Words which might be better used


#61

One which is not unique to you, which might possibly be a slightly comforting thought.


#62

Well, ish. Except that if it means people who care are suffering it, that seems like something I would not wish on them.


#63

The BBC are a rich source of malapropism and incoherence.

For instance
"The puppy, which was left on the doorstep at the Dower House as a mischievous birthday present for Lilian from Matt, has far from cause trouble between Lilian and Justin."

That’s from Hannah Ratcliffe, Assistant Producer of The Archers, at
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thearchers/entries/f02b8a18-e284-48ad-bea6-203818c4f7c2


#64

I can recommend you another, too


#65

Ahem - “The BBC is…”, shurely?


#66

All three initials are, Joe. (grin)

You are of course right, and what I originally meant to write was “people at the BBC”, only I got distracted by having to go and collect the quote and the woman’s name.


#67

Reviving this after reading a flurry of semi-literate posts elsewhere, with pretty well every other writer substituting “loose” for “lose”. It seems to be a particularly American trait. I dread the possibility of a certain Twitter-obsessed person demanding that North Korea “loose their nukes”…


#68

What baffles me is the number of people who write ‘defiantly’ when they mean ‘definitely’. I mean, it’s not even phonetically similar. Thickos the lot of them.


#69

Maybe they meant to write “definately”? [sic]


#70

They really could make the effort to get their spelling errors right. Double stupid.


#71

It’s not that hard when you get every spelling mistake underlined in red like wot I do.


#72

Yeah, but also every word like pleonastic or spathic or sesquipedalian that the machine doesn’t know.


#73

I tend to know those if I use them. It’s words liek teh and threr that I get wrong.


#74

Nooks Shirley?


#75

Of coarse.


#76

I find this phenomena hones in to irritate me everyday, these days. But their you are. The internet is a thought experiment along ‘infinite number of monkeys’ lines.


#77

From the comments on a Grauniad article about Brexit and the return of blue passports:

People are aloud to be proud to be Scottish or Welsh or Irish. So yes I’m proud to be English. I won’t apologise for that and never will.

Wouldn’t someone so proud of their Englishness make an effort to learn the language?


#78

Ya’d think, wouldn’t you?


#79

Here’s something that might interest the offender http://play.bbc.co.uk/play/pen/gj7rr87htv