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Topic: The "What I learned today" thread
Posted By: The Count
Subject: The "What I learned today" thread
Date Posted: 05 May 2015 at 9:35pm
that ponies arent small horses that grown into proper horses, they are actually ponies all their lives ShockedShockedShocked


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Posted By: SuperDave84
Date Posted: 05 May 2015 at 9:45pm
Some ponies, not all of them!


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Posted By: HateHenry
Date Posted: 05 May 2015 at 9:51pm
That Count really is as thick as sh*t!!Tongue


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Posted By: Denis Irwin
Date Posted: 05 May 2015 at 9:55pm
Thick thread for Count

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Posted By: Borussia
Date Posted: 06 May 2015 at 10:50am
Small.....far away......


Posted By: Landon Donovan
Date Posted: 06 May 2015 at 2:18pm
The actor that plays Lou Carpenter is a Leicester City fan


Posted By: pre Madonna
Date Posted: 06 May 2015 at 2:36pm
Originally posted by Landon Donovan Landon Donovan wrote:

The actor that plays Lou Carpenter is a Leicester City fan

that is absolutely astounding

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Posted By: Sham157
Date Posted: 06 May 2015 at 2:39pm
Today I learned that pM is absolutely astounded


Posted By: The Huntacha
Date Posted: 06 May 2015 at 3:02pm
The stuff we played with in primary school is actually called marla, not mala.

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Posted By: Sham157
Date Posted: 06 May 2015 at 3:16pm
Originally posted by The Huntacha The Huntacha wrote:

The stuff we played with in primary school is actually called marla, not mala.
ShockedShockedShocked


Posted By: Denis Irwin
Date Posted: 06 May 2015 at 3:18pm
Originally posted by The Huntacha The Huntacha wrote:

The stuff we played with in primary school is actually called marla, not mala.


GTFO

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Posted By: AnCearrbhach
Date Posted: 06 May 2015 at 3:27pm
Originally posted by The Huntacha The Huntacha wrote:

The stuff we played with in primary school is actually called marla, not mala.
I will never believe this no matter how much evidence you produce

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Posted By: pre Madonna
Date Posted: 06 May 2015 at 3:54pm
Is it not called play doh?

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Posted By: SuperDave84
Date Posted: 06 May 2015 at 4:08pm
https://translate.google.com/#en/ga/plasticine" rel="nofollow - https://translate.google.com/#en/ga/plasticine

Well there you have it.


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Posted By: The Huntacha
Date Posted: 06 May 2015 at 4:08pm
Play-doh was a bit softer IIRC. Marla is the Irish word for plasticine apparently.




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Posted By: dunloybhoy
Date Posted: 06 May 2015 at 4:25pm
no matter how good pasticine looks to eat its always stinking

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put em under pressure!


Posted By: SuperDave84
Date Posted: 06 May 2015 at 4:31pm
Play-doh is mostly cornflour, water and colourant. It is horrible but at least it's non-toxic.

Plasticine is equally non-toxic but made of completely different stuff (petroleum jelly, mostly). I'd imagine vasoline tastes terrible so that's probably why plasticine tastes nasty.


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Posted By: pre Madonna
Date Posted: 06 May 2015 at 4:38pm
I have never tasted vaseline but it is why I refuse atm.

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Posted By: BigStrongMan
Date Posted: 08 May 2015 at 4:14pm
Pele is only 4 years older then Christy Moore

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Posted By: pre Madonna
Date Posted: 08 May 2015 at 4:16pm
And had no problem getting up on a surfboard

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Posted By: Cabra Hoop
Date Posted: 08 May 2015 at 4:20pm
Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

And had no problem getting up on a surfboard
Or anything else for that matter.....

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Posted By: pre Madonna
Date Posted: 08 May 2015 at 4:23pm
Glad you got it CH

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Posted By: irishmufc
Date Posted: 08 May 2015 at 5:54pm
The scumbag-to-the-grand-canal ratio drastically reduces when it's pissing rain.

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Posted By: ShayGivensBum
Date Posted: 08 May 2015 at 7:15pm
Originally posted by The Huntacha The Huntacha wrote:

The stuff we played with in primary school is actually called marla, not mala.

Would you stop. No it wasnt!!!


