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Title: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on January 07, 2006, 01:56:58 PM
She's also the head of the grammar police and has more than enough evidence to have you locked up for years...I would try NOT to insult her if I were you...
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Jafar on January 07, 2006, 02:40:28 PM
I gave that as a compliment! Besides, I actually make an effort to have good grammar, so I doubt I'd be locked up for years. Maybe about one year, but you're exaggerating. ::)
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on January 07, 2006, 03:19:57 PM
Yeah! And I just bet the prison is as cushy as Martha Stuart's! :P ::)
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Jafar on January 07, 2006, 03:22:02 PM
Actually, I've been to Grammar Jail for about 5 minutes. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on January 07, 2006, 03:24:12 PM
How was it?
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Jafar on January 07, 2006, 03:33:15 PM
Awful, terrible, frightening. You'll want to avoid it. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on January 07, 2006, 03:34:41 PM
I live for pain! I live for unhappieness! Therefore I would love it, but am determind to remain honest and I want to have a clean record.
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Jafar on January 07, 2006, 03:37:38 PM
Yeah, but pain hurts, and unhappiehness is depressing. :P
Besides, pain is a mere itch and unhappiehness a dull disappointment compared to the horrors of Grammar Jail. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on January 07, 2006, 03:38:59 PM
My unhappieness minions will make sure I'm happy!
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Pacman928 on January 07, 2006, 04:35:37 PM
i arrest jafar for calling me a crip, even though i am and for saying that loving kelsey is crazy.
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Jafar on January 07, 2006, 04:37:39 PM
I didn't call you a crip. And love IS crazy. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on January 07, 2006, 04:39:08 PM
Actually you called yourself a crip
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on January 07, 2006, 04:46:46 PM
What's a crip? :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on January 07, 2006, 04:47:42 PM
I think it's short for cripple but I'm not sure.
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on January 07, 2006, 04:48:53 PM
If it was...then why wouldn't he just say that? :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Pacman928 on January 07, 2006, 04:50:59 PM
it is short for cripple, but it has a different meaning.  a crip is someone who spends almoast all of their free time on a specific thing(for me, it's the forums).
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on January 07, 2006, 04:51:53 PM
If it was...then why wouldn't he just say that? :P

Not you too! *arrests Kelsey*
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on January 07, 2006, 05:01:14 PM
....

What did I do wrong!? :(
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Pacman928 on January 07, 2006, 05:04:02 PM
deloria, let kelsey go!!
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Jafar on January 07, 2006, 05:05:19 PM
It's too late, Michael! Soon, your precious Kelsey will be forced to pay a fine of $0000.00! MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA! :suffer:
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on January 07, 2006, 05:08:24 PM
She's arresting people for braking grammar rules and she just broke them herself!

"If it WERE" not "If it was" were is used for speaking hypothetically.
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Pacman928 on January 07, 2006, 05:09:15 PM
It's too late, Michael! Soon, your precious Kelsey will be forced to pay a fine of $0000.00! MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA! :suffer:
you make it sound like kelsey's an object!!  

*pays the fine*
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Jafar on January 07, 2006, 05:09:46 PM
Objects don't have to pay fines. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on January 07, 2006, 05:10:21 PM
She's arresting people for braking grammar rules and she just broke them herself!

"If it WERE" not "If it was" were is used for speaking hypothetically.

I was
You were
He/she/it was
We were
You were
They were
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on January 07, 2006, 05:12:10 PM
Were is also used for hypothetically speaking, not just the you, we, you, they forms.
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Pacman928 on January 07, 2006, 05:15:06 PM
if she was lying, then how come this is right?
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on January 07, 2006, 05:16:24 PM
It isn't:
If she were lying...
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on January 07, 2006, 05:17:49 PM
If...were...Yeah. Deloria's correct. *hangs head in shame*
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Pacman928 on January 07, 2006, 05:19:43 PM
it's ok kelsey.  everyone messes up sometimes.
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on January 07, 2006, 05:24:48 PM
But....but I'm me. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Pacman928 on January 07, 2006, 05:26:27 PM
it's ok.  *hugs kelsey*
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on January 07, 2006, 05:27:09 PM
*hugs back and sobs*
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on January 07, 2006, 05:28:55 PM
Alright, you've won my sympathy ::) :P i won't put you in grammar prison.
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Pacman928 on January 07, 2006, 05:32:00 PM
*comforts kelsey*
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on January 07, 2006, 05:39:07 PM
I think she's alright. she won't be taken away or charged.  :P  ::) She will, however recieve a warning.  ::)
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Pacman928 on January 07, 2006, 05:46:56 PM
ok.  but can i have the money i paid for the fine back?
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on January 07, 2006, 05:49:23 PM
No point. The money's worthless as the currency changed
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Pacman928 on January 07, 2006, 07:10:54 PM
I think she's alright. she won't be taken away or charged.  :P  ::) She will, however recieve a warning.  ::)

unofficial grammar police!! there should be a comma after however.
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on January 08, 2006, 02:16:46 AM
If you take me away, I demand the right to a lawyer.
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Pacman928 on January 08, 2006, 10:59:50 AM
*takes deloria away and gives her a lawyer*
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on January 08, 2006, 12:35:32 PM
*lawyer determines Deloria free of all charges because the punctuation police whould take me away, not the grammar police* ::) :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on January 08, 2006, 01:50:41 PM
Punctuation is FULLY a part of grammar! It is COMPLETELY in my jurisdiction!
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on January 09, 2006, 04:44:16 AM
Be that as it may, the punctuation police don't exist yet, and there also isn't a department in the grammer police that deals with punctuation. If you made one now, your claim would be invalid because at the time that I wrote that, there wasn't one.  :-\
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: racx_00 on January 09, 2006, 07:39:30 AM
Well there might be a punctuation division but they have never announced that because they firgured they would only have to put the grammar police out on patrol ;P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on January 09, 2006, 08:47:17 AM
No. Punctuation is part of grammar. It's like saying I need separate people to run the semi-colon division, the capitalization division, the split infinitive division, and the comma division. Everything falls under the wide umbrella of grammar. Just about everything that has to do how words form sentences is grammar. That includes the punctuation between them.

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gram·mar   Audio pronunciation of "grammar" ( P )  Pronunciation Key  (grmr)
n.

   1.
         1. The study of how words and their component parts (Like punctuation,) combine to form sentences.
         2. The study of structural relationships in language or in a language, sometimes including pronunciation, meaning, and linguistic history.
   2.
         1. The system of inflections, syntax, and word formation of a language.
         2. The system of rules implicit in a language, viewed as a mechanism for generating all sentences possible in that language.
   3.
         1. A normative or prescriptive set of rules setting forth the current standard of usage for pedagogical or reference purposes.
         2. Writing or speech judged with regard to such a set of rules.
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: racx_00 on January 09, 2006, 08:50:25 AM
That's what I meant, unless your talking about Deloria :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Gilgamesh on January 09, 2006, 10:24:18 AM
Look a jail!! 8)
Let's look at the prisoners.
* opens jaildoor and closes it again *
This is fun. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Lollotte on January 09, 2006, 11:23:53 AM
Finally! One of my pet peeves is bad grammar online!  ;D
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Jafar on January 09, 2006, 11:30:11 AM
I usually ignore bad grammar on a chat program, but if someone can't take the time to capitalize on a forum, it starts to bug me. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Lollotte on January 09, 2006, 11:40:23 AM
I feel the same. However, I don't chat enough to let that go.  :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on January 09, 2006, 12:40:01 PM
Finally! One of my pet peeves is bad grammar online!  ;D

What do you mean finally? I've been arresting people for months! :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Yonkey on January 09, 2006, 02:59:53 PM
True, but now the convicts have their own thread! Awwww. <3

XD
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on January 09, 2006, 03:02:36 PM
On that note, it is now time for grammatically correct and incorrect alike to join for our monthly Kumbaya meeting where we all sit in a circle and share our feelings. :P Just remember, convicts are here for a reason, so all feelings must be grammatically correct. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Shadowfax on January 09, 2006, 03:06:05 PM
(best London accent)

"Wha, wha ya mean by vis?

I fough tha all ya nancy grammer whatsanames knew nofin, well, I fink tha ya writ a load of bull...yeah"

(you may go "what..." but I encounter this lack of articulate grammer/pronunciation everyday, it is so wearing!)
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on January 09, 2006, 03:07:15 PM
*arrests whoever said that* :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Shadowfax on January 09, 2006, 03:10:45 PM
You cannot arrest me, it was an impression and I write full blown novels for Pete's sake!  ;)

BUT, if you wish to arrest those in SE England then you are a bit stuck...you would have to arrest over 10 million people!
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: awesomeasapossum on January 09, 2006, 04:00:20 PM
Yeah! Bails Shadowfax with 1,000,967,352 Swiss Gergenshnikles. (GURG-IN-SHNICK-ELZ)
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on January 09, 2006, 04:01:26 PM
I was arresting the person who said that, not Shadowfax! :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: awesomeasapossum on January 09, 2006, 04:03:42 PM
Ohhhh....okay.
*Takes back 1,000,967,352 Swiss Gergenshnikles*
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Pacman928 on January 09, 2006, 06:08:36 PM
aren't i in grammar jail?
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: awesomeasapossum on January 09, 2006, 06:09:57 PM
Not any more.

*Bails Shadowfax PACMAN with 1,000,967,352 Swiss Gergenshnikles. (GURG-IN-SHNICK-ELZ)*
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Pacman928 on January 09, 2006, 06:16:16 PM
but, i never got sentenced!!
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Dirk Delshire on January 09, 2006, 09:46:33 PM
You should put me here, because I'm terrible at Grammer.
As my sis likes to say for laughs:
Don't need none of dat Grimmer! LOL  :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Pacman928 on January 09, 2006, 10:10:45 PM
kelsey is the official grammar policewoman.  she is the only one that i know of so far that can arrest people.
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Gilgamesh on January 10, 2006, 01:11:13 AM
And what about CC?
Does he only arrests people in the asylum?
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: icarus on January 10, 2006, 03:30:35 AM
Hides himself so he won't get arested...

