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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #825 on: January 22, 2020, 09:46:26 am »
How do you feel about Roman architecture?

Birmingham needs more of it.
The delights of Brumcaster aside, when we look at Roman buildings of concrete, we tend not to think how they've fared badly with 2000 years of weathering. Even early-industrial buildings of concrete, where they've survived, aren't thought of as weathered, and in many cases we have photographs or paintings of their original state for comparison. Okay, different sorts of concrete, but I think saying concrete bad, bricks good, is a bit like Prince Charles carbunclism.

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And wooden buildings?

Those tend to be self-limiting in the absence of maintenance.  Also, three little pigs.
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We don't really have many wooden buildings (as distinct from wooden frames) in Britain, so hard to say, I guess. Their limiting factors from what I've seen are fashion even more than maintenance.
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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #826 on: January 25, 2020, 11:00:06 am »
Label on office stationary shelf: Whole punches

Kim

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #827 on: January 25, 2020, 11:21:57 am »
Label on office stationary shelf: Whole punches

Well you wouldn't want one that only punches half a hole.
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hellymedic

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #828 on: January 25, 2020, 03:46:45 pm »
The shelf that stands still.

I presume it holds complete implements and paper, etc...

T42

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #829 on: January 25, 2020, 04:53:45 pm »
The shelf that stands still.

I presume it holds complete implements and paper, etc...

Funnily enough, that was the origin of the word: in ancient Rome, stationarii were traders did not move around.
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fboab

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #830 on: January 26, 2020, 10:34:46 am »
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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #831 on: January 26, 2020, 06:11:46 pm »
Ooh  :facepalm:
But I note from the web address that it is listed as a "Travel Essential". I'm wondering what sort of travel might include the essential use of a plastic cape with a Welsh flag on it.

Tim Hall

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #832 on: January 26, 2020, 06:24:36 pm »
Now there's a thing. The Royal Welch Fusiliers spell it like that. Perhaps it's a travel essential for when they're on manouevres.
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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #833 on: January 27, 2020, 03:38:47 am »
Got this strange in-game shitvert yesterday from somewhere calling itself "Golden Palms".  Dunno where it is as the voiceover was in a language I don't speak.  But they spelled it "Golden Plams" in two different places :facepalm:
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T42

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #834 on: January 27, 2020, 07:51:11 am »
Now there's a thing. The Royal Welch Fusiliers spell it like that. Perhaps it's a travel essential for when they're on manoeuvres.

That's the archaic spelling. Comes from an OE word meaning foreign.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Tim Hall

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #835 on: January 27, 2020, 08:54:26 am »
Now there's a thing. The Royal Welch Fusiliers spell it like that. Perhaps it's a travel essential for when they're on manoeuvres.

That's the archaic spelling. Comes from an OE word meaning foreign.
Interesting, thanks. What's the link between that a bookie that legs it with your winnings I wonder?  Is it the traditional "Those people aren't us therefore they're bad"? (goes off to do web based research)
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"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

T42

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #836 on: January 27, 2020, 10:17:55 am »
Now there's a thing. The Royal Welch Fusiliers spell it like that. Perhaps it's a travel essential for when they're on manoeuvres.

That's the archaic spelling. Comes from an OE word meaning foreign.
Interesting, thanks. What's the link between that a bookie that legs it with your winnings I wonder?  Is it the traditional "Those people aren't us therefore they're bad"? (goes off to do web based research)

Standard extension of xenophobia.  Mind you, pinching each others' livestock was probably common on both sides of every border.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Tim Hall

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #837 on: January 27, 2020, 10:44:51 am »
Now there's a thing. The Royal Welch Fusiliers spell it like that. Perhaps it's a travel essential for when they're on manoeuvres.

That's the archaic spelling. Comes from an OE word meaning foreign.
Interesting, thanks. What's the link between that a bookie that legs it with your winnings I wonder?  Is it the traditional "Those people aren't us therefore they're bad"? (goes off to do web based research)

Standard extension of xenophobia.  Mind you, pinching each others' livestock was probably common on both sides of every border.
Taffy came to my house and stole a leg of beef.
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Mr Larrington

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #838 on: January 27, 2020, 12:07:47 pm »
Giraldus Cambrensis had plenty to say on the Habits of the Welch.  Little of it complimentary.
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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #839 on: January 31, 2020, 08:26:06 pm »
In a traffic jam some years ago, nikki and I came up with The Brick Theoryâ„¢:  That if you molish buildings from bricks (including stone), they still look pretty good even after many years (indeed, centuries) of neglect, but all other materials (especially concrete and plastics) tend to look awful after a decade or two of non-maintenance.  It's not that brick is immune to weathering, so much that it still looks aesthetically pleasing as it does so.

I'm reserving judgement on clip-on brick cladding, but my gut feeling is that it'll continue to look decent for quite some time, before whole chunks of it fall off onto unsuspecting passers-by.

Granite.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #840 on: February 06, 2020, 03:35:11 pm »
The American wine industry is out of touch with millennial consumers, who are turning to "Kraft beer".
I do not ride a great big Mercian, gangster tanwalls, fixed cog in the back.

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #841 on: February 06, 2020, 04:11:30 pm »
Comes in handy slices?
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hellymedic

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #842 on: February 06, 2020, 05:06:02 pm »
Brown paper packaging, tied up with string..

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #843 on: February 06, 2020, 05:48:19 pm »
Brown paper packaging, tied up with string..
Nice! But it was capitalised so T42 is closer. I think any beer actually made by Kraft would probably be less worth drinking than if it were brewed from brown paper and string though.
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hellymedic

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #844 on: February 08, 2020, 02:50:30 pm »
Facebook is trying to entice me to an evening of food and music with a 'flutist' and harpist.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #845 on: February 08, 2020, 02:53:08 pm »
I think that is the standard spelling in America and not totally incorrect here.
I do not ride a great big Mercian, gangster tanwalls, fixed cog in the back.