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Noni Gilbert
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Oct 3, 2010

http://www.overstream.net/view.php?oid=lxt5nrnrscea

Cheers

Noni

Another link to the same, without Spanish subtitles: http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=ES&v=ZAg0lUYHHFc

[Edited at 2010-10-03 11:49 GMT]


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Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
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Now I have to ask... Oct 3, 2010

Given my limited knowledge of the English language, may I ask the native speakers whether "feck-e-dee" is an onomatopoeia for the sound made by a piece of luggage being put in the wrong baggage claim belt?

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Noni Gilbert
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LOL Tomás Oct 3, 2010

F*ck (with an e) is f*ck with an Irish accent.

F*ckity (with an e) is a multi-function word, somewhat akin to f*cking (with a u) - although f*cking (with an e) does exist, and can be an adjective ("one of those feckity 70s picture windows" - clearly an opinion adjective, hence its position at the head of the adjectives), a noun ("does anyone know what the f*ckity has happened here?") and, most commonly, an adverb, as in "f*ckity f*ck", in which case it is an intensifier.

Clear?!? Wonder if there's an article in this...

At least I feel reasonably confident that no-one is going to accuse me of using bad language.

Edited to remove an errant and revelatory vowel.

[Edited at 2010-10-03 14:57 GMT]


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Patricia Rosas  Identity Verified
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funnier than the video Oct 3, 2010

aceavila - Noni wrote:

F*ck (with an e) is f*ck with an Irish accent.

F*ckity (with an e) is a multi-function word, somewhat akin to f*cking (with a u) - although f*cking (with an e) does exist, and can be an adjective ("one of those feckity 70s picture windows" - clearly an opinion adjective, hence its position at the head of the adjectives), a noun ("does anyone know what the f*ckity has happened here?") and, most commonly, an adverb, as in "f*ckity f*ck", in which case it is an intensifier.

Clear?!? Wonder if there's an article in this...

At least I feel reasonably confident that no-one is going to accuse me of using bad language.

Edited to remove an errant and revelatory vowel.

[Edited at 2010-10-03 14:57 GMT]


RLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for brightening my Sunday, Noni!


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xxxJPW  Identity Verified
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That's cheered me up on a Monday morning Oct 4, 2010

It's funny coz it's basically true and...

Great explanation of the expletives from Noni



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Maaike van Vlijmen  Identity Verified
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Hilarious Oct 4, 2010

Thanks Noni!
A couple of days ago I booked a flight with a low-cost airline and yelled F*CK (yes, with an E, I live in Northern Ireland) when I discovered the cost of checking in one bag... the flight was 70 euro and they charged 22 euro for one bag. Insane! I'll stuff it all in my small trolley..
Thanks again for the laugh!


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