Wiki has it as mantis religioso in another language as well!
I hate when people use 'n' instead of 'and'. I don't know why it bothers me so much. I see it all the time on f/b!
Exactly Gone are the days of having to abbreviate to squeeze extra words in to a text message.
Here's an example of what I loathe:
The kids n I r going 2 b away but we r keen 2 c u when we get back.
It hurts my eyes!
Text speak is an abomination!
So, I saw this on FB today from a woman who had had her motorized bike stolen; she described herself as feeling 'guttered'. A most unusual feeling, one would think...
Just received an email from a fundraising organisation that I have previously donated to. Needless to say, I wasn't impressed with the following mistakes and gave up on reading the email after seeing the second mistake:
"...restore a women's dignity..."
"...is an horrific..."
It's supposed to be a professional organisation damn it!
Just drive past a cafe offering "raising toast and coffee" as a breakfast special!
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