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    Quote Originally Posted by vetran View Post
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    https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/intimate

    ADJECTIVE

    Closely acquainted; familiar.
    ‘intimate friends’
    ‘they are on intimate terms’
    Yeah. Scroll down for the second definition, you moron.

    intimate2
    VERB

    [WITH OBJECT]
    1State or make known.
    ‘Mr Hutchison has intimated his decision to retire’
    More example sentencesSynonyms
    1.1with clause Imply or hint.
    ‘he had already intimated that he might not be able to continue’

    "Apparently he will 'Intimate' when done." i.e. he will state or make known to you when done.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lambert Simnel View Post
    Yep, sounds reasonable to me. I can only guess the OP found the comment funny because he's not familiar with the word "intimate" as a verb, and assumed some verbal use of one of the adjectival usages. If so, it's quite humorous that he's pointed out an Indian (presumably?) for having poor language skills while it's actually that he himself didn't know the meaning the speaker was using.
    Indeed. Idiocy below and beneath the call of duty. He's beginning to make mauve monkey look like the smart one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    Yeah. Scroll down for the second definition, you moron.

    intimate2
    VERB

    [WITH OBJECT]
    1State or make known.
    ‘Mr Hutchison has intimated his decision to retire’
    More example sentencesSynonyms
    1.1with clause Imply or hint.
    ‘he had already intimated that he might not be able to continue’

    "Apparently he will 'Intimate' when done." i.e. he will state or make known to you when done.



    Indeed. Idiocy below and beneath the call of duty. He's beginning to make mauve monkey look like the smart one.
    Possibly. But at least vetran isn't a complete cock sniffer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    Indeed. Idiocy below and beneath the call of duty. He's beginning to make mauve monkey look like the smart one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    Yeah. Scroll down for the second definition, you moron.

    intimate2
    VERB

    [WITH OBJECT]
    1State or make known.
    ‘Mr Hutchison has intimated his decision to retire’
    More example sentencesSynonyms
    1.1with clause Imply or hint.
    ‘he had already intimated that he might not be able to continue’

    "Apparently he will 'Intimate' when done." i.e. he will state or make known to you when done.



    Indeed. Idiocy below and beneath the call of duty. He's beginning to make mauve monkey look like the smart one.
    I know of the second definition, however its very rarely used in conversation / communication. Its the sort of thing a lawyer would use. This chap has seen it in a dictionary and not realised its uncommon.


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    It is often the case that foreigners know English better than the English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vetran View Post
    I know of the second definition
    You do now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladyuk View Post
    You do now.
    Knew it before vaguely but its rare.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlasterBates View Post
    It is often the case that former colonial countries know the English that was left to them in the 1940's better than the English.

    FTFY

    Unless you're Mr Cholmondly Warner, or making a double éntendre you wouldn't say that. You certainly wouldn't write it down because you're using it's less common meaning - the context is correct, but it's hardly an aid to clarity when you have to sit there sifting through the various meanings of words, trying out the combinations to come up with the one the writer intended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vetran View Post
    Knew it before vaguely but its rare.
    Unlike apostrophes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlasterBates View Post
    It is often the case that foreigners know English better than the English.

    Its often the case students pay more attention to a new subject than those raised with it.

    Knowing a subject is not remembering facts its understanding how to use them as well.
    "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

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