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Maybot vs. Queen's English

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Much as I dislike Teresa May, or Maybot or Lino, as some call her, I have to credit her with loosening up rigid grammar rules (German teachers of English will be reeling in their graves).

 

Just this weekend brought us the Sofa Talk. What did she say? "Where is Brexit at?"

 

And about a week and a half ago, when faced with more indicative votes: "When we've done this in the past."

 

Heartwarming...

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On 8.4.2019, 10:58:47, capslock said:

"When we've done this in the past.

What's wrong with that? When you don't specify exacly 'when', this is correct.

 

"Where is BREXIT at?"

You could also say, "Where are we with BREXIT?"or "What is the current status of BREXIT?"

But not really wrong what she said like.

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My mother quickly broke me of asking, 'Where is [X] at?', which she regarded as needlessly wordy and redundant.  She simply wouldn't answer me.

 

Later, when my own children would ask, 'Where is my [X]?', I'd just respond, 'It must be somewhere.' For goodness' sake, how could I possible know where in their separate but equally messy bedrooms anything could be?

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Exactly.

Sorry, but I can't resist telling you this joke here.

 

A freshman arrived at Harvard and wanted to find the library.

He saw a gowned professor walking along and asked him:

"Excuse me, where's the library at?"

"Young man, this is Harvard, and at Harvard, we never end our sentences with prepositions".

The young man thought for a moment and rephrased his question.

 

"Excuse me, where is the library at asshole?"

 

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the only person who speaks the Queen's English, is the Queen. Who knows what form of English Mrs May speaks

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2 hours ago, gordonthemoron said:

the only person who speaks the Queen's English, is the Queen. Who knows what form of English Mrs May speaks

What bollocks.

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