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Wikipedia says it out loud  trochee  6 Sep 08 4:56PM Thread Closed

George Walker Bush ( born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States. He is also a complete idiot. He served as the forty-sixth Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000 before being sworn in as President on January 20, 2001. His current term will end at noon (ET) on January 20, 2009.[4]


Lol.

re: Wikipedia says it out loud  OKcomputer  6 Sep 08 9:30PM Thread Closed

not no more

re: Wikipedia says it out loud  unknown  7 Sep 08 2:55AM Thread Closed

George H W Bush, just after he was elected President in 1988 proudly told a television reporter
“he couldn’t believe the enormity of what had happened”

Though, 99.9% of watching Americans never noticed George’s enormous gaffe.

The rest of the world was at least given advance notice of the Bush family illiteracy.
The word to note is “enormity” meaning wickedness or evil.

How true his words they later proved to be.

Though his son George W Bush certainly outshone his big daddy, each and every time he opened his mouth.

Mor.

re: Wikipedia says it out loud  netskyIam  7 Sep 08 4:49AM Thread Closed

Wikipedia is hardly a reliable reference.

idiot: http://www.answers.com/topic/idiot

"complete idiot" implies a literal example of the word.

Bush is an idiot in the common sense of the word, the figurative sense.
He's not a complete idiot.  He's merely subnormal intelligent in all the ways that matter.
He's retarded in interesting ways, don't you think?  Was there ever a more fatuous world leader?

re: Wikipedia says it out loud  unknown  7 Sep 08 6:11AM Thread Closed

American Presidents are famous for their public gaffes. Jimmy Carter is on record as having told the Iranian people no less.

“The government of Iran must realize that it cannot flaunt, with impunity, the expressed will and law of the world community”.

Poor Jimmy apparently could not differentiate between “flaunt” and flout.

Flaunt of course meaning to show off when it is quite obvious that he really meant flout.

But what can you expect from a nation that moiders the English language.

Mor.

re: Wikipedia says it out loud  netskyIam  7 Sep 08 6:59AM Thread Closed

You can expect a wide range.  Actually, our general speech dialects are more intelligible than many of the regional dialect of GB.

I cannot follow East Enders nor many other colourful brogues.  

Are any of you worldly members unable to make out any of the American accents?

And as for skill in wordsmithing:  Brits now mangle and are as stupid-sounding in print as the average, poorly educated American.

There are and have  been great masters of the language from both shores.

---
Ah, g'wan.  Shut yer gob, Reid, you are nothing and that's why you're here on a charity pass.

re: Wikipedia says it out loud  unknown  7 Sep 08 7:02AM Thread Closed

not to defend bush but, enormity also means immensity which is what he probably meant.

> George H W Bush, just after he was elected President in 1988 proudly
> told a television reporter
> “he couldn’t believe the enormity of what had happened”
>
> Though, 99.9% of watching Americans never noticed George’s enormous
> gaffe.
>
> The rest of the world was at least given advance notice of the Bush
> family illiteracy.
> The word to note is “enormity” meaning wickedness or evil.
>
> How true his words they later proved to be.
>
> Though his son George W Bush certainly outshone his big daddy, each
> and every time he opened his mouth.
>
> Mor.

re: Wikipedia says it out loud  unknown  7 Sep 08 7:35AM Thread Closed

Well, we already have the word enormousness, which used ether as an adjective or noun covers anything implied by enormity.
But like anything it only takes one or two American writers to wrongly pick up and run with enormity and a whole gaggle of writers follow suit, however it would be a wise person who ventured to interpret what George W Bush was trying to imply especially if you were an Iranian.
Wishful thinking is no substitute for correct English, even American English.

Mor.

re: Wikipedia says it out loud  raskolniikov  7 Sep 08 7:39AM Thread Closed

Reid

Come off it! East Enders is hardly hard to follow. It's based in London and if you can't understand Londoners then you are going to have a hard time understanding anyone else here. Maybe a few of the northern soaps may be hard for you, but East Enders?

When I lived in America,I couldn't stand southern drawl. Now I love it.  I guess tastes change but I have always never been keen on the nasal tone of the NE.

West Virginian is very hard for me aswell.

May I ask you what part of Wales is your ancestory from? I am from Cardiff.


> You can expect a wide range.  Actually, our general speech dialects
> are more intelligible than many of the regional dialect of GB.
>
> I cannot follow East Enders nor many other colourful brogues.  
>
> Are any of you worldly members unable to make out any of the American
> accents?
>
> And as for skill in wordsmithing:  Brits now mangle and are as
> stupid-sounding in print as the average, poorly educated American.
>
> There are and have  been great masters of the language from both
> shores.
>
> ---
> Ah, g'wan.  Shut yer gob, Reid, you are nothing and that's why
> you're here on a charity pass.

re: Wikipedia says it out loud  unknown  7 Sep 08 7:44AM Thread Closed

but I have always never been keen on the nasal tone of the NE.

wtf??????

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