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In rec.radio.amateur.antenna Gareth's Downstairs Computer wrote:
On 27/07/2017 19:36, wrote:
In rec.radio.amateur.antenna Guy G4DWV 4X1LT wrote:
On Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:06:57 -0000, just as I was about to take a
herb,
disturbed my reverie and wrote:

The dictionary is the authority on the correct spelling of words

So one chooses the dictionary that matches one's argument? Which
dictionary?


The one for the language and dialect you speak, obviously.

So if you consult an American dictionary you would start calling
fringes "bangs"? YUCK and BIG SPIT.


One would consult an American dictionary only if one wanted the American
meaning and spelling of a word, obviously.

They are not "movies", but "films".

Don't get me started at the misuse of the singular and plural cases of
verbs when discussing singular entities. For example, "the
Conservative Party are...", WRONG!

I feel better now. Thanks Gareth for providing a thread in which I can
vent my spleen.


The thing at the front of the car is called a hood and the thing at the
back of the car is a trunk.

Boots are what cowboys wear on their feet and bonnets are what the cowboy's
lady wears to church.



Jim Pendulumino seems to be a rebel without a cause, arguing
for the sake of the argument.


Shove the name calling up your ass, uneducated **** head.

Do you know that the English language has changed a bit since the time of
Shakespeare?

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In rec.radio.amateur.antenna Gareth's Downstairs Computer
wrote:
On 27/07/2017 19:36, wrote:
In rec.radio.amateur.antenna Guy G4DWV 4X1LT wrote:
On Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:06:57 -0000, just as I was about to take a
herb,
disturbed my reverie and wrote:

The dictionary is the authority on the correct spelling of words

So one chooses the dictionary that matches one's argument? Which
dictionary?

The one for the language and dialect you speak, obviously.

So if you consult an American dictionary you would start calling
fringes "bangs"? YUCK and BIG SPIT.

One would consult an American dictionary only if one wanted the American
meaning and spelling of a word, obviously.

They are not "movies", but "films".

Don't get me started at the misuse of the singular and plural cases of
verbs when discussing singular entities. For example, "the
Conservative Party are...", WRONG!

I feel better now. Thanks Gareth for providing a thread in which I can
vent my spleen.

The thing at the front of the car is called a hood and the thing at the
back of the car is a trunk.

Boots are what cowboys wear on their feet and bonnets are what the cowboy's
lady wears to church.



Jim Pendulumino seems to be a rebel without a cause, arguing
for the sake of the argument.


Shove the name calling up your ass, uneducated **** head.

Do you know that the English language has changed a bit since the time of
Shakespeare?


My dear American friends, I'm very sad to say that Gareth has a severe
mental disorder and it's a complete waste of your time trying to be
reasonable with him. He simply cannot communicate on any kind of human
level. You're best off ignoring the wretched lunatic, tbh.

--
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On 27/07/2017 21:15, wrote:
In rec.radio.amateur.antenna Gareth's Downstairs Computer wrote:
On 27/07/2017 19:36,
wrote:
In rec.radio.amateur.antenna Guy G4DWV 4X1LT wrote:
On Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:06:57 -0000, just as I was about to take a
herb,
disturbed my reverie and wrote:

The dictionary is the authority on the correct spelling of words

So one chooses the dictionary that matches one's argument? Which
dictionary?

The one for the language and dialect you speak, obviously.

So if you consult an American dictionary you would start calling
fringes "bangs"? YUCK and BIG SPIT.

One would consult an American dictionary only if one wanted the American
meaning and spelling of a word, obviously.

They are not "movies", but "films".

Don't get me started at the misuse of the singular and plural cases of
verbs when discussing singular entities. For example, "the
Conservative Party are...", WRONG!

I feel better now. Thanks Gareth for providing a thread in which I can
vent my spleen.

The thing at the front of the car is called a hood and the thing at the
back of the car is a trunk.

Boots are what cowboys wear on their feet and bonnets are what the cowboy's
lady wears to church.



Jim Pendulumino seems to be a rebel without a cause, arguing
for the sake of the argument.


Shove the name calling up your ass, uneducated **** head.


QED?




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On Thu, 27 Jul 2017 15:44:49 +0100, Gareth's Downstairs Computer
wrote:

Remember that the Yanks' spelling is atrocious
and they do not really speak English, for example,
"colour" and "centre",


Copied, approximately, from French. At least Noah Webster went
directly to the Latin source for his spelling.

so they may be excused
for their bad spelling of, "antennae".

However, there is no cause for we Brits to
take on board crass Americanisms.


I doubt if even the Americans would be so crass as to follow a
preposition with a nominative (subject) pronoun.
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On Thu, 27 Jul 2017 15:44:49 +0100, Gareth's Downstairs Computer
m wrote:

Remember that the Yanks' spelling is atrocious
and they do not really speak English, for example,
"colour" and "centre",


Copied, approximately, from French. At least Noah Webster went
directly to the Latin source for his spelling.

so they may be excused
for their bad spelling of, "antennae".

However, there is no cause for we Brits to
take on board crass Americanisms.


I doubt if even the Americans would be so crass as to follow a
preposition with a nominative (subject) pronoun.


Certainly not people like you and I.

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Ian


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