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Sally Swindells February 20th 07 08:52 AM

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Patti wrote:
Ah, but would they allow you to buy two sets of five pounds for $4?

I am the self-appointed UK representative of the apostrophe (and Maths!)
police gg
.
In message , Polly Esther
writes
Please tell your sweetheart about the sign at the grocery today. It
offered
"potato's at $2 for five pounds or $5 for ten pounds". That happens all
the time, I simply try not to look. Polly


I wonder why the words potato/potatoes/tomato/tomatoes seem to cause
such confusion - If apples were for sale they'd be sure to get it right!

Local restaurant had Leek and Potatoe Soup on their very large board
outside. Wondered if the toes wriggled!

--
Sally at the Seaside ~~~~~~~~~~ (uk)
http://community.webshots.com/user/sallyswin

Patti February 20th 07 11:09 AM

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I even wonder about that these days!
..
In message , Sally Swindells
writes
I wonder why the words potato/potatoes/tomato/tomatoes seem to cause
such confusion - If apples were for sale they'd be sure to get it right!

Local restaurant had Leek and Potatoe Soup on their very large board
outside. Wondered if the toes wriggled!


--
Best Regards
pat on the hill

Roberta Zollner February 20th 07 02:18 PM

New Log Cabin Quilt
 
Don't know if I'm more annoyed with the apostrophe or with the math!
Roberta in D

"Polly Esther" schrieb im Newsbeitrag
...
Please tell your sweetheart about the sign at the grocery today. It
offered "potato's at $2 for five pounds or $5 for ten pounds". That
happens all the time, I simply try not to look. Polly

"John" wrote, in part She copy edits signs alongside
the freeway and is a charter member of the apostrophe police. I
sometimes wonder how we ever got together, based on my casual approach
to spelling.






Nancy in NS February 20th 07 02:44 PM

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On 18 Feb 2007 17:08:48 -0800, "John"
wrote:

Well, I just finished my latest quilt. A 66"x 66" lap quilt for my
wife; (the self professed quilting widow). I think it is my best
effort to date. Hope you like it.


Beautiful! You do lovely, precise work. :)

Nancy in NS
http://community.webshots.com/user/loves2quilt

Jessamy February 20th 07 03:07 PM

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I'd be making trouble with the manager about the maths not about the
spelling - I would not appreciate paying $1 more for having twice the
amount - in fact if anything it should be cheaper (normally larger packs are
cheaper per pound than smaller ones)

--
Jessamy
Queen of Chocolate Squishies (and Occasional Liquorice Ones)
In The Netherlands
Take out: _I love the colour_ to reply.
www.geocities.com/jessamy_thompson
http://uk.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/jes...pson/my_photos
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Don't know if I'm more annoyed with the apostrophe or with the math!
Roberta in D



Irrational Number February 21st 07 04:54 AM

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John wrote:

My wife has just published a reference book on revolutionary war
patriots. She [...] is a charter member of the apostrophe police.


I love her! I received a copy of "Shoots, Eats, and Leaves"
for Christmas and have been wholeheartedly enjoying reading
it!

-- Anita --

John February 21st 07 01:20 PM

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On Feb 20, 11:54 pm, Irrational Number wrote:
John wrote:

My wife has just published a reference book on revolutionary war
patriots. She [...] is a charter member of the apostrophe police.


I love her! I received a copy of "Shoots, Eats, and Leaves"
for Christmas and have been wholeheartedly enjoying reading
it!

-- Anita --


I gave that book to her for her birthday. So much for sentimentality.
She loved it by the way.

John


Patti February 21st 07 05:13 PM

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I have it, too!
It was a revelation to the 12 year-old I was tutoring for two years - to
realise that punctuation was not a torture invented by teachers, but a
functional and vital part of the English language g
..
In message om, John
writes
I love her! I received a copy of "Shoots, Eats, and Leaves"
for Christmas and have been wholeheartedly enjoying reading
it!

-- Anita --


I gave that book to her for her birthday. So much for sentimentality.
She loved it by the way.

John


--
Best Regards
pat on the hill

Pat in Virginia February 21st 07 06:07 PM

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Shoots, Eats, and Leaves is terrific. Yesterday I took
a bunch of stuff to the charity shop, and found a NEW
copy of that book. I gladly bought it for just $1.00.
Someone must have gotten it for a gift and was not
pleased. My gain.
PAT in VA/USA

Patti wrote:
I have it, too!
It was a revelation to the 12 year-old I was tutoring for two years - to
realise that punctuation was not a torture invented by teachers, but a
functional and vital part of the English language g
.
In message om, John
writes

I love her! I received a copy of "Shoots, Eats, and Leaves"
for Christmas and have been wholeheartedly enjoying reading
it!

-- Anita --



I gave that book to her for her birthday. So much for sentimentality.
She loved it by the way.

John



Lynnette in San Jose February 21st 07 10:56 PM

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OK, if we're going to talk about this book I have to point out that it
is Eats, Shoots, and Leaves. The whole pun of 'Eats Shoots' is kind
of lost with the title.

Not to pick on anyone but after the 3rd post with the wrong title I
had to speak up. I'm not an editor, just a technical writer!

I once bought a pair of those cheap canvas slip-on shoes with
something like rope for the soles at a discount store. They were
labelled 'shoes' $1 so I always called them my quote shoes unquote.

obligatory quilt topic - I've been working on my Christmas quilt, plus
making batik squares from a LQS BOM. I don't always like their
combinations of batiks, and I'm still looking for another piece of
fabric for the Christmas quilt (hard to find in February!) so I'm
having a lot of SEX.

More about that later....

Lynnette

On Feb 21, 10:07 am, Pat in Virginia wrote:
Shoots, Eats, and Leaves is terrific. Yesterday I took
a bunch of stuff to the charity shop, and found a NEW
copy of that book. I gladly bought it for just $1.00.
Someone must have gotten it for a gift and was not
pleased. My gain.
PAT in VA/USA



Patti wrote:
I have it, too!
It was a revelation to the 12 year-old I was tutoring for two years - to
realise that punctuation was not a torture invented by teachers, but a
functional and vital part of the English language g
.
In message om, John
writes


I love her! I received a copy of "Shoots, Eats, and Leaves"
for Christmas and have been wholeheartedly enjoying reading
it!


-- Anita --


I gave that book to her for her birthday. So much for sentimentality.
She loved it by the way.


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