“Paragraphs” please?

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  1. JB74

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    Ahh, the Queen's English. To be fair, it's far more common to use received pronunciation in spoken dialogue, than it is to apply in written form.

    Those of us who choose to use it, often bear the scars of proof.
     
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    Hmmmm, some years ago I took a whitewater kayak class. The instructor informed us that we would certainly find ourselves suddenly upside down in the water and have to bail from the kayak. We were told to say this magic incantation after the fact, “I meant to do that.”
     
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    hahaa - always a good bit o'magic, that.

    in this case it was intentional though.

    https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/cow-orker

    Etymology[edit]
    Deliberate corruption of co-worker.


    https://sesquiotic.com/2019/10/27/cow-orker/
     
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    reminds me of a Haiku by John Cooper Clarke


    "To-con-vey one's mood.
    In sev-en-teen syll-able-s.
    Is ve-ry dif-fic."
     
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    I like fish and chips and steak and kidney pie.
    When typing the above sentence, please remember to leave a space between fish and and and and and chips and chips and and and and and steak and steak and and and and and kidney.

    BTW, here in Germany, every Noun has a capital Letter, and we use more Commas than in English.
     
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    Ah, the 5 'ands' in a row thing. Very good.

    Yes, I remember learning German at school and noting that every noun takes a capital - whweeas generally in English it's only proper nouns that do. I do rather like engineering German language, with the fantastic compound nouns, where (and i'm making this up a bit, but it represents the principle) something like 'gearbox' becomes ' a casing holding contra rotating gears that alter the ratio between input and output speeds' - all with no spaces.
     
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    I love those ambiguous slogans you see down the side of trucks and vans, things like "driven by our customers". I wonder how many got rejected and why.

    There's a motor spares delivery service near me that has on its vans "let us handle your parts"!

    Mrs Daddy PhD gets to see the results of twelve years of education at the university where she lectures. Its turned her into the Ninja Apostropher. I bought her a mug for the office that reads "I am silently correcting your grammer". She has it bad.

    It's been a while since I went to college, and I can forget details about things like possessives and apostrophes. If I were to make the mistake of asking her, she puts on a teacher voice; "to whom does it belong?" We then spend a while repeating all the things we heard at school, such as " it's your time your wasting", and so on.
     
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    German is very precise!
     
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    The double-entendre slogan! I miss those. Especially now the days of satellite dishes are over. you could rely on some bright spark to paint his white van with the slogan, "Come to us for the best erection!".
     
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    I hope you didn't spell grammar like that... if you did, that's expert-level wife trolling.
     
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    There was a company near where I worked in the UK - not so much a double entendre as what a lack of thought as to layout would do..

    the van said

    Brian Mole Cleaning Services.

    Now - was he a cleaner called Brian Mole, or a very specialised cleaner of small subterranean mammals called Brian?
     
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    I just remembered the other one from there - there was a firm of builders with a fleet of vans all driven by big hairy terrifying builders..



    nobody was brave enough to tell them.
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    I think you make a valid point and I agree with you.

    Long, rambling prose does become tiresome and can detract from the point being made.
     
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    No, and you know what, I can’t be bothered to read that to find out!
     
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    Female whales............I think?
     
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    I used to write reports on pieces of aircraft equipment. I’d write something like ‘on inspection the starter generator was showing signs of................’

    I was called to the service manager’s office and told that component names should begin with a capital letter. He couldn’t tell me why, just that that was the way he wanted it done.
     
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    Nope!