English grammar. .

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Not wanting to derail the other post, I put it here!

Gary wrote . .

"Alludes" == Implies, Suggests

"Eludes" == Escapes or Evades.


Gary ;)

Reminded me when someone said they were living in an effluent society. They must stink!:eek: (affluent:D)

In defence of Col, You gotta understand that engineers cannot spell. I am guilty too and often ask my wife who is grammatically literate (is that right?) Grammatitcally literate? She was a secretary anyway and clever with spelling.

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Reminded me when someone said they were living in an effluent society. They must stink!:eek: (affluent:D)
Ah yes Ray, BUT...

What our friends from the Northern hemisphere would not be aware of is that you Melburnians pronounce your A's and E's backwards. So when you say "Effluent" it sounds like "Affluent"!

I await your risposte...hehehe.
 
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Melburnians pronounce your A's and E's backwards.
HAHA! That's easy for you to say! Us Melbournians (note the spelling) are refined and cultured!
How 'bout the queenslanders ending every sentence with . hey!
"Hot today hey!"

Just getting back from the long white cloud make me even more confused! Hey Bro!
Fush ind Cheps for lunch?

hehe Ray
 
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To be fair I've been blessed with a fairly decent analytical brain as well as above average language skills.

Having been born and raised in a German speaking household in French speaking Canada and having attended English speaking schools therein I have been exposed to American, Canadian and UK spellings all my life and have learned to distinguish and use them interchangeably as easily as breathing.

When it comes to spelling my memory is somewhat eidetic and misspelled and misused words leap out of the page when I see them.

In fact, I mainly use spell checkers to catch typos even though I find them unreliable in most instances.

Case in point. In this very message it has flagged the word eidetic as misspelled even though I know the spelling and usage is correct and it is the spell checker that is wrong in this instance.

Anyway, the powers that be made me who I am and all I can do in this world is occasionally jump in as the Grammar Police :D

Gary ;)
 

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BTW, I do enjoy watching and playing along with the UK game show, "Countdown" :D

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My English teacher used to say to me as the class was studying for our English GCE which is or was our National qualification taken in the 5th year of senior school at the age of 16.

......... what is this chicken that walked over your essay?

......... you have no chance of getting your GCE

Yep, straight talking teacher.

Stuck one on him and got my GCE but that did not stop me to go on and get:-

ONC in Engineering
HNC in Engineering
Bachelor of Arts
Batchelor od Sciencs (Hons)
Accepted by my piers to the status of Chartered Engineer

Thus having

BA, BSc (Hons), C Eng, M I Plant E, M S O E, M B I F M.

After my name.

All that and I still am pretty poor at Grammar and my spelling sucks.

I for one do not give a damn, as I nothing to prove to anyone.

Heck on Countdown I regulary beat Carol Vorderman with the Maths.
 

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"pier" == dock or piling set into a shoreline

"peer" == one's social or professional equal

:D

Gary ;)

(professional failure at everything :D :D :D )
 

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Prostate = male sex gland
Prostrate* = a desexed male:eek:

*Who even uses this word?
Don't really know what it is lol . .o_O
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Colour is colour not color.

But English does get worst when pronunciation cones into play.

Bouy is a nautical marker and is pronounced “Boy” and not “”Booie”.

Lieutenent is Lootenent not Leftenent.

Wisewell is a small village about 30 miles from me that has the pronunciation Wisell.

Nowt so strange as English.
 

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/me wants to kick someone's ass at scrabble :D :D :D

Gary ;)
 

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I gorantee I will fralmurize your grobotnik!!! :D :D :D

Gary ;)
 

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"I say, I say, I say" Said the 3 headed man.

That that is, is. That that is not, is not. Is that it? It is.

That that is, is that that is. Not is not. Is that it? It is.

That that is, is that that is not. Is not "is that" it? It is.

That that is, is that that is not, "is not." Is that it? It is.

That is it. . lol ray
 
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