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TfL Word Stupidity for serious memorial
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Offramp
2018-07-11 12:54:31 UTC
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Mike Brown MVO, Commissioner: Transport for London, and Mark Wild, Managing Director, London Underground sent a wreath to the recent 7/7 memorial.

Here is the text from the accompanying tag:

"In memory of the victims of 7th July 2005
and with enduring respect for their families and
all those who where effected that day and afterwards.

From all the staff at Transport for London"

So the pair of them where effected by some sort of word-blindness, or stupidity.
Recliner
2018-07-11 13:11:06 UTC
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On Wed, 11 Jul 2018 05:54:31 -0700 (PDT), Offramp
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Mike Brown MVO, Commissioner: Transport for London, and Mark Wild, Managing Director, London Underground sent a wreath to the recent 7/7 memorial.
"In memory of the victims of 7th July 2005
and with enduring respect for their families and
all those who where effected that day and afterwards.
From all the staff at Transport for London"
So the pair of them where effected by some sort of word-blindness, or stupidity.
Ouch! They really ought to have someone check anything as important
as that. I dare say it was put together by someone in the PR
department and not cleared by someone literate.
John Williamson
2018-07-11 13:30:39 UTC
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On Wed, 11 Jul 2018 05:54:31 -0700 (PDT), Offramp
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Mike Brown MVO, Commissioner: Transport for London, and Mark Wild, Managing Director, London Underground sent a wreath to the recent 7/7 memorial.
"In memory of the victims of 7th July 2005
and with enduring respect for their families and
all those who where effected that day and afterwards.
From all the staff at Transport for London"
So the pair of them where effected by some sort of word-blindness, or stupidity.
Ouch! They really ought to have someone check anything as important
as that. I dare say it was put together by someone in the PR
department and not cleared by someone literate.
Spill chucker says "okay".
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John.
Recliner
2018-07-11 14:27:21 UTC
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On Wed, 11 Jul 2018 14:30:39 +0100, John Williamson
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On Wed, 11 Jul 2018 05:54:31 -0700 (PDT), Offramp
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Mike Brown MVO, Commissioner: Transport for London, and Mark Wild, Managing Director, London Underground sent a wreath to the recent 7/7 memorial.
"In memory of the victims of 7th July 2005
and with enduring respect for their families and
all those who where effected that day and afterwards.
From all the staff at Transport for London"
So the pair of them where effected by some sort of word-blindness, or stupidity.
Ouch! They really ought to have someone check anything as important
as that. I dare say it was put together by someone in the PR
department and not cleared by someone literate.
Spill chucker says "okay".
It's the wrong word, correctly spelled. The correct word was
'affected', not 'effected', which means something entirely different.
The victims' families and friends were affected by the carnage
effected by the bombers.
John Williamson
2018-07-11 14:38:38 UTC
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On Wed, 11 Jul 2018 14:30:39 +0100, John Williamson
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Spill chucker says "okay".
It's the wrong word, correctly spelled. The correct word was
'affected', not 'effected', which means something entirely different.
The victims' families and friends were affected by the carnage
effected by the bombers.
You obviously didn't get my joke about a "spill chucker" ;)

And "where" in the original post indicates a location, not the past
participle of "are".
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Tciao for Now!

