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Vipers

19,856 posts

116 months

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Wednesday 11th March 2009 quote quote all
Darkslider said:
MitchT said:
Codefaster said:
I was in WH Smiths at the weekend and noted a magazine called HOBBY'S in the general/hobby section.

I haven't looked into this (there is probably an explanation I guess..) but it just looked so wrong!
The company is WH Smith. Why do people always put an 's' on the end of a company's name? The other day one of my female collages said she bought something from Etams. No, you bought something from Etam.
Smiths, Etams, Tescos, Safeways. Just something people do I guess.
Why in shops do they say "Put your PIN number in", or why did we used to talk aboot "PCB boards".

Why do shop assistants say "Have a nice day", when the really mean "F&^k off"

smile

Edited by Vipers on Wednesday 11th March 19:21

Prometheus

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367 posts

71 months

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Thursday 12th March 2009 quote quote all
ol said:
Dr_Gonzo said:
I've often wondered, are sign makers generally thick or do they just write what they're told without questioning it? I saw two vans on the same day that both said "No Job To Small".
Exactly. We had a bus stop put up outside our school when I was a lad. The school was called 'Queen Elizabeth Grammar school,' yet they managed to spell it 'grammer'...
Did you go to QEGS Blackburn?


Titan Simba

16,247 posts

82 months

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Thursday 12th March 2009 quote quote all
Vipers said:
Why do shop assistants say "Have a nice day", when the really mean "F&^k off"
Oh, very good! Bravo! smile

g3rrd

613 posts

76 months

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Thursday 12th March 2009 quote quote all
someone said:
Apostrophe'''''s, when did the rot set in?
My guess would be sometime in the '80s at 10 minutes after five of the clock.


ol

1,887 posts

96 months

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Thursday 12th March 2009 quote quote all
Prometheus said:
ol said:
Dr_Gonzo said:
I've often wondered, are sign makers generally thick or do they just write what they're told without questioning it? I saw two vans on the same day that both said "No Job To Small".
Exactly. We had a bus stop put up outside our school when I was a lad. The school was called 'Queen Elizabeth Grammar school,' yet they managed to spell it 'grammer'...
Did you go to QEGS Blackburn?
Nope, QEGS Wakefield. Were you at Blackburn?
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central

16,515 posts

105 months

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Saturday 14th March 2009 quote quote all


banghead

Dixie68

3,091 posts

75 months

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Saturday 14th March 2009 quote quote all
"Should of" instead of "should have" - that really grips my poop in a totally irrational way.

DickyC

17,403 posts

86 months

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Saturday 14th March 2009 quote quote all
Apostrophes are more better.

sone

3,357 posts

126 months

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Sunday 15th March 2009 quote quote all
FFS top thread!.

KB_S1

5,967 posts

117 months

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Sunday 15th March 2009 quote quote all
Reminds me of a promo that always makes me laugh/cringe every time I see it.

Local petrol station:

!!Irn-Bru - Only 6 cans - £4!!


If anyone notices blatant language/spelling/grammar mistakes I have just finished a bottle of red wine.




sagt550

219 posts

76 months

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Sunday 15th March 2009 quote quote all
This sort of things really riles me, god knows why as there are so much more important things to be worried about!.

Anyway, what is the general consensus on using the ' in a possessive context of a non-plural noun ending in "s". i.e. My company ends in the letter "S" and I'm pretty certain that all of the proposals/documentation I read stating <company name>' should read <company name>'s as it is not a plural so the "s" rule doesn't apply.....


AJS-

11,982 posts

124 months

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Sunday 15th March 2009 quote quote all
GKP said:
Darkslider said:
Smiths, Etams, Tescos, Safeways. Just something people do I guess.
Poor people, you mean? Others use Waitrose.
So the middle class have institutionalised their "s" and then drag the ladder up behind them. In another 50 years, Tescose might be considered posh and Lidls will be on the up.

Prometheus

Original Poster:

367 posts

71 months

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Sunday 15th March 2009 quote quote all
ol said:
Prometheus said:
ol said:
Dr_Gonzo said:
I've often wondered, are sign makers generally thick or do they just write what they're told without questioning it? I saw two vans on the same day that both said "No Job To Small".
Exactly. We had a bus stop put up outside our school when I was a lad. The school was called 'Queen Elizabeth Grammar school,' yet they managed to spell it 'grammer'...
Did you go to QEGS Blackburn?
Nope, QEGS Wakefield. Were you at Blackburn?
Tragically yes.

ehyouwhat

4,606 posts

106 months

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Sunday 15th March 2009 quote quote all
GKP said:
Darkslider said:
Smiths, Etams, Tescos, Safeways. Just something people do I guess.
Poor people, you mean? Others use Waitrose.
I find that Waitrose customers tend to be the sort of people who want others to think they're well-off, but are actually mortgaged and car-loaned up to the hilt.

Fresh fruit and veg aside, I find Waitrose to be overpriced and positively mediocre. Give me Morrisons or Asda any day, and sod the social implications.

andy_s

9,941 posts

147 months

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Sunday 15th March 2009 quote quote all
About the same time 'O' levels became 'GCSE's?

central

16,515 posts

105 months

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Sunday 15th March 2009 quote quote all
andy_s said:
About the same time 'O' levels became 'GCSE's?
yes

central

16,515 posts

105 months

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Tuesday 17th March 2009 quote quote all
Here's a classic -


blank

2,279 posts

76 months

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Tuesday 17th March 2009 quote quote all
andy_s said:
About the same time 'O' levels became 'GCSE's?
I'd have gone for "GCSEs" myself............

andy_s

9,941 posts

147 months

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Tuesday 17th March 2009 quote quote all
blank said:
andy_s said:
About the same time 'O' levels became 'GCSE's?
I'd have gone for "GCSEs" myself............
I'd have taken out the inverted commas altogether...!

blank

2,279 posts

76 months

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Tuesday 17th March 2009 quote quote all
andy_s said:
blank said:
andy_s said:
About the same time 'O' levels became 'GCSE's?
I'd have gone for "GCSEs" myself............
I'd have taken out the inverted commas altogether...!
Touché.
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