To shout “No! The Queen was not sat alone!”

(155 Posts)
Saddlesore Sun 18-Apr-21 00:09:04

I have just been reading some of the online coverage of Prince Philip’s funeral, from some pretty blue-chip websites, and some of them say “The Queen was sat alone...” This is like nails down a blackboard for me (along with “I was stood...”). Surely the Queen was sitting, or was seated?
Of course, there’s an outside chance that the writer made a spelling error and meant to say “The Queen was sad...” - but that goes without saying.

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FontyMcFontface Sun 18-Apr-21 00:11:42

Don’t be a nob.

FontyMcFontface Sun 18-Apr-21 00:12:19

She wasn’t sitting alone anyway, so all are incorrect.

ForgedInFire Sun 18-Apr-21 00:12:37

There is a pedants corner, you know

PurpleDaisies Sun 18-Apr-21 00:12:49

There’s a time and a plaid for this sort of comment.

This really isn’t it. hmm

SirusTheVirus Sun 18-Apr-21 00:13:15

🙄

Blue4YOU Sun 18-Apr-21 00:13:41

I absolutely hate the way language has to be dumbed down. Someone “was sat”, “it’s needed doing”, “it’s needing done” and so on. Ffs, it’s not that difficult.
But OP you will get all the “what difference does it make, language evolves” comments.which makes me think.. what, into incomprehensible half-speak?

LawnFever Sun 18-Apr-21 00:14:09

God are you really this dull confused

campion Sun 18-Apr-21 00:15:24

ForgedInFire

There is a pedants corner, you know

Pedants' Corner

Blue4YOU Sun 18-Apr-21 00:15:47

Sorry pps.. a “knob” not a “nob” and a “place, not a plaid”.
Oops- they will get me with their linguistic pitchforks

PurpleDaisies Sun 18-Apr-21 00:17:01

Plaid was obviously a dodgy autocorrect @Blue4YOU. hmm

ForgedInFire Sun 18-Apr-21 00:27:03

campion that's why I don't post there, I could care less

anyoldtime Sun 18-Apr-21 00:28:48

I absolutely hate the way language has to be dumbed down. Someone “was sat”, “it’s needed doing”, “it’s needing done” and so on. Ffs, it’s not that difficult.

I’m not from the UK and always thought itt must be a regional way of speaking? It is odd as it’s the ...., well English language.

GreyhoundG1rl Sun 18-Apr-21 00:31:16

PurpleDaisies

Plaid was obviously a dodgy autocorrect *@Blue4YOU*. hmm

Why was it "obvious"? Especially in the context of this thread...

Tavelo Sun 18-Apr-21 00:32:10

I thought this was going to be something poignant about how we are with her in spirit but alas grin

somersault Sun 18-Apr-21 00:32:10

What an untasteful thread.

SparePantsAndLego Sun 18-Apr-21 00:34:09

PurpleDaisies

There’s a time and a plaid for this sort of comment.

This really isn’t it. hmm

Say no more! Auto correct wins.

WorraLiberty Sun 18-Apr-21 00:36:58

The bigger question is, are you doing anything to get help for yourself?

You must be exhausted with this level of anxiety over such non issues.

Frownette Sun 18-Apr-21 00:37:46

Tavelo grin

GreyhoundG1rl Sun 18-Apr-21 00:39:13

WorraLiberty

The bigger question is, are you doing anything to get help for yourself?

You must be exhausted with this level of anxiety over such non issues.

This is AIBU. Don't sweat the small stuff doesn't apply here or they'd have to close the place down.
Op doesn't sound remotely anxious.

HarrietHardy Sun 18-Apr-21 00:39:16

I'm getting so fed up with all this podiatry.

Twistered Sun 18-Apr-21 00:40:01

*PurpleDaisies

There’s a time and a plaid for this sort of comment.

This really isn’t it. hmm*

Oh the irony 😂😂😂😂😂😂

weewitch Sun 18-Apr-21 00:40:04

I'm with you Op but do agree with the pp that this thread should be in Pedants' Corner grin

WorraLiberty Sun 18-Apr-21 00:41:05

Op doesn't sound remotely anxious.

Oh she so does. She wants to shout 'No the Queen was not sat alone' 🤣🤣

GreenTeaPingPong Sun 18-Apr-21 00:42:28

Before all the papers went online, they used to pay highly-skilled sub-editors who would never have let this through. Now news websites are riddled with grammatical errors and even blatantly obvious typos, but they don't care, as long as they keep churning out the content and getting the clicks.

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