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Triplets spotted in the  street


Triplets spotted in the  street

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  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 23 Mar 2012, 03:26
A free plug for RichardT's newsagency?
Bill Phillips: If Richard had a newsagent's it would probably only sell the Guardian
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 23 Mar 2012, 05:03
Delightful picture, LOVE the colours. It seems that the owners had a discount, when they bought three cans of paint, at the same time.
Amazing, those three guys, walking the same, dressed the same, almost at the entrance of each shop. Am I watching too much NCIS??? Where is the crime-scene?
Bill Phillips: You wait until you see Llanberis, let alone Portmeirion
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 23 Mar 2012, 05:56
Haha - the (one!)passenger is in a hurry, the colourful traditional houses remain standing - a nice street scene- but Coca Cola is present too - and I can see the castle of Welsh Canerfon lurking on the left.
Bill Phillips: We last visited Caernarfon in 1972. They seem to like painting buildings in vibrant colours in North Wales
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Mar 2012, 06:56
Now this is the kind of trickery that I love on a Friday. I wonder how many would have spotted it if you hadn't flagged it in your intro. Good timing to catch him framed by the dark each time.
Bill Phillips: I thought I would give everybody a hint grin
I wouldn't have seen it ... but then I'm just a simple guy called Richard
Bill Phillips: I couldn't possibly comment
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 23 Mar 2012, 07:32
The plot definitely thickens, Sir Phillips.
Bill Phillips: Perhaps it is something in the water Ginnie
  • Chris
  • England
  • 23 Mar 2012, 07:44
Well observed: very fine stuff - love the colours
Bill Phillips: This was muted compared to some we saw!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 23 Mar 2012, 07:45

Err...those blokes

I thought you were referring to the houses
Bill Phillips: Get a grip
Very clever and quite funny grin
Bill Phillips: Thanks very much Magdalena
You are very skilled. Cool image.
Bill Phillips: Not really but the software is grin
Clever... and I like it with the triplets. lol
Bill Phillips: Thank you Jacquelyn. Pleased you like it
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 23 Mar 2012, 10:30
I am not sure I would have been observant enough to spot these without your comment, Bill - very clever
Bill Phillips: Thank you Elisabeth
Reminds me of Teignmouth,some people have said you are clever and skilled , there is chance for us all then.
Bill Phillips: They are clearly very good judges.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 23 Mar 2012, 11:18
Love the colour I think I know how you managed to get him in front of each shop
Bill Phillips: i just bribed him
lol! Clever stuff! Lovely image, too. (:o)
Bill Phillips: It amused me!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Mar 2012, 12:36
I think it must be the Elpas triplets; I can see Evan outside of the newsagents.

Did you eat in Caernarvon? I tried to find something there one evening and failed miserably.
Bill Phillips: No we just had a look around the castle and the town and then went on to Anglesey
Superbly executed, Bill.
Bill Phillips: Thank you very much Beverly
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Mar 2012, 12:51
A lovely town. The black boy (or buoy) inn did good meals I seem to remember. Love the quaint shops, nice capture Bill
Bill Phillips: It is still there and the menu looked good but we didn't have lunch having had an enormous breakfast!
Richards with an ', sign of the times unless it is Mr Richards shop. These 'triplets' also have a similar way of walking, and in step Bill. Well spotted indeed.
Bill Phillips: Aha! The old well spotted........interesting. I suspect it is Mr Richards in which case it should be Richards's Newsagents strictly speaking as the following demonstrates

Rule 1

Use the apostrophe with contractions. The apostrophe is always placed at the spot where the letter(s) has been removed.

don't, isn't
You're right.
She's a great teacher.
Rule 2

Use the apostrophe to show possession. Place the apostrophe before the s to show singular possession.

one boy's hat
one woman's hat
one actress's hat
one child's hat
Ms. Chang's house

NOTE: Although names ending in s or an s sound are not required to have the second s added in possessive form, it is preferred.

Mr. Jones's golf clubs
Texas's weather
Ms. Straus's daughter
Jose Sanchez's artwork
Dr. Hastings's appointment (name is Hastings)
Mrs. Lees's books (name is Lees)
Rule 3

Use the apostrophe where the noun that should follow is implied.

