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Foreign Language Bar of Cosmos

 
 
htam9876
 
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Reply Wed 24 Feb, 2021 04:46 am
@maxdancona,
Oh, dear:
In philosophy:
Officer ≈ nobility, isn't it?
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 24 Feb, 2021 05:28 am
@htam9876,
English is made up of different languages. Folk means the same as people, butit is used differently. In the same way that skin and hide mean the same thing, both words are used. Skin means human skin and hide is the skin of an animal.

The same is true of people/folk. People comes from the French which was spoken by the Norman invaders. Since the invasion French was the only language spoken in court and many aristocrats couldn’t even speak English. Henry V was the first King since the invasion to useEnglish in court. That meant that from 1066- 1386 French was the language of the court and the law.

People is the more formal of the two words. It’s used in legal documents. Folk is more informal, used when one is trying to be more friendly, less formal. That’s why George W Bush was criticised for using the term folk to describe the perpetrators of the 9/11 atrocity.

The short answers folk means the same as people, but is used in a different setting.
htam9876
 
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Reply Thu 25 Feb, 2021 02:23 am
@izzythepush,
Your explanation is explicit, thank you.
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By the way, what did Bush say tough?
izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 25 Feb, 2021 03:48 am
@htam9876,
I don’t know exactly, it was a while back, but he referred to the bombers as folk which set the wrong tone.

He then used the term crusade which upset the entire IslamicWorld.
htam9876
 
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Reply Wed 3 Mar, 2021 02:19 am
@izzythepush,
Thank you...
"set the wrong tone"???
Did you mean he said something wrong?
izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 3 Mar, 2021 05:04 am
@htam9876,
Yes
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htam9876
 
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Reply Thu 4 Mar, 2021 07:12 pm
In the dictionary, the word “wonder” as a verb means “I want to know”. But in practice, piggy feels it means “I want to make clear”.
Anyone can tell piggy what the word “wonder” as a verb means exactly in English? Thanks.
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htam9876
 
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Reply Sat 9 Oct, 2021 03:35 pm
Hi guys, not see you here for a long time. haha
Piggy encountered an English word "workaround" in a fellow guy's post in the philosophy forum but can't understand it exactly. Anyone can help? Thanks.
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