Posted By: lassassinblanc
Date Posted: 08 May 2015 at 7:37pm
Originally posted by ShayGivensBum ShayGivensBum wrote:

Originally posted by The Huntacha The Huntacha wrote:

The stuff we played with in primary school is actually called marla, not mala.


Would you stop. No it wasnt!!!


Sure is

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Posted By: lassassinblanc
Date Posted: 08 May 2015 at 7:38pm
I learned today that I will only succeed if I let go of my fear

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You can motorboat but no whistling


Posted By: Zico
Date Posted: 08 May 2015 at 11:22pm
The fear should inspire you and not hold you back. Man up ffs.




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Posted By: pre Madonna
Date Posted: 08 May 2015 at 11:35pm
Originally posted by Zico Zico wrote:

The fear should inspire you and not hold you back. Man up ffs.



anyone who says 'man up' should be castrated and then told to 'man up'

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Posted By: Blue Man
Date Posted: 09 May 2015 at 12:11am
Originally posted by Zico Zico wrote:

The fear should inspire you and not hold you back. Man up ffs.



Choose your words very carefully


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Posted By: Zico
Date Posted: 09 May 2015 at 12:15am
Originally posted by Blue Man Blue Man wrote:

Originally posted by Zico Zico wrote:

The fear should inspire you and not hold you back. Man up ffs.



Choose your words very carefully

I did.

The best way to face fear is to face it and challenge it. That way you can over come it.

I am talking from experience on this.






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Posted By: SByrne24
Date Posted: 09 May 2015 at 12:22am
That Samuel Adams is horrible.  Dead  


Posted By: pre Madonna
Date Posted: 09 May 2015 at 12:41am
Originally posted by SByrne24 SByrne24 wrote:

That Samuel Adams is horrible.  Dead  

have you any redeeming features?

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Posted By: lassassinblanc
Date Posted: 13 May 2015 at 8:35pm
Originally posted by Zico Zico wrote:

Originally posted by Blue Man Blue Man wrote:

Originally posted by Zico Zico wrote:

The fear should inspire you and not hold you back. Man up ffs.



Choose your words very carefully

I did.

The best way to face fear is to face it and challenge it. That way you can over come it.

I am talking from experience on this.





Agree 100% kind of what i meant


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Posted By: ShamtheRam
Date Posted: 13 May 2015 at 10:52pm
Dundalk deserves the nickname Craptown!

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Posted By: AntrimMan
Date Posted: 13 May 2015 at 11:22pm
Originally posted by SByrne24 SByrne24 wrote:

That Samuel Adams is horrible.  Dead  


A lovely beer. The proper imported stuff is an absolute delight but even the gear made under license by Shepard Neame is way above the average fare on offer most places

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Posted By: SByrne24
Date Posted: 13 May 2015 at 11:25pm
Originally posted by AntrimMan AntrimMan wrote:

Originally posted by SByrne24 SByrne24 wrote:

That Samuel Adams is horrible.  Dead  


A lovely beer. The proper imported stuff is an absolute delight but even the gear made under license by Shepard Neame is way above the average fare on offer most places

I can't agree Antrimman! I can't, i noticed when I'm home theres a lot of bars in the City with it on tap Hatfield to name just one.  

I'm a fan of the Bluemoon however


Posted By: AntrimMan
Date Posted: 13 May 2015 at 11:35pm
Blue moon is awful sh*te altogether.

Don't get me wrong. I love the Hatfield. It's a big part of the reason I dont have a degree. But it's never had the best pints.

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Posted By: pre Madonna
Date Posted: 13 May 2015 at 11:40pm
Blue moon is piss, utter piss. Belgian style wheat beers wouldn't be my favourite style of beer anyway but this 'craft' beer from coors is just awful. And telling us to put fruit in the beer as a 'serving suggestion'? It already tastes like someone f**ked orange juice into a vedett white, you want us to make it flat too? Stick to bottling water from the rocky mountains and selling it as beer and convincing Brits that Carling is an English lager. Leave the real beer to the professionals

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Posted By: SByrne24
Date Posted: 14 May 2015 at 12:08am
Originally posted by AntrimMan AntrimMan wrote:

Blue moon is awful sh*te altogether.

Don't get me wrong. I love the Hatfield. It's a big part of the reason I dont have a degree. But it's never had the best pints.


I know the family brave and well for years family friends, its my first stop for a pint when I'm home! 

