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Re: What do you do?

Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:45 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:



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Re: What do you do?

Postby ChristianBecker » Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:24 am

Tonyblack wrote:Margi, you should be able to add 'Discworld' yourself. When the spellchecker underlines it, right click your mouse and you'll get a pop up with suggestions and an option to "Add to dictionary".

I always have to teach my computers all about Discworld as they don't have a clue. ;)

I'm so glad you are enjoying Discworld. I envy you that you have so many to look forward to reading for the first time. :D

Hah! Dunno why I haven't thought of that before. You might remember, that some time in the past I complained that my spell checker always underlines "you". Not anymore.
Thanks Tony.

P.S.: It also underlines "anymore"; that's spelt correctly, isn't it?
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Re: What do you do?

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:30 am

It sure is. ;)
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Re: What do you do?

Postby ChristianBecker » Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:37 am

Thought so. Thanks. Somehow it's only the UK-English that seems to be messed up. I don't get these false positives when I use US-English. But I hate the way US-English marks colour, neighbour, theatre and the like as incorrect.
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Re: What do you do?

Postby wicked woman » Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:08 pm

Apparently Americans are up in arms about English english creeping in to their language. But I've noticed I've started using Australian, especially 'no worries'. It's all Dels fault! :lol:
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Re: What do you do?

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:29 pm

:oops: I'm always switching to Americanisms. I almost always say "cell phone" rather than "mobile phone" for example.


I always love it when a Britishism sneaks into an American TV show - such as when Chief O'Brien loses his temper in an episode of DS9 and shouts "bollocks!" :lol:
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Re: What do you do?

Postby AuntyVague » Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:40 pm

wicked woman wrote:Apparently Americans are up in arms about English english creeping in to their language. But I've noticed I've started using Australian, especially 'no worries'. It's all Dels fault! :lol:


I'm not sure I can blame Del, but for some bizzare reason I've fallen into saying 'No worries!' quite a bit at work. I probably shouldn't be bothered by being an Australian talking like an Australian, but I feel like such an ocker :roll:
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Re: What do you do?

Postby Bickaxe » Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:42 pm

I say 'no worries' a lot still. Only spent 3 months in Australia 12 years ago. I blame Del though.
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Re: What do you do?

Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:08 pm

Quite frankly, I blame Del for most things.
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Re: What do you do?

Postby Penfold » Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:41 pm

Tonyblack wrote::oops: I'm always switching to Americanisms. I almost always say "cell phone" rather than "mobile phone" for example.


I always love it when a Britishism sneaks into an American TV show - such as when Chief O'Brien loses his temper in an episode of DS9 and shouts "bollocks!" :lol:

That was a 'nickname' I (and a few others) sometimes used for aces when dealing Blackjack to Americans (and other nationalities) on the cruise ships. It was quite amusing pointing to their cards and saying "You've got a pair of bollocks, would you like to split them?" :lol:
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Re: What do you do?

Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:14 pm

:clap: :clap: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: What do you do?

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:38 pm

wicked woman wrote:Apparently Americans are up in arms about English english creeping in to their language. But I've noticed I've started using Australian, especially 'no worries'. It's all Dels fault! :lol:
;) What language did they speak before that happened. :shock: :mrgreen:
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Re: What do you do?

Postby wicked woman » Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:51 pm

:think: :confusion-shrug:
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Re: What do you do?

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:37 pm

Ask a Red Indian.
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Re: What do you do?

Postby Willem » Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:59 pm

I'm a manager.



I don't really know what that is either.
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