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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Dec 2017 10:01 p.m. PST

Beautifull building…




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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP18 Dec 2017 10:22 p.m. PST

Beautiful piece. I like how he set it slightly off angle too.


Glengarry518 Dec 2017 10:22 p.m. PST

Nice… but those Ashigari are a long way from home!

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP19 Dec 2017 3:04 a.m. PST

Never seen "The Silence"?

Portuguese church in Japan….might last about 5 minutes mind you

Footslogger19 Dec 2017 4:19 a.m. PST

A fine piece of work. I'd be proud to own that.

BalinBalan Inactive Member19 Dec 2017 5:59 a.m. PST

That's a nice peninsular building found in The Peninsula.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP19 Dec 2017 6:11 a.m. PST

Nope, it is a nice Peninsular building found in the Peninsula.

A peninsular building found in the Peninsula would mean it was a sticking out shape, basically, in Iberia. Takes an Irishman to write The Queen's English.

"No man is an island, he's peninsula……."

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP19 Dec 2017 6:47 a.m. PST

You know………you can point out all the weird and wrong grammar……but you are fighting a losing battle. People, even native English speakers seem to think a plural is a possessive, for example. and they drop the "of" from " a couple of X"….if you have to drop the "of" its " a few"……..anyway, it drives me up the wall, but I have really gone the way of "what's the point anymore…"

Artilleryman19 Dec 2017 7:00 a.m. PST

Wenn wir nur Deutsch benutzen, sind die Regeln so einfach.

Dave Woodchuck Inactive Member19 Dec 2017 9:02 a.m. PST

*Wenn wir nur Deutsch benutzen würden, wären die Regeln so einfach* is what you meant right? <I'm just being a punk>

42flanker19 Dec 2017 9:02 a.m. PST


grenadier corporal19 Dec 2017 9:14 a.m. PST

"Wenn wir nur Deutsch benützten, …"
Wenn-Sätze sind würdelos!

Sorry, I couldn't resist.
"If we only used German, everything would be so easy" – I hope this translation is grammatically correct … in English, of course.

BalinBalan Inactive Member19 Dec 2017 9:34 a.m. PST

@deadhead: Well done; you spotted the deliberate mistake.

Artilleryman19 Dec 2017 9:55 a.m. PST


Murvihill19 Dec 2017 10:13 a.m. PST

I wish you would stop using Greek, it's the only language I don't understand.

Supercilius Maximus Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member19 Dec 2017 10:16 a.m. PST


Bless you!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Dec 2017 11:12 a.m. PST

Happy you like it boys!. (smile)


Le Breton Inactive Member19 Dec 2017 11:46 a.m. PST

"If we only used German, everything would be so easy"
"only used" ---> expresses a wish that we switch to using (always) one language, German

But also ….

"If only we used German, everything would be so easy"
"If only" ---> expresses a wish to switch to German, with a promised better result, but does not imply that it would be the only language ever used

And I do not know which is closer to the meaning in German.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP19 Dec 2017 11:55 a.m. PST

Even I dropped the indefinite article in my Jefferson Airplane quote…"No man etc……..he is a peninsula". Flawed English!

My four pet hates;

I would of thought that someone would notice.
It's result is obvious
The regiment are retreating……
To bravely reform in the woods.

But split infinitives I can live with

AussieAndy Supporting Member of TMP19 Dec 2017 4:12 p.m. PST

They didn't learn me much grammar what when I was at school. I was one of the experimented on generation who were expected to just pick up grammar as we went along. I had pretty much the same experience with handwriting. I take a rather jaundiced view when teachers proclaim that they are the only ones that know anything about education.

My current bugbears are (1) people switching back and forth between the plural and the singular; and (2) how various once useful words have become useless through misuse, such as reform, refute, unique, disinterested and surreal. A while ago, I heard a chap on the news refer to the sight of a great white pointer shark in the ocean as "surreal". No, surreal would be if it was dressed in a top hat and tails, and dancing across the top of the waves with Ginger Rogers.

4th Cuirassier19 Dec 2017 4:54 p.m. PST

@ Aussie Andy

The one that ticks me off is the overuse of "incredibly" to mean "rather" or "really quite".

Gratuitous coinages are irritating – "comedic" when we have the perfectly serviceable "comic".

The other one that irritates me is "alternate" as an adjective to mean "alternative".

AussieAndy Supporting Member of TMP19 Dec 2017 8:59 p.m. PST

I forgot "one of the only", as in "Bob is one of the only taxidermists in Melbourne". What sort of nonsense is that?

dibble Inactive Member19 Dec 2017 10:50 p.m. PST

I can't stand people who use the word 'then' when they should mean 'than' and 'than' when they should mean then.

A couple of easy examples where the words are used incorrectly:

"Rather then…." "But than…."

Paul :)

DHautpol20 Dec 2017 6:45 a.m. PST

And then there is "Can I get a coffee, please" rather than "Can I have a coffee, please".

Still, at least they say 'please'.

Artilleryman20 Dec 2017 7:37 a.m. PST

What an esoteric discussion on a wargaming and modelling chat room.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP20 Dec 2017 8:36 a.m. PST

But even then, although you are physically able to get a coffee, ie you "can", the question is whether the person addressed is prepared to facilitate the supply of such a beverage. "May I…..etc"……..

Only just noticed that the building is indeed set on the base at an angle. It transforms the appearance……..

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP20 Dec 2017 8:38 a.m. PST

But even then, although you are physically able to get a coffee, ie you "can", the question is whether the person addressed is prepared to facilitate the supply of such a beverage. "May I…..etc"……..

Only just noticed that the building is indeed set on the base at an angle. It transforms the appearance……..

"Esoteric" is a nice word for a wargaming and modelling chat room too. Good stuff!

Tango must be wondering what he started here (Grin)

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Dec 2017 11:56 a.m. PST



Empires at War Sponsoring Member of TMP20 Dec 2017 12:44 p.m. PST

Disgusted in the lot of you. Not oee started a sentence off with 'So'

AussieAndy Supporting Member of TMP20 Dec 2017 1:25 p.m. PST

This morning, the newspaper refers to Stuart Broad, the English cricketer, as "appearing disinterested". Sigh.

Lambert Supporting Member of TMP20 Dec 2017 1:42 p.m. PST

I went to the grocers yesterday to buy carrot's off of him. Incredibly there was less than three customers. Rhetorical question anyone?

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP20 Dec 2017 2:02 p.m. PST

Just for fun. Count the errors in Lamberts' (only kidding) text.

"Rhetorical" is really tricky. I always thought it meant a way of posing a question that does not seek an answer. Two sons, who are History BA, one now even an MA, tell me their (sic) is more to that……..

What do I know? I extract tonsils……..I want to redo his sentence but hesitate. I am Irish born…….living in the UK since I was 4 months old….

"Was" is right, but it should be "fewer than". Dodgy apostrophe and one missing….odd comma too……….

Remember when semi colon and parentheses were more than just things to finish a message on a electric mobile telephone as a "text"? An Emoticon , I believe is the current phrase, as now used, by human females, who press their thumbs onto their incredible-potential communication devices, each user with a BMI greater than their age, whilst they push their offspring into oncoming traffic, totally oblivious to they're (sic) surroundings.

4th Cuirassier20 Dec 2017 4:37 p.m. PST

Fewer is an adjective, less is an adverb. It's not difficult…

Re "Can I get a coffee", I think soon the words 'please' and 'thank you' will disappear to be replaced by 'yeah' and 'nice one'. "Can I get a coffee, yeah? …Nice one."

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