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Old 01.02.2012, 07:48
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Re: Switzerland girds for big freeze

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For those of you who are non-native English speakers, don't sweat not knowing the verb gird. It's obsolete, archaic and you can go the rest of your life without saying or writing it.

Much like "gild", now that I think about it.
What about us native speakers?

I'd never heard of the word before......wow the Lolcal has actually taught me something I didn't know
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Old 01.02.2012, 08:09
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It should definitely gird itself now before the freeze, as cold induces shrinkage
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For those of you who are non-native English speakers, don't sweat not knowing the verb gird. It's obsolete, archaic and you can go the rest of your life without saying or writing it.

Much like "gild", now that I think about it.
Australians still need the word "gird", as pointed out in an earlier post.

In any case, it's a shame to let languages die, or become merged into some lowest-commom-denominator dumbed-down patois. Keep gird, and gild for that matter. I will continue to embrace the phrases "gird your loins" and "gild the lily".

Anyway, just to keep this on topic, I girded my car ages ago with winter tyres in anticipation of the Big Chill.
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For those of you who are non-native English speakers, don't sweat not knowing the verb gird. It's obsolete, archaic and you can go the rest of your life without saying or writing it.

Much like "gild", now that I think about it.
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What would be your next step? Outlaw figures of speech?
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Old 01.02.2012, 12:56
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Re: Switzerland girds for big freeze

Look, it's just going to be bloody cold, that's all it's trying to say.
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Old 01.02.2012, 13:21
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Look, it's just going to be bloody cold, that's all it's trying to say.
Ohhhh. So why didn't they just say so?
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Old 01.02.2012, 13:23
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Ohhhh. So why didn't they just say so?
Because its try to show some journalism skills by using strange words...
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Because its try to show some journalism skills by using strange words...
That's a ructious suggestion.
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Even more amazing.... being seen in all of that underwear back then was cause for anxiety because it you wasn't "decent".
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In any case, it's a shame to let languages die, or become merged into some lowest-commom-denominator dumbed-down patois.
Don't piss off the Patois speakers in Wallis!

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/multimed...l?cid=31707604
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