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by David Williams
Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 232
Views: 21459

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:20 pm
If we can develop a testing system from nothing it stands to reason we can roll the vaccine out at double speed.
That is slightly less logical than saying if we can develop a testing system from nothing it stands to reason we can have a world-beating track and trace system.
by David Williams
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 804
Views: 193182

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

There is a 'thing' called six degrees of Kevin Bacon whereby you can determine that every actor is no more than six people away from Kevin Bacon from the films they have made. I was wondering if there is an optimum number of degrees for one person to be known to anyone on the planet I believe a gro...
by David Williams
Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Nick Hewer taking break from Countdown
Replies: 9
Views: 631

Re: Nick Hewer taking break from Countdown

Those with long memories may recall that Channel 4 has announced a “black takeover day” which will showcase black talent to “kickstart a fresh push for greater on- and off-screen representation”. Is this perhaps a missed opportunity? Aren't appointments like this precisely the problem they are suppo...
by David Williams
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 19th October 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 138)
Replies: 3
Views: 395

Re: Spoilers for Monday 19th October 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 138)

Somewhat surreal ending.

C2 Two large, please.

Rachel You're 16 behind. Do you want to gamble?

C2 OK, one large, please.

C2 then gets seven points for one away, plus the conundrum, and wins.
by David Williams
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Xmas Specials
Replies: 7
Views: 672

Re: Xmas Specials

Now I understand why Andy Burnham is so keen to keep Greater Manchester out of Tier 3.
by David Williams
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 232
Views: 21459

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

I don't understand what a circuit-breaker is supposed to do. If you don't completely fix the problem while the circuit is broken, you don't really achieve anything. If every single person in this country were to be completely isolated for long enough coronavirus would be eradicated, along with every...
by David Williams
Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 232
Views: 21459

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

You'll find that earlier in this thread (or possibly the other one) I did think Cummings should go. Link, please. And do you still think he should have gone? You'll also find many Conservatives called for Cummings to go And the next time they support the Government on something controversial I'll b...
by David Williams
Sat Oct 03, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 232
Views: 21459

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

I'm not convinced Dominic Cummings did anything illegal. The reason the story ran and ran was the incomprehensible decision not to sack him, which completely undermined the efforts to combat the virus. If you believed that there was a left-wing bias in the media, all the more reason to sack him and ...
by David Williams
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 232
Views: 21459

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

You're assuming either that you have full immunity once you've had it, or that the 1% death rate is because 99% of people will never be at risk of death and 1% are goners. If it was as common as a cold, you could get it every month, and there was a 1% chance of death every time you got it . . .
by David Williams
Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: You Are The Ref
Replies: 282
Views: 45576

Re: You Are The Ref

Suppose the setter hadn't realised TRANSAXLE has an anagram, and used the scramble RAXELNAST. If someone buzzed with RELAXANTS, would you give them the points? Yes I would 100% give them the points and I would apologise for setting a shite conundrum. And when the opponent says he saw RELAXANTS but ...
by David Williams
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 232
Views: 21459

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

Forgive me if I'm missing the point here, because I haven't studied all of this, but when coronavirus was growing at a high exponential rate back in the spring, wasn't the estimate that there could be 500,000 deaths unless we were locked down? So if lockdown has saved over 450,000 deaths from corona...
by David Williams
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 395
Views: 144248

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

I'm not disputing the attraction or the benefits of parkrun. I just have my doubts about their conclusion that the benefits far outweigh the risks, and I really doubt that people will stick to the guidance. You're not going to get much social interaction if everyone sticks rigidly to social distanci...
by David Williams
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 395
Views: 144248

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

There's a parkrun almost literally on my doorstep. They use a route that's similar to, but not as nice as, one I regularly do at about 8:15 every Saturday. I've never really felt it would be an improvement to go at a less convenient time, hang about for ten minutes at the start and do a less attract...
by David Williams
Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Track and Field Athletics
Replies: 35
Views: 3241

Re: Track and Field Athletics

Honourable mention for Jonathan Edwards, whose world triple jump record has stood for 25 years. He also held the previous record, which stood for about 25 minutes.
by David Williams
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Most Famous People without a Wikipedia Article
Replies: 41
Views: 14641

Re: Most Famous People without a Wikipedia Article

When I saw the name it took a second or two. Cancer survivor, raised a lot of money, husband was killed in the Abbeystead explosion and she went downhill very quickly after that? Correct! Certainly well-known at the time, but it was forty years ago. And not as famous as Kay Kelly? (Who probably no-o...
by David Williams
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Would Countdown improve if......
Replies: 5
Views: 1207

Re: Would Countdown improve if......

