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Watch out for those english native speakers ;)

Discussion in 'The Attic' started by Emmeline, Mar 1, 2012.

    Mar 1, 2012
  1. Emmeline

    Emmeline Experienced Member

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    Searching for a specific casino name which I still don't remember, I searched for different ways to say "fool" the verb that is. Turns out there are at least 53 different ways to say that in english :D including the never heard spoof, circumvent, rook, duff, gull, juggle, bunco, whitsaw, hornswoggle :eek2:

    Swedish has like ten different words to describe the same thing. Dear native english-speakers can you really be trusted :p
     
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  3. chayton

    chayton aka LooHoo CAG PABnonaccred webmeister

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    They say English is one of the hardest languages to learn as a second language, probably mostly because of all the slang that's getting into our regular vocabulary.

    Were you looking for the word "joker" or "jester" by any chance? :) EDIT: Duh sorry I just noticed you said "the verb" so nevermind.

    BTW of course you can trust us... :Angel:
     
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  5. Emmeline

    Emmeline Experienced Member

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    I remember the casino name now

    Watch out for those english native speakers ;): rip2.jpg,Mar 1, 2012

    Good choice, good luck :D
     

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  7. Emmeline

    Emmeline Experienced Member

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    Yes I do trust you just as much as I would trust anyone else :)
    Nope I didn't search for that.
    So they say english is one of the hardest to learn. I understand that regarding the massive vocabulary. There really are so many ways to express a certain thing in english and I find myself choosing the wrong words over and over again. Unfortunately I forget so many expressions. You need to use the language and speak it really, and then there are all the idioms. :)
     
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  9. chayton

    chayton aka LooHoo CAG PABnonaccred webmeister

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    Reading your posts I'd never know you're not a native English speaker, you write English very well. :thumbsup:
     
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  11. Tirilej

    Tirilej Still a Lady CAG

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    I've never heard that it would be a difficult language to learn. At least not for us.
    I would never try to learn Finnish though. That's a tough one:eek2:
     
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  13. Emmeline

    Emmeline Experienced Member

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    Thanks I appreciate that :) I'm really trying to learn more but like I said, short memory-span and not disciplined enough perhaps.
     
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  15. Emmeline

    Emmeline Experienced Member

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    Don't tell me you tried Tiri :) That's quite a challenge.
     
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  17. Tirilej

    Tirilej Still a Lady CAG

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    Nope, but Turkish and that's almost the same, or from the same language stock (strange translation from Swedish that word was):p
     
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  19. conker

    conker Super Moderator CAG MM webmeister

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    Hey easy on the English language you lot. Just because we like to project our words so eloquently, doesn't neccessarily mean we are unrepentant in our moral fibre ;)
     
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  21. Tirilej

    Tirilej Still a Lady CAG

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    It should be okey as long as we doing it in your language:D
     
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  23. Emmeline

    Emmeline Experienced Member

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    Are you sure about that ;) No I enjoy the english language and I especially like to watch british programmes, there you can find eloquence and I enjoy every second of it.

    Edit: You certainly can find eloquence at CM too, u dont need english lessons when u have CM :)
     
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  25. conker

    conker Super Moderator CAG MM webmeister

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    haha, thanks guys, I don't normally speak like that. Only after watching some Jane Austin period dramas on the BBC ;)
     
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  27. Tirilej

    Tirilej Still a Lady CAG

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    thanks guys:eek2:
    Is that a new english word you're using when talking to women?
     
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  29. Emmeline

    Emmeline Experienced Member

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    Wow that's hilarious will you please speak like Timothy Dalton and I will...eeh be happy for a looong time ;)
     
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  31. jetset

    jetset Ueber Meister CAG

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    I always thought that 'hornswoggle' was one of those Wild West terms, as in "Well I'll be hornswoggled....":)

    BTW I think your English is damned good!
     
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  33. Emmeline

    Emmeline Experienced Member

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    Haha I have to check that word out, it sounds like Welsh or Scottish lol. Something worse than being tarred and feathered I reckon. :D
    Thanks for the compliment :notworthy
     
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  35. Luckylizzy

    Luckylizzy Dormant account

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    Yeah I would have never known English wasn't your first language at all. Most of the time I can really tell on the spam comments section I get that the people don't know English at all.

    Here are a few examples of some things I deleted simply because they don't make much sense to me:

    "Bright type. This type of bag just as its name implies, coach factory store rich color bright and the style and lively, coach outlet stores This kind of bag in the spring and summer use more frequent, because this season clothes color with light color more give priority to, coach factory outlet, because I personally think, asians, cheap coach so is the choice is cabinet design safety factor is quite high."

    "It is a very good article. Thank you for your sharing. Merely envision a person's eye of the mom or perhaps sister which receives imitation bags together with all brands - they could be as privileged as certainly not before."

    "Do you know my mother never let me play computer more time,but her allow me becase you wed has many good article"

    See compared to this stuff you have nothing to worry about! :)
     
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  37. Emmeline

    Emmeline Experienced Member

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    Ouch suddenly I have a splitting headache :eek: That looks like one of those brilliant google translations :lolup:

    Thank you I will try not to worry too much :notworthy
     
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  39. IanO

    IanO Regular Human

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    I'm always impressed by anyone who is able to learn English. Just take a look at some of these examples... and we wonder why people get it wrong?

    How can 'A Slim Chance' and 'A Fat Chance' be the same?
    How can 'You're so cool' and 'You're not so hot' be different?
    Why are 'A Wise man' and 'A Wise guy' opposites?
    'The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert'.. he did what now?:confused:
    How come Writers write but Fingers don't fing?:rolleyes:

    You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out and in which an alarm goes off by going on.:eek2::what:

    More examples here(xhttp://www.buzzle.com/editorials/4-20-2005-68792.asp)
     
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