QUOTE(Maizie @ Aug 9 2012, 11:58 AM)
QUOTE(Swell Box @ Aug 9 2012, 10:53 AM)
So when does a student, or a pupil for that matter, become a scholar?
Well it's a bit like the line between someone being murdered and instead being assassinated...
I thought only 'important' people were assassinated. Ordinary people are murdered.
QUOTE(Geranium @ Aug 9 2012, 11:22 AM)
I also detest the practice of calling waiters and waitresses 'servers'. I remember it started in Little Chef restaurants some years ago, but now seems to have spread to [ostensibly] higher class establishments.
At one such restaurant (a Copthrne Hotel) I waited ages for a menu, and when I asked if I could place an order it was if the staff were not communicating with customers. I eventually asked one of the 'servers' for her IP address and domain name, but judging by the blank looks I got I suspect my rather warped sense of humour fell on stony ground.