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Old 09-11-2019, 09:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Paul Barnard View Post
Here's another one. "Try and."

I am going to try and educate the marginally literate members of this forum.

No.

I am going to try to troll the members of the forum.

Correct?
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Old 09-11-2019, 09:16 AM
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Originally Posted by radioscott View Post
Correct?
It is entirely possible that the hyper-sensitive or contextually challenged won't understand or appreciate this thread.
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Old 09-11-2019, 09:16 AM
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The English language is a fluid language. It changes. It evolves. IMO,grammar Nazis are trying to stop evolution.

If I'm writing a proposal I edit for correctness. If I'm writing on an internet message board I try to write how I talk: I edit for who I think is the majority reading it,not for who is most likely to criticize my choice of punctuation....And shit.

(which,btw,a peeve of mine is folks who pepper their speech with "and shit" and "Dude". There's a guy at work who I've told to please...don't...talk...to me....unless it's something important about the job.)
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Old 09-11-2019, 09:20 AM
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I had an older brother whose education reached a far higher level than my own.
He was an excellent writer, his spelling, grammar and punctuation were flawless.
He would proof read my correspondence, correct it and return it to me.
There would even be notations with explanations.
“Remember James, there is always two spaces behind a period ending a sentence.”
It wasn’t mean spirited or condescending. He wanted me to improve my writing skills.
He passed away last year about this time. And I miss him and his edited copy immensely.

I’m anal about certain things. Some to the point of having an OCD. Which I refer to as CDO.
It’s the same disorder, with the exception, the letters are in alphabetical order the way they are supposed to be.
I do share a different opinion on your closing statement.
“Many of you will try to be cute in your response. You’ll fail. You’ll be trite and boring.”
The comments on this forum are rarely trite and boring. And this thread is not the exception.
You can edit my copy at your pleasure. My brother will be smiling and champion your efforts.
And remember Paul, two spaces behind a period ending a sentence.
J.G.
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Old 09-11-2019, 09:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Ebbie View Post
“Many of you will try to be cute in your response. You’ll fail. You’ll be trite and boring.”
The comments on this forum are rarely trite and boring. And this thread is not the exception.
You can edit my copy at your pleasure. My brother will be smile and champion your efforts.
And remember Paul, two spaces behind a period ending a sentence.
J.G.
Being sanctimonious and smug is a trait of cyclists. Really.


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OP, please provide this poster with some guidance.

http://www.thehulltruth.com/trucks-t...large-dog.html
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Old 09-11-2019, 09:26 AM
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Fixing to is a perfectly acceptable phrase in God's country.

So is cutting on or off the lights.
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Old 09-11-2019, 09:30 AM
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Need some clarity...Is the OP being trite or boring when he lists his location as Louisissippi Coast?
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Old 09-11-2019, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by NCSUboater View Post
Being sanctimonious and smug is a trait of cyclists. Really.



If I weren't too old/technologically challenged, I'd post a heart emoticon here.
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Originally Posted by Paul Barnard View Post
If I weren't too old/technologically challenged, I'd post a heart emoticon here.
Haha... It's the thought that counts.

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My pet peeve when it comes to language is people who misuse they're use of there words when their writing.

It only bugs me a little and I try to not let it bother me. What is annoying are the people who talk incessantly on the quiet car of the train. Especially when reminded by the conductor to remain quiet. Those people I want to punch in the mouth.
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Old 09-11-2019, 09:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Locke N Load View Post
What is annoying are the people who talk incessantly on the quiet car of the train. Especially when reminded by the conductor to remain quiet.
I have no idea what you are talking about.
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Originally Posted by wiscoarborist View Post
The English language is a fluid language. It changes. It evolves. IMO,grammar Nazis are trying to stop evolution.



(which,btw,a peeve of mine is folks who pepper their speech with "and shit" and "Dude". There's a guy at work who I've told to please...don't...talk...to me....unless it's something important about the job.)
As long as it evolves in a way that suits you, it's all good right?
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I try to speak using transatlantic english - that old sing-songy way of speaking on radio shows from the 30's and 40's...
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Originally Posted by Ebbie View Post
I had an older brother whose education reached a far higher level than my own.
He was an excellent writer, his spelling, grammar and punctuation were flawless.
He would proof read my correspondence, correct it and return it to me.
There would even be notations with explanations.
“Remember James, there is always two spaces behind a period ending a sentence.”
It wasn’t mean spirited or condescending. He wanted me to improve my writing skills.
He passed away last year about this time. And I miss him and his edited copy immensely.

I’m anal about certain things. Some to the point of having an OCD. Which I refer to as CDO.
It’s the same disorder, with the exception, the letters are in alphabetical order the way they are supposed to be.
I do share a different opinion on your closing statement.
“Many of you will try to be cute in your response. You’ll fail. You’ll be trite and boring.”
The comments on this forum are rarely trite and boring. And this thread is not the exception.
You can edit my copy at your pleasure. My brother will be smiling and champion your efforts.
And remember Paul, two spaces behind a period ending a sentence.
J.G.
James, the "trite and boring" comment was a challenge to the masses to up their usual game.
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So you sayin theys miss spelled words an stuff on this sight. I aint noticed nun.
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Originally Posted by bikem View Post
So you sayin theys miss spelled words an stuff on this sight. I aint noticed nun.
theirs a apostrophe in ain't dummy
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Old 09-11-2019, 10:22 AM
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Old 09-11-2019, 10:32 AM
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Some people are just too lazy to include the information using at a minimum understandable grammar that is needed to understand what they are trying to communicate. Forget about proper and correct grammar, just do it well enough for others to understand the text on its own.
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Who yall thinkin is the smartst person on this sight. I is thinkin me.
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