English thread. Why not?

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Re: English thread. Why not?

Postby Gez » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:39 pm

"Liberating" is a euphemism, typically used if the guys you're stealing from are your enemies.

"Hawking" means aggressively selling stuff, not stealing. Like a vendor on a market, shouting to attract the attention of passersby.

"Jacking" is short for "high-jacking" which means taking control over a vehicle, such as an airplane or a ship.


"Saga" is a Norse word, that originally applied to Norse tales. "Franchise" is a French word. :p
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Re: English thread. Why not?

Postby Reactor » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:39 pm

I think I read "hawking" as a synonym for stealing at Stephen King, in the novel "It".

BTW guys, a quick question: How do you pronounce these abbrevations in everyday speech, like IMHO, IIRC, FYI and such? Letter by letter, such as FBI, or as a whole word?
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Re: English thread. Why not?

Postby Trance » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:46 pm

I pronounce internet acronyms as the words they represent, because I'm not 14.

FYI actually predates the internet by several decades, and it's pronounced letter-by-letter.
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Re: English thread. Why not?

Postby Matt » Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:50 pm

As a word whenever possible (under the ordinary rules of pronouncing spoken English) and I have reason to believe the other person would actually understand it.

So yes, "imho". lol. (except that I'd never use such an expression because there is literally nothing humble about waggling your opinion around)
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Re: English thread. Why not?

Postby Apeirogon » Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:53 am

Okay mister/senior/don/ser linguist, tell me, how i must name "dust in inaccessible places"?
Or "chair, that can roll only at counterclockwise direction"?
Or "sweater dressed inside out"?
Or "person that late for a train/plane/ship/taxi/bus"?

And how its related with this this video with such timecode?
https://youtu.be/NORNpBqsGAY?t=40m25s

Spoiler:
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Re: English thread. Why not?

Postby kodi » Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:23 pm

"time traveler, that "oldered"/aged to dust in few seconds" in one word

"chronoclasmee"
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Re: English thread. Why not?

Postby NeuralStunner » Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:53 pm

Spoiler:


And because someone has to:
Spoiler:
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Re: English thread. Why not?

Postby Reactor » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:14 pm

kodi wrote:"chronoclasmee"


"Einstein wanted me to warn you that the Chronosphere can produce unknown side effects. Be careful when using it...!" :D
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