The Sewing Place

Verrrrry interesting

Manuela

Re: Verrrrry interesting
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2020, 23:30:59 PM »
Since when did we use the Americanism eraser.....they're rubbers!
Since when is there a ‘use of English language’ police on The Sewing Place?

BrendaP

Re: Verrrrry interesting
« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2020, 23:40:13 PM »
There's always new things to learn, techniques to improve, a different type of sewing to try. When the wind blows from the right direction, I hear quilting calling…

Now there's a slippery slope down into the darkside ;)
Brenda.  My machines are: Corona, a 1953 Singer 201K-3, Caroline, a 1940 Singer 201K-3, Thirza, 1949 Singer 221K, Azilia, 1957 Singer 201K-MK2 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
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Renegade Sewist

Re: Verrrrry interesting
« Reply #17 on: November 23, 2020, 07:08:12 AM »
Since when is there a ‘use of English language’ police on The Sewing Place?

@Manuela:hug:   :thumbsup:

Puzzler

Re: Verrrrry interesting
« Reply #18 on: November 23, 2020, 08:08:44 AM »
Since when is there a ‘use of English language’ police on The Sewing Place?

Hear, hear @Manuela.

Greybird

Re: Verrrrry interesting
« Reply #19 on: November 23, 2020, 11:04:10 AM »
All of which detracts from the original purpose of this thread.

sewingj

Re: Verrrrry interesting
« Reply #20 on: November 24, 2020, 08:17:01 AM »
All of which detracts from the original purpose of this thread.

That's true but it doesn't hurt to be reminded that we are an international community and that some careless comments are disrespectful to other readers
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Attempting to be a Tailor of Gloucester

Greybird

Re: Verrrrry interesting
« Reply #21 on: November 24, 2020, 10:22:52 AM »
There was no disrespect in this case, merely that I knew perfectly well that the word "rubber" means something completely in the US than it does here, so I used an alternative!

Mr Twingo

Re: Verrrrry interesting
« Reply #22 on: November 24, 2020, 17:08:43 PM »
There was no disrespect in this case, merely that I knew perfectly well that the word "rubber" means something completely in the US than it does here, so I used an alternative!

Rubber = French Letter.  :ninja:

PollyWally

Re: Verrrrry interesting
« Reply #23 on: November 25, 2020, 23:25:52 PM »
Better not mention the Aussie rubber thong then, very popular here in summer.

Manuela

Re: Verrrrry interesting
« Reply #24 on: November 26, 2020, 02:48:13 AM »
In German a Rubber refers to an family planning item used by males....

Celia

Re: Verrrrry interesting
« Reply #25 on: November 26, 2020, 10:16:22 AM »
I used to live next door to a Canadian and we used to often refer to things differently, pavement sidewalk etc. In the end we used to do it deliberately just for fun and also to promote our understanding.
 The trouble with texts etc is that we can’t t always see if someone is upset or just smiling and doing what my friend and I did.
One that I didn’t understand for a long time was a trailer, was a caravan to me.