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Marketing bollocks, buzzword bingo, or your mum saying "fudge" when she really wants to swear like a trooper. Let's ride the hockey stick curve of this top hat product, solutioneers.

Thanks to simbosan for the idea

(, Thu 8 Apr 2010, 12:13)
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Stood or Standing?
My Dad picked me up on this the other night.
Twice I said stood when he reckons I should have used standing. Apparently, and I've no actual knowledge of saying this, I said 'he was stood by the side of the road'.

Right or wrong?
Or can I just berate my father for nit-picking?
(, Thu 15 Apr 2010, 12:10, 3 replies)
"He stood" or "he was standing"
not "he was stood".
(, Thu 15 Apr 2010, 12:12, closed)
"he was stood" implies that someone else put him there
(, Thu 15 Apr 2010, 12:23, closed)
^It makes it slightly more sinister.
If "he was stood" at the side of the road, one anticipates the next statement to begin with "he was pushed..."
(, Thu 15 Apr 2010, 13:08, closed)

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