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Swimming against the tide
« on: 18.12. 2017 11:48 »
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Re: Swimming against the tide
« Reply #2 on: 18.12. 2017 12:23 »
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British cryptanalyst Alan Turing, features a lot of maths

those maths where a significant factor in Winning WW2.

While I accept things and vocabulary change this particular word MATH is a step too far for me, it just does not sound correct and really grates, so I may be swimming against the tide
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Re: Swimming against the tide
« Reply #3 on: 18.12. 2017 18:57 »
We have a few words that are spelt differently and give things/parts different names.
English (spelling & vocabulary) was never a strong point, I preferred maths & science.
Now how do I change spell check to proper English?
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Re: Swimming against the tide
« Reply #4 on: 18.12. 2017 21:56 »
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Now how do I change spell check to proper English?

Oh don't get me started on that pre-emptive thing!!! 
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Re: Swimming against the tide
« Reply #5 on: 18.12. 2017 22:34 »
hi guys, another `Americanization` is the using of `two times` instead of `twice, cheers
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Re: Swimming against the tide
« Reply #6 on: 19.12. 2017 06:43 »
I hate it when weather forecasters say "a BIT of rain ",
You can't have a BIT of liquid, a drop of rain or a little rain.
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Re: Swimming against the tide
« Reply #7 on: 19.12. 2017 08:23 »
One of my irritants is ( Happy Christmas )  It has always been and in my book always will be  a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR. Come on lads lets have it right.   *smiley4*

Merry Christmas to you all ELLIS
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Re: Swimming against the tide
« Reply #8 on: 19.12. 2017 08:55 »
Could be worse....."Happy Holidays"
Really?
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Re: Swimming against the tide
« Reply #9 on: 19.12. 2017 10:00 »
This discussion could end up winning the longest thread award!
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Re: Swimming against the tide
« Reply #10 on: 19.12. 2017 10:03 »
I hate the use of 'for free'. It should be just 'free' or 'for nothing' or even 'free of charge'
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Re: Swimming against the tide
« Reply #11 on: 19.12. 2017 10:05 »
Nuculer instead of nuclear.
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Re: Swimming against the tide
« Reply #12 on: 19.12. 2017 10:07 »
Trump instead of a proper president!
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Re: Swimming against the tide
« Reply #13 on: 19.12. 2017 11:19 »
Many readers here are American;  some, wherever they hail from, may even be young!

It’s only polite to write in an idiom familiar to them.
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Re: Swimming against the tide
« Reply #14 on: 19.12. 2017 12:27 »
   I'm with B-Bill on this, but not really 'Swimming against the tide"...Tide goes in and out.  This is more a case of 'pushing shit uphill', and then navigating liquid runoff of same shit in 'a barb-wire canoe with no paddle'


 
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.....It’s only polite to write in an idiom familiar to them.

 CRAP/CRAPPOLA/GARBAGE.... do you think they understand that? I hope so. They need to learn to read and spell and use punctuation and general language skills so it's easier to read.

 In my work situations, we're often reminded that ' the standard we walk past is the standard we accept' and is even the motto of one big company (while I may not think much on that Corp. I agree with that).

 
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Nuculer instead of nuclear.


 Unclear what you mean  *conf*


 
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One of my irritants is ( Happy Christmas )
   Yep- should be 'Hah Yumbug ' (or similar)

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I hate it when weather forecasters say "a BIT of rain ",
You can't have a BIT of liquid, a drop of rain or a little rain.

 A 'BIT' is 1/8 of a 'Byte', so when there's a 'Byte' or more you know it's too wet for the bike    *conf2*

  Shouldn't have started me off.   I hate the word 'got', and especially 'have got'
 There's a big difference between lots of words;

there's a big difference between;  ensure/insure/assure
there's a big difference between;  Enquire and Inquire
there's a big difference between;  Cheque and Check     Spelluncheck even tells me 'cheque' needs 'checking' *bash*

I even heard a discussion on 'spelled' and 'spelt' the other week

 
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...Could be worse....."Happy Holidays"
Really?
 

  yep should be 'Happy Days' *smile*

   *beer*

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