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Offline Jo

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Progress??
« on: November 30, 2018, 05:44:03 PM »
I understand that the concise Oxford English Dictionary has removed words such as "tadpole", "conker", "willow" and "frogspawn" as they see them as having been dropped out of common use  :headscratch:

I wonder how long before they remove all of our model engine terms as well  :wallbang:

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Re: Progress??
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2018, 05:57:55 PM »
Guess “fiddly bits” will next  8)

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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2018, 06:15:44 PM »
No, Finished, Painted and Running will be next to become obscure in some circles :LittleDevil:

Luckily its a local dialect thing centred around Hampshire :mischief:

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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2018, 06:18:49 PM »
No, Finished, Painted and Running will be next to become obscure in some circles :LittleDevil:

Luckily its a local dialect thing centred around Hampshire :mischief:
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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2018, 07:02:19 PM »
Not a problem here.

We still speeek fluent engineeering in my shed, with the occasional profanity as well

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Re: Progress??
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2018, 07:12:45 PM »
with the occasional profanity

That sounds like what I call a technical term  ::)

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« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2018, 07:31:39 PM »
with the occasional profanity

That sounds like what I call a technical term  ::)

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No risk of those particular words being dropped, they are in very common use.

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Re: Progress??
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2018, 07:53:57 PM »
None of that is a problem - just use your old copy of the dictionary!

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« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2018, 08:33:24 PM »
Times are changing but not necessarly for the better!! Trevorc

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Re: Progress??
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2018, 10:30:20 PM »
I understand that the concise Oxford English Dictionary has removed words such as "tadpole", "conker", "willow" and "frogspawn" as they see them as having been dropped out of common use  :headscratch:

I wonder how long before they remove all of our model engine terms as well  :wallbang:

Jo

Removed "tadpole" and "willow"?! Those are much used in my part of the world.  :cussing:
Did they replace them with something?
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Re: Progress??
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2018, 10:33:11 PM »
I understand that the concise Oxford English Dictionary has removed words such as "tadpole", "conker", "willow" and "frogspawn" as they see them as having been dropped out of common use  :headscratch:

I wonder how long before they remove all of our model engine terms as well  :wallbang:

Jo

Removed "tadpole" and "willow"?! Those are much used in my part of the world.  :cussing:
Did they replace them with something?
So the tree is now called Tree Formerly Known As A Willow?

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Re: Progress??
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2018, 10:52:10 PM »
I understand that the concise Oxford English Dictionary has removed words such as "tadpole", "conker", "willow" and "frogspawn" as they see them as having been dropped out of common use  :headscratch:

I wonder how long before they remove all of our model engine terms as well  :wallbang:

Jo
Removed "tadpole" and "willow"?! Those are much used in my part of the world.  :cussing:
Did they replace them with something?
So the tree is now called Tree Formerly Known As A Willow?

It's probably to make way for the our generation's cricket bats, which may well be 3D printed :ThumbsDown: :ThumbsDown: :help:
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Re: Progress??
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2018, 10:57:09 PM »
I understand that the concise Oxford English Dictionary has removed words such as "tadpole", "conker", "willow" and "frogspawn" as they see them as having been dropped out of common use  :headscratch:

I wonder how long before they remove all of our model engine terms as well  :wallbang:

Jo
Removed "tadpole" and "willow"?! Those are much used in my part of the world.  :cussing:
Did they replace them with something?
So the tree is now called Tree Formerly Known As A Willow?

It's probably to make way for the our generation's cricket bats, which may well be 3D printed :ThumbsDown: :ThumbsDown: :help:
Like most of our baseball bats, which are aluminum most places now.

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Re: Progress??
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2018, 11:05:37 PM »
I understand that the concise Oxford English Dictionary has removed words such as "tadpole", "conker", "willow" and "frogspawn" as they see them as having been dropped out of common use  :headscratch:

I wonder how long before they remove all of our model engine terms as well  :wallbang:

Jo
Removed "tadpole" and "willow"?! Those are much used in my part of the world.  :cussing:
Did they replace them with something?
So the tree is now called Tree Formerly Known As A Willow?

It's probably to make way for the our generation's cricket bats, which may well be 3D printed :ThumbsDown: :ThumbsDown: :help:
Like most of our baseball bats, which are aluminum most places now.

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Re: Progress??
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2018, 02:00:11 PM »
Probably the real reason why words are falling out of common use is that the newer generations are not really using words and not really wanting to be precise in what they say.

Words ...Like...You Know, Not my thing 'Later.

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