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Lame_Wolf

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Msg#: 4655601 posted 12:16 am on Mar 20, 2014 (gmt 0)

I don't know if I should laugh or cry.
And to think that these people are allowed to vote and reproduce.
[dailymail.co.uk...]

 

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Msg#: 4655601 posted 5:51 am on Mar 20, 2014 (gmt 0)

Stuff like that makes even me feel strangely smart :-)

Mack.

lucy24

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Msg#: 4655601 posted 9:22 am on Mar 20, 2014 (gmt 0)

Heh. And here I thought I was the only one who considers Hippocrates to be overrated :)

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Msg#: 4655601 posted 1:14 am on Mar 21, 2014 (gmt 0)

"their" you go !

or try this one, left me speechless

[telegraph.co.uk ]

Lame_Wolf

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Msg#: 4655601 posted 1:22 am on Mar 21, 2014 (gmt 0)

What about Barraco Barner, the President of the UK.
[telegraph.co.uk...]

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Msg#: 4655601 posted 3:45 am on Mar 21, 2014 (gmt 0)

proposing that Barack Obama resigns and appoints Eric Schmidt as the "CEO of America".

Has there been some sort of Crown Directive banning the subjunctive in the UK? I see the same usage all the time in Terry Pratchett and it drives me ###.

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Msg#: 4655601 posted 9:46 pm on Mar 24, 2014 (gmt 0)

The current UK National Curriculum requires that the subjunctive be taught to 10-11 year olds.

See what I did there?

That said... I don't think I've met too many people here who even know the word "subjunctive". (Unless they studied Modern Languages past the age of 16).

Private Eye's "Dumb Britain" column is always entertaining:
[en.wikiquote.org...]

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Msg#: 4655601 posted 4:13 am on Mar 25, 2014 (gmt 0)

See what I did there?

haha.

In human language, you can do the right thing without knowing what it's called.

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Msg#: 4655601 posted 10:05 pm on Mar 25, 2014 (gmt 0)

To the op, I'd say that's scary . However, I'm sure that is the minority, here's hoping.

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