Paul Habershon wrote: ↑
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:08 pm
'Thank you for practicing social distancing'.
please! S for the verb, c for the noun, as in to license/a licence. So the DVLA is a licensing authority. You can't hear
the difference with those examples, but to advise/some advice is a good aide memoire.
Possibly the creator of the signs used an American source, which does not distinguish between the verb and the noun, where this is correct.
Here are a few points that I particularly notice in my pedantry/preciseness (delete as appropriate) that stems from having studied mathematics to quite a high level.
1) Continual mention in current affairs programmes of the Tory Party which, as far as I can see, ceased to exist in 1834 and whose last prime minister was Arthur Wellesley, better known as the first Duke of Wellington.
2) British media still unable to spell Jürgen Klopp's name correctly. A similar error in his native German means you will end up describing atmospheric conditions as homosexual instead of humid.
3) Those who think that, prior to Andy Murray in 2013, the last British winner of a Wimbledon singles title was Fred Perry.