Author Topic: Grammar that makes you cringe  (Read 562149 times)

Paul

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Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #6150 on: 22 July, 2021, 03:57:33 pm »
No, that's a motorist.
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Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #6151 on: 22 July, 2021, 06:43:05 pm »
Whilst it is cringeworthy, it is accepted American English. We would call them a general medicine consultant.

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Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #6152 on: 22 July, 2021, 06:49:17 pm »
Whilst it is cringeworthy, it is accepted American English. We would call them a general medicine consultant.

FSVO “we”.  Most people would call them “a doctor” ;)
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Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #6153 on: 22 July, 2021, 10:15:36 pm »
Not so much grammar, but radio interviewees, who, when introduced to give their piece/opinion, they reply;
"Thanks for having me". :hand:

Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #6154 on: 23 July, 2021, 07:38:09 am »
Whilst it is cringeworthy, it is accepted American English. We would call them a general medicine consultant.

Medical doctors whose practice is limited to within hospitals; no other office for their practice.  Versus medical doctors who see patients in a clinic as well as in a hospital setting, or who only see patients in a clinic.

This 'Murrican English speaker figured it out.  Such medical doctors see patients who are hospitalized hospitalised very sick.

T42

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Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #6155 on: 23 July, 2021, 08:14:35 am »
Again, not really grammar but...

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As the Guardian reported last year, an Arizona fire was sparked in 2017 after an off-duty US border patrol agent shot at an explosive that sent blue smoke into the air to dramatically announce that his baby would be born as a boy.

Makes you wonder why they didn't shove a mike up his wife and interview the foetus.
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Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #6156 on: 23 July, 2021, 09:29:43 am »
"Gender reveal" stupidity could fill one of our larger threads all on its own.
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Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #6157 on: 23 July, 2021, 10:00:48 am »
Not so much grammar, but radio interviewees, who, when introduced to give their piece/opinion, they reply;
"Thanks for having me". :hand:

Are you concerned about the double entendre? This is a common speech form where I'm from. I frequently say this to my mum when she says, "Thanks for visiting," although I normally use "Thank you for having me," rather than "thanks".

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Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #6158 on: 23 July, 2021, 10:42:06 am »
Sod that, it's people who answer every question by starting with 'that's a really good question.'
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Paul

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Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #6159 on: 23 July, 2021, 12:25:15 pm »
Or those who think that every sentence can start with “So”.
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Tim Hall

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Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #6160 on: 23 July, 2021, 01:04:01 pm »
Or those who think that every sentence can start with “So”.
John Finnemore has some info about that.
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Kim

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Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #6161 on: 23 July, 2021, 01:17:19 pm »
Whilst it is cringeworthy, it is accepted American English. We would call them a general medicine consultant.

Medical doctors whose practice is limited to within hospitals; no other office for their practice.  Versus medical doctors who see patients in a clinic as well as in a hospital setting, or who only see patients in a clinic.

Oh, a hospital doctor.
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Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #6162 on: 23 July, 2021, 01:36:32 pm »
Or those who think that every sentence can start with “So”.
John Finnemore has some info about that.

Spot on!  John Finnemore is very good, which isn't always the case with the Footlights "graduates".  Sadly the BBC invariably gives the latest ones a series before finding out!

So, "Cabin Pressure" is great!

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Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #6163 on: 26 July, 2021, 10:07:34 pm »
Workflow used as a verb  :hand: