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Canny lass

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Canny lass last won the day on February 13

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About Canny lass

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  • Birthday 13/01/1947

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    Female
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    Where ever I lay my (incandescent, purple) hat
  • Interests
    Quelling riots, slaying dragons, weaving dreams and amatuer urology (think about it!)

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  1. Where are you when we REALLY need you Clement Attlee?

    Don't know about Merc, but I get round it by avoiding those contracts like the plague!
  2. Where are you when we REALLY need you Clement Attlee?

    MLA used here, Merc, where letters versus numerals is related to the number of words required to express the number. Numbers requiring one or two words (one, fifteen, twenty-one, forty-five, one thousand etc.) are written as words while more than two words requires expression in numerals (121 - instead of one hundred and twenty-one, 1 340 instead of one thousand three hundred and forty etc.). Mind you, it also advises the use of a hyphen to separate two-word constructions but I'm not so fussy about that and neither are my clients. It's a complex (and interesting) business!
  3. Where are you when we REALLY need you Clement Attlee?

    One learns something new every day, does one not! How is it with twenty one, thirty one and so on(e)?
  4. Where are you when we REALLY need you Clement Attlee?

    ... also many examples of text written with all vowels removed. Still perfectly understandable though - if things are working up top. One has to agree.
  5. Going places, meeting people

    Sadly, we didn't get to Peru last April as hubby was locked in a lead-lined room radiating becquerels and probably glowing in the dark. I can't say for sure as visiting wasn't allowed. However, all being well, it's on the cards for this autumn or next spring.
  6. Going places, meeting people

    Yes, but these need to be kept under one's hat and I wouldn't dream of getting my incandescent purple hat claggy with marmalade.
  7. Where are you when we REALLY need you Clement Attlee?

    Quite! Spelling, and I'm being serious here, is the least important property of a word. Of a word's form, function and semantic content it's not the form of the word that conveys information to the reader. Speach, even in its written form, is about communication and It takes a great many spelling errors and/or typos before communication is lost to the average native speaker (assuming that they still have a couple of grey cells functioning up top). I tend to see spelling errors as no more that contributions to an ever present and ongoing language change. The more narrow-minded tend to see them as language decay. It's an interesting debate.
  8. Where are you when we REALLY need you Clement Attlee?

    L’enfant qui est aimé a plusiers noms. Non? I answer to most names.
  9. Where are you when we REALLY need you Clement Attlee?

    I don't wish to be pedantic or anything but would that be the same as liminality? You can't go missing out letters here, there and everywhere. It upsets the natives.
  10. Where are you when we REALLY need you Clement Attlee?

    Complete wuss is a perfect description! This one is too.
  11. Where are you when we REALLY need you Clement Attlee?

    Bernese sennenhund? Babysit an 8 year-old 3 days a week. Lovely dog. I don't think the young lady will be lifting it like that in a year or so!
  12. Going places, meeting people

    Yet another of my endearing qualities! I'm pedantic as well, apparently! We all have our cross to bear. Just a pity yours is made of lead. Certainly! Always nice to be able to put a face to a name.
  13. Where are you when we REALLY need you Clement Attlee?

    I do my best, Merc, I do my best.
  14. Going places, meeting people

    Anybody in the Edinburgh area 19-22 February, who would like to meet up for a coffee or something stronger? E-mail me at puttevanilla@gmail.com.
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