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Title: Another 'Beer Makes You Smarter' thing
Post by: akr71 on June 23, 2010, 04:16:32 PM
Just for sh!ts and giggles...

http://www.babybacon.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/The-Buffalo-theory2.jpg
Title: Re: Another 'Beer Makes You Smarter' thing
Post by: bluesman on June 23, 2010, 04:25:31 PM
That's a classic. What a great television series!
Title: Re: Another 'Beer Makes You Smarter' thing
Post by: mikeypedersen on June 23, 2010, 05:25:12 PM
Well that explanation beats the pants off of the "It made Bud Wiser" argument!   :D
Title: Re: Another 'Beer Makes You Smarter' thing
Post by: theoman on June 23, 2010, 07:30:56 PM
We can say s*** on this forum?
Title: Re: Another 'Beer Makes You Smarter' thing
Post by: denny on June 23, 2010, 07:34:55 PM
I think you just did....
Title: Re: Another 'Beer Makes You Smarter' thing
Post by: bluesman on June 23, 2010, 07:52:58 PM
I think you just did....

I think so 2.
Title: Re: Another 'Beer Makes You Smarter' thing
Post by: beerocd on June 23, 2010, 08:56:09 PM
That brings up the question...
Does this forum have a filter where I can actually type M@!&#$%#%^ER and it jumbles it up. Or do we need to self censor?
Title: Re: Another 'Beer Makes You Smarter' thing
Post by: dbeechum on June 23, 2010, 08:58:04 PM
f##k gets changed, but that's about it.

So far everyone's been adult enough to not make it a concern.
Title: Re: Another 'Beer Makes You Smarter' thing
Post by: weithman5 on June 23, 2010, 09:35:22 PM
which is one of the reasons l only belong to this forum.  some of the other forums are filled with way too much bar language.  and this coming from an old sailor.  i hear it enough, i don't need to read it.
Title: Re: Another 'Beer Makes You Smarter' thing
Post by: MrNate on June 24, 2010, 02:54:42 AM
f##k gets changed, but that's about it.

So far everyone's been adult enough to not make it a concern.

Wow... that's sort of amazing, actually.
Title: Re: Another 'Beer Makes You Smarter' thing
Post by: a10t2 on June 24, 2010, 04:13:46 AM
f##k gets changed, but that's about it.

So far everyone's been adult enough to not make it a concern.

Until Drew starts splitting his f##king infinitives, that is. I was going easy on y'all, but look out.

edit: Hey look, it works! Also, Drew, just messing with you. ;)
Title: Re: Another 'Beer Makes You Smarter' thing
Post by: dbeechum on June 24, 2010, 04:39:46 AM
edit: Hey look, it works! Also, Drew, just messing with you. ;)

I was about to loudly proclaim that to righteously split an infinitive is to proudly show one's understanding of how to aggressively manipulate the rhythm of one's prose!

Joking aside, I've always hated the "no splitting infinitives" rule. It's a bad grammarial hangover from when a bunch of snooty prisses decided that proper English had to mirror Latin. Since an infinitive is one word in Latin, you can't split the wee thing - it's like trying to find the bloody monopole. But fortunately as all of those uptight prigs have had the pole firmly removed from their pigu by the wearying effects of time, writers have felt free to explore the textual effects of the split infinitive.
Title: Re: Another 'Beer Makes You Smarter' thing
Post by: a10t2 on June 24, 2010, 05:07:08 AM
I realize this thread is taking an abrupt turn, but hey, it's in the pub...

I've had some bad hangovers, but I don't think one's ever gone grammarial. ;)

There are situations in which a split infinitive sounds perfectly fine to me, and others in which it just sounds wrong, and I don't even think there's rhyme or reason to it. I guess I'm just a snooty priss. (Another word for which overly pedantic lexicographers would hang me out to dry!)

"To seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly split infinitives that have never been split before..." ;D
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Post by: tubercle on June 24, 2010, 12:27:08 PM
Confused by split infinitives, never made sense.
Title: Re: Another 'Beer Makes You Smarter' thing
Post by: weithman5 on June 24, 2010, 01:06:15 PM
i used to split atoms, but i have no idea what an infinitive is or how to split one. :'(
Title: Re: Another 'Beer Makes You Smarter' thing
Post by: theDarkSide on June 24, 2010, 01:25:18 PM
I split my pants once... :o
Title: Re: Another 'Beer Makes You Smarter' thing
Post by: beerocd on June 24, 2010, 01:35:38 PM
I'm torn on crap like this where I gotta go look up stuff to keep up with the converstaion. I learned something new, like to not split inifnitives. But I'm uncertain as to how it will improve my life. Also, now that the filter is recognized, will there be a f##king Flood of f##ks now?

