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oh this ones been bugging me

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RuffleTheAnimal Wed 30-Jul-08 21:26:38

please tell me if this is correct coz it seems wrong and i keep reading it on stickers everywhere lately
'smoking is not allowed anywhere in these premises'
shouldnt it be on??

prepared to be wrong!

fryalot Wed 30-Jul-08 21:28:37

now I think... and I'm prepared to be corrected... but I think that smoking as not allowed inside but it is outside. Outside is still technically on the premises so that is why the sign reads "IN"

Or maybe they've just got it wrong.

RuffleTheAnimal Wed 30-Jul-08 21:30:54

hmmm, sounds plausible...

VintageGardenia Wed 30-Jul-08 21:31:21

Hmm not 100 per cent sure about this, and slightly falling asleep, so may be fuzzy, but as far as I know "the premises" are the land rather than the building/s on the land - if I am right about this then the preposition would be "on" rather than "in".

VintageGardenia Wed 30-Jul-08 21:32:40

"On the premises" would naturally include "in any building on the premises".

PeaMcLean Wed 30-Jul-08 21:33:40

I thought premises was literally the footprint of a property. The house is built on premises belonging to xxx. That would include the garden. So shouldn't it be "smoking is not allowed anywhere in this building"

RuffleTheAnimal Wed 30-Jul-08 21:38:31

yeah, thats what i reckon. it should say either anywehere IN this building or anywhere ON these premises

bugs me

VintageGardenia Wed 30-Jul-08 21:39:53

Have a fag.

WilfSell Wed 30-Jul-08 21:40:49

Just to point out, though, that you're now banned from PD for using "ones" instead of "one's" in your title...


fryalot Wed 30-Jul-08 21:41:46

when you've got your fag good and lit, stub it out on the i of the word "in"

You can then claim that you were just correcting their appalling grammar and not, in fact, breaking the law by smoking ON the premises


VintageGardenia Wed 30-Jul-08 21:41:57

And you're banned for using PD instead of PC...


fryalot Wed 30-Jul-08 21:42:35

wilf - I was too polite to mention that grin on another note... are you going to the manchester christmas party????? please say yes, please say yes!!!

ComeOVeneer Wed 30-Jul-08 21:42:37

I spotted that too will grin

pgwithnumber3 Wed 30-Jul-08 21:42:38

WilfSell, that was my first thought when I read the thread title! Sad bitch that I am. wink

fryalot Wed 30-Jul-08 21:43:00

<<<kicks self for not noticing wilf's mistake>>>

pippibluestocking Wed 30-Jul-08 21:43:34

on on on

WilfSell Wed 30-Jul-08 21:48:05

Damn you VD, I mean VG grin

RuffleTheAnimal Wed 30-Jul-08 21:49:05

arf! might've known... grin

just for the record, i would never pretend to be a pedant/gramatically knowledgable person (i was educated in hackney in the 80's man, cut me some slack!grin

i was simply asking for you wise sage's advice...

[no doubt i got that lot wrong an'all]

WilfSell Wed 30-Jul-08 21:52:02

Anyway, I always think of it as Pedants' Den...


I'm seriously thinking about it Squonk but being coy still. Big match that weekend? Oh god I've love to go to that too, but being a distant part-timer these days...

fryalot Wed 30-Jul-08 21:54:50

I have my weekend sorted! Off to the xmas do on the saturday night, staying over at my auntie's then we're going to watch the match together and I'll drive home early evening on the Sunday grin

please come. Twould be fabby fab fab to meet you, and that pan's going so I'll need some bods in the blue corner when I start a food fight with him wink

(sorry for hijacking your thread, ruffle but this is important beer and football stuff grin)

VintageGardenia Wed 30-Jul-08 21:55:56

Heh heh.

WilfSell Wed 30-Jul-08 21:57:32

hahahahaha, I'm falling apart tonight. You can all officially revoke my membership of Peant's' Co'ven cos I can't write or spell or anything...


RuffleTheAnimal Wed 30-Jul-08 21:57:52

i quite understand. beer and footie v important. well, one of em anyway.

RuffleTheAnimal Wed 30-Jul-08 21:58:28

no worries wilf, you can come and share my dance cap over here in thickos corner grin

undervalued Wed 30-Jul-08 22:17:53

premises, a. a tract of land including its buildings.
b. a building together with its grounds or other appurtenances.(excellent word!!)
Ahem. <starts to speak with telephone voice>
It should be on the premises or in the building.
<<runs away>>

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