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Observation of people on Internet apologizing for language skills

Discussion in 'The OT' started by dpeters11, May 16, 2012.

  1. Jun 1, 2012 #101 of 118
    Laxguy

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    If caps are to be used, it'd be Lax, definitely not LAX, that large airport down South. Dunno if it should ever be capitalized except to begin a sentence. Is it, in fact, football, soccer, baseball, lacrosse? I don't think sports should be capitalized, but others will disagree.
     
  2. Jun 1, 2012 #102 of 118
    SayWhat?

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    The only context where I've seen Lax is in Ex-Lax.
     
  3. Jun 1, 2012 #103 of 118
    Nick

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    Ex-Lax -- that would be the former LA airport?
     
  4. Jun 1, 2012 #104 of 118
    Stewart Vernon

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    Well... that would involve clearing obstructions from the runway...
     
  5. Jun 2, 2012 #105 of 118
    Rich

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    I thought it was an acronym, that's why I brought up capitalization. Turns out it's an abbreviation. Also has many other definitions, such as "salmon". Thought there was something fishy about it (sorry, couldn't help myself).

    Amazing what you can learn on this forum.

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  6. Jun 2, 2012 #106 of 118
    SayWhat?

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    ^^ I thought that was lox?
     
  7. Jun 2, 2012 #107 of 118
    Rich

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    Seems to be called "lax" in some places. Boston, perhaps?.....:lol:

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  8. Jun 2, 2012 #108 of 118
    Laxguy

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    Maybe the valley, girl!:lol:

    That's just pronunciation that lacks precision! Might even say it was lax pronunciation!

    But lox, cream cheese and an onion bagel are a favorite.
    Go figure!

    :eek2:
     
  9. Jun 2, 2012 #109 of 118
    SayWhat?

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    Where they pahk their cahs?
     
  10. Jun 2, 2012 #110 of 118
    TheRatPatrol

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    In the yahd. LOL
     
  11. Jun 2, 2012 #111 of 118
    Rich

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    And eat their lax. You got exactly what I meant.

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  12. Jun 2, 2012 #112 of 118
    Rich

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    Right. But now that I think of it, folks in Maine talk the same way. And eat lax, or lahbster....:lol:

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  13. Jun 2, 2012 #113 of 118
    Laxguy

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    Pretty sure neither Mainers nor Southies pronounce "lox" "lax", but can someone who lives up they-ah [Down East] please chime in? I love lobstah!
     
  14. Jun 2, 2012 #114 of 118
    Rich

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    I can't find the link to the lax-salmon connection, but my Google dictionary says salmon and lax are synonymous.

    Ever wonder how many posts your User Name has generated?.....:lol:

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  15. Jun 2, 2012 #115 of 118
    Laxguy

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    Not so many!

    Anyway, your dictionary needs a big revision. Smoked salmon is lox. Lax is what the dictionary editor is! :sure:
     
  16. Jun 3, 2012 #116 of 118
    Rich

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    Here's a link to my dictionary. In the upper right-hand corner under "synonyms", you will see that "salmon" is a synonym for "lax". I followed links from that page and it seems to be true. I'd go thru that hunt again, but once was enough...well, I did a little more hunting on Wikipedia and here's a link that has the same info. Every source can't be "lax".......:lol:

    Rich
     
  17. Jun 3, 2012 #117 of 118
    Laxguy

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    Except neither Google nor Wiki are definitive.

    I liked this one, though:
     
  18. Jun 3, 2012 #118 of 118
    Rich

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    Really, what is? I've got a bunch of dictionaries in book form and they all have disagreements with each other.

    Yeah, I did too.

    Rich
     

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