The three R's

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alfadave
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The three R's

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I used to find this sort of ad off putting :-

" Here we have a 1.0L Fiesta.
This has been my pride and joy for the 3 weeks I have owned it.
These cars are very sort after.
Had the breaks done recently"

Then I booked my sons Clio into our local engine specialist for some work.
The guy has nearly 40 years experience, and his 2 sons are following.

As the motor trade near me have made a unilateral declaration of VAT exemption, I paid cash.
But I asked for a receipt to keep as a record with the car. It read:-

Reno Clio
Fit cambelt and defazer puly.
Change oyl and filter."

I then saw the light!

If you see an ad full of grandma errors and smelling mistakes, don't be put off.

It means the guy has spent more time learning to fix cars.............than learning the 3 R's !!

junior
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Yep. My most talented student, who has carried on being a talented tree surgeon for the last 20 yrs is surprisingly dyslexic.

You just never know, as there is often a chap around the next corner with hidden talents.

tul66
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I disagree.
If they're too lazy/stupid to even use spellcheck, then I doubt they'd be that thorough with anything they did on the car.

alfadave
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My local guy can't use spellcheck when he is giving me a hand written bill!

And "sort" and "breaks" are correctly spelt. Just used in the wrong context.

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alfadave
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My Grandad used to get Readers Digest years ago.
Each Month there was a feature called "It pays to improve your word power".

A fairly unusual word, with the meaning , derivation etc.

So, an example is 2 guys talking:-

One says Did you get that pay rise?
Yes.

How was it?
Crap.

You need to improve your word power.
What should I have said?

alfadave
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...............The increment was excrement !

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Fork handles :D

alfadave
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Years ago my old Grandma moved to a small flat.

I had just got my first car.....a 'C' reg Beetle for £150.

She wanted a small bedside table.....

and asked me if I would take her to that MI 5 to look for one!

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Clearly all you young dudes have never heard of MFI.

My neighbour asked if I would take a parcel in from the Herpes man whilst she was out.

I did, but masked up, and wearing substantial rigger gloves!

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alfadave wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:02 pm
Clearly all you young dudes have never heard of MFI.

My neighbour asked if I would take a parcel in from the Herpes man whilst she was out.

I did, but masked up, and wearing substantial rigger gloves!
Don't laugh my sink/drainer and mixer tap in 2tone brown came from MI5 in 1983.

alfadave
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Was it delivered by the same bloke who used to be on the Cadburys Milk Tray advert!

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