User:Jodosma

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An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it. Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self sustained.

Mahatma Gandhi

Current obsession: Spelling errors (you can help)

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Music: I love Harry Nilsson, who was taken from us too soon.
He was amusing, speculative and funny.
But you might like White Rabbit, something dangerous
or more relaxing.
Here are some words of wisdom or you may prefer to have a laugh
or be uplifted.
Hackneyed phrases; "in terms of" is an abortion that should be deprecated by all who come across it. It destroys the grammar, many times switching subject and object to no purpose and for no reason. It can often be dropped altogether with no loss of meaning, or simply be replaced by a single short word such as "in" or "with" etc. It is profligately used mainly by media commentators, who should know better. Someone on the BBC once said, "This man's pay is low in terms of his wages." when all that is required to express that idea is, "This man is low-paid."
Gary O'Donoghue to Phil Williams: Tuesday 19 January 2016 said that someone was "left wing in terms of Jeremy Corbyn" which is gibberish of the worst kind, why could he have not said; "more left wing than Jeremy Corbyn"?. 20 minutes later, Williams himself asked of the DIY expert on the show if anything could be done "in terms of the sound proofing" instead of "about the sound proofing". John Wittingdale (Culture Sec. for the Government) February 2016: (I paraphrase) "in terms of my colleagues they will have to make their own mind up", instead of "My colleagues will have to make their own minds up". How can this very poor language continue? I welcome contributions but please put them on my talk page

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