[Marxism] Schoolmarm grammar

Alan Bradley alanb1000 at yahoo.com
Mon Dec 31 05:43:59 MST 2012


From: "Wythe Holt jr."
> What is the difference, in pronunciation or meaning, between "shit" and "shite" (the latter of which is
> apparently not in use in the US)?

Pronunciation: "wit" versus "white".
Meaning" "ass" versus "arse".

Sometimes, "ass" can be used as a softer alternative to "arse".A bit like how "wanker" isn't particularly meaningful in the US - see The Simpsons for how a quite impolite term can be repeatedly used on US TV without censors getting all weird about it.

Technically, "ass" can also mean "donkey".




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