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Dgamer
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Posted: 6th Oct 2002 20:53
What the heck does that mean?!?!?!
dark coder
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Posted: 6th Oct 2002 21:29
btw=by the way
lol=lots of laughter
l8er=err guess
wtf=what the f***
v.g=very good
there are some others

l8er

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Dgamer
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Posted: 6th Oct 2002 22:34
lol is actually laugh-out-loud
brb=be right back
omfg = oh my f****** god
afk=away from keyboard
lmao=laughing my *** off

Shadow Robert
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Posted: 7th Oct 2002 01:05
fgs - for gods sake
im(h)o - in my (honest) opinion
asap - as soon as possible

... hehee those and the ones above are the only ones i know

However once i've always wonder'd about - what the heck does RSVP mean? i know when you get invited somewhere you say you'll rsvp if its like formal function - but no one i know seems to know :s

Holy jumping mother of god NOOOO!!!...
Ahem I mean, I'll think about it
Marc Fleury
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Posted: 16th Oct 2002 09:57
"what the heck does RSVP mean"

Repondez, S'il Vous Plait

"Please Respond"


AFAIK
(as far as I know)

YMMV
(your mileage may vary)

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Shadow Robert
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Posted: 16th Oct 2002 15:54
... why the heck do we have a French Synonim?

Holy jumping mother of god NOOOO!!!...
Richard Davey
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Posted: 16th Oct 2002 16:51
Why is RSVP French? Kinda the same reason why the AD in "2000 AD" is Latin It's just how things are

Cheers,

Rich

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Mirthin
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Posted: 16th Oct 2002 18:53
Why do we use Garage? That's French too. Hand it down to integration. Latin is a base for English, French, Spanish, Italian... A lot of European countries. These languages were taken over to 'the new world' but as Americans won their independance they changed many of their words.

Original Americanism
arse fanny
trousers pants
colour color
valour valor
honour honor...

You get the idea.
Ian T
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Posted: 16th Oct 2002 19:38
IMHO is actually in my humble opinion from what I heard.

--Mouse
Shadow Robert
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Posted: 17th Oct 2002 10:11
yeah but garage isn't identicallly garage within french... alot of english is based upon the european languages, parts of Latin, French, German, Norsk - and well whatever we use oftenly sound "similar" but changed to fit our sense of speech better.
With stuff suchas colour i don't understand that, pronounced the same ... just seems like a lazy way to steal a word.
But then again those foreign words that english is based upon are because before we had NO word for it,not simply because we like it ... and technically the americans calling trousers - pants is closer to the french pantaloons which is where we got the word from

however not really ever noticed perfectly used other language synomins - i can understand the Latin because right up until 100years ago it was still basically a second language for the Rich and Religious.
I mean just because we don't speak it anymore doesn't mean we won't use the terms which have really been set by christianity.

And hey mouse... i've only heard honest, but then again i was told when i was skill back in the uk - humble really isn't a well used word there

Holy jumping mother of god NOOOO!!!...
Marc Fleury
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Posted: 17th Oct 2002 11:20
Acronyms. Synonyms are pairs of words with the same meaning.

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Mirthin
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Posted: 17th Oct 2002 19:04
Phoenetically speaking, Color would sound in the English language as coh(as in cone)-lor(as in lord) instead of culler. Weird, I don't get it, and I don't actually care.
Ian T
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Posted: 30th Oct 2002 00:23
Actually that's not true-- when we borrow a word, the spelling is not changed and the pronunciation isn't adapted as usual. Phoenetically speaking, those 'rules' only apply to words that are 'our own'...

--Mouse
Ian T
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Posted: 30th Oct 2002 00:23
'And hey mouse... i've only heard honest, but then again i was told when i was skill back in the uk - humble really isn't a well used word there'

LOL... hehe

--Mouse
Flashing Blade
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Posted: 30th Oct 2002 00:59
lol is latin
laffus outus loudiuss
The Darthster
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Posted: 30th Oct 2002 01:02
lol
Shadow Robert
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Posted: 30th Oct 2002 03:25
yeah but thing is with colour is its twin syllable
Col - our phenetically (cul-oar)
which is taken from the latin standpoint of speech

... hey i'm wondering how many of you know about the americans in a bid to buy some histroy bought London Bridge believing it was the Tower Bridge - hahaa, i dunno why but all this chat recently reminded me of that ...

Anata aru kowagaru no watashi!
Solidz Snake
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Posted: 30th Oct 2002 06:03
Hey! i like to speak phoenetically also!

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Shadow Robert
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Posted: 30th Oct 2002 07:16
... i haven't a clue what that just all said ...

Anata aru kowagaru no watashi!
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Posted: 1st Nov 2002 14:08
MUHAHAHAHAHA!!!

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