Remember this guy? Won €69,832 by winning 116 consecutive games on the Spanish version, which given the random effect of those rules is nothing short of astonishing.
by David Williams
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: You Are The Ref
Replies: 282
Views: 45576

Re: You Are The Ref

Or MAUVES when there is no S in the selection? Or declares SPECIE when he has SPECIES written down (two completely different meanings, and SPECIE is a mass noun)? Personally, for MAUVE I'd allow MAUVE(S), and disallow MAUVES, and probably disallow MAUVES? as well. Just as an aside, in the whole hist...
by David Williams
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: You Are The Ref
Replies: 282
Views: 45576

Re: You Are The Ref

It would just be a case of pointing to the appropriate position in a continuous stream of letters. Player needs to draw the last letters game. He writes down MAUVES. His opponent declares five, so he declares five as well. Opponent says MAUVE, player says "Same" and shows him the piece of paper. Yo...
by David Williams
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 26th 2013
Replies: 41
Views: 7442

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 26th 20

David O'Donnell wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:24 pm
1. Apterous has spoiled Countdown (Craig Beevers and David Williams have explained this to me)
While I'm more than flattered to figure in such illustrious company, I have no recollection of where this came from.
by David Williams
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: You Are The Ref
Replies: 282
Views: 45576

Re: You Are The Ref

I think the one thing you mustn't do is hesitate. When you're asked for a word, you give it. I once had UNCLAD and UNCOOL written down, both 99.9% certain, saw UNTOLD too late to write it down but that was the one I gave. The thing I've never been totally happy with is people who have RELACQUER and ...
by David Williams
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Inventions corner
Replies: 47
Views: 6180

Re: Inventions corner

Would a vacuum even work? Presumably you lose the cooling effect of convection, and conduction and radiation remain the same. But the lower pressure will cause evaporation. I would have thought putting it in the freezer would be more effective.
by David Williams
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Inventions corner
Replies: 47
Views: 6180

Re: Inventions corner

Having used public transport with a compulsory mask on a suitable way of eating and drinking with a mask on needs to be invented. I would have said someone should invent something to prevent people eating and drinking on public transport, but it looks as if Chinese scientists have already done so. ...
by David Williams
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Inventions corner
Replies: 47
Views: 6180

Re: Inventions corner

Marc Meakin wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:40 am
Having used public transport with a compulsory mask on a suitable way of eating and drinking with a mask on needs to be invented.
I would have said someone should invent something to prevent people eating and drinking on public transport, but it looks as if Chinese scientists have already done so.
by David Williams
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Monday February 11th 2013
Replies: 28
Views: 4109

Re: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Monday February 11th 2013

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:25 pm
Amazed CORONAS was left in.
Amazed? Really? So they should have bleeped it out as if it was highly offensive? Or pulled the whole programme? Presumably when everyone else thought people who stopped buying Corona beer were idiots, you were amazed that anyone was still buying it at all.
by David Williams
Mon May 25, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Is picking the letters an advantage?
Replies: 33
Views: 5184

Re: Is picking the letters an advantage?

The actual game situation in my case was 62-55 with the final letters round, selection MIFGOSEMV, and he said "six". I had FOGIES (dodgy 6) and some 5, I can't remember what it was now. Saying FOGIES kept it 68-61, and after the final numbers that was 68-68. So if I'd said 5 I'd have lost. I don't ...
by David Williams
Sat May 23, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Is picking the letters an advantage?
Replies: 33
Views: 5184

Re: Is picking the letters an advantage?

Declaring second is an advantage. It can be an advantage even if it gives you a lower expected score. You're 21 points behind. Last letters game. You're looking at a safe seven or a dodgy eight. He goes eight, you go seven, and vice versa. He goes six, you go seven. In the long run it costs you poin...
by David Williams
Wed May 20, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday January 23rd 2013
Replies: 32
Views: 4714

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday January 23rd 2

It'd be the best thing ever if OUP had a massive review of their count and mass noun labelling so she could just say "Yep, mass noun, so you can't pluralise it" rather than being put on the spot so often. http://wiki.apterous.org/Contestant_Guidelines#Pluralisable_mass_noun_categories Maybe they ha...
by David Williams
Tue May 19, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Higher or Lower
Replies: 125
Views: 12203

Re: Higher or Lower

David Williams wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2008 2:38 pm
Surely the whole essence of the original problem was that the numbers were selected randomly from a boundless selection. If there is some sort of probability distribution it's a different matter altogether.
I knew I should have read at least some of this before I started again.
by David Williams
Mon May 18, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Higher or Lower
Replies: 125
Views: 12203

