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Mr Larrington

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Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #6100 on: 03 May, 2021, 11:06:18 am »
OT: I'm sure I read an information board wossname at Kluane Lake stating that a few centuries ago (but before the white man showed up in tha 'hood) the said lake used to drain south into the Gulf of Alaska until a landslide blocked the exit and forced the water to find a new route via the Mighty Yukon.  Must have been confusing for the migratory fishies.
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Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #6101 on: 05 May, 2021, 01:47:39 pm »
In response to an online enquiry about the availability of items, the response was:


we do sale Altberg Boots and some of the models come in various width fittings I would suggest that you visit are website to view are collection

kind regards Steve

Kim

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Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #6102 on: 05 May, 2021, 02:27:42 pm »
Given the punctuation and capitalisation, that shows all the signs of being written by autocomplete, if not speech-to-text.

That said, I've seen 'sale' used to mean 'sell' a few times, and wonder if it's more than just pseudo-homophonic spelling mistake.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

fboab

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Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #6103 on: 05 May, 2021, 03:29:17 pm »
Nah. People are thick. Or more likely don't care about spelling and grammar. It's not as if you couldn't understand what Steve meant, is it?

My daughter quotes her (Yorkshire) supplier.

"you'll after order it seprit"

TSS is not Total Sex Score, Chris!

Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #6104 on: 05 May, 2021, 06:28:23 pm »
It's not as if you couldn't understand what Steve meant, is it?

My daughter quotes her (Yorkshire) supplier.

"you'll after order it seprit"

I understand both Steve and Fboab's daughter's (Yorkshire) supplier. Which is, at the risk of undermining the raison d'etre of this whole topic, the main thing. Ain't it?

cygnet

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Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #6105 on: 06 May, 2021, 10:52:58 pm »
I'll suggest that fboab's daughter's supplier is dialect and that "Steve"'s reply is poor grammar (or spelling) due to the repeated "are". Or S/he's taking the piss, for giggles.

But both could be speech:text software problems
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hellymedic

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Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #6106 on: 09 May, 2021, 08:46:52 pm »
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...Jim Laker, who still holds the record for the most number to wickets taken in a test match...

Michael Rosen on Facebook yesterday.

I do hope the Covid hasn't affected his writing...

ravenbait

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Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #6107 on: 12 May, 2021, 06:49:52 pm »
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Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #6108 on: 12 May, 2021, 07:11:28 pm »
Grammar which makes me cringe? That would be my own. It's never perfect but since I switched to a French keyboard, it's even worse. Far too many errors slip through.
Loving life in France (53 - Mayenne)

hellymedic

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Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #6109 on: 13 May, 2021, 09:47:37 pm »
Grammar which makes me cringe? That would be my own. It's never perfect but since I switched to a French keyboard, it's even worse. Far too many errors slip through.
I'm not sure I'd cope with a AZERTY keyboard or if I'd bother if I migrated. I can do accents with my UK English keyboard.

Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #6110 on: 13 May, 2021, 10:32:45 pm »
Grammar which makes me cringe? That would be my own. It's never perfect but since I switched to a French keyboard, it's even worse. Far too many errors slip through.

Oh I've suffered french keyboards, no use for WWW addresses with shifting needed just for a .
Get a UK keyboard that you can plug in, or use BT or wiffy (see what I did there?).

Mr Larrington

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Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #6111 on: 13 May, 2021, 11:52:02 pm »
Grammar which makes me cringe? That would be my own. It's never perfect but since I switched to a French keyboard, it's even worse. Far too many errors slip through.
I'm not sure I'd cope with a AZERTY keyboard or if I'd bother if I migrated. I can do accents with my UK English keyboard.

Miss von Brandenburg used, in the days before she emigrated for good, to bring her German keyboard with her when a-visiting.  It used to drive me carpet-chewingly bonkers.  These days she’s Gorn Native in the keyboard department, but natch she’s one of the Worshippers at the Altar of the Fruit God too.
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T42

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Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #6112 on: 14 May, 2021, 08:00:25 am »
Grammar which makes me cringe? That would be my own. It's never perfect but since I switched to a French keyboard, it's even worse. Far too many errors slip through.

Un homme AZERTY en vaut deux.
But they never got to Carcassonne.

Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #6113 on: 17 May, 2021, 01:54:19 pm »


Oh I've suffered french keyboards, no use for WWW addresses with shifting needed just for a .
Get a UK keyboard that you can plug in, or use BT or wiffy (see what I did there?).

I am keeping with the French keyboard, given that I live in France and have more than the odd occasion to have to use one outside of home. I am almost used to it. Almost but not quite.
Loving life in France (53 - Mayenne)

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #6114 on: 24 May, 2021, 02:34:40 pm »
We will work with the commercial customer, be they an institute, a country or a consortia...

Not so much cringe as surprise. The speaker was someone quite big in academic publishing.
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T42

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Re: Grammar that makes you cackle
« Reply #6115 on: 05 June, 2021, 10:56:38 am »
Chum of MrsT's reports with pride on FB that her son has just graduated as a US marine with a meretricious promotion to private 1st class.
But they never got to Carcassonne.

citoyen

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Re: Grammar that makes you cackle
« Reply #6116 on: 05 June, 2021, 06:58:16 pm »
Chum of MrsT's reports with pride on FB that her son has just graduated as a US marine with a meretricious promotion to private 1st class.

Are you sure that's a mistake?
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #6117 on: 05 June, 2021, 07:38:21 pm »
Do you remember Gore Vidal's retort to a critic who described one of his books as meretricious?  "And a meretricious to you, too".  Reviewing his books must have been a thankless task!

Citoyen - nice one!

Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #6118 on: 05 June, 2021, 08:20:02 pm »
It’s a Trojan horse kind of word. Or timeo Danaos et dona ferentes as Moggsie baby would have it.
Sic transit and all that..

ravenbait

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Re: Grammar that makes you cackle
« Reply #6119 on: 06 June, 2021, 04:27:51 pm »
Chum of MrsT's reports with pride on FB that her son has just graduated as a US marine with a meretricious promotion to private 1st class.

Are you sure that's a mistake?

If they're using the archaic definition, it's possibly some kind of pun.

Sam
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citoyen

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Re: Grammar that makes you cackle
« Reply #6120 on: 06 June, 2021, 09:22:42 pm »
If they're using the archaic definition, it's possibly some kind of pun.

I had to look that up... crumbs! But, yes!  ;D
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #6121 on: 10 June, 2021, 12:13:45 pm »
Heard at the tail end of a news article yesterday...

"The forty year old Olypian came out of retirement to have three children in order to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics"
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Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #6122 on: 10 June, 2021, 12:37:06 pm »
This from West Midlands Police today:-

"....they found the bank card missing."

reminds of Flanders & Swann's wonderful skit on Mozart's Eb (I think) Horn Concerto  - "I found my horn, found my horn, found my horn......gorn."

T42

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Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #6123 on: 10 June, 2021, 12:57:16 pm »
It’s a Trojan horse kind of word. Or timeo Danaos et dona ferentes as Moggsie baby would have it.

Didn't they win the ice dancing championships in the 1964 Winter Olympics?
But they never got to Carcassonne.

T42

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Re: Grammar that makes you cackle
« Reply #6124 on: 10 June, 2021, 01:00:04 pm »
Chum of MrsT's reports with pride on FB that her son has just graduated as a US marine with a meretricious promotion to private 1st class.

Are you sure that's a mistake?

If they're using the archaic definition, it's possibly some kind of pun.

Sam

What happens in the barracks stays in the barracks?
But they never got to Carcassonne.