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Not single spies....

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Postby bungeejumper » November 18th, 2018, 8:57 am

...but whole battalions. Last month it was the BBC TV map designers who thought Columbia was the correct spelling for the cocaine capital of South America. Then it was the idea that an author could have hoards of fans (https://www.thisiswiltshire.co.uk/news/ ... iams-fans/ ). And then the perfectly professional trade magazine that asked a software developer "what's in stall for the new year?"

I can only think that all of these authors have dropped back into the phonetic spelling habit that they should have outgrown in primary school. Just rite tit the weigh its said when yew torque, and yule bee awl rite.

Harrumph. Where are their editors?

BJ

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Re: Not single spies....

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Postby PinkDalek » November 18th, 2018, 9:54 am

bungeejumper wrote:... Then it was the idea that an author could have hoards of fans (https://www.thisiswiltshire.co.uk/news/ ... iams-fans/ ). ...


Can they not have secret fans?

Where are their editors?


Not in Australia:

Hoards of fans descend upon St Kilda to attend The Block's open inspection for newly-transformed Gatwick Hotel
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/a ... ction.html .

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Re: Not single spies....

#181234

Postby AleisterCrowley » November 18th, 2018, 1:55 pm

bungeejumper wrote:...

Harrumph. Where are their editors?

BJ

Pedantically, sub-editors. ;)

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Re: Not single spies....

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Postby bungeejumper » November 18th, 2018, 3:18 pm

AleisterCrowley wrote:Pedantically, sub-editors. ;)

There's always one smart Pink marshmallows, isn't there?

And there I was. preparing to get lambasted for calling Colombia the capital of something. :D And for including a surplus "whole" in my Shakespeare quotation. Honestly, you can't rely on anything these days. Pedantry isn't what it was.

BJ

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Re: Not single spies....

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Postby PinkDalek » November 18th, 2018, 5:37 pm

bungeejumper wrote:There's always one smart Pink marshmallows, isn't there?


Why the plural?

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Re: Not single spies....

#181274

Postby UncleEbenezer » November 18th, 2018, 5:45 pm

PinkDalek wrote:Why the plural?

Because the author[1] is a dumbass.

[1] Not BJ. He wrote something else.

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Re: Not single spies....

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Postby swill453 » November 18th, 2018, 5:53 pm

UncleEbenezer wrote:
PinkDalek wrote:Why the plural?

Because the author[1] is a dumbass.

The capital P is an issue as well, especially on this board.

Scott.

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Re: Not single spies....

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Postby PinkDalek » November 18th, 2018, 7:09 pm

UncleEbenezer wrote:
PinkDalek wrote:Why the plural?

Because the author[1] is a dumbass.

[1] Not BJ. He wrote something else.



Having met the "author" last week, I know he would return the compliments, having set up the profanity filter to catch the unwary. Unless you wrote something else.

Pink marshmallow.

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Re: Not single spies....

#181924

Postby marronier » November 21st, 2018, 1:22 pm

Just read on the DM website that Nicole Kidman is a duel citizen of Australia and USA. Rather her than me.

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Re: Not single spies....

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Postby PinkDalek » November 21st, 2018, 1:52 pm

marronier wrote:Just read on the DM website that Nicole Kidman is a duel citizen of Australia and USA. Rather her than me.


That's another hit from the Daily Mail scribblers in Australia:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/a ... ralia.html


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