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Author:  Journeymouse [ Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:51 pm ]
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Learn something new every day...

Author:  Rolnikov [ Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:57 pm ]
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Well, that's what Pete said, at least, which was where I got it from: http://ttapress.com/1063/disinterring-donald/

Reading around on it now (another lunchtime lost to reading Wikipedia discussions!), it looks like there's a bit of debate around the etymology (i.e. whether people only started to call it duct tape once they started to use it on ducts, and up to then it was duck tape), but for sure there's a product called Duck Tape, and I don't think you'd be incorrect if using that to say you duck-taped something.

Author:  Bob Lock [ Sun Nov 25, 2012 3:23 pm ]
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Ooh yeah! I never knew there was a duck tape. Anyway, I'm in good company with my error :)
But, in my defence and in Pete's, I think the modern usage of duct is usually meant and not duck, but
perhaps people find saying duck easier.

Author:  Pete [ Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:58 am ]
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I think we have discovered a new cultural phenomenon - typoisation, where a spelling falls into disuse over a period of years to such an extent that it becomes widely considered as a typo.

I feel I'm on safe ground with these two though - 'she pursued her lips' and 'completing the form will only take five minuets'.

Author:  Bob Lock [ Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:30 pm ]
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Well..........
She might have loose lips, the type that sinks ships, and she didn't want
to let them get away so she pursued them... seems quite logical when you
parse it like that IMHO.
Then, take into consideration that the person completing the form doesn't
see time as we do but only through the medium of dance, slow, triple meter
dance, again quite feasible... :twisted:
How does the ground feel now, eh? :P

Author:  Ali_L [ Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:55 pm ]
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I just found this in a review commenting on the poor service at a local restaurant:

Quote:
When the vegetable manager and some staff from shop arrived to help things got better needed some one with GUMSHONE


It amused me - because, you know, you can't have too much gumshone...

Author:  Ray [ Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:09 pm ]
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I thought "the vegetable manager" was a bit harsh

Author:  Ali_L [ Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:31 pm ]
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Ha! :lol:

Author:  Pete [ Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:29 pm ]
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I just read in the comment section of a newspaper website that the government are waging 'a proper gander war'.

Bustards!

Author:  Ali_L [ Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:05 am ]
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Brilliant! :D

Author:  Pete [ Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:21 am ]
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Employer advertising for someone who is 'able to work in an organised manor'.

Author:  Ali_L [ Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:58 am ]
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Oh, I don't mind that at all - I could work in any type of manor, as long as it's got central heating and a good supply of tea.

Author:  Ali_L [ Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:36 am ]
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Not a typo as such, but Tesco are now doing adverts for 'Fussy foods for kids.' I now have a mental image of lots of little jars saying, 'I'm not being eaten by that baby.'

Author:  Pete [ Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:13 am ]
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Yahoo news header:-

'North Korea's new treat to US'.

Author:  Rolnikov [ Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:20 pm ]
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Here's a challenge for the expert typo-hunters among you. Can you find the typo in the London Falling advert on the back cover of the new Interzone?

Answer here in tiny white: the middle name of Russell Davies is T, nothing else, so there shouldn't be a full stop.

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