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Why Grammar is Important
« on: September 10, 2010, 12:10:13 PM »
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Re: Why Grammar is Important
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2010, 12:14:32 PM »
it taint not that important ::)
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Re: Why Grammar is Important
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2010, 12:16:32 PM »
hmmmm....f##ked up, that is,  yyesss?
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Re: Why Grammar is Important
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2010, 12:20:07 PM »
Evidently not to the younger generations, if you've ever gotten a text from a fifteen year old.
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Re: Why Grammar is Important
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2010, 12:42:18 PM »
When you say text you mean a fax right?

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Re: Why Grammar is Important
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2010, 12:58:04 PM »
My favorite example: "I'm going to go help my Uncle, Jack, off his horse."

I don't know about you, but bad grammar is just the tip of the iceberg. I'd say a good 30% of the things I read on the Internet simply make no sense at all - no structure and no discernible thesis. It's just a confused jumble of words, like the aftermath of a liter of vodka and a bowl of alphabet soup.
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Re: Why Grammar is Important
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2010, 12:58:14 PM »
if all we had for the last 30 years were texts, and someone came along with voice, people would be wetting themselves with excitement. 8)
ain't that not truthfulness
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Re: Why Grammar is Important
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2010, 12:59:54 PM »
I'm waiting for somebody to reintroduce dial telephones with cords.
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Re: Why Grammar is Important
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2010, 01:14:33 PM »
They have an iphone app now that lets you dial a simulated rotary. I'm not sure how I feel about that.

Also, why aren't shoe phones all the rage by now?
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Re: Why Grammar is Important
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2010, 01:32:54 PM »
I'm waiting for somebody to reintroduce dial telephones with cords.
how about just picking it up and talking to someone.  You need some help from someone named Mabel.
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Re: Why Grammar is Important
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2010, 01:50:11 PM »
This was funny as all hell.

Airplane! (1980)

First Jive Dude: Shiiiiit, maaaaan. That honky muf' be messin' mah old lady... got to be runnin' cold upside down his head, you know?
Second Jive Dude: Hey home', I can dig it. Know ain't gonna lay no mo' big rap up on you, man!
First Jive Dude: I say hey, sky... subba say I wan' see...
Second Jive Dude: Uh-huh.
First Jive Dude: ...pray to J I did the same ol' same ol'!
Second Jive Dude: Hey... knock a self a pro, Slick! That gray matter backlot perform us DOWN, I take TCB-in', man!
First Jive Dude: Hey, you know what they say: see a broad to get dat booty yak 'em...
First Jive Dude, Second Jive Dude: ...leg 'er down a smack 'em yak 'em!
First Jive Dude: COL' got to be! Y'know? Shiiiiit.
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Re: Why Grammar is Important
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2010, 01:57:28 PM »
Funny that this topic was started by a guy who said this (my emphasis):

I've always thought that it did add a slight honey taste to the beer, but I really wonder how much of that is psychological.  I've done enough study of how preconceptions effect perception to be skeptical of my own tastings when it isn't done blind.  And I haven't done that with honey malt.

Maybe they need to change that pie chart to include audio post production types . . .  ;D
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Re: Why Grammar is Important
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2010, 02:04:51 PM »
"Effect" is a perfectly fine verb, but only in the less commonly employed sense of instigation, as in to effect a certain change.  Affect is the verb most folk are seeking usually!

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Re: Why Grammar is Important
« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2010, 02:09:59 PM »
I'm waiting for somebody to reintroduce dial telephones with cords.

My in-laws still have a rotary dial phone on their kitchen wall.  I told them to check their bill and make sure ATT isn't still charging them a $2/ mo rental fee.

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Re: Why Grammar is Important
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2010, 02:28:50 PM »
This was funny as all hell.

Airplane! (1980)

First Jive Dude: Shiiiiit, maaaaan. That honky muf' be messin' mah old lady... got to be runnin' cold upside down his head, you know?
Second Jive Dude: Hey home', I can dig it. Know ain't gonna lay no mo' big rap up on you, man!
First Jive Dude: I say hey, sky... subba say I wan' see...
Second Jive Dude: Uh-huh.
First Jive Dude: ...pray to J I did the same ol' same ol'!
Second Jive Dude: Hey... knock a self a pro, Slick! That gray matter backlot perform us DOWN, I take TCB-in', man!
First Jive Dude: Hey, you know what they say: see a broad to get dat booty yak 'em...
First Jive Dude, Second Jive Dude: ...leg 'er down a smack 'em yak 'em!
First Jive Dude: COL' got to be! Y'know? Shiiiiit.




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