47 thoughts on “Everyone’s A Critic

    1. Brother Barnabas

      but disappointingly, the corrector is incorrect.

      all of + a pronoun

      all + a normal noun

      so it’s “all the extras”, not “all of the extras”

      education has gone to poo

  1. Dave

    Nothing wrong with that top sentence, apart from a full stop to bring the sentence to a full stop. The ad is b0ll0cks though.

  2. William Campbell

    As often is the case, the pedant’s corrections are wrong. People who feel the need to correct other’s grammar are typically trying to cover for their own lack of confidence in their education.

    1. nellyb

      extreme end of it:
      “It used to be we thought that people who went around correcting other people’s grammar were just plain annoying. Now there’s evidence they are actually ill, suffering from a type of obsessive-compulsive disorder/oppositional defiant disorder (OCD/ODD). Researchers are calling it Grammatical Pedantry Syndrome, or GPS.” https://illinois.edu/blog/view/25/76120

  3. bertie blenkinsop

    Those two rockabilly / hipster types dancing at the end of the KBC advert…
    would you say they get much stick from their pals for selling out to the man?
    These are the things that keep me awake at night.

    1. dhaughton99

      That’s exactly what I thought anytime I have seen it. 200 for a days work and a bit of lunch. Probably spend it all in the Grafton Barbers.

    1. Brother Barnabas

      We all intend pulling out, but often don’t in the end.

      Excuse me while I prepare for the school run.

  4. Eamonn Clancy

    Keen readers will also note the image reflects the position the Irish Times theatre reviewers take during performances they review.

  5. 15p

    the attention given to grammar distracts from the completely dumb ad. ‘she forgot to sit down’ .. awful.. it’s like a captions competition, ‘ooh we found this whacky photo, send in your best caption, readers!’

  6. Rapscallion

    Nice piece of grammar nazi-ism, but incorrect. Probably right about good value for the bank though.

  7. dav

    Shouldn’t all statements/ reports/advertisements from any Irish bank have the qualifier that
    “this company has lied to the country before and should be treated with caution”

      1. dav

        staffed by ex boi, UB & AIB hat took the early retirement/packages post 2008.
        Anyhow wasn’t DEFPA Bank in the IFSC german?? Look how that turned out, it became as corrupt and poisonous as the environment that it operated in.
        You may think KBC is different but it will follow the will furrowed patch of corruption that the others have trod

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