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Topic: Do You Know about Obsolete English Words?(47)
Posted: Monday, March 26, 2018 2:16:01 PM
[quote=Drag0nspeaker]Hi!

Some words just have no common use now.
For example, words specific to the trades of hand-spinning and hand-weaving cotton. These would have been familiar to my great-grandparents, known to my grandparents - but obsolete now, except among people who learn the trades as a hobby.

Others were never very common, and children, over a couple of generations, would learn the more common ones they heard every day, but not the more unusual ones.
"Lunt" is a Scottish dialect word - it was never a common word in Britain, and I doubt it was in America either - except maybe in Nova Scotia and Dunedin, Florida.
With education increasing in the last hundred years, and people reading books written by 'standard English speakers', "smoke", "fume" and "reek" became THE words to use.

Gobbledygook is not obsolete - take a look at this thread.
Gobbledygook is alive and condriving in its usingness - deep joy! Dancing [/quote

H1 Dragon a po1nt of quest1on, 1 was th1nk1ng you would have used usage 1nstead of (us1ngness). What have you got to say?

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Topic: lodge a police report
Posted: Monday, March 26, 2018 1:51:15 PM
1t seems dragon has changed h1s d1st1nat1on 1t was Edunburg, but 1t 1s changed. Perhaps my long absence 1n th1s fora has made me to ask a quest1on that 1 should have asked many months or years ago.Boo hoo!

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Topic: How to read numbers 1n words
Posted: Monday, March 26, 2018 1:34:38 PM
1 am gett1ng hard t1mes 1n read1ng numbers such as: 1558662 and 78797521 and so on. How 1s these wr1tten numbers be read 1n words? Please 1 wlll apprec1ate 1f 1'm taught a strategy to help me read such numbers and much larger numbers 1n words.
Many thanks!Anxious

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Topic: elder abuse
Posted: Monday, March 26, 2018 1:10:59 PM
H1 Foundt,
does the use of (deepen1ng)make 1t awkward or what? Anxious

How are you found1t 1t has been a wh1le.


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Topic: Which one is best fit?
Posted: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 6:56:00 PM
Yes. I've now learnt it.
Nevertheless, the first explanation was also helpful.
Found.. always breaks things down. that actually matches his chosen name FOUDIT always fond of it!

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Topic: Which one is best fit?
Posted: Monday, April 10, 2017 2:01:04 PM
Thanks a ton.
Please which one is likely to be used in such an instance. And why?

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Topic: Which one is best fit?
Posted: Sunday, April 9, 2017 3:31:54 AM
Hi Everyone,
John introduced Kennedy to a friend George for the first time. Which of the following should George say in terms of his ability to recognize Kennedy the next time.
George : I'd know him if I saw him again / I'll know him if I see him again.

Thanks a million.

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Topic: Meaning of partially in context?
Posted: Sunday, April 9, 2017 3:14:50 AM
Seems Josh understanding was said by FOUDIT but said metaphorically.

Thanks.

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Topic: Meaning of partially in context?
Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017 10:32:42 AM
Actually George was present in the room. And was rightly found in the room by the person who had been asking for him,
uninjured, and was in good condition though.
What do you Say?

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Topic: Unslayable.
Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2017 4:27:34 AM
I watched a movie a couple of days ago. And the hero said to a villain : "slaying the unslayable"
Tried looking into a dictionary if USLAYABLE ever exist, but had no entry in the dic. Does the word exist? Surprisingly it not in the TF either.

Many thanks.
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