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The Nights

Postby claymore » Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:13 pm

surely a bit darker a bit sooner tonight?
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Re: The Nights

Postby Booby Trapper » Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:29 pm

Aye, the're fair drawin' in

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Re: The Nights

Postby Alan_D » Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:27 pm

Wrong, wrong, wrong.
Although the longest day is June 21st, the latest sunset in the northern hemisphere is about a week later.
Look up analemma.

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Re: The Nights

Postby claymore » Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:48 am

Fascinating
BUT
when I posted it was almost dark

The evening before was still quite light at the same time.

Anyway - it has nothing to with anything apart from my childish need to get a nights are drawing in/ nights are getting lighter post in before the other children.
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Re: The Nights

Postby jim.r » Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:34 am

I'm surprised the sun makes a difference to you! here in deepeat englandshire the gloom from the overcast sky only varies marginally over a 24 hour period!

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Re: The Nights

Postby ubergeekian » Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:47 am

Alan_D wrote:Wrong, wrong, wrong.
Although the longest day is June 21st, the latest sunset in the northern hemisphere is about a week later.
Look up analemma.


I tried a google search on "analemma". My wife is now seeing lawyers. Thanks a heap.

On the upside, Emma looks very friendly and remarkably accommodating.
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Re: The Nights

Postby Booby Trapper » Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:40 pm

Alan_D wrote:Wrong, wrong, wrong.
Although the longest day is June 21st, the latest sunset in the northern hemisphere is about a week later.
Look up analemma.


I knew that but I wanted to be first to say it this year

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Re: The Nights

Postby claymore » Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:00 pm

I feel that was inferred in my post therefore technically, I believe you came 2nd.
December?
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Re: The Nights

Postby Booby Trapper » Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:39 am

claymore wrote:I feel that was inferred in my post therefore technically, I believe you came 2nd.
December?

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Re: The Nights

Postby marisca » Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:13 am

claymore wrote:I feel that was inferred in my post therefore technically, I believe you came 2nd.
December?


It saddens me when a man, who most certainly should know better, misuses the language so badly. How can anyone accept his opinions on any matter, even the setting of the sun, after such a display?

Write out 500 times -
"A writer or speaker implies something; the reader or listener may infer something from those words."

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Re: The Nights

Postby Booby Trapper » Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:51 am

marisca wrote:
claymore wrote:I feel that was inferred in my post therefore technically, I believe you came 2nd.
December?


It saddens me when a man, who most certainly should know better, misuses the language so badly. How can anyone accept his opinions on any matter, even the setting of the sun, after such a display?

Write out 500 times -
"A writer or speaker implies something; the reader or listener may infer something from those words."


http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/infer

NO 4. to hint, to imply to suggest.

I think he got it right.

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Re: The Nights

Postby marisca » Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:16 am

Booby Trapper wrote:
marisca wrote:
claymore wrote:I feel that was inferred in my post therefore technically, I believe you came 2nd.
December?


It saddens me when a man, who most certainly should know better, misuses the language so badly. How can anyone accept his opinions on any matter, even the setting of the sun, after such a display?

Write out 500 times -
"A writer or speaker implies something; the reader or listener may infer something from those words."


http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/infer

NO 4. to hint, to imply to suggest.

I think he got it right.


I regret that quoting a dubious internet source from an ex-colony that has managed to boldly* mangle the English language, grammar and spelling does not prove anything. Claymore is of an age and education where he should know the difference and I expect is abjectly ashamed of his error.

*deliberate!

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Re: The Nights

Postby claymore » Sat Jun 23, 2012 2:04 pm

Oh dear - sorry
I am writing to Mr Gove to ask if he could nullify my O level English and put me in for a resit once they come out again.

Apart from that I were furst to mention the drawing in of the nights
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Postby claymore » Sat Jun 23, 2012 2:05 pm

Oh dear - sorry
I am writing to Mr Gove to ask if he could nullify my O level English and put me in for a resit once they come out again.

Apart from that I were furst to mention the drawing in of the nights and in this olympic year- sod the taking part, its the winning that matters
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Re: The Nights

Postby Booby Trapper » Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:01 pm

marisca wrote:[I regret that quoting a dubious internet source from an ex-colony that has managed to boldly* mangle the English language, grammar and spelling does not prove anything. Claymore is of an age and education where he should know the difference and I expect is abjectly ashamed of his error.

*deliberate!


I stand corrected. It would seem it's a common mistake and myself and Claymore have made it.
From the Oxford English

"There is a distinction in meaning between infer and imply. In the sentence the speaker implied that the General had been a traitor, implied means that the speaker subtly suggested that this man was a traitor (though nothing so explicit was actually stated). However, in we inferred from his words that the General had been a traitor, inferred means that something in the speaker’s words enabled the listeners to deduce that the man was a traitor. The two words infer and imply can describe the same event, but from different angles. Use of infer to mean imply, as in are you inferring that I’m a liar? (instead of are you implying that I’m a liar?), is an extremely common error."

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