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Re: Another 'Beer Makes You Smarter' thing
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2010, 09:25:31 AM »
That's a classic. What a great television series!
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Re: Another 'Beer Makes You Smarter' thing
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2010, 10:25:12 AM »
Well that explanation beats the pants off of the "It made Bud Wiser" argument!   :D

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Re: Another 'Beer Makes You Smarter' thing
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2010, 12:30:56 PM »
We can say s*** on this forum?

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Re: Another 'Beer Makes You Smarter' thing
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2010, 12:34:55 PM »
I think you just did....
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Re: Another 'Beer Makes You Smarter' thing
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2010, 12:52:58 PM »
I think you just did....

I think so 2.
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Re: Another 'Beer Makes You Smarter' thing
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2010, 01:56:09 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?
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Re: Another 'Beer Makes You Smarter' thing
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2010, 01:58:04 PM »
f##k gets changed, but that's about it.

So far everyone's been adult enough to not make it a concern.
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Re: Another 'Beer Makes You Smarter' thing
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2010, 02:35:22 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.
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Re: Another 'Beer Makes You Smarter' thing
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2010, 07:54:42 PM »
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.
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Re: Another 'Beer Makes You Smarter' thing
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2010, 09:13:46 PM »
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. ;)
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Re: Another 'Beer Makes You Smarter' thing
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2010, 09:39:46 PM »
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.
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Re: Another 'Beer Makes You Smarter' thing
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2010, 10:07:08 PM »
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!)

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Re: Another 'Beer Makes You Smarter' thing
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2010, 05:27:08 AM »
Confused by split infinitives, never made sense.
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Re: Another 'Beer Makes You Smarter' thing
« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2010, 06:06:15 AM »
i used to split atoms, but i have no idea what an infinitive is or how to split one. :'(
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