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Old 25th March 2009, 13:05   #916
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He's out on his Hübbelbummler ...
There it is!
It's not even the hübbel; it's the bummler that would have titled ladies calling for smelling salts in certain circles!

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Old 20th April 2009, 11:39   #917
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Nice one Yeti. Appreciate it. It's a wonderful refresher read as well. Glad you took out the time to write this. Team BHP is now educational in non auto domains as well. It's one more reason to point out to the wife, why I'm addicted to this forum. It's fun to see the look on her face, when she realizes that I'm wandering around the forum instead of working on the critical presentation, whose deadline is just around the corner and is my excuse to skip chores or a weekend lunch
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Old 24th April 2009, 16:47   #918
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Ah! Finally I stumbled upon this thread, again.

Since the moment I saw this good link on American vs British English I have been meaning to post it on this thread but my search attempts were futile Nevermind! Here you go:

British English vs American English
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Old 25th April 2009, 00:36   #919
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Very interesting, thanks.

There are some American words there that I would have misunderstood, and some others that always puzzled me. For instance, now I know what a "duplex" is!
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Old 17th May 2009, 21:39   #920
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Locked breaks means they worked perfectly.
Post: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/1298224-post20.html

This is called a homophone error,right?
Why is this the most common error on Team-BHP and forums in general?
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Post: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/1298224-post20.html

This is called a homophone error,right?
Why is this the most common error on Team-BHP and forums in general?
There you go again, Thad! Looks like you badly need a break.
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Old 17th May 2009, 23:32   #922
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so if I was me,

Who else are you?

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Old 17th May 2009, 23:48   #923
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Braking the mould!

I do find that, not only is the spelling of my own language endlessly confusing, but also my fingers have developed a strange sort of dyslexia recently. I even caught myself typing ph instead of f and trying to spell anxious anctious recently.

Yes, I had a very nasty attack of breakages just recently!

Spelling: yet another area of my life in which I am becoming dependent on my wife <BLUSH>
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Old 5th August 2009, 16:00   #924
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I often see people starting with "Firstly...". How correct is this usage?
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Old 5th August 2009, 16:07   #925
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According to Thesarus ( U.S), Firstly is correct usage and it means :-

First of all
Initially
At the outset etc.
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Is anyways an American slang for anyway?
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Is anyways an American slang for anyway?
Indeed it is.

Also, Americans use the term 'you guys' even for a group that has girls in it!


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There you go again, Thad! Looks like you badly need a break.
Err...don't you mean he needs a brake?

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Indeed it is.

Also, Americans use the term 'you guys' even for a group that has girls in it!
and sometimes even when there is no "guy" in it.
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Apparently calling a bunch of girls as "you gals" is sexist. So "you guys" is more acceptable. Not sure that is acceptable in India though.
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Apparently calling a bunch of girls as "you gals" is sexist. So "you guys" is more acceptable. Not sure that is acceptable in India though.
Maybe the best way to address is to use the term 'Yall'!!
As in, "We waited for yall but yall never came only"!
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