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Offline Newportnobby

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Re: Spelling
« Reply #30 on: April 19, 2012, 10:19:46 PM »
Saw a white van on the way home tonight. Emblazoned on the side:-

2 men with Luton van for removal hire.
Special rates for AOP's and those on benifits.
Promt and freindly service.

 ??? ::) :o

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Re: Spelling
« Reply #31 on: April 20, 2012, 12:41:14 AM »
Whats an apostrophee ! ?

Weren't they them fella's that followed Jesus about in the Bible...... ??? ;D

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Re: Spelling
« Reply #32 on: April 20, 2012, 10:16:47 AM »
Saw a white van on the way home tonight. Emblazoned on the side:-

2 men with Luton van for removal hire.
Special rates for AOP's and those on benifits.
Promt and freindly service.

 ??? ::) :o
Indeed.

A fine endorsement of our modern educational system.

All power to the teachers.

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Re: Spelling
« Reply #33 on: April 20, 2012, 04:29:51 PM »
Saw a white van on the way home tonight. Emblazoned on the side:-

2 men with Luton van for removal hire.
Special rates for AOP's and those on benifits.
Promt and freindly service.

 ??? ::) :o
Indeed.

A fine endorsement of our modern educational system.

All power to the teachers.

I dunno they spelt 2 correctly  :smiley-laughing:
Is féidir tú a choinneáil ar eascainí an madra nó is féidir a lasadh coinneal duit

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Re: Spelling
« Reply #34 on: April 20, 2012, 10:37:16 PM »
There's a professionally signwritten van near me that is owned by a builder who apparently does "extentions". I wonder if that's the same as building an extension but involves more "t"-drinking?  ;D

Greengrocers' delight.....apple's. Pear's etc.  I lost count of how many examples I have seen. You would think that the companies who do the sign work would have some idea where to shove it.


Saw this in East London today and thought of you  ;)



Official council sign as well !!  :smiley-laughing:


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« Last Edit: April 20, 2012, 10:38:49 PM by Sprintex »

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Re: Spelling
« Reply #35 on: April 21, 2012, 09:40:20 AM »
There's a professionally signwritten van near me that is owned by a builder who apparently does "extentions". I wonder if that's the same as building an extension but involves more "t"-drinking?  ;D

Professional sign-writers seem to charge extra for checking than for just putting on what was specified.  I guess they get a lot of good repeat business form cheapskates 8)
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Re: Spelling
« Reply #36 on: April 21, 2012, 02:22:33 PM »
Someone at work put a notice on the reminders board that the M.D. had to go to the optitions.
Perhaps they couldn't spell Specsavours ;D

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Re: Spelling
« Reply #37 on: April 21, 2012, 04:14:50 PM »
A couple of years a long serving volunteer left the organisation I now work for, and her department decided to get her and engraved paperweight as part of her leaving gifts.

The shop was handed a printed copy of the wording required, accurate in all aspects. The first attempt had a spelling error (they miss spelt her name), the second went back because 'colleagues' was wrong. They then managed to add the 'grocer's apostrophe' to the third version ('you're' instead of 'your')! 

The fourth (or as they might have put it 'forth') version was finally correct but as they had ruined three paperweights I doubt they had much profit out of the job!!!

(Double checked this post for speeling errors ;D)
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Re: Spelling
« Reply #38 on: April 21, 2012, 04:38:35 PM »
Why are you all going on about words for??????

You should all know the Spelling was the guy who made all those American TV programmes like Dienasty and Dallis eckcetra eckcetra eckcetra.  :evil:  :smiley-laughing:

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Re: Spelling
« Reply #39 on: April 21, 2012, 09:03:11 PM »
I remember an aged aunt of mine who not so long ago worked in a large office and had to teach a school leaver the alphabet so that she could file the letters and invoices into the correct drawers.

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Re: Spelling
« Reply #40 on: May 22, 2012, 07:23:00 PM »
..................The first attempt had a spelling error (they miss spelt her name), the second went back ................

(Double checked this post for speeling errors ;D)

You missed one I'm afraid, it's misspelt (or less commonly used mis-spelt) not miss spelt  :D

I'm sure we had a school teacher called Miss Spelt though.....................
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Re: Spelling
« Reply #41 on: May 24, 2012, 06:07:07 PM »
Drat! I thought I had got away with it... :thumbsup:
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Re: Spelling
« Reply #42 on: May 24, 2012, 08:56:15 PM »
Saw a white van on the way home tonight. Emblazoned on the side:-

2 men with Luton van for removal hire.
Special rates for AOP's and those on benifits.
Promt and freindly service.

 ??? ::) :o
Indeed.

A fine endorsement of our modern educational system.

All power to the teachers.

I dunno they spelt 2 correctly  :smiley-laughing:

Hi

Personally I would disagree, it should be the word two not the numerical 2. Having said that though my English skills are as good as they should be.

Cheers

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Re: Spelling
« Reply #43 on: May 24, 2012, 09:42:12 PM »
Saw a white van on the way home tonight. Emblazoned on the side:-

2 men with Luton van for removal hire.
Special rates for AOP's and those on benifits.
Promt and freindly service.

 ??? ::) :o
Indeed.



A fine endorsement of our modern educational system.

All power to the teachers.

Very sad, but very true unfortunately. :-\



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