Author Topic: Grammar that makes you cringe  (Read 685498 times)

Pingu

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Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #6475 on: 09 June, 2022, 11:16:53 am »
Re Peeve, Tees who sets crosswords in the Independent had a clue last year: Vex Gove (5)

Took me a lot of head-scratching to crack that one.

 :thumbsup:

citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #6476 on: 11 June, 2022, 02:01:52 pm »
Headline in the Guardian today:

“50 best summer dresses to buy, rent or thrift”
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #6477 on: 11 June, 2022, 02:30:35 pm »
I suspect the latter term is being used as a catch-all for the sources of second-hand clothing  - charity shops, eBay/Gumtree et al or sites such as https://thrift.plus/ , but yes, it looks horrible and smacks of creeping Americanisation.
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citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #6478 on: 11 June, 2022, 02:54:45 pm »
The intended meaning is obvious enough. That doesn’t mean I have to like it.
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

Tim Hall

  • Victoria is my queen
Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #6479 on: 11 June, 2022, 06:51:35 pm »
The intended meaning is obvious enough. That doesn’t mean I have to like it.
I'm guessing the meaning of the second term isn't this one either

 
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although it could be.
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hellymedic

  • Just do it!
Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #6480 on: 11 June, 2022, 09:08:16 pm »
There is a part of Bristol called Troopers Hill. Or is it Troopers' Hill? Or maybe Trooper's Hill? The answer is predictably yes, yes and yes:

 :):D and  ;D

Elsewhere in these parts, is an Audax named Drover's Roads.
I object...

nicknack

  • Hornblower
Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #6481 on: 23 June, 2022, 08:31:19 pm »
"Get go" or should it be "get-go"?

Whatever.

Just fucking stop it.

"Start" or "beginning" are perfect good English words. Use them.
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Mr Larrington

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Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #6482 on: 23 June, 2022, 08:37:09 pm »
🎵
Get up and go 🎶
Get up and go 🎶
Get up and go back home!
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #6483 on: 12 August, 2022, 08:02:30 am »
I've got to put myself in this thread. Well, vocabulary not grammar, but close enough. I arrived early for a hot date (weeding an allotment) so texted the allotment owner that I had "underestimated the time it would take to get here". I had, of course, overestimated it.  :facepalm:

(I went on to compound the stupid by looking in the wrong shed. "The watering can's not in the shed." "Are you sure?" "Nothing there, see." "That's not our shed.")
Riding a bike through a city is like navigating the collective neural pathways of a vast global mind.

Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #6484 on: 12 August, 2022, 11:10:07 am »
 ;D

"Does your dog bite?"

asked Clouseau-ziemiec, yesterday.