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Old 01-20-2016, 07:49 PM   #29
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I think lose and loose come in right at the top with break and brake.
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Old 01-20-2016, 08:07 PM   #30
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I think lose and loose come in right at the top with break and brake.
It's hard to chews between them too.
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Old 01-20-2016, 08:10 PM   #31
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When I worked at Halliburton we had a very international staff. Everyone spoke English but they’d nearly all learned it in a foreign classroom. Occasionally, for fun I’d give a greeting in English slang such as “Hey Mahmood, how you be?” I’d invariably get a confused look as they’d try to restructure the sentence in their head to figure out what I’d just said.



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When I worked at Halliburton we had a very international staff. Everyone spoke English but theyd nearly all learned it in a foreign classroom.
On many occasions when calling tech support that has been off shored, you encounter people who can speak English but can't understand it. A perfect example was a post I read a few years ago. A lady stated she called tech support about a problem with her laptop. She talked to a tech support person in India. She told him she was having a problem getting her laptop to work. He replied, "Let me see if I understand your problem correctly. You are having a problem transporting your laptop to your place of employment."
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Tech helpers in India speak British English with an Indian accent. This half deaf redneck has no idea what they are saying...




Once when I wasn't paying close attention to my 5 yr old son, he said " Are you hearsening me? I guess it made perfectly good sense for him to combine listening and hearing.
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I'm really, really surprised that no one has mentioned probably the most misused homophone in rv forums (this one included).

Break and Brake

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When I worked at Halliburton we had a very international staff. Everyone spoke English but theyd nearly all learned it in a foreign classroom. Occasionally, for fun Id give a greeting in English slang such as Hey Mahmood, how you be? Id invariably get a confused look as theyd try to restructure the sentence in their head to figure out what Id just said.



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Be bee
see. sea
I eye
straight. strait
leak (curse word). leek (food)
beet beat

How do people learn this language, anyhow?
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I am going back to tell my English teacher its not my fault. it is your English suckks (hehehe)
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What blew my mind when I started studying German was that they not only had feminine and masculine genders for inanimate objects, they also had neuter genders for animate objects. For example, a male is masculine from birth, but a girl is neuter until she reaches puberty.

Who cares whether a table is feminine or masculine? I'm glad that the developers of the English langauge dropped that kinda crap. Totally unnecessary.
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American English evolved from all native languages spoken in Europe. That makes it the hardest to learn, however, it is slowly evolving into a language spoken world-wide. Why aren't words spelled like they sound though? Like craft sounds like kraft.
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What blew my mind when I started studying German was that they not only had feminine and masculine genders for inanimate objects, they also had neuter genders for animate objects. For example, a male is masculine from birth, but a girl is neuter until she reaches puberty.

Who cares whether a table is feminine or masculine? I'm glad that the developers of the English langauge dropped that kinda crap. Totally unnecessary.
I am so glad someone else besides me feels that way about gender application. THANK YOU!!!

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BTW I was verbally reamed by my high school Spanish teacher 51 years ago when I voiced that exact same complaint. And he never did give a decent answer to my complaint.
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I had a deal with a girlfriend decades ago while in the US Army living in Germany.

She would help me with my German classes that I was taking at night, and I would help her with her English classes that she was taking.

Her German, while something she spoke from birth, apparently was not as good as my German instructor would have liked, which I found amusing. She would tell me how to pronounce a word, or what it meant, and I would get 'corrected' in class the next day.

All was fine till she asked me what a 'lorry' was. Then my own understanding of my language was thrown under the bus.

Anyway, I would offer up these words for considerations:

Principal, Principle
core, corp
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