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  #1645853 5-Oct-2016 12:57
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Where are you guys from? That town produces some pretty cool people.

 

 


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  #1645880 5-Oct-2016 13:07
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Sorry, not sorry but... It sounds like those Homeowner Associations that dictacte what colour one's house has to be, no treehouses in the garden, no cars parked on the street, etc, because otherwise the neighbourhood prices could go down and they can't have that.

 

I am all for looking good - as I said I have more suits, shirts and ties than a lot of people I know. And I wear them and I like doing so. I all for being dressed for the occasion too. But there's also a side to letting people express the way they feel - providing they keep tidy and clean.

 

 

My point was that these people were not tidy. I can't speak to cleanliness but certainly not "tidy".

 

It's a proprietor choice what theme they run, what standards they request/require, and whilst (sort of) to their credit they didn't turn these people away, it lowered the tone of the place in my experience.

 

I have no issues with homeowners associations requiring basic standards (We lived in an apartment where hanging clothes on the balcony outside was banned and I know why now after going down apartment-lined streets in Auckland which look like slums.

 

I think like a lot of things, it's about being appropriate for the environment you are in. 

 

If perceptions need to change then the market will control them. If people stop attending restaurants because the dress code is too strict, then there will be less of these places. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  #1645886 5-Oct-2016 13:17
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networkn:

 

If people stop attending restaurants because the dress code is too strict, then there will be less of these places. 

 

 

There already are less of them... I doubt that there's a restaurant in NZ that would require you to wear a tie nowadays.

 

 




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  #1645887 5-Oct-2016 13:19
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frankv:

 

networkn:

 

If people stop attending restaurants because the dress code is too strict, then there will be less of these places. 

 

 

There already are less of them... I doubt that there's a restaurant in NZ that would require you to wear a tie nowadays.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes, there are less of them, but they still exist and I am grateful for that. For me, I like occasionally to dress up and go out and have a nice meal with soft music. 

 

It's a pet peeve of mine that some restaurants don't take bookings nowadays. With the exception of take away places, and Depot where the food is good enough to make an exception, I make a point of not dining where I can't get a table at a specified time. 

 

 


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While we're talking about less restaurants, would it be correct to ask when you're ordering for "less mashed spud, but fewer peas" with your snarlers?

 

It's a little off-topic - and I'd normally let go of such small grammatical errors - but it seemed appropriate to bring it up in a thread where the subject seems to be about assessing the cut of ones jib.


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  #1645941 5-Oct-2016 14:25
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Reduced potatoes, diminished peas.

 

 


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  #1645945 5-Oct-2016 14:31
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Where are you guys from? That town produces some pretty cool people.

 

 

 

 

I've heard of a similar town, they call it Gore.





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  #1645947 5-Oct-2016 14:34
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While we're talking about less restaurants, would it be correct to ask when you're ordering for "less mashed spud, but fewer peas" with your snarlers?

 

It's a little off-topic - and I'd normally let go of such small grammatical errors - but it seemed appropriate to bring it up in a thread where the subject seems to be about assessing the cut of ones jib.

 

 

 

 

I have no idea what you are talking about? Did you have trouble understanding what I am saying, the way I phrased it?


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networkn:

 

 

 

 I have no idea what you are talking about? Did you have trouble understanding what I am saying, the way I phrased it?

 

 

 

 

frankv:

 

networkn:

 

If people stop attending restaurants because the dress code is too strict, then there will be less fewer of these places. 

 

 

There already are less fewer of them... I doubt that there's a restaurant in NZ that would require you to wear a tie nowadays.

 

 

 

 

 

No - of course I understood what you were saying.  I was simply being a pedant about correct english in a thread about dress standards, where pedantry seems to be part of the show.

 

I think that (fewer/less) is a mistake made more often in written english than spoken.

 

I've set myself up of course - I truly don't care enough to make sure I don't make similar mistakes.


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joker97:

 

Rikkitic:

 

Where are you guys from? That town produces some pretty cool people.

 

 

 

 

I've heard of a similar town, they call it Gore.

 

 

 

 

No - that's where I appeared in drag, once.  Not where I'm from.


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  #1645971 5-Oct-2016 15:08
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Fred99:

 

networkn:

 

 

 

 I have no idea what you are talking about? Did you have trouble understanding what I am saying, the way I phrased it?

 

 

 

 

frankv:

 

networkn:

 

If people stop attending restaurants because the dress code is too strict, then there will be less fewer of these places. 

 

 

There already are less fewer of them... I doubt that there's a restaurant in NZ that would require you to wear a tie nowadays.

 

 

 

 

 

No - of course I understood what you were saying.  I was simply being a pedant about correct english in a thread about dress standards, where pedantry seems to be part of the show.

 

I think that (fewer/less) is a mistake made more often in written english than spoken.

 

I've set myself up of course - I truly don't care enough to make sure I don't make similar mistakes.

 

 

 

 

Hi. Believe it or not, I actually did pretty well in English as a high school student, certainly had the best marks in my class. I pride myself on my Grammar and spelling, however, in the past 5 years, I've slipped and make many of the mistakes you could consider common. 

 

It's fair enough to raise it, it's something that annoys me too, though again, my pickup on it is not nearly as accurate as it once was. 

 

I actually have Grammarly installed but it didn't pick it up. 


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Here is my story about how I met the Wizard.

 

When I was young, just married and looking for a place to rent, I've been introduced to an old scientist. Professor had a room for rent in return to commitment to assist with some work in the library. We did not make a deal as hours were clashing with my study.  

 

He was very old, almost blind (hence in need for assistance), was wearing unrecognisable cloth - you would have no clue what it was. He was still publishing his works and attending conferences. When he walked he was holding the hand of his wife who was nearly blind as well. I met them only twice.

 

Second time I and my wife bumped into them on the street he was wearing slippers and same old cloth. I greeted them; he recognised the voice. I asked him: Professor, with all your money, surely you can afford better shoes and cloth, don't you?

 

He replied: “Young man, congrats, I’ve noticed the sparkling of the new ring… Cloth and shoes are not important in life. Important is who is walking with you hand by hand and it does not matter if they are wearing slippers…. I sense you are a good couple, so keep up walking together through life no matter what…”

 

A lot of people in suits I’ve been working with both here and abroad spending countless hours in the meeting rooms. I do not remember majority of them or how they looked like. All I remember - they were all wearing suits. But I remember that Professor and his sleepers quite well as well as many others who were Gurus in t-shirts, or Geeks in shorts.

 

P.S. Dress code is just part of the game some companies like to play. We surely can play by the rules.. Sometimes those rules just make no sense…


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  #1645978 5-Oct-2016 15:16
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Except that once I went to a car dealer dressed like a Kiwi. No one spoke to me. When I asked to test a middle of the range car, was chased out! 

 

Came back another day in a suit. I test drove whatever car I asked for. No questions asked.





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  #1645980 5-Oct-2016 15:19
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Except that once I went to a car dealer dressed like a Kiwi. No one spoke to me. When I asked to test a middle of the range car, was chased out! 

 

Came back another day in a suit. I test drove whatever car I asked for. No questions asked.

 

 

Perhaps they were allergic to the feathers?

 

 


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........  I was simply being a pedant about correct english in a thread about dress standards, where pedantry seems to be part of the show.

 

I think that (fewer/less) is a mistake made more often in written english than spoken.

 

I've set myself up of course - I truly don't care enough to make sure I don't make similar mistakes.

 

 

My English is second. I would've thought that word [English] should start from the capital letter twice in the quote above .. sorry for off-topic


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