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I think I will just change some vocabulary

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The only queue in the new world

I have decided to add three new words to my deep Texas drawl.  I love the British words queue(line), bloody(anytime you want to cuss something), and spot on(thumbs up, aok, okie dokie).   I really like these words, and I wonder why we gave them up when we came over from England?  Maybe there were no lines in America when the English settled.  Come to think of it, why would there be?  And we never did really create an American all-around word to cuss something.  We were much more creative; we invented specialized words for cussing things and people.  For example,  darn/piss when it’s level 1, damn/shit/hell when it’s level 2, and the big one (the F word).  This one transcends all levels with people over 50.  Maybe the new “Frickin” is our parallel to the English bloody.  I’m not sure why we replaced spot on with such wimpy words when we were supposed to be the “rugged pioneers.” How weak is aok compared to spot on?

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These are spots in Texas

Another thing I’ve heard the Brits do is to say, “We need to go to hospital.”  We would put “the” in there.  I wonder why.  I’m just wondering a lot tonight.

Just trying to improve my vocabulary to keep my brain cells alive.

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5 thoughts on “I think I will just change some vocabulary

  1. Rosamond on said:

    I think it depends where you come from in the uk. I would always say ‘go to the hospital’ and everyone i know would say the same.
    The use of the words darn, damn,bloody i think were of my parents generation and are now considered a mild form of swearing.
    There is another word which i hear a lot i though it was just used up North of the UK but i now live in the Midlands and its sitll in use, ‘sugar’ can you believe its used instead of damn, darn or even ‘blast’

    • So, bloody is going out of style? Sugar? Like instead of that damn cat – that sugar cat?

      • Rosamond on said:

        Lol’that sugar cat :-)) sorry i should have explaoned better. ‘sugar’ would be used alone.Instead of saying ‘damn’ or ‘blast’ one would say ‘oh sugar’ .only people who hate swearing would say that so they would be cursing but avoiding the ‘bad’ words.
        Bloody is still used quite a bit but the younger generation have much more colourfull words that make more of an impact lol

  2. Actually, most English speaking people say “go to hospital” and leave out the “the”. It’s similar to saying “go to school” instead of “go to the school”. It sounded weird to me at first, too, but now I hear it without the “the” so much that the American way now sounds strange to me!

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