I know my grammer is terible but it probably won't get mutch better due an ilness in my head.  :-[
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: awesomeasapossum on January 10, 2006, 06:46:00 PM
You should put me here, because I'm terrible at Grammer.
As my sis likes to say for laughs:
Don't need none of dat Grimmer! LOL  :P
Hides himself so he won't get arested...

I know my grammer is terible but it probably won't get mutch better due an ilness in my head.  :-[

Both of you spelled "grammar" wrong.... :-\
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on January 10, 2006, 07:06:22 PM
If I were the spelling police, you two would be SOOOOO arrested. ;P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Pacman928 on January 10, 2006, 07:08:21 PM
can i be the spelling police?
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on January 10, 2006, 07:09:37 PM
Your lack of capital letters doesn't look good on your resume. ;P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Lollotte on January 10, 2006, 08:00:11 PM
I'll help with the spelling police!  ;D
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on January 10, 2006, 08:58:50 PM
Hmm, due to your impeccable grammar and highly skilled vocabulary, I declare you to be head of the spelling police!
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Jafar on January 10, 2006, 09:09:58 PM
And the peasents rejoiced! (WHOO HOO!) while the spelling offenders cowered (Yikes!), and Lollotte, new head of the Spelling Police, did...something.*waits for her to post* :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on January 10, 2006, 09:14:10 PM
Is that an almost quote from somehing that I almost recognize? :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Jafar on January 10, 2006, 09:24:31 PM
No. At least not intentionally. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Gilgamesh on January 11, 2006, 03:21:50 AM
* start to sell "Get out of jail free" cards * ::)
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on January 11, 2006, 05:22:46 AM
They'll never work. No one can get out of grammar jail unless authorized by me.

That reminds me though, I got a "Get out of jail free" pass once. Well, actually it was more of a "If the police stop you, give them this" pass. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Gilgamesh on January 11, 2006, 10:46:30 AM
I know about it but I'll sell them to people who don't know it yet. :suffer:
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: icarus on January 11, 2006, 10:55:45 AM
*Hides his self in the underworld where nobody can raech/arest me*

can't help it i have an illness...  :( :'(
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Lollotte on January 11, 2006, 11:21:45 AM
Spelling police! Sir, I am giving you a ticket for $120 for spelling both "reach" and "arrest" wrong. The ticket also includes improper pronoun usage: utilizing "his self" instead of "himself," then later using "me" which does not correspond correctly. Another offense, and you will go to Spelling and Grammar School!  :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: icarus on January 11, 2006, 11:24:53 AM
How could youreach me?
I thougt I took care of all ways of traveling...

*trows tickets away and closes the door  :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on January 11, 2006, 12:39:43 PM
Not any more.

*Bails Shadowfax PACMAN with 1,000,967,352 Swiss Gergenshnikles. (GURG-IN-SHNICK-ELZ)*

A3P, I'm not really sure that currency exists...Here (Switzerland) we use francs.
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: awesomeasapossum on January 11, 2006, 01:49:23 PM
Spelling police! Sir, I am giving you a ticket for $120 for spelling both "reach" and "arrest" wrong. The ticket also includes improper pronoun usage: utilizing "his self" instead of "himself," then later using "me" which does not correspond correctly. Another offence, and you will go to Spelling and Grammar School!  :P

Umm..Lollotte you spelled it "offence" not "offense", and your Spelling Police!
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Shadowfax on January 11, 2006, 02:30:48 PM
Yeah! Bails Shadowfax with 1,000,967,352 Swiss Gergenshnikles. (GURG-IN-SHNICK-ELZ)

Well, I know you have withdrawn the bail but I could use the money anyway in the fight for good grammar!
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Gilgamesh on January 11, 2006, 03:04:00 PM
And the fight for bad grammer continues also.
Be evil and don't spell a word right.
Mix the letters of the word whit an exeption of the first and the last
Now you can still read the sentence normaly, if I'm right. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Shadowfax on January 11, 2006, 03:05:52 PM
Hmmm,


Try this...

SIDERDAYGOFORTELORRIZINARODAYAINYLORRIZ DEYISTRUXFULLACOWZANENZANDUX
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Gilgamesh on January 11, 2006, 03:09:51 PM
words have to be free for it to work Shadowfax.

Modify
Here will be and example
This sentence will be used to show that only small parts of a word are needed to make a word

TiHs Stencne wlil be uesd to sohw taht olny salml prtas of a wrod are nedeed to mkae a wrod
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Shadowfax on January 11, 2006, 03:14:12 PM
Oh come on, tis an easy one!  :)

(I assume you have worked it out right...)


Opening it up would make it far too easy!

It is also how we normally present it, extra confusion for drunken barcrawlers!
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Shadowfax on January 11, 2006, 03:21:30 PM
Sorry for double posting but having looked at what you are trying to show me, well, the puzzle actually does not work like that...

There are no missing letters, although the spelling is altered to how you SAY the words as opposed to how you read them...

Sorry, it is a different type of puzzle, apologies for not making it clear!
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Gilgamesh on January 11, 2006, 03:25:57 PM
Sorry for double posting but having looked at what you are trying to show me, well, the puzzle actually does not work like that...

There are no missing letters, although the spelling is altered to how you SAY the words as opposed to how you read them...

Sorry, it is a different type of puzzle, apologies for not making it clear!
1st. I haven't said you should mix all words together, only one word at a time.
2nd. Missing letters? it's mixing the letters
3rd. I will try to solfe your puzzle
(edit: some day when I feel like it.)
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Shadowfax on January 11, 2006, 03:28:38 PM
Oops, I think we are misunderstunding each other again!

I was basically commenting on MY puzzle rules, I understand yours perfectly clearly!  :)

Anyway, you know the puzzle is a different concept now and that is what matters!  :)
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Lollotte on January 11, 2006, 09:35:21 PM
Spelling police! Sir, I am giving you a ticket for $120 for spelling both "reach" and "arrest" wrong. The ticket also includes improper pronoun usage: utilizing "his self" instead of "himself," then later using "me" which does not correspond correctly. Another offence, and you will go to Spelling and Grammar School!  :P

Umm..Lollotte you spelled it "offence" not "offense", and your Spelling Police!

"Your" is possesive. "You're" would be the correct form of the word. Also, you need a connector between "you're" and "Spelling Police." I would suggest using "the."  :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on January 12, 2006, 02:24:50 PM
It's like I'm training people to be just as annoying as I am about grammar...

I'm so happy... ^^
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Shadowfax on January 12, 2006, 03:31:21 PM
Hehe, bad grammar is annoying in general! Is it a big problem where you lot hail from? I am not annoyed by bad grammar simply because I live so near London and in SE England, bad grammar is in the blood of everyone! You would be driven mad otherwise!

The latest trend I have heard, several times, are people saying "Can I LEND a pencil" when it should be "Can I BORROW a pencil"...Pilchards the lot of them!)
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on January 12, 2006, 04:27:32 PM
*arrests* ;P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Lollotte on January 12, 2006, 08:21:42 PM
That's like the difference between "teach" and "learn." It seems like a stupid mistake to say, "I will LEARN you how to talk well."  :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: racx_00 on January 13, 2006, 09:13:12 AM
Hmm, due to your impeccable grammar and highly skilled vocabulary, I declare you to be head of the spelling police!
Can I still arrest people for bad spelling? XD

Umm..Lollotte you spelled it "offence" not "offense", and your Spelling Police!
You do realise there are two ways of spelling offence? :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on January 13, 2006, 01:48:15 PM
Hmm, due to your impeccable grammar and highly skilled vocabulary, I declare you to be head of the spelling police!
Can I still arrest people for bad spelling? XD

Sure. ;P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Lollotte on January 13, 2006, 06:36:02 PM
Our forces are growing!  ;D
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on January 14, 2006, 02:27:18 AM
Hehe, bad grammar is annoying in general! Is it a big problem where you lot hail from? I am not annoyed by bad grammar simply because I live so near London and in SE England, bad grammar is in the blood of everyone! You would be driven mad otherwise!

The latest trend I have heard, several times, are people saying "Can I LEND a pencil" when it should be "Can I BORROW a pencil"...Pilchards the lot of them!)
I know "can" is considered acceptable these days, but I still say it's "may". Strictly speaking, you CAN do anything, the question being only if you MAY.
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Gilgamesh on January 14, 2006, 12:17:34 PM
* makes a hole in the Grammar Jail *
escape prisoners claim the freedom of grammar speaking! :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on January 14, 2006, 12:46:03 PM
That's true. It's a free country, and technically speaking there's no point in arresting people for using incorrect grammar. :-\
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: racx_00 on January 14, 2006, 03:30:18 PM
Then they shouldn't be able to lock people away for disobeying the law :P

Technically if it's a free country there shouldn't be laws, because where is the freedom in that :P

Anyway, no one ever said it was a free forum XD
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Gilgamesh on January 15, 2006, 02:43:24 AM
you just said it Racx. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Dirk Delshire on February 10, 2006, 03:17:07 AM
Ther issss a , re son Im'' .. in. here?               !       ,a nd ypou no it...
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on February 10, 2006, 07:11:16 AM
...

...

That's it. You're going in grammar jail for life. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: racx_00 on February 10, 2006, 07:12:11 AM
Ther issss a , re son Im'' .. in. here?               !       ,a nd ypou no it...
Zounds! That is one messed up post :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on February 10, 2006, 07:14:27 AM
:o You said the Z-word! :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: racx_00 on February 10, 2006, 07:16:32 AM
That thread brought back bad habits. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Dirk Delshire on February 11, 2006, 07:04:17 PM
Don't say the Z-word three times or Zeetlejuice will apear...
"It's show time!"
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: racx_00 on February 12, 2006, 04:28:25 AM
Zounds zounds zounds? You don't want me to say that? :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Dirk Delshire on February 12, 2006, 12:44:54 PM
Zeetlejuice: It's Show time!
*Transforms into giant snake and wraps up pacman no.2*
Zeetlejuice: You called baby!
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: racx_00 on February 12, 2006, 01:37:36 PM
Snakes are so hot!!!

