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  1. geordief Valued Senior Member

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    That would be the logo of the Association for the Abolition of Women
    (they still have branches in Iran and Afghanistan)
     
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  3. geordief Valued Senior Member

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    "Downing"

    American for "Downing St" apparently

    Well I heard it more than once from Jake Tapper on CNN.

    Will it catch on?

    See Truss has a £130,000 a year pension now that she is an ex-PM

    Edit:that might be dollars
     
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  5. wegs Matter and Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    Savant - defined as a learned person, especially someone with detailed knowledge about a particular subject.

    My brother is a computer software savant, so I know that I can rely on him for technical questions about my laptop.
     
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    ...and then there is the idiot-savant, such as Rainman.
     
  8. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    Someone like Beaver Cleaver?
     
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    Is that a be ever clever reference?
     
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  13. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    Most overused word (slang) in the UK..."mental" as in wow, that's mental, I can't believe that happened.

    Most overused phrase in US intercity culture..."you know what I'm saying" as in "The Lakers suck, you know what I'm saying, but Lebron still might get it done, you know what I'm saying. He probably won't though, you know what I'm saying.
     
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    I heard this word the other day in the series, “You.” Never heard it used like that, and the American in the scene, inquired what it meant. lol
     
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  17. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    I like the British use of "brilliant", as if the sentence or product is the result of some extraordinary deep insight.
    https://www.ceastudyabroad.com/blog...5-best-british-slang-terms-their-definitions#
     
  18. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    Biden's support is only 38%, he is not suitable to be President.
     
  19. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Wow..... just because the Republican propaganda machine is giving the impression that President Biden has low ratings, does not mean that this is not just another Republican BIG LIE.

    Let me remind you that so far, Trumpians are losing local, state, and federal elections all over the place, because the majority of Americans are beginning to see the con-man Trump for what he has always been, a low-down criminal who robs, steals, and cheats every one who he does business with. More people have gone to jail on behalf of this carpet bagger and snake oil salesman than anyone else in the history of the US.

    There is no bank in the world that will lend him a dime.

    Read his true biography to see that Roy Cohn, the absolute worst modern day Machiavellian lawyer in the entire world, was Trump's mentor and that is how Trump has managed to stay out of jail his entire cheating life.

    I predict that the arch-criminal Trump will land in jail and that the Democrats will win the presidency and both houses.

    Biden is doing an excellent job as president for ALL the people, his record of actual delivery on promises during a time of many crises is high and nationwide he is very much respected and appreciated. He is just a low-key person and doesn't act like a gangster boss like Trump.
    Read more ........

    1. Americans’ views of Joe Biden early in his presidency

    In the first months of his presidency, majorities of Americans say a number of positive descriptions apply to Joe Biden. And Biden draws public confidence on most issues, especially his handling of the coronavirus outbreak.

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    https://www.pewresearch.org/politic...s-views-of-joe-biden-early-in-his-presidency/

    Word of the day: "Trump is a loser". "Biden is a winner"
     
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    charlatan
    noun
    noun: charlatan; plural noun: charlatans
    a person falsely claiming to have a special knowledge or skill.
     
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    Midair

    Google via Oxford dictionary gives the following meaning

    a part or section of the air above ground level or above another surface.

    "the plane exploded in mid-air"

    Never hear low or high air so how did midair get into the language

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  23. wegs Matter and Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    abaft - toward or at the stern of a ship; ''further aft''

    argle-bargle - copious but meaningless talk or writing

    bibble - to drink or eat noisily; to drink often

    *I kind of like the sound of this word, and could see it becoming trendy in the right settings. Jane loudly slurped the split pea soup, to the point of irritating everyone around her. She was a well-known bibbler.
     

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