Your invited

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  1. I just loved this. Sadly there are too many of these about though….(my daughter got congratulated on her good drawing of a shield at school. Unfortunately, the teacher spelt it “sheild.”)

  2. Richard Aubrey says:

    “Eats Shoots and Leaves” is a fabulous book.
    I was once on hold with the switchboard op of a large newspaper, and mentioned an apostrophe in a headline where the word was clearly a plural.
    “You must be old,” she remarked.

  3. Richard Aubrey says:

    Oh, yeah. If pronunciation were taught, it would be easier to think of the difference between “yore” and “yewer”.


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