The Second amendment

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Re: The Second amendment

Post by JimC » Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:08 pm

I quite agree. US Ratzians are quite bright, for Americans... :tea:
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Re: The Second amendment

Post by L'Emmerdeur » Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:01 pm

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I quite agree. US Ratzians are quite bright, for Americans... :tea:
Here's where I get a chance to query an Australian usage. In the UK, quite is generally equivalent to 'somewhat' or 'more or less', while in the US, quite is equivalent to 'rather' or 'very'. I'd think that Australians are more in the UK school regarding this usage, but I don't know for sure. Could you clarify for me? :smoke:

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Re: The Second amendment

Post by Brian Peacock » Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:53 pm

I quite agree. :tea:
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Re: The Second amendment

Post by Hermit » Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:12 am

L'Emmerdeur wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:01 pm
JimC wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:08 pm
I quite agree. US Ratzians are quite bright, for Americans... :tea:
Here's where I get a chance to query an Australian usage. In the UK, quite is generally equivalent to 'somewhat' or 'more or less', while in the US, quite is equivalent to 'rather' or 'very'. I'd think that Australians are more in the UK school regarding this usage, but I don't know for sure. Could you clarify for me? :smoke:
For speakers of the English language it can mean either.
1.
to the utmost or most absolute extent or degree; absolutely; completely.
"it's quite out of the question"
synonyms: completely, fully, entirely, totally, wholly, absolutely, utterly, outright, thoroughly, altogether, in every respect, in all respects, without reservation, without exception
"there are in fact two quite different types"

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very; really (used as an intensifier).
"‘You've no intention of coming back?’ ‘I'm quite sorry, but no, I have not.’"
West Indian
all the way.
"dresses quite from Port of Spain"

2.
to a certain or fairly significant extent or degree; fairly.
"it's quite warm outside"
synonyms: fairly, rather, somewhat, a bit, a little, slightly, relatively, comparatively, moderately, after a fashion, reasonably, to some extent/degree, to a certain extent; informalpretty, kind of, sort of, ish
"it was quite common in the last century"
The meaning depends on context. Take "Australians are quite good at doing context." The context need not be explicit. For example, "quite" might mean "very" when we mean "Australians are quite good at doing context (compared to boorish Americans)" Or "somewhat" when we mean "Australians are quite good at doing context (compared to educated Britons)".
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Re: The Second amendment

Post by JimC » Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:17 am

I should quite while I'm ahead...
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Re: The Second amendment

Post by Hermit » Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:50 am

JimC wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:17 am
I should quite while I'm ahead...
Quiet in the peanut gallery! :irate:
So you talk about mobs and the working classes as if they were the question. You've got that eternal idiotic idea that if anarchy came it would come from the poor. Why should it? The poor have been rebels, but they have never been anarchists; they have more interest than anyone else in there being some decent government. The poor man really has a stake in the country. The rich man hasn't; he can go away to New Guinea in a yacht. The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all. Aristocrats were always anarchists. - G.K. Chesterton

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Re: The Second amendment

Post by JimC » Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:48 am

Quite clever, for a crow eater... :tea:
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Re: The Second amendment

Post by Hermit » Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:23 am

Quit yer yappin', Edna. Moonee Ponds is quite happy to be rid of you, and the rest of Australia wouldn't mind at all if you had one final, fatal drop of gin too many or just jump in the lake.

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Re: The Second amendment

Post by JimC » Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:44 am

:lol:
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Re: The Second amendment

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Re: The Second amendment

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pErvinalia wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:47 am
Hermit has become our resident troll, now that the previous resident troll is no longer with us.
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So you talk about mobs and the working classes as if they were the question. You've got that eternal idiotic idea that if anarchy came it would come from the poor. Why should it? The poor have been rebels, but they have never been anarchists; they have more interest than anyone else in there being some decent government. The poor man really has a stake in the country. The rich man hasn't; he can go away to New Guinea in a yacht. The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all. Aristocrats were always anarchists. - G.K. Chesterton

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Re: The Second amendment

Post by JimC » Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:50 am

pErvinalia wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:47 am
Hermit has become our resident troll, now that the previous resident troll is no longer with us.
I troll Hermit better than he trolls me! :lay:
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Re: The Second amendment

Post by Hermit » Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:09 am

JimC wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:50 am
pErvinalia wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:47 am
Hermit has become our resident troll, now that the previous resident troll is no longer with us.
I troll Hermit better than he trolls me! :lay:
Of course you do, of course you do. :console:

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Re: The Second amendment

Post by L'Emmerdeur » Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:10 am

Hermit wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:12 am

For speakers of the English language it can mean either.
You have been quite unhelpful.

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