Do LEGO actually promote their brand as 'LEGOs' in the US or is it something that's come about naturally? It always grates the English ear to hear people say "Legos" insetad of just "Lego".
It's like hearing someone talking about "Sheeps."
An SAP executive is reported to have been charged with stealing LEGO from shops using the assistance of home-made bar codes before allegedly selling the kits online. Thomas Langenbach, 47, is said to have swapped the shop bar codes on expensive LEGO kits for his own homemade versions at a number of shops belonging to discount …
Ditto, 'LEGOs' has always irrationally wound me up too for no good reason.
Same with pronunciation of networking routers the same as woodworking routers. (i.e., rOWters rather than rOOter). No idea which pronunciation, if any, is 'correct' but hearing it pronounced the other way just winds me up. I know I'm not alone on that as at least two other people I know have, unprompted, made much the same comment.
There seems to be something about childhood memories that makes us specifically reject linguistic variation relating to them. I hate the term "legos" because that's not what I said when I spent hours playing with Lego, and I hate the term "video games" because I grew up playing "computer games".
As for routers, a router routs, and a router routes. I wouldn't want a device that "routs" my network -- I'd prefer one that "routes" traffic any day of the week. Except possibly Friday afternoon, cos if the network falls over then, we can just go to the pub.
Well he's gone from being a Sap to a Faclon ijediot, of all the crimes to comit! Now if this was a story about somebody still at schooll instead of in mid-life, well then it would of been alot more understandable and everybody going good for him, the force is stong in this one etc etc. But no; It's somebody haveing a mid-life crisis and showing his perchant for star wars and lego as he probably couldn't afford those when he was a kid and only just showing thru the cracks now.
Still the lack of hocker involvement shows he is at least happy with one aspect of his life :0.
Floweracre - you will find with a little insight into star wars and having read the story that it is a play on words for "Fucking idiot" Withe the word fucking being replaced by Falcon (one of the items allegidly stolen) and ijediot which if you look closely is a almalgermation of the word idiot and jedi - again a star wars reference.
I hope that helps your misunderstanding and apploogies for not careing any further.
I used to have to deal with various types of theft. I undertook some specialist training on how to handle this correctly to remain within the law and be able to get the perpetrator to court. The person running the course was an ex Met Chief Super; one of the most cynical barstewards going.
I've used the title of the course for this comment. He maintained that there were only 3 types of people in the world, and everyone fell into at least one of these categories. Unfortunately, from bitter experience, I have to now accept that he was right.
Over the years, I've seen people from all walks of life carry out some of the most ridiculously stupid thefts; magistrates, doctors, police, senior army officers, MPs, high paid execs amongst others. Many of these people often carried more cash on them than the cost of the item that they were stealing.
Many of them pleaded various excuses; old age, onset of health problems, change of life, stress, use of new medication etc, etc. Heard it all, got the t-shirt. Nothing surprises me anymore.
In many cases, it is just the thrill of doing something that they know is wrong.
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