Let's make out baby! XD
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Lollotte on February 12, 2006, 02:29:56 PM
AH! MY INNOCENT EYES!  :P

Then they shouldn't be able to lock people away for disobeying the law :P

Technically if it's a free country there shouldn't be laws, because where is the freedom in that :P

Anyway, no one ever said it was a free forum XD

Actually, a country with no laws would be anarchist, not free.
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: racx_00 on February 12, 2006, 03:36:01 PM
But having laws can't be freedom. So what is freedom?
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Lollotte on February 12, 2006, 03:56:47 PM
Laws don't necessarily restrict freedom. They restrict some "freedoms," such as committing crimes. However, most laws don't regulate your day to day life.
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: racx_00 on February 12, 2006, 04:12:20 PM
Yeah but laws still restrict certain things you may do/want to do. So that wouldn't exactly be freedom, would it?
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on February 12, 2006, 04:20:50 PM
But if a law restricts your freedom to kill someone, it protects someone else's freedom to live. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Yonkey on February 12, 2006, 04:25:29 PM
Right.  Just like Grammar Jail protects someone else from horrible vernacular. 8)

:P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: awesomeasapossum on February 12, 2006, 04:48:36 PM
:o You said the Z-word! :P

Alexander says it ALLLLLLL the time and that game's rated either K-A or E (Unless you're counting the newer compilation)
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: racx_00 on February 13, 2006, 02:44:18 AM
But if a law restricts your freedom to kill someone, it protects someone else's freedom to live. :P
I wasn't referring to harming someone else. I'm talking about restricting alcohol from people under the age of 18 and such. That harms no one but the person that chooses to do it. So I still say freedom isn't very free. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on February 13, 2006, 07:04:48 AM
It's protecting YOUR freedom to live by restricting your freedom to drink. Besides, alcohol is ebil. ;P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: racx_00 on February 13, 2006, 08:18:06 AM
But that doesn't mean I want to live. So why not give me a choice? ::) :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Moodyblues on February 13, 2006, 09:39:50 AM
If you've lost the will to live, you need to see a counselor.  Buuuut you're just being hypothetical.

ANYWAY, before this thread becomes too political, I shall take it upon myself to change the subject.  *starts smashing the walls of the Grammar Jail with a floppy-disk copy of King's Quest III*  FREEEEEEEEDOM!

Hmmm, it doesn't seem to be working.  I thought they told me that KQ3 was hard!  *groan*
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Lollotte on February 14, 2006, 05:42:31 PM
MOVING ON...grammar!  ;D
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: awesomeasapossum on February 14, 2006, 06:16:40 PM
MOVING ON....JAIL
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: racx_00 on February 15, 2006, 01:38:43 AM
If you've lost the will to live, you need to see a counselor.  Buuuut you're just being hypothetical.
I haven't lost the will to live, just don't really care about living. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on February 15, 2006, 04:46:26 AM
I don't care about it either, but that could be because I consider life pointless.
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on February 15, 2006, 04:56:14 AM
But life is full of cool experiences and fabulous people!
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: racx_00 on February 15, 2006, 05:13:26 AM
I don't care about it either, but that could be because I consider life pointless.
It is pointless. I mean sure there are great experiences but I'm impartial to it all. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Jafar on February 15, 2006, 06:30:14 AM
The point of life is 24. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on February 15, 2006, 07:11:07 AM
But life is full of cool experiences and fabulous people!
But that itself, doesn't really give it a meaning or a point.  :-\ Rather the reverse.
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Moodyblues on February 15, 2006, 09:19:13 AM
The point of life is 24. :P

Jafar, I have never heard of such a backwards comment.

(Sheesh, what is with the goofy puns lately?)

If you think life has lost its meaning,
Then there's one guy you can call
The Existential Super-Sleuth
He'll help you solve it all!
Your angst and dread of being dead
He'll cure by finding clues
So don't despair!  The Sleuth is here
To chase away your blues!
To chase away your blues!
(1-800-555-LIFE)
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Lollotte on February 15, 2006, 11:23:10 AM
THIS is the reason why I tried to start a deep conversation thread. However, this is getting out of control. This is Grammar Jail, not existentialism 101!  :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Moodyblues on February 15, 2006, 12:43:48 PM
You're right, Lollotte; I'm sorry I wasn't staying on topic.  (I wasn't really trying to be philosophical, though; I just wanted to lighten things up.)
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Yonkey on February 15, 2006, 01:01:28 PM
I think Lolotte was referring more to the others in here.

And I agree, this thread's about Grammar Jail, so keep the freedom discussion out! ::)

That is, unless you're spelling it "fwee-dumb", in which case we'll be glad to arrest you. XD
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Lollotte on February 15, 2006, 07:19:15 PM
Thank you, Yonkey.  ;D Hopefully, no one will use "fwee-dumb"!  :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: racx_00 on February 16, 2006, 05:36:26 AM
Ok well I still don't see fweedumb as being very fwee. :P

Thank you, Yonkey.  ;D Hopefully, no one will use "fwee-dumb"!  :P
And yes I was going to use fweedumb before you said "hopefully no one will" :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Yonkey on February 16, 2006, 05:55:25 AM
Ok well I still don't see fweedumb as being very fwee. :P
Awww... :'( *arrests*

XD
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on February 16, 2006, 01:01:11 PM
*uses Elde Englishe*  :P That allowed?
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: KingGraham on February 17, 2006, 09:52:25 PM
Can I join the force? I've been practicing (sp?... ironic). "You have the right to remain silent. Any bad grammar can and will be used against you in a court of law."
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on February 18, 2006, 12:40:15 AM
If you can spell practising correctly, Lolotte might not arrest you.  :P
Not even I'm on the force, and I created this thread. :P
I'm actually the jailer.  :o Fear me all!
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on February 19, 2006, 08:54:54 PM
Practice is the American spelling, IIRC. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: icarus on February 20, 2006, 12:24:20 PM
and what if you have spelling trouble due an illness?
due this illness my grammer in all language is terible. I just try to do the best but stil make lots of errors.
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Yonkey on February 20, 2006, 03:09:41 PM
As long as you're trying it's alright. :)

Its moore the pplz 0ut they're tat r 2 layzee 2 trye an fixzit. !!!

...

*arrests self* XD
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: awesomeasapossum on February 20, 2006, 06:55:57 PM
Whoah! Tat wads two  crazee fpr comfrts if yuo aks mee. I maen garammer done maked mine onw lifes bettter.
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on February 20, 2006, 07:09:12 PM
I don't think you guys understand how much using incorrect grammar for the sake of incorrect grammar bugs me. I think I have some OCD thing. Hear that? You're making fun of my mental disorder! :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Dirk Delshire on February 20, 2006, 08:06:37 PM
I'm feel sorry for you if you do. I hate mental disorders.
I have dyslexia and it really stinks...  :-[
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: racx_00 on February 24, 2006, 11:27:44 AM
I have dyslexia and it really stinks...  :-[
Yeah it does. :-\

But newy I wnna typ lyk dis 4 a wyl 2 anoy evry1. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Lollotte on February 24, 2006, 12:35:19 PM
None of you have any hope of bail at this point, just to let you know.  :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on February 24, 2006, 01:20:37 PM
XD How about Parole? :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Lollotte on February 24, 2006, 07:55:33 PM
I'd say there's no chance of that, either.  :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on February 25, 2006, 01:46:22 AM
But they could break out...Before someone says it's as indistructable as the closet. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: awesomeasapossum on February 25, 2006, 10:39:33 AM
*uses Elde Englishe*  :P That allowed?
Yes, 'cept you spelled "Olde" WRONG!!! HA HA HA HA HA! *CITIZEN ARRESTS!* *hands her to Rosella*.
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on February 26, 2006, 02:42:21 PM
I  always thought they wrote it "Elde" until the Renaissance era when it changed to "Olde". (see "1601" by Samual Clemmens)
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Yonkey on February 26, 2006, 03:30:00 PM
I wouldn't know, I'm not that "Olde". ;-D
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on February 26, 2006, 04:31:02 PM
Anyone who's that elde, is dead.  :P (also: elder, eldest)
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: KingGraham on February 26, 2006, 07:20:26 PM
Did they always have a spell check on the post thing, or is that new?
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Yonkey on February 26, 2006, 07:22:18 PM
It was there before, but our previous server couldn't support it.
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Lollotte on February 27, 2006, 11:19:20 AM
So...it's new.  :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on February 27, 2006, 01:34:48 PM
You know what's just plain terrible? We're singing a song in church that's grammatically incorrect. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on February 27, 2006, 02:09:43 PM
Did you contest to it? All the authors I've ever read make grammar error's. i.e: using the present continuous with emotions. I can't stand that sort of thing!
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: KingGraham on February 27, 2006, 06:27:56 PM
So, can I be on the force, or what?  :-\
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on February 27, 2006, 06:33:09 PM
You'll have to go under a testing period where I check your posts for errors. After that, we'll talk. ;P Just be sure to post a lot. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Lollotte on February 27, 2006, 06:49:12 PM
That's right. We can't have a grammatical slacker on The Force!  :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: racx_00 on March 02, 2006, 05:31:36 AM
yeh sum1 lyk me on da frce wud get anoyin XD
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Lollotte on March 02, 2006, 10:33:34 AM
ACK! *takes out magic staff threateningly*  :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: racx_00 on March 03, 2006, 05:11:42 AM
u wudent wnt 2 kil me, imma Jarada :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on March 03, 2006, 08:41:04 AM
I'm going to be freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee soon! :D
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Yonkey on March 03, 2006, 10:13:05 AM
You were arrested? :o

:P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Lollotte on March 03, 2006, 11:34:09 AM
At some point she was, yes.  :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on March 03, 2006, 12:42:26 PM
I managed to arrest Rosella first, though. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on March 26, 2006, 09:32:24 AM
First of all, you just spelled "grammar" incorrectly. :P Second, you said "much spoilers." "Spoilers" is a countable noun and therefore should be used with "many." :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: dark-daventry on March 26, 2006, 12:37:17 PM
So I'm not the best speller... Although I do rank in the college level for writing...
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: racx_00 on March 27, 2006, 10:56:26 PM
First of all, you just spelled "grammar" incorrectly. :P Second, you said "much spoilers." "Spoilers" is a countable noun and therefore should be used with "many." :P
I'm good. Maybe I should join the grammar police! :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: racx_00 on March 28, 2006, 01:24:05 AM
As I said earlier I can draw some backrounds. (In paint.)

