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I am hearing many people saying "bought" when they mean "brought". For example: "what has he bought to the team"? I've often heard commentators use it.

"Bought" is the past tense and past participle of the verb to buy.
"Brought" is the past tense and past participle of the verb to bring.

 

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19 hours ago, mauriesy said:

I am hearing many people saying "bought" when they mean "brought". For example: "what has he bought to the team"? I've often heard commentators use it.

"Bought" is the past tense and past participle of the verb to buy.
"Brought" is the past tense and past participle of the verb to bring.

 

Is bought ok if he buys in to the eg team culture?

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On 7/30/2022 at 10:13 AM, leave it to deever said:

Scolder.

 

Anyway  here's some trivea that I'm sure Mr DS knows, but I only discovered it recently. 

 

Why is Melbourne Football Club called the Demons?
 
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Melbourne's fortunes were lifted however for the 1933 season when it lured Richmond's premiership winning coach Frank "Checker" Hughes and Richmond's secretary Percy Page to the club. Hughes was a tough and disciplined coach inspiring the changing of the club's nickname from the Fuchsias to the Demons.
I cant really picture a pink flower on my  growing collection of footy beanies
We certainly no longer wilt like the pretty but soft Fuscia
We also cant be accused of bruise free football.
I'm sure Mr Lever can attest to this
Perhaps the dockers fortunes ⁸will change if they rebrand as the Freo fascias?
 

 

 

Trivea??  Is that like trivia?

1 hour ago, mauriesy said:

He brought a good attitude to the team culture. ✔️
He bought in to the team culture. ✔️
He bought a good attitude to the team culture.

So should youse of said, brung??

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Does anyone else find this pedantry provocatively antidisestablishmentarianist to the modern religion of grammatical relaxation?

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2 minutes ago, Webber said:

Does anyone else find this pedantry provocatively antidisestablishmentarianist to the modern religion of grammatical relaxation?

Nuh

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On 8/1/2022 at 1:32 PM, layzie said:

Cant wait till multiple premiers are said to have 'dais'd' several times..

 

Thanks.

I hope Brayshaw doesn't read this site.

 

"The Dees dias for the third time in a row. Bang Bang Bang!!!"

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1 minute ago, Demonstone said:

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By the same token, the ‘12 items or less’ lanes in supermarkets should be the ‘12 items or fewer’ lanes. 

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1 hour ago, Demonstone said:

For those confused by the difference between "less" and "fewer":

If you can count them, the correct word is fewer.  You can have less food, but fewer sandwiches.

 

Could there be fewer hydrogen atoms in the universe?

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