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  1. geordief Registered Senior Member

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    That's good of you.I don't know where to begin.I think I will sort out this Trump madness out first.
     
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  3. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    Some people are incapable of dealing with subtlety - i.e. it is outside their capability.
     
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  5. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    Ballocks. Inflammable means "will burn easily". http://www.dictionary.com/e/inflammable/

    The formerly obscure word "flammable" (practically unknown in my childhood) became promoted by safety experts, because they were concerned that people whose first language was not English might be confused, with disastrous results. People like you, apparently!
     
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  7. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Well, tolerate him anyway.

    Just kidding neb.

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  8. geordief Registered Senior Member

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    And me. I have juggled with the two identical meanings most of my life. One of those (non-)distinctions that would never settle.
     
  9. Michael 345 Bali in Nov closer Valued Senior Member

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    Has that any secret meaning we should know about?

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  10. nebel Valued Senior Member

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    insane, (not inside sanity) to wring your hands about it, In english context rules.
     
  11. Michael 345 Bali in Nov closer Valued Senior Member

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    Indubitability dear chap

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  12. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    He made an oopsie when he ascribed "within" to the infra part of infrared in post 12.
     
  13. Michael 345 Bali in Nov closer Valued Senior Member

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    I got that

    I was more in to oops - translated into Russian and then into Arabic - is the name of a camel fart - type of hidden meaning

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  14. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Subtle.
     
  15. TheFrogger Registered Senior Member

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    I believe "oops" is an abreviation of "whoops." People whooping, e.g. "whoop, whoop, whoop." Similar to, "cheers"; people cheering.
     
  16. geordief Registered Senior Member

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    No ,no intra- or infra-meaning .Not even a little psyoops.
     
  17. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    I'd have thought it was born of the surprised expression one usually makes when one makes a mistake. Eyes wide, mouth open, in an 'oo'. If you vocalize this, you get an 'oo' sound. When you realize your mouth is hanging open, you cut off the sound, making an 'oop' sound.
     
  18. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    In support of that it is perhaps worth noting that the same expressions exists in French, where they spell it "oups" and it tends, I sense, to have a slightly more serious meaning, denoting a real cockup.
     
  19. geordief Registered Senior Member

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    Is "allez houp" connected?

    And there is "houp-la" too.

    Seems different....
     
  20. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    Dunno. The French do say "Et hop!....".

    I've never come across "Allez houp" though. I'll have to ask my son about that.
     
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    ...just as people believe the "ad-" prefix means ad-dition.
     

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