[spelling_police]AAAP drop the incorrect spelling and put your hands up!
*arrests AAAP* :P
[/spelling_police]

Ah well I've had my fun! XD

EDIT: Ok, should make more sense now. Also edited the spelling mistake back into the quote. ;P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: dark-daventry on March 28, 2006, 01:34:24 PM
If I clean up my act, can I join? I'll be a good poster from now on! Please? Please? Pretty please with a mega huge cherry on top?
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: awesomeasapossum on March 28, 2006, 03:01:48 PM
What are you talking about?  ::)
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Pacman928 on March 28, 2006, 07:24:56 PM
just slowly back away......:P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on March 29, 2006, 02:52:49 AM
No one with mistakes in grammar or spelling can be on the Force. I'm sorry, no exceptions.


That is what you're talking about, right? XD
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on March 29, 2006, 01:54:48 PM
Well, yeah, but breaking basic ones is bad. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Pacman928 on March 29, 2006, 08:17:57 PM
are we only allowed to post in here if we got arested?
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Lollotte on March 29, 2006, 08:30:40 PM
No. I'm a policewoman, and I post in here. You have been arrested recently, though, so I suppose you would be posting in here no matter what.  :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: racx_00 on March 30, 2006, 06:05:01 AM
[spelling_police]AAAP drop the incorrect spelling and put your hands up!
*arrests AAAP* :P
[/spelling_police]

Ah well I've had my fun! XD
Now that makes no sense!

*goes to find the original post and add a quote in*
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Pacman928 on March 30, 2006, 05:08:46 PM
is this like the asylum?  do i get food?  do i get PAID?? WHERE'S MY ATTOURNEY?!?!?!?
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Lollotte on March 30, 2006, 05:39:13 PM
This is jail, not an asylum.  :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on May 03, 2006, 11:57:13 AM
Go 'Sagi!  Go 'Sagi!

He's better than me, lol!
*arrests*
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: MangoMercury on May 03, 2006, 04:11:36 PM
YOU'RE ARRESTING MAH PSYCHO BUNNEH?!  :o!
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Oldbushie on May 05, 2006, 09:46:52 PM
*pays the $500 bail* Sagi is innocent!!
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on May 06, 2006, 08:58:45 AM
YOU'RE ARRESTING MAH PSYCHO BUNNEH?!  :o!
I'm sorry, but the grammar police have to uphold justice. :'(
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: MangoMercury on May 06, 2006, 09:36:05 AM
But..  He's not even 2 years old!
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on May 06, 2006, 09:54:38 AM
Sorry, I was arresting you, not your psycho bunny (which, if it's the same one as the one that was you avatar before, is undeniably adorable). :'( However, since Oldbushie bailed you out, I'll jsut give you a warning. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: MangoMercury on May 06, 2006, 03:16:27 PM
LOL!

That supposed to make it better, eh?  "Oh, I actually meant to arrest you :D"

Lol.  And yes, that bunny in my other avatar was indeed muh baby!

WARNINGS FOR ALL! *watches 'Sagi kick butt at SSBM*

EDIT: LMFAO OMG LEET.
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on May 06, 2006, 03:28:06 PM
LOL!

That supposed to make it better, eh?  "Oh, I actually meant to arrest you :D"


The grammar police need to fight for justice. :P
Besides, when did I ever say I wanted to arrest your bunny? :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: sivvrianBARRY on May 22, 2006, 03:04:16 PM
Me and my long posts.
My long posts and I. :P

Actually, what you were "correcting" was a sentence fragment, so there is no way to tell whether it would be "me and my long posts" or "my long posts and I." :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on May 22, 2006, 04:05:56 PM
Actually, I have to agree with Cuat--er, Sivvrian. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on May 23, 2006, 12:32:37 PM
Me and my long posts.
My long posts and I. :P

Actually, what you were "correcting" was a sentence fragment, so there is no way to tell whether it would be "me and my long posts" or "my long posts and I." :P

The irony being that that sentence fragment was, in fact, and entire sentence :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on May 23, 2006, 04:23:11 PM
That's not an entire sentence... It has a subject, but no predicate.

And I don't think that's irony either. XD
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on May 23, 2006, 11:20:31 PM
Fine. It's not a complete sentance but the entire post was:
well all I have to say is that My support is here no matter how long it takes to get this game out.
 

I’m with you there.

My opinion is that fan games should contain a notice that all copyrights are held by the owners of the authorized games, even on "original material."

People deserve the right to control what happens with their products. If you made something, we’ll say a goodly character, and somebody took it and was turning it into a depreciating mockery of what you intended, to such an extent that when anybody saw your character that whey would think of only that mockery and not what you created or intended than you would want to have control, therefore copyright, of your character to have that project halted until your character was removed or you came to an agreement with the project creator about how you wanted your character handled. I understand VU’s concern and I can also understand why POS would want to copyright their own unique characters. Who knows if TSL does well then maybe later some of  POS’s characters might appear in a VU KQ game?!

Forgive my unknowlegable reply, but what does fealty mean?

He he  If in doubt look it up. That’ why I like this site. http://www.m-w.com

I must concur, however if VU does release their own KQIX someday, it would be wise of us to support it (if it carries on the adventure tradition.)  If we don't, and we kill it, then we may kill off commercial adventure gaming in its entirety.

I agree. (Lets not kill it before it’s born.  :))

It would really have to be good for me to support a VU made KQIX.  Simply put: if it lacked the story, artwork, and quality that our game has, I would not play it.  But more specifically, if it was some lousy attempt at a continuation (i.e. MoE, LSL:MCL) rather than a true KQ sequel, I would definitely not support it.

I would like to think that I would at least buy the first one if for no other reason then to show support but if there ended up being a second game and it still didn’t measure up then no I would not.

Me and my long posts.

Now, you'll see that he posted it as an entire sentance. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on May 24, 2006, 05:41:24 AM
Well he did post it as such, but it doesn't change its TRUE identity (Er, as a sentence fragment! XD)
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on May 28, 2006, 08:14:14 AM
Me and my long posts.
My long posts and I. :P

Actually, what you were "correcting" was a sentence fragment, so there is no way to tell whether it would be "me and my long posts" or "my long posts and I." :P
But it's always like that. :P You can't say "Me and my friends", :P It's always been "my friends and I" :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on May 28, 2006, 09:18:28 AM
You can say "Me and my friends." It would be more appropriate to say "My friends and me," but you can still say it. "I made a cake for me and my friends."

Just as a random fact, this is one of the rare occasions when you can use "myself." XD "I made a cake for myself."
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on June 02, 2006, 04:23:36 PM
A3P can say cuz but I can't?! :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on June 02, 2006, 07:34:24 PM
Well, being a member of the Grammar Police (I'm not sure when it happened, but you are,) you're held to a higher standard. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on June 03, 2006, 05:51:44 AM
Yay! :P
*wonders how and when that happened :P*
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Zelly on June 03, 2006, 05:57:06 AM
YAY for the Grammer Police!  ;D

May they continue to do alot to aid in keeping the forums grammatically correct. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on June 03, 2006, 11:38:10 AM
*cough* "A lot" is two words. ;P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Gilgamesh on June 03, 2006, 12:41:25 PM
Should we all fear the police here? :say:
Or are they nice to everyone? :bob:
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on June 03, 2006, 01:10:12 PM
"Fear us!! :evil: We won't edit your posts, but we will lock you up." is our motto. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on June 03, 2006, 05:01:37 PM
We're nice, we just arrest people! :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on June 04, 2006, 02:02:45 PM
We're nice as long as you use correct grammar :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Oldbushie on June 05, 2006, 11:56:58 AM
Mary Poppins said "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!" and cured the antidisestablishmentarianism of pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoco niosis. ;)
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on June 05, 2006, 12:11:31 PM
I didn't realize the pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoco niosis had problems :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: copycat on June 05, 2006, 02:53:41 PM
kelsey is the official grammar policewoman.  she is the only one that i know of so far that can arrest people.
Please read my (third) sig line. :pokerface:

Does he only arrests people in the asylum?
No arresting in the Asylum, only therapy. :pleased:

I'll help with the spelling police!  ;D
AND me, even though I occasionally miss. ::)

A3P, I'm not really sure that currency exists...Here (Switzerland) we use francs.
Still no euro? :scholar:

I think I have some OCD thing. Hear that? You're making fun of my mental disorder! :P
Whilst no, technically speaking, OCD, I do have a psychological disorder which encompasses an extremely good eye for detail. :pokerface:

indistructable
*arrests*
Quote
in·de·struc·ti·ble

It was there before, but our previous server couldn't support it.
Can't recall me using spell check on the previous server but then again, if I did, that memory has been erased due to non-essentiality (did I just make that word up?). :P

No one with mistakes in grammar or spelling can be on the Force. I'm sorry, no exceptions.
In elementary school, I had a perfect score on (almost) all of my spelling tests. :pleased:

This is jail, not an asylum.  :P
And not a court either. There's a seperate thread for that too. :scholar:

and entire sentence :P
*arrests* :P

"A lot" is two words. ;P
Please explain: is it of course, or ofcourse? My gut feeling says it's one word, but the forum doesn't agree. :-\

Or are they nice to everyone? :bob:
*arrests for misuse of CC-smiley* Oh wait, wrong thread. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on June 06, 2006, 09:08:20 PM
"Of course" is two words. For the record "all right" is two words too. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on June 07, 2006, 03:17:30 PM
No, thank goodness no euro yet. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Raforever on June 14, 2006, 10:23:00 AM
*looks at the hundreds of unread posts*

Have I been arrested yet? ;P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on June 14, 2006, 11:08:54 AM
Once someone other than myself sees your question, you will be :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Raforever on June 14, 2006, 11:19:49 AM
Whatever do you mean? XD
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on June 14, 2006, 11:20:52 AM
The fact that, if you haven't edited it, every word is mispelled :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on June 14, 2006, 01:54:21 PM
"Other than myself"?

