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Old 5th March 2014, 14:52   #2011
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I've noticed that many people say "mm hmm" in response to "thank you". I find that rude.
It is, for us - upbringing makes us expect an explicit response. "Mm hmm" or Unh hunh" is perfectly acceptable in US but not in Europe.

Come to think of it, in many parts of India people don't know how to formally acknowledge thanks given to them. The usual response is an amiable bobbing of the head, sometimes accompanied by a smile!
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I came across this thread:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...uspension.html (Industrial Scissor found in brand-new Punto's suspension!)

Everyone has used the word "scissor". Shouldn't it be scissors, because it always comes as a pair (like "trousers")?
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I came across this thread:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...uspension.html (Industrial Scissor found in brand-new Punto's suspension!)

Everyone has used the word "scissor". Shouldn't it be scissors, because it always comes as a pair (like "trousers")?
I believe you have a point.
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Rohan, you're right; it ought to be scissors.
Scissor is plain wrong.
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I am out of words here.
It's a high time that we should stand up against out rights.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/route-...ml#post3406192 (Travelling long distance during the Elections)

Reading the post quoted, I am at a loss for words too. Enjoy the howler.
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I've noticed recently a tendency to incorrectly use the word should. In most instances, could or might would have been appropriate. Speaking of suggested possibilities, might is probably correct, but should is absolutely wrong.
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Reading the post quoted, I am at a loss for words too. Enjoy the howler.
ROTFLMAO
Oh God! Nitrous Power, you want to put the country under a dictator! I'll be damned if that happens! If you become the President of India we'll all be dead!
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I've noticed recently a tendency to incorrectly use the word should. In most instances, could or might would have been appropriate. Speaking of suggested possibilities, might is probably correct, but should is absolutely wrong.
I would if I could, but I can't because I won't. However, I should!
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Reading the post quoted, I am at a loss for words too. Enjoy the howler.

Thanks for pointing out, SS Traveller! I missed it completely.
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.... but I can't because I won't. However, I should!
"I can't because I won't" sounds 'wrong/incorrect' to me. "I won't because I can't" seems to make more sense.

"However, I should" could be better said as "However, I ought to", I think!

Help!
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SS-Traveller didn't really mean to make sense, but to make a word play., but both make sense. The first is a refusal, the second is a statement of inability.
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SS-Traveller didn't really mean to make sense, ....
That's not fair!
Am I losing my sense of humour?
Be brutally honest, please!
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Be brutally honest
time for a joke...
Masochist: "Hit me!"

Sadist: "No."

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Masochist: "Hit me!"

Sadist: "No."

Masochist: "Don't hit me!"
The sadist must now do his work.
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I have a burning question. Why is it that people use "SMS" language while texting on the phone? or using Whatsapp? Is regular English that hard to type out or use? It makes me think that they don't know proper english at all.

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