[mythtv-users] OT: TiVo cracks down on grammar

Gert van der Knokke gertk at xs4all.nl
Tue Dec 14 21:29:15 UTC 2004


Lane Schwartz wrote:

>On Wed, 15 Dec 2004 17:59:00 -0000, Neil Davidson <lists at backslash.co.uk> wrote:
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>>Like in the UK you don't say you are going to vacuum your house (unless you
>>are trying to sound posh), you get the Hoover out, even it is made by
>>someone else. The exception to this is Dyson, people actually call it a
>>Dyson.
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Even worse, if you are going to 'vacuum' your house, how will you live 
in it ?
How do you seal the doors and windows to keep that vacuum in ? :-)

If you hear the Dutch word for Hoover/vacuum cleaner:  (translated) 
Dust-Sucker... Ah well..
But everybody calls it just that.. ('stofzuiger' that is...)

And for Dyson.. ahem.. Well it isn't a vacuum cleaner so why call it 
one... ;-)

Gert




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