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Post by englishangel » Sat Mar 25, 2006 1:11 pm

graham wrote:
Laura M wrote:'There's no I in Team!' (ah but there is an M and an E)
When you assume you make an ass out of u and me

D'oh!
I deserve a big D'oh, I quoted this one yesterday and got u and me back to front.
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Post by midget » Sat Mar 25, 2006 5:14 pm

Cansomeone please explain the difference between sea change. step change and ordinary plain change?
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Post by jhopgood » Sat Mar 25, 2006 7:52 pm

midget wrote:Cansomeone please explain the difference between sea change. step change and ordinary plain change?
One makes waves, one is straight up or down, and the last is flat.

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Post by J.R. » Sat Mar 25, 2006 9:32 pm

jhopgood wrote:
midget wrote:Cansomeone please explain the difference between sea change. step change and ordinary plain change?
One makes waves, one is straight up or down, and the last is flat.
..........as opposed to short-change, one wonders ?
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Post by UserRemovedAccount » Sat Mar 25, 2006 9:39 pm

J.R. wrote:.........as opposed to short-change, one wonders ?

and how about "all-change"?

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Post by J.R. » Sat Mar 25, 2006 9:43 pm

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J.R. wrote:.........as opposed to short-change, one wonders ?

and how about "all-change"?
........... but is it as good as a rest ???
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Post by midget » Sun Mar 26, 2006 3:35 pm

Thaank you,gentlemen, it's perfectly clear now!

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Post by Richard Ruck » Wed Mar 29, 2006 12:50 pm

One from the C.H. website (they're obviously not immune to this sort of thing...):

"'The Erik Satie Installation Project' is a cross-curricular initiative by staff and pupils of the Music, Drama, English and Art departments, each of whom are responding creatively to the works of the late nineteenth/early twentieth century French composer, Erik Satie. The project was incepted by the School's associate composer, Paul Robinson...."

OK, this word is in the dictionary, but all the same......
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Post by jhopgood » Wed Mar 29, 2006 1:25 pm

Richard Ruck wrote:One from the C.H. website (they're obviously not immune to this sort of thing...):

"'The Erik Satie Installation Project' is a cross-curricular initiative by staff and pupils of the Music, Drama, English and Art departments, each of whom are responding creatively to the works of the late nineteenth/early twentieth century French composer, Erik Satie. The project was incepted by the School's associate composer, Paul Robinson...."

OK, this word is in the dictionary, but all the same......
Not relevant to this thread, but the first time I heard of Erik Satie, it was on a Blood, Sweat and Tears record.

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Post by cj » Wed Mar 29, 2006 9:17 pm

Richard Ruck wrote:Paul Robinson
Him off've 'Neighbours'?
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Post by Ruthie-Baby(old a/c) » Tue Apr 18, 2006 4:55 pm

mr tall wrote:We are not allowed to brain-storm anymore as it is supposed to insult those who have problems that way. I suggested we had concept-tsunamis instead but they didn't think that was much better.
We're supposed to thought-shower instead of braing-storming. Surely everyone knows that?

But then apparently we don't have railway stations, we now have train stations. Even the BBC say that now so I guess my crusade for the railway station is over.
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Post by loringa » Wed Apr 19, 2006 9:25 am

Richard Ruck wrote:Oh yes, another pet hate - I think this use of nouns as verbs is a primarily American habit, isn't it?
I assume it's known as verbising.

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Post by cj » Wed Apr 19, 2006 11:51 am

My husband is a link tutor to one of the satellite colleges affiliated to the University of Plymouth, and when they do the course assessments his position is 'critical friend' ...!!!
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Post by Katharine » Wed Apr 19, 2006 1:21 pm

Richard Ruck wrote:I think this use of nouns as verbs is a primarily American habit, isn't it?
If anyone has any examples please feel free to name and shame.
Perhaps not corporate speak but a lovely example of this happened to us in Malaysia. Our family were staying in a rest house and for breakfast ordered 3 full breakfast and one just ceral and toast. The waiter came to lay the table and looking at us asked the simple question 'Cornflaking?'
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Post by Richard Ruck » Wed Apr 26, 2006 10:11 am

cj wrote:
Richard Ruck wrote:Paul Robinson
Him off've 'Neighbours'?
Who??

(sorry, only just come back to this thread...)
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