I thought people were fans of blue moon! Bluemoon, Bud Light with Lime I'm not a big beer drinker mind you id rather have a class of Jack or Jim Bean. I recently had Jim Bean with honey.. excellent 


Posted By: Landon Donovan
Date Posted: 14 May 2015 at 12:33am



Posted By: Landon Donovan
Date Posted: 14 May 2015 at 12:37am
Originally posted by SByrne24 SByrne24 wrote:

Originally posted by AntrimMan AntrimMan wrote:

Originally posted by SByrne24 SByrne24 wrote:

That Samuel Adams is horrible.  Dead  


A lovely beer. The proper imported stuff is an absolute delight but even the gear made under license by Shepard Neame is way above the average fare on offer most places

I can't agree Antrimman! I can't, i noticed when I'm home theres a lot of bars in the City with it on tap Hatfield to name just one.  

I'm a fan of the Bluemoon however


I love a pint of blue moon but the bottles are not near the same.


Posted By: ShayGivensBum
Date Posted: 14 May 2015 at 10:02am
I learned that if a word begins with Q it is always followed by a u Confused


Posted By: erimus
Date Posted: 14 May 2015 at 10:22am
Originally posted by ShayGivensBum ShayGivensBum wrote:

I learned that if a word begins with Q it is always followed by a u Confused

I dont think thats true


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Posted By: ShayGivensBum
Date Posted: 14 May 2015 at 10:50am
Originally posted by erimus erimus wrote:

Originally posted by ShayGivensBum ShayGivensBum wrote:

I learned that if a word begins with Q it is always followed by a u Confused

I dont think thats true

Really? I googled it and there doesn't seem to be any words in the Englih language that dont follow this rule? 


Posted By: Denis Irwin
Date Posted: 14 May 2015 at 10:53am
Qatar
Qatari

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Posted By: BigPodge
Date Posted: 14 May 2015 at 10:56am
Originally posted by ShayGivensBum ShayGivensBum wrote:

I learned that if a word begins with Q it is always followed by a u Confused

Jaysus LOL


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Posted By: horsebox
Date Posted: 14 May 2015 at 10:59am
Originally posted by ShayGivensBum ShayGivensBum wrote:

I learned that if a word begins with Q it is always followed by a u Confused


I remember being told this too.



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Posted By: Gaz
Date Posted: 14 May 2015 at 11:22am
Originally posted by Denis Irwin Denis Irwin wrote:

Qatar
Qatari

Presume she means 'a' or 'u' which means her rule applies to your 2 two words above?


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Posted By: reddladd
Date Posted: 14 May 2015 at 11:34am
Can anyone come up with any other words in the English language (aside from an Arab countries name) where 'q' is followed by a letter other than a 'u'?


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Posted By: Shedite
Date Posted: 14 May 2015 at 11:37am
Originally posted by ShayGivensBum ShayGivensBum wrote:

I learned that if a word begins with Q it is always followed by a u Confused
Yeah, scrabble 101


Posted By: ShayGivensBum
Date Posted: 14 May 2015 at 11:40am
Okay other than a word relating to Qatar? 

Gimmie a word that you would use day to day that doesnt follow this rule?


Posted By: GoneToShowgies
Date Posted: 14 May 2015 at 11:41am
I learned that cats shouldn't drink milk.

Its not good for them and some of them are lactose intolerant. wtf


Posted By: Flanno7hi
Date Posted: 14 May 2015 at 11:42am
Originally posted by ShayGivensBum ShayGivensBum wrote:

Okay other than a word relating to Qatar? 

Gimmie a word that you would use day to day that doesnt follow this rule?
Qwerty as in a qwerty keyboard I believe is now a word in the dictionary but other than that I thought that rule was pretty well known?

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Posted By: Gaz
Date Posted: 14 May 2015 at 11:43am
Originally posted by ShayGivensBum ShayGivensBum wrote:

Okay other than a word relating to Qatar? 

Gimmie a word that you would use day to day that doesnt follow this rule?

I'm confused. Qatar follows your rule as the 'a' follows the 'Q' no?


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Posted By: Flanno7hi
Date Posted: 14 May 2015 at 11:52am
Originally posted by Gaz Gaz wrote:

Originally posted by ShayGivensBum ShayGivensBum wrote:

Okay other than a word relating to Qatar? 

