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In proper (what you would call British) English, the verb "to table" has the totally opposite meaning - if we table an amendment, we bring it to the attention of the participants. In wrong (US) English, if you table an amendment you don't discuss it any more. We put it on the table, you hide it under the table.
I'm an optoholic - my glass is always half full of vodka.
The same goes for Dutch and now things are getting complicated. Back then there were only a lot of tribes, each with their own dialects. Only the Romans made it simple by calling everyone beyond the Rhine Germans. The Angles, Saxons and Jutes indeed came from the area where modern day Frisians live.
"I don't know, extraterrestrial?" "You mean like from space?" "No, from Canada."
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