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Grand Designs quote

I'm always pleased when people use that easily-abused phrase, "throughout history" or one of its siblings correctly. From tonight's Grand Designs: "Throughout history, there are people who have been dead for centuries."

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black_faery
Apr. 8th, 2009 10:21 pm (UTC)
Bugger. After no episode last week, I assumed that GD had finished. *grumbles*
owlfish
Apr. 8th, 2009 10:33 pm (UTC)
I'd assumed the same, but C. had greater confidence and checked. Wasn't the best of episodes though. The house was - ungainly. It had its moments but - not the best. Download it from Channel 4's website? (If you have the right OS, of course.)
gillo
Apr. 8th, 2009 10:26 pm (UTC)
That's the thing about history. Just one thing after another.
owlfish
Apr. 8th, 2009 10:32 pm (UTC)
Sometimes, historical things happen at the same time as each other. It's amazing!
gillo
Apr. 8th, 2009 11:04 pm (UTC)
No. Really? What will they invent next?
juniperus
Apr. 8th, 2009 10:52 pm (UTC)
LMAO!
a_d_medievalist
Apr. 9th, 2009 02:12 am (UTC)
And yet, that's not actually correct ...
owlfish
Apr. 9th, 2009 10:04 am (UTC)
It's correct for the specific meaning of history as written history, which I'm willing to grant.
a_d_medievalist
Apr. 9th, 2009 11:55 am (UTC)
Well, yes -- but do people ever really mean that?
tsutanai
Apr. 9th, 2009 03:52 am (UTC)
To quote the sample powerpoint a grad student made in training.

Since the dawn of time
People have used phrases, such as:
Since the dawn of time
rhube
Apr. 9th, 2009 07:05 am (UTC)
That's beautiful.
la_marquise_de_
Apr. 9th, 2009 09:26 am (UTC)
Oh, that is spectacular.
daisho
Apr. 9th, 2009 10:51 am (UTC)
A sage pronouncement, indeed.
heleninwales
Apr. 9th, 2009 12:31 pm (UTC)
Bother, I missed him saying that. Either I wasn't paying attention or it was later in the programme at the point where I'd got bored and wandered off upstairs to buy Moomintroll books from Amazon.
ladybird97
Apr. 9th, 2009 01:23 pm (UTC)
I'm just waiting for one of my students to use that exact sentence now...
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