You know what? I was so busy agreeing with you that I didn't even notice!
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03-03-2011 18:09 #231
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03-03-2011 18:37 #233Senior Member
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I think "alright" is, well, all right.... I think it's an accepted alternative. I remember my working class English grandfather would greet us with "aw-right?" which translated to "Good day. How are you?".
The haitch vs aitch comment above made me think of an incident in year 2. I came home and said "haitch" and my mother sharply said "no, it's aitch". I replied, "no, Ms T said it was haitch", to which my mother replied that Ms T was an idiot.
What do people think of changing tradition?
For example, inquiry vs enquiry. I use inquiry for everything, which I think is generally accepted now.
And programme vs program?
And using hyphens to clarify that two or more words are actually an adjective, for example, a "well-executed plan" (Sorry, I can't think of a better example.) I normally use them, but when you have several words it starts looking messy. But not, say, a "legally binding document" as you don't need it due to the "ly". Does anybody else do the hyphens? When I used to proof read my partner's uni assignments, we had constant conjecture over them.
Lambjam: thanks for the semicolon advice.
I quite like this thread.
Last edited by MsMummy; 03-03-2011 at 18:39. Reason: Changing "don't think" to "think"
03-03-2011 18:43 #234
Sorry I am a serial offender here.. I do wish I could be perfect with my post and in general with everyday life especially with assignments but I find it so hard and I am so grateful my DD1 is so clever and finds it SO easy.
03-03-2011 18:45 #235
I like it too
I probably should get off BH now as I'm at work but I'd love to address all of your other points.
You reminded me of one in particular though - the disappearance of the adverb. Drives me around the twist.
Such as `I'm going a bit slow today' or `Yeah, you did that really quick!' or `What's the deal with him? He's doing really bad at that'.
(for those who don't know, the correct words are slowLY, quickLY and badLY)
03-03-2011 19:57 #236
03-03-2011 21:52 #237
This one annoys me, but it is so commonplace that it just seems to be accepted now.....
When someone calls someone else a mole. Hmmm.... Moll perhaps?
03-03-2011 22:00 #238
03-03-2011 22:19 #239
I'm also not sure there should be a comma where I just placed one. Damn- I probably should have stayed out of this thread! Its making me paranoid!
Last edited by Pulp Fiction; 03-03-2011 at 22:23.
03-03-2011 22:32 #240
Although, I'm a bit paranoid that I overuse the comma, so I should probably keep my mouth shut.
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