DJBrenton

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  1. DJBrenton

    Daft, I Call It.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-36590284 "She is thought to be returning via Amsterdam." Really? Is that the wisest route?
  2. DJBrenton

    Chapel Bar

    Good guess. The wall went down Park Row and along Parliament St with a gate at Chapel Bar. edit They uncovered part of the wall at Chapel Bar once. The gate was apparently demolished in 1743 https://sixtiespixnottingham.wordpress.com/nottinghams-medieval-town-wall/ http://www.gatehouse-gazetteer.info/English%20sites/2891.html
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    Chapel Bar

    I remember that still being there into the 80's. Didn't it cross Upper Parliament St to the top of Chapel Bar?
  4. Yes, it's pretty much right across the road from Weekday Cross.
  5. DJBrenton

    Very Sad. Jo Cox

    This puts in question whether or not MP's need to take security measures when meeting members of the public for surgeries. Unbelievable. I'd forgotten about these stories Liberal Democrat Nigel Jones, now a peer, was wounded and his aide Andrew Pennington was stabbed to death in a sword attack at the party's office in Cheltenham in 2000. In 2010, Labour MP Stephen Timms was stabbed twice in the stomach by a woman who tried to kill him for voting for the Iraq war.
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    Standard of English on BBC

    Your parents probably thought the same about you when you were young. Being 'cool' when young has, ever since teenagers were invented in the 50's, been, in part, about using slang, and quite often about acting more 'common' than your parents.
  7. DJBrenton

    John Lewis Flooded

    Get them to take Windows off and install Portholes 10.
  8. DJBrenton

    Changes in our lifetime.

    The first figure, i.e. spending on the elderly can't be compared to years ago as central government devolved £5 billion Attendance Allowance from the DWP to local governments last year. The 1989 and 2004 Children's Acts also moved responsibility for safeguarding children onto the LA's, so it's not necessarily more being spent ( on an inflation adjusted basis) but that it's now down to Local Authorities rather than central government.
  9. DJBrenton

    Chris Evans

    All I know (other than that he annoys me) is that a friend of mine's brother worked with him on local radio in (iirc) Manchester years ago and said that he was a complete **** to anyone 'below' him and sucked up to everyone 'above' him.
  10. DJBrenton

    Bloomin worried today

    I've been having problems loading pages here lately.
  11. DJBrenton

    Standard of English on BBC

    Split infinitives are fine as long as the meaning remains clear just as ending a sentence with a preposition is. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  12. DJBrenton

    Standard of English on BBC

    Sorry to be a pedant Chulla but I do think grammar is important enough not to just leave a misunderstanding on ttable. It is not a modern interpretation but a fine point. The reason swimming pool and thousands of other compound nouns don't appear in your dictionary is because it just isn't big enough. Your copy (unless you have the Complete Oxford, you know the one that fills a whole shelf) will only include common compound nouns when they ARE hyphenated, not every possible combination of words that could become compound nouns without a hyphen. Does yours include coffee table, television stand, car porch or any of the other compounds that follow the same rule as swimming pool? The BBC ( bang on topic) http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/grammar/learnit/learnitv58.shtml When compound nouns function as adjectives, they are normally hyphenated. Compare the following: 'The afternoon was so hot that I decided to go to the open-air swimming pool. I love to eat in the open air in the summer.' 'Air traffic was so dense that afternoon that air-traffic control could hardly cope. I could go on and on with examples from all different sources but I can't find a single one that suggests you should always hyphenate compounds such as swimming pool. Every single one I can find says exactly the same. Time to possibly review a long-held belief?
  13. DJBrenton

    Standard of English on BBC

    What? You don't pronounce your hyphens?
  14. DJBrenton

    Standard of English on BBC

    Sorry but I disagree. It only needs hyphenating when it becomes a compound adjective. On it's own it is a verb and noun i.e a pool for swimming. Out of interest I've just confirmed my belief on several grammar guides. https://www.englishclub.com/grammar/nouns-compound.htm http://www.gsbe.co.uk/grammar-the-hyphen.html http://www.edufind.com/english-grammar/compound-nouns/ All say the same and use swimming pool as an example.
  15. DJBrenton

    Standard of English on BBC

    Hyphens are a really interesting (or maybe dull) case. For example dining room is not hyphenated but it should be when combined with another noun as it becomes a noun-adjective compound, so dining-room furniture. Similarly the examples Chulla gave do not take hyphens when on their own but do if attached to another noun as they become nouns describing other nouns so need to become compound. Swimming-pool lane Laughing-gas cylinder and Washing-line post would all be correct but without the last noun they don't need hyphenating. Like I said, interesting or dull? You decide.