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Old 24.02.2012, 10:55
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Re: Sort of New but Not Quite Really

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Btw where is DB these days?
I believe he got in trouble after asking some questions about *proper* English.


I copied the text, think the thread was deleted- we'll see how long it lasts here.

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Why do Americans call chocolate globbernaughts “candy bars”?
Why do Americans call motorized rollinghams “cars”?
Why do Americans call merry fizzlebombs “fireworks”?
Why do Americans call meat water “gravy”?
Why do Americans call electro-rope “power cables”?
Why do Americans call beef Wellington ensemble with lettuce a “hamburger”?
Why do Americans call Whimsy Flimsy Mark and Scibblers “pens”?
Why do Americans call twisting plankhandles “doorknobs”
Why do Americans call cold on the cob “popsicles”?
Why do Americans call breaddystacks “sandwiches”?
Why do Americans call tippy typers “keyboards”?
Why do Americans call nutty-gum and fruit spleggings “peanut butter and jelly”?
Why do Americans call an upsy stairsy an “escalator”?
Why do Americans call a rickedy pop a “gear shift”?
Why do Americans call wiggledy piggledy nobbledy wobs “toes”?
Why do Americans call choco chip bicky wicky “cookies”?
Why do Americans call a slippery dippery long mover a “snake”
Why do Americans call cobblestone clippity clops “roads”?
As I recall the mod team was predominately English at the time.
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Re: Sort of New but Not Quite Really

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I get the feeling he's enjoying married life ....
I doubt it.
What?! I am deeply offended that someone I've met in real life would cast asper...

...actually scratch that, no I'm not. You go right on a-doubtin' it.
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