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Message  gerardM le Sam 19 Oct - 15:40


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Message  gerardM le Dim 20 Oct - 21:37


(click pic to access strip on Dilbert.com)

Note "What do you do for a living?"
not "for your living" or similar.

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Message  gerardM le Mer 23 Oct - 14:42


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Message  gerardM le Mer 23 Oct - 14:46


Merci MCl Wink

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Message  gerardM le Jeu 24 Oct - 19:27


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Message  gerardM le Ven 25 Oct - 15:49


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Message  gerardM le Ven 25 Oct - 15:49


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Message  MurielB le Ven 25 Oct - 20:58

gerardM a écrit:
Let's disconnect from time to time and not fill our heads too much in order to struggle against alzheimer disease Wink 

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Message  gerardM le Jeu 31 Oct - 15:19


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Message  gerardM le Jeu 31 Oct - 15:25

ell has responded to pissed-off users about the cat-pee odors coming from their new Dell 6430u laptops. So that's what the "u" stands for


More détails at -> http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57610022-1/pissed-off-dell-laptop-owners-seek-answer-to-cat-pee-odors/?ttag=fbwp
Pissed-off Dell laptop owners seek answer to cat-pee odors
Months of complaints about the smell of cat pee emanating from new Dell 6430u laptops cap off with an official response to the stinky problem.
You know that new-computer smell, the scent of Styrofoam packing materials, ink on instruction books, and fresh plastic. Buyers of Dell's Latitude 6430u ultrabook have been complaining for months about a more odoriferous issue with their new machines, along the lines of eau de cat piss.

The hub for complaints is a Dell tech support discussion titled "New 6430u smells awful." It contains a veritable bouquet of descriptive missives, including, "The machine is great, but it smells as if it was assembled near a tomcat's litter box."

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Message  gerardM le Mar 5 Nov - 12:01


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for those who want to know more about "Piss off" in American and british English

Message  MurielB le Mar 5 Nov - 13:43

In British English the expression means drunk while in American English it means angry, annoyed or upset. As a matter of fact, this can sometimes lead to confusion when Americans are talking to British people using the same expression and intenting to express different things.
http://www.english-test.net/forum/ftopic1404.html
gerardM a écrit:
ell has responded to pissed-off users about the cat-pee odors coming from their new Dell 6430u laptops. So that's what the "u" stands for


More détails at -> http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57610022-1/pissed-off-dell-laptop-owners-seek-answer-to-cat-pee-odors/?ttag=fbwp
Pissed-off Dell laptop owners seek answer to cat-pee odors
Months of complaints about the smell of cat pee emanating from new Dell 6430u laptops cap off with an official response to the stinky problem.
You know that new-computer smell, the scent of Styrofoam packing materials, ink on instruction books, and fresh plastic. Buyers of Dell's Latitude 6430u ultrabook have been complaining for months about a more odoriferous issue with their new machines, along the lines of eau de cat piss.

The hub for complaints is a Dell tech support discussion titled "New 6430u smells awful." It contains a veritable bouquet of descriptive missives, including, "The machine is great, but it smells as if it was assembled near a tomcat's litter box."

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Re: Funny Pics / Funny Stories

Message  gerardM le Mar 5 Nov - 14:41

Hi Muriel,
MurielB a écrit:
In British English the expression means drunk while in American English it means angry, annoyed or upset. As a matter of fact, this can sometimes lead to confusion when Americans are talking to British people using the same expression and intenting to express different things.
http://www.english-test.net/forum/ftopic1404.html
You're right though there are other meanings in American - you mainly spoke about "pissed off" as an adjective or a past participle. The active verb itself rather means to go away, or to hassle.
The text I copied is American. However they use this expression as a pun because it's close to urine.

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By the way, after thorough investigations, the conclusions are that Dell computers really smelt urine

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Message  gerardM le Mar 5 Nov - 14:49

> confusion when Americans are talking to British people
I repeat American and British English have to be considered as 2 different languages because there are too many differences and lots of misinterpretations.
A problem is that British youngsters are learning American and trying to speak Evil or Very Mad it sometimes leads to a mess.
I'd say there are more differences than between Canadian French and French from France.

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Message  gerardM le Mar 5 Nov - 23:13


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Message  gerardM le Jeu 7 Nov - 18:06


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Message  MurielB le Jeu 7 Nov - 18:29

gerardM a écrit:
You're right though there are other meanings in American - you mainly spoke about "pissed off" as an adjective or a past participle. The active verb itself rather means to go away, or to hassle.
The text I copied is American. However they use this expression as a pun because it's close to urine.
By the way, after thorough investigations, the conclusions are that Dell computers really smelt urine
Thank you very much Gerard, I didn't know those meanings !

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Message  gerardM le Ven 8 Nov - 15:28


(from Dilbert.com)

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Message  gerardM le Sam 9 Nov - 19:00


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Message  gerardM le Lun 11 Nov - 19:08


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I didn't understand anything!affraid 

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Message  gerardM le Mar 12 Nov - 21:17


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Message  gerardM le Mer 13 Nov - 11:33


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