English Language - what "Does your head in" ??

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Postby Mick F » 1 May 2018, 5:18pm

One line I heard on R4 yesterday, was that Sainsbury's have bought Asda. Not merged, but bought.
Not heard that since.
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Postby thirdcrank » 1 May 2018, 5:45pm

I believe Walmart is getting out of the UK, in much the same way as Tesco pulled out of the US and M&S scaled back everywhere.

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Postby brynpoeth » 1 May 2018, 6:38pm

Many *associates* will be *released*
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Postby brynpoeth » 1 May 2018, 8:42pm

I do love synonyms, there are so many different words with similar meanings

Dwell, reside, abide, stay, live, inhabit, occupy....

Sorry, I hope positive thread drift is allowed :wink:
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Postby Mick F » 1 May 2018, 9:26pm

thirdcrank wrote:I believe Walmart is getting out of the UK, in much the same way as Tesco pulled out of the US and M&S scaled back everywhere.
That explains a great deal.
Asda have been bought out because Walmart have pulled the plug.
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Postby Mick F » 2 May 2018, 10:08am

This makes me laugh :lol: :lol:
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Postby horizon » 2 May 2018, 12:53pm

If anybody knows what is going on here I would appreciate it. I've raised it before in this thread. This is a headliine from the Guardian but the BBC also now uses this form. Does anyone know why?

Austerity is causing huge damage: readers on the England local elections

Which form would you have used (either in the past or now)?
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Postby JamesE » 2 May 2018, 1:14pm

horizon wrote:If anybody knows what is going on here I would appreciate it. I've raised it before in this thread. This is a headliine from the Guardian but the BBC also now uses this form. Does anyone know why?

Austerity is causing huge damage: readers on the England local elections

Which form would you have used (either in the past or now)?

Obvious answer is simple SEO: you're more likely to be Googling something like "local elections England" than "English" and so the headline is targeted accordingly. Compare and contrast the search results:
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Postby Bmblbzzz » 2 May 2018, 1:58pm

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brynpoeth wrote:Many *associates* will be *released*

They were but haven't been for a few decades.
https://youtu.be/Ww2AYxrPqkk

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Postby thirdcrank » 2 May 2018, 3:00pm

Re England/English local elections.

Try comparing Leeds and Leodensian local elections. :wink:

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Postby thirdcrank » 13 May 2018, 1:22pm

How's this for a mangled metaphor

Her belief that Labour should "modernise" was passionately held - forged at the coal face of a decade of Labour local activism.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-44098760

(Why not something about treading the grapes in the New Labour champagne vineyards?)

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Postby Mick F » 14 May 2018, 8:50am

Wonderful! :lol:

Just been looking for examples and found this:
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Postby Graham » 15 May 2018, 8:07am

:lol: