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    Totally awesome!
    Jesus is coming, open your mouth!

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    I'm, like, just so all about awesome!


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    hey guys, i know like literally bunches of totally awesome teens who think 'preposition' is used as a hemorrhoid cream. it's preoposition H...innit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Citan View Post
    "Lor/Reu/Jing a---Honto!?!?!?!"
    Yeah... the Thai versions seem more along the line of an "oh yeah?" or an "is that right?".

    Honto is wonderful, especially in the range of tones that make it mean almost anything. I love the dipped head and flared nostrils that go along with the deepest tone that says "Who do you think you're kidding?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anna Key View Post
    It's the use of 'really?' that gets me sometimes.
    For example: "I've just been to Tesco Lotus."
    "Really?"
    "No, I really fucking didn't. I've been to the fucking moon, innit."
    It's short for: "Are you really telling me this believing that I give a tinker's whether you've been to Tesco or not? Tell me something interesting! Entertain me! Lavish great pearls of wisdom literally upon my ears and fill my day with joy that I may go forth and regale all that I meet with the minutiae of your glorious, eponymous, eclectic, ectoplasmic and deific diurnal circus that constitutes your triumphant, nay, Utopian life."

    So "Really?" like, does the job.
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    Fair point, well made.

    I fucked it up.

    See, there's 'Really' with a and then there's 'Really?' with a .....hang on...ah, this one.. 'yappy, yappy' kinda thing (which is the one I meant, really, innit.)

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    Yeah, I got ya the first time. Just in a yappy yappy kinda mood...

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    The initial dislike but eventual incorporation of American English into the UK is interesting to observe. Fowler argued that one should not use 'I guess' in place of 'I suppose' because it was foreign to the King's English, and should appear in italics if in print. Today if Prince William or even Prince Charles threw 'I guess' into a sentence no one would even notice.

    That said, it does really seem that older English people sound more intelligent and articulate at every level of English society. Older educated people speak more intelligently than younger educated people, Older working-class people more so than younger, etc. I don't know how much the influx of American English is responsible but at the very least I'm sure it hasn't helped.

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