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About DIY... [Apr. 19th, 2009|09:14 pm]
Douglas Spencer
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On a mailing list I'm on, one of our correspondents seems not to recognise the term "DIY".

Therefore, a poll.

Poll #1386364 All about DIY

You know what DIY is...

My native language is British English, and I know what DIY is.
60(75.9%)
My native language is Canadian English, and I know what DIY is.
1(1.3%)
My native language is Australian English, and I know what DIY is.
2(2.5%)
My native language is South African English, and I know what DIY is.
0(0.0%)
My native language is Indian English, and I know what DIY is.
0(0.0%)
My native language is US English, and I know what DIY is.
10(12.7%)
My native language is some other kind of English, and I know what DIY is.
0(0.0%)
My native language is something other than English, and I know what DIY is.
4(5.1%)
I don't know what DIY is.
0(0.0%)

You don't know what DIY is...

My native language is British English, and I don't know what DIY is.
0(0.0%)
My native language is Canadian English, and I don't know what DIY is.
0(0.0%)
My native language is Australian English, and I don't know what DIY is.
0(0.0%)
My native language is South African English, and I don't know what DIY is.
0(0.0%)
My native language is Indian English, and I don't know what DIY is.
0(0.0%)
My native language is US English, and I don't know what DIY is.
0(0.0%)
My native language is some other kind of English, and I don't know what DIY is.
0(0.0%)
My native language is something other than English, and I don't know what DIY is.
0(0.0%)
I know what DIY is.
41(97.6%)


Thank you.
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[User Picture]From: hawkida
2009-04-19 08:52 pm (UTC)
Of course, you ought to ask t DIY is as well to ensure that when one says they know you can see whether they actually do.
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[User Picture]From: flick
2009-04-19 08:56 pm (UTC)
Yes, but think about who you're talking about.

(Having killfiled him, it's always /interesting/ to see people attempt to have sensible conversations with him....)
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[User Picture]From: deborah_c
2009-04-19 09:03 pm (UTC)
I'm thinking about who asked the question, and worrying that maybe DIY means something more, um, adult, as well as what I thought it meant...
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[User Picture]From: sarah_mum
2009-04-20 06:58 am (UTC)
It can mean something more *adult* while still using the same words.
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[User Picture]From: dougs
2009-04-19 09:22 pm (UTC)
You don't believe for a moment that I intended the conversation to be sensible, did you?
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[User Picture]From: lullula
2009-04-19 09:55 pm (UTC)
Having just read someone else's comment, I'm now not entirely sure I know what DIY is. I hope it involves shelves and can't-believe-it's-not-nails and such things.
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[User Picture]From: dougs
2009-04-19 11:41 pm (UTC)
On this occasion, it's things like putting up a curtain-rail and curtains in the spare room, and making sure that the door to the spare room has a handle on each side, and that they actually work to open the door.
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[User Picture]From: kaberett
2009-04-19 10:33 pm (UTC)
By which I mean that my first language is German and my primary language is English (or at least is until I move to Switzerland for the summer, ulp).
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[User Picture]From: djelibeybi
2009-04-19 10:56 pm (UTC)
I thought I knew what DIY is - I have my very own power tools ...

having read the comments, my mind is making up all sorts of other stuff!!
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[User Picture]From: evil_mogwai
2009-04-20 06:44 pm (UTC)
I had to explain to an older colleague today what I found funny about the company name "BJ Services"... She'd already referred to a number of other possibly rude company names on our customer list. She asked me about 5 times what was funny about the name...

yeah, people have different ideas sometimes.
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[User Picture]From: evil_mogwai
2009-04-20 07:43 pm (UTC)
*sniggers*

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[User Picture]From: darth_tigger
2009-04-20 08:07 pm (UTC)
Yup, I remember chortling regularly over that one.
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