Close, But No Cigar

I recently came across a book preview in which, in the very first
line, the author referred to a woman's clothes as her close.

Do you think he is still scratching his head and wondering why
he hasn't made any sales?

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  • danielblue wrote:

    I recently came across a book preview in which, in the very first
    line, the author referred to a woman's clothes as her close.

    Do you think he is still scratching his head and wondering why
    he hasn't made any sales?


    Yes.

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  • Skoob_ymSkoob_ym Teacher

    danielblue wrote:

    I recently came across a book preview in which, in the very first
    line, the author referred to a woman's clothes as her close.

    Do you think he is still scratching his head and wondering why
    he hasn't made any sales?


    I can pardon a typo here or there... I've committed a few myself... but in the preview?

     

    You realize, now I'm going to be imagining the rest of the sentence...

     

    "Her close was muddy" "She took her close to the cleaner..."

     

    Curse you, Red Baron! Smiley Very Happy

  • potetjppotetjp Teacher

    Do you call this a typo? To me, it reflects a deficient pronunciation, perhaps a cockney's or a foreigner's.

  • Therein lie the dangers of spell check.  It is an easy trap to fall into.  Letting the grammer checker and spell checker do all the work, doesn't always.. work Smiley Happy 

     

    On a side note, haven't seen any Authors Workshops in a while... *hint hint*

  • Just KevinJust Kevin Lulu Genius

    potetjp wrote:

    Do you call this a typo? To me, it reflects a deficient pronunciation, perhaps a cockney's or a foreigner's.


    Gosh, that's a strange thing to say. Racist even. The book you refer to is possibly a sign of a poor education, or even by a young kid, regardless of ethnicity. No matter how English speakers pronounce words they usually do not spell them that way.

  • Just KevinJust Kevin Lulu Genius

    Perhaps she clothes her doors.

  • potetjppotetjp Teacher

    kevinlomas a écrit :

    potetjp wrote:

    Do you call this a typo? To me, it reflects a deficient pronunciation, perhaps a cockney's or a foreigner's.


    Gosh, that's a strange thing to say. Racist even. The book you refer to is possibly a sign of a poor education, or even by a young kid, regardless of ethnicity. No matter how English speakers pronounce words they usually do not spell them that way.


    :Smiley Very Happy Even if you fink so, it doesn't bovver me.

  • Just KevinJust Kevin Lulu Genius

    I realised that a while ago.

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