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    Flash Kit Moderator Genesis F5's Avatar
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    Duly noted, English Language!

    Reading Wannabe's thread about robots, I saw something in the quote that surprised me. It's really "for all intents and purposes." I've always heard it as, and thought it was, "for all intensive purposes."

    I did a Google search and found this interesting site. Some pretty interesting ones.

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    You thought it was "for all intensive purposes."

    I was actually just having a discussion on languages last night at dinner. It is sad that almost all Americans only speak english(or a form of it ) but a lot of other countries speak their native language AND at least english. It is sad how narrow minded we are. I would love to be fluent in multiple languages and not just speak I mean read an write as well. German and French have always interested me. If I somehow have children they will definitely be learning another language if not more.
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    dude, make any phone call to any company now... Spanish options for damn near everybody now.

    As it stands, speaking more than one language should be a prerequisite for all countries. Sadly enough, this will invariably spark a discussion about American English versus proper (read: Queen's English) English and how we've slaughtered the English language... yadda, yadda. Anytime a bunch of people refer to a diaper as a nappy, a laptop as a lappy and a bathroom as a loo; you can't judge anybody in my books.

    Anyway, with that said... "all intents and purposes" still doesn't explain to me what the hell "as queer as a clockwork orange" means to me.

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    I've heard plenty of English people murder the English language, ya get me?

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    Oh, it's the same in America. I had a guy use three words incorrectly in one sentence, and it all got tied together with "irregardless"... and he's supposed to have been a CEO of a company that was soliciting work.

    How in the hell does he make a dollar!?

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    Easy. **** floats to the top.
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    You could have "For all in tents and purposes" but that doesn't make much sense.

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    interesting, i never really gave a thought about "all intensive purposes" meant when i said it...but now that you've brought it up, yeah, intents and purposes makes a hell of a lot more sense.

    thanks for being an english language nazi, genesis

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    If I somehow have children
    - Not with robots certainly !!!
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