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Oh dear, sat has now infected LXF
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Marrea
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 6:44 pm    Post subject: Oh dear, sat has now infected LXF Reply with quote

Issue 149

A Samsung monitor and a Lenovo computer, all sat on an Ikea desk.

... a really cool looking LaCie external hard drive sat on top of the computer.

Uuurrgh !
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes I see what you mean, it's enough to get one tense...
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rebecca wouldn't have let this happen!

Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Marrea...

Would "satting" be more appropriate... ;oD

Maybe John Kieraldo's native tongue is NOT English... ;o)
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Marrea
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rhakios wrote:
Rebecca wouldn't have let this happen!

Wink


Indeed!

Of course I blame our esteemed Editor - swanning off to Portland with Mike when he should have been sat at his desk in Bath busily poring over the proofs. Very Happy
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Marrea
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bazza wrote:

Would "satting" be more appropriate... ;oD

You're worse than my 'Im indoors. He loves winding me up by saying "I'm sat sitting here"!

Quote:
Maybe John Kieraldo's native tongue is NOT English... ;o)

Surely it is only the English who misuse sat? Wink
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Ram
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it not a photograth and as such a snapshot of time, the past.
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Bruno
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mind you, sat is small beer compared to probably the most common assault upon the English language perpetrated by our beloved LXF scribes (and they are beloved). Namely, the use of the word "install" as a noun. Please, pretty please, I'll-bake-you-something-nice please, the noun is "installation". Phew.
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Marrea
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ram wrote:
Is it not a photograth and as such a snapshot of time, the past.

Maybe, but if you're going to follow that logic you'll need to be consistent. "The thing next to my mouse is ... " will have to be changed to "The thing next to my mouse was ... " Smile
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Marrea
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bruno wrote:
Namely, the use of the word "install" as a noun. Please, pretty please, I'll-bake-you-something-nice please, the noun is "installation". Phew.

You want our beloved LXF scribes to use the noun "installation"? Now that is a big ask!! Very Happy
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wyliecoyoteuk
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And what about "sat-nav"?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wyliecoyoteuk wrote:
And what about "sat-nav"?


Yeah! But that's an abbr..
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so abbr now infects LXF...
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Brian Hunter



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Little Miss Muffet
? on her Tuffet...

How should it be then, if we are using proper English? Then explain to me what the spider was doing!
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dandnsmith
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 6:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sat, and sat - a good pair of examples, Brian, where it really is correct (unlike the start of this thread).
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