Help create public art for Weymouth

A SCULPTURE or other piece of public art is set to adorn the Weymouth Gateway site.

Artists are now being asked for their input.

The piece will be located at the Mercery Road development, which includes a new Sainsbury’s, Whitbread restaurant and hotel, and New Look Support Centre.

New Look is funding the whole project as part of its planning agreement with Weymouth and Portland Borough Council guiding the scheme.

The search is now on for an artist or group of artists with a suitable background to create the scheme of public art.

They would work with the community to create the piece.

For more information, including to download the artist’s brief visit weymouthandportlandpartnership.org

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11:43am Mon 12 Nov 12

Throckape says...

Not more 'rocks on sticks' ...
Not more 'rocks on sticks' ... Throckape

12:59pm Mon 12 Nov 12

cecilbdoomil says...

Glad to hear the tax payer is footing the bill for more of this public art nonsense for a change.
Glad to hear the tax payer is footing the bill for more of this public art nonsense for a change. cecilbdoomil

1:00pm Mon 12 Nov 12

cecilbdoomil says...

is not I mean...
is not I mean... cecilbdoomil

1:20pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Dave Aitch says...

Another distraction at an important junction.
Another distraction at an important junction. Dave Aitch

1:23pm Mon 12 Nov 12

cecilbdoomil says...

If this "Art" is worth a flying **** and if anyone was even the slightest bit interested in it without it being forced on them why don;t it fund itself with making a profit, you know like anything worth while that people actually need or want.

You know why...because it's crap and nobody really wants it, save for a few "chums" and their left wing civil service cronies.
If this "Art" is worth a flying **** and if anyone was even the slightest bit interested in it without it being forced on them why don;t it fund itself with making a profit, you know like anything worth while that people actually need or want. You know why...because it's crap and nobody really wants it, save for a few "chums" and their left wing civil service cronies. cecilbdoomil

3:11pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Bob Goulding says...

cecilbdoomil wrote:
If this "Art" is worth a flying **** and if anyone was even the slightest bit interested in it without it being forced on them why don;t it fund itself with making a profit, you know like anything worth while that people actually need or want.

You know why...because it's crap and nobody really wants it, save for a few "chums" and their left wing civil service cronies.
If the real Cecil B. DeMille knew that you were preaching this sort of prejudiced and ill-informed claptrap under his name (albeit thinly disguised) he would be turning in his grave.

Whatever it is that is motivating you I suggest you either take more water with it or abstain altogether.
[quote][p][bold]cecilbdoomil[/bold] wrote: If this "Art" is worth a flying **** and if anyone was even the slightest bit interested in it without it being forced on them why don;t it fund itself with making a profit, you know like anything worth while that people actually need or want. You know why...because it's crap and nobody really wants it, save for a few "chums" and their left wing civil service cronies.[/p][/quote]If the real Cecil B. DeMille knew that you were preaching this sort of prejudiced and ill-informed claptrap under his name (albeit thinly disguised) he would be turning in his grave. Whatever it is that is motivating you I suggest you either take more water with it or abstain altogether. Bob Goulding

3:38pm Mon 12 Nov 12

ILoveWeymouth says...

My goodness what a bunch of whiners the correspondants here seem to be.
How about finding out what the artwork might be before dismissing it? How about giving some real support and vision to making Weymouth an even greater place to live?
My goodness what a bunch of whiners the correspondants here seem to be. How about finding out what the artwork might be before dismissing it? How about giving some real support and vision to making Weymouth an even greater place to live? ILoveWeymouth

4:11pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Bob Goulding says...

ILoveWeymouth wrote:
My goodness what a bunch of whiners the correspondants here seem to be.
How about finding out what the artwork might be before dismissing it? How about giving some real support and vision to making Weymouth an even greater place to live?
I'm with you. You cannot have enough of this sort of thing as it serves to highlight the rich historical, cultural and artistic aspects of the borough that might otherwise be overlooked by the casual passer-through. It is an ideal opportunity to showcase new talent and to promote pride in our region and positive involvement from the community as a whole.
[quote][p][bold]ILoveWeymouth[/bold] wrote: My goodness what a bunch of whiners the correspondants here seem to be. How about finding out what the artwork might be before dismissing it? How about giving some real support and vision to making Weymouth an even greater place to live?[/p][/quote]I'm with you. You cannot have enough of this sort of thing as it serves to highlight the rich historical, cultural and artistic aspects of the borough that might otherwise be overlooked by the casual passer-through. It is an ideal opportunity to showcase new talent and to promote pride in our region and positive involvement from the community as a whole. Bob Goulding

4:21pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Dave Aitch says...

I agree with Bob & ILW. Great to have art around the area. Wouldn't it be better placed where it could be appreciated by everyone and not just a fleeting glance when waiting in a queue ?
I agree with Bob & ILW. Great to have art around the area. Wouldn't it be better placed where it could be appreciated by everyone and not just a fleeting glance when waiting in a queue ? Dave Aitch

4:31pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Bob Goulding says...

Dave Aitch wrote:
I agree with Bob & ILW. Great to have art around the area. Wouldn't it be better placed where it could be appreciated by everyone and not just a fleeting glance when waiting in a queue ?
Let's hope it will be more visible than that.
[quote][p][bold]Dave Aitch[/bold] wrote: I agree with Bob & ILW. Great to have art around the area. Wouldn't it be better placed where it could be appreciated by everyone and not just a fleeting glance when waiting in a queue ?[/p][/quote]Let's hope it will be more visible than that. Bob Goulding

2:02am Tue 13 Nov 12

Isosceles says...

Dave Aitch says - Wouldn't it be better placed where it could be appreciated by everyone and not just a fleeting glance.
He could be referring to the 'rox on stix' which drivers don't see if they are paying proper attention to the road and other vehicles around them.
Another poorly sited statue is the one on the right as you travel up New Road on Portland (The Spirit of Portland). This can only be approached on foot if you are able-bodied because there are no disabled car parks nearby.
Dave Aitch says - Wouldn't it be better placed where it could be appreciated by everyone and not just a fleeting glance. He could be referring to the 'rox on stix' which drivers don't see if they are paying proper attention to the road and other vehicles around them. Another poorly sited statue is the one on the right as you travel up New Road on Portland (The Spirit of Portland). This can only be approached on foot if you are able-bodied because there are no disabled car parks nearby. Isosceles

7:32am Tue 13 Nov 12

Throckape says...

The Money would be better spent on facilities in the area.

We already have a huge number of statues compared to somewhere like the whole of Poole and Bournemouth...
The Money would be better spent on facilities in the area. We already have a huge number of statues compared to somewhere like the whole of Poole and Bournemouth... Throckape

9:04am Tue 13 Nov 12

Dave Aitch says...

Yes, "rox on stix" is a good example of a lack of forethought by those who should know better. Especially when so much money was frittered away on it. If the idea of art is for people to look at it, then the piece has to be in a prominent position. A good example of this, now, is the Olympic rings at the top of the Isle. Visitors can park up quite close and walk a short distance to admire the view and the Olympic rings. Unlike the "rox on stix" . If the next piece of art ends up on the roundabout outside Morrisons, for example, it would be a waste. Throckape: Excellent point, but as the original article states, "New Look is funding the whole project as part of its planning agreement with Weymouth and Portland Borough Council guiding the scheme." Perhaps in the future, W&PBC could suggest that if companies would like to contribute to the area, they could do so in a more practical and functional way.
Yes, "rox on stix" is a good example of a lack of forethought by those who should know better. Especially when so much money was frittered away on it. If the idea of art is for people to look at it, then the piece has to be in a prominent position. A good example of this, now, is the Olympic rings at the top of the Isle. Visitors can park up quite close and walk a short distance to admire the view and the Olympic rings. Unlike the "rox on stix" . If the next piece of art ends up on the roundabout outside Morrisons, for example, it would be a waste. Throckape: Excellent point, but as the original article states, "New Look is funding the whole project as part of its planning agreement with Weymouth and Portland Borough Council guiding the scheme." Perhaps in the future, W&PBC could suggest that if companies would like to contribute to the area, they could do so in a more practical and functional way. Dave Aitch

9:20am Tue 13 Nov 12

PossumGoose says...

Agree, PLEASE no more rox-on-stixs. Maybe we could get that nice Mr Gormley to do us an Angel of the South.
But seeing it’s funded by NewLook it would probably bear a remarkable resemblance to a skinny manikin in a dodgy frock.
Agree, PLEASE no more rox-on-stixs. Maybe we could get that nice Mr Gormley to do us an Angel of the South. But seeing it’s funded by NewLook it would probably bear a remarkable resemblance to a skinny manikin in a dodgy frock. PossumGoose

11:01am Tue 13 Nov 12

cecilbdoomil says...

Bob Goulding wrote:
cecilbdoomil wrote:
If this "Art" is worth a flying **** and if anyone was even the slightest bit interested in it without it being forced on them why don;t it fund itself with making a profit, you know like anything worth while that people actually need or want.

You know why...because it's crap and nobody really wants it, save for a few "chums" and their left wing civil service cronies.
If the real Cecil B. DeMille knew that you were preaching this sort of prejudiced and ill-informed claptrap under his name (albeit thinly disguised) he would be turning in his grave.

Whatever it is that is motivating you I suggest you either take more water with it or abstain altogether.
Sorry was it "waycsist" towards statues or something? Give me a break you bleeding heart. It is no coincidence that while the more idiots we have running things putting up more and more "public art" at the exact same time this town has been going down the toilet.

Waste of money and time. I stand by what I said, if this nonsense was worth the slightest ****, it could finance itself. Why don't the scroungers, sorry "artists" finance it? I wonder why?
[quote][p][bold]Bob Goulding[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cecilbdoomil[/bold] wrote: If this "Art" is worth a flying **** and if anyone was even the slightest bit interested in it without it being forced on them why don;t it fund itself with making a profit, you know like anything worth while that people actually need or want. You know why...because it's crap and nobody really wants it, save for a few "chums" and their left wing civil service cronies.[/p][/quote]If the real Cecil B. DeMille knew that you were preaching this sort of prejudiced and ill-informed claptrap under his name (albeit thinly disguised) he would be turning in his grave. Whatever it is that is motivating you I suggest you either take more water with it or abstain altogether.[/p][/quote]Sorry was it "waycsist" towards statues or something? Give me a break you bleeding heart. It is no coincidence that while the more idiots we have running things putting up more and more "public art" at the exact same time this town has been going down the toilet. Waste of money and time. I stand by what I said, if this nonsense was worth the slightest ****, it could finance itself. Why don't the scroungers, sorry "artists" finance it? I wonder why? cecilbdoomil

11:36am Tue 13 Nov 12

Bob Goulding says...

cecilbdoomil wrote:
Bob Goulding wrote:
cecilbdoomil wrote:
If this "Art" is worth a flying **** and if anyone was even the slightest bit interested in it without it being forced on them why don;t it fund itself with making a profit, you know like anything worth while that people actually need or want.

You know why...because it's crap and nobody really wants it, save for a few "chums" and their left wing civil service cronies.
If the real Cecil B. DeMille knew that you were preaching this sort of prejudiced and ill-informed claptrap under his name (albeit thinly disguised) he would be turning in his grave.

Whatever it is that is motivating you I suggest you either take more water with it or abstain altogether.
Sorry was it "waycsist" towards statues or something? Give me a break you bleeding heart. It is no coincidence that while the more idiots we have running things putting up more and more "public art" at the exact same time this town has been going down the toilet.

Waste of money and time. I stand by what I said, if this nonsense was worth the slightest ****, it could finance itself. Why don't the scroungers, sorry "artists" finance it? I wonder why?
Better a bleeding heart than no heart at all.

This just serves to reinforce my original comments...
[quote][p][bold]cecilbdoomil[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bob Goulding[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cecilbdoomil[/bold] wrote: If this "Art" is worth a flying **** and if anyone was even the slightest bit interested in it without it being forced on them why don;t it fund itself with making a profit, you know like anything worth while that people actually need or want. You know why...because it's crap and nobody really wants it, save for a few "chums" and their left wing civil service cronies.[/p][/quote]If the real Cecil B. DeMille knew that you were preaching this sort of prejudiced and ill-informed claptrap under his name (albeit thinly disguised) he would be turning in his grave. Whatever it is that is motivating you I suggest you either take more water with it or abstain altogether.[/p][/quote]Sorry was it "waycsist" towards statues or something? Give me a break you bleeding heart. It is no coincidence that while the more idiots we have running things putting up more and more "public art" at the exact same time this town has been going down the toilet. Waste of money and time. I stand by what I said, if this nonsense was worth the slightest ****, it could finance itself. Why don't the scroungers, sorry "artists" finance it? I wonder why?[/p][/quote]Better a bleeding heart than no heart at all. This just serves to reinforce my original comments... Bob Goulding

12:35pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Throckape says...

Just thinking how many statues we have..

Rox on Stix aka Fred Flinstones Coconut shy
Kings Statue
Queen Victoria
That Alderman down by the Alexader Gardens.
Spirit of Portland
Gateway to Portland
Olympic Rings (trade mark?)

Do we really need more...
Just thinking how many statues we have.. Rox on Stix aka Fred Flinstones Coconut shy Kings Statue Queen Victoria That Alderman down by the Alexader Gardens. Spirit of Portland Gateway to Portland Olympic Rings (trade mark?) Do we really need more... Throckape

1:32pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Bob Goulding says...

Throckape wrote:
Just thinking how many statues we have..

Rox on Stix aka Fred Flinstones Coconut shy
Kings Statue
Queen Victoria
That Alderman down by the Alexader Gardens.
Spirit of Portland
Gateway to Portland
Olympic Rings (trade mark?)

Do we really need more...
That's only approx. one sculpture per square mile which is nowhere near enough or too many. There must be more that. Have you visited Tout Quarry lately?

Another piece of sculpture would be nice (it is after all an important indigenous art form) but the plan does not preclude other media.
[quote][p][bold]Throckape[/bold] wrote: Just thinking how many statues we have.. Rox on Stix aka Fred Flinstones Coconut shy Kings Statue Queen Victoria That Alderman down by the Alexader Gardens. Spirit of Portland Gateway to Portland Olympic Rings (trade mark?) Do we really need more...[/p][/quote]That's only approx. one sculpture per square mile which is nowhere near enough or too many. There must be more that. Have you visited Tout Quarry lately? Another piece of sculpture would be nice (it is after all an important indigenous art form) but the plan does not preclude other media. Bob Goulding

1:42pm Tue 13 Nov 12

FooWoo says...

cecilbdoomil wrote:
Bob Goulding wrote:
cecilbdoomil wrote: If this "Art" is worth a flying **** and if anyone was even the slightest bit interested in it without it being forced on them why don;t it fund itself with making a profit, you know like anything worth while that people actually need or want. You know why...because it's crap and nobody really wants it, save for a few "chums" and their left wing civil service cronies.
If the real Cecil B. DeMille knew that you were preaching this sort of prejudiced and ill-informed claptrap under his name (albeit thinly disguised) he would be turning in his grave. Whatever it is that is motivating you I suggest you either take more water with it or abstain altogether.
Sorry was it "waycsist" towards statues or something? Give me a break you bleeding heart. It is no coincidence that while the more idiots we have running things putting up more and more "public art" at the exact same time this town has been going down the toilet. Waste of money and time. I stand by what I said, if this nonsense was worth the slightest ****, it could finance itself. Why don't the scroungers, sorry "artists" finance it? I wonder why?
Your funny. I love your comparison between public art and an apparent downward spiral of weymouth. I would have thought that was down to people not having money or wanting to spend it here. Learn something every day.

Back up your claims with proper statistics and proper peoples views or it never happened.
[quote][p][bold]cecilbdoomil[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bob Goulding[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cecilbdoomil[/bold] wrote: If this "Art" is worth a flying **** and if anyone was even the slightest bit interested in it without it being forced on them why don;t it fund itself with making a profit, you know like anything worth while that people actually need or want. You know why...because it's crap and nobody really wants it, save for a few "chums" and their left wing civil service cronies.[/p][/quote]If the real Cecil B. DeMille knew that you were preaching this sort of prejudiced and ill-informed claptrap under his name (albeit thinly disguised) he would be turning in his grave. Whatever it is that is motivating you I suggest you either take more water with it or abstain altogether.[/p][/quote]Sorry was it "waycsist" towards statues or something? Give me a break you bleeding heart. It is no coincidence that while the more idiots we have running things putting up more and more "public art" at the exact same time this town has been going down the toilet. Waste of money and time. I stand by what I said, if this nonsense was worth the slightest ****, it could finance itself. Why don't the scroungers, sorry "artists" finance it? I wonder why?[/p][/quote]Your funny. I love your comparison between public art and an apparent downward spiral of weymouth. I would have thought that was down to people not having money or wanting to spend it here. Learn something every day. Back up your claims with proper statistics and proper peoples views or it never happened. FooWoo

5:35pm Tue 13 Nov 12

PossumGoose says...

FooWoo:
You say “learn something every day”.

How about learning “You’re” instead of “Your” and the missing ‘ in "peoples". (before or after the s?? Come on you pedants )
FooWoo: You say “learn something every day”. How about learning “You’re” instead of “Your” and the missing ‘ in "peoples". (before or after the s?? Come on you pedants ) PossumGoose

7:14pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Bob Goulding says...

PossumGoose wrote:
FooWoo:
You say “learn something every day”.

How about learning “You’re” instead of “Your” and the missing ‘ in "peoples". (before or after the s?? Come on you pedants )
OK (or Okay if you prefer) but you seem to have missed 'I would have thought that was down to.... etc'. Should that not have read 'I would have thought that that was down to.... etc'?
[quote][p][bold]PossumGoose[/bold] wrote: FooWoo: You say “learn something every day”. How about learning “You’re” instead of “Your” and the missing ‘ in "peoples". (before or after the s?? Come on you pedants )[/p][/quote]OK (or Okay if you prefer) but you seem to have missed 'I would have thought that was down to.... etc'. Should that not have read 'I would have thought that that was down to.... etc'? Bob Goulding

7:13am Wed 14 Nov 12

DickDastardly says...

How about creating some jobs for Weymouth?
How about creating some jobs for Weymouth? DickDastardly

10:28am Wed 14 Nov 12

FooWoo says...

PossumGoose wrote:
FooWoo: You say “learn something every day”. How about learning “You’re” instead of “Your” and the missing ‘ in "peoples". (before or after the s?? Come on you pedants )
You have forgotten the comma before quoting someone. That seems a little silly.
I would have thought you would have known about that.

Shall we keep to the subject please.
[quote][p][bold]PossumGoose[/bold] wrote: FooWoo: You say “learn something every day”. How about learning “You’re” instead of “Your” and the missing ‘ in "peoples". (before or after the s?? Come on you pedants )[/p][/quote]You have forgotten the comma before quoting someone. That seems a little silly. I would have thought you would have known about that. Shall we keep to the subject please. FooWoo

12:19pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Throckape says...