Gimmie a word that you would use day to day that doesnt follow this rule?

I'm confused. Qatar follows your rule as the 'a' follows the 'Q' no?
 
She meant the Q is followed by a "u" as in quite slow Wink


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Posted By: Sono
Date Posted: 14 May 2015 at 11:55am
Qabalahs
Qindarka
Qis
Qats
Qoph
Qindar



Posted By: ShayGivensBum
Date Posted: 14 May 2015 at 11:58am
Yeah Gaz is quite slow alright LOL


Sono what the hell language are those words even in LOL


Posted By: Funsize Crouchy
Date Posted: 14 May 2015 at 11:58am
Iraq


Posted By: erimus
Date Posted: 14 May 2015 at 12:00pm
Qat - is a vegetable or a drug, which was freely available in England until last year

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Posted By: ShayGivensBum
Date Posted: 14 May 2015 at 12:00pm
Originally posted by Funsize Crouchy Funsize Crouchy wrote:

Iraq

WTF LOL


Posted By: pre Madonna
Date Posted: 14 May 2015 at 12:11pm
Does nobody play scrabble anymore? Qi is always a personal favourite towards the end of a game. Alternative spelling of chi.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_English_words_containing_Q_not_followed_by_U" rel="nofollow - full list

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Posted By: OnTheOneRoad
Date Posted: 14 May 2015 at 12:42pm
i learned that the more dubious the name of an energy drink, the more brutally effective it is. studying for my last exam this year fired up on the mysterious delights of 'Red Thunder'. probably about 40c a gallon but it does the job...

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Posted By: Bob Hoskins
Date Posted: 14 May 2015 at 12:57pm
Q followed by u. You learn that in baby infants. 

Did any of you go to school?


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Posted By: Flanno7hi
Date Posted: 14 May 2015 at 1:03pm
They also tell you I before E except after C but that's bollix.
Ah our foreign neighbours, their language is decidedly weird.

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Posted By: pre Madonna
Date Posted: 14 May 2015 at 1:10pm
Originally posted by Flanno7hi Flanno7hi wrote:


They also tell you I before E except after see but that's bollix.
Ah our foreign neighbours, their language is decidedly weird.

they gave us a great language, if only they could learn it themselves

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Posted By: BigStrongMan
Date Posted: 14 May 2015 at 1:10pm
Qombat

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Posted By: ShayGivensBum
Date Posted: 14 May 2015 at 1:14pm
Now im confused. Am I right or what?


Posted By: Sligo Hornet
Date Posted: 14 May 2015 at 1:18pm
Originally posted by BigStrongMan BigStrongMan wrote:

Qombat 88.........Guaranteed Tickets to all AWAY matches.....provided you can prove you are an UNKNOWN Away Fan , and have no interest in Yachts



A great bunch of lads

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Posted By: BigStrongMan
Date Posted: 14 May 2015 at 1:24pm


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Posted By: Flanno7hi
Date Posted: 14 May 2015 at 1:45pm
Originally posted by ShayGivensBum ShayGivensBum wrote:

Now im confused. Am I right or what?
 
Ya you are right SGB. There are almost no exceptions except words used in English that are directly taken from another (usually middle eastern) language and Qwerty which is a very modern invention.


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Posted By: ShayGivensBum
Date Posted: 14 May 2015 at 2:06pm
ClapClap




Posted By: reddladd
Date Posted: 14 May 2015 at 2:15pm
Well done SGB point proven!



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Posted By: Sham157
Date Posted: 14 May 2015 at 2:27pm
Originally posted by reddladd reddladd wrote:

Well done SGB point proven!

she'll paint the grass green tonight in celebrationClap


Posted By: ShayGivensBum
Date Posted: 14 May 2015 at 3:00pm
I feel like I could take over the world now Big smileClap


Posted By: erimus
Date Posted: 14 May 2015 at 3:04pm
Originally posted by Flanno7hi Flanno7hi wrote:

Originally posted by ShayGivensBum ShayGivensBum wrote:

Now im confused. Am I right or what?
 
Ya you are right SGB. There are almost no exceptions except words used in English that are directly taken from another (usually middle eastern) language and Qwerty which is a very modern invention.

