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 Its-code-red-for-Scottish-Independence
Topic Originator: Tenruh  
Date:   Tue 23 Aug 17:15

Nice wee article by Robin McAlpine.

http://robinmcalpine.org/its-code-red-for-scottish-independence/[\url]
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 Re: Its-code-red-for-Scottish-Independence
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Tue 23 Aug 21:00

http://robinmcalpine.org/its-code-red-for-scottish-independence/

We are forever shaped by the Children we once were
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 Re: Its-code-red-for-Scottish-Independence
Topic Originator: Parboiled  
Date:   Wed 24 Aug 09:24

He’s been saying much the same for years.

Another long winded way of saying “we have and are still being have been mugged”



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 Re: Its-code-red-for-Scottish-Independence
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Wed 24 Aug 10:14

`Another long winded way of saying “we have and are still being have been mugged”`.

Just as well you edited that otherwise it might have made sense.

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 Re: Its-code-red-for-Scottish-Independence
Topic Originator: Parboiled  
Date:   Wed 24 Aug 10:50

The “we” refers to you and your fellow mugs.

Heigh ho.. get your boots on for another march up the hill and doon again…

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 Re: Its-code-red-for-Scottish-Independence
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Wed 24 Aug 10:53

Read it again. It still doesn`t make sense.

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 Re: Its-code-red-for-Scottish-Independence
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Wed 24 Aug 11:32

Wee Eck has got you Parboiled. Your sentence doesn`t make sense grammatically. Think you`ve added one word too many.

And although my eyes were open
They just might as well be closed
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 Re: Its-code-red-for-Scottish-Independence
Topic Originator: Parboiled  
Date:   Wed 24 Aug 12:56

Oh dear, Mrs P hadn’t given my pince- nez its morning polish.
That’s her Woman’s Realm up the spout for a month.

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 Re: Its-code-red-for-Scottish-Independence
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Wed 24 Aug 15:23

LOL ^^^

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 Re: Its-code-red-for-Scottish-Independence
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Wed 24 Aug 16:27

Thank goodness it was Mrs P`s fault. I was worried it might be due to a poor education.

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 Re: Its-code-red-for-Scottish-Independence
Topic Originator: Tad Allagash  
Date:   Wed 24 Aug 18:11

wee eck wrote:

> Thank goodness it was Mrs P`s fault. I was worried it might be
> due to a poor education.
>
>

You mean ‘owing to a poor education’? 😀

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 Re: Its-code-red-for-Scottish-Independence
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Wed 24 Aug 18:56

Either is acceptable according to my dictionary. `On account of` is another option.

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 Re: Its-code-red-for-Scottish-Independence
Topic Originator: Tad Allagash  
Date:   Wed 24 Aug 19:42

Aye, anything goes in those modern dictionaries.

It used to be that you could say:

The train was late owing to snow.

Or you could say:

The train’s lateness was due to snow.

But this distinction is pretty subtle and too pedantic even for me.

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