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AHB wrote: 18:38 Thu 06 Dec 2018The wines on the night we’re:
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I didn’t write that! IOS did. Damn autocorrect.
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Remind me, are we allowed to report posts by people who have American English as their first language or is this thread just for the admonishment re-educationof the native English speaker?
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AHB wrote: 17:01 Thu 27 Dec 2018 Remind me, are we allowed to report posts by people who have American English as their first language or is this thread just for the admonishment re-educationof the native English speaker?
The use of Americanisms should not be reported as they can't help it. Misuse of apostrophes and general grammar crimes should be reported.

The current POTUS is generally excused under the general "he can't help it" rule.
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DRT wrote:The current POTUS is generally excused under the general "he can't help it" rule.
"They say I used apostrophys wrong - fake news! Fake news. We have the best apostrophys, they just didnt understand what I said. Fake news, so sad."
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PhilW wrote:"They say I used apostrophys wrong - fake news! Fake news. We have the best apostrophys, they just didnt understand what I said. Fake news, so sad."
Is it childish to point out there's no "y" in apostrophe/apostrophes; or the missing punctuation in "didn't" when it's clearly a popular representation of a populist representative...? :lol:
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StuartC wrote:
PhilW wrote:"They say I used apostrophys wrong - fake news! Fake news. We have the best apostrophys, they just didnt understand what I said. Fake news, so sad."
Is it childish to point out there's no "y" in apostrophe/apostrophes; or the missing punctuation in "didn't" when it's clearly a popular representation of a populist representative...? Image
It was, of course, deliberate satire.
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PhilW wrote: 19:50 Fri 28 Dec 2018
StuartC wrote:
PhilW wrote:"They say I used apostrophys wrong - fake news! Fake news. We have the best apostrophys, they just didnt understand what I said. Fake news, so sad."
Is it childish to point out there's no "y" in apostrophe/apostrophes; or the missing punctuation in "didn't" when it's clearly a popular representation of a populist representative...? Image
It was, of course, deliberate satire.
Perhaps some random CAPITALIZATION would have made that more bigly Obvious?
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AHB wrote: 12:43 Wed 31 Jul 2019On it's own this is a fruity and flavoursome White Port
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jdaw1 wrote: 14:02 Wed 31 Jul 2019
AHB wrote: 12:43 Wed 31 Jul 2019On it's own this is a fruity and flavoursome White Port
Embarrasing. Thank you for catching it. Now corrected.
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Holding Mike to a high standard.
flash_uk wrote: 18:11 Mon 07 Oct 2019The Monkey is here. He guesses Warre ‘77.
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jdaw1 wrote: 22:34 Mon 07 Oct 2019 Holding Mike to a high standard.
flash_uk wrote: 18:11 Mon 07 Oct 2019The Monkey is here. He guesses Warre ‘77.
...allowing me to learn that the apostrophe on an iPhone is not where I thought it was!
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Fussy, I know.

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Is this your new career? Driving the family tall truck?
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In fairness, from someone who has had to try to program one of those sign boards on more than one occasion, I can attest they aren't always easy and they don't always allow you to enter things the way you intended. And you shouldn't take pics when you are operating a motor vehicle.
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Andy Velebil wrote:In fairness, from someone who has had to try to program one of those sign boards on more than one occasion, I can attest they aren't always easy and they don't always allow you to enter things the way you intended. And you shouldn't take pics when you are operating a motor vehicle.
I was standing on the pavement, waiting for a bus.

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There is much that could be said about the Trump impeachment. And I realise that this may well be the least of it. Nonetheless:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-51408704
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/07/trump-i ... house.html
https://www.npr.org/2020/02/07/80390441 ... awyer-says
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jdaw1 wrote: 16:14 Sat 08 Feb 2020 There is much that could be said about the Trump impeachment. And I realise that this may well be the least of it. Nonetheless:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-51408704
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/07/trump-i ... house.html
https://www.npr.org/2020/02/07/80390441 ... awyer-says
why this country now has one less soldier serving it at the White House
Perhaps that mistake should be credited to David Pressman as the news organisations you ave linked to are simply quoting what he said?
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DRT wrote: 13:19 Sun 09 Feb 2020Perhaps that mistake should be credited to David Pressman as the news organisations you ave linked to are simply quoting what he said?
It was my intention to ‘credit’ David Pressman. The news sources were cited only because I could not find online a definitive original.
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