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  • NotAllThere
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    Originally posted by OwlHoot View Post

    2022-03-13 Is it just me? Or is ‘no worries’ an utterly infuriating phrase? asks LIZ HOGGARD

    Usually the answer to a Daily Fail headline question is "No". But this is an exception (well the second question in the headline anyway)
    So the answer is yes, it is just Liz. Jolly good. No worries.

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  • OwlHoot
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    Originally posted by OwlHoot View Post
    Stop saying "no worries"! I don't care if you're worried or not!
    2022-03-13 Is it just me? Or is ‘no worries’ an utterly infuriating phrase? asks LIZ HOGGARD

    Usually the answer to a Daily Fail headline question is "No". But this is an exception (well the second question in the headline anyway)

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  • courtg9000
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    About 10 years ago I did a lot of work in the Czech Republic.
    The standard of english amongst my native czech colleagues was rather good but with one exception which would always do my head in.
    Where we would use the word "soon" they would use the phrase "in the next time"!
    As I said it used to do my head in!

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  • d000hg
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    I suppose in some languages, there would be no ambiguity. In written English, one could theoretically come up with a construct for this especially in the post-handwritten world but we seem to muddle along.

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  • OwlHoot
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    Originally posted by d000hg View Post
    She met former Love Island star Zara McDermott and discussed her experience of revenge porn and assault.

    I wonder how our reading impaired friend will cope with this:No apostrophes to help you out here, should something be added to language to clarify who "her" refers to? ..
    "the latter's experience"

    or for Gibbon:

    the latters experience

    The latter latter doesn't look quite right to me, but there you go

    P.S. I wonder if the latter latter latter should be quoted
    Last edited by OwlHoot; 11 February 2022, 11:50.

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  • d000hg
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    I wonder how our reading impaired friend will cope with this:
    Meanwhile, Camilla has carried on with her planned engagements, earlier visiting Paddington Haven, a sexual assault referral centre in West London.

    She met former Love Island star Zara McDermott and discussed her experience of revenge porn and assault.
    No apostrophes to help you out here, should something be added to language to clarify who "her" refers to?

    Although presumably any revenge porn incident involving Camilla is revenge on the person being forced to watch it

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  • Gibbon
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    Originally posted by jamesbrown View Post

    Oh, seamless.

    We should set your posts to some Benny Hill music.
    That would be your level so feel free, do post when you've done it so we can all hear.

    Actually forget it. When you can argue without insult come back.
    Last edited by Gibbon; 10 February 2022, 19:19.

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  • jamesbrown
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    Originally posted by Gibbon View Post
    FFS! (edit) got it! You have to read out loud!
    Oh, seamless.

    We should set your posts to some Benny Hill music.

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  • Gibbon
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    Originally posted by jamesbrown View Post

    I was merely suggesting that you sound like a ginormous, pettifogging bellend. Perhaps it's just your ginormous-bellend posting style and, in reality, you're a perfectly harmless common or garden moron when engaged in the spoken word.

    Either way, no need to get your clown pants in a twist.
    I refer to my previous post. You must do well on mumsnet.

    BTW how does the written word 'sound'? FFS! (edit) got it! You have to read out loud!
    Last edited by Gibbon; 10 February 2022, 17:07.

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  • jamesbrown
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    Originally posted by Gibbon View Post

    Is that really the best you have got! God, the nights must fly by!
    I was merely suggesting that you sound like a ginormous, pettifogging bellend. Perhaps it's just your ginormous-bellend posting style and, in reality, you're a perfectly harmless common or garden moron when engaged in the spoken word.

    Either way, no need to get your clown pants in a twist.

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