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Re: Grammar Time!

May 17th, 2020, 7:03 pm

Haha -- I had to look that one up. Reminds, when referencing Game of Thrones characters, the character "Dany" must be cited as:

Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, First of Her Name, the Unburnt, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains, and Mother of Dragons.

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Re: Grammar Time!

May 18th, 2020, 11:57 am

For historians references are more like IP addresses 1.192.30.255 etc.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVI5cz8H0M4

Monty Python used the analogies.
 
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Re: Grammar Time!

May 18th, 2020, 9:01 pm

Does the idiom "sit on someone's face" really don't mean the same as "hit someone in the face"?
As in "She wouldn't notice the problem even if it sat on her face."
Does it necessarily have sexual connotations? In other languages I know it's an innocent expression. Why is English so filthy?
 
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Re: Grammar Time!

May 18th, 2020, 9:50 pm

I had to google to see examples, but, yeah,  "She wouldn't notice the problem even if it sat on her face." means the same as  "She wouldn't notice the problem even if it hit her in the face."   Slightly shorter and funnier.
 
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Re: Grammar Time!

May 19th, 2020, 6:54 am

Blame Monty Python song "sit .."

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Re: Grammar Time!

May 19th, 2020, 7:34 am

Why is English so filthy?
English is a fine language; people use it wrong.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IfoUM6a4bA
 
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Re: Grammar Time!

May 26th, 2020, 11:11 am

Need Advise Non-Traditional Candidate per say
 
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Re: Grammar Time!

June 26th, 2020, 11:37 pm

So "cheapy tea" is not a low quality tea (like the dirt they packed in teabags).
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