Les R

Joined: August 9, 2012

Number of comments posted: 22

Number of votes received: 10

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Re: Pled versus pleaded  •  August 17, 2012, 3:22pm  •  0 vote

Typo - not ust but just.

Re: Pled versus pleaded  •  August 17, 2012, 3:22pm  •  0 vote

I have included a "Captain Mannering"ism - ust to see what response is generated.

Re: Pled versus pleaded  •  August 17, 2012, 3:20pm  •  2 votes

Hello, In using your opening phrase - I hope you don't mind - I'm afraid I have to.............I do actually have to disagree with you - too. Having covered many hundreds of thousands of miles as

Re: Pled versus pleaded  •  August 17, 2012, 11:50am  •  1 vote

Brus, I'm not sorry for two reasons. The first is that a bit of levity brightens the day, and secondly it goes some way to show DAW that he's well, bizarre, with his posts. Cheers, Les

Re: Latest vs. Newest  •  August 13, 2012, 11:23am  •  0 vote

The 42/45 war? 'Nuff said!

Re: Latest vs. Newest  •  August 13, 2012, 11:22am  •  0 vote

Hi WW, Nice to hear from you! Ensure-insure? If - according to the infamous Noah - they are interchangeable, pray tell why I, and I'm sure many, many others (no doubt yourself as well) insure our ca

Re: Latest vs. Newest  •  August 12, 2012, 3:30pm  •  0 vote

Typo - missed out the "enti" in inconsequentia.

Re: Latest vs. Newest  •  August 12, 2012, 3:29pm  •  0 vote

Oh dear DAW, do you have nothing better than to bring out that old chestnut again. For clarification: We never had Nazi jack-boots marching down our streets - we kept them out: yes, before your rath

Re: Latest vs. Newest  •  August 12, 2012, 3:17pm  •  0 vote

Oh dear, Jasper, what are we to do with DAW? It's mildly amusing to see him get his knickers in a twist, but the worrying part - perhaps even for his family - is that he sincerely believes the ill-re

Re: Latest vs. Newest  •  August 12, 2012, 12:22pm  •  0 vote

My, DAW, you surely are from one of America's most gifted families - that, or you're full of bullshit: I suspect the latter. You show your true level by starting your last post with "Wheeler": this i

Re: Latest vs. Newest  •  August 11, 2012, 4:42pm  •  1 vote

I think I'm having - dare I say it - a senior moment, as I forgot to mention Warsaw Will in my last post. He too has been a long-term tolerator of DAW.

Re: Latest vs. Newest  •  August 11, 2012, 4:38pm  •  1 vote

Typo - spot the missing comma, or is there one too many in paragraph one?

Re: Latest vs. Newest  •  August 11, 2012, 4:36pm  •  1 vote

Hi Jasper/Jeremy, D A Wood: what do we make of him, as he's clearly not here to have sensible, and perhaps humourous (remember I am English!), repartee about the English language? It's pretty sad wh

Re: Latest vs. Newest  •  August 11, 2012, 6:47am  •  1 vote

Oh indeed, Jeremy, shurely they "have"! Why do we actually bother continuing this dialogue with D A Wood, as he's clearly on some sort of - flawed - ego trip? Cheers, Les (London)

Re: Latest vs. Newest  •  August 11, 2012, 4:49am  •  1 vote

Perhaps D A Wood might try grasping the difference between disinterested and uninterested - although perhaps it might be too subtle!

Re: Latest vs. Newest  •  August 11, 2012, 4:46am  •  1 vote

D A Wood It's ensure not insure: something/person is insured, and you ensure that something occurs - usually by your own, independent action. Must pay attention to detail.

Re: Latest vs. Newest  •  August 10, 2012, 7:36pm  •  0 vote

Typo - of course I spell my name with a capital "L"!

Re: Latest vs. Newest  •  August 10, 2012, 7:36pm  •  1 vote

Just so WW. I tried to inject a little humour (correct spelling) and civility when I replied to a D A Wood post, but it fell on deaf ears: all I got for my effort were ramblings involving sulfur (sic)

Re: Pled versus pleaded  •  August 9, 2012, 5:49pm  •  0 vote

Hello again, Dale. Bit boring, but I thought you might like to know about "ium" versus "um", and the Noah Webster input. Cheers, Les. ARTICLES HOME PAGE This section PREVIOUS PAGE IN

Re: Pled versus pleaded  •  August 9, 2012, 5:43pm  •  0 vote

God, you're a veritable font of knowledge DA! Nice to have a little bit of repartee without rancour - even if "I" am obliged to spell things correctly! Not sure who told you about those British pla

Re: Latest vs. Newest  •  August 9, 2012, 2:18pm  •  0 vote

D A Wood Flogging? Would you include Enron or Sub-Prime perpetrators, Jimmy Swaggart or perhaps even drunken ex-presidents who do not know how to spell nuclear? Your punctuation and presentation leave

Re: Pled versus pleaded  •  August 9, 2012, 1:47pm  •  0 vote

Something that seems to be lost on many posters is the fact that the "pled/pleaded" usage revolves around its specific legal ramifications: it's a peculiarity - if you will - but pleaded, contrary to