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Re: Cato's Grammar Grumble
« Reply #4580 on: March 05, 2019, 10:40:52 AM »
In today’s Washington Post:

"It is extremely difficult to ascertain with real certainty and consensus the attribution of any Chinese painting."

If you ascertain something, is it not with real certainty ?

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Re: Cato's Grammar Grumble
« Reply #4581 on: March 05, 2019, 10:52:31 AM »
In today’s Washington Post:

"It is extremely difficult to ascertain with real certainty and consensus the attribution of any Chinese painting."

If you ascertain something, is it not with real certainty ?
Or with fake certainty.
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Re: Cato's Grammar Grumble
« Reply #4582 on: March 08, 2019, 02:36:42 PM »
In today’s Washington Post:

"It is extremely difficult to ascertain with real certainty and consensus the attribution of any Chinese painting."

If you ascertain something, is it not with real certainty ?

Or with fake certainty.

 ;)  Oh yes!

From the Amazon...the retailer.  On a page hawking a $100.00 + coat:

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The hem of the eiderdown garment adopts unique crumples. This was coupled with perfect stitches and manifested a unique charm of magnificence but at the same time not too overt.

Hmmm!  I suspect this was written by an author from Far Cathay!   0:)

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Re: Cato's Grammar Grumble
« Reply #4583 on: March 08, 2019, 05:36:05 PM »
It is well known that unique crumples and perfect stitches do lend a unique charm of magnificence to an eiderdown garment  :D

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Re: Cato's Grammar Grumble
« Reply #4584 on: March 08, 2019, 10:25:37 PM »
"We only serve water on request."

Hmmmm, the menu would certainly benefit from a bit more variety. Maybe I'll go next door and request some waffles and an Ayinger (on tap no less)!

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Re: Cato's Grammar Grumble
« Reply #4585 on: March 10, 2019, 06:48:15 AM »
It is well known that unique crumples and perfect stitches do lend a unique charm of magnificence to an eiderdown garment  :D

Well, I know that now:D


"We only serve water on request."

Hmmmm, the menu would certainly benefit from a bit more variety. Maybe I'll go next door and request some waffles and an Ayinger (on tap no less)!

 :P

I hope the request is fresh like the water!
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Re: Cato's Grammar Grumble
« Reply #4586 on: March 19, 2019, 06:09:00 PM »


Nice typo on this box cover:


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Re: Cato's Grammar Grumble
« Reply #4587 on: March 20, 2019, 05:43:51 PM »

Nice typo on this box cover:



Ouch!  Nobody caught that?

Last weekend I discovered that the Bureau of Jokes at the Ohio Department of Transportation had been hard at work!

What?  Why does the Ohio Department of Transportation need a Bureau of Jokes?  Apparently the bureaucrats decided that more humor was needed on the freeways to counterbalance the drunks, the texters, the incompetents, the speeders, and the blind who are driving around loose.

And so the bureaucrats have spent millions of dollars on electronic signs which occasionally carry "funny" messages.  On the weekend of Saint Patrick's Day we saw the following tidwit:

"Don't Drive Shamrocked!!!"  Stay Sober!

The poor shamrock!  Twisted into a symbol of inebriation by unwitty bureaucrats!
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