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Discussion Topic  RE: Nancy boy and namby-pamby (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Erik Johansen
Just to confuse things further, here in the NE of England it's "puff"! As in "Yu caalin me a puff?"!...
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Discussion Topic  RE: The long 'f'. (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Erik Johansen
I was in my local pub for my occasional(!) half pint(!) of ale. They've a rather splendid reproducti......
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Discussion Topic  RE: British vs. American English (in Potpourri) by Erik Johansen
I know it always sounds odd to my ears when say Patrick Stewart (playing an English sounding Shakesp......
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Discussion Topic  RE: British vs. American English (in Potpourri) by Erik Johansen
Something I've noticed in US programmes is the use of the word 'dirt' instead of 'earth' as in 'heap......
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Discussion Topic  The long 'f'. (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Erik Johansen
Why was the long 'f' used sometimes instead of a regular 's' in old documents e.g. "The Bofton Tea ......
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Discussion Topic  Calling Asa! (in Community) by Erik Johansen
Asa, I did try to send you a PM regarding aviation- did you receive it? Erik....
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Discussion Topic  RE: British vs. American English (in Potpourri) by Erik Johansen
Mention of Churchill reminds me of one of my favourite quotes. Churchill seemed to have had a bit of......
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Discussion Topic  RE: British vs. American English (in Potpourri) by Erik Johansen
So what does Messerschmitt actually mean? You know I've been interested in aviation since I was youn......
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Poll  RE: Pronunciation of "simultaneous" (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Erik Johansen
To us lot over here the US pronunciation of missile as "missil" (with two short 'i's) sounds odd, be......
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Discussion Topic  RE: British vs. American English (in Potpourri) by Erik Johansen
Well, most of us were so lazy at school virtually everything was abbreviated- "chem" for chemistry, ......
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Discussion Topic  Step.....why? (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Erik Johansen
Hi, me again! I've been rather busy so I've had little chance to post recently. I've just got engage......
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Discussion Topic  RE: British vs. American English (in Potpourri) by Erik Johansen
First of all, cigarettes are not cheap here, being heavily taxed in order to discourage the filthy h......
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Discussion Topic  RE: British vs. American English (in Potpourri) by Erik Johansen
What's the difference between a flat and an apartment? About £100,000! One thing that really gets o......
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Discussion Topic  RE: queer v gay reading (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Erik Johansen
No, no, Bob. I didn't mean on here- we're all civilised people who can hold a debate on subjects dis......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Tunnel/funnel? (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Erik Johansen
Thanks Arnie! I suspected that there was probably a similar etymology. It was just one of those odd ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: queer v gay reading (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Erik Johansen
The one thing I do find unacceptable in my view is the harassment some people are given when they cr......
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Discussion Topic  Kennel? (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Erik Johansen
The second of my (possibly) pointless contributions. A mate of mine used the Americanism "In the dog......
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Discussion Topic  Tunnel/funnel? (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Erik Johansen
Because I'm too bone idle to find the eymology of these words I'll ask you fine people instead! I wa......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Lint (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Erik Johansen
Placenames? How about "Crackpot" in Yorkshire? Or "Pity Me" or "No Place"- good real ale pub there R......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Aye, it's a bit femma! (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Erik Johansen
Incidentally, Stan, the reason I spelt it "femma" rather than "femmer" was simply that's how it soun......
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