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OT gransnet info about discounts for over 60s.
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Vicky
2017-07-23 08:41:15 UTC
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https://www.gransnet.com/legal-and-money/money-saving-tips-for-over-60s?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Sun%2023%20July%20-%20Gransnet%20Daily%20Newsletter&utm_content=Sun%2023%20July%20-%20Gransnet%20Daily%20Newsletter+CID_dfe4a4a33bb31d9a2b67a1680c7d0f47&utm_source=newsletters&utm_term=over%2060s%20discounts

#6 and #7 were new to me. And the museums and stately homes too.
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J. P. Gilliver (John)
2017-07-23 21:05:06 UTC
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#6 and #7 were new to me. And the museums and stately homes too.
Thanks; have forwarded. http://bit.ly/2uOj77e for short.
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J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)***@T+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

Humans landed on the moon before we put wheels on our luggage.
Peter Percival
2017-07-23 21:13:11 UTC
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Post by J. P. Gilliver (John)
Thanks; have forwarded. http://bit.ly/2uOj77e for short.
I hate this sort of thing: "Grab a free coffee after your weekly shop".
May I not have a cup of coffee? Do I have to grab it? Is there no cup?
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Do, as a concession to my poor wits, Lord Darlington, just explain
to me what you really mean.
I think I had better not, Duchess. Nowadays to be intelligible is
to be found out. -- Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan
J. P. Gilliver (John)
2017-07-23 21:18:09 UTC
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Post by J. P. Gilliver (John)
Thanks; have forwarded. http://bit.ly/2uOj77e for short.
I hate this sort of thing: "Grab a free coffee after your weekly shop".
May I not have a cup of coffee? Do I have to grab it? Is there no cup?
Agreed; and "hit" rather than "press" (e. g. the return key). But I fear
we're stuck with it - like "can I get", which bugs me more than it ought
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J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)***@T+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

Humans landed on the moon before we put wheels on our luggage.
steveski
2017-07-24 00:19:38 UTC
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On Sun, 23 Jul 2017 22:18:09 +0100, J. P. Gilliver (John) wrote:

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Agreed; and "hit" rather than "press" (e. g. the return key). But I fear
we're stuck with it - like "can I get", which bugs me more than it ought
<Niles Crane>

Oh, yes indeedy!

</Niles Crane>

Drives me potty - but that's the 'creeping monoculture' for you. We *are*
the 51st State already, it's just that most people don't realise it.
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Steveski
J. P. Gilliver (John)
2017-07-24 06:54:37 UTC
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Agreed; and "hit" rather than "press" (e. g. the return key). But I fear
we're stuck with it - like "can I get", which bugs me more than it ought
<Niles Crane>
Oh, yes indeedy!
</Niles Crane>
Drives me potty - but that's the 'creeping monoculture' for you. We *are*
the 51st State already, it's just that most people don't realise it.
If I have to rationalise my dislike of it, it isn't anti-USism (I find
it irritating in US drama too): it's the loss of a distinction. To me,
"can I get x" is an enquiry as to whether x is available, whereas "may I
have x", or even "can I have X" or just "X" (which isn't impolite if
said nicely) is a request to be served with x.
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J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)***@T+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

There are a lot of things that children should be shielded from, but
"bad language" isn't one of them.

"Honey, we shouldn't say that when other people are around because some
grownups get upset about it. No, I don't know why, they just do."
- "The Real Bev", in mozilla.general 2015-6-7
Chris McMillan
2017-07-24 08:40:47 UTC
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Post by J. P. Gilliver (John)
Agreed; and "hit" rather than "press" (e. g. the return key). But I fear
we're stuck with it - like "can I get", which bugs me more than it ought
<Niles Crane>
Oh, yes indeedy!
</Niles Crane>
Drives me potty - but that's the 'creeping monoculture' for you. We *are*
the 51st State already, it's just that most people don't realise it.
Been muttering that for a very long time

Sincerely Chris

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