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Oh dear, sat has now infected LXF

PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 5:44 pm
by Marrea
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 !

PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 7:40 pm
by Bruno
Yes I see what you mean, it's enough to get one tense...

PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 7:43 pm
by Rhakios
Rebecca wouldn't have let this happen!

;)

PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 8:57 pm
by Bazza
Hi Marrea...

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

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

PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 9:07 pm
by Marrea
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

PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 9:24 pm
by Marrea
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:

PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:53 am
by Ram
Is it not a photograth and as such a snapshot of time, the past.

PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:48 pm
by Bruno
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.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:26 pm
by Marrea
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 ... " :)

PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:30 pm
by Marrea
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

PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:23 pm
by wyliecoyoteuk
And what about "sat-nav"?

PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:38 pm
by Rhakios
wyliecoyoteuk wrote:And what about "sat-nav"?


Yeah! But that's an abbr..

PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:35 pm
by wyliecoyoteuk
so abbr now infects LXF...

PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:14 pm
by Brian Hunter
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!

PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 5:36 am
by dandnsmith
Sat, and sat - a good pair of examples, Brian, where it really is correct (unlike the start of this thread).