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Discussion in 'Personal' started by NellyFUF, Nov 29, 2011.
Anyone like a fallen Laburnam tree?
Its "LABURNUM" dear.
It's "IT'S", dear.
Examples of Skitt's Law out in force tonight.
I don't care how you spell it. Why would I?
But I would like it removed from the lawn.
Mesays that teachers too old to bother to spell check should be able to retire with loads of pension as from the moment they cease to care.
I thought it was a metaphor and that you were the fallen laburnum tree.
(a local wood-burning stove company might know people who would like to saw it up and take it away - otherwise a card in local supermarket? )
If you live anywhere near me, I'll be round with my chain saw!
Yes, I'm like a fallen laburnum tree.
All noble and poignant
Are you dead in the main trunk and toxic in every part?
It's no good for burning apparently because it gives off toxic smoke too. But it is highly sought after for marquetry and wood turning.
Yes, that's me!
I am informed by OH, linguist and English Language A-level teacher, that it don't matter. As nobody knows how to use an apostrophe properly to indicate either an abbreviation or "belonging" the whole thing is effectively dropped.
Eats. Shoots. And who cares.
SPELLING though does matter.
Its your turn again.
It IS 'it's', and it DO matter!
Personally, I think grammar matters more than spelling, but that's a whole new thread.....
How big is this tree?
I don't think grammar or spelling matters that much: it is thought and knowledge that matter the most.
The world is evolving a whole new language, again. The placement of apostrophes and "eirs" will be of little concern to most.
Re the tree! Have you tried freecycle or freegle?
Do you have any neighbours with a chainsaw? Otherwise the council will come and move it.