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SorenLorensen Sat 06-Sep-08 18:09:36

I got the Joe Browns catalogue today and in it is this gem of a T-shirt for 'confident lads'

I am really rather amused at the thought of (presumably rather egotistical) young men strutting their stuff in this - because frankly, no, I wouldn't be impressed grin

Twiglett Sat 06-Sep-08 18:12:11

Whilst

Twiglett Sat 06-Sep-08 18:12:31

mwahahahahahahahaahhhahaahahahahahaa <old fucker emoticon>

Twiglett Sat 06-Sep-08 18:12:58

<awaits while / whilst argument with pleasure>

SorenLorensen Sat 06-Sep-08 18:14:07

Whilst is a bit archaic, do you not think?

fryalot Sat 06-Sep-08 18:14:08

<<<shakes head in disgust>>>

I saw some "tea" shirts for sale today!

Twiglett Sat 06-Sep-08 18:14:18

clicks on link at last .... arrrrggghhhhhhh have been teaching my 7 year old their, they're, there, your, you're with much success (have invented game, am thinking of patenting it .. I shall call it Pedants Unite>

fryalot Sat 06-Sep-08 18:14:32

whilst, btw wink

Twiglett Sat 06-Sep-08 18:15:14

puts on yamulke and sings "Tradition .... Tradition .... mmmm ... tra-di-tion"

Overmydeadbody Sat 06-Sep-08 18:15:18

so is it a deliberate mistake? Is that why it's 'tongue in cheek'?

SorenLorensen Sat 06-Sep-08 18:15:23

I don't like whilst <<<sticks nose in air>>>

Twiglett Sat 06-Sep-08 18:17:42

you can't fool me moo .. you too are old .. and you do like whilst .. I know you do .. because it's RIGHT

SorenLorensen Sat 06-Sep-08 18:20:06

No, I really don't - my English teacher at school used to wince at whilst - and it stuck - I never use it.

SorenLorensen Sat 06-Sep-08 18:21:01

Too many dashes in that sentence. Mind you, too many ellipses in yours grin

Twiglett Sat 06-Sep-08 18:21:04

You're English Teacher was a fule grin <awaits wince>

Twiglett Sat 06-Sep-08 18:23:01

I do rather love Joe Browns I must say

They name their women's clothes fabulously .. things like "Effortlessly Flattering Top" and "Stunningly Unpretentious Top"

Part of me wants to believe them. It really does.

SorenLorensen Sat 06-Sep-08 18:23:47

No, she was well kool. I best she's dead now, bless her. She was fab. She was a frustrated actress (had decided it was too precarious a profession and went for the sensible option of teaching instead) so when we read any Shakepeare out loud she would assign is all a part, then go "oh...stop...I want to be Macbeth in this bit!"

SorenLorensen Sat 06-Sep-08 18:24:19

Shakepeare...ye Gods <<<I need a lie down>>>

Twiglett Sat 06-Sep-08 18:24:40

mine aren't really ellipses .. I only use 2 dots grin

SorenLorensen Sat 06-Sep-08 18:25:05

Yes, they have a few things I am needing to buy at the moment. Not that T-shirt.

SorenLorensen Sat 06-Sep-08 18:25:49

Yours are just ellps.

Twiglett Sat 06-Sep-08 18:26:23

I like the top on the front of the brochure

SorenLorensen Sat 06-Sep-08 18:32:24

The catalogue's downstairs - is it a dress-y, tunic-y type thing? There are a few of those I like <<<ponders mutton dressed as lamb potential>>>

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