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Funko
28-11-2008, 15:12:32
Very much enjoyed this.

Email from associate editor Simon Heffer to Daily Telegraph staff berating them for mistakes that appeared in the paper

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2008/nov/28/simon-heffer-daily-telegraph

Tizzy
28-11-2008, 15:19:52
One reader, having spotted the words "Chrsitmas" and "adminsitration" in the same story wondered whether our newsroom was now being run by "mnokeys"

:lol:

MoSe
28-11-2008, 15:37:16
ChrSITmas and adminSITration?

I'd have said mnokey-SITted rather than run

Funko
28-11-2008, 15:42:39
And Tizzy wouldn't have laughed.

MoSe
28-11-2008, 16:16:42
well, laughing brings wrinkles

alsieboo
28-11-2008, 16:32:50
I actually love that man

Scabrous Birdseed
28-11-2008, 16:59:53
See, it's interesting how the politics of language play into a letter like this. The extremely conservative use of english mirrors the paper's political conservatism perfectly. (What's wrong with "me and my collegaues"? How many decades has it been since "me" stopped being just the object form of "I"? Come on, frequent usage = correct grammar! Grammar is descriptive, not prescriptive.)

Also, in the same vein, there's the extremely dismissive attitude towards working class language and the avoidance of any possible offence to the rich ("posh" - Jesus!). And the extreme horror at the affectation of a possibly aristocratic-sounding name, very important to keep the privilidges of the gentry intact!

Just as interesting is what rules they don't have. The telegraph is perfectly happy to use corporate text logos like "iPod" (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/2783171/Ipod-takes-a-bite-out-of-Apple-profits.html) that defy all reasonable spelling rules, for instance...

MoSe
28-11-2008, 17:07:29
Me and Buddy Mr_G

JJ inderdeed

Funko
28-11-2008, 17:12:15
Originally posted by Scabrous Birdseed
What's wrong with "me and my collegaues"?

It's a double whammy because I/me should always come last which is about politeness as much as grammar I think. Which is probably more important than getting the me/I wrong.

"My colleagues and I think Simon von Heffer is posh."

Dyl Ulenspiegel
28-11-2008, 17:19:28
Just say "Kollega".

Funko
28-11-2008, 17:20:09
Cowies

Noisy
29-11-2008, 12:42:13
I thought this was a thread about me.

Funko
02-12-2008, 09:03:24
:lol:

Aredhran
02-12-2008, 09:46:47
LOL @ Noisy ! :lol:

Resource Consumer
02-12-2008, 09:50:00
He should get a job at the Guardian

Drekkus
02-12-2008, 10:53:37
So if you have a Van in your name you're posh?

Funko
02-12-2008, 11:33:00
jj

Drekkus
02-12-2008, 11:35:44
As in victoria beckham posh?? :eek:

Funko
02-12-2008, 11:37:28
nn

but you might call your kids posh names.

Drekkus
02-12-2008, 11:40:09
After old dutch towns such as Breukelen?

Funko
02-12-2008, 11:41:05
jj

mr_B
02-12-2008, 12:49:29
that is called Brooklyn in Englishmenlanguage.

did you knew that?

MoSe
02-12-2008, 12:57:20
LUDWIG VAN POSH 1770 - 1827
http://www.lionelposh-lion.com/ancestry.htm
dunno what, something tells me it's made up

Funko
02-12-2008, 13:20:56
Originally posted by mr_B
that is called Brooklyn in Englishmenlanguage.

did you knew that?

fluently fluent

Drekkus
02-12-2008, 13:37:48
I didn't knew that

King_Ghidra
04-12-2008, 10:28:53
Good article btw

mr_B
04-12-2008, 14:01:22
Originally posted by Drekkus
I didn't knew that ??

Drekkus
04-12-2008, 14:33:01
Originally posted by mr_B
did you knew that? at the time of my post i thought this to be bad grammar, hence the reply. But now I'm not sure anymore. Just wanted to play grammar nazi for once.

MoSe
04-12-2008, 14:36:26
Play grammar nazi? Is this a knew game?

MOBIUS
05-12-2008, 12:30:36
I find it quite ironic that this is an article in the Grauniad...:D

MoSe
05-12-2008, 12:48:24
Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauniad (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0013442/)