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    Quote Originally Posted by molehill View Post
    Well done Team Ineos and TGH, they must have been on about plan 3 and they still pulled it off . Wonder if anyone had money on this win?

    Now wait for GB to spot my post and go apocalyptic about Ineos Grenadiers . Calm down Graham it's only a bike race......
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    By the way the team is named after a motor vehicle and is called Grenadier. Just the one.

    Why don't commentators stick an "s" onto all the other teams? Trek-Segafredos, Astanas, Bora-Hansgrohes?


    That is a rhetorical question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham Breeze View Post

    By the way the team is named after a motor vehicle and is called Grenadier. Just the one.

    Why don't commentators stick an "s" onto all the other teams? Trek-Segafredos, Astanas, Bora-Hansgrohes?


    That is a rhetorical question.
    My instant reaction to reading your comment was that I had failed to insert an apostrophe, inexcusable on this forum, but no, simple human error on my part. Which is excusable on this forum.
    The letter S is the eighth most commonly used letter in the English Oxford D, adding it to the end of all team names in the English speaking world may boost it up a place in the ratings.
    Is there a conspiracy to keep it down at 8 by not using it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham Breeze View Post

    By the way the team is named after a motor vehicle and is called Grenadier. Just the one.

    Why don't commentators stick an "s" onto all the other teams? Trek-Segafredos, Astanas, Bora-Hansgrohes?


    That is a rhetorical question.
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  4. #134
    Quote Originally Posted by Mud View Post
    Don't you go up Asdas to get your lotteries, Graham?
    No, and certainly not.

    I know I should get on with solving the Covid crisis but meanwhile...the riders are riders in one team: Ineos Grenadier. It is on their kit. When Ford sponsored a team the riders were not referred to as "Fords", CCC riders are not referred to as CCCs, nor Movistar as Movistars & etc.

    It is bizarre.

    The regiment of Grenadier Guardsmen is made up of Grenadiers. Plural. Grenadier in the case of Ineos refers to a single brand of car.

    Anyway about this pandemic...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham Breeze View Post

    Anyway about this pandemic...
    The covids viruses?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham Breeze View Post
    & etc.
    Repetition of "and" (once in ampersand form, once in Latin).
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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonykay View Post
    Repetition of "and" (once in ampersand form, once in Latin).
    Very good, that's learnt him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonykay View Post
    Repetition of "and" (once in ampersand form, once in Latin).
    Indeed, because & is from the Latin et.

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    Thoroughly enjoyed the Giro. Probably the most I've enjoyed a Grand Tour for many years.

    Such a shame there couldn't have been more fans out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by molehill View Post
    My instant reaction to reading your comment was that I had failed to insert an apostrophe, inexcusable on this forum,
    Is it excusable elsewhere? I would say no, its not. (Not even as part of a smart arse joke.)

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