Apostrophe crimes

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Re: Apostrophe crimes

Post by djewesbury » 23:59 Tue 24 Mar 2015

*sigh*
I sometimes think Glenn must have a secret room - a shed? an outhouse on his roof? - where he goes to use Apple products. It's a guilty secret but he sits and gazes at the interface and thinks, if it feels this right, how can it be wrong?

And always be careful of believing one of Alex's excuses. Currently if I try and type 'creme' Apple suggests 'cerne', presumably expecting that I'm taking part in a discussion about the Cerne Abbas Giant.
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Re: Apostrophe crimes

Post by DRT » 00:35 Wed 25 Mar 2015

djewesbury wrote:*sigh*
I sometimes think Glenn must have a secret room - a shed? an outhouse on his roof? - where he goes to use Apple products.
Indeed.

My son Ross is currently forging a career in retail management. To date he has worked for Argos, Asda (Walmart), Krispy Creme and Sports Direct. By strange coincidence every one of those companies was the best company ever in the history of companies whilst he was working for them and all of their competitors were rubbish.

Methinks Glenn and Ross share a common trait :roll:
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Re: Apostrophe crimes

Post by Glenn E. » 17:24 Wed 25 Mar 2015

I mock Apple not for the quality if their products, which us actually superb, but for their carefully cultivated hipster vibe, undeserved superiority complex, and positively Pavlovian reactions of their fanbois.
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Re: Apostrophe crimes

Post by Glenn E. » 17:27 Wed 25 Mar 2015

Also, autoincorrect attempts to learn your common mistakes so that it can make adjustments that are most likely to be correct for you. Thus comparing suggestions made for different people is pointless other than for the potential humor.
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Re: Apostrophe crimes

Post by Glenn E. » 17:29 Wed 25 Mar 2015

Note that my autoincorrect can't seem to figure out is/us and if/of, probably because 2 letters just isn't enough to go on.
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Re: Apostrophe crimes

Post by djewesbury » 19:07 Wed 25 Mar 2015

In my case, I've been using Apple computers since 1992. I think before this all I'd used were the ZXSpectrum we had at home and the BBC computers we had at school. So I had no chance really.
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Post by jdaw1 » 22:07 Wed 25 Mar 2015

Glenn E. wrote:I mock Apple not for the quality if their products, which us actually superb, but for their carefully cultivated hipster vibe, undeserved superiority complex, and positively Pavlovian reactions of their fanbois.
I have owned an Apple Mac since 1988. And the best Apple OS was Snow Leopard, being four versions ago (Lion, Mountain Lion, Yosemite, Mavericks). Since when downhill in usability and stability.

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Post by Glenn E. » 21:14 Thu 26 Mar 2015

I used an Apple IIe in high school, Unix mainframes in college, IBM mainframes and DOS PCs during my early career, Macs when I switched to a career in games at Wizards of the Coast, then back to PCs (now Windows) since.

I can make all kinds of generalizations about each, but ultimately they're all just computers. Garbage in, garbage out. PEBKAC.
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Re: Apostrophe crimes

Post by djewesbury » 23:10 Fri 27 Mar 2015

Now, I know I'm not the one here who's good at doing counting…
jdaw1 wrote:Just four of us, CPR, THRA and JDAW, met in the Green Room of The Boot & Flogger for a tasting with the theme ‘Blind with a clue’.
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Re: Apostrophe crimes

Post by jdaw1 » 23:14 Fri 27 Mar 2015

Thank you: corrected. (I removed DRT from the list, but hadn’t yet noticed the failure to correct the number.)

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Post by djewesbury » 23:15 Fri 27 Mar 2015

I beat the number man!
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Re: Apostrophe crimes

Post by jdaw1 » 23:16 Fri 27 Mar 2015

My pathetic whingeing excuse is that I was busy creating and inter-linking TN threads, and had not yet had a chance to check my work.

Yes, I know, a pathetic whingeing excuse.

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Re: Apostrophe crimes

Post by djewesbury » 23:23 Fri 27 Mar 2015

The court is minded to show clemency given the previous good character of the defendant. But what a mistake to make.
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Post by djewesbury » 00:39 Sat 28 Mar 2015

I gave this offender (a man, it should be noted, of well-known dubious character, as I've often noted in the past; see above) the chance to correct his work in-thread. He chose to ignore that and so I present the court with his multiply-slapdash notes. He has let the forum down, he has let each of us down, but most of all…
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Re: Apostrophe crimes

Post by jdaw1 » 00:59 Sat 28 Mar 2015

My sub-standard work has been improved. Thank you for the (repeat) insistence on more careful handiwork.


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Re: Apostrophe crimes

Post by jdaw1 » 23:51 Sun 03 May 2015

I was recently reminded of the existence of this FTLoP thread on the subject of apostrophe in Port names.
Derek T. wrote:I always use an apostrophy except when I dont - Alex's description of the reactions of the apostrophites and the antiapostrophites is spot on, and makes me laugh :lol:

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Re: Apostrophe crimes

Post by TLW » 01:21 Mon 04 May 2015

I cannot resist. After an American politician mixed up 'your' and 'you're', I was reminded of the following:

http://www.tickld.com/pic/t/381012

Please forgive the slight crudeness.....

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Re: Apostrophe crimes

Post by jdaw1 » 22:03 Tue 07 Jul 2015

[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=92948#p92948]Here[/url] LGTrotter wrote:but esisted the urge to avoid any taint of doctrinosity.
Would the noun, in British English, be ‘doctrinocity’? This is a question. Compare, for example, this post written 17 minutes later:

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Re: Apostrophe crimes

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[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=93036#p93036]Here[/url] DRT wrote:More accurately, it will be taking thousands of pictures of Pluto and it's moons during the closest parts of the flyby

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Re: Apostrophe crimes

Post by DRT » 12:57 Sat 11 Jul 2015

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Re: Apostrophe crimes

Post by jdaw1 » 16:09 Mon 20 Jul 2015

The Bank of England, in a press release entitled [url=http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/publications/Pages/news/2015/058.aspx]News Release - £20 banknote character selection and future banknote design[/url], wrote:Both the Committee and the Governor will make their decisions with reference to the character selection principles announced in December 2013 and will only consider people nominated by the public.
So for the people nominated by the public, they will “only consider” them, but for people not nominated by the public, the Committee and the Governor might both nominate and consider them.

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Re: Apostrophe crimes

Post by jdaw1 » 22:51 Wed 19 Aug 2015

Is ‘double-magnum’ a compound noun, so hyphenated, or should it be an adjective and a noun, so non-hyphenatedly ‘double magnum’?

Compare:
• We drank three double-magnums.
• We drank three double magnums.

I prefer the hyphen, but am willing to concede to a contrary consensus.

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Re: Apostrophe crimes

Post by AW77 » 23:33 Wed 19 Aug 2015

jdaw1 wrote:Is ‘double-magnum’ a compound noun, so hyphenated, or should it be an adjective and a noun, so non-hyphenatedly ‘double magnum’?

Compare:
• We drank three double-magnums.
• We drank three double magnums.

I prefer the hyphen, but am willing to concede to a contrary consensus.
I guess if you drink three DMGs, you will not really care for the spelling anymore. :)
All joking aside, I would prefer the hyphen, too (though I'm not a native speaker).
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Post by jdaw1 » 00:12 Thu 20 Aug 2015

AW77 wrote:I guess if you drink three DMGs, you will not really care for the spelling anymore.
That would depend on how many are “we”, and who they are.

Separately, the use of “DMGs” is painful. Why is the ‘G’ capitalised? Indeed, why is it there at all?

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