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blackdog
post Nov 12 2012, 10:03 AM
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A thread to let of a little steam about bad English in the NWN or NewburyToday.

Here is the first - a headline on NewburyToday today:

Walrus, horseshoe, handlebars? Gentleman opt for the musketeer moustache for Movember

Gentlemen opt, a gentleman opts. Hopefully just a typo ...
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post Nov 12 2012, 12:42 PM
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QUOTE (blackdog @ Nov 12 2012, 10:03 AM) *
A thread to let of a little steam about bad English in the NWN or NewburyToday.

Here is the first - a headline on NewburyToday today:

Walrus, horseshoe, handlebars? Gentleman opt for the musketeer moustache for Movember

Gentlemen opt, a gentleman opts. Hopefully just a typo ...


Another obvious typo is "It's playtime for village younsters".
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post Nov 12 2012, 05:47 PM
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QUOTE (James_Trinder @ Nov 12 2012, 12:42 PM) *
Another obvious typo is "It's playtime for village younsters".


Perhaps it is time to revisit the Teeline training manual? rolleyes.gif


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post Nov 13 2012, 07:52 PM
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And another,

"WEST Berkshire Council is to discuss its plans to tackle homelessness after it emerged that the number of people sleeping rough in the district had risen by more than 1,0000 per cent over the past three years"
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post Nov 13 2012, 08:54 PM
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I read in the Telegraph this morning that men were avoiding vasectomies.
Even my poor mathematical skills couldn't work that one out. 1,0000 % increase.
Are all of them under a giant duvet being rough?

Apologies of course to all doorstep sleepers and I knew a few.
Joss Ackland used to walk round the West End after work.Looking for his son. .
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post Nov 13 2012, 10:41 PM
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QUOTE (Penelope @ Nov 13 2012, 07:52 PM) *
And another,

"WEST Berkshire Council is to discuss its plans to tackle homelessness after it emerged that the number of people sleeping rough in the district had risen by more than 1,000 per cent over the past three years"



Statistics, d.amn statistics. Not sure who said that but for the figure to be a little meaningful, read "an increase from 5 to 61 persons". Not good I guess but don't panic Mr Mainwering it isn't 50% of West Berks residents looking for a home.

Not sure why the checker stars out ****. d a m n. Not really a naughty word is it.
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post Nov 14 2012, 01:17 AM
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QUOTE (blackdog @ Nov 12 2012, 10:03 AM) *
A thread to let of a little steam about bad English in the NWN or NewburyToday.

Here is the first - a headline on NewburyToday today:

Walrus, horseshoe, handlebars? Gentleman opt for the musketeer moustache for Movember

Gentlemen opt, a gentleman opts. Hopefully just a typo ...



Seems a bit kettle and pot, considering the majority on here, me included, don't always get it right.


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post Nov 14 2012, 10:38 AM
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QUOTE (x2lls @ Nov 14 2012, 01:17 AM) *
Seems a bit kettle and pot, considering the majority on here, me included, don't always get it right.


Yes but, as I've mentioned before, we are not being paid to produce articles for publication.

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post Nov 14 2012, 01:13 PM
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QUOTE (massifheed @ Nov 14 2012, 10:38 AM) *
Yes but, as I've mentioned before, we are not being paid to produce articles for publication.


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post Nov 14 2012, 02:29 PM
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QUOTE (On the edge @ Nov 14 2012, 01:13 PM) *
Thanks Mr Perfect! laugh.gif


Nice. rolleyes.gif

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post Nov 15 2012, 04:28 PM
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I recently saw an article where Peugeot was spelled at Peugot and Kremer Signs spelled as Kemer signs. Later in the article it was Kremer Signs...

NWN: You need to hire a PROOFREADER!
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post Nov 15 2012, 04:59 PM
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QUOTE (Blake @ Nov 15 2012, 04:28 PM) *
I recently saw an article where Peugeot was spelled at Peugot and Kremer Signs spelled as Kemer signs. Later in the article it was Kremer Signs...

NWN: You need to hire a PROOFREADER!


So do you, Jonathan, by the look of things. Shouldn't yours read 'spelled as Peugot..'? tongue.gif
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post Nov 15 2012, 07:22 PM
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Ha ha McKean's law strikes again! smile.gif
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post Nov 15 2012, 07:47 PM
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QUOTE (JeffG @ Nov 15 2012, 07:22 PM) *
Ha ha McKean's law strikes again! smile.gif


'And your proof of this is???' laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif
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post Nov 15 2012, 09:14 PM
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A journo I know complains often and loudly that hi-tech production has done away with proof-readers. I for one know only too well how hard it is to check ones own work for errors......
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post Nov 15 2012, 10:16 PM
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QUOTE (NWNREADER @ Nov 15 2012, 09:14 PM) *
A journo I know complains often and loudly that hi-tech production has done away with proof-readers. I for one know only too well how hard it is to check ones own work for errors......

You would probably be more focused if it were your job and reputation at stake.
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post Nov 15 2012, 11:19 PM
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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Nov 15 2012, 10:16 PM) *
You would probably be more focused if it were your job and reputation at stake.


You know it isn't?
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post Nov 15 2012, 11:55 PM
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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Nov 15 2012, 10:16 PM) *
You would probably be more focused if it were your job and reputation at stake.


Rather like Captain Smith was on the Titanic....


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post Nov 16 2012, 09:47 AM
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Sometimes it's more than just a typo...

“My girlfriend said I turned blue but I just couldn’t get it up"


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post Nov 16 2012, 09:58 AM
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And ... “I thought I was going to chock to death, I was petrified – I thought, this is it.”

Nasty thing chocking to death!
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