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Thread #132499   Message #4092341
Posted By: Jos
09-Feb-21 - 05:05 PM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Where did that 'n' come from? Maybe you HAVE to be a poet.

When I was a child we went to the lavatory, and what we did there was 'spend a penny'. It never occurred to me that this was odd - it would only cost a penny if you were to use a 'public convenience'.