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    Damn those possessive Nintendo's and Xbox's!

    Good old Facebook gave me a new one today - "carn't".

    Dose it annoy anyone else that they carn't egnore the terrible grammar and spelling on Facebook post's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmmyCatMummy View Post
    Damn those possessive Nintendo's and Xbox's!

    Good old Facebook gave me a new one today - "carn't".

    Dose it annoy anyone else that they carn't egnore the terrible grammar and spelling on Facebook post's?
    My brother and DH's Aunty type 'carnt' all the time. It drives my crazy.
    I also have a friend on Facebook who NEVER uses punctuation. It's so hard to read her messages!

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    Isn't 'carnt' the opposite to 'carn'?

    Like at the footy when my DH yells out "carnyabuggergetitupim!"

    Hang on, that's Man Speak, not English at all....sorry...

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    Hey, on another note. Was speaking to a truck driver yesterday and he mentioned something very interesting. He said that if you mispell a word on a transport log you can (and are) fined around $800 for 'falsifying records'.

    He put "Pt Adelaide" instead of Port Adelaide and got pinged.

    So if you mess language with a public servant, they fine you.

    The mind boggles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pussyfoot View Post
    Hey, on another note. Was speaking to a truck driver yesterday and he mentioned something very interesting. He said that if you mispell a word on a transport log you can (and are) fined around $800 for 'falsifying records'.

    He put "Pt Adelaide" instead of Port Adelaide and got pinged.

    So if you mess language with a public servant, they fine you.

    The mind boggles.
    I would get so much satisfaction from that job...

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmmyCatMummy View Post
    Damn those possessive Nintendo's and Xbox's!

    Good old Facebook gave me a new one today - "carn't".

    Dose it annoy anyone else that they carn't egnore the terrible grammar and spelling on Facebook post's?
    Someone on FB asked me when DD's 'crisning' was. I *think* he meant christening, but I'm still not certain...

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    Haha Mrs Beee!

    How about dry reaching?

    On news.com.au the other day they wrote that something or other had 'taken the wind out of the sales'. Yes, they were talking about house sales, but that doesn't mean it is okay! That site has sooo many errors. Well the mobile version does anyway, I don't read the real one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mezmerised View Post
    Haha Mrs Beee!

    How about dry reaching?

    On news.com.au the other day they wrote that something or other had 'taken the wind out of the sales'. Yes, they were talking about house sales, but that doesn't mean it is okay! That site has sooo many errors. Well the mobile version does anyway, I don't read the real one.
    I don't know where I stand with this one. On the one hand this kind of play on words is encouraged in journalism, however cliches are not. Either way I agree with you about news.com.au. I had to post on here as soon as I found a glitch today (sad much?)

    "Flying is 22 times more safer than driving car". I am pretty sure you can be more safe, and simply safer... but I don't think you can be more safer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmmyCatMummy View Post
    "Flying is 22 times more safer than driving car". I am pretty sure you can be more safe, and simply safer... but I don't think you can be more safer?
    That's just awful! It's a habit I'm trying to stamp out of DS1 right now, but his excuse is that he's 10 and not a professional writer!

    With regard to "taken the wind out of the sales"... Apart from the fact that it's a little tacky I think it's ok. Poetic licence and all that.
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    Between "plane sailing" and "taken the wind out of the sales" news.com.au has the sailing puns down to a fine art!


 

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