Beautiful English

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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:16 pm

Stultus Saxum wrote:
Tonyblack wrote:Oh direct action! I like it. Have you read Lynn Truss's book: "Eats, Shoots & Leaves"? She suggests something similar. I must admit that I have the urge to carry around a pocket full of magic markers for those moments when the internal editor takes over. :twisted:

Welcome to the site Stultus Saxum. :D

'nk you. (He says, humbly, to one of the key members of this forum).

Read her book? Not only have I read it, but it was my inspiration.

I must admit, however, that I rediscovered said inspiration on Tuesday evening tucked away in the bottom of a locked (?) cardboard box stuffed unceremoniously in the deepest corner of our dingy attic ... behind a sign saying "Beware of the Dust Mites". (With apologies to Mr D. Adams)

I loved the book, but boy, it didn't half make me paranoid about my punctuation. :lol:
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Postby poohbcarrot » Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:37 pm

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Does this mean I'm turning American? :shock: I've already learned to eat one-handed. :lol:

So have I - chopsticks! :D

Tonyblack wrote:And, damn it! We don't use the letter Z enough these days. It's becoming an endangered species in the UK. Use it or lose it. :wink:

Shouldn't that be "Uze it or loze it? :wink:
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:50 pm

:lol: PMZL :lol:
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Postby Catch-up » Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:01 pm

poohbcarrot wrote:Come and visit Japan. For some reason people walk around wearing the most stupid slogans in English and have absolutely no idea what they mean (usually nothing), but they are "trendy" because they have English words on them. Here are some examples (I kid you not!);

"Natures is wonderful. Save sheeps." (T-shirt)

"The luxury of choosing. Fast and concise on the run." (A bag I bought)

"Memories are treasured. Do you remember porridge." (A sweater)

PS Tony, I like the way on a "beautiful English" thread you spell "apologIZE" the American way!

:lol: :lol: :lol:

I love those!!

Thanks for that, it really made me laugh. :D
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Postby Straw Walker » Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:34 pm

poohbcarrot wrote:"Memories are treasured. Do you remember porridge." (A sweater)

I want this sweater!:) With a capital 'P' it would be a great tribute to Ronnie Barker. :D
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