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The original plan (hence three rings) was to try and keep it non-partisan. The idea of it being called a circus was well established world-wide (per the world-wide news I watch). So - I just extrapolated.
Judging by the early returns (alas, pun intended) - I really should have know better.
"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." - Albert Einstein
"As far as we know, our computer has never had an undetected error." - Weisert
"If you are searching for perfection in others, then you seek disappointment. If you are seek perfection in yourself, then you will find failure." - Balboos HaGadol Mar 2010
incorrect omission or inclusion of apostrophes (or spaces) does not constitute a spelling mistake. Nor is it a grammatical error. High time that so-called grammar pedants learned that a lot (quite possibly the majority) of what they complain about isn't grammar at all!
incorrect omission or inclusion of apostrophes (or spaces) does not constitute a spelling mistake. Nor is it a grammatical error.
Atcherley, it does/is. Spaces and apostrophes were deemed characters long before computers existed, and hold the same level of importance as alphanumeric characters.
If you make that kind of mistake when writing professionally, you need your @rse kicking, because it inhibits the understanding of the reader.
Nor is it a grammatical error. High time that so-called grammar pedants learned that a lot (quite possibly the majority) of what they complain about isn't grammar at all!
But the big mouths who cause problems are the ones who barely know what they're talking about.
I couldn't count the number of times I've laughed in the face of people I've forced to explain how 12 is not "less" than 20, in their world, or how "each" suddenly means "two" and "one" suddenly means "many", if placed before "other".
A little learning, and all that.
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!
Atcherley, it doesn't. It's an orthographic error, which is neither spelling nor grammar. No doubt at all that it's a serious failing but then I never said it wasn't. It just doesn't come under the heading that people (including you, it now appears) give it.