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Auteur du fil: Tom in London

Chris S  Identity Verified
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Guiness Oct 11, 2020

Thomas T. Frost wrote:
Guiness [sic]

Can’t stomach the stuff but I’ve never drunk enough for it to make me sic.


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Sic Oct 11, 2020

Chris S wrote:

Can’t stomach the stuff but I’ve never drunk enough for it to make me sic.


That's a sic and hopless pun.


Chris S
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Mervyn Henderson  Identity Verified
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Sic Oct 11, 2020

Great pun, Chris!

[Edited at 2020-10-11 17:44 GMT]


 

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Or Across. Oct 12, 2020

If you had to sacrifice one CAT tool for the sake of humanity, which would it be and why Memoq?

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12 am crash Oct 13, 2020

Felipe Lacerda wrote:

If you had to sacrifice one CAT tool for the sake of humanity, which would it be and why Memoq?


Of course I'd sacrifice MemoQ, the 12 am crash is the worst for night owls as myself. And the worst is that it doesn't even happen to everyone, so what should I think? Did MemoQ just wanted me to hate it? Well, mission accomplished, CAT!


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Tom in London
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Why Oct 13, 2020

Why does ANYONE use MemoQ?

writeaway
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Tom in London
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Guinesse Oct 13, 2020

Chris S wrote:

Thomas T. Frost wrote:
Guiness [sic]

Can’t stomach the stuff but I’ve never drunk enough for it to make me sic.


My heavy-drinking (ex)friends in County Antrim once explained that the trick is to drink a lot of the stuff until you have to go outside and vomit. By emptying your stomach you can then drink some more. They were serious drinkers. BTW I abhor the recently adopted habit of drinking Guinness cold. That's just horrible.

Another BTW did you know that Guinness manufactured in Nigeria tastes better, and is much stronger, than the stuff you get elsewhere? There's still a brewery in Nigeria that was set up there in colonial times and is still using the original recipe. I've had a bottle or two. A Nigerian friend told me about it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guinness_Nigeria

[Edited at 2020-10-13 15:58 GMT]


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expressisverbis
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Because... Oct 13, 2020

Tom in London wrote:

Why does ANYONE use MemoQ?


it's Qute!
Although it is not like a beer, sometimes it makes you really sic.



[Edited at 2020-10-13 16:36 GMT]


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expressisverbis
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A beer and cuteness quote in the end of the day Oct 13, 2020

"Cuteness is in the Eye of the Beer Holder."
Tom, I have to thank you: you were able to gather friendly, funny, and also wise people under this thread!
Have a nice evening, everyone!


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Tom in London
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The standard response Oct 14, 2020

expressisverbis wrote:
Have a nice evening


The standard response to that is "Thank you, but I have other plans".


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expressisverbis
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Always living and learning Oct 14, 2020

Tom in London wrote:

expressisverbis wrote:
Have a nice evening


The standard response to that is "Thank you, but I have other plans".


I understood your "standard response".


 

Felipe Lacerda  Identity Verified
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Have a nice life. Oct 14, 2020

Tom in London wrote:

expressisverbis wrote:
Have a nice evening


The standard response to that is "Thank you, but I have other plans".


Everytime someone tells me "Good morning/afternoon/evening" I always reply:

- Can you prove that?

You should see the look on their faces.


expressisverbis
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Tom in London
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I don't know.... Oct 15, 2020

I don't know why non-native English speakers still use the long-abandoned expression "have a nice day".

expressisverbis
 

Chris S  Identity Verified
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Off topic (too frivolful) Oct 15, 2020

Tom in London wrote:
I don't know why non-native English speakers still use the long-abandoned expression "have a nice day".


Because it’s not long-abandoned, or even short-abandoned.

How can wishing someone a nice day or evening be a bad thing? How can you possibly respond with anything other than “Thanks, and you”?


expressisverbis
Thomas T. Frost
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expressisverbis
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Thank you again, Tom! Oct 15, 2020

Chris S wrote:

Tom in London wrote:
I don't know why non-native English speakers still use the long-abandoned expression "have a nice day".


Because it’s not long-abandoned, or even short-abandoned.

How can wishing someone a nice day or evening be a bad thing? How can you possibly respond with anything other than “Thanks, and you”?


Tom: Do not worry, it will be the first and the last time I am going to wish you "have a nice day", and perhaps the last time I will be here.

Chris: I am not sure if the "problem" is using the "long-abandoned expression" as Tom says.
I must confess, my Portuguese mind (or ignorance) puzzled me. I asked my British and Irish colleagues and friends, and they didn't know this "response". They said it was a weird thing to say.
So, I googled this expression "Thank you, but I have other plans", and I have found this explanation:
"Thank you, but I have other plans." Perfectly polite, and yet it leaves no doubt that you are not in that person's social class."
https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/57692/what-s-wrong-with-saying-have-a-nice-day
I really don't know if this response meant to offend or not, or if I misunderstood and missed something. I give Tom, the benefit of doubt, and no hard feelings.

Bye everyone!
It was a pleasure to read all your posts and in particular these last ones


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