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Originally posted by Maynard Fried-San Maynard Fried-San wrote:

“Prolly”
You’re only saving 2 letters and 1 syllable and it looks/sounds stupid. Why bother?


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Originally posted by Maynard Fried-San Maynard Fried-San wrote:

“Prolly”
You’re only saving 2 letters and 1 syllable and it looks/sounds stupid. Why bother?


I'm guilty of using this word. It's shorter and much easier to type on a phone, although predictive typing is making it less necessary ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mr Black Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Jun 2019 at 7:42am
'Slide into my DMs'

I will do no such thing, my good man (or woman)!!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Maynard Fried-San Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Jun 2019 at 8:10am
^ Only if they’re the clog version or possibly shoes with the laces loosened, or even if they’re too big or your feet are covered in grease/oil otherwise it’s a bit of a wriggle to get them on.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BlueTrain Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Jun 2019 at 12:08pm
Did anyone in the 28 pages in this thread that I skipped over mention how waiters and waitresses in restaurants address their customers as "guys," no matter who is there. But maybe nobody says 'gals' anymore. Or ladies and gentlemen. Or "folks."
 
My daughter lived in Germany and loved Christmas markets, by the way. But I lived in Germany for almost two years and never saw one. Didn't get out very much.
 
Now, here I will confess to something, although I'm not sure it was rude or not. We were visiting the U.K. and had spent the night  somewhere in England. I could barely understand the young gentleman serving us at breakfast (but who did not say guys--I think). I was so embarrassed as having to ask him to repeat himself, not once, but twice! But then, I'm an American and not a native English speaker. But I had no problems in other places there. Maybe it was just him. But more likely I'm just hard of listening.
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I think Americans just have a hard time with UK dialects. I'm English & have been in America for 30 years. I've made an effort to alter the way I pronounce some words in an attempt to make myself more intelligible & still I have to repeat myself sometimes. 
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Well, some things are worth repeating.
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I’m with you on the generic “guys” Bluetrain, I hate it but for anyone under about 30-35, it’s the pretty much the default greeting/collective noun for a group of people.

Regarding your breakfast server, there’s a high probability that he was a non-native English speaker. The hospitality industry is very dependent on foreign labour. Many of the jobs within it are seen simply as transient and most don’t seek to carve out a career within it, it simply pays the rent while studying or until something better comes along.
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Often, I have to translate for my wife (who is American) when we are in Scotland - something with that particular dialect/language throws her off...

have to agree on the observation that a lot of the hospitality and service industry jobs are taken by non-native speakers, so it seems.
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