Deloria, I'm ashamed. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: copycat on June 14, 2006, 03:14:34 PM
No, thank goodness no euro yet. :P
Thank goodness? :o ;D

The fact that, if you haven't edited it, every word is mispelled :P
Can web staff edit a post without the forum reflecting that edit (edited by...)? I see no misspelling in his post. However, your 'mispelled'... *arrests*
 :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Oldbushie on June 14, 2006, 11:29:58 PM
Something can never be nothing; but nothing, having a name, must be something. How can this be? :o

*wonders if the grammar is correct*
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on June 15, 2006, 05:15:55 AM
No, thank goodness no euro yet. :P
Thank goodness? :o ;D

The fact that, if you haven't edited it, every word is mispelled :P
Can web staff edit a post without the forum reflecting that edit (edited by...)? I see no misspelling in his post. However, your 'mispelled'... *arrests*
 :P
Nope they can't. :P And did you check the most recent question? The whole line was misspelled :P
whyt doi peoiple ljike tu usee basckspyace so myuch? XD

And "No euro yet, thank goodness" refers to the fact that I'm glad Switzerland hasn't joined the EU yet :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Oldbushie on June 15, 2006, 11:00:08 AM
*pokes his nothingness phrase* Is it correct or not? ;P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on June 15, 2006, 11:05:14 AM
Something can never be nothing; but nothing, having a name, must be something. How can this be? :o

*wonders if the grammar is correct*
I'd say yes. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Oldbushie on June 15, 2006, 11:32:50 AM
Hooray! XD

Now, is it a valid statement? XD
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on June 15, 2006, 01:57:36 PM
::)

Depends on who you ask :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on June 15, 2006, 02:31:52 PM
What's Grand Theft Auto doing in there? :P

"A world of Orcs, Elves and Wizards", what's LOTR doing inthere? :P

What's incorrect grammar doing in there? :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: copycat on June 15, 2006, 03:15:46 PM
What's incorrect grammar doing in there? :P
Who, What, Where, When, hoW (the five W's :P)? :o
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on June 18, 2006, 05:44:06 AM
And "No euro yet, thank goodness" refers to the fact that I'm glad Switzerland hasn't joined the EU yet :P
If I'm correct:
a) you needn't be part of the EU to use the Euro is your national currency
b) You need 't use the euro as national currency when you're part of the EU
I know. :P But I'm glad nontheless, that Switzerland hasn't joined the EU :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on June 18, 2006, 05:53:39 AM
I meant "in there" is two words, not one :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: copycat on June 20, 2006, 01:49:27 PM
I meant "in there" is two words, not one :P
I wasn't sure, that's why I clicked the 'Spell Check'-button but the Spell Check didn't (and still doesn't) budge at it being one word. So the question is: when can it be used as one word? :-\
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Yonkey on June 20, 2006, 01:51:44 PM
Perhaps the guy that created the Spell Check dictionary works at http://www.inthere.com/ ? ;-D
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on June 20, 2006, 03:12:37 PM
It can never be used as one word! It just isn't! :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: copycat on June 20, 2006, 03:44:29 PM
Perhaps the guy that created the Spell Check dictionary works at http://www.inthere.com/ ? ;-D
Quote
For resources and information on Bicycle and Windows
XD :lol:
Never thought I'd see Bicycles and Windows™ mentioned in one sentence.

It can never be used as one word! It just isn't! :P
*asks Neil to update the spelling checker* ;D
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Oldbushie on June 20, 2006, 07:59:29 PM
Apparently spaces don't faze the spellchecker. XD Try spellchecking stuff like bananaphone and trumpethog and purpletable.
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Oldbushie on June 21, 2006, 02:35:18 PM
*agrees* XD

Maybe Grammar Cop, but no Sheriff. ;)
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on June 21, 2006, 02:36:18 PM
I never said I was a sheriff :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Oldbushie on June 21, 2006, 02:50:14 PM
*buys Deloria some grammar donuts* XD
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on June 21, 2006, 02:53:08 PM
XD

Thanks
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: copycat on June 21, 2006, 03:47:48 PM
Apparently spaces don't faze the spellchecker. XD Try spellchecking stuff like bananaphone and trumpethog and purpletable.
Then how does it know 'Of course' isn't one word?
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Oldbushie on June 21, 2006, 04:03:32 PM
Because of is a two letter word? :P I dunno.
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: maestro on June 22, 2006, 08:34:10 PM
I always used the Companion to type the spells.  It's funny how they put the spells in for copy protection, and then allow the copy protection key in the Companion.

Forsooth how horrible for thou.

You mean "Forsooth how horrible for thee."

(Grammar police should use correct grammar themselves.)
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on June 22, 2006, 08:45:06 PM
*tries to resist*

*fails*

Thou=Direct pronoun
Thee=Objective case pronoun

Right? XD Yeah. Ok. "For" is a conjunction. It is not a preposition and not anything else that makes you use objective case. You would say "for I" if you were grammatically correct. :P

Now someone split this. I'm sorry. XD
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: patrick83301 on July 03, 2006, 04:23:08 PM
Maybe to even right on this page and about this you have to be insane? ;D :D
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: copycat on July 04, 2006, 03:10:50 PM
Maybe to even right on this page and about this you have to be insane? ;D :D
Qué? That sentence makes absolutely no sense to me. However, since I'm not sure, I don't know if I should *arrest*. :-\
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: patrick83301 on July 05, 2006, 01:22:24 AM
Maybe to even right on this page and about this you have to be insane? ;D :D
Qué? That sentence makes absolutely no sense to me. However, since I'm not sure, I don't know if I should *arrest*. :-\
Opps that must have been one of my multiple personalities that doesn't know proper english. I think he meant write instead of "right" ???
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: copycat on July 05, 2006, 03:17:44 PM
Opps that must have been one of my multiple personalities that doesn't know proper english.
Do you have control over those other personalities, or do they appear completely at random and without you realizing it?

I think he meant write instead of "right" ???
In that case, no, you don't have to be insane to write about it. :pokerface:
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: patrick83301 on July 05, 2006, 06:10:13 PM
Opps that must have been one of my multiple personalities that doesn't know proper english.
Do you have control over those other personalities, or do they appear completely at random and without you realizing it?

Umm almost all of the time I control them but everyone in awhile one slips out without me knowing it. Example in my above posting.
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: patrick83301 on July 05, 2006, 07:05:35 PM
I am confused because I am positive I was writing about being insane on the new commers page, so was there a grammar mistake and the posts got moved into here????  ??? :o :stars:


Opps that must have been one of my multiple personalities that doesn't know proper english.
Do you have control over those other personalities, or do they appear completely at random and without you realizing it?

Umm almost all of the time I control them but everyone in awhile one slips out without me knowing it. Example in my above posting.
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Jafar on July 05, 2006, 07:07:56 PM
Nah, they were moved here. Makes more sense to talk about grammar in the grammar thread, doesn't it?  :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: patrick83301 on July 05, 2006, 07:10:40 PM
Yeah I guess. Its just that the last thing I remeber was commenting on being insane because everyone was arguing about it. hmmmm
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: patrick83301 on July 05, 2006, 08:40:32 PM
So what does a guy have to do to get out of grammar jail. ???
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Jafar on July 05, 2006, 08:56:41 PM
Simple, pick the lock!

Wait, you mean the HONEST way? ???
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: patrick83301 on July 06, 2006, 12:23:28 AM
Hmmmmm and it took me so long to reform to honest ways. Now I just have to decide if it is worth the risk of falling into my old ways. Wait have I even been arrested? All I know is that my words were moved over to this thread. So maybe I am still free? Well just in case I will get out my old lock picking kit.
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Yonkey on July 06, 2006, 05:48:22 AM
I believe you're arrested as soon as someone arrests you, but maybe you can get off since it was your first offence. ;P  XD
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: patrick83301 on July 06, 2006, 11:50:39 AM
Yeah ok. But what happens if I am already scared of going back out into the real world? :S
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Yonkey on July 06, 2006, 12:05:00 PM
I guess they can take you to a place to better help you adapt to the real world, like a spelling bee. ;-D
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: patrick83301 on July 06, 2006, 05:42:22 PM
Oh great I love spelling bees.
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on July 06, 2006, 07:05:28 PM
Jonquil! J-O-N-Q-U-I-L! Jonquil! *eye twitch*

Er, sorry, impulse. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: patrick83301 on July 06, 2006, 07:26:40 PM
Yippie!!!! A spelling bee! aardvark A-A-R-D-V-A-R-K aardvark. Sorry i copy to much don't I haha  8)
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Jafar on July 06, 2006, 07:34:18 PM
A A R D, V-A-R-K! *dances* XD
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: patrick83301 on July 07, 2006, 03:31:30 AM
Yeah see this is tons of fun. Hurry and invite everyone to the spelling bee/dance ;D
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: copycat on July 07, 2006, 07:50:39 PM
A spelling bee!
Never heard about a spelling bee until now. Okay, maybe I've read about it somewhere before, but nowhere locally. So either there are no spelling bees here, or I'm in the wrong place at the wrong time to get such information.
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Yonkey on July 07, 2006, 08:13:45 PM
Really?  It's basically just the name for a spelling competition.  I'm sure you've been in them before, they probably just have a different name over there. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: patrick83301 on July 08, 2006, 02:29:30 AM
Where I am at I have only heard of them in elementary school. After that I didn't of them again unless we talked about it. And they were usually only held in class. I was so good. Ah the good old days........ ;D
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Yonkey on July 08, 2006, 07:29:25 AM
Yeah, I was always a great speller as well. XD  I still remember the words back in elementary school that I choked on:

