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    Quote Originally Posted by Moxy View Post
    But pair is the collective noun so in itself is singular. I thought "pair is" was right as well.
    I tend to use the singular, in line with the article (e.g. "the team is" = singular with 'the' referring to 'that one') - buuuuuut I believe, technically speaking, that both forms are correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mezmerised View Post
    But if 'pair' is a term for more than one, it should be 'are' not 'is'. As far as I was taught, anyway. No?
    "Pair" itself is a singular term... think "this pair of gloves is on special", "this pair of pants is making me itchy" .

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    I just saw this on facebook and it reminded me of you all

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    Just needed to pop in for a quick vent about the number of spelling and grammatical errors in thread titles. There are so many! I wish people would proofread their thread titles before posting. The "New Posts" list is starting to look like a "How not to use English" list!

    And while I'm here, this one deserves a mention too: When you really dislike someone and wish to imply that she is a bish, or perhaps a woman of loose sexual morals, you may be tempted to use the term "mole". Please don't do this as you are simply labelling her as a small, underground mammal with velvety fur! The term you are looking for here is "moll". E.g. Tracey stole my boyfriend. She is a ****ing moll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllCreatures View Post
    Just needed to pop in for a quick vent about the number of spelling and grammatical errors in thread titles. There are so many! I wish people would proofread their thread titles before posting. The "New Posts" list is starting to look like a "How not to use English" list!

    And while I'm here, this one deserves a mention too: When you really dislike someone and wish to imply that she is a bish, or perhaps a woman of loose sexual morals, you may be tempted to use the term "mole". Please don't do this as you are simply labelling her as a small, underground mammal with velvety fur! The term you are looking for here is "moll". E.g. Tracey stole my boyfriend. She is a ****ing moll.
    Unless they're suggesting she's actually a spy

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    Quote Originally Posted by rainbow road View Post
    Unless they're suggesting she's actually a spy
    True

    Or (straight from Wikipedia) a unit of measurement used in chemistry to express amounts of a chemical substance.
    Last edited by AllCreatures; 07-07-2012 at 11:50.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rainbow road View Post
    Unless they're suggesting she's actually a spy
    Or a small, underground mammal with velvety fur

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    An acquaintance on face book has "life is good gotter love it". Gotter is a frequent word of his!

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    Quote Originally Posted by austmum View Post
    An acquaintance on face book has "life is good gotter love it". Gotter is a frequent word of his!
    Reminds me of people with "gawjus" kids, who I suspect don't know how to spell gorgeous!

    ETA: Also reminds me of a friend who had some bad news and was "guttered".

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    I still think balling my eyes out is a top favourite of mine!

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