Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by retrofit, Nov 20, 2016.
Well done you.
People who dress dogs in human style clothes.
The dogs always look so miserable...
I think the owners are barking mad.
I canine believe these puns.
Would it help if I gave you some pointers?
Don't setter for less!
Stop hounding us!
The misuse of the adjective 'decimated' or verb 'to decimate' in AP. The most recent example was in the 'View point' column in the issue dated the 22nd of February, in which Andy Westlake appeared to mean exactly the opposite of what was printed. Or is this just another example of decades of lazy usage (by many people) resulting in the perceived meaning of a word being changed?
I anticipate that somebody will explain that language continually evolves, but sometimes it merely becomes corrupted.
Ah yes, decimation is about nine times more devastating than it used to be.
Alternatively it is only 1/10th as devastating as people think it is.
I blame the EU
It is not. It's entirely the fault of Decimus Maximus.
Didn't he invent the ten pence piece? Or was the fifty...
You're confusing him with his uncle Quinquagintus Maximus, who was only half the man Decimus's father Librus was...
If I remember correctly, Decimus Maximus had a relative called Florin, whose son, Tenpence, was despised by the family?
I thought that was his daughter Penny
She was a pensive girl. Quiet too.
She was the one who left that bloody thread everywhere. Apart from that she's shrouded in mystery
Separate names with a comma.