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by bloomsbury
Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:44 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Miscellaneous language questions
Replies: 570
Views: 84569

Re: Many people apparently think there's a [g] sound in words like "sing" and "thing".

When I was training for a TEFL course a few years back I was reading an English pronunciation guide that mentioned in most English dialects 'singer' and 'finger' don't really rhyme because of the ng coalescence in the former. It totally blew my mind; how could any one possibly pronounce singer in a ...
by bloomsbury
Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread
Replies: 1141
Views: 182849

Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread?

It's... an envelope with a clock behind it... It's also an envelope with a clock behind it.... http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v686/riparian/outlookpenguin.jpg but I see a winking penguin. :shock: I see a man stuggling to lift up the O. (the 'clock hands' is his face scrunched up with effort, and...
by bloomsbury
Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Do you vomit out your nose?
Replies: 68
Views: 28326

Re: Do you vomit out your nose?

bigglesworth wrote:There's a pornographic video I have viewed in which a blow-job inadvertently ends up with semen coming out of a woman's nose.


Hmm, maybe there's a market for my 'skill' after all.


:/
by bloomsbury
Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Do you vomit out your nose?
Replies: 68
Views: 28326

Re: Do you vomit out your nose?

Yes, every time. It's.. not very nice, leaves my nose burny/stingy for ages afterwards. I think it's a result of some nose/throat problem I was born with which they never entirely fixed.. basically the 'boundary' between my nose and mouth is not quite right. Although I assumed everyone threw up thro...
by bloomsbury
Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:52 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Typical Names
Replies: 20
Views: 3236

Re: Typical Names

In Australia it seems to be Joe Blow or Joe Blogs, as far as I've read. Or John Smith. Not so sure about the ladies though. Maybe Jane. Or Shazza. No, not Shazza, that was a lie. Not Sheila and Bruce then? :o /stereotypes (I suppose other countries perceptions of your country's 'typical names' is a...
by bloomsbury
Sat Mar 06, 2010 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Typical Names
Replies: 20
Views: 3236

Typical Names

In England (and possibly the rest of the anglosphere?) the 'typical name' used for examples etc would be (I think) John Smith. It just occurred to me that if I had to come up with, say, a typical Dutch name, I'd probably end up saying Van Gogh or something ridiculous... so I'm curious as to what a D...

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