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Thinkofanumber Wed 04-May-11 00:00:32

Apologies if this has been mentioned before.

The 'Join Mumsnet for free' banner which is on screen when you aren't logged in.

I know it's common parlance, but it grates. Surely it's 'Join Mumsnet free' or 'Join Mumsnet for nothing'.

Just needed to get that off my chest grin

SarkyLady Wed 04-May-11 14:41:39

I disagree.
I think that your alternatives are either difficult to parse or potentially ambiguous and I think clarity trumps pedantry. smile

chateauferret Sat 02-Jul-11 16:40:00

"For free" avoids certain ambiguities because "free" also means "at large", "liberated", etc. as well as "without cost".

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