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Post by PeterMac on 07.07.11 15:37

p 84 “There was little doubt in my mind, then, nor is there now, that what Jane saw was Madeleine’s abductor taking her away.”

and then compare

p 326 “It was was unsettling to realise, from some of the statements in the files, how people can be completely wrong in their recall, opinions and feelings, and yet so utterly convinced they are right that what they tell themselves becomes hardened in their minds as fact.”

Well, quite. And that is before we even start to think about telling deliberate untruths

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Post by PeterMac on 07.07.11 15:41

p. 364 “We are the only people looking for her.”
Does the royal “we” include Edgar and his bogus company ?

p. 364 “Once they [the twins] suggested ‘Maybe we should tell the police that Madeleine is missing and ask them to help us too.’ Quite.”

to which the only proper comment is to repeat - Quite !

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Post by lj on 08.07.11 15:46

They can't help but abusing their children for one thing or the other.

No doubt Kate think she can form their minds, she'll be surprised when then are teenagers.

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Post by ROSA on 09.07.11 2:58

@PeterMac wrote:p. 364 “We are the only people looking for her.”
Does the royal “we” include Edgar and his bogus company ?

p. 364 “Once they [the twins] suggested ‘Maybe we should tell the police that Madeleine is missing and ask them to help us too.’ Quite.”

to which the only proper comment is to repeat - Quite !
p364 what does it mean PeterMac ? why do the twins say that

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Out of the mouths of babes (allegedly)

Post by Marian on 09.07.11 8:08

My interpretation of the twins' remark (if they ever said it, which I doubt) is that Kate is trying to convince us that the official police force wasn't looking for Madeleine, hence the twins thinking that they (the police) didn't know about her and needed to be told.

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Post by PeterMac on 09.07.11 8:30

But they are truly remarkable children. Able to use the subjunctive correctly by the age of 3.
Bear in mind that their parents cannot correctly use the first person singular nominative and acusative personal pronouns

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Post by ROSA on 09.07.11 8:40

@PeterMac wrote: But they are truly remarkable children. Able to use the subjunctive correctly by the age of 3.
Bear in mind that their parents cannot correctly use the first person singular nominative and acusative personal pronouns
aaagh what does that mean PeterMac?

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Post by PeterMac on 09.07.11 9:04

"Kate and I went for a run."
"It was given to Kate and me."
Both correct.

The McCanns usually get this wrong, and say things like "It has been a difficult time for Kate and I".

For non English speakers, try taking the other person out of the sentence, and you are left with 'It has been a difficult time for I', which is clearly wrong.
'It was given to me' is obviously correct, so "given to Kate and me" is correct.

In England correct grammar and a neutral received pronunciation is seen as a marker for social background, and very often education does not get rid of mistakes like this. The education system is paranoid about being seen to impose 'middle class values' on lower class children, and thus condemns them to a lifetime of wasted opportunity.

That is the end of the lesson. Double geography follows !



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