Wednesday, February 15, 2006

That's quite interesting

Wherein the Brits are also overly fond of sticking the letter "u" where it doesn't belong and can't keep straight the order of "e" and "r," the bloody bastiches


Doktor Frank expounds:
As I've mentioned before once or twice, the word "quite" has a different meaning in British English than it does in American English. In American English, the word "quite" means "quite," whereas in British English the meaning is more like "not quite," or "not really," or "sort of, but not very," "or hardly at all, really."

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