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rue_d_etropal wrote:How about Devon clotted cream Steve. The fruit could then be for a jam factory next door.
Peter wrote:Anyway, is it just me or all our layouts starting to revolve around food? Watercress, Milk, Salt, Yogurt, Potatoes, Beer? Are we all just that hungry? Or perhaps were just subconcously trying to make a balenced diet?
Steve Bennett wrote:Corrected, seems I have had it wrong for 40 years or so
Eric Partridge in Usage and Abusage wrote:Rooves also was common in our early literature, and is (like loaf, loaves) consistent with the genius of our language; a writer that prefers it could not be condemned for error and hardly for eccentricity
chris krupa wrote:I'm going to be awfully pernickety here but I am after all an editor that spends the day correcting English (amongst other things) and my sensibilities are being disturbed here.
People: the plural of roof is ROOFS.
dr5euss wrote:Maybe the Saxons said 'rooves' with the harder 'v', and the Normans said 'roofs' with the softer 'f' ?
Steve Bennett wrote:You may not be far off there George, languages are living things and do evolve as time goes on.
bobblackcloud wrote:So the top bits of houses are now 'rfs'.
bobblackcloud wrote:Than ask them what "_ _ _ . . _ _ _" on a Nokia phone means.
bobblackcloud wrote:When I was a small child my "mobile" hung from the ceiling and moved in the breeze.
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