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It's aitch not haitch

edited 6 October 2017 at 1:02PM in Funny Money
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  • PyxisPyxis Forumite
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    Smodlet wrote: »
    You really cheer me up, Pyxis, thank you so much, again. Cheers, me dear!

    :beer: :beer: :beer:



    By the way, totes off-topic, what's a Smod, that you're a small one of?
    (Yes I know, preposition at end of sentence! :p)
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  • SmodletSmodlet Forumite
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    I have to deliberate as to whether this information should still be classified... Oh, what the heck, has not been in use as a password in several yonks.

    Smod, a made up word; conjunction of "small sod":
    Sodlet, a made up word; conjunction of "little sod" ergo
    Smodlet, small, little sod: Originally applied to misbehaving tiggers.

    HTH :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:
    What is this life if, sweet wordsmith, we have no time to take the pith?
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  • PyxisPyxis Forumite
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    Hahahaha!

    I shall refrain from making a pithy remark, but only because I can't think of one! :rotfl:
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  • SmodletSmodlet Forumite
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    Redundancy, maybe? Small and little have the same meaning...

    They are made-up words, therefore the rules of grammar do not apply, except insomuch (I got to use insomuch, yay me) as you have already observed. And what is this life, if, sweet wordsmith, we have no time to take the pith? (Yeah, starting a sentence with a conjunction, I know) :D
    What is this life if, sweet wordsmith, we have no time to take the pith?
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  • pollypennypollypenny Forumite
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    BBC Breakfast this morning with their explanation of the Tory leadership election:

    Five candidates, after the first vote the one with the least votes drop out.

    Should be 'fewest' surely!
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  • PyxisPyxis Forumite
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    pollypenny wrote: »
    BBC Breakfast this morning with their explanation of the Tory leadership election:

    Five candidates, after the first vote the one with the least votes drop out.

    Should be 'fewest' surely!

    Yes.



    I've also heard 'less' used a lot, when it should have been 'fewer'.

    It is very simple; if the noun is plural, you use 'fewer' or 'fewest'.
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  • SpidernickSpidernick Forumite
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    What's all this '+1' on threads here (taken from Google Plus)? To my mind it's the height of laziness and 'I agree with this' really shouldn't be too much trouble!
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  • pollypennypollypenny Forumite
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    Pyxis wrote: »
    Yes.



    I've also heard 'less' used a lot, when it should have been 'fewer'.

    It is very simple; if the noun is plural, you use 'fewer' or 'fewest'.



    I know. I'm just astounded at the sloppy grammar on the BBC. :(

    I used to teach kids to remember 'Less sand, fewer pebbles.'
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  • PyxisPyxis Forumite
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    Spidernick wrote: »
    What's all this '+1' on threads here (taken from Google Plus)? To my mind it's the height of laziness and 'I agree with this' really shouldn't be too much trouble!


    Well, yes and no, Spidernick.

    Abbreviations are used a lot on this forum. You know, OMG, !!!!!! (:eek:), DD, OH, IYSWIM, if you see what I mean, :D, and I don't think they are all that bad in moderation.


    I had to google +1 when I first saw it, as I hadn't a clue what it meant!


    After all, we have 'e.g.' to replace 'for example', and 'i.e.' to replace 'in other words/that is', plus a host of other abbreviations for titles and acronyms.

    In an informal forum situation, I feel they are ok. Or all right, if you prefer! :D
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  • PyxisPyxis Forumite
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    It is still all about clarity, though.

    The other day, I saw "I'm not a huge fan of Sturgeons....."

    Now, in the microsecond that it takes a brain to process what it reads, I knew, by virtue of the capital letter, that the poster was not referring to a group of fishes, but maybe to the members of the (human) Sturgeon family? Or were they? Was the capital letter an error and they did mean that they didn't like the fishes?
    Only by reading on was I able to make sense of what the poster meant.

    That microsecond is lost for ever, now! :mad: :D


    If one is talking laziness, not bothering to proof-read posts, or not bothering to put in an apostrophe to make the meaning clear, is a greater fault, IMO. (:D Sorry, Spidernick!)
    (P.S. (ooh! There's another one!). Everyone's human and mistakes and typos happen to the best of us, so it could have been that, so I try to be charitable. :)

    I caught myself typing something like " who was it sent to?" the other day! I left it, because " to whom was it sent" sounded overbearing in the context, and anyway, I'm quite happy with prepositions at the ends of sentences. (Probably should have changed it to "whom was it sent to"). :o


    Talking of sentences, there was an interesting discussion on another forum, not MSE, about sentence v. sentance. Some people were saying that they were sure they had been taught that sentences were lengths of time and sentances were grammatical constructions, yet they could not find any reference to sentance in any dictionary. Several people mentioned this, so it wasn't just one person's false memory. I must admit, I also had a mild recollection of something of the sort.

    What do others think?
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