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For All Intensive Purposes

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Torren61, Jan 12, 2021 at 9:48 AM.

  1. telemnemonics

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    IDK but in Europe they say stuff like "I went to university" or "today is 12 January, 2021".
     
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    Proofing was/is what you do with bread to activate the yeast. Also, to precook puddings in the old days to stop the cake falling to bits.

    My wife told me this yesterday: the man who developed bicarb of soda for making cooking cakes rise never made a fortune. It was the person who popularised it via their cookbooks......

    Yeast was a bit hit/miss. Bicarb of soda works reliably.
     
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    I've always found that when looking for something to say, or pressed for a response challenging something you just said - "Nevertheless" works brilliantly 99% of the time.
     
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    When I was 4, I remember my mother and another lady talking about some missionaries that went to Africa and got captured by some gorillas. The missionaries preached to the gorillas from the scriptures, who in turn decided to quit fighting, got rid of their guns and got baptized.

    I wondered how in the world they taught an ape to read the Bible.
     
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    "to be"
    Or not.

    The submitted evidence that pudding in the period of time where the phrase may have originated, may indeed be far different than the pudding of our current days, is recognized and considered.

    OH! OH! OH!
    I just can't reply, Period. Can I?

    Almost painful. :mad:
     
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    "standing on line", staying "in hospital"
     
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    misled. I've "taught" English, too. So has getbent. For the longest time I thought that word end-rhymed with "frazzled", and what is more I couldn't figure what it must mean. I kind of like it better spelled your way.
     
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    Never let the English language get in the way of what you're trying to say!:cool:
     
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    Do we have enough of these to string together a story?

    And then mad-lib it.
     
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    Nor to worry! A: You're in a big club! B: Nobody cares.)

    Top things I used to correct when I tutored:

    - for all intensive purposes
    - I could of
    - definately
    - myself (the fallback when they didn't know whether to say I or me)
     
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    It's had three lives.

    Originally, it meant rephrasing a question instead of answering it:

    - Why is he so dumb?
    - Low IQ!

    Then it shifted to mean avoiding or sidestepping the answer:

    - What will we do if your parents walk in?
    - They won't be back for hours.

    Now it usually means asking a question that raises another one:

    - Are you hungry yet?
    - Sure am! When's lunch?
     
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    I remember as a child spending hours reading the compact edition of the OED with the magnifying glass included.
     
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    If you were a medical type who worked in ICU, and were training a new person on some sort of gear that was the only thing that could be used in there for its intended function (perhaps the machine that goes, “Ping!”), you could then legitimately employ the phrase, “For all Intensive purposes...”
     
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    Ahhh, this explains a few things...
     
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    I play an Esquire into a Muff into a Marshall for all intensive purposes.
     
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    "Closed For Business"

    Huh? So would your establishment be open for general socializing?
     
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    Open for burglars?
     
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    Well, this thread compliments another discussion I've seen about malapropisms.
     
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