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Moaning About Common Languages
« on: February 01, 2016, 05:26:03 AM »
I have a copy of Inns & Cathedrals, Trader & Builder, and Hills & Sheep in the old art from Big Box 5 which I'll get rid of [...] in 2018. I'll put it up for sale then, although I will definitely be trying to make a little profit with it. Gotta recoup the cost of the box after all.
Haha, thought exactly the same. :D Wanted to sell the expansion last year, but now I thought that waiting might pay more.  ;D

Do you think the price will go up that much that waiting is worth it?
My experience is that when something popular goes out of stock permanently, it's value increases rapidly and then slowly plateaus as the number of people who are willing to by it decreases as the perceived/requested value increases. Except for LEGOs, which only increase in price. Just check the price of Memoir 44 Tigers in the Snow, or Catan Saggsen Gaden.

+1 to this. The only thing I would add is that I always thought the plural of Lego was just Lego (rather than Legos). Can we get an official ruling on this? C:-)

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Re: Moaning About Common Languages
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2016, 05:35:50 AM »
It's a British thing I think Dan.  It will always be lego for me too  :(y) :(y)

I'm not sure how popular the old artwork will be in a few years.  Yes there will be some people that want to finish their sets, or need replacements.  But new players will want new artwork and expansions to match.  At the moment about 50% of Carcassonne photos of twitter are new artwork.

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Re: Moaning About Common Languages
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2016, 05:49:21 AM »
I had a look over at http://www.bricklink.com (the world's leading site for buying and selling Lego...) and I can't see any reference to "Legos" - Lego is used as singular and plural there - so in the absence of Susie Dent to opine, I'll go with Bricklink's interpretation :)
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Re: Moaning About Common Languages
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2016, 12:53:42 PM »
This forum is horrible on keeping threads on topic, lmao.

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Re: Moaning About Common Languages
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2016, 03:19:43 PM »
Lego is the brand name.  The individual parts are Lego bricks.  It is only Americans who say legos.
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Re: Moaning About Common Languages
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2016, 05:20:27 PM »
Lego is the brand name.  The individual parts are Lego bricks.  It is only Americans who say legos.
Pretty much all Americans call them LEGOs. Even adverts have called them that. Also, LEGO is always in full caps.

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Re: Moaning About Common Languages
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2016, 11:34:18 PM »
But then again Americans also spell colour without the u so ...

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Re: Moaning About Common Languages
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2016, 12:07:15 AM »
There's no need to labor the point - but they also like to "verb" nouns when there's a perfectly acceptable word already in use... I had an American manager tell me that he "wanted to dialog with me" (why not talk, speak, have a conversation, have a chat? and where did the "ue" go from dialogue? :D)

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Re: Moaning About Common Languages
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2016, 12:25:31 AM »
Lego is from Denmark. They can decide.

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Re: Moaning About Common Languages
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2016, 01:40:21 AM »

There's no need to labor the point - but they also like to "verb" nouns when there's a perfectly acceptable word already in use...

The one I hate the most is: I want to medal at the Olympics.

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Re: Moaning About Common Languages
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2016, 02:51:08 AM »

There's no need to labor the point - but they also like to "verb" nouns when there's a perfectly acceptable word already in use...

The one I hate the most is: I want to medal at the Olympics.

Medalling at the Olympics would be something quite different and wouldn't necessarily have anything to do with actually winning a medal. Medalling is the same as fiddling or interfering, so I guess the difference would be whether you want to medal at the Olympics or medal with the Olympics. Technically you could do both.

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Re: Moaning About Common Languages
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2016, 02:52:33 AM »
Medalling at the Olympics would be something quite different and wouldn't necessarily have anything to do with actually winning a medal. Medalling is the same as fiddling or interfering, so I guess the difference would be whether you want to medal at the Olympics or medal with the Olympics. Technically you could do both.

Except the latter is meddling.

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Re: Moaning About Common Languages
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2016, 03:16:00 AM »
This thread is really making me giggle!

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Re: Moaning About Common Languages
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2016, 03:51:01 AM »
I guess Dan doesn't read this to his kids:


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Re: Moaning About Common Languages
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2016, 03:53:43 AM »
... and never saw Scooby Doo (as most of the denouements that I recall involved meddling kids)


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