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The Bellinghman
Date: 2010-11-18 13:11
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There is, inside the entrance of the Corn Exchange in Cambridge, a wooden board listing the various sponsors and donors who have assisted the venue.

It is gratifying to see a number of the colleges listed.

It is a tad less gratifying to see "St Catherine's College, Cambridge" as one of them.

Dear Corn Exchange - please note: the Cambridge college is St Catharine's. St Catherine's is an inferior establishment in The Other Place.
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kit
User: mizkit
Date: 2010-11-18 13:44 (UTC)
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As a Catherine, I feel I must on general principles say "Bblblblbppptthbt."
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2010-11-18 13:56 (UTC)
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You're perfectly permitted to be a Catherine. I'm not saying that 'Catherine' is in general incorrect.

The problem here is that the name of the Cambridge College uses the 'Catharine' spelling, and yet this venue a few hundred metres away gets it wrong.

(If, OTOH, you're insisting on Catherine in all cases, then have a nice day, and "blllpppttblbvpl" back to you.)
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kit
User: mizkit
Date: 2010-11-18 22:07 (UTC)
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Nah, others can be Catharines, that's fine. I just vaguely felt I should defend the E even if it was incorrect in this case. :)
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desperance
User: desperance
Date: 2010-11-18 23:09 (UTC)
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As an Oxonian, I second the raspberry.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2010-11-18 23:31 (UTC)
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Oh, Chaz, Chaz. You can overcome that handicap. After all, I did.
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sphyg
User: sphyg
Date: 2010-11-18 14:47 (UTC)
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There's a lot of C/Katha/e/ryn/ines about atm.
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