John.
Recliner
2018-07-11 15:15:01 UTC
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On Wed, 11 Jul 2018 14:30:39 +0100, John Williamson
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Spill chucker says "okay".
It's the wrong word, correctly spelled. The correct word was
'affected', not 'effected', which means something entirely different.
The victims' families and friends were affected by the carnage
effected by the bombers.
You obviously didn't get my joke about a "spill chucker" ;)
And "where" in the original post indicates a location, not the past
participle of "are".
Yup, it looks like the text was dictated by one of the people it was from,
wrongly transcribed by an illiterate erk, and then sent without being
checked.
Richard J.
2018-07-11 14:49:24 UTC
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On Wed, 11 Jul 2018 05:54:31 -0700 (PDT), Offramp
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Mike Brown MVO, Commissioner: Transport for London, and Mark Wild, Managing Director, London Underground sent a wreath to the recent 7/7 memorial.
"In memory of the victims of 7th July 2005
and with enduring respect for their families and
all those who where effected that day and afterwards.
From all the staff at Transport for London"
So the pair of them where effected by some sort of word-blindness, or stupidity.
Ouch! They really ought to have someone check anything as important
as that. I dare say it was put together by someone in the PR
department and not cleared by someone literate.
It shouldn't need to be cleared for correctness of language. People who don't know the difference between 'affected' and 'effected' shouldn't be employed in a PR department.
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Richard J.
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Recliner
2018-07-11 15:15:01 UTC
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On Wed, 11 Jul 2018 05:54:31 -0700 (PDT), Offramp
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Mike Brown MVO, Commissioner: Transport for London, and Mark Wild,
Managing Director, London Underground sent a wreath to the recent 7/7 memorial.
"In memory of the victims of 7th July 2005
and with enduring respect for their families and
all those who where effected that day and afterwards.
From all the staff at Transport for London"
So the pair of them where effected by some sort of word-blindness, or stupidity.
Ouch! They really ought to have someone check anything as important
as that. I dare say it was put together by someone in the PR
department and not cleared by someone literate.
It shouldn't need to be cleared for correctness of language. People who
don't know the difference between 'affected' and 'effected' shouldn't be
employed in a PR department.
I agree, but literacy is often not what they look for.
Basil Jet
2018-07-11 16:51:39 UTC
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On Wed, 11 Jul 2018 05:54:31 -0700 (PDT), Offramp
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Mike Brown MVO, Commissioner: Transport for London, and Mark Wild,
Managing Director, London Underground sent a wreath to the recent 7/7
memorial.
"In memory of the victims of 7th July 2005
and with enduring respect for their families and
all those who where effected that day and afterwards.
From all the staff at Transport for London"
So the pair of them where effected by some sort of word-blindness, or stupidity.
Ouch!  They really ought to have someone check anything as important
as that.  I dare say it was put together by someone in the PR
department and not cleared by someone literate.
It shouldn't need to be cleared for correctness of language.  People who
don't know the difference between 'affected' and 'effected' shouldn't be
employed in a PR department.
Rascist!
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Mac Beer. Modest Mouse. Modified Man. Moebius. Mogwai. Moloko. Momus.
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Morrissey. Morton Subotnick. Motörhead. Mouse On Mars. Mozart. Mr
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Valentine. My Brightest Diamond
Richard J.
2018-07-11 22:30:24 UTC
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Mike Brown MVO, Commissioner: Transport for London, and Mark Wild,
Managing Director, London Underground sent a wreath to the recent 7/7
memorial.
"In memory of the victims of 7th July 2005
and with enduring respect for their families and
all those who where effected that day and afterwards.
From all the staff at Transport for London"
So the pair of them where effected by some sort of word-blindness, or stupidity.
Ouch!  They really ought to have someone check anything as important
as that.  I dare say it was put together by someone in the PR
department and not cleared by someone literate.
It shouldn't need to be cleared for correctness of language.  People who
don't know the difference between 'affected' and 'effected' shouldn't be
employed in a PR department.
Rascist!
That's not an English word. If you meant 'racist', you'd better explain why.
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Richard J.
(to email me, swap 'uk' and 'yon' in address)
Basil Jet
2018-07-12 03:42:35 UTC
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On Wed, 11 Jul 2018 05:54:31 -0700 (PDT), Offramp
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Mike Brown MVO, Commissioner: Transport for London, and Mark Wild,
Managing Director, London Underground sent a wreath to the recent 7/7
memorial.
"In memory of the victims of 7th July 2005
and with enduring respect for their families and
all those who where effected that day and afterwards.
 From all the staff at Transport for London"
So the pair of them where effected by some sort of word-blindness, or stupidity.
Ouch!  They really ought to have someone check anything as important
as that.  I dare say it was put together by someone in the PR
