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I'm a bit upset by the use of "everyday" twice in the Great British Bake Off

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TheFlyingFauxPas Thu 08-Oct-15 08:19:58

At the end. That should have been "every day" twice. "Everyday" implies boring, simple and not special surely?


DadDadDad Thu 08-Oct-15 14:02:48

I've not seen GBBO, so you'll have to tell us the sentence where this is being used.

"Everyday" is the adjective so correct to use it to modify a noun, as in "Use this technique in everyday baking" - that's not derogatory, just saying it relates to normal baking as contrasted with say fancy / professional baking.

"Every day" would modify a sentence, as in "Every day I use this technique".

TheFlyingFauxPas Thu 08-Oct-15 22:49:50

Blow - I've gone and deleted it off my player but as far as I remember for Flora it (there was a kind of what they're doing now bit at the end where there was text on the screen) said that she is now studying maths and art history (which did make me think that was the study of the history of art and the history of maths but now I'm thinking that's not is it?) and she's baking "everyday" for her fellow students - something like that.

It was then used again for another of the bakers, baking "everyday".

Peeved! cake

Eastpoint Thu 08-Oct-15 22:56:07

I think Flora's at St Andrews & can do a range of subjects in her first two years.

Eastpoint Thu 08-Oct-15 22:58:56

In fact it's a standard degree from what Google tells me History of Art with Mathematics

TheFlyingFauxPas Thu 08-Oct-15 23:09:27

It was my assumption that it meant the history of maths that I was questioning, but that's by the by. It's the everyday bit that most concerns me.

DramaAlpaca Thu 08-Oct-15 23:17:17

I agree, OP. Using everyday and every day incorrectly really grates on me, and I noticed it at the end of GBBO too. Both times.

fishcake84 Thu 08-Oct-15 23:20:14

Ugh I saw them too, OP, and I wailed loudly and gesticulated wildly at the screen. DH didn't get what I was on about. Idiot.

TheFlyingFauxPas Thu 08-Oct-15 23:25:02

smile Thank you

campion Sun 11-Oct-15 15:54:12

It can join anymore and alot. Sigh.

maizieD Sun 11-Oct-15 21:11:14

It can join anymore and alot.

A cautionary tale. In my first year at Grammar School, 100years ago, we had a teacher who made us chant "All right is not all right unless it is spelled as two words, all right." She lost the battle, of course. When did you last see it written as anything other than 'alright'?

'Alot' and 'anymore' will go the same way...sad

Trills Sun 25-Oct-15 14:18:19

I noticed this too.

Every day is not the same as everyday.

Flora is baking every day. The things she is baking may be unusual and not "everyday" at all.

Flora could be doing everyday baking, and not doing it every day.

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