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Posted: Sep 28, 2020 - 4:58pm



 Coaxial wrote:

Adios is the first word...I think you have the rest sorted.
{#Cheers}
 

While in high school I leafed through a yearbook that a class had put out many years earlier. I came across a photo of a grinning guy on a motorcycle with the caption  that Jimmy Soandso was saying Adios My Friend to the permanently dickheaded assistant principal in charge of discipline. Jimmy and I bonded over that across the miles and years...
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Posted: Sep 28, 2020 - 2:58pm



 miamizsun wrote:

it's a bowling reference


 

As in the person using it just 'bowled me over'?

Or are AMFers people who bowl a lot?  

I kinda doubt that was the original intent.....
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Posted: Sep 28, 2020 - 2:47pm



 miamizsun wrote:

in the early sixties i was a tot, my mom was in a bowling league
 
I still have my tonsils.

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Posted: Sep 28, 2020 - 2:02pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:


 miamizsun wrote:

harley?

btw, i've wanting to use this since early this morning

i think it may be my last chance



 

Harley Davidson was owned by AMF during the 1970's.
 
in the early sixties i was a tot, my mom was in a bowling league
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Posted: Sep 28, 2020 - 1:31pm



 miamizsun wrote:

harley?

btw, i've wanting to use this since early this morning

i think it may be my last chance



 

Harley Davidson was owned by AMF during the 1970's.
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Posted: Sep 28, 2020 - 1:22pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:


 miamizsun wrote:

it's a bowling reference
 

Or a Harley reference...
 
harley?

btw, i've wanting to use this since early this morning

i think it may be my last chance



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Posted: Sep 28, 2020 - 1:17pm



 miamizsun wrote:

it's a bowling reference


 

Or a Harley reference...
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Posted: Sep 28, 2020 - 1:15pm

 westslope wrote:
What is an AMFer?   I am sure that it is an insult.  Curious.
 
it's a bowling reference


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Posted: Sep 28, 2020 - 1:03pm



 SeriousLee wrote:

I punched my mother.


 



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Posted: Sep 28, 2020 - 12:55pm



 Coaxial wrote:

Adios is the first word...I think you have the rest sorted.
{#Cheers}
 
Thanks!    Yeah, I do have the rest sorted.  LOL!    Must have touched a nerve somewhere......   

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Posted: Sep 28, 2020 - 11:40am

 westslope wrote:
What is an AMFer?   I am sure that it is an insult.  Curious.
 
Adios is the first word...I think you have the rest sorted.{#Cheers}
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Posted: Sep 28, 2020 - 10:53am

What is an AMFer?   I am sure that it is an insult.  Curious.
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Posted: Sep 27, 2020 - 7:45am

Red_Dragon used the acronym ikr and although I had seen it before I had to look it up.   "I know, right?"

In the process, I found this cheeky post on ikr:

What Does Ikr Mean?


pasted:

The Meaning of Ikr


Ikr is an abbreviation for the phrase “I know, right.” The phrase first appeared during the early 1990s, and its first uses in electronic communication can be traced back to at least 2004.

The phrase itself has been a pet peeve for some language commentators.
The phrase “I know,” on its own, signals that we are aware of something another person is saying, or that we agree with it. According to some critics, adding the word “right” turns the phrase into a question. However, the “right” in “I know, right” is actually just a way of adding emphasis. Using “isn’t it” instead of “right” can also work in a similar way.

How to Use Ikr

Ikr is a little different from I know or yes because it can show that you strongly agree, or that you agree with someone’s disbelief. It can also convey a feeling of relief that someone else shares your feelings about something.

The abbreviation ikr is mostly used in informal communication, especially online or through texting. There’s no need to write it in all caps, although you can if you want to. It’s not written with a comma between the k and the r.

Examples

Jane looks better with shorter hair. Ikr, and the new color suits her well, too.
There’s no chance I’m going to be ready for tomorrow’s quiz. Ikr, Ms. Stevens is too demanding.
He’s such a snob. IKR?!
People shouldn’t be saying “right” after “I know.” Ikr 😛
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Posted: Sep 26, 2020 - 11:11pm



 westslope wrote:
Oh my goodness.  I come her to make a post on the English language and I see a post from Serious_Lee who has been missing in action for quite some time.  I wonder if the warm sunshine in the back seat of the autumn was a harbinger of things to come.  I really miss SL's stories and warmth.  

Among other things, Lee captured the Canadian grey zone perfectly.  The bilingual, bi-cultural world that some of us inhabit or have inhabited for long periods of time.    It can be lonely.  One no longer feels like you share as much as you should with both unilingual, uni-cultural French and English Canadians.    If one has really tasted the sweet mix of different cultures and perspectives, it seems almost impossible to fully share with others.  
 
Miss him 



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Posted: Sep 26, 2020 - 5:55pm

Oh my goodness.  I come her to make a post on the English language and I see a post from Serious_Lee who has been missing in action for quite some time.  I wonder if the warm sunshine in the back seat of the autumn was a harbinger of things to come.  I really miss SL's stories and warmth.  

Among other things, Lee captured the Canadian grey zone perfectly.  The bilingual, bi-cultural world that some of us inhabit or have inhabited for long periods of time.    It can be lonely.  One no longer feels like you share as much as you should with both unilingual, uni-cultural French and English Canadians.    If one has really tasted the sweet mix of different cultures and perspectives, it seems almost impossible to fully share with others.  
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Posted: May 22, 2017 - 11:13am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

So did you kneecap  him or what?

 
I punched my mother.
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Posted: May 22, 2017 - 10:36am

 SeriousLee wrote:
My mom, who only spoke English, moved from NS to Quebec with my dad before I was born. For the 19 years or so that she lived there she learned very little French. She made friends with ladies that were English or spoke enough English to converse with her. One day as I was holding her hand out on a walk (I was 4 or 5) she spotted a young boy who was handicapped. He hobbled as he walked. My mom said, "Gob bless that poor little boy". I was learning 2 languages growing up, french from the neighborhood and english from mom. The word "blesse" in french means "injure, to hurt". It really confused me that my mom wanted God to hurt that poor little boy who was already handicapped. {#Lol}

This moment in history is brought to you by the ride I took sitting in the back seat yesterday (can't remember the last time I sat in the back seat of my own car), the sun warming the back of my neck as I enjoyed the scenery, something that doesn't happen when driving.

 
So did you kneecap  him or what?
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Posted: May 22, 2017 - 10:13am

My mom, who only spoke English, moved from NS to Quebec with my dad before I was born. For the 19 years or so that she lived there she learned very little French. She made friends with ladies that were English or spoke enough English to converse with her. One day as I was holding her hand out on a walk (I was 4 or 5) she spotted a young boy who was handicapped. He hobbled as he walked. My mom said, "Gob bless that poor little boy". I was learning 2 languages growing up, french from the neighborhood and english from mom. The word "blesse" in french means "injure, to hurt". It really confused me that my mom wanted God to hurt that poor little boy who was already handicapped. {#Lol}

This moment in history is brought to you by the ride I took sitting in the back seat yesterday (can't remember the last time I sat in the back seat of my own car), the sun warming the back of my neck as I enjoyed the scenery, something that doesn't happen when driving.
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Posted: Feb 23, 2012 - 10:45am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

I'm outraged that you're outraged at a 2-year-old post! 

 

Since when does moral outrage have an expiration date?  How dare you berate L8 for his tardiness!!  That's outrageous!!!
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Posted: Feb 22, 2012 - 2:10pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
I'm outraged that you're outraged at a 2-year-old post!

I'm out-of-date-raged!

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