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comment What does the word “shipping” mean?
@Tristanr: We have historically not used the term for land nor air transport in the UK. But the US influence is extreme linguistically, particularly on the internet, and the common modern usage of shipping has come to mean the entire despatch process, or the payment of it. This has somewhat displaced the previously more common 'postage and packaging' (P&P) terminology that was standard in the early days of the internet in the UK and previously in all mail order enterprises. "Delivery" on its own is also used in this place, but shipping is common.
Jun
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comment Is there a name for the emotional response to cuteness?
@Muhd: Sounds appropriate, though constitutes another worthy answer.
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comment Do Brits understand rhyming slang or are they sometimes puzzled by it too?
As a cabbie, you should know that there is no such thing as a South Londoner. City stops at the river! ;-)
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Oct
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comment What does the British idiom “taking the piss” mean?
@DigitalArchitect: Yes, that's a similar use, from the other side. She's so attractive that it's as if she is mockingly beautiful, too attractive to be true. Straight is used there for emphasis, with a sense akin to absolutely or completely.
Jul
31
comment Legos not LEGO?
@Dsve: Yes, they fight hard to keep it as a trademark and not a standard word, thus they always want it to be a pronoun, and a mark of ownership on any other noun describing the products.
Jun
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comment Saying “today morning” to mean “this morning”
@ColinFine: (a) This thread is over two years old - odd to pick it out just for a criticism of a comment. (b) I assume you reference my first comment, I'm sure the rest of the commons explain things. The answer makes no mention of "Indian English" directly, only the sixth comment brings it up as a concept, which was then discussed. So the original "not correct" was referring to British English (also called International English) which is generally the primary form of the language.
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comment Do Brits understand rhyming slang or are they sometimes puzzled by it too?
@JonHanna: Well, my family of old were definitely in the East London, hmm, how should we put it, "not 100% in favour of the police", culture. Not thieves at all, but they knew how to run from Metropolitan to City district or vice versa in a hurry. lol
Jan
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comment Do Brits understand rhyming slang or are they sometimes puzzled by it too?
@JonHanna: Not restricted to, no. But it does help with those Dubliner phrases, as we are used to the concept, so automatically guess that direction. I've not heard those phrases before, but I know what is meant by them. Although I did need to know about the Luas to get it. ;-)
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