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coffee klatch?

Postby beenhere10years » Mon, 15 Aug 2005 7:42 pm

I just noticed that the wavy lines to the right of the words EXPATS FORUM at the upper left side of the page is actually a cup of something hot. Presumably coffee.

More importantly, shouldn't there be an apostrophe in EXPATS to indicate the forum as possessive?

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Re: coffee klatch?

Postby briceloh » Mon, 15 Aug 2005 8:02 pm

beenhere10years wrote:I just noticed that the wavy lines to the right of the words EXPATS FORUM at the upper left side of the page is actually a cup of something hot. Presumably coffee.

More importantly, shouldn't there be an apostrophe in EXPATS to indicate the forum as possessive?


:?: :roll: why so?
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Postby Guest » Mon, 15 Aug 2005 9:02 pm

beenhere10years wrote:I just noticed that the wavy lines to the right of the words EXPATS FORUM at the upper left side of the page is actually a cup of something hot. Presumably coffee.

More importantly, shouldn't there be an apostrophe in EXPATS to indicate the forum as possessive?


coffee, tea, milo, horlicks, ovaltine, hot water, hot toddy, ahhh one's imagination can run wild

EXPATS' you mean rather than EXPAT'S cos were are referring to the plural rather than the singular

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Postby briceloh » Mon, 15 Aug 2005 9:05 pm

oic, u mean to put it as "EXPATS' FORUM"?? pardon the stoopid boy's power of understanding. heeeee :P
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Postby beenhere10years » Tue, 16 Aug 2005 10:34 am

According to Cornell University's Undergraduate Writing Guide and the definitive Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr. it should be EXPATS' FORUM. Realising that most users of this Forum:

are not native english speakers

and further, don't care

Let's end this discussion right now. :P

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Postby Vaucluse » Tue, 16 Aug 2005 2:27 pm

Semantics, semantics - then it should be :

Kaffee Klatsch, but then who gives a toss? :)
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Postby beenhere10years » Tue, 16 Aug 2005 2:39 pm

V,

I think you have the best avatar on the whole damn site. It is simply impossible to take anything you say very seriously. Having said that I hope it is not a close relative...

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Postby Wind In My Hair » Tue, 16 Aug 2005 2:56 pm

without the apostrophe it would mean a forum discussing expats...cf pets forum which surely doesn't belong to the pets but is to discuss pets, similarly marriage forum etc...

so since lots of people here discuss expats and expat issues it's fine as it is.

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Postby beenhere10years » Tue, 16 Aug 2005 2:59 pm

Point taken, but I do believe it is a grammatical error.
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Postby Vaucluse » Tue, 16 Aug 2005 3:04 pm

beenhere10years wrote:V,

I think you have the best avatar on the whole damn site. It is simply impossible to take anything you say very seriously. Having said that I hope it is not a close relative...

BH10Y


:lol: :lol: Thank you, kind sir. Although I'm not sure that belittling my contributions is a reason to give thanks . . .
Let me mull it over and have a chat with my cousin Louie 'Cement Shoes' Cagliari . . .

I'll be getting back to you, and I know where you live 8) 8)
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Postby beenhere10years » Tue, 16 Aug 2005 3:17 pm

you wanna go to da mattresses wit me? :wink:
When you go in for a job interview, I think a good thing to ask is if they ever press charges.



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Postby beenhere10years » Tue, 16 Aug 2005 5:57 pm

wait I can do an italian accent better than that.

yous wanna go to da mattress wid me??

Yes, that was better.
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Postby Guest » Tue, 16 Aug 2005 6:53 pm

eh Antonio (or Tony said in an italian noo york accent), waste him!!

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Postby beenhere10years » Tue, 16 Aug 2005 7:04 pm

leave the gun, take the cannollli
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Postby Vaucluse » Wed, 17 Aug 2005 10:43 am

Amateurs . . . . 8)














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