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Re: A tax on grief? Can we change this?

Yeah, cos anything you don't say is irrelevant.
by exnihilo
on Wed Nov 25, 2009 5:21 pm
 
Forum: The Sinner's Main Board
Topic: A tax on grief? Can we change this?
Replies: 53
Views: 5397

Re: A tax on grief? Can we change this?

The L and stylised L (£) are from the old name for pound, the Latin librae, so that example's not much cop either.
by exnihilo
on Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:39 pm
 
Forum: The Sinner's Main Board
Topic: A tax on grief? Can we change this?
Replies: 53
Views: 5397

Re: A tax on grief? Can we change this?

You'll be wanting to check that, there is no sense in which CTT is an acronym. I don't ask that they be unique, nor are my panties in a bunch, I just don't think we should go sticking nonsense letters in in order to avoid being the same as something else. As you yourself pointed out, IHT returns the...
by exnihilo
on Tue Nov 24, 2009 4:41 pm
 
Forum: The Sinner's Main Board
Topic: A tax on grief? Can we change this?
Replies: 53
Views: 5397

Re: A tax on grief? Can we change this?

That it is widely used, or accepted, is irrelevant to my point - there's no H. So the 1986 "rebranding" to Inheritance Tax/IHT was stupid. At least when it was Capital Transfer Tax or Estate Duty the abbreviation (not acronym) actually represented the words, unless some civil servant/polit...
by exnihilo
on Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:21 pm
 
Forum: The Sinner's Main Board
Topic: A tax on grief? Can we change this?
Replies: 53
Views: 5397

Re: A tax on grief? Can we change this?

Am I being really stupid? IHT? What's the H stand for? Or are we talking about In Heritance Tax?
by exnihilo
on Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:28 pm
 
Forum: The Sinner's Main Board
Topic: A tax on grief? Can we change this?
Replies: 53
Views: 5397

Re: A new user's guide to the Sinner

I'm going to post here again, purely because I just noticed my post count was 4,999.
by exnihilo
on Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:08 pm
 
Forum: The Sinner's Main Board
Topic: A new user's guide to the Sinner
Replies: 53
Views: 28298

Re: A new user's guide to the Sinner

That makes me pretty old then.
by exnihilo
on Wed Sep 23, 2009 11:26 am
 
Forum: The Sinner's Main Board
Topic: A new user's guide to the Sinner
Replies: 53
Views: 28298

Re: St. Andrews: Time for a law faculty?

Just what the country needs. More law graduates.
by exnihilo
on Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:44 pm
 
Forum: The Sinner's Main Board
Topic: St. Andrews: Time for a law faculty?
Replies: 16
Views: 3024

Re: What harm could it do?

So if instead of prayer he earnestly believed that treating her by purging her and bleeding her was the absolutely right thing to do would that be okay too?
by exnihilo
on Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:16 am
 
Forum: The Sinner's Main Board
Topic: What harm could it do?
Replies: 49
Views: 3778

Re: University challenge

Well spotted, it originally read "the programme makers' failure..." and I neglected to remove the apostrophe when I recast the sentence. Ho hum.
by exnihilo
on Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:19 pm
 
Forum: The Sinner's Main Board
Topic: University challenge
Replies: 69
Views: 7907

Re: University challenge

Doubtless. But just because other worse things happen is no reason not to try to avoid small errors. We ought to be able to punctuate without losing our concern for bigger issues, or surrendering our morals or our humanity, presuming our brains work more or less as they're supposed to - it's really ...
by exnihilo
on Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:28 pm
 
Forum: The Sinner's Main Board
Topic: University challenge
Replies: 69
Views: 7907

Re: University challenge

I grant you that the programme makers' managed to get it wrong a few years ago, but one would hope that anyone actually in the running for the team would know where the apostrophe does, or does not, go in their university's name.
by exnihilo
on Tue Jul 14, 2009 4:52 pm
 
Forum: The Sinner's Main Board
Topic: University challenge
Replies: 69
Views: 7907

Re: Degree Certificates

Why? Mine are all framed and up on the wall, who would ever see a barcode on the back? And would you not rather the University could readily verify if the certificates were real or fake?
by exnihilo
on Tue Jul 07, 2009 9:12 pm
 
Forum: The Sinner's Main Board
Topic: Degree Certificates
Replies: 14
Views: 3171

Re: Degree Certificates

It would be, yes, but that's not what was on them, there's a school of thought that doesn't care for the subtracted numbers, preferring VIIII to IX as being purer. In fact, where I said I-IX really should have been I-VIIII as that's what was employed.
by exnihilo
on Sat Jul 04, 2009 10:26 am
 
Forum: The Sinner's Main Board
Topic: Degree Certificates
Replies: 14
Views: 3171

Re: Degree Certificates

Glasgow's degrees are foolscap (13.5" x 17"), on a fairly heavy paper stock (I'd guess about 120gsm), and they are very much printed - signatures and all. They have an embossed seal, which is part of the paper as it is bought in, around/beside which the text is printed on - exactly as St A...
by exnihilo
on Fri Jul 03, 2009 10:52 pm
 
Forum: The Sinner's Main Board
Topic: Degree Certificates
Replies: 14
Views: 3171

Re: dwindling numbers

Discovered Graham Stewart's book? That would be my personal copy which I gave to the Society! There is, of course, a copy in the Library too.
by exnihilo
on Sun Jun 28, 2009 4:01 pm
 
Forum: Union Debating Society
Topic: dwindling numbers
Replies: 10
Views: 2998

Re: Honorary Degrees

I'm pleased that Stephen's getting one, even if it did come totally out of the blue and even if he's not entirely sure why!
by exnihilo
on Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:20 pm
 
Forum: The Sinner's Main Board
Topic: Honorary Degrees
Replies: 7
Views: 2231

Re: BNP gains 2 seats and UKIP gains 13 in EU

You're in trouble then!
:D
by exnihilo
on Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:58 pm
 
Forum: The Sinner's Main Board
Topic: BNP gains 2 seats and UKIP gains 13 in EU
Replies: 26
Views: 4057

Re: BNP gains 2 seats and UKIP gains 13 in EU

It's not even about homosexuality, it's about simple equality before the law, and that should apply to us all, not to some arbitrarily defined subset.
by exnihilo
on Wed Jun 10, 2009 12:33 am
 
Forum: The Sinner's Main Board
Topic: BNP gains 2 seats and UKIP gains 13 in EU
Replies: 26
Views: 4057

Re: BNP gains 2 seats and UKIP gains 13 in EU

The UEN grouping has two more MEPs than it had a week ago. The socialists have many more, and the unaligned has been dramatically swollen by the Conservatives leaving the EEP, I'm not sure we're seeing the dreadful rise of the far-right bogeyman to be honest.
by exnihilo
on Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:16 am
 
Forum: The Sinner's Main Board
Topic: BNP gains 2 seats and UKIP gains 13 in EU
Replies: 26
Views: 4057
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