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    Hence why I am always amused when I notice this comment on a ladies profile if she has no rates added:

    .......has not provided any rates
    (give them a call)

    THEM is plural and doesn't fit with independent

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    Quote Originally Posted by eirefella View Post

    THEM is plural and doesn't fit with independent
    Funny you should mention that — I was only thinking the same the other day! I saw another instance of something similar but I can't remember what it was now!
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    No rates, no reviews = no business

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleepy163 View Post
    No rates, no reviews = no business
    Thanks for that, you are quit right but not the point of the thread, just a little amusing peculiarity on the wording within an advert.

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    Right so .... I always felt "them" was meant as a object pronoun in this instance of use (me, him, her, us & them) ... An informal usage to denote the individual escort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleepy163 View Post
    Right so .... I always felt "them" was meant as a object pronoun in this instance of use (me, him, her, us & them) ... An informal usage to denote the individual escort.
    You are probably correct, a set wording to cover no matter the gender or type of profile, Eg. Duo but an oddity given the amount of profiles claiming to be independent but as clients we see the actual reality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleepy163 View Post
    Right so .... I always felt "them" was meant as a object pronoun in this instance of use (me, him, her, us & them) ... An informal usage to denote the individual escort.
    "Them" would be a pronoun — the objective case of they! It is not formal or informal usage to denote a singular object or individual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eirefella View Post
    Hence why I am always amused when I notice this comment on a ladies profile if she has no rates added:

    .......has not provided any rates
    (give them a call)

    THEM is plural and doesn't fit with independent
    Yeah I hate when I see that, surely that will put people off them not putting rates in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eirefella View Post
    Hence why I am always amused when I notice this comment on a ladies profile if she has no rates added:

    .......has not provided any rates
    (give them a call)

    THEM is plural and doesn't fit with independent
    fair point.
    it does not take much for me to be entertained.
    I guess I was just born this way

    we have flagged this to our DevTeam.
    hopefully it will be re-phrased soon. thank you for the feedback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eirefella View Post
    Hence why I am always amused when I notice this comment on a ladies profile if she has no rates added:

    .......has not provided any rates
    (give them a call)

    THEM is plural and doesn't fit with independent
    Replace "them" with "the escort"... Or better again ..... "Please call for rates"......Problem solved.
    Last edited by Rocker123; 29-12-15 at 11:31.


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