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Old Sep 8th, 2012, 01:23 PM   #61
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The "willful ignorance" wasn't about anyone's mistake. It was directed to you equating poor grammar as being something positive - something to "suck up."
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Where EXACTLY did I say that poor grammar in the real world is something positive?

That's right, I didn't. And what did I tell tell you about talking shit you don't understand. "Alot" is improper SPELLING not GRAMMAR, you halfwit.
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Old Sep 8th, 2012, 01:37 PM   #62
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Where EXACTLY did I say that poor grammar in the real world is something positive?

That's right, I didn't. And what did I tell tell you about talking shit you don't understand. "Alot" is improper SPELLING not GRAMMAR, you halfwit.
A good example of what I mean . You've inserted the clause "real world" which has nothing to do with what we've been going at each other about.

What did you tell me? Nothing of consequence so far. But thanks for showing your own brilliance again . "alot" if what was meant is "a lot" is a grammatical error. "alot" if used to mean "allot" would be a spelling error.

Please continue with hitting yourself in the head while pointing at others as the reason for your headache.

"halfwit" "Dimwit" "ignorant douche" "grammar nazi" . . What else ya got?
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Old Sep 8th, 2012, 01:41 PM   #63
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Re: The let's learn how to write "a lot" thread

Wigglytuff will get the last word as I'm bored with the back-and-forth. I'm out.
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Old Sep 8th, 2012, 01:45 PM   #64
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It's because he's dark skinned isn't it?
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Old Sep 8th, 2012, 02:23 PM   #65
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Re: The let's learn how to write "a lot" thread

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A good example of what I mean . You've inserted the clause "real world" which has nothing to do with what we've been going at each other about.

What did you tell me? Nothing of consequence so far. But thanks for showing your own brilliance again . "alot" if what was meant is "a lot" is a grammatical error. "alot" if used to mean "allot" would be a spelling error.

Please continue with hitting yourself in the head while pointing at others as the reason for your headache.

"halfwit" "Dimwit" "ignorant douche" "grammar nazi" . . What else ya got?
if the bad grammar apologists actually consistently do the shit mentioned here "in the real world", i'm pretty sure they get severely dinged at work or school every time they write something...or open their mouths probably without even realizing it
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Old Sep 8th, 2012, 03:54 PM   #66
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This isn't a grammar nazi thread, mistakes happen, we all make them. There are a lot people on this board who don't speak English as a first language and they copy what they read from other users. So a lot of them are making mistakes they don't know about.
Yes, languages evolve and a lot of mistakes get eventually accepted but that doesn't mean it's right.
It only shows that ignorance spreads as fast as a disease

Novichok okay "Goodbye", I really meant to ask about "Good night or Goodnight" but I guess it's more or less the same I've looked up on the Internet but I'm not quite sure I understand it, from what I've gathered, you write it together when you mean to say "bye", as in the last word you say. You write it separately when there are more words around it, like "Have a good night".
1. Well once those mistakes get accepted then it's no longer a mistake in that speech community. On TF, variants of "girl" are accepted (gerl, gorl). Using those words wouldn't be a mistake within TF but would be outside of it. We can't say that most of the languages of Europe/Near East today are riddled with mistakes because they're a lot different from proto-Indo-European (the ancestor language that they're descended from).

2. Yeah, you're right. You use "goodnight" when you want to use it to mean "bye." But you use "good night" in the other cases (where "good" in an adjective modifying the noun "night").

"Have a good night."
"I had a good night."
"She had a good night."
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Old Sep 8th, 2012, 05:08 PM   #67
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That's one I've struggled with <--- Also, putting prepositions at the end of sentences.



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My pet peeve is people who say "I am doing good" when they mean "I am doing well."

"Doing good" means you are engaged in charitable acts, not that you are in fine fettle.

"These ones" also drives me mad.
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Old Sep 9th, 2012, 03:09 PM   #68
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Hmmm . .those points I agree with. But that doesn't explain why you'd start posting all this in a thread about grammar. Those who aren't interested in their grammar can just not read the thread. Nor does it explain you're defense of poor grammar as being a positive thing. Yes there are those who know and don't care and there are those who know and make errors, but there are also those who don't know.

BTW it's indifference.
(yeah I know you know that and that it was an unimportant typo but hey . . )
Your. As no one else had pointed it out.
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Old Sep 9th, 2012, 03:23 PM   #69
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Your. As no one else had pointed it out.
Game. Set. Match.
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Re: The let's learn how to write "a lot" thread

But since some people who shall remain nameless (that dimwit pov) don't even know what GRAMMAR and SPELLING even mean. I figure I would help by providing their respective Wikipedia entries.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grammar

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spelling
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That's a bit of a cop out isn't it?
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Old Sep 9th, 2012, 04:18 PM   #72
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ALOT of deez threds about gramm3r dont really help because people willz ignor deez lessons.

besides, english is a living language and continues to evolve. personally i think that alot will soon become acceptable much the same way other conventions that were once seen as incorrect have been accepted. so in other words

suck it up ALOT is here to STAY!!
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who vs whom

me vs i

certain people always say the latter ones to sound more sophisticated. drives me crazy.


lesson:

who = subject

who is that sexy man?

whom = object

whom is he making out with?

(pls don't harp about ending with prepositions..that's not a real rule)

lesson:

i = subject or compared to the subject

that sexy man and i are going to eat strawberries

or

that fat woman is shorter than i (i know it sounds dumb...)

me = object

that fat woman gave the cookies to me

bonus lesson:

fewer = quantifiable

andy has fewer grand slams than roger

less = not quantifiable

andy has less hair than roger
I hate it when a supermarket has a sign that says "10 items or less".

"Their" seems to be not as much of that nowadays.
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Your. As no one else had pointed it out.
I did in a good rep
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Yes there is It means "to release" or "to set free" or--get this--"to let loose."
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