Help with English

Discussion in 'Linguistics' started by Saint, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. Sarkus Hippomonstrosesquippedalo phobe Valued Senior Member

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    Not necessarily.
    A charade is an act of deception, pretending to be something it isn’t - but with the aim of deceiving.
     
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  3. geordief Valued Senior Member

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    But "I hate them meeces to peeces"
    cit Top Cat
     
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  5. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    It was Mr. Jinx who hated meeces to pieces.

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  7. geordief Valued Senior Member

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    tmi

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  8. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    prorogue = suspend. Only used for parliament?
     
  9. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Prorogue! Never heard the term before but its a real term
    https://www.thefreedictionary.com/prorogue

    p.s. Saint, are you an AI?
     
  10. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    Do you own an English dictionary? If not, maybe now would be a good time to purchase one.
     
  11. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    Yes! You pedant....

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  12. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    Back-to-school sales!

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  13. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    what is fucker?
    someone who fucks?
     
  14. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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  15. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    why call somebody sucker?
    suck cock or suck pussy?

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  16. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    "Don't bite off more than you can chew," and, "Don't get in over your head," aren't sexual either.
     
  17. Sarkus Hippomonstrosesquippedalo phobe Valued Senior Member

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    Usually it is reference to the person being naive or easily deceived.
     
  18. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    hold somebody's balls = threaten him?
     
  19. wegs With brave wings, she flies . . . Valued Senior Member

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    Lol wow
     
  20. Sarkus Hippomonstrosesquippedalo phobe Valued Senior Member

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    Usually it is “hold somebody by the balls” and it doesn’t mean threaten, instead it means to have almost complete control of someone in a situation that they would probably do anything you wanted (within context).
     
  21. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    modus operandi, a legal term?
     
  22. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    not necessarily
    it could just mean an habitual way of doing something.
     
  23. Sarkus Hippomonstrosesquippedalo phobe Valued Senior Member

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    Indeed that it is what it does mean, I think. And often abbreviated simply to “M.O.” - as in “his MO was to get in to the office at 7:00am, while it was still quiet...” etc.
     

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