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En Passant

Posted 11 February 2016 - 11:24 PM

 

Whenever you see someone doing a crossword puzzle, say to them, '7 up is lemonade'.    :huh:

Alternatively '7 up' is happiness at a gay orgy :D

 

Or a heck of a surprise for Snow White....


Lord Fellatio Nelson

Posted 11 February 2016 - 11:20 PM

Whenever you see someone doing a crossword puzzle, say to them, '7 up is lemonade'.    :huh:

Alternatively '7 up' is happiness at a gay orgy :D


Handrejka

Posted 11 February 2016 - 11:09 PM

 

One thing that took me a while to get used to was lemonade. Of course having lived for over 30 years in England, I was used to R. Whites and/or Schweppes. So I was taken aback when I was offered and accepted a lemonade here in the U.S. that I was handed a glass of non-carbonated watered down sweetened lemon juice. I've found out that if I want anything close to what I'm used to, I'd need to purchase a Soda Stream, or get a Sprite or 7UP.

 

Surely Sprite and 7Up are lemonade of the type you mean?  Commercial fizzy lemonade as opposed to home-made still lemonade made with fresh lemons.

They taste much the same to me as the branded ones like R.Whites or the generic supermarket own-brand ones.

I suppose it shows the power of a brand name.  Like you rarely hear people asking for cola.

 

 

I always ask for a cola if that's what I feel like drinking. I don't know it was rare.


time

Posted 11 February 2016 - 07:41 PM

Bringing this topic back on track a bit,

 

​1. As to inquire/enquire, I challenge and continue to challenge anyone to present a discernable difference between the totally interchangeable 'continuously' and 'continually'.  Not a fuck of difference (though the dictionary I believe says one is an adverb and the other isn't or some bullocks).

​2. Not always the American bullies you want to presume, I went many a time to Canada to drink (age limit 19) and visit the Windsor Ballet (totally nude dancing gals).  The first time I was there I said something like 'do you take American money' and was immediately corrected that 'we too are (North) American, you should say United States currency/money'.  I was always polite and did so thereafter (as did my friends).  If you believe this is catty, and it may well have been, take it up with the Canucks in the Great White North, not me.  I believe 'when in Rome...'
​SC

1. Not interchangeable at all. 

 

Continuously = uninterrupted

Continually = repeatedly

 

Numerous on-line resources explain this.

 

2. The Canadians were right.


Magere Hein

Posted 11 February 2016 - 07:29 PM

My visit, in February and March 1998 to Sydney, NSW, was a linguistic joy. The first time I heard an Australian say: "No worries", I laughed out loud. I had quite some time to kill there, much of which I spent at the bar in the Lord Nelson. My pommy accent was made fun of of course, and occasionally I needed a translation, but I much relished the local lingo.

Phantom

Posted 11 February 2016 - 07:15 PM

Bringing this topic back on track a bit,

 

​1. As to inquire/enquire, I challenge and continue to challenge anyone to present a discernable difference between the totally interchangeable 'continuously' and 'continually'.  Not a fuck of difference (though the dictionary I believe says one is an adverb and the other isn't or some bullocks).

​2. Not always the American bullies you want to presume, I went many a time to Canada to drink (age limit 19) and visit the Windsor Ballet (totally nude dancing gals).  The first time I was there I said something like 'do you take American money' and was immediately corrected that 'we too are (North) American, you should say United States currency/money'.  I was always polite and did so thereafter (as did my friends).  If you believe this is catty, and it may well have been, take it up with the Canucks in the Great White North, not me.  I believe 'when in Rome...'
​SC

 

SC,

The reason why I mentioned the first point was because the notes on our system get audited, especially what are deemed as "customer facing notes". I would always use enquire. As in "customer enquired as to the documentation required to complete the process". Depending on who is auditing my notes, they would flag it stating it should be inquired.

 

With regards to the pedantic Canadian that you encountered, there are what I would deem as to being the ugly person in any nationality/culture. From the brash American who has complained that things in England aren't as big as they are in Texas, to the drunk woman from Essex who one proclaimed that the "fucking frogs don't speak English" (when they were in Normandy). In those circumstances, I personally just shake it off and then avoid that person. And if it's a bar or store that I was going to buy stuff from, I just wouldn't go back there.
I've had the same discussion with a friend of mine (she's from Mexico). I forget the conversation and I mentioned something about America, meaning U.S.A. she "corrected" me by saying "Mexico is in North America", so when I told her that yes I'm aware Mexico is part of North America, as is Canada, but when I say America, then I mean the U.S. and if I was referring the Mexico then I would say Mexico. It took a little while but we just chalked it down to just a bad day.


Sir Creep

Posted 11 February 2016 - 07:05 PM

Bringing this topic back on track a bit,

 

​1. As to inquire/enquire, I challenge and continue to challenge anyone to present a discernable difference between the totally interchangeable 'continuously' and 'continually'.  Not a fuck of difference (though the dictionary I believe says one is an adverb and the other isn't or some bullocks).

​2. Not always the American bullies you want to presume, I went many a time to Canada to drink (age limit 19) and visit the Windsor Ballet (totally nude dancing gals).  The first time I was there I said something like 'do you take American money' and was immediately corrected that 'we too are (North) American, you should say United States currency/money'.  I was always polite and did so thereafter (as did my friends).  If you believe this is catty, and it may well have been, take it up with the Canucks in the Great White North, not me.  I believe 'when in Rome...'
​SC


Lard Bazaar

Posted 11 February 2016 - 06:46 PM

 

I can't remember if this has been posted before or not.
I don't know if this girl is a good actor, or genuinely this stupid

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=K9iR6sLwDKY

 

My guess'd be troll, but then again: never attribute to malice what is adequately explained by stupidity.

 

Well you've described Dr Z there to a tee.


Magere Hein

Posted 11 February 2016 - 03:42 PM

I can't remember if this has been posted before or not.
I don't know if this girl is a good actor, or genuinely this stupid

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=K9iR6sLwDKY

 

My guess'd be troll, but then again: never attribute to malice what is adequately explained by stupidity.


Phantom

Posted 11 February 2016 - 03:26 PM

I can't remember if this has been posted before or not.
I don't know if this girl is a good actor, or genuinely this stupid

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=K9iR6sLwDKY


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