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Grammarians' delight

Postby andydotp » Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:59 pm

Well there I was flicking through the paper whilst enjoying my brekkie cuppa and the following caught my eye and I spilt me Vegemite..
'UK Council rules that apostrophe must be left alone, full stop'
'To grammarians' delight, local officials in south-west England who had considered expunging apostrophes from street signs threw out the idea and vowed to follow the rules of proper English'....
....'The proposed ban on the mild-mannered apostrophe drew criticism from throughout Britain and media attention from as far away as Australia. Proponents of good grammar lambasted the Mid Devon District Council for even thinking of killing off such a useful punctuation mark and for lowering the standards of civic discourse
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Nice one council! !!UHOH!!
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Moving swiftly on, here's my War Eagle. :burp:

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Re: Grammarians' delight

Postby badpenny » Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:06 am

Yes that little bombshell dominated the headlines here for a day and a bit around ten days ago.

It threw other less important bits of news like Comical Kim in North Korea on the verge of introducing Nuclear War to Capitol Hill and our own government penalising those on benefit for unused rooms in their homes when there aren't smaller houses to offer them.

Whereas I am a supporter of keeping the apostrophe
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It won't be too long before the world regards Microsoft English as the norm, unless Mr Angry of North Korea bombs them at the same time as The White House of course.

Moving swiftly on here's my siren from one of Mr Butlin's dodgem cars .........
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Re: Grammarians' delight

Postby coppinpr » Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:21 am

interestingly the example of the apostrophe shown in BPs post above is grammeraticly totally wrong unless the owners name is Mr Sign :didact:


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Re: Grammarians' delight

Postby badpenny » Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:59 am

That was the point.
There is a comical website displaying examples of its misuse which is where I got it from. Here's another one ......
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Moving on, here is a picture of the BBQ I ate on my boat before going home to restore my Sparks Baby.
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Re: Grammarians' delight

Postby coppinpr » Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:04 pm

as a butcher of 50 years standing I must say the "sausages" shown above are a definition of the term I was previously unaware of :NBG:

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Re: Grammarians' delight

Postby badpenny » Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:32 pm

Do you mean the kidneys ? !PUZZLED!

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Re: Grammarians' delight

Postby coppinpr » Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:44 pm

if your kidneys look like that stop drinking NOW!!!


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