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Message 1845105 - Posted: 29 Jan 2017, 8:52:30 UTC - in response to Message 1845098.  

Barleycorn is also the measure used in UK shoe sizes. The most sensible shoe sizing system in the world.
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Message 1845120 - Posted: 29 Jan 2017, 9:24:34 UTC - in response to Message 1845105.  

Barleycorn is also the measure used in UK shoe sizes. The most sensible shoe sizing system in the world.

Awfully big feet if you ask me.
Apparently British and Irish shoe sizes differ from one another by the distance of a barleycorn.
Not a language issue though:)

But English grammer can be an issue.
"John is taller than me" and "John is taller than I"
It's funny because in Swedish we have exactly the same grammatical "problem".
"John är längre än mig" and "John är längre än jag"
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Message 1845132 - Posted: 29 Jan 2017, 10:33:49 UTC - in response to Message 1845130.  

But English grammer can be an issue.

So can spelling :-)))

Oops. Grammar that is.
Social media has a tendancy to ignore spelling rules.
Even here in this fora:)
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Message 1845143 - Posted: 29 Jan 2017, 11:56:43 UTC - in response to Message 1845097.  

I believe the thread was about how the same words are pronounced differently by people & not their definitions :-)

Oh & the OP did say no grammar police :-)
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Message 1845144 - Posted: 29 Jan 2017, 12:16:48 UTC - in response to Message 1845143.  

Oh & the OP did say no grammar police :-)

I didn't read the fine print.
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Message 1845148 - Posted: 29 Jan 2017, 13:08:42 UTC

To be honest i`m always glad to know how to say anything better.
My english is still far away from beeing perfect.
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Message 1845160 - Posted: 29 Jan 2017, 13:53:37 UTC - in response to Message 1845130.  

But English grammer can be an issue.

So can spelling :-)))

"John is taller than me" and "John is taller than I"

It's a culture thing between countries. The Yanks think we are posh because we speak the Queen's English properly, we think they are scruffs because they can't be bothered to.

Country thing

It's like how one pronounces: Tomato
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Message 1845210 - Posted: 29 Jan 2017, 18:49:48 UTC - in response to Message 1845176.  
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OMG! My local team Sutton United has just beaten Leeds 1-0 to go through to the FA Cup 5th round!!!


And there was me thinking you were sort of sensible Chris , Football ???

Don't worry 55ish days and the Proper sport will start ( even if it's been "taken over :-( " )
Life is what you make of it :-)

When i'm good i'm very good , but when i'm bad i'm shi#eloads better ;-) In't I " buttercups " p.m.s.l at authoritie !!;-)
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Message 1845234 - Posted: 29 Jan 2017, 20:30:04 UTC - in response to Message 1845210.  

OMG! My local team Sutton United has just beaten Leeds 1-0 to go through to the FA Cup 5th round!!!


And there was me thinking you were sort of sensible Chris , Football ???

Don't worry 55ish days and the Proper sport will start ( even if it's been "taken over :-( " )

Cricket? :-D

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Message 1845245 - Posted: 29 Jan 2017, 21:14:58 UTC - in response to Message 1845234.  

Cricket? :-D



Na ain't Cricket but the 1st of the season is in Melbourne :-)
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Message 1845246 - Posted: 29 Jan 2017, 21:20:47 UTC - in response to Message 1845245.  

Cricket? :-D



Na ain't Cricket but the 1st of the season is in Melbourne :-)

Must be Aussie Rules then. :-)

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Message 1845258 - Posted: 29 Jan 2017, 21:50:51 UTC - in response to Message 1845210.  
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OMG! My local team Sutton United has just beaten Leeds 1-0 to go through to the FA Cup 5th round!!!

And there was me thinking you were sort of sensible Chris , Football ???
Don't worry 55ish days and the Proper sport will start ( even if it's been "taken over :-( " )

Now I'm getting confused...
Is there a difference between American Football and Football in the rest of the world?
Well. A British football looks very different to an American football.
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Message 1845262 - Posted: 29 Jan 2017, 21:57:04 UTC - in response to Message 1845258.  

OMG! My local team Sutton United has just beaten Leeds 1-0 to go through to the FA Cup 5th round!!!

And there was me thinking you were sort of sensible Chris , Football ???
Don't worry 55ish days and the Proper sport will start ( even if it's been "taken over :-( " )

Now I'm getting confused...
Is there a difference between American Football and Football in the rest of the world?

Very much so, which flavour would you like?

We have 4 totally different codes here. ;-)

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Message 1845268 - Posted: 29 Jan 2017, 22:09:56 UTC - in response to Message 1845262.  
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Now I'm getting confused...
Is there a difference between American Football and Football in the rest of the world?

Very much so, which flavour would you like?.

Well I like all flavours.
Or is it flavors...
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Message 1845323 - Posted: 30 Jan 2017, 3:20:04 UTC - in response to Message 1845258.  

Haven't you noticed that American Football isn't played with the foot.
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Message 1845324 - Posted: 30 Jan 2017, 3:22:19 UTC - in response to Message 1845323.  

Haven't you noticed that American Football isn't played with the foot.

Not all the time, but of course there are kickoffs and punts to put the ball into play.
Kinda the opposite of soccer.........
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Message 1845424 - Posted: 30 Jan 2017, 13:48:59 UTC - in response to Message 1845382.  

Now I'm getting confused...
Is there a difference between American Football and Football in the rest of the world?
You are being serious???
English football is Soccer, American football is a form of Rugby with padding. The UK has Rugby League and Rugby Union.

Soccer? Is that pronounced "Sucker" in the US?
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Message 1845426 - Posted: 30 Jan 2017, 14:04:16 UTC - in response to Message 1845382.  

English football is Soccer


If that's the case please tell me why the "local" team is called Ipswich Town FOOTBALL Club not Soccer club ??
I absolutly hate the game ( Rugby ain't that much better either ) but honestly can't think of a team that call themselfs a "soccer club" .
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Message 1845429 - Posted: 30 Jan 2017, 14:24:49 UTC - in response to Message 1845426.  

English football is Soccer

If that's the case please tell me why the "local" team is called Ipswich Town FOOTBALL Club not Soccer club ??
I absolutly hate the game ( Rugby ain't that much better either ) but honestly can't think of a team that call themselfs a "soccer club" .

"Soccer" was a term used by the upper class whereas the working and middle class preferred the word "football"; as the upper class lost influence in British society from the late 1970s on, "football" supplanted "soccer" as the accepted word, possibly as a byproduct of class warfare :)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Names_for_association_football#The_reaction_against_soccer
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Message 1845460 - Posted: 30 Jan 2017, 17:40:10 UTC - in response to Message 1845424.  

Now I'm getting confused...
Is there a difference between American Football and Football in the rest of the world?
You are being serious???
English football is Soccer, American football is a form of Rugby with padding. The UK has Rugby League and Rugby Union.

Soccer? Is that pronounced "Sucker" in the US?

NO, Soccer in the US is pronounced "Sock-er".
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