[guidogodoy] Friday, February 26, 2010 10:57:59 AM
"Not out to improve our structure, spelling, grammar and punctuation" (notice the lack of the last comma?). THAT is a point upon which to argue were I to care about "nitpicking."
In my eyes, you are the one being far too serious. I have yet to see you acknowledge when you are wrong (you tend to use double negatives improprely: "neither...NOR), and you are just pulling things from an online dictionary. Not condescending? I ask yet again, do you read what you write? You want to "test" us yet you don't seem to have gotten far in school as per your own admission. It is clear in your own sentence structure and misuse / poor spelling of certain words. Most of us do not care to comment, myself included, as you seem to take it FAR too seriously. Numbering your response?! You don't find that more than a bit anal?
Nope, that is why I also stay away from such threads (and, quite frankly, people). While you claim to be willing to learn, I have yet to see it. Especially when you are "kindly" corrected by those with superior degrees and travel experience.
This is not what is going on here. You state a word / point and use an online dictionary to try and defend yourself. Please refer to point #3. "Languages and linguistics" ARE two separate terms as many a grade-school child could tell you. Argue all you wish but it is a fact. Perhaps with more formal training in the hobby you so love, you'll come to realize that many of us not only hold advanced degrees in languages AND lingustics (different disciplines) but we also choose not to waste our time trying to convince someone that the sky is blue. Perhaps why we also hold jobs that permit us to buy all the JP albums we like without having to "save up."
The last point you'll hear from me on this subject as well as I'll now keep to my word and avoid this thread. [Show/Hide Quoted Message](Quoting Message by Nicky007 from Friday, February 26, 2010 9:30:26 AM)
OK, Mike, let's just do it point by point:
1. You do not have errands to run. You don't need all that shit. Eat the fruit you already have at home, and drink a beer tonight (and get l...)
2. Guys, I honestly thought we'd have some fun with those unusual words. You guys are sooooo serious, and sooooo nitpicking. Man ! I'm not out to improve your "structure, spelling, grammar, and punctuation". I hope you learned that stuff in school. And if not, too bad. And it's OK, dude, I'l take ya as ya are
3. "Languages and linguistics". That's a concept, Mike, where the two words belong together - just like "linguistics" is singular. It would have sounded stupid to say "Languages and linguistics are passions with me", cause it's one passion. I really thought about that one. I think one can use both singular and plural, and argue for both, and I chose the singular form, cause I found that it described my condition best.
4. You'l see that it's my style, and I hope you'l take me as I am
5. I'l gladly take the "brotherly love", but leave the "kisses" for yer wife. With her, you can also place'm where ya want
Deep Freeze wrote:
I cannot stay long this morning, as I have errands to run, but I simply must make a quick comment regarding this Thread.
While I am always very pleased to see that there are members trying to improve their language skills, I hardly think that posting a few fancy words from a dictionary and providing definitions are what I had in mind!! HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I mean, I do appreciate the effort but I should think that , if we truly want to improve our writing, we should further examine our STRUCTURE as well as spelling, grammar and punctuation! As an example;
And it so happens that languages and linguistics is a passion with me ... Very nice, however, when one employs plurals (languages AND linguistics) one would use the plural combining form "are" to express the state of being or possession. Also, when using contractions, we must remember that a contraction is a shortening of a word or word group and needs to include the proper word abbreviation to be accurate. Example ; You'll find that I am.. not you'l. You are contracting (shortening) the word "will" and are required to use both "l"s for the contraction to be properly completed.
Sorry to pick on you, Nicky but this IS your Thread! HAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!! It's nice to see interest in "languages" and "linguistics", however, I am really hoping to see improvement in our structure first!!! Pulling words from a dictionary is far too easy. HAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAAAA!!!!!!!!! (*Kisses* and "brotherly" love). HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!