On 6 Oct 2017 at 6:10pm Impressed wrote:
The famous Hearth has had a refurbishment and it is lovely!! The pizzas are still just as delicious if not tastier than before. I have just been for a brief meal and though I liked it before, it cannot be denied that now I love it - mass improvement. The atmosphere is nicer, the whole restaurant is cleaner and it is now less thrown together and more placed together carefully so your experience is thoroughly enjoyable. I would recommend checking it out as I'm definitely going back!!
On 6 Oct 2017 at 6:23pm Inthegutter wrote:
Part of the Hearth's charm was how dilapidated it was.
On 6 Oct 2017 at 8:41pm Tom Pain wrote:
I'd try something a bit more radical on a bus,an IED perhaps.
On 6 Oct 2017 at 8:55pm Cynic wrote:
Thank you manager of The Hearth.
On 6 Oct 2017 at 9:35pm Tom pain wrote:
You might regret that one when you sober up Tom
On 6 Oct 2017 at 11:00pm LouOfLewes wrote:
Hope you're right. Ordered a takeaway pizza from there a few weeks ago for the first time and found the food underwhelming (considering it's supposed to be 'Award Winning'). Ended up[ with a misshapen pizza that didn't fill the box and was substantially lacking cheese.
On 6 Oct 2017 at 11:04pm only me wrote:
Lame attempt at self promotion!
On 7 Oct 2017 at 12:00am Pizza wrote:
Way too stingy with the toppings unfortunately for me which was so disappointing as I love a napoletana and its just not like in Italy where they do not hold back on the anchovies, capers & cheese which makes the pizza much tastier and addictive. If they could blow us away with decadant toppings to match the fantastic bases they already produce then they would really be onto something, more boldness with flavour required to wow customers and grow the business! Don't think I've seen any new and exciting changes on the menu recently or anything tangible to get me back, to be honest, i've forgotten about them!? A refurb is great but give me a punchy luxurious pizza, that's what will reel me in, It's not just about baking the pizza, it's what's on top that is equally important!!
On 7 Oct 2017 at 6:54am Pedant wrote:
I suppose 'decadant' is meant to be 'decadent', which means 'characterized by or reflecting a state of moral or cultural decline'. What an interesting pizza topping that would be. This is the trap people fall into when their minds are taken over by marketing talk.
On 7 Oct 2017 at 8:14am Mark wrote:
Pedant, it's perfectly fine to bend the use of words to suit your meaning. PG Wodehouse was the master of this. A decadent pizza. That's good use of imagery. And there's a sentence fragment that fits. If all colourful use of the language is unacceptable to you then you are indeed a pedant.
On 7 Oct 2017 at 1:01pm Takka da pizza wrote:
It's just self promotion and DFL speak. The image I have of the Bus Station is of the Gents @ the far end of the building
On 9 Oct 2017 at 11:49am The Greek wrote:
@Pedant, it's "characterise". We're not in America.
On 9 Oct 2017 at 12:26pm Pedant wrote:
The Greek: This may interest you, from the Oxford Dictionaries website:
'Many people visiting the World (non-US) version of our website ask us why we spell words such as realize, finalize, and organize with ‘-ize’ spellings, rather than ‘-ise’. There’s a widespread belief that these spellings belong only to American English, and that British English should use the ‘-ise’ forms instead, i.e. realise, finalise, and organise.
'In fact, the ‘-ize’ forms have been in use in English spelling since the 15th century: they didn’t originate in American use, even though they are now standard in US English...
'The use of ‘-ize’ spellings is part of the house style at Oxford University Press. It reflects the style adopted in the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary (which was published in parts from 1884 to 1928) and in the first editions of Hart’s Rules (1904) and the Authors’ and Printers’ Dictionary (1905). These early works chose the ‘-ize’ spellings as their preferred forms for etymological reasons: the -ize ending corresponds to the Greek verb endings -izo and –izein.'
If you read on you'll find yourself a much better informed person.
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On 9 Oct 2017 at 3:04pm Bob wrote:
Haha! Nice work Pedant. It always amuses me how many people like The Greek complain about the Americanization of the English language but have little knowledge of the ins and outs of British English themselves. They get a little kick out of presenting themselves as knowledgeable and well educated and 'pointing out others' mistakes' but they don't actually know nuffink!
On 9 Oct 2017 at 9:16pm Pedant. wrote:
Quite right Bob! I am so pleased with myself for getting all the words correct and being able to look things up very quickly on google. Just now I gave myself a little pat on my back and skipped to the kettle to make myself a little congratulations tea. Oh, it's a wonderful wonderful life!!