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OED #314592
12/12/08 05:07 PM
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Peter Jones Offline OP
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If anyone knows anyone coming to Belize from the UK in the next few weeks, could they ask them to buy and bring a current copy of a moderately-sized Oxford English Dictionary, not the smallest one but one about the size of a hardback novel? I left mine in England and after all this American influence I find myself doubting my ability to spell words!

Re: OED [Re: Peter Jones] #314603
12/12/08 08:39 PM
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You can buy them in the city. Stationary House, Angelus Press and there is another store - can't think of its name right now.

Re: OED [Re: Amanda Syme] #314615
12/12/08 10:37 PM
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Thanks Amanda, didn't realise. That'll be "Stationery" House, I presume?!

Re: OED [Re: Peter Jones] #314616
12/12/08 11:08 PM
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Piter,
Me thinks their is also plenty dixionaris avalabel online to use if you canot spell color; labor and thru correctly. Some of them dixnarys even tell ya how to ponounce tomato and potato.

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12/12/08 11:19 PM
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Thank you for that helpful post Weile. Trouble is all the web dictionaries seem to be concerned with American spelling, just as the Microsoft spell checker is (even when one specifies British English) so I need a proper dictionary. Thinking about it I also need a thesaurus. Remember that the official language of Belize is British English, not the American version.

I have never got to grips with the phonetic pronunciation guide given in most dictionaries, including the OED. So from them I wouldn't have a clue how to pronounce tomato or potato.

Re: OED [Re: Peter Jones] #314621
12/13/08 12:49 AM
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tom aye toe

pe tay toe

wink


A fish and a bird can fall in love, but where will they build their nest?

Re: OED [Re: seashell] #314622
12/13/08 01:20 AM
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toe may toe
poe tay toe


Harriette
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Re: OED [Re: ScubaLdy] #314634
12/13/08 09:24 AM
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Good God I think seashell and scubalady are having a stroke!!

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In any case I disagree:-
ter-mah-toe
per-tay-toe

Re: OED [Re: Peter Jones] #314640
12/13/08 10:50 AM
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Amanda - you may be right and Peter has been afflicted with the "seeing R's where none exist" syndrome. LOL


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