Some people still do - they just have to go outside to do it! I have seen some tables nearly empty of diners between each course - must be a bit annoying for the staff to have the next course ready to serve and suddenly find half the diners have disappeared...
in my youth it was a clear statement of social class to an “an ‘otel”. Interestingly - “an historic event” always had the H aspirated - as if to express contempt for both the working classes and the French.I usually have a high tolerance for Americanisms but must admit that one does grate on me, especially when preceded by a slight glottal stop to emphasise the lack of "h"
There is a woman at work who consistently uses “data” as plural, and occasionally “datum” to describe a single piece of data.The use of plurals as singular. In the Guardian today: "...but there has been doubt as to whether this phenomena is present in humans." Other words regularly abused in this manner: data, bacteria and algae. I'm sure there are more, but they're the ones that immediately come to mind.
Surely it's about what time one has it? You'll be complaining about Wedding Breakfasts next!My father in law, bless him, referring to distances in kilometres, WTF, it's a mile up the road! And another in-laws special, calling Christmas dinner "christmas lunch". Just no. Only 11 months before I have to endure that again
Only 334 sleeps until Christmas, JoelMy father in law, bless him, referring to distances in kilometres, WTF, it's a mile up the road! And another in-laws special, calling Christmas dinner "christmas lunch". Just no. Only 11 months before I have to endure that again