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21-11-2018, 03:42 AM
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Re: English Is A Crazy Language!

Brit? Or did you mean brick? Engrish really is amazing/crazy.
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21-11-2018, 04:43 PM
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Love it Cherie.... But I'm not going to comment and show myself up for the reprobate that I am....
Hi again OldGreyFox and thank you, first of all for accepting my friend's request, and secondly,for replying twice to this thread.

It's funny that most of us speak English all the time but never really think about the composition of the words that we use, and a lot of them certainly can be described at quite 'barmy'.I'm glad that you enjoyed reading about them as much as I did.
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21-11-2018, 08:14 PM
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Hi again OldGreyFox and thank you, first of all for accepting my friend's request, and secondly,for replying twice to this thread.

It's funny that most of us speak English all the time but never really think about the composition of the words that we use, and a lot of them certainly can be described at quite 'barmy'.I'm glad that you enjoyed reading about them as much as I did.
No problem Cherie, I've enjoyed reading your posts and look forward to reading more of you.....
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21-11-2018, 10:17 PM
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My Cherie Bmour.
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22-11-2018, 12:00 AM
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Re: English Is A Crazy Language!

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It's funny that most of us speak English all the time but never really think about the composition of the words that we use, and a lot of them certainly can be described at quite 'barmy'.I'm glad that you enjoyed reading about them as much as I did.
Ah 'Barmy' probably derived from the first loonybin situated in Barming in Kent in the 19th century (I think).

Then there is 'Cretin' derived from Christian for obvious reasons
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Hi there Bruce, your talking about Barming reminded me of another saying about "barmy" people - "He's one stop short of East Ham" which is "Barking!" (Of course we're talking Tube Stations here!)
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