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malcolmfrary

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Re: ing
« Reply #25 on: January 21, 2009, 11:46:02 am »

Years back, I had a manager whose hand-written missives were generally difficult to make out. 
Then the firm rolled out a thing called a "Tonto", known in the real world as an "OPD", which was a dressed-up Sinclair QL, with the full suite of office programs for inter-office communication.  That was when we found out he couldn't spell, either.
It will be interesting, probably in the near future, when one of these modern semi-literates issues an instruction whose misinterpretation that takes him to court.  The world is becoming increasingly litiginous, and courts tend to go with physical, in this case paper, evidence.
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Bryan Young

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Re: ing
« Reply #26 on: January 21, 2009, 06:01:32 pm »

Ah, the long running and consistent misuse of the apostrophe raises its head again! Perhaps learning Chinese grammar (?) would be easier than learning English....but not necessarily the American version.
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Re: ing
« Reply #27 on: January 21, 2009, 07:35:07 pm »

I could see that having advantages, Bryan, particularly in the queue at the take-away!
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