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Old 12th May 2011, 08:57 PM
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Ah Baggy; truly the pedant's pedant. I wonder though weather, having neatly avoided a split infinitive, you may be guilty of tautology.
Indeed you may have started a storm there Shane...
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Old 12th May 2011, 09:54 PM
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Old 12th May 2011, 10:21 PM
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Ah Baggy; truly the pedant's pedant. I wonder though weather, having neatly avoided a split infinitive, you may be guilty of tautology.
Tautologous? Moi? Well, I'll go to the bottom of our stairs! I suppose it depends upon weather you employ the term in its rhetorical sense or are referring to some Euclidic logic - the latter, of course, might be taken as a tautologous expression since Euclid epitomised all things logical. Seems you can't get away from them Greeks. Ho hum.

However, I have noted that the recent whether has been a trifle inclement, thus depriving me of opportunities to exercise the Atco. Hope it improves next week as I'm taking The Beast in company with my son's 1953 G80 off to the Somme and Ypres battlefields. I expect to find myself installed in the office of Chief Pedagogue by the time I return.

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Old 13th May 2011, 08:17 AM
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Euclidic / Euclidean - I'll have to think about that one.

Why should one want to get away from the (ancient) Greeks considering all the gifts they have bestowed on the barbarian hoardes?
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Old 13th May 2011, 10:49 AM
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Thinking on a little. Rather than one autocratic Pendantus Maximus we should take it in turns to wield supreme pendantry purely as a representative and only then after the committee has met to discuss the possibilities of each oxymoron, hyprebole, tautology, careless teleological explanation of how the world came to be (geddit!) and indeed lonely apostrophe for at least two weeks prior to announcing/giving to the world the next 'gem', kernel of wit and cleverness.

Surely only in this way can true pendantry be taken to higher levels far outsmarting any contribution made by the individual no matter how witty
(s)he actually demonstrates.

Otherwise it is only(?) sophistry, rhetoric and connambulisms. (I don't know, I made it up)

I am still thinking about how the Romans managed without the apostrophe - they didn't do 'zero' either but then neither did anyone for a surprisingly lonnnnnnnnnnnnng time.
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Old 14th May 2011, 08:01 PM
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Is it too late for a super-injunction?

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Old 12th August 2014, 11:16 AM
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Hello all, did anything come of this new members thread in the end? Well I'm here nonetheless. Out of my shell! haha Looking forward to exploring more and getting to know you all
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Hello all!
Adrian from London here. Nice to see you!
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Old 15th April 2015, 08:36 AM
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