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Old 17th October 2007, 12:52   #301
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Gee Thanks, Sam. How silly of me not to have thunk it myself!
Oho, I was sure you thought of it, that's not what I was saying. I was saying that the guys who thought of it must have had small cars.

And what is pornographic about what we're discussing? Cars and willies!
On an automobile forum with 13000 men on it, that's day talk.
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Cars and willies!
On an automobile forum with 13000 men on it, that's day talk.
Oh thank God! I was just a lil' worried.
And now I'm really curious as to what night talk might encompass!

And BTW, that should read Willys.!!

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I was saying that the guys who thought of it must have had small cars.
Beyond a shadow of doubt!

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And BTW, that should read Willys.!!
Ha, only if it's strictly a Ford Jeep. otherwise it's written either as willy or willie
And Thad is a British man; he should have another 300 odd metaphors for the organ in question, at the very least.
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Ha, only if it's strictly a Ford Jeep. otherwise it's written either as willy or willie
And Thad is a British man; he should have another 300 odd metaphors for the organ in question, at the very least.
Are we talking about THAT vestigial organ?
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Are we talking about THAT vestigial organ?
Really hope that was a typing mistake dude
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Really hope that was a typing mistake dude
No it was not. Just a simple ploy to maintain decorum on a forum where gentlemen congregate and sometimes their children or nephews!

Oh me Gawd! Life DEPENDS on it!

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Nothing vestigial about my organ --- even if it does only need a Swift to carry it around!
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...even if it does only need a Swift to carry it around!
Don't feel bad. I manage with a WagonR!
Bit of a squeeze, but acceptable.
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Now I'm feeling inadequate :(




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Now I'm feeling inadequate :(
With him or with the Swift?? LOL
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Sam, as you must have noticed, many people are confused between usage of 'your' and 'you're'.
Where they (them peoples) ought to be using you're, they use your.
By and large, 'you're' is not there in their (array baba them same same peoples') dictionary.
eg: 1) Your welcome.
2) Your in for the ride?
3) Please confirm if your interested. etc... etc.

Past experience and unimpeachable sources tell me that JBL can help.
Is that possible??
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As per Anup's request.


Your: Belonging to you.

Look at that. That is your vestigial organ. Your car is a swift. My father will kick your father's aas. Hard.
These are the most common and correct ways to use this word.

Do not say things like Your kidding me -WRONG! More on that later.

Your is also used when addressing the King or the Judge or other eminent personalities.
Maine khoon nahi kiya, your Honour! Thank you for this guide your Yetiship.

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You're: YOU ARE.

Even though this word is pronounced in a similar fashion, it is written with the apostrophe.
It is the second person equivalent of I'm (I am). The 3rd person equivalent is he/she/it's (he/she/it is).

Therefore it would be correct to say You're kidding me!

You're in for the ride.
(like anup's example, but notice I've made it an affirmative sentence) HOWEVER in that example it is an interrogative sentence. I would not say "You're in for the ride?" I would rather say "Are you in for the ride?"

Similarly - Please confirm if you're interested. You're going to run because your wife is going beat you up.

You're is short for you are. There is no other use for it.
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"Are you in for the ride?"
Of course your Yetiship! It is correcter than "Your in for the ride?"
However, what amazes me is how you are always 'lurking' there in the blessed background, ready to pop up (pardon the expression!) when there is a shout for help!
Lightning fast.

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However, what amazes me is how you are always 'lurking' there in the blessed background, ready to pop up (pardon the expression!) when there is a shout for help!
Happy to be of help, your Anupship
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Sam, help!
I breaked very hardly with my mobile sitting on 'the thingy'. And my mobile it is flying off WITH the thingy and it is braking. My mobile, not the thingy. And me, now I am weeping.
Please tell to me how my goodself, and other many goodselfs on the forum, can say this in propahly english, please?
And many sometimes, many of my good friends they are braking the wind and forgetting to say the pardon.

Even sometime the moderators they are doing same same.

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