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Wear a suit = upgrade to first class

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Jumbie, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    i guess con-artists always wear suits.
     


  2. plhoang

    plhoang Well-Known Member

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    What gets me is that people then defend their inability to use proper English grammar by saying "it's the internet, I wasn't trying to spell-check. It's about speed of typing."

    Well, fine by me if someone mistypes. That I can understand. But the your/you're, there/their, lose/loose and other such errors don't reflect "speed" or "typing" issues to me. They're education issues.
     


  3. tlmusic

    tlmusic Senior member

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    A close second or third: "its" and "it's."


    "It's" confused with "its" drives me crazy.
     


  4. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Fashion Hayzus

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    Funny, but you're right, a stretch . . . hell, beyond a stretch. The days of the "oh he seems nice" upgrade are long gone. Three ways to get upgraded to First Class:

    1) Buy the ticket


    Exactly.
    Why make it harder on yourself??
     


  5. Mr T

    Mr T Senior member

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    Lose or loose.

    As for the original question, I have never been upgraded to first class. But that is understandable since I am a looser.
     


  6. Journeyman

    Journeyman Senior member

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    I used to fly between Australia and Japan a few times a year for work and family purposes and I was only upgraded twice in about five years. Then, prompted by a friend of mine, I started asking.

    Once I started asking - basically just smiling at the check-in person and asking if there were any spare seats in business or first class - I was upgraded about 50% of the time. On one occasion, when I asked if I could be upgraded, I was told that I had already been assigned to business class.

    Most of the time I wasn't wearing a suit, but I was neatly dressed in chinos and a button up shirt, which was more than could be said for most of my fellow passengers.
     


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    spectre Senior member

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    you're/your
     


  8. TCN

    TCN Senior member

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    Lose or loose.

    As for the original question, I have never been upgraded to first class. But that is understandable since I am a looser.


    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I forgot about "loose/lose", that's a great one.

    I don't know about you guys, but for me, bad grammar in a cover letter or writing sample = instant trash can for the candidate.
     


  9. Meursault

    Meursault Active Member

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    *queue someone to show up and say that it's informal and they will write correctly when they need to (complete with lolzorz)*

    cue/queue

    If you're going to criticise other people's writing (as I frequently do), it's always good to check your own first.

    Completely agree with the sentiment though.
     


  10. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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  11. TCN

    TCN Senior member

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    fucking grammar nazis.

    "Fucking grammar Nazis." ;-)
     


  12. Margaret

    Margaret Senior member

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    I've given up at this point.

    *queue someone to show up and say that it's informal and they will write correctly when they need to (complete with lolzorz)*


    "...he will write correctly when he needs to."
    [​IMG]
     


  13. Babar

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    "...he will write correctly when he needs to."
    [​IMG]


    Hmm.. They/their can be used to refer to a person of unspecified sex.
     


  14. Margaret

    Margaret Senior member

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    Hmm.. They/their can be used to refer to a person of unspecified sex.
    They're commonly used that way, but those usages are (technically speaking) incorrect; they and their are strictly plurals. I'm just bustin' chops, though. [​IMG]
     


  15. clarity

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    By the way, does anyone else think that if someone is going to publish more than 100 words at a time on the internet, that they should at least know more the difference between there/their/they're?

    Well he used "noob" in the article too...
     


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