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Re: Miracle Super Gold card

Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:22 pm
by Zarchos
Dave wrote:Huh. I just thought it was Ingot, because an ingot is a block of gold, and it's a gold card?



Yes but the word ingot (British) comes from the French word lingot ... and I've just tried to explain to you why the British forgot the 'l' in their word ... ;)
See here : http://www.yourdictionary.com/ingot

Re: Miracle Super Gold card

Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:57 pm
by Dave
To be clear though. We did not steal this word from you. You shared it with us. :P

Re: Miracle Super Gold card

Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:24 pm
by Zarchos
Dave wrote:To be clear though. We did not steal this word from you. You shared it with us. :P

+1 :D

Re: Miracle Super Gold card

Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:10 pm
by Cristian
Zarchos wrote:Yes but the word ingot (British) comes from the French word lingot
See here : http://www.yourdictionary.com/ingot

To be honest, the true origin is controversial... have you read the other two definitions in the page you just linked?
See also this: "Orig. discutée, les rapports du mot fr. avec l'angl. ingot [...] étant difficiles à établir": http://www.cnrtl.fr/etymologie/lingot
Also the origin of italian "lingotto" is explained as starting from Old English "in"+"goten" with the adding of "L" by French.
I'm afraid this mystery will endure...

Re: Miracle Super Gold card

Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:12 pm
by XorA
Given we are a Germanic speaking country, I suspect the Germanic/Nordic roots listed are more likely ;-)

Re: Miracle Super Gold card

Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:49 pm
by Zarchos
Oh dear ;-) Please let me think at least once in a while over a period of a few centuries we the French can bring you something useful ;)
Have mercy :lol:

Re: Miracle Super Gold card

Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:53 pm
by Dave
I think we can all agree Super Gold Cards are awesome in any country.

Re: Miracle Super Gold card

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:48 pm
by NormanDunbar
Zarchos wrote:Oh dear ;-) Please let me think at least once in a while over a period of a few centuries we the French can bring you something useful ;)
Have mercy :lol:


From memory, the French have given us:

* 1066, Battle of Hastings and William (Guilliame?) the Conqueror who built the Tower of London.
* Brie, Camonbert (spelling?), etc.
* Champagne (yuk!) But the Brits invented sparkling wine as they had the skills to create the bottles strong enough to cope with the pressure.
* LeTour de France, Yorkshirevetc (Bloody cycle races - I spit on you!)
* Asteric & Obelisk.
* Wicked Willy! (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wicked_Willie)

;-)

Cgeers,
Norm.

Re: Miracle Super Gold card

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:37 pm
by Zarchos
NormanDunbar wrote:
Zarchos wrote:Oh dear ;-) Please let me think at least once in a while over a period of a few centuries we the French can bring you something useful ;)
Have mercy :lol:


From memory, the French have given us:

* 1066, Battle of Hastings and William (Guilliame?) the Conqueror who built the Tower of London.
* Brie, Camonbert (spelling?), etc.
* Champagne (yuk!) But the Brits invented sparkling wine as they had the skills to create the bottles strong enough to cope with the pressure.
* LeTour de France, Yorkshirevetc (Bloody cycle races - I spit on you!)
* Asteric & Obelisk.
* Wicked Willy! (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wicked_Willie)

;-)

Cgeers,
Norm.

:D
But no Sinclair, no Oric, no Enterprise, no Acorn .... :cry: do you want me to tell you about the Thomson MO5 and TO7 ? :oops:

Re: Miracle Super Gold card

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:38 am
by Dave
Well it's nice to keep up the entente cordiale, don't you think?