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What grinds your gears?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by retrofit, Nov 20, 2016.

  1. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Well done you.
     
  2. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    People who dress dogs in human style clothes.
     
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  3. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    The dogs always look so miserable...
     
  4. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    I think the owners are barking mad.
     
  5. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Ruff assessment.
     
  6. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    I canine believe these puns.
     
  7. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Would it help if I gave you some pointers?
     
  8. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Don't setter for less!
     
  9. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Stop hounding us!
     
  10. Chester AP

    Chester AP Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  11. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Ah yes, decimation is about nine times more devastating than it used to be.
     
  12. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    Alternatively it is only 1/10th as devastating as people think it is.
     
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  13. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    I blame the EU
     
  14. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    It is not. It's entirely the fault of Decimus Maximus. :cool:
     
  15. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    Didn't he invent the ten pence piece:rolleyes:? Or was the fifty...
     
  16. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    You're confusing him with his uncle Quinquagintus Maximus, who was only half the man Decimus's father Librus was... ;)
     
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  17. Footloose

    Footloose Well-Known Member

    If I remember correctly, Decimus Maximus had a relative called Florin, whose son, Tenpence, was despised by the family?
     
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  18. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    I thought that was his daughter Penny:oops:
     
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  19. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    She was a pensive girl. Quiet too.
     
  20. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    She was the one who left that bloody thread everywhere. Apart from that she's shrouded in mystery
     
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