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    #61
    Originally posted by mind the gap View Post
    I still don't see why as a lexical item its use can be viewed as an indicator of low social class!
    My impression was that it was being perceived as being the other way round (ie an indicator of 'poshness' - see TAB thread!) but who knows...?

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      #62
      No, keep up, Eric! 'biglouis' has already decided I come from 'a cheap council estate' (#48) and my use of the phrase prompted this ejaculation (!):


      Originally posted by biglouis View Post
      mealy-mouthed

      What a delightful expression. Clearly we come from very different social classes.
      He seems to have decided that I - and my use of English -are a bit chavvy, in other words!
      'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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        #63
        maybe he means that he would never use such eloquent and upper crust ejeculations and that he is indeed the chav in this discussion.....
        Unshackled by the chains of idle vanity, A modest manatee, that's me

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          #64
          Originally posted by islandgirl View Post
          maybe he means that he would never use such eloquent and upper crust ejeculations and that he is indeed the chav in this discussion.....
          I am in France at the moment and I have just discovered they have chavs here, too! Sadly, they are no more chic than British ones.
          'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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            #65
            comment est-ce qu'on peut dire "chav" en francais, attention au trou?
            Unshackled by the chains of idle vanity, A modest manatee, that's me

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              #66
              Originally posted by islandgirl View Post
              comment est-ce qu'on peut dire "chav" en francais, attention au trou?
              Je ne sais pas. Je n'ai pas ose leur demander. Ils avaient l'air vilain.

              (Excuse lack of accents - how do you do them on a laptop with no numbers at the right hand side, only at the top?)
              'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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                #67
                Originally posted by mind the gap View Post
                I am in France at the moment and I have just discovered they have chavs here, too! Sadly, they are no more chic than British ones.
                Ah, vive les chavs, avec leurs liftings de Croydon, les cheveux de lin faux, et la mode de Burberry.

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                  #68
                  Originally posted by mind the gap View Post
                  Excuse lack of accents - how do you do them on a laptop with no numbers at the right hand side, only at the top?)
                  Windows' "Character Map" tool - in XP it's usually under All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools; or else fire up Word and create a temporary document and use Insert Symbol to enter an accented character, which is just copy'n pasted into into your post.

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                    #69
                    Good advice but time consuming...if you are in a hurry don't bother MTG - we are amazingly intelligent here and can usually work it out!
                    Unshackled by the chains of idle vanity, A modest manatee, that's me

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                      #70
                      Originally posted by mind the gap View Post
                      It would appear that basic manners are not very important on his planet, let alone tea:

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                      As proved by going round Sainsbury's this morning

                      Men are especially thoughtless there. Please mind your manners in future.
                      All posts in good faith, but do not rely on them

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