All entries for Monday 21 February 2005
February 21, 2005
Wonder what we would find if we compared the exam performance and general essay marks of people who get the sun in the morning and those who do not.
I don't get the sun in the morning. :(
It was really nice in the kitchen earlier as it snowed and became sunny at the same time. Sometimes I think I could spend all day in the kitchen: it certainly gets enuff sun for a room that is usually empty.
is, without a shadow of a hint of a doubt, a chick flick.
(High Fidelity is a chick flick) => (Child's Play is a kid's movie)
Would be interested in a proof or some support for this theorem! ;)
that can often be replaced by the word 'thing' or some short phrase of similar blandness:
Best avoid these words until their meanings settle down:
A sensitive Tockle-flatmate of mine has expressed the opinion that I look bored all the time. This would not be a problem except another person here agrees and they both live close enough to hold such an opinion.
This is really fairly worrying. :)
Taken from fourth edition of "The Complete Plain Words" by Sir Ernest Gowers and revised by Sir Bruce Fraser.
For your pedantic pleasure:
"We wrote on the 12th May asking for an urgent report regarding the above contractor's complaint, this was followed up on the 24th May by a telephone call."
"You may not be aware that a Youth Employment Service is operating throughout the country, in some areas it is under the control of the Ministry of Labour and National Service and in others of the Education Authorities."
Anyone have a problem with this use of commas?