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Only....
Only is one of my favourite words of late - at least in the British English sense - I don't know how commonly this use is but it is quite spiffy. Perhaps Mark can enlighten us as to how it came to be used like this.

Only - except that. Used to bring up a contrary point.

Example :

Mark - Let's go out to the chippy today for lunch.
Gordon - I'd like to say okay, only we've gone to chippy every day this last week.

It's just not used that way in the states. Quite interesting.

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stainsteelrat From: stainsteelrat Date: le 21 février 2006 03:23 (UTC) (Lien)
I wish I knew, only I don't. Try linguaphiles ;-)
gordond From: gordond Date: le 21 février 2006 03:42 (UTC) (Lien)
Will do so! Excellent idea. :)
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