Yea, at first, I got confused at the “play” continuation also, then I went back and read it again, so yea, he was just continuing what Alondra WOULD say if she had the balls, and if she’s not into those douchebags who think getting suspended from school and having a juvenile record is awesome haha.
I know what “tardy” means, I meant I wasn’t familiar with the colloquial “tardies” and how it’s used in this context ( a teacher giving it to a student) is all, same way you probably wouldn’t be familiar with a tri-colour (similar concept). Cultural reference, not language.
#20 the dickensian use of “tardy” which you mention means slow, or sluggish, and refers to a motion or a movement. the use of “tardy” as in to be late for something is definitely american. you’re the worst pedant i’ve ever seen.
I thought getting a “tardy” was short for getting a tardy slip. I mean, that’s how the word went from being an adjective to a noun. Gee, now we’ve said the word so much it suddenly looks weird and meaningless.
I say “bloody” all the time, but everyone looks at me funny when I do, and I and I don’t know anyone else who does, come to think of it.
Tardy is not an American word, but it’s use as a noun certainly is. I’m not sure what a tardy is, but as an adjective it means when something is late. Is turning up to class a bit late really that big a deal? I’m pretty sure I was late to about 90% of classes when I was at school. So that would be about 7 tardies a day for 7 years. No once cared.
Vincent I’m terribly surprised that you are capable of operating a keyboard. As if the word, which clearly was in use with the precisely the same meaning during Dickens era, is somehow different now that americans use it. IDIOT.
Gotta love how the comments turned around like that. Considering I’m a Canadian, I didn’t see any problem with the way that the father used the word since Canadian diction is a mixture of both American and British English with a few words of our own. Now if you excuse me, I shall get my ass of this chesterfield, grab my toque and venture off into the night.
Aww, now, you might not be a pretentious ass just because you use the word “bloody” as a swear word. You might just be somebody who’s trying not to say “fucking” and who has a relative who lives in England and says “bloody” all the time, so it actually sounds natural. You might also say whinge, wanker, and “can’t be arsed” for the same reason — because you have regular conversations with someone who really does use them and it doesn’t sound pretentious anymore.
I’m from the US and I like to use “bloody” now and again. Actually, I should use it more now that my son is going to start repeating everything I say. I also think it best to refer to “soccer” by its proper name of “football”, considering we are the only country on earth that call it that.
@goober1223, the British elite actually started the term “soccer”, as an abbreviation of “Assoccer” when the game first became popular across the pond in the 1860s. Also, Italians call the game “calcio”, not football. The word calcio translates into “kickball”.
Americans called it “Association Football” until post-WW2, with the rise of the NFL. We changed it to soccer to avoid confusion. And we are not the only “country on earth” to call it soccer, some areas of the Caribbean, Australia, Ireland, South Africa, and New Zealand also call it “soccer”.