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I stand corrected but the sad part is I suspect you will continue to use the word 'sat' in the wrong tense 😒
I sincerely hope not - once bitten, twice shy. Alas, you are still avoiding the commas and full stops though! But I'll stop there - I don't want this to get combative because of me, though I generally pride myself on using language well - I was disappointed to see I'd fallen flat on my face in the example you quoted! I'll live and learn.
 
Don’t be so sure. My cousin is a very intelligent woman with a good job in IT, she often posts pictures of what she is eating or drinking on Farcebook…
We could hear their conversation so in this case I'm on fairly solid ground, though I take your point. Can't see how a picture of my pint would be of interest to anyone else in the entire world though, so personally I struggle to see how others' are. It feels a bit 'look at me' - though I'm not suggesting your cousin is that sort of person.
 
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We could hear their conversation so in this case I'm on fairly solid ground, though I take your point. Can't see how a picture of my pint would be of interest to anyone else in the entire world though, so personally I struggle to see how others' are. It feels a bit 'look at me' - though I'm not suggesting your cousin is that sort of person.
I also don't see the point but, it seems certain kinds of Farcebook "friends" do, for whatever reason and, it's not just the thickies doing it!
 
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It could be argued that unruly kids are in training for their future success in the world - a world where the most obnoxious are celebrated (stand by for the return of President Trump).

The most popular TV show, Traitors, is based on lies, deceit and manipulation - people love it.

Makes you wonder about the future...
 
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Can't see how a picture of my pint would be of interest to anyone else in the entire world though, so personally I struggle to see how others' are. It feels a bit 'look at me' - though I'm not suggesting your cousin is that sort of person.

I'll often post a picture of my pint to WhatsApp groups - it just means "I'm in the pub, fancy a pint?"

Or in the case of a pushy senior manager, who has no boundaries, and struggles to take no for an answer, it kills the conversation dead when he asks if I'll cover a late/night shift on a day off, rather than the back and forth that ensues if I don't... Sometimes I'm not even in the pub, or had a drink, but it shuts him up!
 
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Gray

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Political correctness.
I've just read the names given to six overground lines in London....
It's just to appear to be doing the right thing - I'm sure that many of those they're trying to impress....aren't impressed.

The PC idiots have mastered the art of patronising and annoying in equal measure 🙄
 
Those who speak loudly in public places. We went to an exhibition yesterday (cramming in an uncharacteristically cultural undertaking), and went for a bite to eat and a couple of pints in a nearby pub afterwards. The bloke in question was not only loud, but arrogant, stupid, peppered his conversation with the F word (one word in four or five, I'd have guessed), but was also loudly and unashamedly racist. I thought that even those who held such views would voice them with a degree of circumspection these days, but it appears not.
 
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Those who speak loudly in public places. We went to an exhibition yesterday (cramming in an uncharacteristically cultural undertaking), and went for a bite to eat and a couple of pints in a nearby pub afterwards. The bloke in question was not only loud, but arrogant, stupid, peppered his conversation with the F word (one word in four or five, I'd have guessed), but was also loudly and unashamedly racist. I thought that even those who held such views would voice them with a degree of circumspection these days, but it appears not.
I don't want to be seen as advocating the pro vaccine lobby but I do wish there was a vaccine for cretins.

I believe in the principle of the Freedom of Speech. However there has to be some degree of responsibility and accountability. If such freedoms encroach the freedom of others, then it should be deemed as ultra vires.
I draw the line, if it is inciting hatred towards a group of people, racism or it entails dehumanising a person from a certain country.
I'm surprised the landlord/business manager did not (maybe he/she did) have a quiet word in his ear.
 
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