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Bunting Tosser

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Aye say.
« on: September 12, 2011, 04:55:36 pm »
According to Stephen Fry, in the TV programme Q.I.
"Aye, Sir." indicates agreement, as in
"Nice day, Number One."
"Aye, Sir."

"Aye, Aye, Sir." indicates "order understood and will be implemented" as in
"Pipe 'Hands to bathe' Number One!"
"Aye Aye, Sir!"

Whereas, today's BBC homepage reveals the Q.I. Fact of the day:
"In Amharic, the national language of Ethiopia, 'aye' means 'no'."

Moral: be careful where you recruit your crew.

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Re: Aye say.
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2011, 06:27:09 pm »
 ;D ;D

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Re: Aye say.
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2011, 07:27:50 pm »
I really love your humor Bunts  ;D ;D ;D

Bunting Tosser

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Re: Aye say.
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2011, 07:57:11 pm »
I'm not sure whether it's actually mine, though.
I steal other people's material.
I call it "research".  ;D

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Re: Aye say.
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2011, 08:06:50 pm »
Thank you Bunting Tosser for letting us know  the name of the Ethopian language.

Yours aye,

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Re: Aye say.
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2011, 08:21:27 pm »
Portanucis,
That wasn't my intention, but ... pleased to be of assistance.
Might come in handy for a pub quiz.  ;D

Just noticed your "sign off"!
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