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Pimms tent, or Pimm's tent

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stitch Sat 05-Jul-08 06:34:37

need to know asap as dont want to be lambasted in summer fayre

SqueakyPop Sat 05-Jul-08 06:36:42

The thing being possessed is Pimms, so the apostrophe would go after the Pimms. However, I think it looks better without.

You don't say beer's tent or beers' tent, do you?

VintageGardenia Sat 05-Jul-08 06:45:23

Yes, Pimms tent.

It's presumably the tent where you can get Pimms. Heineken tent, buffet tent, or whatever, not possessive.

Fayre, now, I might have issues with!

stitch Sat 05-Jul-08 07:02:12

excellent
thank you
not bothered about fayre fair or ferrweather. grin as long as it doesnt rain. [horror]

VintageGardenia Sat 05-Jul-08 07:06:41

Enjoy yourself!

Tigerschick Sat 05-Jul-08 07:21:08

Agree - no apostrpohe.

WRT the fair/fayre thing ... this is interesting.

Hope you have a great time and don't get wet ... just stay in the tent wink
smile

PeaMcLean Sat 05-Jul-08 07:50:32

Whilst I admire anyone who can discuss apostrophes before breakfast, Tigerschick's link just throws up even more questions: "an historick flavour" ???

Too early for this grin

Tigerschick Sat 05-Jul-08 11:14:51

LOL PeaMcLean - I think they are trying to be amusing ...

PeaMcLean Sat 05-Jul-08 13:33:05

LOL, they're witty characters at Oxford English Dictionaries aren't they! What japes they must have. grin

stitch Sat 05-Jul-08 17:10:37

thank you ladies.
after that horrific monsoon type shower at eight oclock, it turned itno the most beautiful, perfect day ever.
lovely. but now shattered smile

Tigerschick Sat 05-Jul-08 18:13:03

smile
Glad you had a good day.

CatWithKittens Mon 07-Jul-08 09:54:44

DH saw this thread and said that a real pedant would be less worried about the apostorophes than whether the Pimms was served in the way described on the bottle - with ice, lemon, mint or borage and cucumber skin - or turned into a floating fruit salad. I'm still trying to get him to see the important things in life!

CatWithKittens Mon 07-Jul-08 09:55:50

Oh dear -that should read apostrophes. Do not try to type whilst feeding DD4.

stitch Tue 08-Jul-08 14:38:14

i thnk it was turned into a floating fruit salad. sadly
but still made £483.31 including the sale of indian bites like samosas etc.

CatWithKittens Wed 09-Jul-08 13:12:56

Totaally off topic but my father in law has a recipe for "mock Pimms" which is very good too and a lot cheaper than the real thing. 11 fluid ounces of dry white vermouth, 7 fl.oz. of red vermouth, 5 fl.oz. of brandy OR gin and 3 fl. oz of Cointreau to make a 26 fl.oz bottle of base to which you add lemonade etc in the ordinary way.

asicsgirl Mon 14-Jul-08 19:34:47

cat that sounds lovely... <drool>

also off topic but i misread this thread title as 'pimps' tent'... hmm

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