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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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Apr. 8th, 2009 10:21 pm (UTC)
Bugger. After no episode last week, I assumed that GD had finished. *grumbles*
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.)
Apr. 8th, 2009 10:26 pm (UTC)
That's the thing about history. Just one thing after another.
Apr. 8th, 2009 10:32 pm (UTC)
Sometimes, historical things happen at the same time as each other. It's amazing!
Apr. 8th, 2009 11:04 pm (UTC)
No. Really? What will they invent next?
Apr. 8th, 2009 10:52 pm (UTC)
Apr. 9th, 2009 02:12 am (UTC)
And yet, that's not actually correct ...
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.
Apr. 9th, 2009 11:55 am (UTC)
Well, yes -- but do people ever really mean that?
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
Apr. 9th, 2009 07:05 am (UTC)
That's beautiful.
Apr. 9th, 2009 09:26 am (UTC)
Oh, that is spectacular.
Apr. 9th, 2009 10:51 am (UTC)
A sage pronouncement, indeed.
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.
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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