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Why does this look wrong...

Post by The People's DJ » Wed Mar 28, 2007 2:21 pm

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id ... _article=1
"Sony are interested in developing education software and we are delighted that they are carrying out their PlayStation pilot at Holyhead."
Thats doesn't sound right. It can't be right.

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Post by Dave Loudin » Wed Mar 28, 2007 5:34 pm

British style, I think.
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Post by Mr. Jones » Wed Mar 28, 2007 6:37 pm

British style, my ass.

Try this one on of size. From VARTV:

[quote]
:// The Washington National’s join The New 102.1FM THE GAME!

Silver Spring, MD – March 28, 2007 – Red Zebra Broadcasting announces a partnership with The Washington National’s for the 2007-2008 season.

102.1FM THE GAME will air a limited schedule of games that include Opening Day and “Baseball Sunday’sâ€

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Post by jag » Wed Mar 28, 2007 7:00 pm

Yeah, it's a British stylistic thing. Nouns representing groups of things (such as "government") which we, in the states, regard as singular, take a plural verb in the UK.

If you listen to interviews with British bands, you'll often hear things such as:

"The band are excited about our new release."

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Post by Arp2 » Wed Mar 28, 2007 8:33 pm

[quote="Mr. Jones"]Try this one on of size. From VARTV:

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:// The Washington National’s join The New 102.1FM THE GAME!

Silver Spring, MD – March 28, 2007 – Red Zebra Broadcasting announces a partnership with The Washington National’s for the 2007-2008 season.

102.1FM THE GAME will air a limited schedule of games that include Opening Day and “Baseball Sunday’sâ€

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Post by jag » Thu Mar 29, 2007 1:44 pm

The bane of misspelling...one might say that its taking on a life of it's own! :wink:

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Post by Arp2 » Thu Mar 29, 2007 2:14 pm

jag wrote:The bane of misspelling...one might say that its taking on a life of it's own! :wink:
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Post by SPIKE NESMITH! » Thu Mar 29, 2007 2:50 pm

I found this just the other day and it reminded me of a certain someone...

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:wink: i mean it with love, natch.
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Post by jag » Fri Mar 30, 2007 1:39 pm

I knew you'd appreciate my post of March 29, Arp2!

Heard another one today: Prime Minister Blair was saying that "...the regime are..."

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Post by Arp2 » Fri Mar 30, 2007 2:23 pm

You know, I don't actually gain anything from helping in the area of grammar (well, actually, I do...or would -- the ability to read straight through without having to back-up, reread, and try to figure out the real, intended meaning of things).....I do it for your benefit!

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Post by jag » Tue Apr 03, 2007 1:42 pm

Given the glaring gaffes running rampant in the postings of putatively professional persons here, allow me to express my appreciation for your efforts.

(As you see, Home Depot had a sale on alliteration. :wink: )

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Post by Ace Purple » Tue Apr 03, 2007 2:52 pm

I went to Moe's Southwest Grill for lunch today. There was a sign posted on the door alerting customers that the restaurant would be closed this Sunday to allow employees to be able to spend time with their family's.

That's right, it actually said family's.
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Post by jag » Thu Apr 05, 2007 2:46 pm

I still think my favorite was the T-shirt emblazoned with the phrase:

BAD SPELLERS OF THE WORLD...UNTIE!!

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