April 27th, 2006


userinfo senji
2006/04/27 23:31:00 - Surprise invitation.
userinfoClaroscuro and I got an unexpected letter today: an invitation to the baptism, in Sweden this summer, of my second cousin once removed. If it turns out to be plausible and not too expensive we may well go.

Edit: to remove implication that my cousin is to be removed in Sweden.
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Entry Tags: claroscuro, family, life

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userinfo ilanin
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2006/04/27 22:39:13
I believe there may be a comma missing from the first sentence.
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userinfo senji
2006/04/27 22:45:44
Hmm, I'm actually unsure about the grammaticalness of it at all, now you mention it.
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userinfo cartesiandaemon
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2006/04/28 00:27:46
How was it phrased before? It had one comma that should probably have been an even number, but now it sounds slightly more awkward where "in sweden" jumps out at you in the middle of the sentence, whereas "a baptism in sweden" is actually probably the most important unit of the sentence... Hmm, sorry, we're thinking about this way too much.
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userinfo senji
2006/04/28 10:00:27
The original was "a baptism of my second cousin, once removed in Sweden this summer".
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userinfo cartesiandaemon
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2006/04/28 22:40:22
Ah, yes. I think I would have said "a baptism of my second cousin, once removed, in sweden" or "a baptism of my second cousin once removed in sweden" or even "a baptism of my second cousin's child, in sweden" depending :) Sorry, last comment I promise :)
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Surprise invitation. - Squaring the circle...

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