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Old 09-10-2009, 02:46 AM   #181
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hell, right here in my city there's a city counsel member who continues to drive around town despite having a suspended license. why does she have one? she's been involved in two hit-and-runs when she left the casinos drunk off her ass. how is she allowed to drive, let alone be allowed to serve on the counsel? who knows.
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Old 09-10-2009, 01:20 PM   #182
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We had two recent DUI crashes around here from folks who didn't have a license. I don't know how they manage to get back behind the wheel. I guess criminals don't care about laws.
When I said off the streets, I meant in prison.

Heard on the radio this morning that he got life.
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could someone please change the title of this thread to "The drunk driving laws are a form of tyranny"? my OCD can't take it any longer

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Old 09-10-2009, 03:24 PM   #184
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could someone please change the title of this thread to "The drunk driving laws are a form of tyranny"? my OCD can't take it any longer

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Drink driving is the correct term, although I am aware that Americans use the gramatically incorrect expression 'drunk driving'. You may, if you are unwise, drive drunk, but you do not drunk drive. Have you ever heard anyone refer to sober cycling?

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Old 09-10-2009, 03:44 PM   #185
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Drunk Driving is a serious offence and should be punished as such. it is a proven fact that when you are drunk your reaction time slows down. you are a hazard to everyone when you get behind the wheel drunk. so many people have needlessly died because some idiot drove drunk.

i have no respect for people who drive drunk because they are needlessly putting everyone at risk.
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Old 09-10-2009, 03:57 PM   #186
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Drink driving is the correct term, although I am aware that Americans use the gramatically incorrect expression 'drunk driving'. You may, if you are unwise, drive drunk, but you do not drunk drive. Have you ever heard anyone refer to sober cycling?

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hold on here, are you telling me when someone has had too much to drink you call them drink?
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Old 09-10-2009, 04:13 PM   #187
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Drink driving is the correct term, although I am aware that Americans use the gramatically incorrect expression 'drunk driving'. You may, if you are unwise, drive drunk, but you do not drunk drive. Have you ever heard anyone refer to sober cycling?

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no, you are incorrect. "driving while drunk" = "drunk driving." you could have drunk poker, drunk softball, drunk charades, etc.
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Old 09-10-2009, 05:01 PM   #188
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Drink driving is the correct term, although I am aware that Americans use the gramatically incorrect expression 'drunk driving'. You may, if you are unwise, drive drunk, but you do not drunk drive. Have you ever heard anyone refer to sober cycling?

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Someone might be drink right now...
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Old 09-10-2009, 05:35 PM   #189
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no, you are incorrect. "driving while drunk" = "drunk driving."
No, it's shorthand. The correct expression for what you are referring to would be "drunk whilst driving" or "drunk whilst in charge of an automobile". Like enumerating points in an argument and starting off with "first, blah blah blah" instead of "firstly, etc".


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you could have drunk poker, drunk softball, drunk charades, etc.
Maybe in America. "Drunk" describes the state of being incapable owing to excessive consumption of alchohol. An inanimate object or a sports game is not capable of being in this condition. What you mean surely is "playing poker while drunk".
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Listen, all I know is in the UK it is referred to as drink driving. And they invented the language.
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Listen, all I know is in the UK it is referred to as drink driving. And they invented the language.


but we've perfected it.

and it's aluminum. none of this aluminium crap.
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Have you ever heard anyone refer to sober cycling?
Well, of course not. No one would ride one of those crazy-assed things while sober!
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Well, it's a creeping thing.

These days, everyone even in the home counties pronounces words like 'division' as 'divishun'. The correct RP is div-is-ee-on. Four syllables.
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Well, it's a creeping thing.

These days, everyone even in the home counties pronounces words like 'division' as 'divishun'. The correct RP is div-is-ee-on. Four syllables.
I said "Jag-you-are" in a meeting the other day and nobody would stop laughing. I kept saying "But that's how it's really pronounced" but nobody could really hear me over the din provided by the guffawing.
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Old 09-10-2009, 06:39 PM   #195
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I said "Jag-you-are" in a meeting the other day and nobody would stop laughing. I kept saying "But that's how it's really pronounced" but nobody could really hear me over the din provided by the guffawing.
You're precisely correct on the pronunciation. I fail to understand why this would elicit such merriment however. Is there a part of this story you're not telling? Was 'jag-you-are' the punchline at the end of a witty anecdote or something of that nature?
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