Inflationary Language

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  1. Hal Pollner

    Hal Pollner Very Well-Known Member
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    Do any of you remember Danish Comedian/Concert Pianist Victor Borge and his famous "Inflationary Language"?

    You add one to any numberlike word while speaking, such as "I ate a tenderloin with my fork, and it was just too wonderful!", which then becomes "I Nined an Elevenderloin with my Fivek, and it was just Three Twoderful!"

    Get the idea? Google to Victor Borge Inflationary Language for a sample short story!

    Hal
     
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    Shirley Martin Veteran Member
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    Are you sure he wasn't English? You know how they like to mess up the English language. ;):D
     
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    Hal Pollner Very Well-Known Member
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    He was Danish. Look it up.

    Hal
     
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    My husband loved him and his comedy routines ....And the piano playing.
     
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    Back when I was going to college(late 50s) I had a chance to see Victor in Boston. Loved his performance.
     
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