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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Sarah... what?
« on: Monday 21 December 15 21:37 GMT (UK)  »
Sarah Polley m Richard Kearey - Apr-Jun 1852 Oxford Vol 3a, p 705.

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An enumerator has written a capital H everywhere the word Head (of the household appears). That is not Josie.
The columns have headings and here they are asked how many years at this address. The answer is 0. In other columns on the sheet there are also zeros as for weeks out of work etc.

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If you Google Salvation Army dress 1900 you will find a Jenkins from Pennsylvania in identical costume.

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The Common Room / Re: A pedantic point, or is it semantics?
« on: Friday 20 November 15 10:07 GMT (UK)  »
If I were punish-ed
For every pun I shed
Where would I find a puny shed
In which to hide my punished head?

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The Common Room / Re: A pedantic point, or is it semantics?
« on: Thursday 19 November 15 20:52 GMT (UK)  »
Then your use would be in order, due to your card carrying status.

Shouldn't that be card-carrying, officer? :P

Shouldn't that be 'owing to' ???

Due to must be preceded by a participle of the verb to be (and so cannot begin a sentence). Owing to is an adjective modifier, so, owing to the heat, the rain, the high tide.....

That is what I was taught at school but that was an impossibly long time ago. Usage may have blurred the distinction as it seems to have done to "fewer" and "less" - a hackle-raiser for me but a matter of indifference to most.

Is there a pun intended, Hackstaple?

Hacksidental

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The Common Room / Re: A pedantic point, or is it semantics?
« on: Thursday 19 November 15 19:15 GMT (UK)  »
Then your use would be in order, due to your card carrying status.

Shouldn't that be card-carrying, officer? :P

Shouldn't that be 'owing to' ???

Due to must be preceded by a participle of the verb to be (and so cannot begin a sentence). Owing to is an adjective modifier, so, owing to the heat, the rain, the high tide.....

That is what I was taught at school but that was an impossibly long time ago. Usage may have blurred the distinction as it seems to have done to "fewer" and "less" - a hackle-raiser for me but a matter of indifference to most.

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The Common Room / Re: A pedantic point, or is it semantics?
« on: Wednesday 18 November 15 14:25 GMT (UK)  »
Unredacted would have a totally different meaning.

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The Common Room / Re: A pedantic point, or is it semantics?
« on: Wednesday 18 November 15 11:50 GMT (UK)  »
I would suggest that it is Restored.

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The Common Room / Re: Wikitree experience
« on: Tuesday 17 November 15 17:51 GMT (UK)  »
I looked at Wikitree and input several ancestors or relatives of mine with distinctive surnames or given names. Only one turned up, a marriage, with the spouse's surname Oddy, spelled as Hoddy.
On Ancestry I found her birth, two census entries and the correct spouse. FreeBMD gave me her birth registration. A free parish register gave me her marriage. Overall, not at all impressed.

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