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#3346 Banjogirl

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 12:16

It seems the original guy may have pronounced the 'T' because  he was Dutch and didn't know any different. Or everything on Wikipedia is a little bit wrong...No, that would never happen!!


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#3347 Gordon Shumway

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 14:52

I'm not fully sure of Wiki's remit. I know there are people there who believe that a tertiary source is not permitted to refer to any primary sources, only secondary ones. That seems insane to me, but I suppose it's possible it's the official line. Even if it is legitimate, their secondary source evaluation needs a lot of improvement.


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Posted 03 July 2019 - 15:54

I have a friend who works for an accounting firm called Swindells.  She says they pronounce it "Swin-delles" with the emphasis on the second syllable.  I'm not convinced the pronunciation helps laugh.png .


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#3349 fsharpminor

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 17:23

I have a friend who works for an accounting firm called Swindells.  She says they pronounce it "Swin-delles" with the emphasis on the second syllable.  I'm not convinced the pronunciation helps laugh.png .

Sounds to me like a contrived name, like the Estate Agents 'Doolitle and Dalley' in Kidderminster. and an Accountants 'Drinkwater and Passmore'.  A genuine one is the Solicitors  'Wright, Hassall and Co' (Wolverhampton I think)


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#3350 Gran'piano

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 17:38

Here we have Swissboring!
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#3351 Latin pianist

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Posted 09 July 2019 - 18:55

A friend has just asked whether is or are is correct in "There are/is a baptist chapel, a British school and charities." I think is sounds better but not sure!
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Posted 09 July 2019 - 20:48

Definitely 'is' . It would be 'There are Baptist Chapels, British Schools and Charities'   (i.e. plural)


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Posted 09 July 2019 - 20:51

Just asked why she wanted to know and it was on a charter on a pub wall as "are". But it didn't look right.
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