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    #11

    Re: How would you describe this Irish scenery?

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    Thanks but not poetic enough.
    How poetic do you want to be, exactly?

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    #12

    Re: How would you describe this Irish scenery?

    Unless the photo is reversed the car is driving on the left. That and the complete lack of trees narrows the possible locations considerably. My money's on Scotland or Ireland. So how about this:

    As you motor south along the coastal highway the verdant but treeless hills tumble down from above to crash into the sea below on your left.

    Is that poetic enough for you?

    (Oops, I should have read the thread title more carefully. Ireland it is.)
    Last edited by probus; 29-Jan-2020 at 05:28. Reason: Added parenthetical comment

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    #13

    Re: How would you describe this Irish scenery?

    Seems like an avalanche to me.
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    #14

    Re: How would you describe this Irish scenery?

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    Unless the photo is reversed the car is driving on the left. That and the complete lack of trees narrows the possible locations considerably. My money's on Scotland or Ireland. So how about this:

    As you motor south along the coastal highway the verdant but treeless hills tumble down from above to crash into the sea below on your left.

    Is that poetic enough for you?

    (Oops, I should have read the thread title more carefully. Ireland it is.)
    I really enjoyed it sir.

    This is the kind of English I live for!

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    #15

    Re: How would you describe this Irish scenery?

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    I really enjoyed it. sir.
    There is no need to address anyone here as "sir" or "madam/ma'am". It's overly formal. Also, in this case, it suggests that you automatically assumed that the responder was male.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #16

    Re: How would you describe this Irish scenery?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    ...you automatically assumed that the responder was male.
    Not necessarily. My photo is in my profile. Therefore anybody can see I am male. But I certainly agree, there's no need for formality in our forum. Common courtesy is all we need, as Herewego recently learned to his cost.

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    #17

    Re: How would you describe this Irish scenery?

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    Not necessarily. My photo is in my profile. Therefore anybody can see I am male. But I certainly agree, there's no need for formality in our forum. Common courtesy is all we need, as Herewego recently learned to his cost.
    Is that the one who was over the top rude?
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    #18

    Re: How would you describe this Irish scenery?

    Yep. Rover patiently gave hin a one-week ban, but Tdol decided to go the whole hog on him. I can't disagree with that.

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    #19

    Re: How would you describe this Irish scenery?

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    Common courtesy is all we need, as Herewego recently learned to his or her cost.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #20

    Re: How would you describe this Irish scenery?

    I'd bet my boots Herewego was a he. Dropping f-bombs ...

    But whatever, we'll hear no more from him, and that's a good thing.

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