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Oh dear, sat has now infected LXF
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brian Hunter wrote:
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!


Little Miss M did this at some point in the past, hence "sat". The state of the computer related objects is displayed in the pictured as current, so "seated" would be better. Even "set upon" would work, though sounding a little contrived.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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


Phew! I sat here worrying about what your reply would be!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rhakios wrote:
Brian Hunter wrote:
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!


Little Miss M did this at some point in the past, hence "sat".


It's still wring, as she was "sat... eating". The same mixed tenses, but such things are considered acceptable in verse.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nelz wrote:
It's still wring, 8<-----.
Are you Fronch?? I love Crabtreeisms Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, but my minkey is Razz
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nelz wrote:


It's still wring, as she was "sat... eating". The same mixed tenses, but such things are considered acceptable in verse.


Good point nelz. We definitely need to get to the bottom of this.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Graham continues the trend (LXF 162):

"I can even work on the keyboard whilst sat in economy class, ..."

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So Colin White steals my thunder to win LXF 164's letter of the month. That's not fair ! Very Happy


Marrea wrote:
Graham continues the trend (LXF 162):

"I can even work on the keyboard whilst sat in economy class, ..."

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, did you write in Marrea? Otherwise no cause for complaint.

Anyway, Sat is perfectly acceptable, it's the day after Fri and before Sun. Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rhakios wrote:
Well, did you write in Marrea? Otherwise no cause for complaint.


No, I very rarely write to magazines. Itís much more fun making a nuisance of myself on forums. Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marrea wrote:

No, I very rarely write to magazines. Itís much more fun making a nuisance of myself on forums. Wink


I'm sure I don't know what you mean <insert pious smiley here>
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