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Re: Language Revived
« Reply #15 on: December 15, 2010, 06:43:14 AM »
You also have to keep in mind that message boards, like this one, are more akin to casual conversation rather than formal writing.

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Re: Language Revived
« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2010, 06:55:20 AM »
"Hey you, gimme the thing, you know".... No, I don't know.

I give the guys I supervise a hard time regarding their overuse of pronouns...they seem to think I can see into their head and therefore know what they're trying to communicate. But they've caught on and have even turned the tables on me when I do the same thing!

Good language -- written and spoken -- is a grand thing; I learned a love for it in college...I minored in writing, studied rhetoric, and had several 20th century philosophy classes that invariably touched on philosophers who critically examined language. (Jacgues Derrida comes to mind) So please,  tubercle, don't drop the idea entirely; slip it in once and a while to humor us.

By the way oscarvan...what is "morsose."  ;D <couldn't resist!>
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Re: Language Revived
« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2010, 08:14:55 AM »
You also have to keep in mind that message boards, like this one, are more akin to casual conversation rather than formal writing.

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You say that, yet use the phrase "akin to formal conversation"...... :-\
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Re: Language Revived
« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2010, 08:42:18 AM »
P.G. Wodehouse was the single best composer of the English language, in a musical sense.  His writing flows like effortless music.  Hats off to Plum.


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Re: Language Revived
« Reply #19 on: December 15, 2010, 08:53:14 AM »
You say that, yet use the phrase "akin to formal conversation"...... :-\
   Do you like turtles still, too?

See, I didn't even get this reference :) Which shows how little I know about the subtleties of the English language. Would have "similar to formal verification" be a better choice.

But I like to annoy my wife by pointing out the correct use of "who" and "whom" :).  To those who don't know this, English is not my native language, hence the struggle with its grammar and the correct use.

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Re: Language Revived
« Reply #20 on: December 15, 2010, 09:34:19 AM »
I be diggin' this thread.
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Re: Language Revived
« Reply #21 on: December 15, 2010, 09:46:38 AM »
just keep in mind that language is a living thing, and changes with time. some may consider that we're on a downward trend. certainly use of digital communications like email, texting etc is hastening the change (for better or worse). I used to have a good command of written and spoken english (in an academic sense). now, not so much. ymmv
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Re: Language Revived
« Reply #22 on: December 15, 2010, 10:27:44 AM »
you old fogeys need to lrn2txt  ;D
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Re: Language Revived
« Reply #23 on: December 15, 2010, 12:24:37 PM »
By the way oscarvan...what is "morsose."  ;D <couldn't resist!>

DOH! I hate when I do that.  ;D
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Re: Language Revived
« Reply #24 on: December 15, 2010, 12:51:59 PM »
You also have to keep in mind that message boards, like this one, are more akin to casual conversation rather than formal writing.

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Oh dang, and here I thunk we were righten the modern Federalist Papers...

I was always perplexed by the who/whom differentiation.  So I did some research and found a test for the proper usage of the two.
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Re: Language Revived
« Reply #25 on: December 15, 2010, 12:59:18 PM »
You also have to keep in mind that message boards, like this one, are more akin to casual conversation rather than formal writing.

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Oh dang, and here I thunk we were righten the modern Federalist Papers...

I was always perplexed by the who/whom differentiation.  So I did some research and found a test for the proper usage of the two.
And you're just going to keep that to yourself, eh?
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Re: Language Revived
« Reply #26 on: December 15, 2010, 01:04:29 PM »
You also have to keep in mind that message boards, like this one, are more akin to casual conversation rather than formal writing.

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Oh dang, and here I thunk we were righten the modern Federalist Papers...

I was always perplexed by the who/whom differentiation.  So I did some research and found a test for the proper usage of the two.
And you're just going to keep that to yourself, eh?

Yep.  As the saying goes, "You learn more and remember better if you look it up for yourself."

(I have an 11-year-old son)
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Re: Language Revived
« Reply #27 on: December 15, 2010, 01:05:53 PM »
You also have to keep in mind that message boards, like this one, are more akin to casual conversation rather than formal writing.

Kai

Oh dang, and here I thunk we were righten the modern Federalist Papers...

I was always perplexed by the who/whom differentiation.  So I did some research and found a test for the proper usage of the two.
And you're just going to keep that to yourself, eh?

Yep.  As the saying goes, "You learn more and remember better if you look it up for yourself."

(I have an 11-year-old son)
That's fine, I don't care enough to look it up ;D
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Re: Language Revived
« Reply #28 on: December 15, 2010, 01:12:11 PM »
You also have to keep in mind that message boards, like this one, are more akin to casual conversation rather than formal writing.

Kai

Oh dang, and here I thunk we were righten the modern Federalist Papers...

I was always perplexed by the who/whom differentiation.  So I did some research and found a test for the proper usage of the two.
And you're just going to keep that to yourself, eh?

Yep.  As the saying goes, "You learn more and remember better if you look it up for yourself."

(I have an 11-year-old son)
That's fine, I don't care enough to look it up ;D

Whom would you have look it up for you?
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Re: Language Revived
« Reply #29 on: December 15, 2010, 01:24:33 PM »
You also have to keep in mind that message boards, like this one, are more akin to casual conversation rather than formal writing.

Kai

Oh dang, and here I thunk we were righten the modern Federalist Papers...

I was always perplexed by the who/whom differentiation.  So I did some research and found a test for the proper usage of the two.
And you're just going to keep that to yourself, eh?

Yep.  As the saying goes, "You learn more and remember better if you look it up for yourself."

(I have an 11-year-old son)
That's fine, I don't care enough to look it up ;D

Whom would you have look it up for you?
Who do you think?
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