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Is it a great insult or not?

 
 
oristarA
 
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Reply Sat 26 Mar, 2011 07:50 am
@contrex,
Excellent!

Now it is crystal clear.

Thank you.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Sat 26 Mar, 2011 08:48 am
@contrex,
contrex wrote:
As a BrE speaker, "all get out" is definitely an Americanism, but we Brits are doggone accustomed to using American colloquialisms jocularly, sho 'nuff.


As a minor note, that shows that you know the colloquialisms and how to use them, but those two don't "go" together. "Doggone" is a southern white rural colloquialism, while "sho 'nuff" is a black urban colloquialism.
contrex
 
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Reply Sat 26 Mar, 2011 08:57 am
@sozobe,
sozobe wrote:
"Doggone" is a southern white rural colloquialism, while "sho 'nuff" is a black urban colloquialism.


Does that mean the black Americans must never say (or sing?) "doggone"? Somebody ought to tell King Floyd... (Well, it's too late now, but you know what I mean)

Code:Hey there, Sugar Darling
Let me tell you something
You look so sweet,
And you're so doggone fine
I just can't get you out of my mind.


http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/252/443469.jpg
sozobe
 
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Reply Sat 26 Mar, 2011 09:11 am
@contrex,
Yeah, I know what you mean. Smile Country/southern and urban/northern might be a better split.
contrex
 
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Reply Sat 26 Mar, 2011 09:21 am
@sozobe,
In any case, I was being jocular; I know perfectly well that "sho' 'nuff" is a clich├ęd Southern Black expression, and I have seen enough Westerns to know that "doggone" is not. Brits sometimes find it funny (you know we have a weird sense of humour) to tease Americans by e.g. innocently saying "I love everything about Alaska, especially Cajun cuisine" just to see the earnest Yank take the bait...
sozobe
 
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Reply Sat 26 Mar, 2011 09:27 am
@contrex,
Okeedokes.
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JTT
 
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Reply Sat 26 Mar, 2011 12:36 pm
@contrex,
Quote:

1. "Now you've done it!"

It is slang


I wonder what would make that slang?
contrex
 
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Reply Sat 26 Mar, 2011 01:12 pm
@JTT,
JTT wrote:

Quote:

1. "Now you've done it!"

It is slang


I wonder what would make that slang?



Me. I made it slang. I decreed it thus. Now bugger off.
JTT
 
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Reply Sat 26 Mar, 2011 02:24 pm
@contrex,
It's really quite a simple process, C. Think before you make these dumb statements.
contrex
 
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Reply Sat 26 Mar, 2011 02:56 pm
@JTT,
I think you ought to butt out of this thread which was going along quite nicely before you came along sniffing for fresh fields to troll. I don't care to read your Asperger's inspired monomaniac rants so I'm putting you on "ignore". Goodbye.
JTT
 
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Reply Sat 26 Mar, 2011 03:18 pm
@contrex,
Quote:
I think you ought to butt out of this thread which was going along quite nicely before you came along sniffing for fresh fields to troll. I don't care to read your Asperger's inspired monomaniac rants so I'm putting you on "ignore". Goodbye.


Had a student asked you to explain your contention, would this also have been the manner in which you'd have handled it, Contrex?

You were a teacher once upon a time, were you not? Or were you one of those still slightly warm bodies some schools stuck at the head of a class to fleece students out of their hard earned cash?
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