Re: Clearly I've missed something but
You have to get multiple ferries to do your shopping?
59 posts • joined 22 Oct 2015
"the hoi polloi"
Can't believe I'm responding to a post from amfM 1. First (and likely last) time ever. <pedant>"Hoi" in this context means much the same as "the" in English so "the hoi polloi" is tautological</pedant>.
Somebody buy me a beer whilst I drown my sorrows with a well-overdue dose of Aristophanes. (If you buggers won't, I'll have to schlepp it to ScotMid and get some myself :-) )
And she appears to have been accompanied by her married sister, Mrs. Fanny Grammar-Logic. "...between July and August" is (to my pedantic mind, at least) a slightly unhappy use of "between" and indicates a time interval of exactly zero seconds. Perhaps "...in July and August" instead?
Forgive me: it's been a shit of a day and I'm on my second dram.
Fuck me, but you're such a self-centred twat, jake. Almost every sentence, every pronouncement begins with I: I have, I owned, I used, I'm the boss of, etc. et ad nauseam. I remember you recommending "wild-caught yeast" for a recipe. Wild-caught feckin yeast? To an audience of techies who mostly llive in massive conurbations? If I remember right, you live in Sonoma. I don't know how the "no" sneaked in.
I was going to wade into the orient/orientate debate (@dbtx - like your line about the horror being upon you, but orientate is, alas, all too real), but @Ashley_Pomeroy broke my spirit with the priceless "Besides, you shouldn't use the word 'orient'. It's racist."
Ach, sod it - I'll wade in anyway. "Orientate" is a back-formed verb from the noun "orientation", from the verb "to orient", meaning to align relative to a compass point or similar. Orient is racist? FFS.
Next thing we'll know, he'll be telling us to use "burglarize". Get a dictionary, and get a grip.
When I was growing up in the Western Isles in the 60s/70s, a bloke from the Council used to come round once a fortnight to collect the rent. After I went to Sheffield Uni and had my eyes opened to the wicked world, I was home on holiday and he turned up. My mother said "Oh, here's the rent boy." I gently tried to explain what a rent boy actually was, but she shrugged it off and said "He'll always be the rent boy to me."
Paris because, well, vaguely in the same area...
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