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Thread #159749   Message #3791598
Posted By: Tattie Bogle
22-May-16 - 06:34 PM
Thread Name: BS: Grammar Police/Pedant alert
Subject: RE: BS: Grammar Police/Pedant alert
On a day out with the grandkids last Thursday, we took the lift (elevator) down to a play area, had a happy hour there, then had to get the lift back up 3 floors to the exit. It's one of these glass cage lifts in an otherwise big empty space. I said to the grandson, aged 5, "Go and call the lift" as I know he likes pressing buttons, but he threw his head back and bellowed loudly in that big echo-ey space "THE LIFT"!
His voice reverberated all around, but of course, he'd only done what I'd asked him to do!

And when my daughter was young and being a wee bit naughty, I said in very exasperated voice, "Oh, will you BE-HAVE?" she drew herself up to er full 2-year-old height, lower lip trembling, hands on hips and answered - "I AM HAVE!"