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We converted to metric 30 years ago (after having the Imperial system drilled into my head for many years) I still struggle with it and have to do math everytime I use it. If it's 32 degrees C outside I know it's somewhere between hot and pretty damned hot. Until I convert that in my head to Fairenh...
May I cut in? In the U.S. Pacific Northwest you also hear the non-existent R. We get lots of American tourists up here who claim to be from Warshington State. I reckon, it’s their state so they should know. The “r” only seems to sneak in when the “a” has a very soft sound, like the “o” in dotta. If ...
The first number refers to how many wheels are on the vehicle. The second is how many of those wheels are receiving power from the engine, through the drive train. Regular cars, either front or rear wheel drive, are 4x2. The multiplication symbol replaces the word "by". It's not a 4 times 4. It's a ...
- Fri Sep 14, 2007 7:19 pm
- Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
- Topic: disgruntled / inept / disgusting / etc.
- Replies: 58
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I thought that Disgruntled and Inept was a punk band from the late 70's. You never hear about anyone having ruth or being ruthful. She's only ever mentioned when she's gone.