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Old 05-07-2018, 04:07 AM   #16
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'Grow the business'.

I realise that any argument against this usage is unlikely to get very far on purely grammatical grounds so I'll have to try something else.
I find it extremely irritating.

You can grow old, you can grow spuds (preferably Jersey Royals), but you cannot grow a business.
I do not advocate the use of deadly force, but it should at least be summoned to the headmaster's study and given a stern talking to.

I have spoken.
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Old 05-07-2018, 06:33 AM   #17
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Words that need to be taken out behind teh woodshed and shot in the face

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"Yeah. No."

English, motherfucker, do you speak it?

Then, bam, right in the face.


But the Russians say this as well: Da NIET!. Its a no. A splendidly idiomatic no which gets me brownie points every time I use it.


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Old 05-07-2018, 12:56 PM   #18
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An MIT linguistics professor was lecturing his class the other day. In English, he said, a double negative forms a positive. However, in some languages, such as Russian, a double negative remains a negative. But there isnt a single language, not one, in which a double positive can express a negative.

A voice from the back of the room piped up, Yeah, right.
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Old 05-07-2018, 04:56 PM   #19
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He's right you know. There's really no need for all these half-baked puns.
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Old 05-07-2018, 06:15 PM   #20
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Old 05-07-2018, 06:50 PM   #21
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He's right you know. There's really no need for all these half-baked puns.
Like, totally posted in the wrong thread
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Old 05-07-2018, 07:10 PM   #22
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'SHOULD'

think about that.
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Old 05-07-2018, 07:40 PM   #23
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He's right you know. There's really no need for all these half-baked puns.
Like, totally posted in the wrong thread
But we can still take them out and shoot them can't we?!!!

I think; though, we'll need a barn, a barn and a machine gun.

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Old 05-08-2018, 07:00 AM   #24
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But the Russians say this as well: Da NIET!. Its a no. A splendidly idiomatic no which gets me brownie points every time I use it.


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...and if the Russians jumped off a bridge or invaded Afghanistan are we supposed to do it too?
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Old 05-09-2018, 09:25 PM   #25
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Old 05-09-2018, 09:47 PM   #27
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ooh never mind on board ...onboarding... (orientation of new employees)

...please shoot this one twice
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Old 05-10-2018, 03:25 AM   #28
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Da NIET!
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Old 05-10-2018, 07:12 AM   #29
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Old 05-10-2018, 08:45 AM   #30
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...and if the Russians jumped off a bridge or invaded Afghanistan are we supposed to do it too?
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Da NIET!
Which is exactly how this phrase should be used!
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