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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  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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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  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  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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Discussion Topic  RE: Aye, it's a bit femma! (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Erik Johansen
One thing though, around here- I'm in North Shields at the moment- "Femma" or "femmer" is only ever ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Aye, it's a bit femma! (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Erik Johansen
Hi Stan! Aha! Well, that's interesting! It would suggest that it is part of the old mining patois. I......
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Discussion Topic  Ironics (in Potpourri) by Erik Johansen
Keith Waterhouse in the Daily Mail: "The poet Roger McGough has run foul of the Clerk to the House o......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Professions as surnames (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Erik Johansen
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Discussion Topic  RE: Professions as surnames (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Erik Johansen
Yeah there's always the old joke about someone being so thick he thinks Hertz Van Rental is a Dutch ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Professions as surnames (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Erik Johansen
Shame we don't have some modern ones, Sharon Computerprogrammer, Joseph Carsalesman, Elizabeth Elect......
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Discussion Topic  Arachibutyrophobia. (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Erik Johansen
So,I must admit I've never looked up this word in the dictionary. I came across it in the Modesty Bl......
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Discussion Topic  Aye, it's a bit femma! (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Erik Johansen
The above quote includes a local word - 'femma' which seems to be unknown outside a 2-3 mile radius ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Pronunciations (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Erik Johansen
When I think about it, I think I pronounce it 'Woosta' too! The Geordie accent does tend to render '......
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Discussion Topic  New "Dambusters". (in Potpourri) by Erik Johansen
Sir David Frost now owns the film rights to "The Dambusters" about 617 Squadron's (RAF) raid on the ......
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