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Re: Amusing findings in newspaper archives
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 04 January 18 07:38 GMT (UK) »
It seems that sometime since 1933 we've forgotten that bus is an abbreviation and needs to be written as 'bus. :)
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Re: Amusing findings in newspaper archives
« Reply #10 on: Friday 05 January 18 06:35 GMT (UK) »
I noticed that too, I think some abbreviations have become so standard that they have become words in their own right i.e 'phone and 'flu'.  What struck me most was that the article was as recent as 1933 - I would have expected it to be 1833! 
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Re: Amusing findings in newspaper archives
« Reply #11 on: Friday 05 January 18 07:48 GMT (UK) »
I noticed that too, I think some abbreviations have become so standard that they have become words in their own right i.e 'phone and 'flu'.  What struck me most was that the article was as recent as 1933 - I would have expected it to be 1833!

I was born in 1954 and remember being taught at junior school to use the apostrophe in words such as 'bus and 'flu.

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Re: Amusing findings in newspaper archives
« Reply #12 on: Friday 05 January 18 10:38 GMT (UK) »
Apos'trophe.

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Re: Amusing findings in newspaper archives
« Reply #13 on: Friday 05 January 18 13:44 GMT (UK) »
  I think Cati may have been referring to the horse-drawn tanker. I was a little surprised by the horse, though not by the buckets and tanker, as they were still in use in the 1950s in rural areas.
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Re: Amusing findings in newspaper archives
« Reply #14 on: Friday 05 January 18 14:32 GMT (UK) »
............ and still in use in the 1970s in parts of Norfolk :o

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