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Plain or plane.

(13 Posts)
Gettingitrightoneday Sun 24-Feb-19 09:23:17

I started looking at this with an earlier post.

Is it the Cheshire "plain" as say a boring feature.

Or should it be Cheshire "Plane" as a flat geographical feature.
Its bugging me now. Cheshire East council calls it Cheshire plain on there notices. .

Gonegirl Sun 24-Feb-19 09:25:08


Buffybee Sun 24-Feb-19 09:32:06

Definately plain, as in:
The rain in Spain stays mainly on the plain!

Lisagran Sun 24-Feb-19 09:42:19

Definitely PLAIN!

Elegran Sun 24-Feb-19 09:52:06

A large area of flat land is a plain. Salisbury Plain, The Great Plains of the US, The Cities of the Plain in the Bible (Sodom and Gomorrah, centres of wickedness which got their come-uppance when they were submerged in a flood)

PS - I wouldn't have mentioned these if this hadn't been the Pedants' corner topic, but it is THEIR come-uppance, not there and it is defiNITEly plain, not definately

Buffybee Sun 24-Feb-19 15:15:48

Thanks Elegran, I'm definitely going to check my spelling in future. 😂

Elegran Sun 24-Feb-19 15:17:56

If you are on GN a lot, you'll be checking it nightly! grin (or maybe daily)

annodomini Sun 24-Feb-19 16:01:47

If you see a plane in Cheshire it's probably taking off or landing at Manchester Airport; or it might be in a joiner's kit.

sodapop Sun 24-Feb-19 16:31:27

Let's hope it doesn't reign on your plain Gettingitright grin

Tangerine Sun 24-Feb-19 18:35:07


mcem Sun 24-Feb-19 19:04:21

Wondered why my post seemed to disappear!
Now wondering why we have 2 threads!

grannyrebel99 Fri 19-Apr-19 22:39:58


Callistemon Fri 19-Apr-19 23:15:23

Buffybee I will be humming that for the rest of the evening now!