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Posted by Noddy on July 20, 2009, 11:46 am
 



It'd make for better TV....

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Regards,
Noddy.



Posted by Barry OGrady on July 20, 2009, 12:10 am
 
On Sun, 19 Jul 2009 13:28:35 GMT, "Knobdoodle"


What do they call gas?



Posted by Was Istoben on July 20, 2009, 1:59 am
 

Flatulence.


Posted by Was Istoben on July 20, 2009, 1:40 am
 

We have unique names for each petroleum distillate.  In some cased the names
we use are different from the names you use.  Only a buffoon would find this
strange given our planet's numerous languages and dialects.


Posted by the_dawggie on July 20, 2009, 4:41 am
 
They walk about with donkeys attached so they don't
actually need to walk was my understanding. Their
donkeys must come free with a fast food supersize
option :-p

Seriously though some USA terms are more meaningful than
ours/English , and I use what has clearest meaning.

Gas and ass ain't two of them as is their incorrect
non-descriptive overuse of "the"

Doesn't petrol go to a more a vapour stage? gasoline
seems a bit suspect too.

On "the" ... and it's creeping into .AU too:

"Go visit the library ..." Huh? which library?
"Go visit a library ..." or "go visit the {insert name of} library"

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Kip.

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