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il_principeil_principe Posts: 9,152
edited August 2009 in Commuting chat
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  • jamescojamesco Posts: 687
    If the fella loves apostophes that much he ought to be painting "S't John's Close". Anyway, "St John's Close" can be read as "St John is Close", which is a bit weird, no? :)
  • jongingejonginge Posts: 5,945
    Great Boo's up, Edmund
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  • CiBCiB Posts: 6,098
    And here too... with added reader comments of The Telegraph variety. Dontcha just love 'em?
  • _Brun__Brun_ Posts: 1,740
    JonGinge wrote:
    Great Boo's up, Edmund
    Your ear muffs have fallen down again.
  • CiBCiB Posts: 6,098
    jamesco wrote:
    If the fella loves apostophes that much he ought to be painting "S't John's Close". Anyway, "St John's Close" can be read as "St John is Close", which is a bit weird, no? :)

    ? S't isn't the recognised abbreviation of Saint though, so writing S't would be a bit nuts. Your other point is also invalid.
  • Rich158Rich158 Posts: 2,348
    edited August 2009
    _Brun_ wrote:
    JonGinge wrote:
    Great Boo's up, Edmund
    Your ear muffs have fallen down again.

    Is that a turnip shaped like a thingy :shock:
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  • CorianderCoriander Posts: 1,326
    Bravo to him!

    One of my local stations is St Johns; every time I text National Rail Enquiries and don't need the apostrophe a little bit of me dies.

    I can't find it via Google, but I did read a month or so ago about a Council (around Birmngham, I think) that was phasing out all apostrophes in road signs.

    Sad, very sad.
  • HeadhuunterHeadhuunter Posts: 6,494
    Coriander wrote:
    Bravo to him!

    One of my local stations is St Johns; every time I text National Rail Enquiries and don't need the apostrophe a little bit of me dies.

    I can't find it via Google, but I did read a month or so ago about a Council (around Birmngham, I think) that was phasing out all apostrophes in road signs.

    Sad, very sad.

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  • CorianderCoriander Posts: 1,326
    Yes, i think I'd worked out that I do. There seem to be quite a few of us in this part of the world.
  • Shirley it should be St. John's Close. :twisted: My last house was on King's Avenue. We had an apostrophe and everything. :D
  • Agent57Agent57 Posts: 2,300
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  • il_principeil_principe Posts: 9,152
    Coriander wrote:
    Yes, i think I'd worked out that I do. There seem to be quite a few of us in this part of the world.

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  • artaxerxesartaxerxes Posts: 612
    I always thought St Johns (or is it St John's?) was so close to Lewisham it was hardly worth having a station there. Although St Johns does sound much classier than Lewisham or Deptford!
  • I also find it quite funny that he 'pulled rank' on the soldier that challenged him... I would have enjoyed being a fly on the wall during that conversation.
  • jairajjairaj Posts: 3,009
    Shirley it should be St. John's Close. :twisted: My last house was on King's Avenue. We had an apostrophe and everything. :D

    according to a comment from the first link, you don't need the full stop if the last letter is in the abbreviation eg Dr and Prof.
  • Agent57Agent57 Posts: 2,300
    jairaj wrote:
    you don't

    One doesn't, Shirley? :lol:
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  • Agent57 wrote:
    jairaj wrote:
    you don't

    One doesn't, Shirley? :lol:

    'Surely you can't be serious? '

    'I am serious, and stop calling me Shirley.'

    I love that film. :lol:
  • Agent57Agent57 Posts: 2,300
    I love that film. :lol:

    My favourite exchange comes from Airplane II: The Sequel. Had to Google to get the precise quotation, to get the plays on words correct:

    Witness: Striker was the squadron leader. He brought us in real low. But he couldn't handle it.
    Prosecutor: Buddy couldn't handle it? Was Buddy one of your crew?
    Witness: Right. Buddy was the bombardier. But it was Striker who couldn't handle it, and he went to pieces.
    Prosecutor: *Andy* went to pieces?
    Witness: No. Andy was the navigator. He was all right. Buddy went to pieces. It was awful how he came unglued.
    Prosecutor: *Howie* came unglued?
    Witness: Oh, no. Howie was a rock, the best tailgunner in the outfit. Buddy came unglued.
    Prosecutor: And he bailed out?
    Witness: No. Andy hung tough. Buddy bailed out. How he survived, it was a miracle.
    Prosecutor: Then Howie survived?
    Witness: No, 'fraid not. We lost Howie the next day.
    Prosecutor: Over Macho Grande?
    Witness: No. I don't think I'll ever get over Macho Grande.
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  • symosymo Posts: 1,743
    Ar5ehole is what he is. I know more than a mere corporal albeit one that has served in Afghanistan not in the sixites shooting at poorly armed guerillas.
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  • Jay dubbleUJay dubbleU Posts: 3,159
    Hate people who do air quotes - especially when they usually do it in the wrong place
  • marchantmarchant Posts: 362
    Our town centre has a fairly new shopping area, the maps for which say "Broardwalk".
  • deswellerdesweller Posts: 5,175
    George Bernard Shaw was famously considered the apostrophe to be redundant, making Pygmalion one of the most difficult things I ever read at school. That is pretty good company for town council civil servants et al to be in, is it not?
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