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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 8:28 pm 
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AAAH!
I think the term nick refers to the old practice of cutting small bits of metal from gold coins, as a way of stealing a little gold from every coin. This gives rise to the term to 'nick' something, meaning to steal it, and being in good nick may refer to a coin that does not have too many nicks taken out of it.
could be wrong


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Russell wrote:
not to be confused with entymology of course, which means something totally different.

and is more correctly spelled entomology anyway... ;)

[/smartarse mode]

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Indeed, activate 'smug' mode.


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sorry guys, not being smug.....just googled it :oops:


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hmm, is it? I think you'll find that its one of those words where either spelling is acceptable depending on where in the world you live, such as color or colour, aluminum or aluminium etc.

>manually over-rides smug and smartarse mode<

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meh, I think you're probably right - I prefer the spelling with a "y" anyway, more English-looking!


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Cor blimey Marrey Poppins I think I am gunna puke frum da bloody smuggey fumes.


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Interestingly enough (or not) Aluminum is actually the correct (well, original anyway) spelling of that particular word aswell.

When the Brits got hold of the metal, they saw that it was spelled 'aluminum', reckoned that it didn't fit in with our way of naming metals and decided to change it to 'aluminium'.

Vaguely relevant on a cycling forum I suppose.


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Very informative, thanks. As to women, "bangs" can refer to two things and I've no clue about the one that has to do with hair covering the forehead.


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