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Postby crispibits » Fri Apr 21, 2006 3:42 pm

Marrea wrote:
MartyBartfast wrote:So what if you've got 11 packs of butter?


Now what on earth would you want to be doing with 11 packs of butter? :wink:


Well, I would have thought you'd be making 44 victoria sponges, if my fading cooking memory servers me correctly...
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Postby shifty_ben » Fri Apr 21, 2006 4:01 pm

Ah point taken, but as someone who works in a smaller shop (albeit part of a very large company) I have lost the expectations of supermarkets (especially Tesco) getting much right, whether its their grammar (hadn't picked up on that 1 before now though) or their tasting notes for a bottle of wine ;)
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Postby Marrea » Fri Apr 21, 2006 4:14 pm

TheDoctor wrote:
Fewer cows mean less beef.

not
Less cows mean fewer beef.


How about

Fewer pedants, less claptrap ? :D
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Postby shifty_ben » Fri Apr 21, 2006 4:21 pm

If only Pedanticism could be removed from ones personality, my family would be much nicer to be around for a start ;)
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Postby Rhakios » Fri Apr 21, 2006 7:30 pm

I was reading somewhere recently that some fun could be had misspelling the word pedant in an article critical of pedants and then waiting to see who would have the courage or obtuseness to point it out. :)
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Postby towy71 » Fri Apr 21, 2006 8:07 pm

you pendant you :lol:
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Postby Rhakios » Sat Apr 22, 2006 9:28 pm

towy71 wrote:you pendant you :lol:


Yes, I'm still hanging around 8)
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Postby towy71 » Sat Apr 22, 2006 9:43 pm

boom tish..... :roll:
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Postby 1slipperyfish » Fri May 26, 2006 9:41 am

i was reeding an article reecently that sed their are know actual rules of spellings an grandma, just guidelines and the fact that you rote it in english makes it english, the queens english is a phrase and knot a set of rules.
spelling nazis go and kiss you're own bums :D
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ps somebody might have already sed this i couldn't be arsed reading it all :roll:
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Postby towy71 » Fri May 26, 2006 9:49 am

1slipperyfish (troll) wrote:ps somebody might have already sed this i couldn't be arsed reading it all :roll:

Aye well no surprise there then, we have noticed that your attention span is rather short
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Postby M0PHP » Fri May 26, 2006 9:56 am

1sf (troll): Just because an article said something doesn't make it true ;)
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Postby nelz » Fri May 26, 2006 10:06 am

1slipperyfish (troll) wrote:ps somebody might have already sed this i couldn't be arsed reading it all :roll:


I tried that
Code: Select all
cat 1sf (troll) | sed 's/[[:drivel:]]//'

and got absolutely nothing :D
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Postby crispibits » Fri May 26, 2006 10:08 am

Oh dear. Oh dear, oh dear. Programming jokes - we really have hit rock bottom... :-)
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Postby M0PHP » Fri May 26, 2006 10:19 am

@crispibits: It's that fish, he brings us all down to his level :P
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Postby nelz » Fri May 26, 2006 10:20 am

It's text processing, not programming.

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