"cuckoo", "eccentricity" and "Daubentonia madagascariensis" XD

I still say the last one isn't even English, it's Latin, but oh well. :P  We went on a class trip to a museum at one point and a bunch of people were obsessed with that thing, since it's also known as "aye aye". ::) XD
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: patrick83301 on July 08, 2006, 11:21:12 AM
Well yours arent to bad.... I missed brown..... Oh that was a sad day. HAHAHA ( It was only second grade thought so cut me some slack. haha)
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: koko_99_2001 on July 08, 2006, 01:37:33 PM
I missed "island" in my second grade year. I remembered there was a silent letter...I just couldn't remember if it was an "s" or an "n" XD
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: patrick83301 on July 08, 2006, 07:07:15 PM
Yeah, well for some reason I used a "u" instead of a "w".
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: copycat on July 12, 2006, 03:06:06 PM
Really?  It's basically just the name for a spelling competition.  I'm sure you've been in them before, they probably just have a different name over there. :P
Nope, no spelling competitions. Just spelling tests in school, which I always excelled at. :D Can't remember which, if there was any, word I choked on.
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: patrick83301 on July 13, 2006, 10:52:27 PM
Well that is good ever since highschool my spelling has improved greatly. :)
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: icarus on July 14, 2006, 07:36:55 AM
hates spelling. I always had a bad result on spelling/languages/grammer
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Yonkey on July 14, 2006, 08:01:25 AM
hates spelling. I always had a bad result on spelling/languages/grammer
Just in English or in Dutch too? ???
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: copycat on July 14, 2006, 03:16:23 PM
I was talking about Dutch spelling tests ofcourse. Probably had those in English too, and probably also did very well at those, but I have no distinct memory of that. ::)
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on July 15, 2006, 11:55:02 AM
I missed "jonquil." :P

I'd never heard of it before! They just put me in the spelling bee without giving me one of those study packets that everyone else got. :P I spelled it "gianquil." :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Yonkey on July 15, 2006, 11:57:41 AM
What the fopmuffin? ???  Is jonquil even English? >:(

I would have asked for another word. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on July 15, 2006, 12:18:56 PM
They had an entire category on words in Spanish though, so I don't think they cared. :P Also, I think that was a pretty bad move considering people who are native Spanish speakers/take Spanish have an unfair advantage against us Frenchies. :P They had like two French words, one of which being "bon-bon." XD
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: patrick83301 on July 15, 2006, 01:30:04 PM
Did they have to spell it b-o-n-dash-b-o-n? (Dash is saying dash not spelling it haha ;D)
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Yonkey on July 15, 2006, 04:23:12 PM
lol, I was wondering that myself.  If you forget to mention the hyphen, do they consider it incorrect?  Also, if you are having words from foreign languages, do you have to specify the accent on letters too? ???
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on July 16, 2006, 11:54:07 AM
I don't think they had many words with accents, and I don't think you had to specify them. I don't think they even went to the foreign language words in the school spelling bee, so I'd have to ask Nikki (2nd place in the state spelling bee! :D) I was 4th in the school, so despite the creepy words, I didn't think it was too hard. :P

EDIT: But seriously, jonquil! What kind of word is that? :P

Also EDIT: [Spanish junquilla, from the name Junquello, diminutive of junco, reed, from Latin iuncus.] Apparently it's that kind of word. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Yonkey on July 16, 2006, 01:23:52 PM
It means "reed"?  Hahah, why didn't they just ask for that word instead?! XD
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on July 16, 2006, 02:59:14 PM
It's a kind of daffodil. XD
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: copycat on July 23, 2006, 06:01:34 PM
Is jonquil even English? >:(
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jon·quil Pronunciation (jngkwl, jn-)
n.
A widely cultivated ornamental plant (Narcissus jonquilla) native chiefly to southern Europe, having long narrow leaves and short-tubed yellow flowers.
:scholar:
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Yonkey on July 23, 2006, 06:31:24 PM
I still think they could have just said Daffodil. XD
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Farquhar on July 23, 2006, 11:08:56 PM
I remember coming across that word once while reading to my kid sister. She asked me what a jonquil was, and I told her that I didn't know. She didn't believe me. XD
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: copycat on July 25, 2006, 06:23:29 PM
I still think they could have just said Daffodil. XD
That's a completely different flower:
Quote
daf·fo·dil Pronunciation (df-dl)
n.
1.
a. Any of various bulbous plants of the genus Narcissus, especially N. pseudonarcissus, having showy, usually yellow flowers with a trumpet-shaped central corona.
b. The flower of this plant.
2. A brilliant to vivid yellow.
:scholar: :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Delling on August 15, 2006, 10:10:06 PM
A phrase is a group of words that fulfills a single function as a single part of speech (though technically there are independent elements like the nominative absolute that don't have a "function.")

A clause is a group of words that contains a subject and a verb (or predicate rather).
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Delling on August 16, 2006, 10:41:02 AM
*clarification and correction*

*tries to resist*

*fails*

Thou=Direct pronoun
Thee=Objective case pronoun

Right? XD Yeah. Ok. "For" is a conjunction. It is not a preposition and not anything else that makes you use objective case. You would say "for I" if you were grammatically correct. :P

Now someone split this. I'm sorry. XD

IIRC, thou is the nominative or subjective case and thee is the objective case (with thy being the possessive). I think that maestro thought that "for" was acting as a preposition, and I think he was right. "For" is only a coordinating conjunction usually used to join independent clauses into compound sentences where the second sentence offers an explanation or clarification of the first. ("For" may be both a preposition and a conjunction though not at the same time: you cannot determine what part of speech a word is until you determine its function in the sentence.)
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Pacman928 on August 16, 2006, 01:05:47 PM
my brain hurts.:P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on August 16, 2006, 02:53:35 PM
Well, at least I had the thee and thou part right. :P

But yeah, he's right. XD Both my mom and I have problems with conjunctions and comparitive thingies in grammar, the former most likely causing the latter. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: copycat on August 16, 2006, 03:45:44 PM
But yeah, he's right. XD Both my mom and I have problems with conjunctions and comparitive thingies in grammar, the former most likely causing the latter. :P
And I have a problem with (remembering) grammar (rules), period. 8)
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Delling on August 17, 2006, 09:50:36 PM
I'm sorry.

Sorry, that last part isn't intended to be directed solely at you but rather moreso at these grammar threads in general.

The first part right after your quote was to you, but the paragraph as I stated and clarified was intended for these grammar threads. I was defending the project on the grounds that these things are either being dealt with or have been dealt with ("To deal with" something is English idiom: as the preposition "with" literally changes the meaning of the verb, it is an adverb and may come at the end of the sentence). ...Also, Yonkey, I saw the previous post about misspelling "than." :suffer:

I only defended it because I thought that justluke came off a little harsh.  ??? But if you don't want any defense or grammar lessons, I can go back to Haven. XD (I'd like to state again that I'm emoticon illiterate especially if I haven't already.)
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Yonkey on August 17, 2006, 09:58:20 PM
...Also, Yonkey, I saw the previous post about misspelling "than." :suffer:
Yeah, his missing comma really threw me off. XD  But, the rest of his post did show potential. :)

::)
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on August 25, 2006, 10:13:28 AM
Well, you also spell color with a u, so you don't count. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on August 25, 2006, 10:24:19 AM
–noun, adjective, verb (used with object), verb (used without object) Chiefly British

EDIT: And yes, in fact, I can. :suffer:
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on August 25, 2006, 10:40:56 AM
Would you? :D More Elde Englishe?? :D

 ::)
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on August 25, 2006, 10:55:05 AM
LOL

No, no... mods don't use their moderator abilities for personal reasons(as a rule XB). It's part of the unwrtten moderator code. ;-D
Awwww...:'( You sure I can't just change the name and scream the word "Gaoler" at random people? ;P

(Anyone who gets the historical reference gets extra points :P)
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Pacman928 on August 25, 2006, 11:42:57 AM
but if the q is removed, how can people say quiet?
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Jafar on August 25, 2006, 03:04:19 PM
"Shhh!"
 ;P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on August 25, 2006, 03:06:10 PM
"Kwiet," I assume. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Pacman928 on August 25, 2006, 10:27:48 PM
then youd still be using 2 letters to accomplish the same thing. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Delling on August 26, 2006, 10:27:39 AM
Yay! GRAMMAR and ORTHOGRAPHY!

You know Greek used to have a letter qoppa equivalent to q. They ditched it before the classical period and lost their u in put and oo in food sounds to sounds similar to the pronunciation of the ü in German which in Modern Greek has caused the upsilon, iota, and eta to be pronounced "i."

But, hey, why get rid of just Q? We could kill C while we're at it too and replace all  c's with s's and k's exsept in "ch" but that kan be approximated as "tsh." Then there's X to deal with... It kan be entirely tshanged into ks or z where applikable. We kan also eradikate vowel usage of y and even use diakritics for things like "hey": héj. Oh, and then there's silent E... we don't need that.

Aktuallí, the reasoning behind modern orthographí eksistans aris's from Latin (which never lost its q), Greek, and Frentsh. So, reallí, it's a matter of tradishon. Aktuallí, mei father resentlí sujested that all languajes be mád tu use the IPA, but I pointed out that usually it takes a conquest to accomplish the whole-sale destruction of traditional ethnical things such as orthography and language in general.

