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crispibits
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2006 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marrea wrote:
MartyBartfast wrote:

So what if you've got 11 packs of butter?


Now what on earth would you want to be doing with 11 packs of butter? Wink


Well, I would have thought you'd be making 44 victoria sponges, if my fading cooking memory servers me correctly...
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2006 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah point taken, but as someone who works in a smaller shop (albeit part of a very large company) I have lost the expectations of supermarkets (especially Tesco) getting much right, whether its their grammar (hadn't picked up on that 1 before now though) or their tasting notes for a bottle of wine Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2006 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheDoctor wrote:

Quote:
Fewer cows mean less beef.

not
Quote:
Less cows mean fewer beef.


How about

Fewer pedants, less claptrap ? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2006 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If only Pedanticism could be removed from ones personality, my family would be much nicer to be around for a start Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2006 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was reading somewhere recently that some fun could be had misspelling the word pedant in an article critical of pedants and then waiting to see who would have the courage or obtuseness to point it out. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2006 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you pendant you Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

towy71 wrote:
you pendant you Laughing


Yes, I'm still hanging around Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

boom tish..... Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2006 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i was reeding an article reecently that sed their are know actual rules of spellings an grandma, just guidelines and the fact that you rote it in english makes it english, the queens english is a phrase and knot a set of rules.
spelling nazis go and kiss you're own bums Very Happy
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ps somebody might have already sed this i couldn't be arsed reading it all Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2006 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1slipperyfish (troll) wrote:
ps somebody might have already sed this i couldn't be arsed reading it all Rolling Eyes

Aye well no surprise there then, we have noticed that your attention span is rather short
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2006 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1sf (troll): Just because an article said something doesn't make it true Wink
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2006 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1slipperyfish (troll) wrote:
ps somebody might have already sed this i couldn't be arsed reading it all Rolling Eyes


I tried that
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cat 1sf (troll) | sed 's/[[:drivel:]]//'

and got absolutely nothing Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2006 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh dear. Oh dear, oh dear. Programming jokes - we really have hit rock bottom... Smile
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2006 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

@crispibits: It's that fish, he brings us all down to his level Razz
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2006 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's text processing, not programming.

Regards,
Your friendly, local pedant Smile
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