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  1. #101
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Pine View Post
    How will I sleep at night with your disapproval hanging over my head?

    Very well actually. Same as last night and the night before.



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    What disapproval? All your words are spelled correctly and used in the proper context. Good job! You get a gold star.
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    Grammar is pretty important. It is the difference between knowing your crap and knowing you're crap.
    Ignorance is preferable to the illusion of knowledge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bayeux View Post
    LOL, but a tyre is what i need for my car, to tire means i need to get more exercise, we could go on about this all knight sorry night lol
    Here's one for you -- why do the Brits refer to the large storage area of a car as the "boot?" Americans call it a "trunk" because old cars used to literally have storage trunks on the back.
    "I want to my live my life taking the risk all the time that I don't know anything like enough yet, that I haven't understood enough, that I can't know enough, that I'm always hungrily operating on the margins of a potentially great harvest of a future knowledge or wisdom. I wouldn't have it any other way." -- Christopher Hitchens

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctmartinshooter View Post
    Here's one for you -- why do the Brits refer to the large storage area of a car as the "boot?" Americans call it a "trunk" because old cars used to literally have storage trunks on the back.
    .............and the hood is the "bonnet" and fenders are "wings"! I owned a couple Triumphs back in the day, a '59 TR3 and a '64 TR4, and except for the Lucas electrics, enjoyed the he11 out of those beasties. But we'll save those stories for another thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DougKMN View Post
    I don't know about anyone else, but I have a hard time giving any credibility to someone who has such a weak grasp on basic grammar that they don't seem to know the difference between our and are. When such a person tries to give an opinion somewhere, I can't help but think "what do you know, you aren't even smart enough to know the difference between there and their." I also think it reflects poorly on the community here.

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    How do you feel about pronoun-antecedent agreement in number?

    Do you have a problem with runon sentences created by comma splices?

    How about proper use of question marks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctmartinshooter View Post
    Here's one for you -- why do the Brits refer to the large storage area of a car as the "boot?" Americans call it a "trunk" because old cars used to literally have storage trunks on the back.
    Quote Originally Posted by 410gage View Post
    .............and the hood is the "bonnet" and fenders are "wings"! I owned a couple Triumphs back in the day, a '59 TR3 and a '64 TR4, and except for the Lucas electrics, enjoyed the he11 out of those beasties. But we'll save those stories for another thread.
    Maybe they used to boot them up the rear if they didn't start lol, we do have some names you don't use like the spare storage area in the passenger side is known as a glove compartment, which is usually filled with crap not gloves, correct me if i'm wrong but we Brits turn on a tap to get water, but you call it a fawcet, to get of the motorway we use a slip road,you call it an off ramp, SUV we call a 4x4, aluminium which you make to sound like aloominum, all stated in good humour. I thinks it's great that the English language is spoken and terms used are so varied, even to the area you live in, i have been in the company of archers in national competition when i have said some things they didn't understand a word of, EG how are you would be said in Black Country dialect as AH BIN YA or AH BIST, yep you are still in England.

    I thought i was wrong but i was mistaken


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