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Pedantry is not an animate object and therefore it can't live or kick. :)

 

Whilst we are nit-picking, if we are to continue in a pedantic vein, it is better to avoid contractions - unless of course, one is enceinte. For that matter, it is also desirable to avoid using foreign words when not strictly necessary.

 

I suppose that this serves to remind me (as much as anyone else here) that when one points a finger at someone, there are always three fingers pointing back at oneself.

 

Best wishes for a successful surgery - and a speedy recovery, Gareth.

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Whilst we are nit-picking, if we are to continue in a pedantic vein, it is better to avoid contractions - unless of course, one is enceinte. For that matter, it is also desirable to avoid using foreign words when not strictly necessary.

 

I suppose that this serves to remind me (as much as anyone else here) that when one points a finger at someone, there are always three fingers pointing back at oneself.

 

Best wishes for a successful surgery - and a speedy recovery, Gareth.

 

 

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I'm a great believer in conviction politics, and I only ever see two fingers pointing back at me.

 

MM

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Surely something is either correct or incorrect. I wasn't aware that there existed degrees of correctness. :)

 

 

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Things can be almost right, but nothing can ever be perfect. Only God is perfect, as my English teacher used to remind me.

 

MM

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Things can be almost right, but nothing can ever be perfect. Only God is perfect, as my English teacher used to remind me.

 

MM

 

I have always regarded "correctness" and "rightness" as being different entities, although their dictionary definitions afford them equal status. It is easy to be correct, but less easy to be right.

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I have always regarded "correctness" and "rightness" as being different entities, although their dictionary definitions afford them equal status. It is easy to be correct, but less easy to be right.

 

 

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I'm not sure that Prof Stephen Hawkins would agree with you, but I like your version, because it means that being politically correct is not necessarily the same as following the path of righteousness, and that God isn't necessarily a politician.

 

Perspectives are so important, don't you think?

 

Mention fast-food to a boy I know, and he immediately thinks of greengrocer's displays and bottles of milk on door-steps.

 

MM

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It took me 7.5 seconds to realise that the fugue subject of the "Great" G Minor exceeds an octave.

 

 

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According to Grace, the subject was used for an examination - presumably improvising a fugue - but had to be modified to keep it within the octave.

 

 

Peter

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