"en masse" vs "in mass"

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  1. Homerboy

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    which do you use?
     
  2. KeithTalent

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    En masse. WTF is "in mass"?

    KT
     
  3. Homerboy

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    Just proving my point :)

    Technically its the same thing really, as the literally translation of "en masse" is "in mass". Though it just doesn't work that in my opinion.
     
  4. SpunkyJones

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    En masse. In mass doesn't make sense, its not an option.
     
  5. xanis

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  6. Homerboy

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    lol this is excellent... Exactly the results I needed :)
     
  7. oogabooga

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    Admit it. You used in mass, someone said you were dumb and you came here for vindication only to find none. ;)
     
  8. cubeless

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    isn't that where everyone went to see the pope this morning?

    they were in mass en masse...

    gotta love a historical opportunity to make a bad line...
     
  9. jonks

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    Boston can be a fun place to visit, but I'd rather spend my summers in Penn than in Mass.
     
  10. Homerboy

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    lol no... entirely the opposite. TRUST ME!!! I SWEAR!
     
  11. hanoverphist

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    the one that bugs the hell out of me is when people type persay instead of per se. or ect instead of etc. its short for et cetera, why would the c be first?
     
  12. daveymark

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    super nintendo chalmers?
     
  13. waffleironhead

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    The entire congregation was gunned down today while they were en masse. Nope doesnt work.
     
  14. Aikouka

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    "En masse" is French for "in mass."
     
  15. Special K

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    I hate it when people say it was a "mute point" or it "peaked/peeked their interest".
     
  16. jlee

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    and 'wallah'..

    :|
     
  17. Bill Brasky

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    for the 3, wheel, wang burger?
     
  18. Fingolfin269

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    Isn't that a shot in billiards?
     
  19. Cristatus

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    isn't that the same pronounciation anyways? piqued?
     
  20. waffleironhead

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    Hes going to claim super ears that can actually hear the difference.
     
  21. rikadik

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    I could care less.
     
  22. irishScott

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    "en masse" is one term
    "in mass" is two words
     
  23. misle

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    I couldn't.
     
  24. Joemonkey

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    Let me guess, Tom again?
     
  25. Kadarin

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    I could agree more.