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by MisterSteve
Fri Sep 19, 2008 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Little editing/grammar mistakes that drive you up the wall
Replies: 784
Views: 111774

Re: Little editing/grammar mistakes that drive you up the wall

There are plenty of adverbs that do not end in "ly": soon, never, seldom, fast, always, hard (he hit the ball hard), sure (you sure fooled me), flat (she turned me down flat), bright (the moon is shining bright). These are called flat adverbs. Contrary to popular belief, flat adverbs used...
by MisterSteve
Mon Sep 08, 2008 1:14 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Pepsis
Replies: 4
Views: 872

Pepsis

Obviously drinking coke is generally bad for you, but every so often you need one to wake up/refresh/it tastes nice.

Which is better for you: Pepsi Max or Diet Pepsi? I can't fathom it.

Cheers all.
by MisterSteve
Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:50 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Punnilingus
Replies: 135
Views: 68954

Re: Punnilingus

Not to ruin Klotz's punchline, but I rhyme the word with 'beaver' rather than 'clever' so the disappointment hit me like a particularly solid simile when I read it. Other than that, it's quite brilliant, particularly as it is so engaging, for, let me see...about half an hour I think it took me to r...
by MisterSteve
Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:05 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What do you play?
Replies: 274
Views: 36966

Re: What do you play?

I play drums, all manner of guitars, bass, piano, and a bit of tenor sax. Played in jazz bands, brass bands, wind orchestras, musicals, theatre, a 'rock choir', and my own bands. Needless to say, they were mostly lame except my own and the jazz.
by MisterSteve
Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:01 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What is your favourite book?
Replies: 808
Views: 311939

Re: What is your favourite book?

The Picture of Dorian Gray - every sentence is crafted to perfection. I like that.
The Great Gatsby.
High Fidelity.
I also liked Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson, but probably more for the subject matter than the writing itself. Very interesting book.
by MisterSteve
Fri Sep 05, 2008 11:15 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Guitar Elitists Club
Replies: 34
Views: 3515

Re: Guitar Elitists Club

Been playing for around 8 years now. Quite depressing really, when I started out I got pretty good pretty quickly, and got into all that Satriani/Vai stuff, pretty much nailed most of it. However, I also play drums, so I've concentrated a lot more on that, and only rarely go back to my guitar, meani...
by MisterSteve
Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:58 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you love.
Replies: 680
Views: 141517

Re: Words you love.

I remember me and my mate at school used to spend a good 5 minutes every morning at school compiling the ultimate list. A few favourites: Aubergine Plinth Borovan Spankathon Manouvre Pickle I remember he added 'Clin-ton'. That made me laugh out loud. It was an inappropriate time to laugh. Great goog...
by MisterSteve
Fri Sep 05, 2008 8:29 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Best Concert You've Been To
Replies: 334
Views: 36368

Re: Best Concert You've Been To

Best show ever: Radiohead at South Park in Oxford - 2001. It was their massive homecoming gig, they played everything I wanted them to play, and every moment was breathtaking. Lucky in the rain with 42,000 people was beautiful. Supported by Beck doing an acoustic slot, Supergrass, Sigur Ros and Hump...
by MisterSteve
Wed Sep 03, 2008 1:42 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Misheard Lyrics
Replies: 98
Views: 11527

Re: Misheard Lyrics

Two from my youth:

"I believe in Malcolm" - Hot Chocolate. You Sexy Thing
"Green fruit basher on the...45" - Cornershop, Brimful of Asha

Silly me.
by MisterSteve
Wed Sep 03, 2008 1:38 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: 6-pack
Replies: 96
Views: 21632

Re: 6-pack

Find yourself some girls who aren't shallow. Then you won't need the sixpack, and you won't have wasted your time/money trying to get one. Here, have a beer. There are a lot of girls who don't mind if you don't have a 6-pack, but most of them would be more attracted to you if you did. Plus it does ...
by MisterSteve
Wed Sep 03, 2008 1:03 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: high energy music
Replies: 37
Views: 4425

Re: high energy music

The Mars Volta - The Bedlam In Goliath Good call. I have a nice mix of: The Mars Volta The Chemical Brothers Dillinger Escape Plan Fabriclive mixes (of note - DJ Format and Scratch Perverts) and a load of other bits and pieces. I find that stupid fast music doesn't really work for me, awesome drums...
by MisterSteve
Wed Sep 03, 2008 12:53 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Music-less workouts
Replies: 24
Views: 2575

Re: Music-less workouts

I always have my iPod on. Take it off for weights so the cable isn't in the way, but it's almost essential for running/other cardio - i find I can go for longer as I zone out a bit. Also, the music they pump into the gym is bad, I don't want to hear that.
by MisterSteve
Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:24 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Little editing/grammar mistakes that drive you up the wall
Replies: 784
Views: 111774

Re: Little editing/grammar mistakes that drive you up the wall

His buddies gone, I presume... I'm going to assume that there are many buddies, otherwise I am greatly upset. I could do with someone clarifying for me the difference between 'assume' and 'presume'. As far as I'm aware, they're mostly interchangeable, but strictly speaking 'assume' relates to prior...
by MisterSteve
Tue Sep 02, 2008 2:27 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: 94?
Replies: 21
Views: 3237

Re: 94?

As an Englishman, it's always ninety four, water (war-ter), sorry (lorry), a-lu-min-i-um, ba(ah)-sil, Herb.

I'm from the midlands too, so everything's very phonetic.
by MisterSteve
Tue Sep 02, 2008 8:39 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1994
Views: 493643

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

I get incredibly annoyed by stupid corporate words (or rather, things people in my office think are ok to say).

"Can you action this?"

No, I will not.

"This has been furthered"

Eurgh.

"This needs to be progressed"

Extraneous words. Highly frustrating. Idiot people.
by MisterSteve
Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:02 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Best sentence ever
Replies: 58
Views: 12595

Re: Best sentence ever

davef wrote:
MisterSteve wrote:The best headline I ever read followed Inverness Caledonian Thistle's drubbing of Celtic in the Scottish Cup:


Read the rest of the thread, much?

[/pedant]


I did, I really did. I feel ashamed.

It's still funny.
by MisterSteve
Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:43 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Best sentence ever
Replies: 58
Views: 12595

Re: Best sentence ever

The best headline I ever read followed Inverness Caledonian Thistle's drubbing of Celtic in the Scottish Cup:

"Super Cally Go Ballistic, Celtic Are Atrocious"

That's fantastic.

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