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“I’m looking to get back what I paid”.

Discussion in 'audio' started by narabdela, Nov 28, 2019.

  1. jamington2004

    jamington2004 pfm Member

    “Don't exercise pedantry so much nowadays unless there's a humorous element.”

    Is that an order?
     
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  2. narabdela

    narabdela who?

    “draw” instead of “drawer” belongs on that list. :mad:
     
  3. kennyh

    kennyh pfm Member

    Who actually said this? An Mdac 2 punter?
     
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  4. cubastreet

    cubastreet Espresso Fiend

    It's great with old project cars too.

    Someone buys a "modern classic", discovers the few little spots of rust actually started from the inside, strips all the panels and interior, pulls out the windscreen, puts all the bits in boxes, cuts out a couple of pieces of rust, sticks new steel in with bird poos.

    Then after a couple of years of tripping over the boxes they just want their money back.
     
  5. Jonathan

    Jonathan pfm Member

    strange - the posted phrase might imply that the (equipment) has no value for them ... since they ought not pay for it - either that or the ultimate stance of entitlement. I suppose it's their attempt at trying to show they are not looking to make a profit on the deal ... but even so
     
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  6. ryder

    ryder pfm Member

    Only hifi dealers who trade used gear are qualified to say this. As a matter of fact, they will get more for what they have initially paid.
     
  7. Martyn Miles

    Martyn Miles pfm Member

    I’ve noticed more and more people are saying ‘drawring’ instead of ‘drawing.’
    Even on the hallowed BBC...
     
  8. narabdela

    narabdela who?

    Yes, they’re always talking about “Lawrin Orda”. :confused:
     
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  9. Mike Reed

    Mike Reed pfm Member

    I remember a long and lively discussion with fellow teachers about the past, present and future.

    It was a tense debate.
     
  10. Marky-Mark

    Marky-Mark pfm Member

    The apostrophe struggle is real, but I'd have to put bad and badly right up there with it. You get to lay, lie, lain and laid ... forget about it.
     
  11. Nagraboy

    Nagraboy pfm Member

    The apostrophe struggle is real, but I'd have to put bad and badly right up there with it. You get to lay, lie, lain and laid ... forget about it.[/QUOTE]

    Then/Than. How do people manage to confuse these two words?

    ...And what’s an ‘intergrated amp’? :rolleyes:
     
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  12. Marky-Mark

    Marky-Mark pfm Member

    I think they're made in Instanbul.
     
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  13. booja30

    booja30 pfm Member

    Affect vs effect.
     
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  14. Gaycha

    Gaycha pfm Member

    Raven. ;)
     
  15. Martyn Miles

    Martyn Miles pfm Member

    'Your and you're' I find particularly annoying.
    I find it's getting worse, in all aspects of life.
     
  16. Whaleblue

    Whaleblue Southbound

    Including speech? :)
     
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  17. Whaleblue

    Whaleblue Southbound

    I’m actually on the side of the language pedants (being one myself), as long as it’s done thoughtfully.

    Clearly one hardly knows most posters on pfm, so it’s better to be cautious. Who knows what challenges they face? Dyslexia is not uncommon, for example.

    That said, I find the argument that “languages evolve” annoying. Yes, they do, but it’s when they regress that we need to watch out. Otherwise we’ll be back to “Ug” before we know it.
     
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  18. Martyn Miles

    Martyn Miles pfm Member

    Yes.
    I’m aware language ( and the way it’s spoken ) evolves and changes.
    My problem is that if you’ve been taught to speak and write correctly ( with the proper punctuation )
    things people say and write can annoy intensely.
    As has been said above, we don’t know if a poster is dyslexic.
     
  19. Gaycha

    Gaycha pfm Member

    ...or afflicted by clumsy thumbs auto correct syndrome.
     
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  20. Michael J

    Michael J pfm Member

    I thought it was Laura Norder, and always want to know what Ms Norder has to opine on the matter in question but am seldom if ever enlightened by the report. :(
     
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