19, 7:56 AM
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    Sleazy
    I have a question.

    This morning I'm going to have an eye test.

    Why don't we say 'eyes test'?
    After all, both will be tested .... I am not Cyclops.....
    Weekly Distance Walked 27km / Total For Year 1271 km

    Quod scripsi, scripsi
    • JimmyTheWig
    • By JimmyTheWig 15th Oct 19, 9:31 AM
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    JimmyTheWig
    What an odd question ... but here goes: no such word as 'causual' (there's 'causal' and casual') so I'm not sure how to answer.

    Personally, I always thought the expresssion was 'cause and effect' - as you have been saying.
    Originally posted by Morbier
    I agree with Morbier - it's cause and effect. Causal is an adjective often paired with relationship - which implies that two things are an effect and it's cause - so same meaning in a different phrase.
    Originally posted by NBLondon
    Oh great, so the one I was confident on I was saying wrong anyway!
    But the one I thought I might have been saying wrong I was saying right.
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    • FormulaDriven
    • By FormulaDriven 15th Oct 19, 5:08 PM
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    FormulaDriven
    I have a question.

    This morning I'm going to have an eye test.

    Why don't we say 'eyes test'?
    After all, both will be tested .... I am not Cyclops.....
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    I suppose you expect a car park to have only room for one car, a pig farm to have a single animal, and a shoe shop just to sell the one shoe?
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