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What is do do slang for?
Noun. do do (plural do dos) (US, colloquial, usually childish) Excrement, feces, dung.
What does mean by do?
That was a really stupid thing to do. What are you doing over the weekend ? The only thing we can do now is wait and see what happens, US Why were you sent to the principal’s office ? What did you do now? You should be able to do it by yourself/on your own.
Do you do or play any sports?
‘Any’ is singular, so ‘sport’ should be singular, too. So, ‘ Do you play any sport?’, is correct.
Why do British people say sport?
This week, we answer a question from a listener in China, who asks: Question: What is the difference between sports and sport? VOA Fan, China Answer: Dear VOA Fan: That is an interesting question. I’m sure you know that “sports” can be the plural form of the word “sport.” You may not know that we can use the word as a verb or adjective.
More on that later. British and American English The simple answer is that in the United States, we use the noun “sport” to talk about any contest or game that involves physical activity. When we talk about “sports” we mean the plural form of the noun. That is how we talk about basketball, football and baseball as a group.
But if you are in Britain, or you speak British English, you would use the noun “sport” to talk about the same group of activities. I looked at the BBC News website and their top menu shows “Sport” for the news about Football, Cricket, Tennis, Golf and so on.
- Let’s look at some examples.
- My son is a computer programmer.
- He says: I am not interested in sports.
- A British person who shares my son’s opinion would say, I am not interested in sport.
- When getting to know someone new, a British person may ask: Do you do any sport? That does not sound right to my American ears.
I would ask, Do you play any sports? Other ways to use ‘sport’ You can also use the adjective “sport” to describe something. If you do not make money by fishing, that it, you only fish for fun, you are a “sport fisherman.” As a verb, “sport” means to wear something.
Why all sports are games?
What Is the Difference between Games and Sports | Britannica Dictionary
Ask the Editor Question What is the difference between games and sports? — Mahi, India Answer
Games and sports are very similar: a game is a physical or mental activity or contest that has rules and that people do for pleasure. A sport is a contest or game in which people do certain physical activities according to a specific set of rules and compete against each other.
The difference is subtle. A game is any mental or physical activity with rules that is done for fun, such as physical activities like baseball and soccer, or board games such as chess and Monopoly, or card games, or electronic games (like apps), or video games. Sports are specific physical activities one can compete in such as baseball, soccer, football, field hockey, running, cycling, rock climbing, swimming, diving, race car driving, kayaking, or weight lifting.
There are many more games and sports than what is listed here. Below are some examples of ‘game’ and ‘sport’ in sentences:
We love playing board games together as a family on weekends. The kids are outside playing a game with their dolls. She loves the game Hide and Seek. Jeopardy is the best game show on TV. Do you play any sports at school? They signed their daughter up for soccer because she said she wanted to play a new sport, The newspaper dedicated two pages to sports (football, baseball, and basketball) this week. Baseball is a team sport, Tennis is her favorite sport,
A game can also be a specific instance of a sporting event. Below are some examples:
He plays football for his high school team and has a big game this weekend. The (hockey/soccer/baseball, etc.) game was on TV last night. We wont be able to make it to the party because she has a game that day.
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What does dodo mean in dutch?
DODO. February 12, 2007 by I’m still working my way through the Jan.22 New Yorker, and I just finished “Digging for Dodos,” by Ian Parker (not online). It’s fairly interesting (though presumably more so if you care more than I do about dodos), but the linguistically significant bit was this, from p.66: On later visits, the Dutch came to refer to the birds as dodaersen —fat-asses.
- In English, “dodo” was in use by the sixteen-twenties, perhaps through a simple process of linguistic evolution; but Hume likes the idea that the coinage was inspired, or at least reinforced, by the bird’s call.
- I have two problems with this.
- In the first place, dood does not mean ‘fat’ in Dutch, it means ‘dead’ or ‘death’ (‘fat’ is dik or vet ).
More importantly, every other etymology I’ve seen for dodo (for example, ) derives it from Portuguese doudo ‘silly, stupid.’ My default assumption here is that the author listened to somebody who didn’t know what he was talking about (presumably one of the Dutch scientists he traveled around with) and that the magazine, as sadly often these days, fell down on fact-checking, but if anyone knows differently, please speak up.
Is dodo an insult?
If you refer to someone as a dodo, you think they are foolish or silly.
What is do and dos?
What is a disk operating system? – A DOS, or disk operating system, is an operating system that runs from a disk drive. The term can also refer to a particular family of disk operating systems, most commonly MS-DOS, an acronym for Microsoft DOS. An operating system (OS) is the software that controls a computer’s hardware and peripheral devices and allows other software programs to function.
Early computers of the 1940s and 1950s did not have disk drives. Instead, they were hard-wired to carry out specific computations. Later, computers were able to store instructions loaded into the computer’s memory using punch cards and then, after that, magnetic tapes. Computer memory space was limited, and when the instructions to control a computer were moved onto a disk drive, such as a floppy disk or internal HDD, it was considered cutting-edge technology.
DOS is also used to describe several similar command-line disk operating systems. Early computers, such as the Commodore 64, Atari 800 and Apple II, all featured a disk operating system, including Commodore Business Machines DOS, Atari DOS and Apple DOS, respectively.
What is an example of do?
Pete always does his taxes on time. Volunteers do a lot of work around the town. Gil did a great job on his History report for school. You have done nothing all morning! I am doing the best I can!
Why is a party called a do?
So is it Christmas Do or Christmas Doo? – Used to denote a party of formality, the phrase ‘do’ originated from Britain in the 1820’s. It’s either that or the US in the 1960’s. The internet was a bit murky there. Speculation suggests that the actual phrase originated from the expression “To Do” with setting intention often the cornerstone of organising anything remotely fun.
Is a party called a do?
Plural. dos. DEFINITIONS2. a social event such as a party. We’re having a bit of a do to celebrate Pam’s birthday.