The pedantic, speeling and grammer thread's

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  1. gethinceri

    gethinceri Daniil Kvyat Fan. Alfa Romeo Fan. Contributor

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    ROFL
     
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  3. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles Banned Contributor

    Damn it...
     
  4. teabagyokel

    teabagyokel #dejavu Valued Member

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    I thought the Andrew Mitchell/police nonsense ("plebgate") should have been called "gategate".
     
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  5. Bill Boddy

    Bill Boddy Professional layabout Premium Contributor

    I heard it again - head-butt.
     
  6. The Pits

    The Pits Harumph. Again. Valued Member

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    But the original incident was Watergate, named after the Watergate hotel, so surely it should have been "Watergate gate" if the naming convention that sprung forth was to have been correct, otherwise, incidents should now be "Mephistopheles Watergate"
     
  7. Titch

    Titch Champion Elect Premium Contributor

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    Is that actually Mephistopheles standing in front of those Hellgates?
     
  8. ExtremeNinja

    ExtremeNinja Karting amateur Contributor

    I'm pretty sure I have posted this before but... arrrgggghhhh

    "Inter-team battle" - Battle between rival teams
    "Intra-team battle" - Battle within a single team
     
  9. Bill Boddy

    Bill Boddy Professional layabout Premium Contributor

    Quite right ExtremeNinja, the last place I worked at we had an internet connection and also used an intranet. The twain were never allowed to meet.
     
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  10. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles Banned Contributor

    I have an issue with this FiA document.

    http://184.106.145.74/f1-championship/f1-2014/f1-2014-06/Formula One Monaco Grand Prix 2014 Document - 54.pdf

    The bit where it says Fact.

    Can you have an alleged fact?
     
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  11. soccerman17

    soccerman17 Race Winner

    Well that means its not necessarily a fact, but someone may state that it is a fact, making it an alleged fact until confirmed.
     
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  12. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles Banned Contributor

    Oh okay..:dunno: Is that why there is so much ambiguity in the sporting and technical regulations?
     
  13. Bill Boddy

    Bill Boddy Professional layabout Premium Contributor

    Because they are not written by educated Britons? To leave holes for Newey to wriggle through? Because the FIA is incompetent (not very likely)?
     
  14. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles Banned Contributor

    Well personally I would exchange the word "Fact" with the word "Case"
     
  15. ExtremeNinja

    ExtremeNinja Karting amateur Contributor

    It is a fact that there was an allegation.
     
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  16. Jen

    Jen Here be dragons. Contributor

    If you want to make a point then spell and punctuate accurately. Gravitas, especially in this World, is important when making a statement - albeit flawed. If peeps think that you are educated, they will accept an alien idea if couched grammatically..

    In the same vein, if you are talking about a particular driver get his name right!

    Handy tip number 24 :dunno:
     
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  17. F1Yorkshire

    F1Yorkshire Avatar for sale to the highest bidder Contributor

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    Can someone with a better grasp of the English written language than myself analyse this line taken from formula 1.com
    http://www.formula1.com/news/features/2014/10/16454.html
    Is Williamses the correct plural for Williams?
     
  18. Brogan

    Brogan Leg end Staff Member

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    I believe that is correct.

     
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  19. The Pits

    The Pits Harumph. Again. Valued Member

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    Those Williamses!!
     
  20. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    Would have scanned more easily if they had written "both Williams cars"
     
  21. Bill Boddy

    Bill Boddy Professional layabout Premium Contributor

    siffert_fan wrote "a rather unique WW2 film".
     

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