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Old 02.02.2011, 02:33
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Actually it is: BMW = Beemer, Projector = Beamer

I think Swiss and German use lots of Present Continuous tense in their grammar instead of using Simple Present: I do it often vs I'm doing it often.
People between the San Gottardo and the Taunus (north of Frankfurt) tend to use the Present Continuous instead of the Simple Present and the Composite Past instead of the Simple Past (not existing in dialects in Switzerland and some Austrian and German areas), while people north of the Taunus prefer using the Simple Present and the Direct Simple Past
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haha i had to laugh at this because my wife says it. Stand up...Umm like ok teachy hahah
Reminds me of my uncle Bill. He (was) emigrated to Texas from Schaffhausen in 1905, and was not in school much. His family, due to the abysmal conditions in the Texas in the later 19-zero-zero years and the early 1910s had to go to Chihuahua and Sonora to find work and to survive and his school-education therefore remained a bit limited. He however liked to use the word "GET". Which means
get up
get down
get forward
get back
get to your left
get to your right
get it
never got it
get about the area
get the money
get a map of ....
get some gasoline
get your purchases
get a rental car
get a train (to)
get a plane (to)
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Re: New English Words

Is it just me who doesn't "get it"?
Aren't they all valid uses of get, in limited circumstances but nontheless?
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Old 17.02.2011, 17:54
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Re: New English Words

This doesn't really belong in here, but it is such a lovely word that I wanted it to be seen in this Thread too. It's a MathNut quote from here -
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- but I can't bear the thought it might be the very last one some poor expatlet needs to complete her collection and be the envy of all her little schoolmates.
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Old 17.02.2011, 18:13
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Re: New English Words

Is this the thread about new English words?

staycation - vacation spent at home

flyover states - central regions of the US (like that one very much )

gal pal - female friend
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Old 17.02.2011, 20:38
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Reminds me of my uncle Bill. He (was) emigrated to Texas from Schaffhausen in 1905, and was not in school much. His family, due to the abysmal conditions in the Texas in the later 19-zero-zero years and the early 1910s had to go to Chihuahua and Sonora to find work and to survive and his school-education therefore remained a bit limited. He however liked to use the word "GET". Which means
get up
get down
get forward
get back
get to your left
get to your right
get it
never got it
get about the area
get the money
get a map of ....
get some gasoline
get your purchases
get a rental car
get a train (to)
get a plane (to)
Not limited to Texas.

And you missed out "get some"
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Those are all new for me actually. But I find similar improper sentances from many esl people here.

eg: Instead of "Can I borrow a.." or "coud you lend me a..", I hear "Could you borrow me a.."
I hear this all the time.

And, Instead of I can teach you, "I can learn you how to..."
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