[mythtv-users] MythTV requires a better name
aclose at gmail.com
Wed Sep 19 14:13:50 UTC 2007
On 9/19/07, Paul Mason <latepaul at gmail.com> wrote:
> I assumed Barry was English given references to Red Dwarf, so I felt free to
> use English references myself (hoovering as vacuuming). I wasn't aware of
> the rent/hire distinction.
> Still, I don't feel particularly bad when American English invents ugly
> words like burglarize when a perfectly good word like burgle exists.
isn't language fun? the subtle differences between BE and AE are
fascinating to me. i have a very good friend who is British living in
the US so i'm familiar with several fun differences.
hire - rent
lift - elevator
bonnet - hood
i haven't heard 'burgle' in quite a while. it should definitely be
used more often.
used, not performed...
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