Edit: it also de-capitalized the word.
Title: Re: Another 'Beer Makes You Smarter' thing
Post by: akr71 on June 24, 2010, 03:07:32 PM
English grammer teachers halt the natural evolution of the english language (IMO).  If we (and our parents and grandparents) had paid attention, we would still be speaking Victorian English.

To badly speak, or to horribly write, that is the question...
Title: Re: Another 'Beer Makes You Smarter' thing
Post by: beerocd on June 24, 2010, 03:19:44 PM
English grammer teachers halt the natural evolution of the english language (IMO).  If we (and our parents and grandparents) had paid attention, we would still be speaking Victorian English.

To badly speak, or to horribly write, that is the question...

I don't much care for the evolution of the language. There's nothing eloquent about WTF.
Title: Re: Another 'Beer Makes You Smarter' thing
Post by: weithman5 on June 24, 2010, 04:14:20 PM
, will there be a f##king Flood of f##ks now?



f##k yea
Title: Re: Another 'Beer Makes You Smarter' thing
Post by: Hokerer on June 24, 2010, 04:20:50 PM
English grammer teachers halt the natural evolution of the english language (IMO).  If we (and our parents and grandparents) had paid attention, we would still be speaking Victorian English.

but at least we'd know how to spell grammar :)
Title: Re: Another 'Beer Makes You Smarter' thing
Post by: akr71 on June 24, 2010, 04:35:52 PM
I don't much care for the evolution of the language. There's nothing eloquent about WTF.
Oh, I never claimed that it was a good thing... However, I do believe that there is a major difference between the evolution of language and internet abbreviations.

English grammer teachers halt the natural evolution of the english language (IMO).  If we (and our parents and grandparents) had paid attention, we would still be speaking Victorian English.

but at least we'd know how to spell grammar :)

If I knew how to phonetically spell a 'raspberry' I would put it here.  ;)
Title: Re: Another 'Beer Makes You Smarter' thing
Post by: beerocd on June 24, 2010, 04:44:32 PM

If I knew how to phonetically spell a 'raspberry' I would put it here.  ;)

PBLTHHHHH!  :P
Title: Re: Another 'Beer Makes You Smarter' thing
Post by: akr71 on June 24, 2010, 04:48:12 PM

If I knew how to phonetically spell a 'raspberry' I would put it here.  ;)

PBLTHHHHH!  :P

Thank you - I'll add that to my spellchecker now!

I'm gonna have to read this thread from the beginning again.  How in hell did it get here?  Its been entertaining though.
Title: Re: Another 'Beer Makes You Smarter' thing
Post by: beerocd on June 24, 2010, 05:51:24 PM
Somewhere along the way, somebody's participle was dangling - or something like that.  ;)

Title: Re: Another 'Beer Makes You Smarter' thing
Post by: weithman5 on June 24, 2010, 06:15:07 PM
. There's nothing eloquent about WTF.

that is short for whiskey tango foxtrot comma over.  which is military lingo for what the phaq. sorry, i couldnt resist adding to the vulgarity of you potty mouths.  do you drink beer with that mouth? talk about contamination
Title: Re: Another 'Beer Makes You Smarter' thing
Post by: MrNate on June 24, 2010, 10:09:13 PM
English grammer teachers halt the natural evolution of the english language (IMO).  If we (and our parents and grandparents) had paid attention, we would still be speaking Victorian English.

To badly speak, or to horribly write, that is the question...

I don't much care for the evolution of the language. There's nothing eloquent about WTF.

The written language in common usage today is inelegant and clumsy compared to even a few short years ago. Have you noticed how many misunderstandings there are on Internet forums as a result of a lack of cogent writing ability, reading comprehension, or both? I've seen pages worth of questions and explanations to clarify a point that should have taken a sentence or two at best.

Even conversationally I find it difficult to extract meaning from the clouds of muddled thinking. I swear it seems like most people have just become intellectually lazy over the past ten years or so.
Title: Re: Another 'Beer Makes You Smarter' thing
Post by: tom on June 24, 2010, 10:38:45 PM
I don't much care for the evolution of the language. There's nothing eloquent about WTF.
Oh, I never claimed that it was a good thing... However, I do believe that there is a major difference between the evolution of language and internet abbreviations.
I think WTF is an acronym?
Title: Re: Another 'Beer Makes You Smarter' thing
Post by: beerocd on June 25, 2010, 01:11:55 AM

I think WTF is an acronym?

IDK, WTF is more of a TLA to me; as is in use in business even with the likes of  SLA's and RTO's.
We're getting lazier day by day. Acronyms are becoming accepted as words. Lenno has a WTF moments sketch now.

So sad...