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litter pickers

On 11 Jul 2012 at 6:02pm jamie wrote:
i was driving home today and i saw some litter pickers cleaning up The Cuilfail Tunnel weeds the overgrowth and litter there must be a big event coming up because i have never seen them there before come to think off it there is quite allot off litter in Lewes if there can clean it up for the Olympic torch cant they clean it like that ever week
On 11 Jul 2012 at 7:33pm Old Cynic wrote:
Ive been complaining to the Town Council for years about the state of Malling St / Hill and Ive never had the courtesy of a reply - my latest message to them was last week pointing out how crap the place looked considering a big event is on the way - funny how they find the staff / money to do it now!
On 11 Jul 2012 at 8:30pm drone wrote:
Possibly because it is not the responsibility of the Town Council.
On 11 Jul 2012 at 8:36pm the old mayor wrote:
See all that Olympic money not completely wasted - a litter free town for a couple of days !! Come on Team GB !!
On 11 Jul 2012 at 9:51pm pedant wrote:
I'm really sorry jamie but your literacy makes me despair. It is the same sort of ill-education that makes car drivers throw litter out of their windows and then their defence is that someone is paid to pick up the rubbish, so what's the problem? I think I'm becoming my parents!
On 12 Jul 2012 at 7:50pm padster wrote:
Normally, Pedant just annoys me due to his / her unbelievably superior tone, however Jamie, a full stop at the very least would be nice, no punctuation whatsoever, still it does not make you a bad person.
Normally Pedant rules of grammar require we capitalise the first letter when writing people's names.
I am sure as someone who dispenses with advice one can take it also?
On 12 Jul 2012 at 10:49pm brixtonbelle wrote:
Stop it, Padster, too funny. No commas in second or third paragraph, and what do you mean by "dispenses with advice" ? !!!
On 12 Jul 2012 at 11:16pm padster wrote:
Dear Brixtonbelle
3rd person singular present of dis-pense (Verb)
1.Distribute or provide (a service or information) to a number of people.
2.(of a machine) Supply (a product or cash).
I mean in relation to number 1, dispenses with opinion / advice re grammar
I must admit my use of commas is unconstrained ! Importantly I do not profess to know all ....Regards BB.

On 12 Jul 2012 at 11:18pm padster wrote:
I dont know why there are so many smiley's.....sorry.
On 13 Jul 2012 at 11:16am Brixtonbelle wrote:
I think common usage would phrase it without the 'with'. IE To dispense advice. But I too, do not profess to know it all and maybe I misunderstood your meaning !!!
On 13 Jul 2012 at 4:36pm padster wrote:
Without the "with" , it does not sound or read well; but we are now in danger of hijacking this thread, stand down BB as will I , but your advice is informative and welcome, accepted with thanks.

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