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 Post subject: Re: Pedantry is alive and kicking on this board
PostPosted: 04 Nov 2018, 12:23 
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I used to work with someone like that :lol: . Always insisted on saying that people were "on annual leave", even if they were just having one day off!

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In the civil service it was always referred to as annual leave/ AL - but yes, that is ridiculous when (a) it's only a day and (b) you take it more than once a year. It even caused confusion at times, with assumptions that if someone was on annual leave they would be away for at least a fortnight, on their main holiday. Fortunately some sense set in and by the time I retired it was just 'leave'.


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Today I have been reading about an actor "exercising his demons".


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That must have been interesting :lol: .

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Alison H wrote:
That must have been interesting :lol: .


In my mind's eye, they're quite small, red and I have him taking them out on leads.


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Yes, I was wondering if they'd be on leads, or if they were let loose in a sort of super-gym...

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Alison H wrote:
That must have been interesting :lol: .


In my mind's eye, they're quite smalll, red and I have him taking them out on leads.



Love this!! :lol: :lol:


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Pedantic in a slightly different sense from most of the comments on here.

I phoned my local library, to do some preliminary research on holding a bookbinding workshop there. I used the number shown on their website for enquiries about booking events. Having explained why I was phoning, all the lady on the other end could tell me was the cost of room hire. She said I really needed to speak to one of the "Team Leaders", who could answer all my other questions, however she couldn't give me their phone number due to Data Protection Rules!

I have to say I found it so ludicrous that I just burst out laughing.


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I have to say I found it so ludicrous that I just burst out laughing.
Yes, I think I might well have, too!


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A client recently sent me her company's data for processing. When I asked for the password, she said that she couldn't tell me because of data protection. I'm still not sure how she thought I was going to process data I couldn't get to see Unfortunately, the new data protection laws are very badly thought out.

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I’m not sure it’s the law that’s the problem, its the way it’s being applied / misapplied.

If that is your client’s data and her password, ahe can give you permission to hold that data and use that password for a specific purpose, surely? If it’s third party data, well some more permissions might be needed, but still...

And someon’s business phone number isn’t necessarily personal data anyway, and even if it was, again permission can be obtained to provide the number.

Grrr!


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Alison H wrote:
A client recently sent me her company's data for processing. When I asked for the password, she said that she couldn't tell me because of data protection. I'm still not sure how she thought I was going to process data I couldn't get to see Unfortunately, the new data protection laws are very badly thought out.


All she needs to do is change the password to something she can tell you, and change it back again once you have done the necessary work. She doesn't need to tell you her own 'secret word' if she doesn't want to. Or if she's been using the same password forever, she should tell you that, and change to something else once you've accessed what you need.

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 Post subject: Re: Pedantry is alive and kicking on this board
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Alison H wrote:
A client recently sent me her company's data for processing. When I asked for the password, she said that she couldn't tell me because of data protection. I'm still not sure how she thought I was going to process data I couldn't get to see Unfortunately, the new data protection laws are very badly thought out.


That definitely tops my experience with the library!


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I get annoyed by books set in real geographical localities which I know, when they get details wrong. I have just finished reading Rebecca Tope's Crisis in the Cotswolds. The series is set in Gloucestershire, where I come from, so I know where all the places are, and in this one she mentions Broadway "over the border in Warwickshire". It's not - it's in Worcestershire. Doesn't affect the story at all, but errors like this niggle me!


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PostPosted: 16 Nov 2018, 21:39 
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When did "Remembrance" become "Rememberance? I'm hearing it a lot and it's really irritating me.

As someone who enjoys watching athletics, I also wince when I hear references to "atherletes which is happening more and more.


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Yes, and atherletics, too. But I think I'm even more irritated by nukular for nuclear - I once watched a documentary that had it liberally sprinkled throughout the commentary. Oh, and 'beeyootiful' for 'beautiful'...


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Yes, and atherletics, too. But I think I'm even more irritated by nukular for nuclear - I once watched a documentary that had it liberally sprinkled throughout the commentary. Oh, and 'beeyootiful' for 'beautiful'...


To say nothing of 'jewlery' for 'jewellery' - that used to drive me nuts years ago, but not so much today - perhaps it has now faded away in favour of the correct pronunciation?


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Another one is Febuary without the first r.


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But I think I'm even more irritated by nukular for nuclear - I once watched a documentary that had it liberally sprinkled throughout the commentary.


Apparently it was too hard to teach George W. Bush to say Nuclear correctly so the phrase "weapons of mass destruction" was developed instead (I have no idea if this is true or not).

It's a pet hate of mine too. I think I would have turned off the sound and read subtitles instead!


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