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annc
07-01-2017, 09:37 PM
I have 65 profiles at my library and rarely look at new books I borrow until I get them home because I just grab them from the reservation shelves and issue them to myself.

This is the cover of the one I started reading just now.

Surely someone at Orion, in the US or the UK, knows the difference between 'lay' and 'lie'.

terrie
07-02-2017, 02:43 PM
ROFL!!!!

A recent thread I've been reading at another forum concerns the apparent, becoming increasingly common, misunderstanding of the difference between:

costumer

and

customer


such that, in stores, we are now being helped by a costumer support. I've been wondering if that means that they help you while you do a quick change of costume in the frozen food aisle? '-}}

annc
07-02-2017, 10:47 PM
ROFL!!!!

A recent thread I've been reading at another forum concerns the apparent, becoming increasingly common, misunderstanding of the difference between:

costumer

and

customer


such that, in stores, we are now being helped by a costumer support. I've been wondering if that means that they help you while you do a quick change of costume in the frozen food aisle? '-}}Oh, no! That means it will start happening here. I get that language changes, but the ubiquity of online communication these days means that not only does it change faster, but that the lowest common denominator, i.e. the least literate version, becomes the norm.

I was asked by Facebook this morning to answer a survey on my experiences with FB. One of the questions asked me to tell them how much fun I found FB, with radio buttons to select from 'Extremely Fun down to 'Not at all Fun'.

At the end of the survey, I was offered the opportunity to tell them what I thought of the survey in my own words. So I borrowed from their bastardisation of the language with some of my own:

'Very Fun'? PuhLEEZE!

Thanks, people of the US. I love the word 'PuhLEEZE' and Facebook gave me a perfect opportunity to use it.

Steve Rindsberg
07-03-2017, 02:07 PM
Now I lay me down to die,
I pray the librarian's wrath belay
Whether I've written "lay" or "lie"
Stay Calm and Put The Book Away

terrie
07-03-2017, 02:43 PM
ann: I love the word 'PuhLEEZE' and Facebook gave me a perfect opportunity to use it. LOL!!!

Least literate has indeed become the norm...



Terrie

terrie
07-03-2017, 02:47 PM
Over the past few weeks, I've noticed the odd juxtaposition of stray characters in various Washington Post articles. Usually, they take a second or two to figure out that the misplaced character belongs (generally, and after a space) to the following word.

It's annoying that whatever software The Post is using to fiddle fit the words in a column is not as sophisticated as the human eye but the example in Sunday's Arts & Style section article on Lawrence Ferlinghetti was just incredibly delicious--he was taken in by relatives after his father died and his mother had a mental breakdown.

To wit:

"Her uncle'sex-wife"



Terrie

Steve Rindsberg
07-04-2017, 08:50 AM
Oh, those artsy families ... there's just no TELLING what mischief they'll get up to.

What's next? Transgender munchkins? Oh. Wait ...

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/1f/52/b7/1f52b75cd3235aea16d8f008972697bc.jpg

terrie
07-04-2017, 12:22 PM
LOL!!!


Terrie