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Posted: Sep 24, 2020 - 10:12am

Seventeenth-century poet and intellect John Milton predicted, “When language in common use in any country becomes irregular and depraved, it is followed by their ruin and degradation.”

Gore Vidal, his 20th-century intellectual successor, elaborated, saying: “As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate.” Sloppy language permits people to get away with speaking and doing all manner of destructive nonsense without being challenged.

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Posted: Sep 23, 2020 - 3:27pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
 R_P wrote:
 

I don't think I ever realized that "thou" was the less formal. Sort of changes a few things. Like, "Thou shalt not steal" ... Gofuk thineself. Is thine informal? Probably.
 
I always wondered about T/V in English. Common in Dutch (but perhaps increasingly quaint).
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Posted: Sep 23, 2020 - 2:35pm



 R_P wrote:
 

I don't think I ever realized that "thou" was the less formal. Sort of changes a few things. Like, "Thou shalt not steal" ... Gofuk thineself. Is thine informal? Probably.
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Posted: Sep 23, 2020 - 10:56am

Technically, we’re all being unintentionally reverent of one another, even when we say “fuck you.”

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Posted: Nov 1, 2017 - 1:19pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 
cows with guns {#Lol}
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Posted: Dec 6, 2016 - 1:01pm

11 bizarre international idioms that get lost in translation
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Posted: Apr 11, 2013 - 8:40am

dialects in America...
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Posted: Jan 7, 2013 - 7:11am

One way you can try to learn another language is by studying the helpful bilingual signs that are often provided:

Care to learn Spanish?



How about Welsh?


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Posted: Apr 8, 2011 - 12:56pm

 Alexandra wrote:
Ever notice how over-used the phrase "that being said......"  is these days? Where did THAT come from?
Example:
"From now on, we'll eat dinner at 6:00pm. That being said, tonight we're meeting at the cafe at five."

 
One could use "even so", "nonetheless", "still", or even  "but".  It is funny how ready people are to use that phrase.

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Posted: Apr 8, 2011 - 12:49pm

Ever notice how over-used the phrase "that being said......"  is these days? Where did THAT come from?
Example:
"From now on, we'll eat dinner at 6:00pm. That being said, tonight we're meeting at the cafe at five."
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Posted: Feb 9, 2010 - 7:41am

It must be a melancholy feeling to be the last speaker of your dialect, when the only form of speech is soliloquy. 

 

Ancient dialect extinct after last speaker dies

By Sanjib Kumar Roy

PORT BLAIR, India (Reuters) - One of the world's oldest dialects, which traces its origins to tens of thousands of years ago, has become extinct after the last person to speak it died on a remote Indian island.

Boa Sr, the 85-year-old last speaker of "Bo," was the oldest member of the Great Andamanese tribe, R.C. Kar, deputy director of Tribal Health in Andaman, told Reuters on Friday.

She died last week in Port Blair, the capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, which were hit by a devastating tsunami in 2004.

"With the death of Boa Sr and the extinction of the Bo language, a unique part of human society is now just a memory," said Stephen Corry, director of Survival International, an organization that supports tribes worldwide.

"Boa's loss is a bleak reminder that we must not allow this to happen to the other tribes of the Andaman Islands," he said in a statement.

Kar said Bo was one of the ten dialects used by the Great Andamanese tribe.

According to Survival International, there are now only 52 members surviving members of the tribe, which is thought to have lived on the Andaman Islands for as many as 65,000 years, making them descendants of one of the oldest cultures in the world.

The Great Andamanese had the biggest population of all the island tribes until the early 20th century.

Originally 10 distinct tribes, the Great Andamanese were 5,000-strong when the British colonized the Andaman Islands in 1858. Most were killed or died of diseases brought by the colonizers, Surival International said.

The surviving Great Andamanese depend largely on the Indian government for handouts and alcohol abuse is rife.

The cluster of more than 550 Andaman and Nicobar islands, of which only about three dozen are inhabited, are home to six tribes of Mongoloid and African origin, who have lived there for thousands of years.

The current home of the Great Andamanese is Strait Island, a small island of Middle Andaman Region.

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Posted: Aug 18, 2009 - 12:04pm

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OK, Blackadder it is! I'll hunt it down. Thx.
 
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Make sure you like before you buy!

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Posted: Aug 18, 2009 - 12:00pm

 MrsHobieJoe wrote:

  I was about to post Blackadder too
 
OK, Blackadder it is! I'll hunt it down. Thx.

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Posted: Aug 18, 2009 - 11:59am

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  I was about to post Blackadder too
 

When we all find ourselves in the same locale, we will have to have a Blackadder watching marathon!

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Posted: Aug 18, 2009 - 11:57am

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A Bit of Fry and Laurie was brilliant, Alfresco was hit and miss - but the two of them, along with the rest of the stellar cast, are not to be missed in seasons two, three, and four of Blackadder!

 
  I was about to post Blackadder too

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Posted: Aug 18, 2009 - 11:55am

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Loved their portrayal of Jeeves & Wooster. But then rented a DVD of short comedy bits that came up WAY short. Sigh.......

 

A Bit of Fry and Laurie was brilliant, Alfresco was hit and miss - but the two of them, along with the rest of the stellar cast, are not to be missed in seasons two, three, and four of Blackadder!
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Posted: Aug 18, 2009 - 11:49am

 MrsHobieJoe wrote:


both he and Hugh Laurie have had stratospheric careers- often when a double act goes its separate ways only one is a success

I know what you mean mary- he'd be a nice chap to have living next door

 

Absolutely - he's always on my list of people I would love to have dinner with!
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Posted: Aug 18, 2009 - 11:44am

 MrsHobieJoe wrote:


both he and Hugh Laurie have had stratospheric careers- often when a double act goes its separate ways only one is a success

I know what you mean mary- he'd be a nice chap to have living next door

 

Loved their portrayal of Jeeves & Wooster. But then rented a DVD of short comedy bits that came up WAY short. Sigh.......
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