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I know I'm among friends when it comes to apostrphe bloopers.  Here's one I spotted last week in a town called Olhão in southern Portugal:

 

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Why are more than one house called Houses when more than one Mouse is called Mice,should more than one house be called Hice or should more than one Mouse be called Mouses? as soon as this rain stops I can get out and stop thinking too much

 

Rog

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It could be argued that Prince Charles, bless him, thinks one house is called 'hice'! ;)

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As regards apostrophes, it drives me potty when they appear in the wrong place. I suppose I have a bee in my bonnet about them. So many people don't seem to understand how to use them!  :wacko:

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Strange language we have,That idiot James Corden has just been on some telly advert driving an old Merc spinning round until the car slots into a parking space and he say's "that why they call me the parking MARSTER" what the hell is a marster and why does he have to add the letter "R" in the middle of Master,I do wish it would stop raining then I could go out and not worry about all these important problems we face

 

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It's bank holiday Monday, Rog. Rain is obligatory! It's a day for staying in and doing chores! 

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Is it Sponge or is it Spunge? why are pronunciations so different to the spellings?

 

Rog

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I think I managed to edit that MI, I must get this smellchecker working

 

Rog

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Don't you dare, CT! I shall be grossly upset, out of sorts all week and probably start writing disgraceful poems about Ben...which will annoy Chulla. There, see what you've started.  :wacko:

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Gerronweit Jill.  I always enjoy your disgraceful poem''s about Ben.  I don'''t care if Chulla don''t like it.  smile2

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4 hours ago, Cliff Ton said:

Part of me wants to change the title of this thread to Apostrophe's.

 

Gerronwi'it then! :)

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But you know, the worst offenders of apostrophe misuse are the ones who just don't gerrit. 

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I just got two like's in facebook! smile2

 

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The inventor of autocorrect has died. I didn't even know he was I'll.

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Ah the feral apostrophe, little bugger's get everywhere.

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Saw these two comments in the same thread on faceache this morning:

 

Billy Lincoln Benny hill makes me I'llanage
 
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Billy Lincoln Benny hill was a good comedian but some his joke's were a bit below the beltanage
 

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Feral Apostrophes rule, UK....not to mention missing capitals!

 

 

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Deplorable Compo ! Poor education, such as too much insistence on 'self expression', Humanities, and other Mickey Mouse subjects !

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Well said, that man!

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4 hours ago, FLY2 said:

Deplorable Compo ! Poor education, such as too much insistence on 'self expression', Humanities, and other Mickey Mouse subjects !

 

Humanities in secondary school is History, Geography and RE!    I don't think they are Mickey Mouse subjects...

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What's wrong with calling them History, Geography and RE then. A fancy name to attract the impressionable. 

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There are at least 11 subjects that come under the classification of 'humanities' so it requires a collective name to summarise them. 

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