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    Senior Member Digby's Avatar
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    Default Re: Dropping the "ing"

    For the last 20 years I have been interested in languages.
    I just wish I had got (gotten) a better formal education.
    I'm currently reading Bill Bryson's The Mother Tongue, which is a great read, but getting a bit out of date now being written in 1990.
    Its very interesting to see how words have evolved and changed.
    Like Kenji "Gotten" used to piss me off as it sounded like an Americanism, but Bill Bryon's book confirms what Terry says, that it was a Middle English word.
    So what colour is your Adkaf?
    Have you joined Proud to Be Kiwi yet?

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    Default Re: Dropping the "ing"

    Thanks Terry, you beat me to it.

    Refers to your reply to ken.

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    Default Re: Dropping the "ing"

    Quote Originally Posted by Whenu View Post
    That's a pirate phone, "Argh, argh."
    Excellent for Radio Hauraki
    When cleaning computer,
    Caution not to water the electric part
    Or the computations will be meaningless.


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