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Thread #116474   Message #2503703
Posted By: s&r
28-Nov-08 - 02:46 PM
Thread Name: The Weekly Walkabout cum Talkabout
Subject: RE: The Weekly Walkabout cum Talkabout
Cum is a bit like a split infinitive. It is not incorrect English, but it is easy to avoid its use.

You could have had 'Walkabouts and talkabouts with Uncle David' which would have added a paternalistic (or avuncular) flavour to the thread.

Do you ever consult a writers' style manual?

Stu