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#3091 linda.ff

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 09:15

I don't see any signs of dyslexia in that paragraph.

Dyslexia comes in very many forms, and one of them causes as much trouble spelling words as it does reading them.


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#3092 JudithJ

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 12:14

Indeed, but this is about choosing the wrong word.
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#3093 Hedgehog

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 14:49

...... I can well imagine that after grade 5 a live teacher would be needed far more.

 

A live teacher is always better than the other sort!!! :rofl: 


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#3094 Witzend

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 12:07

On another forum I have just seen 'Porchugal' in an otherwise fine and fairly long post.
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#3095 Tenor Viol

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 17:22

I noticed in India on my recent business trip that most advertising signs are relatively formal in their use of English, especially when compared with modern British usage. Sign writers sometimes throw a googlie: "Holesale and Retail Suppliers"
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#3096 Edwardo

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Posted 27 June 2017 - 11:11

I noticed in India on my recent business trip that most advertising signs are relatively formal in their use of English, especially when compared with modern British usage. Sign writers sometimes throw a googlie: "Holesale and Retail Suppliers"

Since we're in Pedants' Paradise I feel it incumbent upon me to point out that it's "googly".


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Posted 27 June 2017 - 12:41

I'm not sure if it's already been mentioned the last 207 pages, but...

When people say 'sickth' instead of sixth. You hear it all the time from bbc presenters etc.

Aaarrrgh!
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Posted 27 June 2017 - 13:19

When people say 'sickth' instead of sixth. You hear it all the time from bbc presenters etc.

 

The BBC used to be the gold standard for English but not any more.  One of the BBC commentators at the Queen's tennis tournament last week kept talking about "muss-kulls" instead of "muscles" :huh:


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Posted 08 September 2017 - 22:09

Today I had lunch at a somewhat kitschy flamingo-adorned eatery in the heart of medieval Spon Street in Coventry. I don't think I've ever seen such a bizarrely spelled menu:

Selminas

When I paid at the bar, I asked the waitress if the menu was meant to be in Spanish and she said "Yes, well, Mexican". I pointed out that it should be "Los Starters" or "Las Starters" because of definite articles having to agree with number as well as gender. I'm not sure if she had a clue what I was going on about. (And I haven't even learnt Spanish!!)


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#3100 mel2

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 17:08

On R4 this lunchtime on The World at One the reporter described the place he was in, and music was playing. "Here," he said, "is a busker playing some Bach on the accordion."
Actually, I'm fairly sure it was Vivaldi...
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#3101 Cyrilla

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 19:38

I received a newsletter from a music hub today, which proudly announced a concert including Brahm's Requiem.

 

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 04:19

Today I had lunch at a somewhat kitschy flamingo-adorned eatery in the heart of medieval Spon Street in Coventry. I don't think I've ever seen such a bizarrely spelled menu:

Selminas

When I paid at the bar, I asked the waitress if the menu was meant to be in Spanish and she said "Yes, well, Mexican". I pointed out that it should be "Los Starters" or "Las Starters" because of definite articles having to agree with number as well as gender. I'm not sure if she had a clue what I was going on about. (And I haven't even learnt Spanish!!)

At least they have the plural of burger baby as burgers baby, not burger babies laugh.png


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#3103 Hedgehog

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 15:53

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We have a local free magazine delivered door to door in our area, full of adverts and so on. On a double page spread there was a list of all the local secondary schools.  Every grammar school was carefully listed as X Grammer school, or Y Grammer school.

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