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Forum: General Chat 27th Apr 2007, 11:37
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Re: Most Hated Words

Depends. Is it a Jack Russell terrier who's getting his ears fondled by his master, or Jack Russell himself?
Forum: General Chat 18th Apr 2007, 21:19
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Posted By beer good
Re: Most Hated Words

Apparently that "other" "gay" is sometimes spelt "ghey (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=ghey)" to differentiate between the two meanings of the word. :roll:
Forum: General Chat 14th Feb 2007, 11:14
Replies: 436
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Posted By beer good
Re: Most Hated Words

You mean the it environment, right? :twisted:
Forum: General Chat 14th Feb 2007, 10:58
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Posted By beer good
Re: Most Hated Words

This may be the longest reply any post of mine has ever received on Palimpsest. I'm so proud. (Now if it had just been a worth-while post on my part to begin with, rather than a...
Forum: General Chat 14th Feb 2007, 8:34
Replies: 436
Views: 38,561
Posted By beer good
Re: Most Hated Words

I've heard people use LOL as a word (no, not "Ell-o-ell"; "lol"). That does not sound OK to me.

They're abbreviations. Do people also use the word "etc" in casual conversation?
Forum: General Chat 13th Feb 2007, 8:18
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Posted By beer good
Re: Most Hated Words

I've actually had a boss who uttered the phrase - and I hope to everything that is holy that he was joking:

"We have too many TLAs in this workplace."

TLA, of course, stands for Three-Letter...
Forum: General Chat 9th Feb 2007, 16:08
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Posted By beer good
Re: Most Hated Words

Sure it's not a Germanism? Apparently, the almost identical German form ("Unterwegs") dates back to the 16th century...
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