Sadly there are exceptions, so the old fable that q is followed by u is busted.
20 years ago you would have been correct mind


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Posted By: pre Madonna
Date Posted: 14 May 2015 at 3:11pm
Originally posted by Flanno7hi Flanno7hi wrote:

Originally posted by ShayGivensBum ShayGivensBum wrote:

Now im confused. Am I right or what?

 
Ya you are right SGB. There are almost no exceptions except words used in English that are directly taken from another (usually middle eastern) language and Qwerty which is a very modern invention.


love to be pedantic here, but every word in English comes from another language, like most modern languages. The reason English is such a great language is it's diversity, taking words from anglo saxon and latin , including using suffixes from bot linguistic backgrounds to create very different words. Think horrid, horrible, horrific for example as well as picking up words from all the countries they have raped and pillaged from sshenanigans to pyjamas. Also, as far as I can recall, many of the questions (I believe originally spelt qwestion) such as whixh and what were written as qhich qhat. They probably evolved to fit that rule of thumb, rather than the other way around

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Posted By: ShayGivensBum
Date Posted: 14 May 2015 at 3:21pm
Why are you begrudging me my moment? 


Posted By: pre Madonna
Date Posted: 14 May 2015 at 3:26pm
Because i can't change the habits of a lifetime

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Posted By: Bob Hoskins
Date Posted: 14 May 2015 at 3:31pm
If you deem that a victory it's a shallow one 

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Posted By: pre Madonna
Date Posted: 14 May 2015 at 3:45pm
Originally posted by Bob Hoskins Bob Hoskins wrote:

If you deem that a victory it's a shallow one 

i fail to understand

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Posted By: FrankosHereNow
Date Posted: 14 May 2015 at 3:55pm
Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Originally posted by Flanno7hi Flanno7hi wrote:

Originally posted by ShayGivensBum ShayGivensBum wrote:

Now im confused. Am I right or what?

 
Ya you are right SGB. There are almost no exceptions except words used in English that are directly taken from another (usually middle eastern) language and Qwerty which is a very modern invention.


love to be pedantic here, but every word in English comes from another language, like most modern languages. The reason English is such a great language is it's diversity, taking words from anglo saxon and latin , including using suffixes from bot linguistic backgrounds to create very different words. Think horrid, horrible, horrific for example as well as picking up words from all the countries they have raped and pillaged from sshenanigans to pyjamas. Also, as far as I can recall, many of the questions (I believe originally spelt qwestion) such as whixh and what were written as qhich qhat. They probably evolved to fit that rule of thumb, rather than the other way around
Can you answer something for me PM. If you see the word 'today' written about 100 years ago, it was written as "to-day". Why did this change and when did it change?

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Posted By: Flanno7hi
Date Posted: 14 May 2015 at 4:19pm
Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Originally posted by Flanno7hi Flanno7hi wrote:

Originally posted by ShayGivensBum ShayGivensBum wrote:

Now im confused. Am I right or what?

 
Ya you are right SGB. There are almost no exceptions except words used in English that are directly taken from another (usually middle eastern) language and Qwerty which is a very modern invention.


love to be pedantic here, but every word in English comes from another language, like most modern languages. The reason English is such a great language is it's diversity, taking words from anglo saxon and latin , including using suffixes from bot linguistic backgrounds to create very different words. Think horrid, horrible, horrific for example as well as picking up words from all the countries they have raped and pillaged from sshenanigans to pyjamas. Also, as far as I can recall, many of the questions (I believe originally spelt qwestion) such as whixh and what were written as qhich qhat. They probably evolved to fit that rule of thumb, rather than the other way around
 
I understand language evolves, I guess it depends on when one believes a word becomes an "English word". Like the word burqa is obviously a well understood word in English but is it an English word like pineapple? (I know it can also be spelt burka).
 
 
You might like these maps CB
http://imgur.com/a/iVK8a" rel="nofollow - http://imgur.com/a/iVK8a
 


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Posted By: Borussia
Date Posted: 14 May 2015 at 5:02pm
Originally posted by ShayGivensBum ShayGivensBum wrote:

I feel like I could take over the world now Big smileClap


Start with Qatar and work your way from there.



Posted By: pre Madonna
Date Posted: 14 May 2015 at 6:02pm
Originally posted by Flanno7hi Flanno7hi wrote:

Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Originally posted by Flanno7hi Flanno7hi wrote:

Originally posted by ShayGivensBum ShayGivensBum wrote:

Now im confused. Am I right or what?

