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Offline Lew Hartswick

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Re: Is it time to pack in for the day when.....
« Reply #30 on: August 19, 2022, 01:26:54 PM »
Marv that bit
Phonetic spelling doesn't work very well in a language where a word like 'fish' can be spelled 'ghoti'.

'gh' from 'enough'
'o' from 'women'
'ti' from 'nation'
Takes me back about 50 some years to the older engineer in our office. He told me that one.
   ...lew...  I've even used it a few times

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Re: Is it time to pack in for the day when.....
« Reply #31 on: August 19, 2022, 03:46:30 PM »
Marv that bit
Phonetic spelling doesn't work very well in a language where a word like 'fish' can be spelled 'ghoti'.

'gh' from 'enough'
'o' from 'women'
'ti' from 'nation'
Takes me back about 50 some years to the older engineer in our office. He told me that one.
   ...lew...  I've even used it a few times

The 'ghoti' spelling is almost universally attributed to George Bernhard Shaw.  However, recent research has found it in articles published before Shaw was born.  Regardless, it's still a wonderful encapsulation of the difficulties of English orthography.

Shaw still remains one of my favorite masters of the pithy (and often barbed) quote...

The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.

Fashion: Nothing but an induced epidemic.

NEWSPAPERS: (A device) unable... to discriminate between a bicycle accident and the collapse of civilization.

Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it.

Democracy substitutes selection by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
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Re: Is it time to pack in for the day when.....
« Reply #32 on: August 19, 2022, 05:07:16 PM »

Shaw still remains one of my favorite masters of the pithy (and often barbed) quote...


As an American I hope you also appreciate Mark Twain  :naughty:



Microsoft tells me you have spelt  favorite wrong  :thinking: Can't be Queen's English  :ShakeHead:

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Re: Is it time to pack in for the day when.....
« Reply #33 on: August 19, 2022, 08:09:53 PM »

Shaw still remains one of my favorite masters of the pithy (and often barbed) quote...


As an American I hope you also appreciate Mark Twain  :naughty:



Microsoft tells me you have spelt  favorite wrong  :thinking: Can't be Queen's English  :ShakeHead:

Jo
I never learned the Queen's English, never met the lady!   :Lol:

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Re: Is it time to pack in for the day when.....
« Reply #34 on: August 19, 2022, 09:00:46 PM »
She is a wonderful lady, whose attributes cannot be adequately describe with just words  :)

She is however a little shorter than you might expect for someone of her status,  but everyone looks up to her ;)

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Re: Is it time to pack in for the day when.....
« Reply #35 on: August 20, 2022, 01:54:49 AM »
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