Why I bang on about it….

by NobblySan


22 Comments to “Why I bang on about it….”

  1. It’s also the difference between “Shall we eat, Grandma?” and “Shall we eat Grandma?” 😉 xx


  2. My favorite example of this so far!


  3. Bang on NobblySan!


  4. I meant: Bang on, NobblySan!


  5. Nobody can accuse me of not knowing my Grammar.

    . . . or my Grandfer, come to that !


  6. if one wants to avoid a cock up, the positioning of spaces is just as important as that of commas in conveying the intended meaning of the writer



    • . . . Writing on the West Briton’s Facebook pageWest Briton’s Facebook page this week, Georgie-Tim from the pub said: “Well, it got you’re attention!

      Kernow Bys Vyken ! ! !


  7. And the immortal words of Inspector Grimm in ‘The Thin Blue Line’:
    “I haven’t got time Raymond. I am involved in serious police work. If you get in the way, I’m responsible: your cock up, my arse”


  8. Alright then, “one’s reading glasses”. Bloody pedant!


    • “one’s reading glasses”.

      A punctuation mark should always fall WITHIN the inverted commas.

      (Honestly, the younger generation . . .)


      • Why, thank you kind sir!

        These days, it’s not often that I get referred to as being younger than anyone else, so it’s a rare treat to attract a comment from a truly ancient, decrepit old bastard such as yourself.


        • Embarrasing grammatical mistakes can be easily avoided, Nobbly. Just follow my one golden rule before publishing :

          “Proofread carefully, especially to see if you any words out.”


          • Excellent advice.

            I can now see that I erroneous omitted several words from my last comment.

            By way of a test, let’s see if you can correct the comment, by correctly positioning the following omitted words:

            Anglican Bishop
            Plain brown envelope


            • I’ve had to take to my bed with a serious attack of palpitations after seeing your use of the word “erroneous” instead of its correct form, “erroneously.”

              The midwife said I need a bottle of Whisky serious rest and to avoid “brain-teasers.”


              • I’m sorry to hear about your condition; although I must admit to feeling rather smug at having induced it.

                Unfortunately, this was a genuine slip of the brain, and can’t be blamed on a bloody useless tablet device or a lack of suitable milk bottle bottom glasses.


  9. Eye Halve a Spelling Chequer

    I have a spelling checker.
    It came with my pea sea.
    It plane lee marks four my revue
    Miss steaks aye can knot sea.

    Eye ran this poem threw it,
    Your sure reel glad two no.
    Its vary polished in it’s weigh.
    My checker tolled me sew.

    A checker is a bless sing,
    It freeze yew lodes of thyme.
    It helps me right awl stiles two reed,
    And aides me when I rime.

    Sauce Unknown


    Real sauce http://www.guy-sports.com


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