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Asher
07-05-2009, 15:15:43
The grammar of the phrase bothers me. It's generally accepted but it's as bit weird.
Thoughts?

Japher
07-05-2009, 15:17:46
How come thee to thy conclusion?

MoSe
07-05-2009, 15:18:03
who came?

Asher
07-05-2009, 15:24:30
It just seems to be missing something. A noun maybe.

MoSe
07-05-2009, 15:26:59
I take it at facial value

Lurker
07-05-2009, 15:41:11
We know.

MDA
07-05-2009, 16:38:44
It's difficult to diagram.

Lazarus and the Gimp
07-05-2009, 16:59:18
It doesn't bother me as much as the current fad of using "ask" as a noun.

Asher
07-05-2009, 17:01:18
How come?

MDA
07-05-2009, 17:05:51
What about pronouncing it "axe"?

MOBIUS
07-05-2009, 17:27:35
That's just a chav giveaway...

MOBIUS
07-05-2009, 17:28:27
And it's more like 'arks' here (the chav pronounciation).

Asher
07-05-2009, 17:29:42
I'm afraid I don't know the usage you refer to.

MOBIUS
07-05-2009, 17:30:31
Then you are lucky.

Asher
07-05-2009, 17:45:02
It was just my ask, because I do not know how come.

KrazyHorse
07-05-2009, 17:46:11
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
It doesn't bother me as much as the current fad of using "ask" as a noun.

???????

Asher
07-05-2009, 17:46:49
It's as British as bad teeth, not something we have experience with.

MOBIUS
07-05-2009, 17:57:25
I'm still waiting for my first filling...:p

Asher
07-05-2009, 17:59:18
That's the problem, no dentists so you guys can't get that shit fixed.

Immortal Wombat
07-05-2009, 18:00:22
The OED traces the modern fad from Australia.
ask, n.1

* colloq. (orig. Austral.) (chiefly Sport). With modifying word or phrase, as a big (also huge, etc.) ask: something which is a lot to ask of someone; something difficult to achieve or surmount.

(but there are citations in English from the ~1000AD to 1886)

Japher
07-05-2009, 18:02:04
That's lame.

I hate it when my black friends pronounce "ask" as "ass" or really thing that a half dollar is 50 cent... It's 50 cents you dolt!

Yes, I have no black friends. Just don't want to sound racist.

Immortal Wombat
07-05-2009, 18:05:16
Originally posted by Asher
The grammar of the phrase bothers me. It's generally accepted but it's as bit weird.
Thoughts?
It's missing a noun. "how did (or does) it come about (that)?"

Japher
07-05-2009, 18:07:36
I hate when people say "same difference" when they mean "no difference"

So, to get back at them I use "Irregardless" as if it's a real word and pretend not to know what the word irony means, or that Austria and Australia are two entirely different countries.

Drekkus
07-05-2009, 18:12:04
Hoe does it come

Immortal Wombat
07-05-2009, 18:14:02
copiously

Japher
07-05-2009, 18:15:17
but in spurts

MOBIUS
07-05-2009, 18:18:56
come again?

Oerdin
07-05-2009, 21:02:52
Originally posted by MoSe
who came?

I don't know but it made a mess.

Lazarus and the Gimp
07-05-2009, 21:18:49
Originally posted by KrazyHorse
???????


Typically "It's a big ask".

Horrible, isn't it?

KrazyHorse
07-05-2009, 22:43:57
Eeesh. :(

qchan
07-05-2009, 23:08:24
Why don't you exterminate them, Laz? They're mistreating English, and what's worse, they're chavs.

Koshko
08-05-2009, 01:05:17
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
It doesn't bother me as much as the current fad of using "ask" as a noun.


I've never seen/heard of that before.

Greg W
08-05-2009, 02:02:12
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
Typically "It's a big ask".

Horrible, isn't it? Americans have been bastardising the language for 300 years (give or take), stop having a go at us for being copycats!

Asher
08-05-2009, 02:04:00
"Having a go", that's fucking annoying also. Same deal.

Sir Penguin
08-05-2009, 02:09:17
Originally posted by Japher
That's lame.

I hate it when my black friends pronounce "ask" as "ass" or really thing that a half dollar is 50 cent... It's 50 cents you dolt!

Yes, I have no black friends. Just don't want to sound racist. How now brown cow?

SP

Funko
08-05-2009, 07:55:33
Evolution of language is good.

Drekkus
08-05-2009, 08:13:38
evolution = progression?

Dyl Ulenspiegel
08-05-2009, 08:17:42
Originally posted by Japher
So, to get back at them I use "Irregardless" as if it's a real word and pretend not to know what the word irony means, or that Austria and Australia are two entirely different countries.

That will really bother the average american.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
08-05-2009, 08:18:36
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
Typically "It's a big ask".

Horrible, isn't it?

Maybe they say "it's a big task".

Drekkus
08-05-2009, 08:20:08
it's a big task to ask -> it's a big ask !!!

Dyl Ulenspiegel
08-05-2009, 08:21:40
What a stupid ask.

Drekkus
08-05-2009, 08:30:05
The more I see the word Ask, the more it becomes a sort of Lord of the Rings character, like a speaking tree or something.

MoSe
08-05-2009, 09:19:40
ASK, isn't that a sweden football team?
based in Solna or something?

Drekkus
08-05-2009, 09:44:32
In Sofia I think.

MoSe
08-05-2009, 09:54:23
or in Sam

Greg W
08-05-2009, 17:38:51
Originally posted by Dyl Ulenspiegel
Maybe they say "it's a big task". No, we definitely say "it's a big ask." Kind of like saying "you're asking a lot."

Dyl Ulenspiegel
08-05-2009, 17:44:50
It's a big asking

Oerdin
08-05-2009, 18:15:53
The big ass king?

Greg W
09-05-2009, 02:15:18
:brwncard:

Dyl Ulenspiegel
09-05-2009, 19:37:37
Why the big ask?

Greg W
10-05-2009, 10:37:25
Does this make my ask look fat?