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You pay peanuts, you get … (A follow-up)

February 11, 2013

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It had to happen sooner or later, I suppose. On the first day of the Chinese New Year (Year of the Black Snake, no less), someone sent LEOS an email commenting off-site about our last post (“You pay peanuts, you get … a punch in the googlies,” 05 Feb 2013) that it was:— hard to […]

You pay peanuts, you get … a punch in the goolies

February 5, 2013

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THIS was originally a post on The Naked Listener’s Weblog, dated 25 March 2011. I thought it’s high time to revive this as a crosspost here because I’m seeing the same kind of stuff is on the rise again over the past fortnight or so. (Parts of the original post have been amended for clarity, […]

Oppressive language

September 18, 2010

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Hypercorrect grammaticality produces oppressive language.

Control and accusations

September 10, 2010

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Anyone want to hazard a guess what this sign is about? Why is this sign hard to understand on first sight? Why is it also wrong grammatically and meaning-wise? How would you rewrite it? (Henderson Land construction site at 500 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong)

Picking tenses

September 2, 2010

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English tenses are not for picking on a whim. You just can't pick and use any ole' tense to use just because you're too much of a dumbferk to realise you're doin' it wrong.