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Re: [school-discuss] Microsoft and free software (was: inservice day)

Leon Brooks wrote:
> PS, here's a glossary for the ESL crowd: `slagging off' is abusing or running
> down; a `peanut gallery' is a crowd (sometimes of hecklers, but always of
> interested bystanders) not directly involved in a contest or drama but ready
> to witness it and support one side or the other, traditionally by throwing
> peanuts or popcorn at the players involved; a whammy is a major effect or a
> significant blow.

And thanks from the EFL crowd, who don't all speak colloquial 
American English ;-)

- Richard

More glossary:
ESL English as a second language;
EFL English as first language.


Richard Smedley
Production Editor, Linux Format

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