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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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    Last edited by MSE Andrea; 06-10-2017 at 1:02 PM.
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 5th Feb 19, 12:58 PM
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    OK you're forgiven. I think you can switch automoron off? It does it to me too. You have to be quick to catch it.

    Perhaps that'll be Lidl's excuse?!
    Originally posted by Morbier


    I thought of switching it off, but I do have trouble deciding whether some words end in
    -ence or -ance, plus, with sausage fingers on an iPad, there are constant typos, so the automoron does have its uses.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 5th Feb 19, 1:55 PM
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    Is it recent? I'm tempted to visit my local Lidl, armed with my biggest black marker pen ......
    Originally posted by Morbier


    I've done that in Debenhams, Chester and Wrexham.

    Some years ago they offered 'Polo's. Buy one, get one half price.'
    Member #14 of SKI-ers club

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

    (Pity they are mangled by this autocorrect!)
    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 5th Feb 19, 1:57 PM
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    Oh yes.........grrrr...... that's my bluddy, bluddy automoron, I kid you not......it's always doing that, but usually I notice!

    Stupid damn thing... it's so annoying. It does it with 'were' sometimes too....it did it just then, changed it to we're but I corrected it!

    It also changes ill to I'll, and well to we'll........ did it just then both times.
    Drives me mad, MAD!




    Edit. I spelt bluddy like that on purpose, as it doesn't look quite so 'sweary' like that, but still provides me with the swear satisfaction!
    Originally posted by Pyxis


    Pyxis, you should try typing welsh names!
    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 5th Feb 19, 2:33 PM
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    Pyxis, you should try typing welsh names!
    Originally posted by pollypenny


    However, you have the advantage in that almost no-one on here would know the difference!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • Stephenmac
    • By Stephenmac 10th Feb 19, 1:54 AM
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    I won't be reading all the previous. It is 100% Haitch. I worked at the Inland Operator service (100) and it was HAITCH for hotel.

    Good morning.
    • z1a
    • By z1a 10th Feb 19, 8:00 AM
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    I won't be reading all the previous. It is 100% Haitch. I worked at the Inland Operator service (100) and it was HAITCH for hotel.

    Good morning.
    Originally posted by Stephenmac
    It aint, and if you said "Haitch for hotel", you were wrong.
    Last edited by z1a; 10-02-2019 at 12:12 PM.
    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 10th Feb 19, 5:40 PM
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    I won't be reading all the previous. It is 100% Haitch. I worked at the Inland Operator service (100) and it was HAITCH for hotel.

    Good morning.
    Originally posted by Stephenmac


    And is it CUH for cat, BUH for bat?
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    (Pity they are mangled by this autocorrect!)
    • Morbier
    • By Morbier 10th Feb 19, 5:53 PM
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    I won't be reading all the previous. It is 100% Haitch. I worked at the Inland Operator service (100) and it was HAITCH for hotel.

    Good morning.
    Originally posted by Stephenmac
    Sorry, but the Inland Operator Service got it wrong. That was the point of the "it's aitch not haitch" title of this thread. Chambers Dictionary definition: "aitch - the eighth letter of the alphabet".
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 10th Feb 19, 6:19 PM
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    Sorry, but the Inland Operator Service got it wrong. That was the point of the "it's aitch not haitch" title of this thread. Chambers Dictionary definition: "aitch - the eighth letter of the alphabet".
    Originally posted by Morbier
    Not to be confused with a itch (sic)
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    • z1a
    • By z1a 10th Feb 19, 7:07 PM
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    Not to be confused with a itch (sic)
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Or a hitch.
    • purpoise
    • By purpoise 11th Feb 19, 5:33 PM
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    Annoying whistler.
    Is this Giles Brandreth chap not as annoying as Gyles Brandreth then?

    OK - he's a clever chap who can be brilliant in Just a Minute - but he overdoes the "I'm a posh eccentric luvvie" act when he could occasionally tone it down and be more interesting.
    Originally posted by NBLondon
    The man is clever and amusing but he whistles his his 'S' sounds. For some reason this really gets my goat, especially as I've come to think that he does it deliberately.

    I've never seen him on TV but having heard him on R4 a lot and had that suspicion, I can no longer listen to him.

    If I want to hear whistling, I'll go Belfast on the 12th of July.
    • amibovvered
    • By amibovvered 14th Feb 19, 6:07 PM
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    My pet hate at the moment is watching the twin doctors on the BBC's Twinstitute programme - they refer to everything as a 'regime' and every time they say it, I shout 'regimen'. Annoys me intensely.
    Originally posted by Morbier
    What's wrong with regime? My dictionary says 'a system or ordered way of doing things' which is usually what they meant (can't remember any specific examples but an 'exercise regime' would make sense, wouldn't it?) Or was it used in a different way?

    Someone commenting on someone else's comment on a You Tube video, specifically on the writer's spelling 'You're education was obviously apaling' (I don't think they were being sarcastic either, as that was part of a rather longer tirade!)
    I want my sun-drenched, wind-swept Ingrid Bergman kiss, Not in the next life, I want it in this, I want it in this

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    • Morbier
    • By Morbier 14th Feb 19, 7:46 PM
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    Chambers dictionary definition of a) regime: system of government or administration and b) regimen: course of treatment such as (medical) a prescribed combination of diet, exercise, drugs etc.

    That's why I think the word 'regimen' would be correct in a medical situation.
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