[mythtv-users] MythTV requires a better name

F Peeters (MythTV) francesco at fampeeters.com
Wed Sep 19 14:22:13 UTC 2007

On Wed, September 19, 2007 16:13, Andrew Close wrote:
> On 9/19/07, Paul Mason <latepaul at gmail.com> wrote:
> <snip/>
>> 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...

There are quite a few other words than can cause even more confusion due
to the fact the BE (slang)word actually has a different meaning than the
same word in AE (slang)!

A few examples:
rubber - eraser
fag - cigarette

F Peeters
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