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Steffan

9,825 posts

121 months

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Wednesday 16th May 2012 quote quote all
Gary11 said:
"onomatopoeic"
Is this a word?
Yes the forms Onomatopoeia and Onomatopoeic are both used. Roar is an example. Sounds like the function it is describing.

The former is more common. Its a word I enjoy, (Sad) like Oxymoron.

I thoroughly enjoy the English language. It is the language of hero's and still quite unequaled. Unlike most of our other achievements.

Although worldwide it presence is down to America rather than England latterly.

davepoth

24,327 posts

92 months

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Caretaker PM is now in power in Greece, and taking pains to tell everyone there isn't a bank panic. Has he been talking to our government about how to cause a panic?

Puggit

34,209 posts

141 months

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June 17th also penned in for next Greek elections and the anti-austerity leftists are posed to win. They are promising a juggling act of ditching the loans but staying in the Euro rofl

turbobloke

66,235 posts

153 months

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All balls in the air fairly soon then, also known as a ballsup.

Keyser Soze

15,004 posts

84 months

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Wednesday 16th May 2012 quote quote all
Puggit said:
June 17th also penned in for next Greek elections and the anti-austerity leftists are posed to win. They are promising a juggling act of ditching the loans but staying in the Euro rofl
Brilliant I land on 13th, luckily Rhodes, I hope luckily anyway
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Andy Zarse

9,734 posts

140 months

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Wednesday 16th May 2012 quote quote all
davepoth said:
Caretaker PM is now in power in Greece, and taking pains to tell everyone there isn't a bank panic. Has he been talking to our government about how to cause a panic?
As Sir Humphrey used to say, "Never believe anything until it is officially denied".

steviegunn

984 posts

77 months

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Wednesday 16th May 2012 quote quote all
_Batty_ said:
Perhaps GIPSI's is better hehe
The order of exit?

(G)reece
(I)reland
(P)ortugal
(S)pain
(I)taly

wormburner

9,050 posts

146 months

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Thursday 17th May 2012 quote quote all
Gary11 said:
"onomatopoeic"
Is this a word?
Plop! Tinkle! Slither!

hidetheelephants

9,784 posts

86 months

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Thursday 17th May 2012 quote quote all
wormburner said:
Gary11 said:
"onomatopoeic"
Is this a word?
Plop! Tinkle! Slither!
Crash! Bang! Wallop! Thud! Crunch! Pow! Whaam!(copyright Roy Lichtenstein)

Puggit

34,209 posts

141 months

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Thursday 17th May 2012 quote quote all
<boom> - the sound of the Euro imploding

Mermaid

19,958 posts

64 months

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Thursday 17th May 2012 quote quote all
The £ looks attractive. and that's with all the issues we have.

eharding

7,557 posts

177 months

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Thursday 17th May 2012 quote quote all
wormburner said:
Gary11 said:
"onomatopoeic"
Is this a word?
Plop! Tinkle! Slither!
Biscuit! Biscuit! Merry Christmas! Biscuit!



davepoth

24,327 posts

92 months

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Thursday 17th May 2012 quote quote all
Guardian reporting shares in Spain's Bankia have been suspended after falling 30% on news that more than a billion Euros have been withdrawn since the bank was part nationalised. That worked well then.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/17/bankia-i...

hidetheelephants

9,784 posts

86 months

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Mermaid said:
The £ looks attractive. and that's with all the issues we have.
In the race to bottom the Euro is leading by a head and pulling away. hehe

Mr E

16,272 posts

152 months

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Thursday 17th May 2012 quote quote all
Gary11 said:
"onomatopoeic"
Is this a word?
I wonder how it's spelt?
"Exactly as it sounds"

(try the veal/tip your waitress/I'll get my coat)

PRTVR

1,870 posts

114 months

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Thursday 17th May 2012 quote quote all
Another word that I like, that fits with the euro/Europe is
Ozymandian
Link to meaning
http://m.urbandictionary.com/#define?term=ozymandi...

BigBen

7,952 posts

123 months

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Thursday 17th May 2012 quote quote all
I think it was just on the radio that Greece are leaving the Euro and going to the Drachma as of tomorrow. Initial exchange rate 1:1.

Ben

Mermaid

19,958 posts

64 months

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Thursday 17th May 2012 quote quote all
BigBen said:
I think it was just on the radio that Greece are leaving the Euro and going to the Drachma as of tomorrow. Initial exchange rate 1:1.

Ben
Not heard that, nor reported anywhere on the internet yet.

BigBen

7,952 posts

123 months

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Mermaid said:
BigBen said:
I think it was just on the radio that Greece are leaving the Euro and going to the Drachma as of tomorrow. Initial exchange rate 1:1.

Ben
Not heard that, nor reported anywhere on the internet yet.
Ah seems the Jeremy Vine show was a discussion about 'what if it leaves', I should have listened a bit more carefully.

Ben

RichardD

3,450 posts

138 months

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Thursday 17th May 2012 quote quote all
BigBen said:
... I should have listened a bit more carefully...
Indeed you should! That sort of information could cause Steffan to spontaneously combust !!

Who is noticable by his absense here for a little while, maybe he already has !?

(Read a few random pages of this topic if you don't know who Steffan is)

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