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    • Former MSE Rebecca
    • By Former MSE Rebecca 11th Nov 14, 11:48 AM
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    It's aitch not haitch
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    • 11th Nov 14, 11:48 AM
    It's aitch not haitch 11th Nov 14 at 11:48 AM
    Does it drive you up the wall when people 'literally' die laughing? Or how about those who give 110%?



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    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 31st Oct 17, 12:36 PM
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    pollypenny
    I've been known to circle spelling mistakes on menus!
    Member #14 of SKI-ers club

    Words, words, they're all we have to go by!.

    (Pity they are mangled by this autocorrect!)
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 31st Oct 17, 12:46 PM
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    I've been known to circle spelling mistakes on menus!
    Originally posted by pollypenny
    Good for you!

    I must admit, there was a notice in the ladies' loos in a pub that I went to once a week for a while. I can't remember what the mistake was, probably an apostrophe in the wrong place or something, and after two or three weeks I couldn't stand it any longer, so I corrected it.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • Eenymeeny
    • By Eenymeeny 1st Nov 17, 9:16 AM
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    Eenymeeny
    Ha ha, wish I'd had the nerve to do that!
    The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.
    Thanks to everyone who contributes to this wonderful forum. I'm very grateful for the guidance and friendliness that I always receive from you.
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 1st Nov 17, 9:19 AM
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    Pyxis
    There was a programme a while back about a guy who prowled the streets at night, correcting mistakes in public places......... advertising, official notices, even shop signs!


    Our hero!
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    • SRW77
    • By SRW77 1st Nov 17, 9:27 AM
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    SRW77
    I 'could of'
    Hate it when I hear 'I could of done something' instead of 'I could have done something' - drives me mad. AND people answering a question with 'Yeah no' - listen to the radio and you'll hear it all the time - AND of course, hearing 'Haitch' not 'Aitch' - drives me crazy!
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 1st Nov 17, 9:58 AM
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    Hate it when I hear 'I could of done something' instead of 'I could have done something' - drives me mad. !
    Originally posted by SRW77
    The spoken 'could've' sounds very similar to 'could of'.
    However, when written down, 'could of' makes absolutely no sense whatsoever! That's the real 'crime'!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • NaughtiusMaximus
    • By NaughtiusMaximus 1st Nov 17, 10:27 AM
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    Hate it when I hear 'I could of done something' instead of 'I could have done something' - drives me mad.
    Originally posted by SRW77
    Me too. IMO aitch/haitch and misplaced apostrophes pale into insignificance in the annoyance stakes compared to of/have.
    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 1st Nov 17, 1:09 PM
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    It was a post saying 'I done a ... ' that promoted my last post.

    Many people around here say 'I give him his dinner.', instead of 'gave' which also drives me mad.
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    Words, words, they're all we have to go by!.

    (Pity they are mangled by this autocorrect!)
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 24th Nov 17, 2:50 PM
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    Pyxis
    Elsewhere on this forum, the other day, I saw that someone stated that someone was "panda'ing to his whims"!

    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • Running On Empty
    • By Running On Empty 24th Nov 17, 3:03 PM
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    Running On Empty
    What about the use of sat when it should be sitting?
    The house is sat on a one acre plot, instead of the house is sitting on a one acre plot.
    I suspect this started in Yorkshire and is spreading from there.
    Grrr.
    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 24th Nov 17, 6:06 PM
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    pollypenny
    Elsewhere on this forum, the other day, I saw that someone stated that someone was "panda'ing to his whims"!

    Originally posted by Pyxis





    It's like the small ads we used to see for 'Chester draws'.
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    (Pity they are mangled by this autocorrect!)
    • z1a
    • By z1a 24th Nov 17, 8:39 PM
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    z1a


    It's like the small ads we used to see for 'Chester draws'.
    Originally posted by pollypenny
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Antic-Chester-Draws/272946278102?hash=item3f8cddaed6:g:MaUAAOSwU1FaEtu y

    Don't know what "Antic" it's been up to!

    Some people shouldn't be left alone.
    • Chris25
    • By Chris25 29th Nov 17, 8:21 PM
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    I've been known to circle spelling mistakes on menus!
    Originally posted by pollypenny
    The chef at one of the places where I used to work often deliberately mis-spelt some items. He said that people noticed it, then, subliminally, really fancied that meal. It was how he quickly sold the items he wanted to use up
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 30th Nov 17, 4:15 AM
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    Pyxis
    The chef at one of the places where I used to work often deliberately mis-spelt some items. He said that people noticed it, then, subliminally, really fancied that meal. It was how he quickly sold the items he wanted to use up
    Originally posted by Chris25
    Cheeky blighter!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • Chris25
    • By Chris25 30th Nov 17, 1:30 PM
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    Cheeky blighter!
    Originally posted by Pyxis


    or a good business man


    crikey you were up early Pyx!
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 30th Nov 17, 1:33 PM
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    Pyxis
    or a good business man


    crikey you were up early Pyx!
    Originally posted by Chris25
    I do sometimes wake extra early. Today .I woke at 2am and just dozed fitfully until 4 then gave up trying.
    Usually ir's around 5.00.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 10th Dec 17, 5:01 PM
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    I had to restrain myself from making a rude response to a FB post which was shared.

    A school across the border has warned parents, by email, that a potential abductor 'has been sited near the school, stopping pupils near his van.'

    I’m tempted to ring them tomorrow.
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    Words, words, they're all we have to go by!.

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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 13th Dec 17, 7:53 AM
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    A bouquet this time!



    I was reading the BBC teletext news headlines earlier, and saw that they mentioned MPs' approval.


    At last, someone who knows how to make a plural of abbreviations (MPs) with the lower case 's', and also how to make a plural possessive - the apostrophe after the plural 's'.

    Phew. All is not yet lost. There is apostrophic hope!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 15th Dec 17, 12:42 PM
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    Pyxis
    .


    Tealeaf's.




    Just seen it on another thread. Didn't say anything on that thread but have to say it somewhere or I'll explode!!




    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh!






    So wrong on two levels.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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