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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 9:47 pm
by dks
Saturn wrote:
dks wrote:We Americans also love the letter Z.

Why do Europeans not like it as much? ie. Realise, idealise, etc...

Except the word cheese--which is an etymological anomaly...I mean it so clearly begs for a Z... :?

It's pronuonced 'zed' not' zee' damnit!!!!


Pleazzzeee... :roll: :P

PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 2:25 am
by AhDistinctly
Great articles, Malia.

I didn't know that fall was an older form than autumn. Personally, I use them both, although I tend to save autumn for more poetic uses such as descibing leaves or the briskness of the air.

Boy, we sure strayed off topic. :shock: Did we give you any useful ideas, Richard?

PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 10:27 am
by Richard
Malia, The English are a fairly retentive lot, loss has been the theme for the last few centuries now, and contributed to the gnawing insecurity felt. Some have proprietorial feelings for the language and other trappings that leak away from the glorious days of empire.
English is a robust bastard, the more stretching it does the more fit for purpose it is.
AhDistinctly, I've lots of ideas now thanks