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What did Theresa May say?

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phoenix Mon 26-Mar-18 23:22:28

I have heard it twice on the news, but still can't be sure if she said "flout" or "flount", when stating what Russia can't do with regard to their attitude to other countries laws etc.

Can someone enlighten me?

(perhaps this should be in Pedant's Corner, but as it's a question, I thought I would put it here!)

Cherrytree59 Tue 27-Mar-18 10:34:52

I didn't hear the TM comment, will lookout for it on catch up.

Meanwhile as it was about to drop off active
I am giving a your thread Phoenix
A Bump in case any other GNers van enlighten us smile

Cherrytree59 Tue 27-Mar-18 10:35:20

Can!

lemongrove Tue 27-Mar-18 10:40:43

Is flount a word? grin
Likely to be flout in that context, flaunt doesn’t sound right.

kittylester Tue 27-Mar-18 11:14:27

Flount ought to be a word!!

I did hear her but wasn't concentrating too hard and didn't spot any awful clangers!

gillybob Tue 27-Mar-18 11:28:44

Does it even matter ? confused

FarNorth Tue 27-Mar-18 11:36:49

Cherrytree are you trying to get Vans into this thread?

ginny Tue 27-Mar-18 11:48:56

If she said flaunt it was probably a slip of the tongue. She does have to do a lot of talking !As gillybob says , does it really matter ?

ginny Tue 27-Mar-18 11:49:43

Flaunt ! There , now I’m doing it.

ginny Tue 27-Mar-18 11:53:14

Oh for goodness sake. F l o u n t !

Cherrytree59 Tue 27-Mar-18 15:14:14

FarNorth Schools out
well tis season of the plimsolls
And maybe the even a onesie Bunny 🐰

Ginny They do say if you've got it.....
Flaunt it! grin

kittylester Tue 27-Mar-18 17:25:49

But not on this thread!

phoenix Tue 27-Mar-18 18:39:19

I'm well aware that it doesn't matter, and isn't important, I am just wondering what I heard!

Auntieflo Tue 27-Mar-18 19:43:32

Phoenix, have you been using cotton buds to clean your ears? grin

phoenix Tue 27-Mar-18 20:19:09

Pardon? Twenty past eight, I think.

lemongrove Tue 27-Mar-18 20:23:17

Is it wine o clock yet? grin

Jalima1108 Tue 27-Mar-18 21:15:42

The sun went over the yardarm hours ago in this house lemongrove
Keep up!! wine Cheers grin

Jalima1108 Tue 27-Mar-18 21:16:27

Watch out with those cotton buds - sometimes the cotton wool can come off and get stuck down your ear.
It happened to someone I know
shock

phoenix Tue 27-Mar-18 21:28:02

I have not been using them in my ears, well, not properly, just a gentle wipe around, no penetration, honest!

Still want to know if it was "flout" or "flount"...... not a lot to ask, surely.....mumble mumble grump grump...........

Jalima1108 Tue 27-Mar-18 22:06:56

Flout - definitely

Jalima1108 Tue 27-Mar-18 22:07:49

www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-43548737/spy-poisoning-russia-flouting-international-law-may

phoenix Tue 27-Mar-18 22:16:15

Ah yes, of course, Kirk Douglas!