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  • Invicta2Invicta2 Posts: 663

    Another annoying americanism I hear on the radio a lot is when the interviewer asks the interviewee how they are, and they reply "I'm good" as if boasting of their moral state instead of saying that they are well.

  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    I thought that too.

    But 'well' is an adverb, which describes a verb, whereas 'good' is an adjective, describing a noun, i.e. you/me/him.....   Go figure.  image

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  • WonkyWombleWonkyWomble Posts: 4,376

    Have to add .... "Do the maths" drives me crazy and I have to agree with "like".....example,  "it was so like, so awesome!" Hate awesome! Have banned it outright! If skateboards a "awesome" how exactly will folks describe a visitation by an angel? "Wicked?"

  • DyersEndDyersEnd Posts: 730

    I try very hard not to mind for the sake of my sanity but spelling mistakes make me a bit angry image

  • LynLyn Posts: 21,375
    I think there are a lot of people that need to be out gardening instead of tv watching, listening to every word and pronouciation, and letting it get them riled.

    Life's too short for that, IMO anyway.

    Perhaps some lessons on the use of the apostrophe would be good, because I havent got a clue.

    It's as well not many of you know me, I would definitely be the devils spawn in the English department.

    Just as well we are mostly of an age where we won't have to put up with for a lifetime. so.. We won't need to put up with it for very long.

    Every time there's a thread on a forum like this, I feel that every word I write will be upsetting someone. Are we all up for scrutiny by the clever ones?
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    Apostrophes are really not all that hard.

    They can indicate two things:

    1. a letter or letters missed out such as

    • it's for it is
    • you're for you are

    2. possession:

    • the gardener's trowel (belonging to the gardener)
    • the plant's root (part of the plant)

    including possession by more than one object

    • the flowers' petals (of several flowers)
    • the contributors' hobbyhorses (all we merry contributors)

    The only exception to using apostrophes to indicate possession is when using pronouns: yours, hers, his, its, theirs.

    Simples image


  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 8,343

    Lyn whats IMO? Having spent over 40 years listening to folk doing nursing handovers, I cannot bear it when people start EVERY sentence with UM, I had to turn down radio 4 recently. Also couldnt "OF", EVERTHINK and NOTHINK  I have been gardening, LOTS, cut the grass yesterday, potted on various seedlings!

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,732

    The last time I complained to the BBC about GW being cancelled, I had a reply containing "Gardener's World" I emailed back and said the World was for all gardeners, not just one.

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