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Old 08-04-2014, 09:12 PM   #541
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Danes don't really use "q" any more either. They have also replaced it with "k" (followed by "v").

Some of those pronunciations for the Swedish letters were downright wrong. E.g., "y as in year". No, like a French "u" or a German "u" with an umlaut. And "Ň Ś - oo in poor", not close.
Why?
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Old 08-04-2014, 09:19 PM   #542
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mither:
1. (intransitive, Northern England) To make an unnecessary fuss, moan,
bother.
2. (transitive) To pester or irritate someone. Usually directed at
children.
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I'm glad you mentioned "mither". It's one of my favourite words. Being Northern/Midlands dialect I didn't think many Americans would have come across it.
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Old 08-04-2014, 09:28 PM   #543
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May I have a go?

Oleaginous =
Rrich in, covered with, or producing oil; oily.
"fabrics would quickly become filthy in this oleaginous kingdom"

Exaggeratedly and distastefully complimentary; obsequious:
"candidates made oleaginous speeches praising government policies" It sounds just like that.
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Old 08-04-2014, 10:36 PM   #544
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I'm glad you mentioned "mither". It's one of my favourite words. Being Northern/Midlands dialect I didn't think many Americans would have come across it.
Why not? My grandparents came from England, my best friend's Mother is from England, I also know a couple Australians, Canadians and a New Zealander...I guess Americans are actually quite well versed in many things.
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Why?
I don't really know why. I suspect it is because it is pronounced more like "kv" in Danish than like "kw".
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Old 08-05-2014, 08:09 AM   #546
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dog days:
1. The days between early July and early September when Sirius (the Dog
Star) rises and sets with the Sun.
2. Hot, lazy days
3. A period of inactivity, laziness, or stagnation.
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dog days:
1. The days between early July and early September when Sirius (the Dog
Star) rises and sets with the Sun.
2. Hot, lazy days
3. A period of inactivity, laziness, or stagnation.
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So how does that explain #3 the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year's Eve? Those were always recovery days for me.
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So how does that explain #3 the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year's Eve? Those were always recovery days for me.
Those are not Dog Days, they are Gluttony Recovery Days... In some cases, Alcohol Recovery Days.
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Olympiad:
1. (historical) A period of four years, by which the ancient Greeks
reckoned time, being the interval from one celebration of the Olympic
games to another, beginning with the victory of Corbus in the foot race,
which took place in the year 776 b.c.; as, the era of the olympiads.
2. An occurrence of the Olympic games.
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Interesting choice, PF.

We currently are watching Amazing Race Canada. It is hosted by a former Olympic skier (just retired after the 2014 games and in this season (2) there are two female Olympic hockey players teamed up. So far they have one all three legs of the race. So it is sort of a mini Olympiad!
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