One which is not unique to you, which might possibly be a slightly comforting thought.
Well, ish. Except that if it means people who care are suffering it, that seems like something I would not wish on them.
The BBC are a rich source of malapropism and incoherence.
"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
I can recommend you another, too
Ahem - “The BBC is…”, shurely?
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.
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”…
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.
Maybe they meant to write “definately”? [sic]
They really could make the effort to get their spelling errors right. Double stupid.
It’s not that hard when you get every spelling mistake underlined in red like wot I do.
Yeah, but also every word like pleonastic or spathic or sesquipedalian that the machine doesn’t know.
I tend to know those if I use them. It’s words liek teh and threr that I get wrong.
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.
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?
Ya’d think, wouldn’t you?