DickDastardly wrote:
How about creating some jobs for Weymouth?
Can you balance a stone on a metal pipe...
[quote][p][bold]DickDastardly[/bold] wrote: How about creating some jobs for Weymouth?[/p][/quote]Can you balance a stone on a metal pipe... Throckape

1:22pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Bob Goulding says...

FooWoo wrote:
PossumGoose wrote:
FooWoo: You say “learn something every day”. How about learning “You’re” instead of “Your” and the missing ‘ in "peoples". (before or after the s?? Come on you pedants )
You have forgotten the comma before quoting someone. That seems a little silly.
I would have thought you would have known about that.

Shall we keep to the subject please.
Good call FooWoo... just a bit of fun. Keeping with the subject: I absolutely agree with your original post. I'm fear that cecilbdoomil has some serious issues.
[quote][p][bold]FooWoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PossumGoose[/bold] wrote: FooWoo: You say “learn something every day”. How about learning “You’re” instead of “Your” and the missing ‘ in "peoples". (before or after the s?? Come on you pedants )[/p][/quote]You have forgotten the comma before quoting someone. That seems a little silly. I would have thought you would have known about that. Shall we keep to the subject please.[/p][/quote]Good call FooWoo... just a bit of fun. Keeping with the subject: I absolutely agree with your original post. I'm fear that cecilbdoomil has some serious issues. Bob Goulding

1:33pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Bob Goulding says...

Bob Goulding wrote:
FooWoo wrote:
PossumGoose wrote:
FooWoo: You say “learn something every day”. How about learning “You’re” instead of “Your” and the missing ‘ in "peoples". (before or after the s?? Come on you pedants )
You have forgotten the comma before quoting someone. That seems a little silly.
I would have thought you would have known about that.

Shall we keep to the subject please.
Good call FooWoo... just a bit of fun. Keeping with the subject: I absolutely agree with your original post. I'm fear that cecilbdoomil has some serious issues.
Now I'm doing it. Should have said 'I fear...'
[quote][p][bold]Bob Goulding[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FooWoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PossumGoose[/bold] wrote: FooWoo: You say “learn something every day”. How about learning “You’re” instead of “Your” and the missing ‘ in "peoples". (before or after the s?? Come on you pedants )[/p][/quote]You have forgotten the comma before quoting someone. That seems a little silly. I would have thought you would have known about that. Shall we keep to the subject please.[/p][/quote]Good call FooWoo... just a bit of fun. Keeping with the subject: I absolutely agree with your original post. I'm fear that cecilbdoomil has some serious issues.[/p][/quote]Now I'm doing it. Should have said 'I fear...' Bob Goulding

2:08pm Wed 14 Nov 12

DickDastardly says...

Throckape wrote:
DickDastardly wrote:
How about creating some jobs for Weymouth?
Can you balance a stone on a metal pipe...
Yes I can, where do I apply and do I get a company car?
[quote][p][bold]Throckape[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DickDastardly[/bold] wrote: How about creating some jobs for Weymouth?[/p][/quote]Can you balance a stone on a metal pipe...[/p][/quote]Yes I can, where do I apply and do I get a company car? DickDastardly

4:15pm Wed 14 Nov 12

indieeddie says...

