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Oh dear, sat has now infected LXF

Postby Marrea » Sat Aug 13, 2011 5:44 pm

Issue 149

A Samsung monitor and a Lenovo computer, all sat on an Ikea desk.

... a really cool looking LaCie external hard drive sat on top of the computer.”

Uuurrgh !
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Postby Bruno » Sat Aug 13, 2011 7:40 pm

Yes I see what you mean, it's enough to get one tense...
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Postby Rhakios » Sat Aug 13, 2011 7:43 pm

Rebecca wouldn't have let this happen!

;)
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Postby Bazza » Sat Aug 13, 2011 8:57 pm

Hi Marrea...

Would "satting" be more appropriate... ;oD

Maybe John Kieraldo's native tongue is NOT English... ;o)
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Postby Marrea » Sat Aug 13, 2011 9:07 pm

Rhakios wrote:Rebecca wouldn't have let this happen!

;)


Indeed!

Of course I blame our esteemed Editor - swanning off to Portland with Mike when he should have been sat at his desk in Bath busily poring over the proofs. :D
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Postby Marrea » Sat Aug 13, 2011 9:24 pm

Bazza wrote:Would "satting" be more appropriate... ;oD

You're worse than my 'Im indoors. He loves winding me up by saying "I'm sat sitting here"!

Maybe John Kieraldo's native tongue is NOT English... ;o)

Surely it is only the English who misuse sat? :wink:
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Postby Ram » Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:53 am

Is it not a photograth and as such a snapshot of time, the past.

lubuntu LXDE 13.10 running on AMD Phenom II*4; ASUS Crosshair III Formula MB; 4 GB Ram.....
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Postby Bruno » Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:48 pm

Mind you, sat is small beer compared to probably the most common assault upon the English language perpetrated by our beloved LXF scribes (and they are beloved). Namely, the use of the word "install" as a noun. Please, pretty please, I'll-bake-you-something-nice please, the noun is "installation". Phew.
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Postby Marrea » Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:26 pm

Ram wrote:Is it not a photograth and as such a snapshot of time, the past.

Maybe, but if you're going to follow that logic you'll need to be consistent. "The thing next to my mouse is ... " will have to be changed to "The thing next to my mouse was ... " :)
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Postby Marrea » Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:30 pm

Bruno wrote:Namely, the use of the word "install" as a noun. Please, pretty please, I'll-bake-you-something-nice please, the noun is "installation". Phew.

You want our beloved LXF scribes to use the noun "installation"? Now that is a big ask!! :D
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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:23 pm

And what about "sat-nav"?
The sig between the asterisks is so cool that only REALLY COOL people can even see it!

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Postby Rhakios » Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:38 pm

wyliecoyoteuk wrote:And what about "sat-nav"?


Yeah! But that's an abbr..
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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:35 pm

so abbr now infects LXF...
The sig between the asterisks is so cool that only REALLY COOL people can even see it!

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Postby Brian Hunter » Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:14 pm

Little Miss Muffet
? on her Tuffet...

How should it be then, if we are using proper English? Then explain to me what the spider was doing!
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Postby dandnsmith » Sat Aug 20, 2011 5:36 am

Sat, and sat - a good pair of examples, Brian, where it really is correct (unlike the start of this thread).
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