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pierre_pierre
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Is this OK or Back to Front

is see that we might not be able to use the expression Vice Verser for much longer
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7705922.stm
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James
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Plain English Campaign Gone Wrong.
randpwar
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'Vice Verser' (sic). No doubt sic will also be outlawed 
pierre_pierre
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I remember a conversation I had, I think in Austria.
OP  - you just said  Bon Appetit ,  what expression would you use in English
Our Part - Er dont know
James
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Peter.
You ARE the OP Cheesy
198kHz
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What a load of taurus abundum.  Angry
Not young enough to know everything
pierre_pierre
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@ James - who told you Cool Cool
P.S. of topic.  Got Router,  Got Workin, stil to check speeds
Back on topic
pierre_pierre
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198kHz
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It's really madder than a very mad thing. Angry
These words and phrases of Latin derivation are part of English usage. What next - a ban on pyjamas, caravan, bungalow, cushy, dinghy, pundit, thug and gymkhana because they're Indian words?
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pierre_pierre
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and where would you be without tea
jmd
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..............................dry
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the answer to that idiotic nonsense is to use latin wherever possible.
johpal
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The computer programmer's favourite (assuming the censor permits it):
self-censored init; exit self-censored/i]  Crazy
pierre_pierre
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did you mean GIGO
johpal
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@ pierre_pierre Yes! I suddenly had a sheepish moment (all Ross and Brand) and thought I'd better edit it, to minimise any possible offence.  Embarrassed
Trouble is, working in the field of medicine, one sometimes 'gets carried away in the moment' and discusses subjects other people would rather not. Second problem is, I carry around several languages in my head and as I grow older, they sometimes (hilareously, or otherwise) get muddled.