Re: Higher or Lower

I'm not convinced that a valid answer to picking a number is to say that your number is a normal distribution with mean of x and standard deviation of y, but even if it is, the best you can say is that your method produces a chance higher than zero of winning, and I have shown that the chance is low...
by David Williams
Mon May 18, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Higher or Lower
Replies: 125
Views: 12203

Re: Higher or Lower

I know what a normal distribution is. It was you that brought it up and it's got nothing to do with the question.
by David Williams
Mon May 18, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Higher or Lower
Replies: 125
Views: 12203

Re: Higher or Lower

Suppose, for the sake of argument, that the two numbers are picked at random, but from a large but finite range, and that they differ by 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000. Let's call that number X. Let's also have a very small number, say 0.0000000000000000000000001, which we call Y. If the ...
by David Williams
Mon May 18, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Higher or Lower
Replies: 125
Views: 12203

Re: Higher or Lower

But the difference between the two numbers is finite, so the probability of the number you pick being between them is zero. Not necessarily. In particular, if you choose your own random number according to, e.g. a normal distribution, then it has a non-zero probability of landing in any given finit...
by David Williams
Mon May 18, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And How Will We Feel Fine?)
Replies: 17
Views: 2693

Re: It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And How Will We Feel Fine?)

We will go into lockdown any time anyone sneezes in China. If coronavirus had happened before bird flu and ebola, SARS and MERS, I'm pretty sure we wouldn't have blithely ignored them in this country.
by David Williams
Sun May 17, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Weird stuff that's happened to you
Replies: 24
Views: 4964

Re: Weird stuff that's happened to you

I imagine she thought "Oh God, it's that weird kid in my daughter's class, just standing there, waiting to get past. Should I just ignore him? Would that be rude? I've got to say something. But what?"
by David Williams
Sat May 16, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Higher or Lower
Replies: 125
Views: 12203

Re: Higher or Lower

I should probably read all this again, because it all seems too simple now. The strategy is to pick your own number first, then go lower if it is lower than the number you see, higher if it's higher. You win every time if your number is between the other two, it's 50/50 if it isn't. But the differen...
by David Williams
Tue May 05, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 141
Views: 17417

Re: Joke Items

A more consistent and even saltiness is exactly what many uses of salt are trying not to achieve. Good examples that you must (but obviously won't) be able to appreciate would be chocolate stuff - a bar of dark chocolate with sea salt or sea salt in a brownie or something. You don't want to make th...
by David Williams
Mon May 04, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 289
Views: 85370

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

It's a discussion that I've seen come up a few times recently. It makes sense that it might have been a thing with mechanical typewriters. I can't see it. With a mechanical typewriter, the full stop occupies a whole space. With two more empty spaces, that's three spaces between the last word of the...
by David Williams
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?
Replies: 573
Views: 206017

Re: What TV programmes have you been watching lately?

Have there not been similar debates about Countdown auditions in the past? Didn't they have to change some of the letters selections because someone posted the ones they used in his audition? I scrambled through an audition with mainly sevens, but would have done a whole lot better if I'd realised y...
by David Williams
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 8th April 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 990

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 8th April 2020

Not often I get one that someone hasn't beaten me to, but FROIDEUR in Round 1.
by David Williams
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 232
Views: 21459

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

At least in those long-distant days the chances of any individual actually having the virus was probably (literally) a million to one. Frequent hand-washing seemed a good idea when it was first advised. It's a sobering thought that any random individual who crosses your path today is maybe a hundred...
by David Williams
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 232
Views: 21459

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

I think it's valid. Suppose it was established that having a meal in a restaurant with an infected person gave you a 50% chance of being infected. Sheer chance, different immune systems, whatever. How many people would you expect to be infected if that person spent the same amount of time at a speed...
by David Williams
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 232
Views: 21459

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

Suppose you have a bottle of poison with five lethal doses in it, and another bottle of 100 pills, five of which are poisonous. If one person consumes the whole bottle they die. If two people share the whole bottle, both of them die. Up to five people it's essentially the same. But if 100 people sha...
by David Williams
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 232
Views: 21459

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

The report in today's Times is headlined "Woman fined £660 for a crime that 'doesn't exist'".
by David Williams
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 232
Views: 21459

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

I'd very much hope she was actually fined for doing something against the law, which was aggravated by her refusal to give her name. If the police ask for your name and what you are doing, you are perfectly entitled to respond "Going about my lawful business, officer". (Do not try this at home, or ...
by David Williams
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 232
Views: 21459

