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  1. And it's not red concrete, it's "sienna" apparently. Surely this alone justifies any and all expense associated with the scheme?
  2. Fuck me, and I thought that I was pedantic! I think I'm beginning to understand now why the use of "re" in Hansard bothered you so much.
  3. You're probably correct because period and full stop are generally interchangeable. Period is more common in America. However, the use of "full stop" more strongly implies the end of a sentence, and the ones in e.g. and i.e. are different. Again, Skitt's Law.
  4. I don't believe I actually corrected anyone's grammar, being all too well aware of Skitt's Law. You don't approve of the reflexive pronoun in that context? Fair enough. Where do you stand on the Oxford comma?
  5. A sign of the times, I'm afraid. I myself react in horror when I see "ie" or "eg" used without the periods, as is apparently the modern fashion; but I'd still be typing "id est" out in full if it was up to me.
  6. Yes, come on China, we've been down this road before somewhere. What's the independent variable?
  7. I'm sure I'd be duly warned if I did it again but that was my first and last such comment, made purely as a post-ironic observation on the nature of censorship. There'll be no more flogging of that dead horse. Thanks for the tip off though.
  8. Aaarrgghh, it's like a "Flat Earth" tribute thread, starring John as Chinahand and Rog as Paul. What's the independent variable?
  9. Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt?
  10. I suppose the feeling's probably mutual, but I despair sometimes that idiots like you are allowed on the internet.
  11. One death's a confirmed suicide, the implication is that the others are also related to "mental health". https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-50522214 From different parts of the organisation too: https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/health/three-eeast-ambulance-staff-reported-dead-in-two-weeks-1-6389401 "More mental health support is something we are pushing for with the Trust," he said. The deaths are understood to be in different parts of the organisation with two announced last week and one this week. Two were frontline workers and one worked in the control room.
  12. I've got Elvis's leg and the jester's shoes. I'm shaking like a flatpack wardrobe.
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