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SPELLING

 
 
Reply Sun 26 Dec, 2010 08:03 pm
How do you spell the slang word for uturn? u-ie?
 
roger
 
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Reply Sun 26 Dec, 2010 08:27 pm
@Renee Bellemere,
I don't think it's possible to go wrong with this one.
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JPLosman0711
 
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Reply Sun 26 Dec, 2010 08:39 pm
I think you need more things to fill out your day......
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tycoon
 
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Reply Sun 26 Dec, 2010 09:28 pm
I think readers of this thread need to do a 360 and get out of this thread.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sun 26 Dec, 2010 10:17 pm
@tycoon,
tycoon wrote:
I think readers of this thread need to do a 360 and get out of this thread.
If u do a 360, all u get is dizzy and facing the same direction as b4.





David
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Roberta
 
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Reply Mon 27 Dec, 2010 03:12 am
A U-turn is not slang. That's what it's called. And U-turn is how it's spelled (according to Merriam Webster's dictionary).
Roberta
 
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Reply Mon 27 Dec, 2010 05:36 am
@Roberta,
Roberta wrote:

A U-turn is not slang. That's what it's called. And U-turn is how it's spelled (according to Merriam Webster's dictionary).


I completely misunderstood the question. Sorry about being so pedantic. And sorry about reading too fast. I think the previous posters are right. However you want to spell it is how it's spelled.
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Mon 27 Dec, 2010 06:34 am
@Renee Bellemere,

here they spell it just as you did: u-ie.

by extrapolation, i spoze a 360 would be a 'double u-ie'...
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 27 Dec, 2010 11:04 am
@Region Philbis,
Yes; or a 720 woud be a quadruple uy.
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drillersmum
 
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Reply Mon 27 Dec, 2010 11:18 am
wouldn't it be a 180?
it's a weird question to begin with. A U turn is a U turn, who wants to use a slang word for that? you-ee?? almost like saying yahoo-ee
u-ee ??? I'm getting a headache.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 27 Dec, 2010 11:56 am
@drillersmum,
drillersmum wrote:
wouldn't it be a 180?
Presumably, he had that in mind; it makes more sense.





David
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djjd62
 
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Reply Mon 27 Dec, 2010 12:16 pm
@drillersmum,
drillersmum wrote:
it's a weird question to begin with. A U turn is a U turn, who wants to use a slang word for that?


i thought all aussies loved slang, presumably a sick day is a sick day, but i've heard chuck a sicky more than took a sick day

in canada we'd say "i had to go back, so i pulled a U-ie" instead of "i had to go back, so i made a u-turn"
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Ceili
 
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Reply Mon 27 Dec, 2010 12:43 pm
I've done too many u-ie? u-ee? while driving. It's as if satan himself steps out and pushes your car by the tail and you spin out of control over ice as black as coal, praying the whole time you hit a snow bank and not a oncoming rig. Only to find your self right back in the same direction, traveling at a pretty good clip. Mind you, it takes a while for the hair on the back of your neck to settle down and your heart to stop racing.
A u-ie by my definition would be one done at full pace like in cop chases. Not just a passive u-turn.
roger
 
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Reply Mon 27 Dec, 2010 01:57 pm
@Ceili,
No, you're describing a 'bootlegger's turn'.
McTag
 
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Reply Mon 27 Dec, 2010 02:00 pm
@Roberta,

Yes. Use a capital letter.

A U-turn is a U-ie in slang.
roger
 
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Reply Mon 27 Dec, 2010 02:14 pm
@McTag,
We should capitalize abbreviations?
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Ceili
 
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Reply Mon 27 Dec, 2010 02:18 pm
@roger,
Not up here. I've never heard that term.
InfraBlue
 
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Reply Mon 27 Dec, 2010 03:44 pm
@Ceili,
Ceili wrote:

I've done too many u-ie? u-ee?


Wouldn't the plural be "U-ies", or "U-ees"?
Ceili
 
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Reply Mon 27 Dec, 2010 03:49 pm
@InfraBlue,
Uptill today, I don't think I've ever seen a u-ie written out before. I was trying to illustrate that, poorly in retrospect.. ;-)
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roger
 
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Reply Mon 27 Dec, 2010 04:04 pm
@Ceili,
In the Boston area, they "Bang a uey". I don't recall it being used in New Mexico.
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