 
Ya you are right SGB. There are almost no exceptions except words used in English that are directly taken from another (usually middle eastern) language and Qwerty which is a very modern invention.


love to be pedantic here, but every word in English comes from another language, like most modern languages. The reason English is such a great language is it's diversity, taking words from anglo saxon and latin , including using suffixes from bot linguistic backgrounds to create very different words. Think horrid, horrible, horrific for example as well as picking up words from all the countries they have raped and pillaged from sshenanigans to pyjamas. Also, as far as I can recall, many of the questions (I believe originally spelt qwestion) such as whixh and what were written as qhich qhat. They probably evolved to fit that rule of thumb, rather than the other way around

 
I understand language evolves, I guess it depends on when one believes a word becomes an "English word". Like the word burqa is obviously a well understood word in English but is it an English word like pineapple? (I know it can also be spelt burka).
 
 
You might like these maps CB
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Excellent work Flanno

I would also argue about pineapple being a truly 'English ' word. Pineapples first entered European vocabulary from Colombus on return from America. He called them Pina de Indes , or pine cone of the indies.
I just Googled, it appears pine cones were referred to as pineapples prior to the fruit, which was originally called ananas in English too. It is quite an interesting word.

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Posted By: pre Madonna
Date Posted: 14 May 2015 at 6:05pm
It has evolved from anglo saxon or old English, to daeg or on this day and would imagine just evolved into a hyphenated word and then one word. There are a few like that, goodnight and goodbye for example.

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Posted By: Madferret
Date Posted: 14 May 2015 at 6:20pm
Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

 
.... it appears pine cones were referred to as pineapples prior to the fruit, which was originally called ananas in English too. It is quite an interesting word.

It's etymology & application would appear almost Universal then, even as Gaeilge "anann" (noun) or "píosa anainn" (a slice of pineapple), originally from "Ananas" and also could be used in reference to Kournikova, the tennis player.


Posted By: ShayGivensBum
Date Posted: 15 May 2015 at 8:12am
Eh sorry but im totally lost now.

Anyway I was right in the end. You cant have a q without a u after it Thumbs Up


Posted By: Trap junior
Date Posted: 15 May 2015 at 11:28am
I before E except after C. Nonsense. Weird is one example.

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Posted By: BigStrongMan
Date Posted: 18 May 2015 at 8:06pm
Jack Nicholson's daughter owns a boozer and lives in Trim,Co Meath

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Posted By: Denis Irwin
Date Posted: 18 May 2015 at 8:25pm
GTFO

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Posted By: BigStrongMan
Date Posted: 18 May 2015 at 8:34pm
Nope 100% true my son👍

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Posted By: pre Madonna
Date Posted: 18 May 2015 at 8:37pm
What is it called, the cuckoo's nest? Johnny's?

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Posted By: McG
Date Posted: 18 May 2015 at 8:46pm
Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

What is it called, the cuckoo's nest? Johnny's?


Batman

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Posted By: eire32
Date Posted: 18 May 2015 at 8:50pm
Today is not Tuesday!


Posted By: pre Madonna
Date Posted: 18 May 2015 at 8:56pm
Originally posted by eire32 eire32 wrote:

Today is not Tuesday!

sh*t name for a pub.

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Posted By: Denis Irwin
Date Posted: 19 May 2015 at 1:38pm
Richard Nixon really did have a list of enemies and Paul Newman was No.19 on it

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Posted By: pre Madonna
Date Posted: 19 May 2015 at 5:38pm
Mark Knopfler has a dinosaur called after him.

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Posted By: DUBLIN DOC
Date Posted: 19 May 2015 at 6:12pm
surely you mean the band T-rex

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Posted By: pre Madonna
Date Posted: 19 May 2015 at 6:22pm
Originally posted by DUBLIN DOC DUBLIN DOC wrote:

surely you mean the band T-rex

alas not. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masiakasaurus" rel="nofollow - http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masiakasaurus

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Posted By: DUBLIN DOC
Date Posted: 19 May 2015 at 6:23pm
Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Originally posted by DUBLIN DOC DUBLIN DOC wrote:

surely you mean the band T-rex

alas not. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masiakasaurus" rel="nofollow - http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masiakasaurus
Well there you go i have learned something new now too LOL

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