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Old 28th February 2009, 12:06   #901
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A router (the networking equipment), sends your data on the correct route --- and that is said like root. root, rooter are the English pronunciations.

A router, pronounced r-out-er, is a woodworking tool!
LOL, couldn't agree more about this!
The power of Hollywood and American TV!
The whole world wants to be American!
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What does someone actually mean when he says, "Do I know what a rhetorical question means?"
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What does someone actually mean when he says, "Do I know what a rhetorical question means?"
Why ask rhetorical questions about what rhetorical questions mean?

And I discovered this sentence in a newspaper today: "The groom came to his marriage in a sleek Endeavour."
came to?
his marriage?
sleek Endeavour?
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And I discovered this sentence in a newspaper today: "The groom came to his marriage in a sleek Endeavour."
came to?
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LOL, that's like the other Indian classic, "Which year did you pass out (from college)"?
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LOL, that's like the other Indian classic, "Which year did you pass out (from college)"?
My answer to that would be - "Every year - particularly on week-ends (in college)"!



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Another Americanism here:

A router (the networking equipment), sends your data on the correct route --- and that is said like root. root, rooter are the English pronunciations.

A router, pronounced r-out-er, is a woodworking tool!
Good point, Thad. In British English, 'route' is pronounced as 'rowt' only when the meaning is 'defeat'--eg: Alexander routed Porus.
But when you route an application via proper channel, the 'route' here is pronounced as 'root', though it is a verb like in the preceding example.

But the Yanks, as always, have taken a shortcut and pronounce both as 'rowt', even to the extent of nouns like 'bus route'.
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With reference to the thread http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...your-nano.html (PIMP Your Nano!), I have been wondering whether the word used should read PRIMP instead of PIMP.

PIMP is a slang, I find, and used as an adjective, meaning very good, excellent; COOL, AWESOME. Also pimping. Uses: That is a pimp car. That's a pimping car. (The Online Slang Dictionary | Definition of pimp). On the other hand, the meaning of the slang term PIMP as a verb (to question thouroughly, to discovering holes in one's knowledge), as has been used in the thread, does not fit in.

On the other hand, primp (prmp)
v. primped, primp·ing, primps
v.tr. To dress or groom (oneself) with meticulous or excessive attention to detail.

v.intr. To dress or groom oneself with elaborate care; preen.
(primping - definition of primping by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.)
is appropriately applicable to the title of the thread, as in "Primp your Nano".

Or, to apply both words in their right usage, one can rightly say "Primp your Nano to get a pimp car".

And since T-BHP does not condone slang, I vote that the particular thread referred to above have its title changed to "Primp your Nano".

Experts' opinion please!

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LOL, DocSS, you're taking it far too seriously!
That thread is named after the famous TV show!
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Agreed, Mathur-saab, but that does not absolve it from being implicated for the usage of American slang.
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, but that does not absolve it from being implicated for the usage of American slang.
Not at all!
Now His Yetiship will have to decide the fate of that thread!
I must mention, though, that I've seeing alarming levels of German slang on his threads lately! That cute omnibus 'thingy' is utterly slang!
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Agreed, Mathur-saab, but that does not absolve it from being implicated for the usage of American slang.
I agree with Anup. You're taking things far too seriously. Even this thread is merely a guide for those who wish to follow it, it is merely recommended reading, not gospel.

As far as "pimp my ride" is concerned you should look for a thread I wrote long back here in shifting gears with that title.
Use the advanced search.

We're not an English language forum, we're merely a forum that posts in English. Some level of "Americanism" (that word itself is slang) exists and cannot be avoided. I think Team-BHP's problems are more with internet slang, abusive slang and SMS language.
Everything else should be OK, I guess.

I'm no moderator so if I was me, I'd take me with a grain of salt in any case.

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Not at all!
that I've seeing alarming levels of German slang on his threads lately!
German slang! Bring me the head of the person who uses that on Team-BHP.
Was zum Teufel, I say...

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You're taking things far too seriously.
Not at all. All for a healthy exchange of opinion. You pimp your ride, and I'll primp mine... What say?
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What say?
And there's an Americanism if I ever heard one. Cheers SST. Primpin'!! lol
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And there's an Americanism if I ever heard one.
I knew that had to be your repartee, so the tongue-out smiley. Cheers, Sam. Just wondering... Thad didn't join in on this.
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Thad didn't join in on this.
Oh he will be here in a while. He's out on his Hübbelbummler without a map.
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