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Re: A Language Question For The Linguists

Post by 101Walterton » 19 Nov 2018, 1:32am

revbob wrote:
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End of year exam season his for school kids and as usual there is controversy.
It was in a Level 2 History exam. Level 2 would be equivalent of 1st year of A Levels in UK ( lower 6th year- penultimate school year).
The main essay question involved the word ‘trivial’ but apparently most kids did not know what trivial meant and thought it was the exact opposite of what it actually means (as that is the way the corriculum was taught.
So the essays will be marked whichever way the essay was written :huh:
Wait, what? Is there some other accepted definition of trivial?
Sorry no that is my bad grammar. What I meant to say was the corriculum was taught to focus on the important issues but the exam question was about the trivial issues(the reverse of the way it was taught).

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Re: A Language Question For The Linguists

Post by Marky Dread » 19 Nov 2018, 1:53am

101Walterton wrote:
19 Nov 2018, 1:32am
revbob wrote:
18 Nov 2018, 6:13pm
101Walterton wrote:
18 Nov 2018, 2:37pm
End of year exam season his for school kids and as usual there is controversy.
It was in a Level 2 History exam. Level 2 would be equivalent of 1st year of A Levels in UK ( lower 6th year- penultimate school year).
The main essay question involved the word ‘trivial’ but apparently most kids did not know what trivial meant and thought it was the exact opposite of what it actually means (as that is the way the corriculum was taught.
So the essays will be marked whichever way the essay was written :huh:
Wait, what? Is there some other accepted definition of trivial?
Sorry no that is my bad grammar. What I meant to say was the corriculum was taught to focus on the important issues but the exam question was about the trivial issues(the reverse of the way it was taught).
By the way grammar boy it's "curriculum" not "corriculum". I know it's just a trivial thing. ;)
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Re: A Language Question For The Linguists

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Re: A Language Question For The Linguists

Post by 101Walterton » 24 Jun 2019, 8:23pm

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Re: A Language Question For The Linguists

Post by Dr. Medulla » 24 Jun 2019, 8:37pm

101Walterton wrote:
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
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*snicker* Okay, that's a decent pun.
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Re: A Language Question For The Linguists

Post by Dr. Medulla » 12 Jul 2019, 9:08am

A friend from Saskatchewan just asked me if I knew what the term "booter" or "get a booter" means. As far as I knew it's a Western Canadian term, but I'm curious if anyone here knows what it means.
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Re: A Language Question For The Linguists

Post by JennyB » 12 Jul 2019, 9:24am

Dr. Medulla wrote:
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A friend from Saskatchewan just asked me if I knew what the term "booter" or "get a booter" means. As far as I knew it's a Western Canadian term, but I'm curious if anyone here knows what it means.
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Re: A Language Question For The Linguists

Post by Dr. Medulla » 12 Jul 2019, 10:29am

JennyB wrote:
12 Jul 2019, 9:24am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
12 Jul 2019, 9:08am
A friend from Saskatchewan just asked me if I knew what the term "booter" or "get a booter" means. As far as I knew it's a Western Canadian term, but I'm curious if anyone here knows what it means.
No idea!
I should add that, apart from maybe any Canadians, people like Westway or Spiff would be decent bets to know the term.
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Re: A Language Question For The Linguists

Post by Wolter » 12 Jul 2019, 11:04am

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Post by Silent Majority » 12 Jul 2019, 1:41pm

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Re: A Language Question For The Linguists

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I'm gonna guess a beer.
What's James heading to the fridge for now?
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Re: A Language Question For The Linguists

Post by Dr. Medulla » 12 Jul 2019, 2:24pm

Okay, the answer:

A booter mainly happens in spring, but sometimes winter, when you're wearing rubber boots and end up soaking your feet. It's mainly little kids, maybe walking on thin ice, falling thru into a puddle, and the water overflows. It was sometimes a good tactic to get sent home. Get a booter during recess, have to go home for dry socks. I still use the term even when wearing shoes and I step into a puddle.

To really get a sense of its usage, think about any of the yokels from Fargo saying it. Ya, I was walking to Lindgren's and got a booter when I stepped off the curb.
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Re: A Language Question For The Linguists

Post by Kory » 12 Jul 2019, 3:58pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
12 Jul 2019, 2:24pm
Okay, the answer:

A booter mainly happens in spring, but sometimes winter, when you're wearing rubber boots and end up soaking your feet. It's mainly little kids, maybe walking on thin ice, falling thru into a puddle, and the water overflows. It was sometimes a good tactic to get sent home. Get a booter during recess, have to go home for dry socks. I still use the term even when wearing shoes and I step into a puddle.

To really get a sense of its usage, think about any of the yokels from Fargo saying it. Ya, I was walking to Lindgren's and got a booter when I stepped off the curb.
Funny, it really sounds like something the Limeys would come up with.
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Absolutely. Here's another collection of words:

Table salt (spoon hinge)
Octopus (Ukraine)
St. Petersburg (arms)
Ginger beer (cauliflower)
Pat Sajak (PSak)
Lamp post (self evident)
Florida Timeshare (ditto)
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Re: A Language Question For The Linguists

Post by Dr. Medulla » 12 Jul 2019, 4:00pm

Kory wrote:
12 Jul 2019, 3:58pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
12 Jul 2019, 2:24pm
Okay, the answer:

A booter mainly happens in spring, but sometimes winter, when you're wearing rubber boots and end up soaking your feet. It's mainly little kids, maybe walking on thin ice, falling thru into a puddle, and the water overflows. It was sometimes a good tactic to get sent home. Get a booter during recess, have to go home for dry socks. I still use the term even when wearing shoes and I step into a puddle.

To really get a sense of its usage, think about any of the yokels from Fargo saying it. Ya, I was walking to Lindgren's and got a booter when I stepped off the curb.
Funny, it really sounds like something the Limeys would come up with.
Then it would involve biscuits and colonialism.
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Re: A Language Question For The Linguists

Post by Kory » 12 Jul 2019, 4:23pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
12 Jul 2019, 4:00pm
Kory wrote:
12 Jul 2019, 3:58pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
12 Jul 2019, 2:24pm
Okay, the answer:

A booter mainly happens in spring, but sometimes winter, when you're wearing rubber boots and end up soaking your feet. It's mainly little kids, maybe walking on thin ice, falling thru into a puddle, and the water overflows. It was sometimes a good tactic to get sent home. Get a booter during recess, have to go home for dry socks. I still use the term even when wearing shoes and I step into a puddle.

To really get a sense of its usage, think about any of the yokels from Fargo saying it. Ya, I was walking to Lindgren's and got a booter when I stepped off the curb.
Funny, it really sounds like something the Limeys would come up with.
Then it would involve biscuits and colonialism.
Yeah but there biscuits are cookies and crumpets are biscuits. And colonialism is divine.
Inder:
Absolutely. Here's another collection of words:

Table salt (spoon hinge)
Octopus (Ukraine)
St. Petersburg (arms)
Ginger beer (cauliflower)
Pat Sajak (PSak)
Lamp post (self evident)
Florida Timeshare (ditto)
Heraclitus (EMI)
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Boogie With Your Children

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