|back to main board||collapse thread|
|Dress codes and appearances and equal opportunities (10/11/20 16:46:00)||Reply|
In Europe even ugly women can become prime minister.
|Re: There is no such thing as an ugly woman, sir! (n/t) (12/11/20 17:44:30)||Reply|
|Politeness and understatements (14/11/20 20:04:02)||Reply|
I have heard - lots of times (no exaggeration) - that something is difficult - literally meaning that it can be done if one puts enough effort into it. But it isn't always so.
"Squaring the circle is difficult", one might say. It isn't. It is impossible.
Or - "you've made a slight mistake, sir, and might wish to turn to the right" (if not, we fall off this cliff) is inappropriate when direct speaking would be: "Turn To The Right Now!"
Or someone says: "Very good" about something bog standard and commonplace. So - "very good" isn't praise. I'd take it as an insult if I have delivered a really excellent piece of work.
Keeping the dynamic range of language - to me it is important.
|Re: Pointless and understatements (28/11/20 12:34:29)||Reply|
Sanna Mirella Marin.
You've made a slight mistake, sir, and might wish to turn to the right.
|Re: Politeness and understatements (30/12/20 21:16:29)||Reply|
The lord is trying to make his male job with his wife, and it doesnot happen, so he calls the buttler to have a look.
- is my in hers?
- mmm, if you highness had two, one would be in..
happy whatever you want, these days..
|Re: Re: There is no such thing as an ugly woman, sir! (02/12/20 21:38:42)||Reply|
|This board has been visited 133976 times||Current time is 29/01/22 09:56:34|