Post by fido-x » Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:26 am

Qphoria wrote:Guys is fine... "Muchly" is.. wow
Well, you're American. You don't speak English.

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Post by kimbo » Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:59 am

:laugh: I have to agree with Q. :crazy:

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Post by hambone » Fri Feb 13, 2015 9:36 pm

Get well soon Fido :) Will pray for your healing

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Post by fido-x » Sun Feb 15, 2015 8:16 pm

Thanks hambone

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Post by Qphoria » Tue Feb 24, 2015 11:13 pm

fido-x wrote:
Qphoria wrote:Guys is fine... "Muchly" is.. wow
Well, you're American. You don't speak English.
Very true.. we've evolved it.. .removing excess "u"s from words like humour and colour and words like "muchly"

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Post by fido-x » Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:16 pm

Qphoria wrote:Very true.. we've evolved it.. .removing excess "u"s from words like humour and colour and words like "muchly"
More like devolved. You've got to remember that a lot of words in the English language came from somewhere else. After all, England was invaded by just about every other European country. Julius Caesar was there in 55BC, the Saxons arrived from Germany later on. Then there were the Danes from Denmark, the French (1066). Even the royal family has German origins. They changed their family name from Sachs-Coburg to Windsor during the First World War.

Also, you need to take into account the derivation of the word. For example the word "font" in relation to typefaces. Metal type was cast in foundries and was known as "Founder's Type", which was abbreviated to "fount". You Americans dropped the "u". Why? Was it because there might be some religious implications? (You find a "fount" in churches, but this was derived from "fountain"). Or, is it just sheer laziness?

And then there's abbreviations. You Americans, so we are led to believe through TV shows and movies, do "math". How do you do that? The word "math" is an abbreviation of "mathematical". How do you "do" mathematical? You can do "maths", but you can't do "math". "Maths" is an abbreviation of "mathematics", a plural word, as it involves more than one number. The rules of the English language state that the abbreviation of a plural remains plural.

When I was at school, a billion was a million millions. Today, because Americans can't count, it's only a thousand million.

Nothing personal, you understand.

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Post by i2Paq » Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:53 pm

I think your Avatar looks great! ;D

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Post by fido-x » Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:57 pm

i2Paq wrote:I think your Avatar looks great! ;D
Yeah, I figured it was time for a change. I always liked Gromit.

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Post by i2Paq » Thu Feb 26, 2015 10:17 pm

Me to!

Last month I've seen the movie they made; awesome! ;D

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Post by fido-x » Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:30 am

I've got a copy of "Curse of the Were Rabbit". My 3 year old grandson loves it!

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Post by i2Paq » Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:36 pm

fido-x wrote:I've got a copy of "Curse of the Were Rabbit". My 3 year old grandson loves it!
yep, that is the one!

Awesome movie ;D

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Post by fido-x » Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:54 pm

I like the names of the books in the bookshelf when Wallace is looking for his secret stash of cheese - "Grated Expectations", "East of Edam", "Fromage to Eternity", etc. Absolutely brilliant!

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Post by sunsys » Mon Mar 09, 2015 8:39 am

Hi, Fido, this is Raj from India, I have been reading your posts here and came to know about your health issue and I am very happy to know that you are now in good health and keeping well.

Fido I wish you the very best for your good health and long life, God bless you and your family.

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Post by American » Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:51 am

"England and America are two countries separated by a common language"

Same can be said or America and Texas... but I digress.

Hope your treatment is coming along. I was 'lucky' in that mine was Thyroid Papillary Carcinoma and fairly easy to kill via surgery and Iodine radiation pills. 3 clear tests in a row and the Oncologist (which NO one should have) doesn't want to see me for a year. I was initially stage 1 and then 3 but seemed to have beat it with great surgeons and doctors in general.

Don't EVER give up and hang in there!

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Post by fido-x » Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:49 am

American wrote:"England and America are two countries separated by a common language"
Don't know that you could actually call them the same language anymore.
American wrote:Don't EVER give up and hang in there!
Got no intentions of "giving up". And thank you for your thoughts.

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Post by robster » Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:54 pm

"Cracking Cheese Grommit....."

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