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En Passant

Posted 23 March 2015 - 06:09 AM

Shot his bolt cartridge.


YoungWillz

Posted 23 March 2015 - 12:33 AM

Bob Braithwaite, GB gold winning trap-shooter at 1968 Mexico Olympics has died. http://www.telegraph...r-obituary.html


YoungWillz

Posted 21 March 2015 - 04:40 PM

Olympic Gold Medallist for Bulgaria in weightlifting, Milen Dobrev, found dead at 35. http://www.bbc.co.uk...ifting/31999134


BuriedInCarolina

Posted 18 March 2015 - 04:54 PM

"Paralympian shooter Ashley Adams killed in quad-bike crash" - Australian five-time Paralympian, due to compete in Rio next year, has been killed in a quad-bike accident.

 

http://www.bbc.com/s...-sport/31943533


Phantom

Posted 24 February 2015 - 02:58 PM

I note, Sir Creep, that you have posted elsewhere, but not responded to this, I shall therefore consider myself amongst the most winningest posters here (argh, that actually hurt phantom, I see your point).

 

*ugh* that word!


En Passant

Posted 23 February 2015 - 09:58 PM

I note, Sir Creep, that you have posted elsewhere, but not responded to this, I shall therefore consider myself amongst the most winningest posters here (argh, that actually hurt phantom, I see your point).


Phantom

Posted 23 February 2015 - 02:30 PM

 

You say American English like it's a bad thing.
En Passant they say use a new word three times in a day and it's yours forever. I say bullshit--a word I'll be using 20x today.
SC

Bad? Not particularly. Let us merely say it is cross-Atlantic badinage. 

And on that note, the language is actually called English, this site is in the UK and therefore as a matter of courtesy if nothing else, one should not attempt to stomp all over local customs with ones own version of them. When and if I post to a site in the US, I shall happily spell the likes of color, medalist, or even heaven help me, aluminum as asked (if it ever comes up). ;)

 

 

One word to surely make me cringe everytime, especially when it comes from the mouth of a newsreader, is "winningest".


En Passant

Posted 23 February 2015 - 01:27 PM

You say American English like it's a bad thing.
En Passant they say use a new word three times in a day and it's yours forever. I say bullshit--a word I'll be using 20x today.
SC

Bad? Not particularly. Let us merely say it is cross-Atlantic badinage. 

And on that note, the language is actually called English, this site is in the UK and therefore as a matter of courtesy if nothing else, one should not attempt to stomp all over local customs with ones own version of them. When and if I post to a site in the US, I shall happily spell the likes of color, medalist, or even heaven help me, aluminum as asked (if it ever comes up). ;)


Sir Creep

Posted 23 February 2015 - 11:57 AM

You say American English like it's a bad thing.
En Passant they say use a new word three times in a day and it's yours forever. I say bullshit--a word I'll be using 20x today.
SC

En Passant

Posted 22 February 2015 - 03:31 PM

Medallist. :P

 

American English strikes again. Here's one guys attempt at listing them. It's two L's this side of the pond and one L that side.

 

Whilst on the topic of spelling, I discovered a new word today because I wondered if today's online edition of the Observer had made an error (in an Editorial about Peter Oborne / The Daily Torygraph) or if I was simply losing it. They used the word complaisant and I'd never come across it before and thus pondered if maybe it was a misspelling of complacent (this is after all the Sunday version of the fabled Grauniad).... turns out it isn't and my vocabulary is one word larger than it was previously (not that I'll A: remember or B: ever use it).

 

Oh and misspell is also often er, misspelled.

 

Miles off topic, as I usually am, sue me.


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