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Word of the day.

 
 
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Mon 14 Feb, 2022 05:40 am
Government.

There is an "n" in the word...that is pronounced in American English. In British English it usually is less noticeable.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 14 Feb, 2022 06:59 am
@Frank Apisa,
Americans pronounce the ham in Nottingham and Birmingham.
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Mon 14 Feb, 2022 07:04 am
@izzythepush,
izzythepush wrote:

Americans pronounce the ham in Nottingham and Birmingham.


Only stupid Americans.

By now, EVERY American should have a good idea of how to pronounce Nottingham and Buckingham Palace. When I hear the "ham" pronounced, I think, "What a jerk."

BuckingHAM Palace sounds to me as though it is a moron speaking.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 14 Feb, 2022 07:09 am
@Frank Apisa,
What about Birmingham Alabama?

I don't think they sound moronic, just unaware of how we talk over here.

There was an American living in Birmingham on Pointless the other day, Richard Osman asked her how long it took her to start calling it Birmingum. Pretty much straight away.
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coluber2001
 
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Reply Mon 14 Feb, 2022 10:22 am
Mobile--City in Alabama pronounced Mo'-beel

mobile--kinetic sculpture--mo'-beel

mobile--movable--mo'-bul
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Mon 14 Feb, 2022 10:50 am
@coluber2001,
coluber2001 wrote:

Mobile--City in Alabama pronounced Mo'-beel

mobile--kinetic sculpture--mo'-beel

mobile--movable--mo'-bul


New Orleans...pronounced New Orleeeeens.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 14 Feb, 2022 11:04 am
It all reminds me of my time as a southwesterner in New York City. I didn't know which way to go and asked some strangers how to find Houston Street. They didn't know until one snapped and said, "Oh Houston Street." Then he knew how to direct me.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 14 Feb, 2022 11:11 am
Scarborough, pronounced Scar bruh.
Mame
 
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Reply Mon 14 Feb, 2022 11:31 am
@izzythepush,
Yeah, same as Edinburgh - pronounced Edin-bruh. And don't you shorten Northamptonshire to Northants?
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Mon 14 Feb, 2022 11:46 am
@edgarblythe,
edgarblythe wrote:

It all reminds me of my time as a southwesterner in New York City. I didn't know which way to go and asked some strangers how to find Houston Street. They didn't know until one snapped and said, "Oh Houston Street." Then he knew how to direct me.


I thought you might be heading toward, "I visited New York City and asked someone how to get to Carnegie Hall. He said, 'practice, practice, practice.'"
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 14 Feb, 2022 11:50 am
@Mame,
When we write addresses, but not in conversation.

It's bruh, for every city ending Borough.

No British City ends burrow, either bruh or burrugh depending on how posh you are.
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coluber2001
 
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Reply Fri 18 Feb, 2022 07:39 pm
Lignin

A class of complex organic polymers that form key structural materials in the support tissues of most plants, especially wood and bark.

Lignin is so tough that organisms like bacteria and fungi that could break it down hadn't yet evolved in the Carboniferous period. Consequently, the dead trees accumulated in the swamps unrotted, and these eventually formed vast coal beds.



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coluber2001
 
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Reply Sun 27 Feb, 2022 10:05 am
Sadopopulism

Sadopopulism is a term used to describe a government body that operates without policy and causes pain in its citizenry.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 27 Feb, 2022 10:07 am
@coluber2001,
coluber2001 wrote:

Sadopopulism

Sadopopulism is a term used to describe a government body that operates without policy and causes pain in its citizenry.

Many that operate with policy also cause pain.
coluber2001
 
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Reply Sun 27 Feb, 2022 10:21 am
@edgarblythe,
I guess the difference is that the sadopopulist operates without policy and intentionally causes pain and enmity in order to redirect anger and split the electorate against one another.
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coluber2001
 
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Reply Sun 27 Feb, 2022 10:22 am
Oligarchy

"Oligarchy is a form of power structure in which power rests with a small number of people."
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coluber2001
 
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Reply Mon 28 Feb, 2022 10:01 am
Doublespeak

"Doublespeak is language that deliberately obscures, disguises, distorts, or reverses the meaning of words."

Doublespeak is derived from two Orwellian words, doublethink and newspeak.

When Putin talked about a peace force in Ukraine, he meant war. War equals peace. When Trump speaks of unity, he means division, turning groups against other groups to reinforce his base. Unity equals division.
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coluber2001
 
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Reply Thu 3 Mar, 2022 02:27 pm
"Explicit:
describes something that is very clear and without vagueness or ambiguity.

Implicit:
often functions as the opposite, referring to something that is understood, but not described clearly or directly, and often using implication or assumption. To help remember, explicit things are explained, implicit things are implied."

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/d6/e7/54/d6e754d24aaef324c1595e68583ace7a.jpg
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coluber2001
 
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Reply Tue 8 Mar, 2022 01:15 am
malapropism

the unintentional misuse of a word by confusion with one that sounds similar

Example:

My documentaries, the documentaries that I recommend

My dromedaries, the dromedaries that I recommend
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Tue 8 Mar, 2022 05:17 am
@coluber2001,
coluber2001 wrote:

malapropism

the unintentional misuse of a word by confusion with one that sounds similar

Example:

My documentaries, the documentaries that I recommend

My dromedaries, the dromedaries that I recommend



Or gazpacho!.
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