I would not be in favour of that, they all server their purpose, that is why they exist in the first place.I tell my students there are 3 types of English... Friendspeak, which is what they use with their friends and family; Common, which is what we hear on broadcasts or read in newspapers; and Formal,, used when communicating with people of respect or authority. Maybe we could eliminate Common and Formal. Business letters would be a lot shorter and I be in favour of that.
Someone I know really hates one that you just used:
They would change it to "occurs when."
Ouch, that surely is a nasty one! LOL.And then there's the abbrevs for the old folks.
FWIW: Forgot Where I Was
BTW: Bring The Wheelchair
ROFL... CGU: Rolling On The Floor Laughing... And Can't Get Up
DWI: Driving While Incontinent
LOL: Living On Lipitor
OMG: Oy, My Grandchildren!
OMG: Ouch, My Groin!
IMHO: Is My Hearing-Aid On?
WTF: What's Today's Fish?
WTF: Wet The Furniture
IMHMO: In My HMO...
RULKM: Are You Leaving Kids Money?
BYOT: Bring Your Own Teeth
GTG: Gotta Groan
TGIF: Thank Goodness It's Four (Four O'Clock - Early Bird Special)
FWB: Friend With Betablockers
FYI: For Your Indigestion...
JK: Just Kvetching
TTYL: Talk To You Louder
MILF: Meal I'd Like To Forget
LMDO: Laughing My Dentures Out
LWO: Lawrence Welk's On
MGAD: My Grandson's A Doctor
SUS: Speak Up, Sonny
WIWYA: When I Was Your Age
GOML: Get Off My Lawn
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No English gentleman's club would tolerate a proper beating, but it certainly would tolerate a proper thrashing.e.g. you are in London and go into an after hours club and insist that the people around you speak "proper" English, maybe you could make it out alive but you would probably receive a "proper" beating.
A thrashing would involve fisticuffs, while a beating would probably involve a cane of carefully selected rattan.No English gentleman's club would tolerate a proper beating, but it certainly would tolerate a proper thrashing.
Proper beatings are reserved for English gentlemen's sons by their top schools' headmasters for not breaking the ice in all the classroom inkwells each morning.
Just took the quiz. I was not surprised that I scored most like someone born and raised in New York City.
I never saw Winston without his stick, which is why Ramsay always gave him a wide birth.A thrashing would involve fisticuffs, while a beating would probably involve a cane of carefully selected rattan.