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Thread #132499 Message #3997761
Posted By: Mr Red
25-Jun-19 - 05:24 AM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
continue to be bride & groom throughout the wedding - so bride/groom/intended coexist with husband/wife/spouse for as long as they await a formal reception?
I can live with that. But I couldn't live with my ex-wifey. Though I did not divorce, I was divorced against.
Free reign, or reign in - Well free reign would make sense referring to someone "lording" it around, the case for reign in is far more tenuous.
in the UK if there is need to distinguish it from rugby - in NZ there is only one type of football - and it is "All Blacks". Soccer is played by the "All Whites".
And what about the Yorkshire** use of while in the context of until? Can easily cause confusion.
** other colours of rose are available.