Ye Gods! How Time's Have Changed

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  1. Schnurrbart

    Schnurrbart Well-Known Member

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    A hyperbola is a shape. It's what gives power station cooling towers their distinctive shape. It also means, if memory serves me right, that the shape can be made using straight reinforcing rods. I think that you can make the shape with a packet of straws, something to try during lock down :rolleyes:
     
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  2. Auburn

    Auburn Well-Known Member

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    I knew what it was-but if it had been science or maths I would have been lost.
     
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    Eve Well-Known Member

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    I have to confess on the few times I come across the word my brain always has to read as "Hyper bowl" first before correcting itself !
     
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    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    Rather like picture skew (picturesque), antikew (antique) etc... :rolleyes:
     
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  5. MollyMay

    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

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    And per meated (a friend was convinced that is how you pronounced permeate, in the past tense :rolleyes:)
     
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  6. Londoner

    Londoner Will always roll up her sleeves and dig around

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    Or my mum's favourite poli - cestation.
     
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    AnnaJenny Well-Known Member

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    My son and family live in Spain. My then 7year old granddaughter got into trouble at school for telling her teacher that 'purple' is not pronounced 'purple'. If the teacher had remembered that said child had an english father she may have conceded that the child was right!
     
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  8. Findem

    Findem The Fearless One

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    That's the trouble with foreign countries they will insist in speaking their own language, about time they switched to English, it would make things so much easier for us. ;) :)
     
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    Sis Rootles out resources!

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  10. Ma-dotcom

    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    quick save eh?
     
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  11. Ma-dotcom

    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    As has been pointed out since the year dot. English as a language is rubbish. No wonder folk from other countries have difficulty in learning it.

    If we had sound here, I'd like to hear an Aussie go up with a Brit to pronounce the following :_
    Boot , look, cook [food], cook [ twit], shoot, -book, shook, Believe it or not , these were so large on our teacher's thingy, each had separate sounds, ooh, oow,[but not quite. okay I'm going now, all different over there. I may stay here for the future.
     
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  12. Findem

    Findem The Fearless One

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    When oh when will Ausies learn to pronounce the word Maroon correctly, it's not Marone. :D
     
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    kernowmaid Well-Known Member

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    Hey, Aussies! We Brits LOVE your accent! C|:-)
     
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  14. Archie's Mum

    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    ():-)
     
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  15. Archie's Mum

    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    Oh yes it is....:p and has been all my life. Maronne = brown in Italian
     
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  16. Findem

    Findem The Fearless One

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    Maybe but the colour Maroon looks nothing like Brown, I rest my case. :D we need a smiley for "so there"
     
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    Schnurrbart Well-Known Member

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    Yea right, so Ben Gunn was Maronned on Treasure Island o_O
     
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    Findem The Fearless One

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    You tell 'em schnurrbart. :D
     
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  19. Archie's Mum

    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    No, he was marooned :p
     
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    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    You say tomaytoes. I say tomartoes. All the same to me. :) They are red round fruit.
     
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