Bob Goulding wrote:
Bob Goulding wrote:
FooWoo wrote:
PossumGoose wrote: FooWoo: You say “learn something every day”. How about learning “You’re” instead of “Your” and the missing ‘ in "peoples". (before or after the s?? Come on you pedants )
You have forgotten the comma before quoting someone. That seems a little silly. I would have thought you would have known about that. Shall we keep to the subject please.
Good call FooWoo... just a bit of fun. Keeping with the subject: I absolutely agree with your original post. I'm fear that cecilbdoomil has some serious issues.
Now I'm doing it. Should have said 'I fear...'
Good grammar Bob! Well done. And I think you are the pedant.
[quote][p][bold]Bob Goulding[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bob Goulding[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FooWoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PossumGoose[/bold] wrote: FooWoo: You say “learn something every day”. How about learning “You’re” instead of “Your” and the missing ‘ in "peoples". (before or after the s?? Come on you pedants )[/p][/quote]You have forgotten the comma before quoting someone. That seems a little silly. I would have thought you would have known about that. Shall we keep to the subject please.[/p][/quote]Good call FooWoo... just a bit of fun. Keeping with the subject: I absolutely agree with your original post. I'm fear that cecilbdoomil has some serious issues.[/p][/quote]Now I'm doing it. Should have said 'I fear...'[/p][/quote]Good grammar Bob! Well done. And I think you are the pedant. indieeddie

4:26pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Bob Goulding says...

indieeddie wrote:
Bob Goulding wrote:
Bob Goulding wrote:
FooWoo wrote:
PossumGoose wrote: FooWoo: You say “learn something every day”. How about learning “You’re” instead of “Your” and the missing ‘ in "peoples". (before or after the s?? Come on you pedants )
You have forgotten the comma before quoting someone. That seems a little silly. I would have thought you would have known about that. Shall we keep to the subject please.
Good call FooWoo... just a bit of fun. Keeping with the subject: I absolutely agree with your original post. I'm fear that cecilbdoomil has some serious issues.
Now I'm doing it. Should have said 'I fear...'
Good grammar Bob! Well done. And I think you are the pedant.
We aim to please.
[quote][p][bold]indieeddie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bob Goulding[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bob Goulding[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FooWoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PossumGoose[/bold] wrote: FooWoo: You say “learn something every day”. How about learning “You’re” instead of “Your” and the missing ‘ in "peoples". (before or after the s?? Come on you pedants )[/p][/quote]You have forgotten the comma before quoting someone. That seems a little silly. I would have thought you would have known about that. Shall we keep to the subject please.[/p][/quote]Good call FooWoo... just a bit of fun. Keeping with the subject: I absolutely agree with your original post. I'm fear that cecilbdoomil has some serious issues.[/p][/quote]Now I'm doing it. Should have said 'I fear...'[/p][/quote]Good grammar Bob! Well done. And I think you are the pedant.[/p][/quote]We aim to please. Bob Goulding

4:39pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Bob Goulding says...

Bob Goulding wrote:
indieeddie wrote:
Bob Goulding wrote:
Bob Goulding wrote:
FooWoo wrote:
PossumGoose wrote: FooWoo: You say “learn something every day”. How about learning “You’re” instead of “Your” and the missing ‘ in "peoples". (before or after the s?? Come on you pedants )
You have forgotten the comma before quoting someone. That seems a little silly. I would have thought you would have known about that. Shall we keep to the subject please.
Good call FooWoo... just a bit of fun. Keeping with the subject: I absolutely agree with your original post. I'm fear that cecilbdoomil has some serious issues.
Now I'm doing it. Should have said 'I fear...'
Good grammar Bob! Well done. And I think you are the pedant.
We aim to please.
Oh, and by the way, I'll not take issue with the fact that you started a sentence with the word 'And' because this now seems to be common usage (thanks to our friends in the direct marketing industry whom I have to thank for providing me with an income for the last 35+ years).
[quote][p][bold]Bob Goulding[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]indieeddie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bob Goulding[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bob Goulding[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FooWoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PossumGoose[/bold] wrote: FooWoo: You say “learn something every day”. How about learning “You’re” instead of “Your” and the missing ‘ in "peoples". (before or after the s?? Come on you pedants )[/p][/quote]You have forgotten the comma before quoting someone. That seems a little silly. I would have thought you would have known about that. Shall we keep to the subject please.[/p][/quote]Good call FooWoo... just a bit of fun. Keeping with the subject: I absolutely agree with your original post. I'm fear that cecilbdoomil has some serious issues.[/p][/quote]Now I'm doing it. Should have said 'I fear...'[/p][/quote]Good grammar Bob! Well done. And I think you are the pedant.[/p][/quote]We aim to please.[/p][/quote]Oh, and by the way, I'll not take issue with the fact that you started a sentence with the word 'And' because this now seems to be common usage (thanks to our friends in the direct marketing industry whom I have to thank for providing me with an income for the last 35+ years). Bob Goulding

2:49am Thu 15 Nov 12

EtaoinShrdlu says...

