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One of life's mysteries....

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7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
why do people say "half an hour".
'h' isn't a vowel so shouldn't it be "half a hour"?

Just curious, plus my mind keeps thinking it's a Friday and as such keeps having pointless Friday thoughts.
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7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
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#1
its said more like our rather than hour and o is a vowel (just guessing)
#2
the general rule is if it sounds like a vowel then use an rather than a
#3
it just doesn't flow the same though does it?
#4
Cos you're not pronouncing the H.

otherwise you would say "Half a How-er"
#5
Smeagol<3sDeagol
its said more like our rather than hour and o is a vowel (just guessing)


lol, good thinking. Never realised that.

melipona
the general rule is if it sounds like a vowel then use an rather than a


Are u being serious or did u make that up?

MinstrelMan
it just doesn't flow the same though does it?

Nope, I've been trying to slip "half a hour" into conversations when I'm talking with people. They either don't notice or I get funny looks lol :lol:
"arf a hour ye say?" :pirate:
#6
"Half a How-er" hmm I'm sure that's how they say it in West Wales
#7
King of Thieves

Nope, I've been trying to slip "half a hour" into conversations when I'm talking with people. They either don't notice or I get funny looks lol :lol:
"arf a hour ye say?" :pirate:


talkin like a pirate is classed as an office dare, classic activity for any friday
#8
"Half a How-er" hmm I'm sure that's how they say it in West Wales

No, we say "Tomorrow at the earliest":-D
#9
Arf Our
#10
wtf?, it's thursday anyway...
#11
MinstrelMan
talkin like a pirate is classed as an office dare, classic activity for any friday


Office's have dares!? I wouldn't mind working there lol!.
My office is dryer than dried fruit. It's full of middle-aged men, the highlight of a day is if someone rather noisily expels flatus...no exaggeration.
#12
King of Thieves
Office's have dares!? I wouldn't mind working there lol!.
My office is dryer than dried fruit. It's full of middle-aged men, the highlight of a day is if someone rather noisily expels flatus...no exaggeration.


Liar we played office dares for a while and i kicked your ass :lol:
#13
King of Thieves
Office's have dares!? I wouldn't mind working there lol!.
My office is dryer than dried fruit. It's full of middle-aged men, the highlight of a day is if someone rather noisily expels flatus...no exaggeration.


See how many points you get: http://www.bbc.co.uk/lancashire/fun_stuff/2002/08/20/office_dares.shtml

BlondeBella
Liar we played office dares for a while and i kicked your ass :lol:


mine and your dares were waaaaaaaay different ;-)
#14
30mins
#15
BlondeBella
Liar we played office dares for a while and i kicked your ass :lol:


lol, that's not the same. Ur not a middle-aged man...well at least i hope not :?

U up for round 2 tomorrow? :whistling:
#16
MinstrelMan

mine and your dares were waaaaaaaay different ;-)


Yeah and waaaaaaay better too:thumbsup:

You not want to be my FB friend.

King of Thieves
lol, that's not the same. Ur not a middle-aged man...well at least i hope not

U up for round 2 tomorrow? :whistling:


Im anything but an middle aged man:roll:

Yeah why not work always sucks:thumbsup:
#17
BlondeBella
Yeah and waaaaaaay better too:thumbsup:



lol shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh :whistling:

FB friend? huh send me request
#18


Lol, if i did most of those I would get fired. I can only manage two 1 pointers.
I'll take you on with out of office dares though, I win every time when it comes to those :thumbsup:
#19
MinstrelMan
lol shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh :whistling:

FB friend? huh send me request


Ooops:giggle:

I cant find you im rubbish and still getting used to it:lol:
#20
King of Thieves
Lol, if i did most of those I would get fired. I can only manage two 1 pointers.
I'll take you on with out of office dares though, I win every time when it comes to those :thumbsup:


makes good reading though.

whats out of office dares?
#21
King of Thieves
Lol, if i did most of those I would get fired. I can only manage two 1 pointers.
I'll take you on with out of office dares though, I win every time when it comes to those :thumbsup:


I wouldnt be too sure of that i rocked at dares when i used to do them.
#22
BlondeBella
Yeah and waaaaaaay better too:thumbsup:

You not want to be my FB friend.



