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Does anyone know...

On Tue 13 Oct at 11:42pm Basil wrote:
... when choices became 'options', when in became 'within', and when every question had to be answered with 'So...'?
On Wed 14 Oct at 9:44am Nevillman wrote:
Language has always evolved and changed. You don't need to use these figures of speech yourself. To address your specific points, options suggests that by picking a particular option you are precluding other options. I'm not sure choices is quite the same. I hadn't noticed within but I presume people use it because they think it sounds more important. So is used to buy thinking time. One that annoys me 'at this moment in time' is substantive for substantial. Are they different?
On Wed 14 Oct at 12:33pm Nick wrote:
On Wed 14 Oct at 1:58pm David Stanley wrote:
People need to signal they have indebted themselves for a good reason....hence fancy lingo erupting from banal origins.
On Wed 14 Oct at 6:49pm Mark wrote:
I'm extremely offended that "ye" seems to have drifted into being "you". And then "thou" went out the window! Where will it end? In chaos and depravity.
On Wed 14 Oct at 7:30pm Hyena wrote:
Basil , you’re forgetting your particular favourite, leaders instead of managers.
On Fri 16 Oct at 8:59pm Sussex Jim wrote:
There is a new manufacturer currently advertising power tools on television. The name is something like "MonaMona" (I can't remember exactly).
They refer to a basic electric drill as a "hole-making tool".
On Sat 17 Oct at 11:49pm IDM wrote:
Well,Nevillman, there is one difference. "Substantive" can mean "noun".
On Sun 18 Oct at 6:30pm Nevillman wrote:
Thank you idm. Is my problem that it is misused or that I don't understand the difference I wonder. Nice to hear from you on here or anywhere idm. I hope you are well and still finding somewhere to dance.
On Sun 18 Oct at 11:56pm IDM wrote:
Well Nevillman, with live bands illegal in pubs (singing and shouting spread it!), no open mic, no karaoke, finding it hard to keep 2m apart from other dancers and getting out of breath making moves in a mask - I am in terpsichorean lockdown until I persuade Boris to put us in Tier 0.
On Thu 29 Oct at 11:51pm IDM wrote:
Well Mark, if you took a look at your gospel in the King James Bible (still widely used), you would see plenty of "thy and "thee". Also in the usual version of The Lord's Prayer.

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Take any court stuff seriously Patrice. If you say "I'll ignore a load of rubbish" and don't do anything, you might lose a court... more
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