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PostPosted: 25-10-2013 21:04    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: 25-10-2013 22:34    Post subject: Reply with quote

And here we go again:

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Jimmy Savile's former chauffeur Ray Teret has been charged with historic sex offences involving 15 teenage girls, police have said.


I suppose if they write historic when they mean historical enough times the meaning will change eventually...
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PostPosted: 25-10-2013 22:53    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it really that wrong?
historic
adjective significant, notable, momentous, famous, celebrated, extraordinary, outstanding, remarkable, ground-breaking, consequential, red-letter, epoch-making the historic changes in Eastern Europe
ordinary, unknown, unimportant, uncelebrated
Usage: Although historic and historical are similarly spelt they are very different in meaning and should not be used interchangeably. A distinction is usually made between historic, which means `important' or `significant', and historical, which means `pertaining to history': a historic decision; a historical perspective.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
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PostPosted: 26-10-2013 12:49    Post subject: Reply with quote

I suppose that depends on whether you think they were outstanding, ground-breaking sex offenses.
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PostPosted: 26-10-2013 15:53    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is a pity that the distinction is being eroded, like so many shades of meaning.

The question used to arise quite often in the field of old recordings. "Historic" was often felt to be overstating the case for some of the archive material which found its way onto the market. The mere existence of many items was unknown until they surfaced.

"Historical" would have been a polite and less questionablle alternative. I don't suppose "At last the murky 1933 Ring!" or "Dusty moments from the shellac bin!" would have shifted much merchandise. Confused
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PostPosted: 26-10-2013 16:57    Post subject: Reply with quote

I suppose it's because historic and historical sound so much alike, as with how enormity has begun to mean something vastly important and impressive when it actually means something overwhelmingly horrendous and revolting, just because "enormity" sounds like "enormous".
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PostPosted: 27-10-2013 08:09    Post subject: Reply with quote

A school bus carrying 25 children has crashed into a home at a Texas military base after its breaks apparently failed.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/10406482/School-bus-crashes-into-house-in-Texas.html

(The Falmouth Packet once had a headline "Ferry brakes down...") Cool
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PostPosted: 28-10-2013 22:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a BBC link:

Live text commentary as Fiji defeat Rochdale in front a record crowd at Rochdale in their World Cup match.

Apart from the grammar, Fiji were actually playing Ireland!
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PostPosted: 01-11-2013 21:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Police close assessment into activities of Tory chairman's software company How To Corp after complaint from Labour MP"

That is the strapline on the Grauniad's story. Here.

Their inquiries originated in the complaint from Labour MP Steve McCabe. The summary of the story suggests a more curious world in which the "assessment" was halted by a Labour MP's complaint.

Or do they mean Jon Ashworth, MP, who "demanded a full explanation from the police about why they have not decided to prosecute . . . "

Well that is a complaint, I suppose. Does he consider the end of the investigation an answer to it? Question
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PostPosted: 03-11-2013 13:01    Post subject: Reply with quote

"It's is more frightening than death, said many people in new poll."

The subject is public speaking and the quote comes in the link which is currently adorning the Guardian's online front page Here

Such conspicuous errors are routine now. Sad
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PostPosted: 03-11-2013 23:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Pic: Michael Fassbender may not enjoy his coverage in Empire magazine

The actor might not see the funny side of the design layout that saw his surname lose the all-important first letter.

Considering it was the big interview of the issue, the magazine’s graphic designers won’t be earning any brownie points after an error on their part lead to an unfortunate typo for the Hollywood actor.

They obviously didn’t allow enough space for his full name, and with a name like Fassbender, the removal of the letter f creates a different name altogether.

http://www.joe.ie/movies/news-3/pic-michael-fassbender-may-not-enjoy-his-coverage-in-empire-magazine/
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PostPosted: 04-11-2013 10:02    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: 05-11-2013 23:46    Post subject: Reply with quote

American megachurch pastor Joel Osteen.
http://deathandtaxesmag.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/osteen-tweet.jpg

http://www.thehollywoodgossip.com/2013/11/joel-osteen-tweets-inspirational-message-dont-rub-it-in-rub-it-o/
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PostPosted: 06-11-2013 18:48    Post subject: Reply with quote

...and an even better friend rubs it better... Smile
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PostPosted: 06-11-2013 19:19    Post subject: Reply with quote

from
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/election/de-blasio-wife-chirlane-mccray-talks-lesbian-article-1.1339398

I guess he's a tree?
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3879894/so_hes_a_tree.jpg
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