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post #1 of 21 Old 04-25-2007, 05:46 PM Thread Starter
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Fortnight!

It has recently been brought to my attention that not everyone knows what a fortnight is. I thoguht it was a universal word but it seems that folk only know what it is depending on where they stay.

Please state whether you know what it is or not and your location (unless you're Daz) as this is something that has shocked, but interested me.
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post #2 of 21 Old 04-25-2007, 06:42 PM
I thought that term went out of style with Charles Dickens or maybe with William Shakespeare. lol
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post #3 of 21 Old 04-25-2007, 06:46 PM
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ok, i admit it. i am not aware what it means. unless i do and i just dont remember.
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post #4 of 21 Old 04-25-2007, 06:49 PM
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no idea :(
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post #5 of 21 Old 04-25-2007, 10:54 PM
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I pretty much know what it is, but I can remember if its two days or a week...I get so confused! Darn Shakespeare.

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post #6 of 21 Old 04-26-2007, 02:49 AM
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omg i though everyone knew this its such a common word im absolutely flabbergasted
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post #7 of 21 Old 04-26-2007, 02:54 AM
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Would you believe I did not know what 'fortnight' means? Such word was never often used in our educational curriculum. I just read a dictionary and it means 'in a period of two weeks'.

I admit I am vaguely familiar with that word but never thought much about that and never even bother to know what that means.

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post #8 of 21 Old 04-26-2007, 04:27 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by herefishy
I thought that term went out of style with Charles Dickens or maybe with William Shakespeare. lol
It looks like it depends where you live, in Britain it's a very common word, and is used much more often that simply saying "2 weeks".

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I pretty much know what it is, but I can remember if its two days or a week...I get so confused! Darn Shakespeare.
Neither I'm afraid, it's 2 weeks.

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omg i though everyone knew this its such a common word im absolutely flabbergasted
Me too!
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post #9 of 21 Old 04-27-2007, 01:04 AM
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I know what it is. :D

am i supposed to tell? or......

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post #10 of 21 Old 04-27-2007, 07:30 AM Thread Starter
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I know what it is. :D

am i supposed to tell? or......
LOL

Well, it's already been explained so state if you like, but it's already been done so :)
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