What about a gigantic brown envelope which will sum up everything that ever happens in this town?
What about a gigantic brown envelope which will sum up everything that ever happens in this town? EtaoinShrdlu

10:04am Thu 15 Nov 12

indieeddie says...

Bob Goulding wrote:
Bob Goulding wrote:
indieeddie wrote:
Bob Goulding wrote:
Bob Goulding wrote:
FooWoo wrote:
PossumGoose wrote: FooWoo: You say “learn something every day”. How about learning “You’re” instead of “Your” and the missing ‘ in "peoples". (before or after the s?? Come on you pedants )
You have forgotten the comma before quoting someone. That seems a little silly. I would have thought you would have known about that. Shall we keep to the subject please.
Good call FooWoo... just a bit of fun. Keeping with the subject: I absolutely agree with your original post. I'm fear that cecilbdoomil has some serious issues.
Now I'm doing it. Should have said 'I fear...'
Good grammar Bob! Well done. And I think you are the pedant.
We aim to please.
Oh, and by the way, I'll not take issue with the fact that you started a sentence with the word 'And' because this now seems to be common usage (thanks to our friends in the direct marketing industry whom I have to thank for providing me with an income for the last 35+ years).
Oh ?
[quote][p][bold]Bob Goulding[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bob Goulding[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]indieeddie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bob Goulding[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bob Goulding[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FooWoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PossumGoose[/bold] wrote: FooWoo: You say “learn something every day”. How about learning “You’re” instead of “Your” and the missing ‘ in "peoples". (before or after the s?? Come on you pedants )[/p][/quote]You have forgotten the comma before quoting someone. That seems a little silly. I would have thought you would have known about that. Shall we keep to the subject please.[/p][/quote]Good call FooWoo... just a bit of fun. Keeping with the subject: I absolutely agree with your original post. I'm fear that cecilbdoomil has some serious issues.[/p][/quote]Now I'm doing it. Should have said 'I fear...'[/p][/quote]Good grammar Bob! Well done. And I think you are the pedant.[/p][/quote]We aim to please.[/p][/quote]Oh, and by the way, I'll not take issue with the fact that you started a sentence with the word 'And' because this now seems to be common usage (thanks to our friends in the direct marketing industry whom I have to thank for providing me with an income for the last 35+ years).[/p][/quote]Oh ? indieeddie

6:18pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Bob Goulding says...

Yes "Oh" is an interjection. I'm sure you know that really.
Yes "Oh" is an interjection. I'm sure you know that really. Bob Goulding

10:21am Fri 16 Nov 12

indieeddie says...

Bob Goulding wrote:
Yes "Oh" is an interjection. I'm sure you know that really.
You forgot the comma.
[quote][p][bold]Bob Goulding[/bold] wrote: Yes "Oh" is an interjection. I'm sure you know that really.[/p][/quote]You forgot the comma. indieeddie

10:31am Fri 16 Nov 12

Bob Goulding says...

indieeddie wrote:
Bob Goulding wrote:
Yes "Oh" is an interjection. I'm sure you know that really.
You forgot the comma.
OMG! Actually I had noticed but it was too late to change it.
[quote][p][bold]indieeddie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bob Goulding[/bold] wrote: Yes "Oh" is an interjection. I'm sure you know that really.[/p][/quote]You forgot the comma.[/p][/quote]OMG! Actually I had noticed but it was too late to change it. Bob Goulding

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