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|Quote (Shirley Knott @ Aug. 08 2007,18:47)|
|[quote=k.e,Aug. 08 2007,02:46][/quote]|
| ... When I was last in the 'land of the brave' the great majority of your countrymen and women that I met were barely able to speak anything that would pass for English in what once constituted the 'British Empire' where I am happy to inform you they have never named their children as nouns or verbs or have pet cemeteries. |
Sorry, K.E., stick to surrealistic poetry.
The pet cemetary in Portmeirion, Wales, predates the demise of the empire.
Roger is a common British name, and was a verb, a rather 'earthy' verb, for no small period of time.
While one may freely consider the language use of "yanks" to be abominable, one cannot truthfully assert that the two language crimes you assert never occurred in the Empire.
...Ahem...er ...collateral damage (mine)
I knew that a bit of blood might get on some innocent bystanders, but in my defense I would just like to say.... er...yer honor "It was a vicious hairy beast and I forgot my garlic necklace ..."
.....Oh waitaminute...... THAT'S FRIGGEN WALES THEY DON"T EVEN SPEAK ENGLISH!!!!!
You better be right about that Welsh pet cemetery. I've been blaming them on the rise of American poetry, what with the 'whispering glades' and 'valley of enchanted dreams' not to mention 'I love the smell of formaldehyde in the morning ...it smells of loved ones' etc.
The conservative has but little to fear from the man whose reason is the servant of his passions, but let him beware of him in whom reason has become the greatest and most terrible of the passions.These are the wreckers of outworn empires and civilisations, doubters, disintegrators, deicides.Haldane