Commuted membership (5 yrs for 4)?

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Re: Commuted membership (5 yrs for 4)?

Postby Bmblbzzz » 13 Feb 2019, 1:00pm

thirdcrank wrote:
mjr wrote:Why is this offer only open for commuters?


Assuming that's a serious question, I think it refers to the original meaning of commute = reduce. The extension of the word to daily travel to work is, AIUI, an American usage in that what we'd call a season ticket, is a commuted fare. People buying season tickets are commuters and eventually, all daily travellers became commuters, whether season ticket holders or not.

I'm not sure that's correct. I think the origin of commute is to do with change from one state to another rather than reduction. For instance, alchemists would talk of commuting lead into gold. From com (with) and mute = change. cf transmute, mutate, permutation. So commuting in the context of travel is regularly changing your place (between work and home).

However, I asssume mjr was making a pun rather than a serious enquiry.

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Re: Commuted membership (5 yrs for 4)?

Postby mjr » 13 Feb 2019, 1:03pm

No, I just thought it was a typo. R is above D on the usual keyboards.
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Re: Commuted membership (5 yrs for 4)?

Postby loch eck steve » 13 Feb 2019, 1:50pm

Bmblbzzz wrote:Well I phoned them yesterday, couldn't get through, after a couple of minutes got a recorded message saying leave your number and they'll get back. So far they haven't.

Hope you get things sorted .

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Re: Commuted membership (5 yrs for 4)?

Postby Bmblbzzz » 15 Feb 2019, 4:28pm

Yes, I gave them another call this morning and got through quite quickly. And then just five minutes ago they called me back from my earlier attempt to contact them! :roll:

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Re: Commuted membership (5 yrs for 4)?

Postby roger » 19 Feb 2019, 10:17pm

gaz wrote:
roger wrote:No membership page in Feb/Mar edition.

Page 14.

It's pretty truncated and not exactly conducive to sign up.