Use and abuse. Oh, and prejudice

Bronzed baby gloves?

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Bronze goat shoes?

I have been claimed as a seating place by a snow leopard

Sossige butties today I think

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Delicious with a cup of tea or custard.

The woman was discussing ginger buns but even so…

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The proof of the pudding

Without the next line drive me scatty

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should be at least 140.

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The version that drives you scatty is probably ’the proof is in the pudding’. And yeah, me too.

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That’s it Gus

Why is it that things where folk are trying to display a half decent grasp of English only serve to show the lack of knowledge they have?

Signed an English speaking snob!

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It’s an old problem. Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch aka Q published a book in 1916 called On the Art of Writing in which he spent a certain amount of effort pointing out what bad style, and how pretentious, it was to use long words all the time to show off the fact that you knew them. It’s marginally worse to use long words very slightly wrong all the time to prove that you don’t know them, of course.

Mrs Malaprop is an early (1775) example of the vulgar, in error; Dogberry (?1598-9) an even earlier one.

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Is it similar to those in exams who use reams of paper where a more concise answer is quite sufficient to ensure a complete answer and less irritated exam marker

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“I have made this [letter] longer, because I have not had the time to make it shorter.” — Blaise Pascal

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From elseboard, part of the foaming torrent of KPoW drivel:
she […] is not going to throw her staff under the bus or her husband for that matter

One does in that case rather wonder what the parlour maids are for.

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Here’s a fun way to spend a weekend:

Key High-Level Points in EMRA’s S3 submission include the following considerations for S3;

• Set a clear vision for Ireland’s S3 as a ‘living’ document that provides for ‘place-based’ oversight of research and innovation (R&I) performance and apply a ‘bottom up’ approach in alignment with the Regional Spatial and Economic Strategies (RSESs) by Ireland’s 3 Regional Assemblies, creating a new opportunity for the regional level to play a strengthened role linking national and local R&I efforts. as recommended by the Hunter Report: ‘Expert advice and support on Smart Specialisation Strategy (RIS3) in Ireland’

A “bottom up” approach to “RSES” almost makes it worthwhile…

Unfortunately there’s 31 pages of this fuckology and I have to try and make sense of it in order to help the Boss submit an application for one of her students by noon on Tuesday.

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This is my own typo; I typed it. It is 100% genuine, and I am very proud. And the cat is doing zoomies; now you might call that coincidence, but I know it is tribute to my inadvertent genius.

Oh, the typo?

calaminge lotion

[bows]

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Does the lotion calm a hyperactive pussy?

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That might, of course, have been what she was afraid of.

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Of course a lotion is not to be confused with an embrocation.

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