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#142300 04/26/05 03:01 PM
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so it just dawned on me...

Would you like me zested? On toast points?


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no Anna I'll just have the chopped liver


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yes, nice catch, Anna!



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so it just dawned on me...

Never look a gifthorse in the ear.


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Jackie writes: "I am not a guy, never have been and never will be one."

When, in the movie "Goonies", Sloth said "Hey, you guys!" he was addressing both males and females. And Sloth oughta know.





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Jackie writes: "I am not a guy, never have been and never will be one."


Finally catching up to ... er, y'all!

I hope Jackie and I can still be friends. I commonly refer to my roommates (all of whom are women) as guys or dudes. Dudette is purely for comic effect. I've noticed, though, that I pronounce it doods, evenly though I usually say things like d(y)ue, d(y)uty and end(y)ure.


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I hope Jackie and I can still be friends. Not to worry--I have long known that Yankees have to be forgiven a lot...


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I'm doing some volunteer work at the regional ADA (Diabetic, not Dental) office, and I've been wondering about how to informally address this office full of women during breaks. I had just about worked up the courage to ask when the office manager (wait for it... a man) showed up for a luncheon meeting and started addressing them as "you guys".

maybe when I next get a chance I'll ask how they all feel about this.


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I don't think the Language Hat mentioned the Indonesian Dewan, which means Board or Council.

The Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia defines it as: a council or body consisting of several members whose work is to give advice or make decisions by means of negotiations.

A charity's Board of Management, for example, is the Dewan Pengurus.

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Sofa, settee, or couch, pretty interchangeably when talking to native speakers of English. Sofa if talking to Indonesians in English, since that's what it's called in Indonesian.

I've heard of davenport or chesterfield, but associate them with couch-like antiques, and would never use the words.

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