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  1. Sobia
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    compliement

    what is compliement?


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    Re: compliement

    Do you mean a compliment or a complement? There are two different words here.

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    Re: compliement

    ... and a dictionary (there are several freely available) will explain the difference. There's a long joke on the net somewhere that exploits this difference: try a Google search for "complimentary peanuts" (which uses the wrong word, which turns out to be right because in the surreal world of the joke the peanuts say flattering things).

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    Re: compliement

    Here it is: funworld/fun4you: Complimentary Peanuts (Puns) . There's a longer version featuring, as well as the peanuts, a cigarette machine that's out of order, but that depends on a very informal (Br Eng only?) idiom, 'out of order' = behaving (especially speaking) in an inappropriate/rude/unruly way.

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