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    A friend had on her FB status this morning that she was making a cake covered in "gnash"... I think she means "ganache"...

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    im the dry reaching person. I have never been comfortable with that word and should have googled before I posted it! How embarrassing. Pet hate, bought/brought

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    Quote Originally Posted by travelmum View Post
    im the dry reaching person. I have never been comfortable with that word and should have googled before I posted it! How embarrassing. Pet hate, bought/brought
    It happens in here all the time, it wasn't directed in anyone in particular. Maybe I saw your post and it reminded me, I'm not sure It's dry retching. Sorry if I offended!

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    oh no offence taken! I love this thread

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    A personal gripe I had is when writing school reports I wrote my name with Mrs. (yes the full stop belongs there) and the principal corrected it and told me to remove the full stop! It really bugs me that we work in an educational setting and half the staff can't spell or use grammar correctly.

    Oh - that's another gripe - principal/principle...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaytee View Post
    A personal gripe I had is when writing school reports I wrote my name with Mrs. (yes the full stop belongs there) and the principal corrected it and told me to remove the full stop! It really bugs me that we work in an educational setting and half the staff can't spell or use grammar correctly.

    Oh - that's another gripe - principal/principle...
    I agree with your principal; in British English if an abbreviation includes the first and last letters of the non-abbreviated word (eg "mister", "doctor", "street") a full stop is not required.

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    Sorry, I agree with lambjam too. I never use the fullstop and I do remember reading somewhere (I think I was triple checking my wedding invitations) that the fullstop is not required.

    Speaking of wedding invitations... What's with the use of the verb invites instead of the noun invitation? Has there been a change in useage that I am unaware of?

    Also, my cousin invited us to celebrate with them as they exchange their wedding vowels. This was on the invitation and we couldn't help but notice his pronunciation of 'vowels' during the ceremony. Tehe.

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    jaytee, just to back it all up... The best source I can find is the Oxford A-Z of Grammar and Punctuation, although I cannot quote from it directly. It seems that using a full stop as you describe is correct in American writing, but not in British (or, therefore, Australian). As such, I've only linked to sites that describe Australian or British usage.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Full_stop#Titles
    http://www.informatics.sussex.ac.uk/...on/node28.html
    http://www.publishing.uwa.edu.au/sty...ntractions.asp

    There are many more examples if you hit Google.

    As to principal/principle... I had a massive Facebook argument recently over that one! The school-age daughter of a friend was writing an essay and needed to refer to the "principal/principle character". She asked the Facebook world which was correct (tagging me specifically mind you!) and when I answered "principal" one of her young friends decided to put me in my place. He had been taught that principal meant headmaster/mistress and would not hear of it meaning the first or highest ranked in any other context!

    After much referencing on my behalf he meekly deleted his posts...

    And Basil, vowels... that is gold!

    A friend of mine (a fellow pedant) was at a wedding recently where, according to the menu, beef and pork were to be served alternatively. I don't know whether to laugh or die a little inside...
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    Sorry but if I see would and should written as "wld" and "shld" one more time I think I may just go insane Am I the only one to notice this??? If you can manage the keystrokes for the rest of the post, could you please write would and should properly?? Normally I don't mind text slang but this one is getting to me.

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    That's strange about mr and mrs etc. I was always taught at school that being an abbreviation it always needed the full stop! Ah well I guess you learn something new every day!


 

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