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Old Oct 6th 2011, 4:19 pm
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Is this going to be the shortest thread on record? We all have lots of gripes, but surely there must be some words or expressions that we like?!

I love the term "wrecker," far more evocative then "breakdown truck"!
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Is this going to be the shortest thread on record? We all have lots of gripes, but surely there must be some words or expressions that we like?!

I love the term "wrecker," far more evocative then "breakdown truck"!

http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=725965
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Old Oct 6th 2011, 4:32 pm
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It's true! The memory is indeed the first to go . . .

Well, I was correct about one thing, it will indeed be the shortest thread . . .
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Originally Posted by Nutmegger View Post
Is this going to be the shortest thread on record? We all have lots of gripes, but surely there must be some words or expressions that we like?!

I love the term "wrecker," far more evocative then "breakdown truck"!
It looks that way after Nicky's post and link
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I think awesome is just so awesome.

http://moreintelligentlife.com/conte...e/just-awesome
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"y'all"... seems nicer than "you lot"

"I'm all set"
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Default Re: American Words you DO Like!

Originally Posted by Nutmegger View Post
It's true! The memory is indeed the first to go . . .

Well, I was correct about one thing, it will indeed be the shortest thread . . .
I guess you could like some words without adopting them.
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I think awesome is just so awesome.

http://moreintelligentlife.com/conte...e/just-awesome
I hate that word and never say it!
Not everything can be awesome, because where do you go from that? Nothing can be better than that.

Some things are not even awesome, they are not even that good!
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Fanny pack.
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Fanny pack.
That one has excellent comedic potential ...
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I guess you could like some words without adopting them.
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Dude.

The way you say it imparts the entire meaning, anything from surprise to disgust to congratulations.
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Dude.

The way you say it imparts the entire meaning, anything from surprise to disgust to congratulations.
Proof that English is a tonal language
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Dude.

The way you say it imparts the entire meaning, anything from surprise to disgust to congratulations.
I like 'dude' too, but don't say it myself, I'd just sound stupid, and not keen when my kids call me dude either. I also like 'son of a bitch', was pretty funny when my MIL called my husband a son of a bitch a couple of weeks ago, it took her a few minutes to realise why were laughing.
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I like 'dude' too, but don't say it myself, I'd just sound stupid, and not keen when my kids call me dude either.
well yes, because properly you are a dudette!!
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