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

I'd very much hope she was actually fined for doing something against the law, which was aggravated by her refusal to give her name. If the police ask for your name and what you are doing, you are perfectly entitled to respond "Going about my lawful business, officer". (Do not try this at home, or i...
by David Williams
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 1st April 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 65)
Replies: 6
Views: 1591

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 1st April 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 65)

Johnny Canuck wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:38 pm
Don't we want stuff to be avirulent?
But who know's what Nick's throwaway line was when he revealed the answer? Not hard to envisage something inconsequential at the time that would be offensive now.
by David Williams
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 232
Views: 21459

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:41 pm
The police dyed a blue lagoon black to deter visitors. Talk about police state.
Fake news.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-n ... e-22843481
by David Williams
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 27th February 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 1745

Re: Spoilers for 27th February 2020.

But if you were ordering, perhaps you'd say "One beef and two muttons"? And them's the rules. I think the restaurant rule does go too far, and you get some very contrived plurals. It was brought in because words like LAGER were only given as mass nouns, which is simply a deficiency of the dictionary...
by David Williams
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Chess - advice for a beginner?
Replies: 13
Views: 3070

Re: Chess - advice for a beginner?

The trouble with knowing how to solve the tactical positions you will see in a newspaper is that you will only get to one of those positions very rarely, and only if you have outplayed your opponent up to that point. In any case a game between two beginners is usually just a succession of blunders, ...
by David Williams
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best lexico example sentences
Replies: 12
Views: 2322

Re: Best lexico example sentences

I don't know if the definition of woe is well known, but it's in the NODE so it dates back at least 20 years. Liverpool fan at the OUP?
Lexico wrote:‘the Everton tale of woe continued’
by David Williams
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday 13th January 2020
Replies: 14
Views: 2768

Re: Spoilers for 13th January 2019

Has anyone ever scored less points than a member of the audience before?
by David Williams
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 804
Views: 193182

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

But so what? That's like saying that Coronation Street is the most popular TV soap, so everyone is expected to know all about it. So, if you expect some clarification as to what the Champions League is, you would also expect some clarification about Coronation Street? I thought the general idea was...
by David Williams
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 804
Views: 193182

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Newsreaders assuming knowledge of this sort of stuff is annoying. Also quizmasters. On Pointless Richard Osman says things like "teams in the 2018-19 Champions League" and I have no idea what that means. I know the names of some football teams, so I could have a wild guess, but I have no idea wheth...
by David Williams
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who are Countdown's unluckiest losers?
Replies: 22
Views: 3500

Re: Who are Countdown's unluckiest losers?

Reminded by the Dictionary Revival thread. Helen Wrigglesworth, who lost by two points having suffered a 15 point swing through having ROADSIDE disallowed, because the COD10 economised on space by omitting compound words whose meaning was clear. They did give her another go, and dropped COD10 after ...
by David Williams
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who are Countdown's unluckiest losers?
Replies: 22
Views: 3500

Re: Who are Countdown's unluckiest losers?

There's more than one way to be unlucky. You can get drawn against a top player in the heats. You can have a valid word disallowed (or your opponent can have an invalid word allowed). You can get an 'impossible' crucial conundrum when you are behind, or a trivial one (50/50 shot) when you're ahead. ...
by David Williams
Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Baby Riley-Kovalev
Replies: 45
Views: 14879

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Any clue to be derived from the baby's initials?
by David Williams
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 81 finals predictions
Replies: 8
Views: 2045

Re: Series 81 finals predictions

I'm sure we're all relieved that Chris Evans ensures there is no Bevins number discontinuity.
by David Williams
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 2nd December 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 110)
Replies: 6
Views: 1616

Re: Spoilers for Monday 2nd December 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 110)

It's very strange though. It used to be in, so someone has taken a conscious decision to take it out. They have noticed that people nowadays are more gouty, not goutier like they used to be.

And I may not have been concentrating all that hard, but did both contestants get 500 as 50/10*100?
by David Williams
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Celebrity Countdown - Tuesday 19th November 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 2699

Re: Spoilers for Celebrity Countdown - Tuesday 19th November 2019

It may be your (and my) opinion that you can't pluralise an exclamation, but the point at issue is where this is laid down. And the usage in the example sentence could be pluralised. On balance I agree with you, but I'm not seeing quite enough to overrule the onfield decision.
by David Williams
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Celebrity Countdown - Tuesday 19th November 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 2699

Re: Spoilers for Celebrity Countdown - Tuesday 19th November 2019

Does it say anywhere that you can't pluralise an exclamation? In fact it's being used as a count noun in the example sentence "A big cheerio to Bill, who's not been in the best of health of late." (Haven't watched the programme, so I don't know what was actually said.)