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Old 6th August 2022, 08:13
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Nothing wrong with Aldi cheepo
Wife’s grandchildren don’t seem to mind and that’s all that counts.
Not much into jam but I do like a decent marmalade and Aldi's finest fits the bill.
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Old 7th August 2022, 13:08
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Had a space and kidney pie for tea last night.

It was like a steak and kidney pie, only meteor.
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Old 7th August 2022, 16:34
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Had a space and kidney pie for tea last night.

It was like a steak and kidney pie, only meteor.
That one, while awful, gave me a good chuckle, Ron!

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Old 8th August 2022, 18:40
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My mate went to the Climbing Centre the other day & found that in a cost cutting exercise, the Council had removed most of the grips on the wall.

He said, “Typical, you just couldn't make it up.”
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Old 9th August 2022, 07:56
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The holidays are here cried Dick and Dora, so we can relax and not worry too much about our grammar, syntax, puns, spoonerisms, alliteration, speling, misused homonyms/homophones, misspellings, improperly placed commas, run-on sentences, fragments, dangling modifiers, and so on.
Let it all hang out and concentrate on the humour.
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Old 9th August 2022, 10:39
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The holidays are here cried Dick and Dora, so we can relax and not worry too much about our grammar, syntax, puns, spoonerisms, alliteration, speling, misused homonyms/homophones, misspellings, improperly placed commas, run-on sentences, fragments, dangling modifiers, and so on.
Let it all hang out and concentrate on the humour.
Not forgetting the "aberrant apostrophe"
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Old 9th August 2022, 10:46
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Not forgetting the "aberrant apostrophe"
Should that not be a single inverted commas ? 😁
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Always was a great fan of Keith Waterhouse. Recommend all to read (except YM who was educated down under) Waterhouse on Newspaper Style.
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Should that not be a single inverted commas ? ��
Hmmmmmmm!!!! Don't get me started! I seem to remember being taught to use "Inverted Commas" to enclose speech; these days - may be a transatlantic thing, they seem to be called "Quote marks"! Have you just invented "a single inverted comma"? My journalist friend once wrote a column on the "aberrant apostrophe" in the regional newspaper.

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We sparkies could manage it, no bother.
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Took a while but then it clicked, the car salesman is polishing up his Rwandeese. Clever little chap.
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Hmmmmmmm!!!! Don't get me started! I seem to remember being taught to use "Inverted Commas" to enclose speech; these days - may be a transatlantic thing, they seem to be called "Quote marks"! Have you just invented "a single inverted comma"? My journalist friend once wrote a column on the "aberrant apostrophe" in the regional newspaper.
They were a pet hate of Keith Waterhouse too when he had a column in a national daily newspaper.
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Not forgetting the "aberrant apostrophe"
The next sign out of sight around the bend probably says "No Road."
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Always was a great fan of Keith Waterhouse. Recommend all to read (except YM who was educated down under) Waterhouse on Newspaper Style.
YM doesn't need educating having spent 50 years in the University of Hard Knocks.

Haven't come across Waterhouse but I am sure that half the population down here in Oz could benefit. I was brought up on the Australian Government Style Manual for Authors and Printers which covered pretty much everything in relation to the written/printed word. The abbreviated version of which was known colloquially as Tits for Typists.

It's an indictment on our education system that so many don't know the difference between the possessive and the plural with apostrophes and when it is pointed out to them they either don't care or they take offence and ignore it anyway. I have a friend who has an MA from Melbourne Uni and who is currently doing a PhD; he falls in this group.
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