The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #39822   Message #570370
Posted By: Crazy Eddie
12-Oct-01 - 06:46 AM
Thread Name: For pedants only
Subject: RE: For pedants only
Gervase,
I don't know much about Journalistic conventions.
I learned about collective nouns in Primary school when I was ten years old. Our teacher at the time was one year away from retirement, & I suspect he may have been teaching, from an older syllabus! Since then, I've met people who've attended school until 17 yrs old, and they had never been taught basic grammar.
After all, what is life if one cannot discuss prepositions, adverbial clauses, adjectival nouns; and even better, homophones.... homographs...... acronyms......... port-manteau words ..........and ....... .....................
Eddie is leaving the computer now, before he becomes over-excited.....................