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UK Raise Threat Level At Airports and Train Stations

 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:24 am    Post subject: UK Raise Threat Level At Airports and Train Stations Reply with quote

Terrorist threat level has been raised at major hubs including Airports and Railway stations. Although there isn't an imminent attack, security officals are stressing the change is precautionary.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12133290


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:39 am    Post subject: Re: UK Raise Threat Level At Airports and Train Stations Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
Terriost threat level has been raised at major hubs including Airports and Train stations. Although there is an imminent attack, security officals are stressing the change is precautionary.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12133290


There IS an attack imminent ?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Corporal Jones comes to mind : DON'T PANIC! DON'T PANIC!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think this is what Marko meant to say:

"The terrorist threat level specific to major UK transport hubs has been raised from substantial to severe, the BBC understands.

The move includes airports and London railway terminals, although there is no suggestion of any intelligence of an imminent attack."
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So this is only news to try and deflect from something else then ?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark, what is a "terriost"? Or - for that matter - an "offical"? And how do you know that "an attack is imminent"? And, if so, how come the change (as you put it) is "cautionary"?

Do you not read what you've typed before hitting the Submit button? Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Imminent attack?

Mark. Did you get duff info or did you misreport? Razz
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

John W wrote:
Imminent attack?

Mark. Did you get duff info or did you misreport? Razz


I think Marko is doing what is known in journalistic circles as "a News Of The World job" on this!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do we have Train Stations in the UK? I know we have Railway Stations, are they similar?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't you just love the dumbing-down of the English language?

Everything has to be so logical and simple, for three year olds and "people whose first language is not English" to understand Rolling Eyes

The French and Germans don't bother, why should we?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Colin in the media business I believe the News of the World is coloquially known as the News of the Screws

Very appropriate considering most of their staff don't give a s--t who they shaft next Mad
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RockitRon wrote:
Don't you just love the dumbing-down of the English language?

Everything has to be so logical and simple, for three year olds and "people whose first language is not English" to understand Rolling Eyes

The French and Germans don't bother, why should we?


Well, English is a tricky language to understand, after all, where else could skating on thin ice, land you in hot water? Weíve capitulated more of our unique language to the point where itís no longer English but Englican or maybe Amelish. However, we do have a long history of changing the way we describe things and the words we use (itís a very English thing to do) but that has generally been influenced by invaders and social development: it seems now, we seek to deliberately change ourselves to be like Americans rather than accept the influence of the entire cultural smorgasbord that we are used to. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

can people stop being mean to mark about his spelling and grammer?
he tries to be informative and though some of it does seem to be pointless i have found some of his links interesting.
A lot of people struggle with spelling and grammer i know i do
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

littlepieces wrote:
can people stop being mean to mark about his spelling and grammer?
he tries to be informative and though some of it does seem to be pointless i have found some of his links interesting.
A lot of people struggle with spelling and grammer i know i do

I agree with your post,littlepieces

Guests looking in on the board could be put off joining in case their spelling,grammar or choice of thread topics is slammed by existing members.

What's interesting to some is not to others ....it's simple enough to ignore a thread if it's not your cup of tea.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree members shouldn't make fun or sarcastic comments about grammar/spelling. Just be helpful.

But anyone mis-reporting about terrorist threats, police investigations and political events deserve to be pulled up about it! This isn't a forum for scare-mongering* or tabloid exaggeration


* unless there are rumours that Katie Price will take over the DriveTime show or John Gaunt the lunchtime show Shocked
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John W wrote:


* unless there are rumours that John Gaunt will take over the lunchtime show Shocked


We leave that to Vanessa Feltz Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rachel wrote:
Do we have Train Stations in the UK? I know we have Railway Stations, are they similar?


We have noticed that 'news type' people call them train stations these days. My hubbie was bemoaning the fact only last week!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
Colin in the media business I believe the News of the World is coloquially known as the News of the Screws

Very appropriate considering most of their staff don't give a s--t who they shaft next Mad


That and the number of senior editors who will be put behind bars
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Difficult to know what purpose is to be served in making public these alleged threats.
Sorry to say my first reaction was 'whatever' quickly followed by 'I wonder what draconian measure the government are trying to bring in' and then 'what bad news are they burying'
I just don't believe them anymore.

PS: I agree leave Mark alone.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Angela W wrote:
Rachel wrote:
Do we have Train Stations in the UK? I know we have Railway Stations, are they similar?


We have noticed that 'news type' people call them train stations these days. My hubbie was bemoaning the fact only last week!


I suppose "train station" is more logical.
You get on a bus at a bus station, a coach at Victoria Coach Station...

In France the unwary might wonder what they were letting themselves in for at the local gare chemin de fer
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The English language is not really all that logical though

What we do have in Britain is many years of established tradition and as far as I am concerned a place where one boards a train is and always will be a 'railway station'
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And even more illogical is when people still refer to 'British Rail', which ceased to exist in 1994!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And actually thinking about it there is nothing really so illogical about calling a place where one boards a train a 'railway station' when you consider that we call a place where one boards an aircraft an 'Airport' not a 'Plane Station'

There are far too many foreign expressions ruining the English Language already and the last thing we need is more of this c--p

Why do certain people feel the need to change long established expressions which everybody understands and which have been perfectly adequate for hundreds of years
This kind of thing really gets me very angry Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with you, although if I got very angry about it and all the other daft, politically correct expressions, and incorrect spelling, grammar and punctuation, I would very quickly need all those nasty drugs they keep trying to force everyone over 50 to have to lower blood pressure, so I won't.

I daresay the use of "train station" has been promoted by the last government's quango The Campaign For Plain English; it seems to be common usage now, on street signs, bus destination blinds, and in newspaper and media reports.

When British Rail was broken up and licensed off it was agreed that the logo should be retained for street and road signs, to denote stations.

As Rachel mentioned, language constantly evolves - wouldst thou rather we converse in Olde Englishe?

The "problem" of Americanisation is not as straightforward as you might think. Some of their words and spellings are actually the old 17th century English the Pilgrims took with them on the Mayflower, which they have held on to while the British have absorbed other influences.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree Ron that some changes can be for the better but I am simply against change for its own sake

Britain needs to retain its own identity and culture seperate from America and the rest of the world and as someone who possesses A Levels in both Latin and Ancient Greek I've certainly nothing against the use of old English in its right place and as you say languages do evolve but it's the pace of that evolution which annoys many of us

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