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Site Topics - Part II

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by j, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. Bhowie

    Bhowie Senior member

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    I dont think what Fran said was that bad. :roma:
     
  2. why

    why Senior member

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    No, BBC English is not RP. They're derived from different accents. RP is is more Kentish, while BBC English -- the more modern of the two -- is derived from the "University English" of the area surrounding London (Oxford, Cambridge, etc.) As for diction, spelling and grammar, I'll repeat: you equated Commonwealth English -- which IS mostly about diction and spelling -- and RP, and they are not the same thing.

    'Commonwealth English' isn't even a real term outside of this forum. I used it to refer to what JustinW mentioned.

    As for BBC English/RP: what? Firstly, the OED uses RP for its pronunciation model. Secondly, 'BBC English' used RP as a model since its inception.

    http://journals.cambridge.org/action...ine&aid=267052

    But the previous words you were talking about were never dipthongs in English, only French. The diagraphs were used simply to show French origin (as opposed to words from Latin, like governor, which have rarely been spelled '-our'), not English pronunciation.

    This doesn't make sense, since words from Normal French or Latin which lacked a dipthong are spelled by Chaucher and others as if they had one (governour, reportour) and the phonetic spelling of French loanwords include the dipthongs from people like the Sir Gawain and the Green Knight poet (odour) and William Langland (doctour).
     
  3. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I am not in favor of banning the fran, but this is hardly some isolate slip. He has a long history of saying really gross inappropriate things about corpses that are still warm.
     
  4. Douglas

    Douglas Senior member

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    corpses that are still warm.

    good riddance. true pieces of shit.
     
  5. MrG

    MrG Senior member

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    I don't think it was "bad," but it was nasty. I just find it better to avoid negative comments about people who have recently died, especially when it's easier to simply not make a statement at all. If someone had asked AF what he thought I would say he's at no fault for expressing his opinion. However, the nice thing about an internet forum is that we can simply move on to the next thread. There was no reason AF had to come into that thread and say something nasty; he could have let the Dems have their circle jerk. The fact that he made a point of posting is what is bothersome to me, as he was essentially going out of his way to piss on Murtha's grave.
     
  6. RJman

    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Frankly, Af is one of my favorite Atlantans on the forum.
     
  7. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    he could have let the Dems have their circle jerk
    I'm not sure that's appropriate behaviour over a warm corpse either.
     
  8. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    I really wish people would just pass on making negative comments in obit threads and I've said this many times previously. It seems to me that AF is far from the only person to take swipes at the recently dead in these threads. I wish everyone would just STFU in the obit thread. Anywhere else is fair game but show a little restraint in the obits. It would be unfair to single AF out for doing this however.
     
  9. why

    why Senior member

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    How about no obituary threads then? CE, as has been said before, is not a news aggregator.
     
  10. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Frankly, Af is one of my favorite Atlantans on the forum.
    What do you think about paraiso? He is an honorary Atlantan. Whnay is good.
     
  11. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    What do you think about paraiso? He is an honorary Atlantan. Whnay is good.

    Goon Squader!
     
  12. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    Frankly, Af is one of my favorite Atlantans on the forum.

    I wish that they would call themselves, "Atlantians," since that would really rock out that place.


    - B
     
  13. MrG

    MrG Senior member

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    Frankly, Af is one of my favorite Atlantans on the forum.

    With the beating the Atlanta members take, that isn't saying much. Though I didn't realize there was a hierarchy of Atlantans.

    I'm not sure that's appropriate behaviour over a warm corpse either.

    [​IMG] Well played.

    I wish that they would call themselves, "Atlantians," since that would really rock out that place.


    - B


    All the cool kids know there is only one way to refer to the residents of the ATL:

    [​IMG]
     
  14. RJman

    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    What do you think about paraiso? He is an honorary Atlantan. Whnay is good.

    I like whnay. lee14406 I have no particular feelings about. edinatlanta is like a wannabe conne. gnatty8 actually willingly moved to the ATL.

    Honorary Atlantans don't figure into my hierarchy.
     
  15. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I like whnay. lee14406 I have no particular feelings about. edinatlanta is like a wannabe conne. gnatty8 actually willingly moved to the ATL.

    Honorary Atlantans don't figure into my hierarchy.

    I have made a pole.
     
  16. JustinW

    JustinW Senior member

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    I have made a pole.

    I'm not sure that's appropriate behaviour over a warm corpse either.

    [​IMG]
     
  17. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    [​IMG]
    Don't worry, I am flying at half mast.
     
  18. JustinW

    JustinW Senior member

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    Don't worry, I am flying at half mast.

    [​IMG]
     
  19. JustinW

    JustinW Senior member

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    After Franny's latest outburst in CE, can we just get rid of him once and for all (forum wise)?

    Edit: is the "don't make requests for banning" rule in place for this Trans Mod threak or just the old one?


    I say make the punishment fit the crime - change his title to POS. [​IMG]
     
  20. Bradford

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    I squirreled the "BHO is Mao" thread because it had just turned into an annoying pissing contest between Piobaire and Paraiso.
     

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