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Discussion in 'Personal' started by NellyFUF, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. NellyFUF

    NellyFUF Lead commenter

    Anyone like a fallen Laburnam tree?
  2. NellyFUF

    NellyFUF Lead commenter

    Anyone like a fallen Laburnam tree?
  3. jacob

    jacob Lead commenter

    Its "LABURNUM" dear.
  4. Anonymous

    Anonymous New commenter

    It's "IT'S", dear. [​IMG]

  5. v12


    Examples of Skitt's Law out in force tonight.
  6. NellyFUF

    NellyFUF Lead commenter

    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.
  7. 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? )

  8. If you live anywhere near me, I'll be round with my chain saw!
  9. giraffe

    giraffe New commenter

    Yes, I'm like a fallen laburnum tree.
    All noble and poignant

    and biodegradeable [​IMG]
  10. NellyFUF

    NellyFUF Lead commenter

    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.
  11. giraffe

    giraffe New commenter

    Yes, that's me! [​IMG]
  12. jacob

    jacob Lead commenter

    Its not.
    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. [​IMG]
  13. giraffe

    giraffe New commenter

    It IS 'it's', and it DO matter! [​IMG]
  14. Personally, I think grammar matters more than spelling, but that's a whole new thread.....[​IMG]
    How big is this tree?
  15. 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.
  16. Re the tree! Have you tried freecycle or freegle?
  17. Do you have any neighbours with a chainsaw? Otherwise the council will come and move it.

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