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#3136 Cyrilla

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 22:48

This was actually received by Bagpuss today - one of the many messages that everyone is receiving about the new GDPR rules.

 

Our council wrote to ask her if she still wanted to receive their weekly newsletter.

 

Both email name and title in the body of the text read, in large and bold letters: 

 

Don't loose your council news

 

AAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

 

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#3137 Banjogirl

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 07:30

Classic!


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Posted 26 May 2018 - 20:29

Had a nice glass of Cabaret Franc with a pub meal last night. laugh.png


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#3139 Tenor Viol

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Posted 28 May 2018 - 16:23

Perhaps Cyrilla they're thinking of dispatching the weekly missive by long-bow? That would mean it is loosed....


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#3140 Cyrilla

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Posted 31 May 2018 - 22:31

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 09:16

I cringe when I hear or read a certain supermarket behemoth referred to as Tesco's (or even worse, Tescos). Funny how you never hear people speak of "a branch of Asda's (or Ikea's, or Iceland's)" but with Tesco the rogue S sound so readily creeps in. Is it to make it rhyme with Waitrose?

 

In case you were wondering... La Corner Schoppe: the funny origins of shop names


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Posted 07 June 2018 - 10:24

We always say 'Asdas' for that very reason!


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Posted 07 June 2018 - 22:49

A neighbour of mine, a dentist with a passion for boys' toys (cars mostly), sent my husband a text the other day to apologise for parking one of his horrible cars in the wrong place.   He explained that 'that tree is dropping it's sticky stuff all over the paintwork' and then said 'I'd like to loose that tree altogether!'.

 

Good to see our medical professionals are so literate.

 

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 22:55

If I read 'here, here' once more (especially when posted by supposedly well-educated people) I might just scream.

 

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 12:28

Am I the only person who hates the expression "First year anniversary"? I even heard it on the BBC this morning. sad.png 


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Posted 15 June 2018 - 12:27

Am I the only person who hates the expression "First year anniversary"? I even heard it on the BBC this morning. sad.png

What would you prefer?


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Posted 15 June 2018 - 14:00

 

Am I the only person who hates the expression "First year anniversary"? I even heard it on the BBC this morning. sad.png

What would you prefer?

 

 

Sorry that should say "One year anniversary", not "First year anniversary".

 

 

I prefer "First anniversary", the word anniversary meaning that a year has passed.


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Posted 15 June 2018 - 14:45

Absolutely. The 'year' is entirely superfluous.
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