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  1. katry Says:

    Jen Selinsky quote

  2. Bob Says:

    This must be the Oxford English Dictionary. That’s the big one that my compadres in the UK like to refer. However, I keep telling them that our company courseware Standard is United States English according to the Merriam Webster Dictionary. Unfortunately, they’re British and don’t listen to us colonists. 🙂 And I always thought that stubbornness was a trait reserved for the Dutch. “Wooden shoes, wooden head, wouldn’t listen”. 🙂

    • katry Says:

      That’s terrible, shaming the Dutch. I loved my trip to Holland.
      OED, as the Oxford English Dictionary is usually known, has far more information about words and their origins than Merriam Webster. I used to look through it to learn about where some words came far. It is an interesting read.

      • Bob Says:

        I like The Netherlands too but, having to work with them makes that statement very true.

        Ask the families of the dead passengers who were on the two Boeing 747 airplanes that crashed at the Tenerife airport in 1977 on departure. The KLM airplane hit a Pan Am airplane on the runway. The Dutch captain was the KLM 747 chief pilot and and was their most senior captain. His flight engineer told him he wasn’t cleared for takeoff but he turned around and told the flight engineer that they were. He pushed up the thrust levers anyway and hit the other 747 right after he became airborne. This accident killed the most people in aviation history.

        Wooden shoes, wooden head, wouldn’t listen.

      • katry Says:

        That is so terrible. I remember that crash because of how horrendous it was and the tremendous loss of life.


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