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I was talking about the horse and cart sign, and the guy that made it left too much space between 'horse' and 'and', and 'and' and cart...
And the completely contrived one about 'had', where someone doing a test used 'had', someone else used 'had had', however the examiner preferred 'had had'.
Smith, where Jones had had "had," had had "had had"; "had had" had had the examiners approval
Comment #2 posted on 2022-02-08 18:32:12 by Dave Morriss
Where Jones had had "had" ...
Thanks for the comment.
The 'had had' things were a favourite of my late father, so they were instilled into my brain from an early age. It was great to be reminded of them, thanks :-)
Comment #3 posted on 2022-02-10 03:23:59 by dnt
Now I think we're seeing some people take the plurals like crises into any plural word that ends in -es, so we're hearing people say "processees". Start talking about processees and I stop listening.
Comment #4 posted on 2022-02-10 22:21:57 by wynaut
I learnt something new here, will listen to the other episodes in this series too.
Comment #5 posted on 2022-02-11 10:22:12 by Dave Morriss
I am also reluctant to listen to people floundering about with these apparently random singulars and plurals. After all there are some amazingly good resources on the internet that explain unusual words and where they came from.
However, I suppose you need some sort of incentive to look.
Comment #6 posted on 2022-02-11 10:26:08 by Dave Morriss
Hope you find the episodes useful, wynaut
Thanks for the comment. I hope you find the whole set of episodes useful.
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