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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #750 on: September 28, 2011, 10:54:02 am »
Some (most?) of the Slavic languages are phonetic.  German is pretty close.  Any others?
Hungarian is very WYHIWYW, which is the only simple thing about it.

It is still my bugbear that my daughter, who is bilingual, but had only been in England 12 months, "failed" the 11+ by 3 points, when getting two more word spellings correct would have got into grammar school. She would have applied Hungarian spelling conventions to English words and thus got them wrong.
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #751 on: September 28, 2011, 11:02:05 am »
The best one I know is Sowerby Bridge.  While everyone agrees on the Bridge part, there are three different pronunciations of 'Sowerby' used by locals! :o

All the SB locals I know (including Mum who is from there) call it Sorby. But it wouldn't surprise me to find variations.
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #752 on: September 28, 2011, 11:05:04 am »
'Sorby', 'Sour-by' and 'Sower-by'
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #753 on: September 28, 2011, 11:09:16 am »
No one can pronounce Solihull correctly either.
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #754 on: September 28, 2011, 11:20:20 am »
How the heck did I manage to go abroad without my normal handbag stash of Buscopan??

And more importantly, how did I truly succeed in this complete fail by going to a country that actually doesn't stock it?  Not even as a prescription only??   :facepalm:

Thank goodness they at least sell Naproxen-over the counter, even!

I may be somewhat grumpy by the time I get home to my own little corner of the UK this evening!



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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #755 on: September 28, 2011, 11:22:11 am »
I recall the BBC controversy over the pronunciation of Kabul, when the Russians went into Afghanistan. Everyone had previously placed the emphasis on the second syllable but the BBC decided to change the pronunciation to "Karble" (as in Vince Karble) because that was how the Kabullians pronounced it. I didn't notice the residents of Saaaaaarfend, Acne and Rovrive being offered the same respect though.
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #756 on: September 28, 2011, 11:24:32 am »

And they say working from home can be less stressful.  ::-)

I used to WFH on an occassional basis & it was a pain in the ass.

Doing it regularly or permenantly:as I do: it becomes much easier

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #757 on: September 28, 2011, 12:37:44 pm »
Someone from head office saw some of the non-US cars one day, & was horrified that drivers were exposed to the mind-boggling complexity (for Leftpondians) of manual gear changing.

Probably true.  My mate Sacramento John has a similarly-sized Ford Ranger pickup, also with a manual 'box', and that doesn't have idiot lights relating to the gears.

In other news, I searched my trousis again.  I still didn't find the missing button, but I did find a very shiny 20p coin :thumbsup:

Edit:  Coin shininess due to having been through the washing machine a Several of times.  I believe this is called money laundering.
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #758 on: September 28, 2011, 01:40:35 pm »
Happisborough?
Wymondham?
Costessy?

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #759 on: September 28, 2011, 01:46:55 pm »
Happisborough?
Wymondham?
Costessy?

NFN!
/hayz-brə/
/ˈwɪndəm/
/ˈkɒsi/ (or Throatwobbler Mangrove)

Respectively (I knew the first two, had never heard of the third)

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #760 on: September 28, 2011, 02:01:23 pm »
No one can pronounce Solihull correctly either.

tbh, though I've passed through many times, I'm not sure.  I've always said 'Sollyull'.
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #761 on: September 28, 2011, 02:13:55 pm »
Just carry on using the baler twine.  No one will notice the difference.

You are Rory Stewart MP and ICMFP

clarion

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« Reply #762 on: September 28, 2011, 02:16:51 pm »
Neither the photo nor the politics are a very good likeness. ;D

Mind you, they could put a blue rosette on a donkey & get it elected in Penrith.

Oh no - they already did!
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #763 on: September 28, 2011, 02:20:22 pm »
No one can pronounce Solihull correctly either.

tbh, though I've passed through many times, I'm not sure.  I've always said 'Sollyull'.

"so-lee-hull" with stress on the last syllable is how I think it should be said, and I lived there 40+ years. Mind you, the North Solihull upstarts that the town was given in 1974 might have a different idea.
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #764 on: September 28, 2011, 02:21:38 pm »
Happisborough?
Wymondham?
Costessy?

NFN!

NARDGE.
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #765 on: September 28, 2011, 02:45:39 pm »
Kircudbright
Budapest
Haggerty F, Haggerty R, Tomkins, Noble, Carrick, Robson, Crapper, Dewhurst, Macintyre, Treadmore, Davitt.

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #766 on: September 28, 2011, 04:34:18 pm »
Oh FFS, we have another case of threadworm in the family.

It doesn't hurt, more of a nuisance than anything :(

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #767 on: September 28, 2011, 04:53:18 pm »
Oh and Erith. Even BBC London never got that one right when I lived there (It's pretty much like Ear-ith btw)
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #768 on: September 28, 2011, 10:01:08 pm »
Kircudbright
Budapest
BOO-da-pesht
Fairly short oo
?
I do not ride a great big Mercian, gangster tanwalls, fixed cog in the back.

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #769 on: September 28, 2011, 10:04:43 pm »
And if we're doing furrin places,
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #770 on: September 28, 2011, 10:40:53 pm »
.gvfs  ??? That's nice & obvious  ::-)

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #771 on: September 29, 2011, 10:00:29 am »
Kircudbright
Budapest
BOO-da-pesht
Fairly short oo
?

Give the man a cigar! :) As you say, the "oo" is quite short. All Hungarian words have the stress on the first syllable. That's why many Magyars can sound a bit tedious when speaking English, as they transfer that speech pattern to the new language. And they have the classic v & w confusion.
Haggerty F, Haggerty R, Tomkins, Noble, Carrick, Robson, Crapper, Dewhurst, Macintyre, Treadmore, Davitt.

Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #772 on: September 29, 2011, 12:16:10 pm »
What a gorgeous day. Light breezes, sunshine, temperature in the mid 20s. I have all my windows open, enjoying the late season air.

So - the council turn up with three chainsaws and two fuck-off chippers to clear the path between the main road and Tesco. I can't hear myself think. Guys - shouldn't you do that in the Autumn? Oh... hang on...

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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #773 on: September 29, 2011, 03:11:26 pm »
$WORK_FRIEND I find it very laudable that you are a) buying a new bike so that you can compete better in b) these flaming Triathlons you keep telling me about.

BUT TBH, I don't give a flying fuck about either....

Redux, I STILL do not give a flying fuck
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Re: The Grumble Thread - No energy for a full on rant.
« Reply #774 on: September 29, 2011, 05:07:21 pm »
Broken spoke on Orange Bling.  Long way from home (i.e. Cambridge), and it's on the outside of the disk-brake side, so I need a Shimano Special Tool(TM) to take the disk off.

AND the blingy black anodised spokes are £1 a throw.

So I hope I'll have time to fix this AND do the ironing when I get home tomorrow, before setting out to get to the FNRttS.
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