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GUEST,Colwyn Dane Grammar in Songs (117* d) RE: Grammar in Songs 01 Jan 01


Tam Lin,

Thanks for your observation but put the blame on me as I must have heard it incorrectly; it's rather like during
that period I was writing about, 1914-5, when long trench systems became the accommodation quarters for the living
and the dead. One trench had its field telephone line to the rear HQ go hay bags and messages had to be passed by
word of mouth from man to man until it arrived at its destination. One message started out as,
"Send re-inforcements we are going to advance."
and was received at its destination as,
"Send 3/4d* we are going to a dance."

Back to the grammar; I put the original quote through the MS Word grammar checker (for what that is worth) and it
was accepted and the version I gave as having heard was accepted too.
I also put another variant "With whom was you with last night under the pale moonlight" and the checker gave it as being incorrect.

Well Tam Lin I have been a life-long student and always willing to digest new information so what should it be?

*Sum of money and said, "Three and fourpence".


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