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While the rest of the EU’s supporters have threatened to boycott the commemorative coin for self-harming the nation they see it symbolizes, others still insist that the 50-pence note should be shunned because it’s not grammatical
The coin put into circulation on January 31, states Peace, prosperity, and friendship with all nations.
About three million Brexit will be available across the UK from Friday, with another seven million to be added later this year.
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So I have always thought and still believe in the passion of a person with a knuckle that makes mistakes in grammar. I mean this is metaphorical – no bloody fingers – but using incorrect grammar is the eighth deadly sin in my childhood home.
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I don’t think this is due to aging (silence) but to our growing sluggishness in new ways of communication. We can also blame social media for this, especially Twitter. When you only have 140 characters to create a point, why waste a character on a comma?
Fortunately, I have the editors to scan behind me and make sure all my commas are in order, even though they (and I, obviously) sometimes miss something, even lice (gasping!) Recently a disagreement about the subject/verb. Everything!
Yes, it is a paragraph, intentionally incorrect in the service of the KP style, in contrast to the AP style (Associated Press), which is the last word for most newspaper copy editors.
In my personal stylebook, developed for nearly 30 years of column writing, it’s great to use the wrong grammar. But it is not right to misuse a word, such as above, up there where one should use the Oxford Comma Appreciation Society Est 1912 Vintage Retro Shirt, Tank Top, Hoodie.
If you’re lucky (and maybe older), you’ve learned these things at school, along with multiplication tables. They have imprinted on your brain so that the correct answer appears relatively quickly and accurately.
Not so for the younger generation, who’ve had suspicious benefits throughout their lifetime on spelling and grammar checking, as well as handheld devices. It may not matter how a person makes a sum or a sentence, but it’s my pleasure to worry about such things. Mental function quickly states that 9 times 9 is 81 without the benefit of a computer, besides being strangely satisfying, providing periodic reassurance that the brain is provided with enough oxygen.
Any synapse is related to that exact if parrots computation besides doing something good for noggin. Calisthenics for the brain, perhaps? Then, what is not happening in the mind missing these daily exercises? The correct answer is Google, but I will leave it to my dear readers while I return to the Oxford Comma Appreciation Society Est 1912 Vintage Retro Shirt, Tank Top, Hoodie.