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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:07 pm 
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I'm not sure what a shaken back d is. Where can I hear one?

Do the shaken back and put the freshness back?


Why finish off with a question mark when there is no question being asked, irritating and ironic in equal measure.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:24 pm 
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Just being silly, Rory. I'm sorry it irritated you.

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Just being silly, Rory. I'm sorry it irritated you.

Ah, you're alright , I'll get over it ,in time .

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Here is another example of the BBC's wonderful writing skill (italics mine):

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-40553992 wrote:
Police in India say they have arrested a 60-year-old man who fatally shot his wife for serving his dinner late.

Ashok Kumar came home drunk on Saturday night and got into an argument with his wife, Rupesh Singh, a senior police officer in Ghaziabad city near the capital Delhi, told the BBC.

Sunaina, 55, was taken to hospital with a gunshot wound to her head, but by then she had died, reports said.

Mr Kumar has confessed to his crime and now regrets his actions, Mr Singh said.
Wait - is Singh the policeman, not the wife?

Mr. Kumar - don't expect dinner on time tomorrow, either.


Typically, male Sikhs have the surname Singh (="lion"), while female Sikhs take the surname Kaur (="princess").

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Typically, male Sikhs have the surname Singh (="lion"), while female Sikhs take the surname Kaur (="princess").
Thank you for this information, which no one in all my years attempted to teach me. Perhaps they shouldn't marry, being different species. Now we know what symbols to put on the rest room doors. I suppose as the Lion is sometimes referred to as the King of the Jungle, we have a King and a Princess, both royalty of a sort.


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Typically, male Sikhs have the surname Singh (="lion"), while female Sikhs take the surname Kaur (="princess").
Thank you for this information, which no one in all my years attempted to teach me. Perhaps they shouldn't marry, being different species. Now we know what symbols to put on the rest room doors. I suppose as the Lion is sometimes referred to as the King of the Jungle, we have a King and a Princess, both royalty of a sort.

When my friends Jasbir Singh and Geeta Kaur had their fourth child, the midwife said to Mrs Kaur, "Isn't it about time you two got married?" :)

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A number of Sikhs, in this country certainly, use Singh/Kaur as a middle name, as with our current defence minister, Harjit Singh Sajjan.


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When my friends Jasbir Singh and Geeta Kaur had their fourth child, the midwife said to Mrs Kaur, "Isn't it about time you two got married?" :)


I would have thought that on the other side of the pond, they'd be more used to wives not taking their husbands' last names. It frustrates me that in the US, some things are just more difficult because my wife doesn't share my last name. She carries a copy of our marriage certificate lest something come up that requires her to prove we're married.

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benhall.1 wrote:
When my friends Jasbir Singh and Geeta Kaur had their fourth child, the midwife said to Mrs Kaur, "Isn't it about time you two got married?" :)


I would have thought that on the other side of the pond, they'd be more used to wives not taking their husbands' last names. It frustrates me that in the US, some things are just more difficult because my wife doesn't share my last name. She carries a copy of our marriage certificate lest something come up that requires her to prove we're married.

This was quite some while ago. 30 years? I probably should have mentioned that ...

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I glanced at the label of my shower gel and saw:

Net wt. 13.5 fl. oz. (400 mL)

Fluid ounces and mL are units of volume, not weight. I'm sure that at a major multinational, several people have to sign off on it before it goes to the printer and is pasted onto bottles; I'm surprised none of them caught it.

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chas wrote:
I glanced at the label of my shower gel and saw:

Net wt. 13.5 fl. oz. (400 mL)

Fluid ounces and mL are units of volume, not weight. I'm sure that at a major multinational, several people have to sign off on it before it goes to the printer and is pasted onto bottles; I'm surprised none of them caught it.

That's awful. That's exactly the sort of thing that has me puzzled for days, weeks, and sometimes months on end. Just for peace of mind, I'd have to throw that shower gel away.

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benhall.1 wrote:
chas wrote:
I glanced at the label of my shower gel and saw:

Net wt. 13.5 fl. oz. (400 mL)

Fluid ounces and mL are units of volume, not weight. I'm sure that at a major multinational, several people have to sign off on it before it goes to the printer and is pasted onto bottles; I'm surprised none of them caught it.

That's awful. That's exactly the sort of thing that has me puzzled for days, weeks, and sometimes months on end. Just for peace of mind, I'd have to throw that shower gel away.


It makes the skin of the metrologist in me crawl, but I'm able to keep my professional and personal lives separate.

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For me it's a case of 'can't read it right' even after having checked and found that mL (rather than ml) is normal on your side of the pond.

Why on earth would anyone adopt fonts that don't distinguish between l and 1 (or I and l)?


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You may well have said it in the preceding pages, but the ones that really bug me are when 'then' & 'than' are used in the wrong context. Often makes passages of text unreadable. :(

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