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From the Party Guilty of Committing 'Gate of Ivory, Gate of Horn'
This is appalling.
Dreadful story w/r/t the Google St George's Day doodle.

Oh, my complaint's not the newsworthiness, or whether it was merely reprinting a press release. Rather, when a newspaper that wishes to maintain a broadsheet ethos misnames historiated initials, thinks them to be represented on the Bayeux Tapestry, and begins a sentence, 'Despite him being England's patron saint' in utter ignorance of the gerund's taking (see what I did there?) a possessive ... the subeditors want sacking.

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froganon From: froganon Date: April 23rd, 2013 06:33 pm (UTC) (Link)


That article rather butchers the English language a bit.
wemyss From: wemyss Date: April 23rd, 2013 08:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

Just a trifle.

With a dull cleaver.
steepholm From: steepholm Date: April 23rd, 2013 06:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Still, it's useful to know where the dragon-slaying incident took place historically.
wemyss From: wemyss Date: April 23rd, 2013 08:08 pm (UTC) (Link)

I keep hearing a voice.

Sounds uncannily like Marty Feldman. 'Where? Where be dragons?' 'There. There be dragons.'
ringbark From: ringbark Date: April 23rd, 2013 07:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
If you choose to read such a liberal rag, you have only yourself to blame.
wemyss From: wemyss Date: April 23rd, 2013 08:08 pm (UTC) (Link)

Bloody newsfeeds.

Bloody technology.
fpb From: fpb Date: April 23rd, 2013 07:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Uh, Gervase... the sub-editors probably have already been sacked.
wemyss From: wemyss Date: April 23rd, 2013 08:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

All right.

Sack the Sixth Form work experience girl, then.
shezan From: shezan Date: April 24th, 2013 12:13 am (UTC) (Link)
Haha, answered below without checking the other comments first...

Well, not "haha." *sigh*
shezan From: shezan Date: April 24th, 2013 12:12 am (UTC) (Link)
Not "want". Have been. Hence this.
inamac From: inamac Date: April 24th, 2013 05:15 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh dear. And I rather liked the Google doodle.
magic_at_mungos From: magic_at_mungos Date: April 24th, 2013 05:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Despite not being a huge fan of St George's Day, I thought the doodle was fairly cute. My main issues re: st George's day is that it's been hijacked by fucking racists and people who don't think I'm English. There's only so many times you can get asked " no, where are you really from?" after you say that you're English before going off on a huge rant.
wemyss From: wemyss Date: April 25th, 2013 12:29 pm (UTC) (Link)

Quote Defoe at the buggers.

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