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Just sayin'.
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Danny. I don't quite follow. Is there a hidden meaning there? Don't we have enough hidden meanings with the illustrious Jonathon Townsend here?
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From the Merriam-Webster dictionary: Definition of HONOUR: chiefly British variant of honor, honorable, honorary.
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Danny, is just being a bit of a Wank-O.

He has 11,551 posts and has yet to figure how to get his picture up.

You have 100 and figured it out and are guest of honor.

He may need to rub some lotion on his chapped bits.

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Jim. Please don't fight with Danny here. Do it on the hypnosis section where they are constantly fighting anyway. If you start fighting here all hell will break loose and distract from me from educating the masses.
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Incidentally I believe the lack of Danny's picture is deliberate policy on his part and I am sure he has very good reason for it.
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Jim,

Your avatar looks a bit like an 80's album cover. Very dated but in a nice way. Mark's picture looks like a 1950's serial killer mugshot. Dated but not really in a good way.
What are you holding in your hand? Is it by any chance a napkin mouse? Mark's good friend Quentin Reynolds invented that trick.

Best,
James
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On 2011-05-30 18:54, Harv wrote:
From the Merriam-Webster dictionary: Definition of HONOUR: chiefly British variant of honor, honorable, honorary.


Yea. Jim you are suppposed to be so brilliant and read minds. Maybe if one of your dead friends was British they would have been able to figure it out.

Mark, I simply thought out of respect it should have had the "U", the way you spell many things such as coloUr. No hidden meanings. At least Harv got it.
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Harv is Canadian. No wonder he understood it. They all spell properly up here like normal human beings. As does every other English speaking country in the world.
One moment please.
I just realised that includes Australia. Forget what I said about normal human beings.
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I hope I wasn't included in "normal human beings". Otherwise I may have to get nasty.
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Danny. Nobody would ever refer to you as a normal human being. You can relax.
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Ok. Just so we got THAT straight! Incidently welcome here as yourself.
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On 2011-05-30 18:54, Harv wrote:
From the Merriam-Webster dictionary: Definition of HONOUR: chiefly British variant of honor, honorable, honorary.

This is why the webster is a worthless rag. Honour is not a variant of honor. It is the opposite. Honor is a variant of honour. The Oxford is the authority, the websters is worthless.
A north american telling the english how to speak english is like a brazilian tell ing someone from portugal how to speak portuguese- aint gonna happen.
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Their is no such thing as a british variant, it's their language we are speaking here. If anything is a variant, its what we have here in North America.
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Quite right, Fish old chap. But don't set Danny off. I know what he is like.
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It is somewhat akin to saying that Castillian Spanish is a variant of Mexican Spanish.

Whatever we speak in America that we call "English", is not the original!
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I'm American, my wife is English and her sister is a school teacher in the UK. My sister in law thinks it is wrong for American schools to call the subject "English." She thinks it should be "American English." That always cracks me up. There are so many variants of spanish all around the world yet we still call it "Spanish" in general.

Apples and oranges but they are both fruit.

I understood what Danny meant right off the bat BUT I'm still learning to understand my wife.

We created a dictionary of different words. Not spellings but that is just the tip of the ice burg. This is Northern Britain to Oklahoman. Many words differ depending on location of their home country.


Miscellaneous:

Knackered / Plumb tuckered
Nick / Lift
Lift / Elevator
Gob / Pie Hole
The Loo / The Can
Flat / Apartment
Queue / Line
Rubbish / Trash
Bin / Trash Can
Full Stop / Period
Bloke / Fellow
Spouse / Mate
Mate / Bud
Bird / Chick
Chicken / Sugar/Darlin’
Scaredy cat / Chicken
Crazy Golf / Putt Putt
Pub Crawl / Bar Hopping
Telephone Box/ Phone Booth
Telly / T.V.
Minted / In high cotton
Brilliant / Finer than a frog’s hair
Cinema / Movie Theater
Bobby / Cop
Waffle / Ramble
Long Sighted / Far Sighted
Garden / Yard
Nutter / Screw loose
Paraffin / Kerosene
Cherished / Colder than a witches teet
Gales / Strong Winds
Wind / Toot
Chuffed / Chipper than a jay bird
Post / Mail
Free Time / Down Time
Smart / Cool
Cheeky / Flippant
Gutted / Tore up
Stone / 14 pounds
Rock / Stone
Flannel / Wash Cloth

We have pages and pages but some aren't fit to print. This is from the section I could show our kids one day.
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On 2011-05-30 19:41, James Munton wrote:
Jim,

What are you holding in your hand? Is it by any chance a napkin mouse? Mark's good friend Quentin Reynolds invented that trick.

Best,
James


James, It is a Martini.
Have found it helps when dealing with magicians.


Jim
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Oh, of course. Now I see it! Now it definitely looks like an 80's album cover in a Bryan Ferry kind of way.

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American English is definitely quite different to English English. Which is very different to Scots' English.
For instance, in the US you call "cutlery" "silverware".
And you call a "bottom" a "fanny", which is a very crude word over here, meaning something completely different.
And in Scotland, the verb "to live" becomes "to bide".
"To know" is "to ken".
"Chimney" is "lum".
There are also many variants in preferred language: though UK English is rapidly becoming Americanised thanks to the Simpsons and other American TV. Modern kids frequently refer to a "nappy" as a "diaper" over here.
There are countless examples. That's why I keep an Oxford Dictionary and a Webster's New Collegiate.
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