Im anything but an middle aged man:roll:

Yeah why not work always sucks:thumbsup:


cool, il drop u a shout when im on

MinstrelMan
makes good reading though.

whats out of office dares?


depends who ur with. Could be anything from annoying police to acting *inappropriately*... one guy i know hung his balls out of his flies and walked around the town centre walking up to random people and asking them the time or directions to a place lol.
#23
King of Thieves
cool, il drop u a shout when im on


Cool, im going to win you do know that:whistling:
#24
King of Thieves
depends who ur with. Could be anything from annoying police to acting *inappropriately*... one guy i know hung his balls out of his flies and walked around the town centre walking up to random people and asking them the time or directions to a place lol.


I call that saturday night :lol:
#25
BlondeBella
Cool, im going to win you do know that:whistling:

haha, keep telling urself that. I'm probably gonna use the link mm posted, see how far u can get

MinstrelMan
I call that saturday night :lol:


that doesn't count, you have to be sober :thumbsup:
#26
King of Thieves
haha, keep telling urself that. I'm probably gonna use the link mm posted, see how far u can get


Thats fine by me cause on fridays at work everyone is so busy throwing stress balls they wont norice:lol:
#27
BlondeBella
Thats fine by me cause on fridays at work everyone is so busy throwing stress balls they wont norice:lol:


maaaaaaaaaan, thats so not fair.

First dare for tomorrow. you have to steal everyones stress balls 8-)
#28
King of Thieves
maaaaaaaaaan, thats so not fair.

First dare for tomorrow. you have to steal everyones stress balls 8-)


I no but its very funny.

I cant the keep them in there lock drawers or i would off to thraw them at everyone:giggle:
#29
BlondeBella
I no but its very funny.

I cant the keep them in there lock drawers or i would off to thraw them at everyone:giggle:


ur just thinking of excuses now... office drawers locks are easy to pick. just bring a couple of hair clips with you to work :thumbsup:

or wait till they leave their desk then steal them
#30
King of Thieves
ur just thinking of excuses now... office drawers locks are easy to pick. just bring a couple of hair clips with you to work :thumbsup:

or wait till they leave their desk then steal them


Fine i will come in early tomorrow and try and steal some but all is impossible:p
#31
BlondeBella
Fine i will come in early tomorrow and try and steal some but all is impossible:p


psssht, get ur game on woman. how many ppl work in ur office?
#32
King of Thieves
psssht, get ur game on woman. how many ppl work in ur office?


This is coming from you who couldnt skip in his office:lol:

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BlondeBella
This is coming from you who couldnt skip in his office:lol:

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U had to bring that up lol!....and I did skip, kinda :oops:
Just been told to do some work some im gone until tomorrow, bye x
1 Like #34
King of Thieves
U had to bring that up lol!....and I did skip, kinda :oops:
Just been told to do some work some im gone until tomorrow, bye x


Oh course i did your rubbish lol

Bye Hun x
#35
first dare.....u get 1 point for this :thumbsup:
1) Run one lap around the office at top speed.




(anyone who's bored at work can join in if they want. rules simple enough, do a dare then post ur own!)
#36
King of Thieves
first dare.....u get 1 point for this :thumbsup:
1) Run one lap around the office at top speed.




(anyone who's bored at work can join in if they want. rules simple enough, do a dare then post ur own!)


Ok here goes nothing, dam you my office quiet right now.
#37
BlondeBella
Ok here goes nothing, dam you my office quiet right now.


:-D

there's 5 people in my offce today. 1's resting on his chin with his jaw hanging open, another keeps scratching his head and the guy opposite me is just on facebook....not sure what the other 2 are doing but doubt they're working.

so u manage to steal any stress balls yet?
#38
King of Thieves
:-D

there's 5 people in my offce today. 1's resting on his chin with his jaw hanging open, another keeps scratching his head and the guy opposite me is just on facebook....not sure what the other 2 are doing but doubt they're working.

so u manage to steal any stress balls yet?


Ok i am not the weirdo in my office any my supervisor is giving me strange looks.

I did steal some but not all them:oops:

Ok lets see if you can do this, start singing old mcdonald.
#39
BlondeBella
Ok i am not the weirdo in my office any my supervisor is giving me strange looks.

I did steal some but not all them:oops:

Ok lets see if you can do this, start singing old mcdonald.


looooooool, cant believe u actually did that.

gimme 2 secs, the manager of the office has just come in lol.

Next dare... call ur supervisor and say "Just called to say I can't talk right now. Bye." then hang up :p
#40
Done it... well got to
"Old mcdonald had a farm E I E I Ooo[SIZE="1"]oooo[/SIZE]'
lol

Ur turn, just do what i said above

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