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    It's not queezy or qweezy or queesy or queazy.

    It's queasy. And frankly, seeing any other spelling makes me so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wondergirl76 View Post
    Now if people would just stop writing bolognaise I'll be happy.
    I believe that is the correct French spelling

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    Quote Originally Posted by lambjam View Post
    I believe that is the correct French spelling
    I was wondering what was wrong with it

    Speaking of... wonder - think/ponder etc. Wander - walk around aimlessly. Different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lambjam View Post
    I believe that is the correct French spelling
    Bolognese is an Italian word ... they may have adapted it for French cuisine? Even though it's a traditionally Italian dish?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BabelFish View Post
    Bolognese is an Italian word ... they may have adapted it for French cuisine? Even though it's a traditionally Italian dish?
    From a quick bit of Googling, it would appear there remains only a loose connection between "spag bol" and a traditional Bolognese sauce. I'm not sure what hand the French have had in this, but I'd be more suspicious of the British and Americans!

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    I am NOT perfect at spelling, grammar or punctuation, but some I really hate are:
    CongraDulations; this is one friend in particular who uses it all the time, even if on FB people are saying "congrats on..." "congratulations on..." she will still say "CongraDulations " oh my, it does my head in!
    "use/ you's" as in "what are you's/use doing?" we are not ewes!
    Your/ you're, to/too, there/they're/their. And one I HATE so much I'm always on at DF at is when he says " I didn't do nothing"
    Grrrrr, you are using a double negative so you are saying you DID something!
    It's "I didn't do ANYTHING!"

    Ok, so I've probably made many mistakes in typing that

    Oh, and not to be racist but I have some "friends" on FB who are from NZ and I almost want to delete them because of the way they type. I can not understand what they are saying when it's all abbreviated in
    really really bad short weird ways!

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    It's probably come through with the French version over Italian because France is where 'cooking' comes from. Gosh that sounds wrong! As in professional training is French based. 'Chef' is a French word - and roles in kitchens are still usually French - Sous Chef (second), Demi Chef, Commis Chef, Chef de Partie and so on. Most foods are referred to in the French form or names even though there are other variants - a croquette for example is a croqueta in Spanish - same food, different name. When you train you learn the 'proper' French terms.

    I think it's just a training thing, so bolognaise would probably have appeared due to that.

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    Ooh I've only ever written 'bolognaise'

    Maybe it's because I'm from England, and we tend to use the French spelling.. not sure!

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    You know what drives me mad? People saying "myself" instead of "me" or "I". For some reason they do it on the Biggest Loser all the time - when they are doing their little commentary things.

    They say things like "it was time for myself to weigh in"

    "The next people to take temptation were Fred and myself."


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    Quote Originally Posted by shelle65 View Post
    You know what drives me mad? People saying "myself" instead of "me" or "I". For some reason they do it on the Biggest Loser all the time - when they are doing their little commentary things.

    They say things like "it was time for myself to weigh in"

    "The next people to take temptation were Fred and myself."

    I think it's because they're so scared of saying "me". I often hear people say something like "That is for John and myself" because they realise that "John and I" would be incorrect but they can't bring themselves to say "John and me".

    I have a friend who is a Hansard editor and she says "myself" is a word they often have to correct for the pollies.


 

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