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Well, he won but.....

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 12:11


Well, he won but.....

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 12:03

There are certainly different styles of punctuation - when working on legal documents years ago there was hardly any punctuation used other than full stops - language had to be clear enough to be unambiguous without commas and colons.  

Nowadays the style of punctuation I learned in grammar school would be considered heavy-handed by editors of contemporary literature.  The old style will probably make a reappearance at some time - these things go in cycles - but  a 'light touch' is certainly what is favoured today.  

Last edited: 13 November 2016 12:04:07

Well, he won but.....

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 11:57


Posted: 13/11/2016 at 11:30

Thought as much Obelixx - probably the reason I don't live in France   

But there should be some Petit Salé - and Roquefort might do - and you have the wonderful Jambon de Vendée ... and you could always make a pork pie when you get that oven sorted out .... 


Posted: 13/11/2016 at 11:13

Eat them with a pork pie, smoked gammon, cold sliced Petit salé and stilton - I love them, but some people find them a bit OTT - best check with OH and perhaps get him to try one if he's not had them before - they're a bit of a faff to make if no one's going to enjoy them.  They're not easy to come by and usually only appear in the shops around now in the run up to Christmas.  

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 09:54

You can have my oomph Joyce - that way it'll not be my fault if I don't have any 


Posted: 13/11/2016 at 09:48

Dry them and store them in their shells.  Use with goats cheese, figs, honey and chicory or in cakes and sweetmeats.

Next year pick some while you can still get a darning needle through the green husk and brine and pickle them 

Well, he won but.....

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 09:39

Yes Papi Joe  I know and accept that - I am usually a pedant of the first order about my own writing (although not that of others, always bearing in mind that I am not aware of the circumstances under which the post is being made) - however this morning I was posting from my phone and punctuation isn't its strong point.  Bearing in mind that most posters write in a conversational manner, I  made the calculated decision not to make the effort to insert the comma, knowing that the regular members would understand my meaning when reading my post in context.  

When writing short stories, essays, plays and poetry my punctuation is more punctilious - however, when posting from a phone most people nowadays accept a slightly more punk approach - in future I shall have to remember that I'm not the only pedant on board and that I'm being marked with a red pen. 

Last edited: 13 November 2016 09:41:58

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 09:26

Yes Clari - I always bake a couple of batches ahead of time and freeze them - pop them in the oven from frozen and heat through and they're just as good as the day you first made them. 

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 07:52

Morning Obelixx   Second coffee here but I'm still under the duvet. 

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