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Thread #132499 Message #4080071
Posted By: Jos
18-Nov-20 - 09:36 AM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
I'd be more likely to say "Have you any chips?"
(Assuming I'm not in a chip shop. They would have chips, wouldn't they?)
Something that makes me uncomfortable is people who write, for example, "See the below list" or "See the below link". When I first came across this in emails I reported them as spam, as they contained what to me was suspect English.
I don't know why it seems wrong though, as "See the above link" sounds fine, and of course "See the link below" is as good as "See the link above".