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by imaginaryfriend
February 23rd, 2013, 12:19 am
Forum: Education
Topic: Pedants' corner
Replies: 113
Views: 19403

Re: Pedants' corner

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-21549731 Now this is surreal! Bob Godfrey, animator and creator of the cartoons "Roobarb and Custard", "Henry's Cat" (who the hell was Henry anyway?), and "Noah and Nelly in the Skylark" died yesterday, 2 (or so) days after Richard Briers, the voice of "N...
by imaginaryfriend
February 22nd, 2013, 11:29 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Word Association game
Replies: 18765
Views: 716569

Re: Word Association game

pact
by imaginaryfriend
February 22nd, 2013, 10:57 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: Pedants' corner
Replies: 113
Views: 19403

Re: Pedants' corner

I don't like referendums: it should be referenda, but language evolves, I suppose, like everything else. One erroneous phrase which I continue to use is this: Strictly, apparantly, it should be :"I wanted to book a table, but none was available." It make sense if you think that "none" is a contract...
by imaginaryfriend
February 22nd, 2013, 10:54 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: Pedants' corner
Replies: 113
Views: 19403

Re: Pedants' corner

While I'm on my ranting vehicle, I wish to express my frustration at the misuse of the word "surreal" which according to my dictionary refers to "having the qualities of surrealism/bizarre" and "the irrational juxtaposition (of images)". I have heard 2 occasions on which this word was misused: 1) W...
by imaginaryfriend
February 22nd, 2013, 10:45 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Word Association game
Replies: 18765
Views: 716569

Re: Word Association game

Thompson
by imaginaryfriend
February 22nd, 2013, 10:05 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Word Association game
Replies: 18765
Views: 716569

Re: Word Association game

juice
by imaginaryfriend
February 15th, 2013, 10:01 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Grammer and phrases wot is irritating
Replies: 388
Views: 61898

Re: Grammer and phrases wot is irritating

This has been annoying me for years and I often think that I'm the only one, but does anyone else get irritated by the use of "there's" instead of "there are"? It seems to be very common these days and seemingly has become so acceptable that when I recently watched a news report on ITV a respected n...
by imaginaryfriend
February 8th, 2013, 9:42 pm
Forum: Education
Topic: Pedants' corner
Replies: 113
Views: 19403

Re: Pedants' corner

While I'm on my ranting vehicle, I wish to express my frustration at the misuse of the word "surreal" which according to my dictionary refers to "having the qualities of surrealism/bizarre" and "the irrational juxtaposition (of images)". I have heard 2 occasions on which this word was misused: 1) Wh...
by imaginaryfriend
February 8th, 2013, 9:17 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Interview the person below you.
Replies: 2007
Views: 149439

Re: Interview the person below you.

Teaching in a bricks and mortar university rather than a distance learning one, or in a well paying job so that I can support my teenage daughter to a standard that she well and truly deserves.

What is your favourite classic novel (I leave you to interpret the term 'classic' as you wish)?
by imaginaryfriend
February 8th, 2013, 9:10 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Why did you choose your particular user name?
Replies: 288
Views: 63299

Re: Why did you choose your particular user name?

I thought I'd already added to this thread, but maybe I'm confused, I haven't been on this forum for a while. My username, imaginaryfriend was inspired by this interview with Jimmy Carr on the Late Late Show in Ireland: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEu07RzZgbU As a reinforcement of his atheistic b...
by imaginaryfriend
February 5th, 2013, 2:04 am
Forum: Education
Topic: An appeal to any literary types
Replies: 3
Views: 1313

An appeal to any literary types

I hope that my fellow forum members will humour me in my request for help. I'm currently studying for a Masters degree in English literature and must decide my dissertation topic. I have a few ideas, only 2 of them really solid. My favourite topic is surrogate fathers in 19th Century literature for ...
by imaginaryfriend
February 5th, 2013, 1:43 am
Forum: Education
Topic: Pedants' corner
Replies: 113
Views: 19403

Re: Pedants' corner

This has been annoying me for years and I often think that I'm the only one, but does anyone else get irritated by the use of "there's" instead of "there are"? It seems to be very common these days and seemingly has become so acceptable that when I recently watched a news report on ITV a respected n...
by imaginaryfriend
April 7th, 2012, 12:45 am
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Big bang theory (on TV that is)
Replies: 30
Views: 7800

Big bang theory (on TV that is)

I love this show, I don't know if anyone else watches this on E4, but I and my youngest daughter (aged 13) love it. The theme tune (by Barenaked Ladies) is one of the highlights of the show:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhTSfOZU ... lf=mh_lolz
by imaginaryfriend
March 10th, 2012, 1:55 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: A Game called Questions
Replies: 1034
Views: 46602

Re: A Game called Questions

Does 33 have some significance?
by imaginaryfriend
March 1st, 2012, 8:29 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Word Association game
Replies: 18765
Views: 716569

Re: Word Association game

down