Really, though, reform of this area of English has been a topic of debate for quite a while, but the people who discuss it always overlook the inherent inertia of tradition.
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Oldbushie on August 26, 2006, 10:33:02 AM
Why not just go back to the Language of the Birds? XD

It's the origin of all languages according to Librarian: Quest For The Spear. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on August 26, 2006, 10:39:01 AM
*remembers something similar in the jokes thread* XD
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Delling on August 26, 2006, 11:10:43 AM
Why not just go back to the Language of the Birds? XD

It's the origin of all languages according to Librarian: Quest For The Spear. :P

BAC-CAW!
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Pacman928 on August 26, 2006, 11:42:00 AM
gorrilla!!

oooh oooh ahahahha eeeeeeooooh -oohaahhheahah!!
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on September 30, 2006, 10:29:11 PM
Ok, in the "Couple of Oddities" thread, many people were saying "less posts." It's FEWER, dang it! XD "Fewer posts," mkay? :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Pacman928 on October 01, 2006, 09:15:44 AM
its the dreaded "less vs. fewer"
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Delling on October 01, 2006, 09:32:35 AM
There's lots of pairs like this... the one that's been bothering me the most lately happens to be number vs. amount. I haven't seen this Couple of Oddities... *goes looking to critique the grammar*

EDIT: well, it was kind of dull... I only found one misused less with ctrl-F...


and...

Quote
*goes looking to critique the grammar*

  Auuuugh it's the grammer police!   Flee for the hills!  ;D
 

I'm not a member of the grammar police... officially... anyways...
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Petra Rocks on October 01, 2006, 09:35:22 AM
Quote
*goes looking to critique the grammar*

  Auuuugh it's the grammer police!   Flee for the hills!  ;D
 
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Pacman928 on October 01, 2006, 12:51:15 PM
i think kelsey and lollotte are the only active memebers of the grammar police. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on October 01, 2006, 05:23:57 PM
No. Deloria corrects people but isn't officially a member. Lollotte is the spelling police. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Pacman928 on October 03, 2006, 06:31:34 PM
mi applikashon fore the spllingue poleese was dekleyened.  eye dont now weye. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: racx_00 on October 07, 2006, 02:03:38 PM
It is PERFECTLY acceptable in American English!

and you can't send me to the grammar gaol for it. XB
I wish the British and Australians would start using jail rather than gaol. I agree with all other British spellings but gaol and goal are too similar. If I wasn't dyslexic I wouldn't have a problem with it.
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on October 07, 2006, 02:20:34 PM
*makes a citizen's arrest* "If I weren't..."
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: racx_00 on October 07, 2006, 02:23:12 PM
Gotta catch me first... :P

Anyway I'm sticking with "If I wasn't..." just feels right. XD
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on October 07, 2006, 05:52:28 PM
*catches* :P *wonders why it's always that rule that everyone disregards. :'(*

;P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Delling on October 07, 2006, 07:49:12 PM
Tristiter, mea amica, modus subiunctus Anglicani moritur.

Sadly, my friend, the subjunctive mood of English is dying.
Title: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on October 08, 2006, 05:29:39 PM
18. What puts the Jag in Jagiellon?
Oh, obviously, that was me. :P

*arrests* :P "That was I..."
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Pacman928 on October 08, 2006, 07:52:45 PM
*arrests deloria* me is the direct object , not the subject.  its supposed to be me. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Delling on October 08, 2006, 08:22:24 PM
The verb is is a linking verb: the pronoun me was acting as a predicate nominative which is a grammatical impossibility because me is an objective pronoun. The pronoun must be I (the nominative pronoun) to fulfill the case requirements of the function.
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: racx_00 on October 08, 2006, 08:23:25 PM
*arrests deloria* me is the direct object , not the subject.  its supposed to be me. :P
OMG that sounds good... *bows down to Pac* XD
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Jafar on October 08, 2006, 11:37:43 PM
Pacman's giving grammar lessons!?

WORLDS ARE COLLIDING! :o

*hides the closet* :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: copycat on November 08, 2006, 06:20:09 PM
Pacman's giving grammar lessons!?
He's been spending far too much time near Rosella. ::)
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on November 09, 2006, 04:05:48 PM
There's no such thing. :P

EDIT: And what's with everyone calling me Rosella all of the sudden? XD
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: racx_00 on November 10, 2006, 07:34:18 AM
I'm a good little boy, I call you Kelsey! :D :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Pacman928 on November 10, 2006, 05:27:13 PM
kelsey, whos right?  :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Delling on November 10, 2006, 05:43:19 PM
...and here I thought my comment had passed completely unnoticed...  ::)
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Pacman928 on November 11, 2006, 03:41:33 PM
kelseys the head of police. ;P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on November 14, 2006, 02:49:03 AM
Yeah, Deloria and Delling are correct. Most forms of "to be" are linking verbs. XD

Note: Out of all of the things I like about grammar, you can't find that particular rule. :P

Also note: And yes, I know that doesn't excuse me from following it. XD

Also also note: But gah! It's hard when my internal grammar sensors don't go off. :P

That reminds me, has anyone heard of the book Eats, Shoots and Leaves? XD
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Delling on November 14, 2006, 07:16:30 AM
Yep, my parents have a nasty habit of popping it into any grammar related conversation.  :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on November 14, 2006, 04:25:07 PM
I've read the first couple chapters and I'm in love with this book. XD
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on November 19, 2006, 02:55:14 AM
OMGWTFopmuffin?  That was you crying purple IceWeasal tears, not me! XD

:P
"Not I." :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on November 19, 2006, 09:43:09 AM
You know, I've decided that French is altogether easier for "not me"/"not I" grammatical...stuff... XD

Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on November 19, 2006, 09:44:36 AM
You know, I've decided that French is altogether easier for "not me"/"not I" grammatical...stuff... XD


XD It is. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Pacman928 on November 19, 2006, 01:03:52 PM
*is bored* i aint gots none of that money here.
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Delling on November 19, 2006, 01:10:58 PM
*is bored* i aint gots none of that money here.
I do not have any money here.
*fixed*
*sighs in relief*

Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Delling on November 19, 2006, 01:40:48 PM
That usage would still mandate "I do not have any of that money here."

It certainly does not require the use of a double negative. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on November 19, 2006, 02:40:12 PM
XD *gets ready to reprimand anyone who uses incorrect grammar purposefully* :P ::)
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on November 19, 2006, 02:47:02 PM
He made it coherant. :D
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Delling on November 19, 2006, 03:09:07 PM
I didn't really "translate" it ::): I corrected it.

I originally left out the "that" because I've known people to use the demonstratives as replacements for the definite article.  :P

If there'd been context with the sentence, it would have been clear whether or not the demonstrative was a spurious article or a genuine demonstrative.

...*trails off on various tangents*...
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: racx_00 on November 19, 2006, 03:30:25 PM
No I ain't got none of that money round here. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on November 19, 2006, 03:32:15 PM
"No, I don't have any of that money around here" :evil: *attempts berating but discovers she's both too tired and lazy to waste the effort* :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: racx_00 on November 19, 2006, 03:34:45 PM
Well I ain't got no problem wif that aye. But ya be correctin it all wrong fo sho'. XD
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on November 19, 2006, 03:36:32 PM
"Well, I don't have a problem with that, but you're surely correcting it wrongly."
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Delling on November 19, 2006, 03:38:27 PM
*was beaten to correcting racx*
XD
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on November 20, 2006, 09:07:22 AM
XD Sorry, I'll let you do the next few. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Pacman928 on November 20, 2006, 03:07:42 PM
*is bored* i aint gots none of that money here.
I do not have any money here.
*fixed*
*sighs in relief*
Well I ain't got no problem wif that aye. But ya be correctin it all wrong fo sho'. XD
"No, I don't have any of that money around here" :evil: *attempts berating but discovers she's both too tired and lazy to waste the effort* :P
Well I ain't got no problem wif that aye. But ya be correctin it all wrong fo sho'. XD
fo shizzle.  dat two not is da plus.  yous homies went all downtown on wes.  yous made dos two not into one not.  fo shizzle dizzle.
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Yonkey on November 20, 2006, 03:32:33 PM
fo shizzle.  dat two not is da plus.  yous homies went all downtown on wes.  yous made dos two not into one not.  fo shizzle dizzle.
*translates*
I concurr.  Two wrongs make a right.  The Del*'s overreacted.  You corrected my mistake.  Thank you, dizzle (a.k.a. Delling).</translation>

XD
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on November 22, 2006, 11:33:02 AM
I get a new nickname? :D

*sincerely hopes another nickname poll isn't made* ::)
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Delling on November 22, 2006, 11:39:24 AM
*head spins every time he reads the post*  :stars:
 
When met with such extreme abuse of diction and grammar, I can never decide what to fix first.

*doesn't want dizzle as a new nickname*  :no:
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on November 22, 2006, 11:41:00 AM
Nevermind fixing, I can't even understand what it is they're trying to say. :P *Decides this one's up to Delling*
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Yonkey on November 22, 2006, 01:32:10 PM
LOL!  Well, I don't know if those are actually nicknames or what, I was just translating. XD
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Pacman928 on November 22, 2006, 03:32:20 PM
ahem.  i aid that you made two wrongs into one wrong.  i was saying a double negative, but in your translation, you made it a single negative, the opposite.

and dizzle is a substitue for any word staring with "d".  i meant dudes or dem.
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Yonkey on November 22, 2006, 07:29:21 PM
Ahh... I think I mixed up "not is" with "is not".  :!Oops:

Delling & Deloria both start with "d" though. XD
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Pacman928 on November 23, 2006, 08:58:18 PM
true dat foo. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: racx_00 on November 23, 2006, 10:19:45 PM
Fo sho' brudda.
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Yonkey on November 24, 2006, 09:01:37 AM
*has a feeling the convicts broke out of Grammar Jail.  Fo' shizzle*

XD

Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on November 24, 2006, 09:15:52 AM
Someone save me from these lunatics! :P *is scared enough to stop frequenting this thread* ::)
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Jafar on November 24, 2006, 03:14:44 PM
How are you Grammar Officers? All your escape are belong to us. You are on the way to annoyance. You have no chance to conjugate, make your sentence. Ha ha ha ha...
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on November 24, 2006, 03:25:06 PM
...

