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QUEUE by Wash! on 2004-08-01 15:49:50
Americans! Queue is English for "line". You're missing out! And it shocks me to think that this word is not common in the American version of Ye Olde English! It comes form the French word meaning 'tail'. And queue. Learn it!
Which word has the most consecutive vowels in the English language? A: Queueing
It's a pub quiz favourite. Though at about my level of general knowledge, not that of Kid. I was chatting away to one American friend tonight, and she was the 3rd American person i've spoken to not to understand this word. And it saddens me. I know it shouldn't. But it does.
So, to those of you who are aware of the wonder that is "queue", i apologise. Those of you who aren't. There's a lesson to be learnt here! So, i'm not asking you to use it in your spoken lingo. But please, be aware of it.
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|Re: QUEUE by Kid on 2004-08-01 16:22:04 | Reply to this|
|Do not mistake 'queue' for Q (The omniscient race in Star Trek) or 'cue' (Either actor's prompt, or a table game implement)|
|Re: QUEUE by tommie on 2004-08-01 16:33:37 | Reply to this|
Don't dispair! I knew queue!
...and there's queueue, which is a long line!