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#1 hello_cello

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 12:38

My postman has just proved they do.
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#2 willobie

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 12:42

QUOTE(hello_cello @ Jul 23 2009, 01:38 PM) View Post

My postman has just proved they do.
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Wording now says "Certificates: please do not bend"

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#3 hello_cello

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 12:59

Looks like i got an old envelope, mine has the red lettering at the bottom.
Maybe next time ill get lucky, with an old envelope....
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#4 Misti

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 14:46

But still lacking a full stop on the end of the sentence?

*sigh*

Am I pedantic? I found myself mid-rant today over a smoothie advert that said something along the lines of:

"Our smoothies aren't pasteurised (BOILED at 60 dC) so are healthier than the ones in bottles in shops."

(boiling has a very specific meaning, even a nice thick gloopy smoothie is pretty unlikely to start boiling at 60 dC)

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 14:49

QUOTE(tamsin @ Jul 23 2009, 03:46 PM) View Post

(boiling has a very specific meaning, even a nice thick gloopy smoothie is pretty unlikely to start boiling at 60 dC)

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They could have done it in a low pressure environment? tongue.gif (if I remember my physics correctly)
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#6 willobie

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 14:56

QUOTE(tamsin @ Jul 23 2009, 03:46 PM) View Post

But still lacking a full stop on the end of the sentence?

I'm afraid that is the case.

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#7 Misti

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 16:09

But... you wouldn't pasteurise something in a low pressure environment... It'd just add to your cost, and not kill off bacteria any differently!

*is going to shut up now*

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#8 sarah-flute

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 11:05

QUOTE(tamsin @ Jul 23 2009, 02:46 PM) View Post
Am I pedantic?

Yes... but you say it as if it's a bad thing wink.gif

My (leats) favourite is: "Panini's"

Just don't even get me started on everything that's wrong with that!
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Posted 24 July 2009 - 12:39

QUOTE(sarah-flute @ Jul 24 2009, 12:05 PM) View Post

QUOTE(tamsin @ Jul 23 2009, 02:46 PM) View Post
Am I pedantic?

Yes... but you say it as if it's a bad thing wink.gif

My (leats) favourite is: "Panini's"

Just don't even get me started on everything that's wrong with that!



Oh, those sorts of things really bug me too. What I find funny is when I see something like "carrot's" next to "turnips" - if they're going to make mistakes, at least be consistent!! biggrin.gif

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#10 Halka

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 18:15

QUOTE(sarah-flute @ Jul 24 2009, 12:05 PM) View Post


My (leats) favourite is: "Panini's"

Just don't even get me started on everything that's wrong with that!


This is one that particularly annoys my OH. Needless to say the rest of the family make a point of referring to "a panini" or "paninis" whenever we can.... We don't say the apostrophe though laugh.gif !
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#11 sarah-flute

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 19:08

QUOTE(missforte @ Jul 24 2009, 12:39 PM) View Post
Oh, those sorts of things really bug me too. What I find funny is when I see something like "carrot's" next to "turnips" - if they're going to make mistakes, at least be consistent!! biggrin.gif

I know! rolleyes.gif *headdesk* it defies logic!

QUOTE(Halka @ Jul 24 2009, 06:15 PM) View Post
This is one that particularly annoys my OH. Needless to say the rest of the family make a point of referring to "a panini" or "paninis" whenever we can.... We don't say the apostrophe though laugh.gif !

I used to entitle PMs "Panini's" if I wanted to ensure a fellow-grammar pedant would delete the message and leave some room in his inbox: I knew there was no way he could stand to see it every time he went to his messages. Worked a treat happy.gif wink.gif biggrin.gif
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Posted 24 July 2009 - 19:50

Urggh, I get so annoyed about these things. At the age of 14, it isn't great to get annoyed about apostrophes.

I always get annoyed about their there and they're. Whenever my friends tell me to read through their essays, or poems, or stories or something, I have to stop myself trying to correct these, because it really annoys them. blush.gif
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#13 sarah-flute

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 21:22

QUOTE(noodle @ Jul 24 2009, 09:02 PM) View Post

QUOTE(sarah-flute @ Jul 24 2009, 12:05 PM) View Post


My (leats) favourite is: "Panini's"

Panini's what??? laugh.gif

Exactly!
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#14 Holz Gedeckt

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 21:29

QUOTE(sarah-flute @ Jul 24 2009, 10:22 PM) View Post

QUOTE(noodle @ Jul 24 2009, 09:02 PM) View Post

QUOTE(sarah-flute @ Jul 24 2009, 12:05 PM) View Post


My (leats) favourite is: "Panini's"

Panini's what??? laugh.gif

Exactly!

Grrr! The "Greengrocers' Apostrophe"! rolleyes.gif

Shall we all go off to join The Association for the Abolition of the Aberrant Apostrophe?
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#15 madbassoonist

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 06:55

QUOTE(Holz Gedeckt @ Jul 24 2009, 10:29 PM) View Post

Grrr! The "Greengrocers' Apostrophe"! rolleyes.gif

Shall we all go off to join The Association for the Abolition of the Aberrant Apostrophe?

laugh.gif Yes! I'll join too...
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