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Fishsta

Active Member
Anybody like Bombay Bad Boy Pot Noodles?

Their spelling's atrocious too.

"You and Who's Army?" is what it says on the packet of hot sauce.

"You and Who is army?"
"You and Who has army?"

It should, of course, be "whose".
 

Mrs Fruity

Member
All I can say is definitely!!! (And to prove it I'll say it again - definitely, definitely, definitely!!)

Can't believe I spelt is wrongly in my original post!!??!!
 

MoominDave

Well-Known Member
Fishsta said:
Anybody like Bombay Bad Boy Pot Noodles?

Their spelling's atrocious too.

"You and Who's Army?" is what it says on the packet of hot sauce.

"You and Who is army?"
"You and Who has army?"

It should, of course, be "whose".

"You and the army that is the property of who?" which of course is usually rendered as "whose", as you say. Another one of those exceptions where the apostrophe failed to force its way in.

I think I can live with this difference of opinion!

Dave
 

JessopSmythe

Active Member
PeterBale said:
As for the question of so-called "txt-spk" I do find it annoying, but then that's probably my age catching up on me!

I'm a bit younger than you, Peter, but I hate "txt-spk" too. I don't even use it when texting!
 

Trom41821

Member
If mispelling is such an issue how feasible is it to add a spell checker to the site?

I'll try and dig this out from work but a linguist somewhere has proven that many people don't actually need the word(s) to be spelt correctly we just see patterns and shapes. It also apeared in the latest "Teacher" magazine. :)
 

Big Twigge

Active Member
Alas, I too was one of the people who wasn't taught grammar. Both my spelling and grammar are awful, please can we have a spell checker to sort me out.
**if thats not feasible, if one of the mods would just like to go through all my posts and check them for me it would me most appreciated.
 

MoominDave

Well-Known Member
As a fellow member of the 'lost generation', I may be talking rubbish here, but isn't the whole subject of formal English grammar supposed to be an attempt by tedious 18th century pedants to treat English (messy language with lots of irregularities) as if it were Latin (much more strictly defined - in the written language anyway)? It sounds a particularly foolish enterprise, and one that gave us such gems as 'Never split an infinitive'; in Latin (or so I'm told - it wasn't fashionable to teach us that either), it is impossible to split an infinitive - 'to go', say, is just one word, so the pedants decided that, Latin being the "perfect" language, it should be decreed that "to boldly go" was an invalid construction in English. I think it was because of nonsenses of this type that the teaching of formal grammar in schools fell into decline.

Anyway, enough tangential rubbish.

Dave
 
not being disrespectful to all that has been said but I am more interested in what people have to say rather than their spelling :wink:
 

lynchie

Active Member
i've never before known what was meant by splitting an infinitive. I didn't even know what an infinitive was!
 

PeterBale

Moderator
Staff member
Fishsta said:
Anybody like Bombay Bad Boy Pot Noodles?
"You and Who's Army?" is what it says on the packet of hot sauce.

"You and Who is army?"
"You and Who has army?"

It should, of course, be "whose".

Of course, if it were Chinese noodles, it could always be "Woo's Army" :wink: :lol: :lol:
 

PeterBale

Moderator
Staff member
lynchie said:
i've never before known what was meant by splitting an infinitive. I didn't even know what an infinitive was!

Isn't it one of those ordinary stamps that just have the queen's head on :?: :wink: :lol:
 

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