Only if he had practised a sport which includes real-time, unscripted training scenarios.
Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:11 pm
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Re: Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar Thread
Cunter Cunt Cendrix wrote:
My housemate is Portuguese, she is a walking anti-SPAG bomb. Shallow would beat her to death within minutes of meeting her.
Using a language which is not your first pretty much gets a free pass from me. I'm abysmal at Foreign, so I see no reason why I should hold non-native speakers to my standards (especially when most native speakers are too lazy to manage them either).
Queen's English Society says enuf is enough, innit? Society formed 40 years ago to protect language against poor spelling and grammar closes because too few people care
Lewis Smith guardian.co.uk, Monday 4 June 2012 18.16 BST
The Queen may be celebrating her jubilee, but the Queen's English Society, which has railed against the misuse and deterioration of the English language, is to fold.
For 40 years the society has championed good English – and hasn't been above the occasional criticism of the Queen's own pronouncements – but it has finally conceded that it cannot survive in the era of textspeak and Twitter.
Having attempted to identify a role for the society and its magazine, Quest, "for the next 40 years", the society chairman, Rhea Williams, decided it was time to close. She announced the group's demise in a terse message to members following the annual meeting, which just 22 people attended. "Despite the sending out of a request for nominations for chairman, vice-chairman, administrator, webmaster and membership secretary, no one came forward to fill any role," she said. "So I have to inform you that QES will no longer exist. There will be one more Quest, then all activity will cease and the society will be wound up. The effective date will be 30 June 2012."
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