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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:10 pm 
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Don't see anything wrong in using 'Undertook' in this context. I would take it to mean that the author is saying the car passed on the inside lane.

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You're right Ross :oops:

I've never heard the term before and this usage is not in any dictionaries I've checked, so assumed 'overtook' was meant, but I've found some examples on the web

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From a Yahoo news report on the current European ballyhoo:-

“He has given up our table at the seat, exposing our position,” the Labour leader said.

Now did Ed Miliband actually say that, or did Yahoo misquote? The odds are 50/50 I'd say.

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Just read a review of Dumas "The Three Musketeers" in which they are referred to as 'Porthos, Athos and Artemis'.

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Read in a book about a vampire film...
"her modus operandi is to leap on to them and wrap her legs around their waste"

From an intro to a genre fiction collection...
"losing nothing of her flare and immediacy"

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From lovemoney.com:-

'Ignorance could halce your pension'

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From a book review I just read:-

'has the feel of an unfinished piece of work and ends in a rather abrupt manor'

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Hmm... better than a gradual semi I suppose :P

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A blogger wrote:

"I'll take a risk here and speak for the bogging community"

Sounds like a positively filthy activity. :shock:

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I'm sure said bogger has now flushed with embarassment...


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Seen in an advertisement pinned to a wall in a public place - 'if we're not there, please leave a voicemail or massage'.

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From local bus company's website...

"diversion for route 8 ... will be Victoria Toad, left into Avenue Road, right into Morton Common..."

Travel via toads now!

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Victorian Toad would be quaint - little hat, dapper suit. The only way to travel.


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An Edwardian Toad, on the other hand, would be just like Toad of Toad Hall (if I have my dates right).

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