department and not cleared by someone literate.
It shouldn't need to be cleared for correctness of language.  People who
don't know the difference between 'affected' and 'effected' shouldn't be
employed in a PR department.
Rascist!
That's not an English word.  If you meant 'racist', you'd better explain
why.
I don't talk to fascia.
--
Basil Jet - listening to (Mi-Mz)... Michael Chapman. Michael Karoli.
Michael Nyman. Michael Rother. Mick Karn. Mick Ronson. Mickey Hart.
Midlake. Mike Oldfield. Mike Watt. Miles Davis. Million Dead. Mini
Mansions. Ministry. Minutemen. Mission Of Burma. Mister Modo and Ugly
Mac Beer. Modest Mouse. Modified Man. Moebius. Mogwai. Moloko. Momus.
Monaco. Monks. Monstrance. Monte Cazazza. Moonshake. Mordant Music.
Morrissey. Morton Subotnick. Motörhead. Mouse On Mars. Mozart. Mr
Wright. Mudhoney. Mumford & Sons. Muse. MX-80 Sound. My Bloody
Valentine. My Brightest Diamond
Basil Jet
2018-07-12 04:19:52 UTC
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On Wed, 11 Jul 2018 05:54:31 -0700 (PDT), Offramp
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Mike Brown MVO, Commissioner: Transport for London, and Mark Wild,
Managing Director, London Underground sent a wreath to the recent 7/7
memorial.
"In memory of the victims of 7th July 2005
and with enduring respect for their families and
all those who where effected that day and afterwards.
 From all the staff at Transport for London"
So the pair of them where effected by some sort of word-blindness, or stupidity.
Ouch!  They really ought to have someone check anything as important
as that.  I dare say it was put together by someone in the PR
department and not cleared by someone literate.
It shouldn't need to be cleared for correctness of language.  People who
don't know the difference between 'affected' and 'effected'
shouldn't be
employed in a PR department.
Rascist!
That's not an English word.  If you meant 'racist', you'd better
explain why.
I don't talk to fascia.
Seriously, no, I wasn't calling you a racist, I was making fun of TfL
who almost certainly do think it's racist to insist that people in
communication jobs write English competently.
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Basil Jet - listening to (Mi-Mz)... Michael Chapman. Michael Karoli.
Michael Nyman. Michael Rother. Mick Karn. Mick Ronson. Mickey Hart.
Midlake. Mike Oldfield. Mike Watt. Miles Davis. Million Dead. Mini
Mansions. Ministry. Minutemen. Mission Of Burma. Mister Modo and Ugly
Mac Beer. Modest Mouse. Modified Man. Moebius. Mogwai. Moloko. Momus.
Monaco. Monks. Monstrance. Monte Cazazza. Moonshake. Mordant Music.
Morrissey. Morton Subotnick. Motörhead. Mouse On Mars. Mozart. Mr
Wright. Mudhoney. Mumford & Sons. Muse. MX-80 Sound. My Bloody
Valentine. My Brightest Diamond
Richard
2018-07-17 19:04:56 UTC
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Seriously, no, I wasn't calling you a racist, I was making fun of TfL
who almost certainly do think it's racist to insist that people in
communication jobs write English competently.
No idea why you think that.
b***@cylonHQ.com
2018-07-11 14:44:56 UTC
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On Wed, 11 Jul 2018 05:54:31 -0700 (PDT)
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Mike Brown MVO, Commissioner: Transport for London, and Mark Wild, Managing
Director, London Underground sent a wreath to the recent 7/7 memorial.
"In memory of the victims of 7th July 2005
and with enduring respect for their families and
all those who where effected that day and afterwards.
From all the staff at Transport for London"
So the pair of them where effected by some sort of word-blindness, or stupidity.
I'd love to say I'm surprised, but I'm really not. But at least they sent
a wreath even if it looks like they got the intern to write it.
michael adams
2018-07-12 08:39:33 UTC
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Mike Brown MVO, Commissioner: Transport for London, and Mark Wild, Managing Director,
London Underground sent a wreath to the recent 7/7 memorial.
"In memory of the victims of 7th July 2005
and with enduring respect for their families and
all those who where effected that day and afterwards.
From all the staff at Transport for London"
So the pair of them where effected by some sort of word-blindness, or stupidity.
Whether we happen to like it or not, and most of us of a certain age most certainly
don't, correct grammar, spelling and vocabulary are regarded as being largely
secondary nowadays, even "elitist"; providing the intended audience or readership
understand what is meant.

In other words, any amount of what in the past would have been termed illiteracy is
acceptable, providing it's capable of being understood by all the other illiterates
out there.

Exceptions being things such as the terms and conditions governing all sorts
of commercial transactions which 95% of customers are unlikely to read in the first
place, whether literate or not. Even when printed in a font large enough to be
read without the aid of a magnifying glass.


michael adams

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Paul Corfield
2018-07-20 09:12:40 UTC
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Mike Brown MVO, Commissioner: Transport for London, and Mark Wild, Managing Director, London Underground sent a wreath to the recent 7/7 memorial.
"In memory of the victims of 7th July 2005
and with enduring respect for their families and
all those who where effected that day and afterwards.
From all the staff at Transport for London"
So the pair of them where effected by some sort of word-blindness, or stupidity.
Sadly I am not surprised. TfL press releases, board papers and reports are littered with such errors. No one bothers to properly proof read this stuff which means appalling errors are made and then published for the public to see.

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