This was his father's, not his, jacket.
Rule 4

To show plural possession, make the noun plural first. Then immediately use the apostrophe.

two boys' hats two women's hats
two actresses' hats
two children's hats
the Changs' house
the Joneses' golf clubs
the Strauses' daughter
the Sanchezes' artwork
the Hastingses' appointment
the Leeses' books
Rule 5

Do not use an apostrophe for the plural of a name.

We visited the Sanchezes in Los Angeles.
The Changs have two cats and a dog.
Rule 6

With a singular compound noun, show possession with 's at the end of the word.

my mother-in-law's hat
Rule 7

If the compound noun is plural, form the plural first and then use the apostrophe.

my two brothers-in-law's hats
Rule 8

Use the apostrophe and s after the second name only if two people possess the same item.

Cesar and Maribel's home is constructed of redwood.
Cesar's and Maribel's job contracts will be renewed next year.
Indicates separate ownership.
Cesar and Maribel's job contracts will be renewed next year.
Indicates joint ownership of more than one contract.
Rule 9

Never use an apostrophe with possessive pronouns: his, hers, its, theirs, ours, yours, whose. They already show possession so they do not require an apostrophe.

This book is hers, not yours.

Sincerely your's.
Rule 10

The only time an apostrophe is used for it's is when it is a contraction for it is or it has.

It's a nice day.
It's your right to refuse the invitation.
It's been great getting to know you.
Rule 11

The plurals for capital letters and numbers used as nouns are not formed with apostrophes.

She consulted with three M.D.s.
She went to three M.D.s' offices.
The apostrophe is needed here to show plural possessive.
She learned her ABCs.
the 1990s not the 1990's
the '90s or the mid-'70s not the '90's or the mid-'70's
She learned her times tables for 6s and 7s.

Use apostrophes with capital letters and numbers when the meaning would be unclear otherwise.

Please dot your i's.
You don't mean is.
Ted couldn't distinguish between his 6's and 0's.
You need to use the apostrophe to indicate the plural of zero or it will look like the word Os. To be consistent within a sentence, you would also use the apostrophe to indicate the plural of 6's.
Rule 12

Use the possessive case in front of a gerund (-ing word).

Alex's skating was a joy to behold.
This does not stop Joan's inspecting of our facilities next Thursday.
Rule 13

If the gerund has a pronoun in front of it, use the possessive form of that pronoun.

I appreciate your inviting me to dinner. I appreciated his working with me to resolve the conflict.
Nice colourful shops along that street Bill... the triplets must have had a tiff since they are all walking in a row... good twiddle....petersmile
Bill Phillips: Thanks Peter. They were clearly walking quickly
Well done Bill, I guessed your trickery from the title. Also I see what you mean about coloured buildings in your comment to me today.
Bill Phillips: you wait until you see Llanberis!
  • Martin
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Mar 2012, 15:28
Is that clever twiddleage, or a remarkable coincidence? I like the colourful shops smile
Bill Phillips: Just three pictures sewn together....he was clearly walking very quickly and luckily was the only person
  • JoŽlle
  • France
  • 23 Mar 2012, 16:42
Une jolie composition et une palette de couleurs qui attise bien l'oeil, compliments
Bill Phillips: Merci beaucoup pour vos aimables commentaires
Clever stuff - you must have had a tripod for that, surely? Or you've become very adept with chopping out figures and relocating them!
Bill Phillips: No it is hand held. Three images taken using a long lens and this bloke must have been walking quickly
The twiddler strikes again... Well done indeed Bill!
I like colours contrast.
Bill Phillips: grin Thanks richard. It is three pictures sewn together and I got lucky that this bloke was walking quickly and landed in the right place for each one
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 23 Mar 2012, 22:04
A twiddler on the roof?
Bill Phillips: Hahaha very good Louisgrin
So why not in front of the 4th shop as well?
Bill Phillips: Then they would be quadruplets
three buildings painted in the primary colours... very nice image showing the activities in this spot
Bill Phillips: Thank you Ayush, there are a lot of brightly coloured buildings in this part of Wales

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