:'(
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Jafar on November 24, 2006, 03:34:42 PM
...Kelsey! Prepare the ZIG patrol ships!
You know what to do.
Launch the ZIGs!
For proper grammar!
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Pacman928 on November 25, 2006, 12:17:44 PM
ZIG?

dem dare.  dey aint gots none of dat bad gremmer.  dey be all xizzle nerds.  cuz us in da hood be all "waz crakin home slices wit a side o bakon, dizzle?" an dey be all "wha?!" fa sho
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on November 25, 2006, 04:07:08 PM
*has been scared out of this thread* :o :-[
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Yonkey on November 25, 2006, 05:28:12 PM
*has been scared out of this thread* :o :-[
I thought that said *has been scarred for life* for a sec. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on November 25, 2006, 08:30:20 PM
*has been scarred for life* XP
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: racx_00 on November 26, 2006, 03:49:01 AM
ZIG?

dem dare.  dey aint gots none of dat bad gremmer.  dey be all xizzle nerds.  cuz us in da hood be all "waz crakin home slices wit a side o bakon, dizzle?" an dey be all "wha?!" fa sho
Dat be sum serious shizzle brudda! Yo fo real pizzleman!
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on November 26, 2006, 09:38:13 AM
*has been scared out of this thread* :o :-[
I thought that said *has been scarred for life* for a sec. :P
That already happens each time the Perv Thread is revived. ::)
Title: Grammar Jail
Post by: icarus on December 03, 2006, 02:58:00 PM
Alright, I'm going to be extremely picky for the sake of it and correct the grammar in the question. :P "Which continent is it from which you are?" :P Despite the fact that it sounds nothing short of absurd. ::)
Arth thou going to correct all tha misspelled grammer at the forum milady?
Title: Grammar Jail
Post by: Yonkey on December 03, 2006, 04:58:14 PM
She's not that insane... yet. XD
Title: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on December 03, 2006, 06:14:48 PM
You can't misspell grammar...that would be a spelling error... :P
Title: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on December 06, 2006, 07:03:35 AM
She's not that insane... yet. XD
:o I'm not? :D *evily plots to correct all the grammar mistakes in the archives and link to them in the grammar gaol thread and correct them there* ::) :sneaky:

Alright, I'm going to be extremely picky for the sake of it and correct the grammar in the question. :P "Which continent is it from which you are?" :P Despite the fact that it sounds nothing short of absurd. ::)
Arth thou going to correct all tha misspelled grammer at the forum milady?
If I'm bored and Petra Rocks isn't around to spam, yes. :D
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: copycat on December 06, 2006, 03:24:55 PM
 :o :-\ :-X :P ::)
*is carted for life* :D
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Pacman928 on December 06, 2006, 04:31:39 PM
ZIG?

dem dare.  dey aint gots none of dat bad gremmer.  dey be all xizzle nerds.  cuz us in da hood be all "waz crakin home slices wit a side o bakon, dizzle?" an dey be all "wha?!" fa sho
Dat be sum serious shizzle brudda! Yo fo real pizzleman!

youz be off da chain to home butta bizkut. fa shizzle. 
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on December 07, 2006, 02:40:21 PM
Anyone feel like interpreting that? :-\
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Delling on December 07, 2006, 03:17:51 PM
...not particularly... *has given up*

at least, they're already confined to the grammar jail.  ::)
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on December 07, 2006, 03:22:13 PM
True. :P *locks them all up* ::)
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Pacman928 on December 07, 2006, 06:37:58 PM
u knowz, we allready b in dat joint.  but wit out wes two, yous guysd be outta business
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on December 08, 2006, 12:30:57 AM
*LOCKS THEM UP AND THROWS AWAY THE KEY* :evil:
Title: Grammar Gaol
Post by: Deloria on December 09, 2006, 04:05:38 PM
Yeah, that was me. :P
Psst. ;) "That was I."

im sorry. :'(  your not dumb.
"You're." ;)

that sound like me and my friends whenever we played crystal chronicles.
"My friends and me." ;)
Title: Grammar Gaol
Post by: Deloria on December 09, 2006, 04:17:22 PM
But that would involve quadruple posting and chances are, my posts would just get merged and the old ones deleted  :-\ so it wouldn't do much for my post count, which is half the reason I correct people to begin with. :P

If that won't happen, I'll be more than happy to, though. :)
Title: Grammar Gaol
Post by: Deloria on December 10, 2006, 07:18:28 AM
I know I've done it time and time again myself, but it recently started bothering me so I'm going to start reprimanding anyone who ends their sentances with prepositions.

And "Do as I." might work better than "Do like me." :P

You say this to a person(and forum) that uses words like teh and adds s to plural words? There isn't any sport in shooting a sitting duck. ;)
I'm correcting grammar for the sake of doing so and my post count. :P More the latter than the former, though. At least "teh" is done on purpose whereas you might really not have known that it shouldn't have been "like me". ;)
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Pacman928 on December 10, 2006, 10:14:39 AM
why it be"dat be I" not "dat be me"

*questions delorias judgement on "that was i" ruling*
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Delling on December 10, 2006, 10:33:33 AM
Would you say "I was that" or "me was that"?

The point is that if you want to know if you're using the correct pronoun for your predicate nominative, try using it as the subject.
Title: Re: Grammar Gaol
Post by: Deloria on December 10, 2006, 10:43:05 AM
You're not helping your case any, you know that? :P

Words of advice: if you wouldn't post it if the forum lacked post counts, odds are you shouldn't post it(this also helps keeping you off Spamwatch). :P
First of all, if you want me to stop posting, you should say so outright and not "subtly" hint at it.

Then, who's to say I would stop posting if the forum lacked post counts? I'd probably merely correct grammar far less than I do now.
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Say on December 11, 2006, 12:25:57 PM
Kids play nice, now!

I am positive Anna will keep this in mind, and if it becomes such a hassle, everyone is aware of SpamWatch, so no need to make a big deal out of it :P.

Thank you Anna for keeping English right (to be honest I do *hate* typos myself as well!) I appreciate the love and consideration you guys put into this forum, either for the sake of just posting or because you want to write down a lengthy letter about cookies. And thank you Dan for keeping the forums organized, I do know I give you guys a hard time with your work sometimes and I am glad you do it after all :P

So, I believe it would be a lot easier for Anna to just copy paste all the things you want to correct into a window (with quotes tags and all) write down the post over a little text window or something and then just copy paste it in this thread, rather than reply on every single thread (well I think it would be easier). Either way, if it is not possible and mods seem to be unable to keep up with it feel free to just adapt SpamWatch as convenient. No biggie there, I believe :)



Now, you all may continue with the grammar discussion :P


I have such a noob question myself btw and I would like to figure it out, when I grew up with ESL I picked up the famous "me" mistake instead of using "I". Just when I was being trained as a business coach, I took the time to read about grammar and such even though it wasn't my own field.

I just wonder why something like "Not me" should be like "Not I", is it because a verb is supposed to modify it?


Does anyone here speak french btw? I wish I had continued learning it when I could. Even though it is almost impossible to catch on for newbies like me :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Pacman928 on December 11, 2006, 01:45:04 PM
hablo espanol.
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on December 11, 2006, 02:23:49 PM
I found the grammar page Aviv and I were discussing ages ago where it tellls about I/me/myself mistakes. :) I've certainly found it helpful (as is the whole site ;D), so here's the link if anyone's interested. :)
http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/myself.html

And I'll do that, Say. :)
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Pacman928 on December 11, 2006, 07:58:26 PM
does me gots to stop chattin like dis?
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Say on December 11, 2006, 11:09:52 PM
I found the grammar page Aviv and I were discussing ages ago where it tellls about I/me/myself mistakes. :) I've certainly found it helpful (as is the whole site ;D), so here's the link if anyone's interested. :)
http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/myself.html

And I'll do that, Say. :)

Thanks, that's why you rock <3
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: racx_00 on December 12, 2006, 07:58:26 PM
Does anyone here speak french btw? I wish I had continued learning it when I could. Even though it is almost impossible to catch on for newbies like me :P
Kelsey does! :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Shades2585 on December 13, 2006, 05:56:19 AM
I think Delling does as well as so might Deloria.
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on December 14, 2006, 11:58:24 AM
Woot. ;D This thread is stickied!! ;D

::) :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Yonkey on December 14, 2006, 02:30:13 PM
LOL How did that happen?? :o

*unstickies* :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on December 14, 2006, 02:31:07 PM
LOL How did that happen?? :o

*unstickies* :P
XD But, but, don't you think it deserves to be stickied? :'(

::) :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Yonkey on December 14, 2006, 02:36:10 PM
Nah... it would attract too many grammar ex-cons. ;-D
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on December 14, 2006, 02:37:56 PM
XD *sadly waves good-bye to this thread's stickyness and hopes it won't fall into disuse and wind up getting archived :-[*
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Yonkey on December 14, 2006, 02:40:10 PM
I doubt it will.  There are plenty of grammar mistakes to be made in the future. ;P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on December 14, 2006, 02:45:48 PM
*starts going through her posts and correcting her grammar mistakes in unlocked threads* :P

EDIT: This is an extremely daunting task. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Pacman928 on December 14, 2006, 06:18:18 PM
why isnt grammar spelled grammer?
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Yonkey on December 14, 2006, 07:47:50 PM
Ask the dictionary. ;P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on December 16, 2006, 02:45:58 AM
Currently, the only mods/admins there are Rafael and me, so that's a good thing. We'd go out of our minds with that many members. XD

This is just the start of some major changes... next big change happens in under a week. ;-D
"Currently, Rafael and I are the only mods/admins there" or "Currently, the only mods/admins there are Rafael and I". :scholar:
Title: Grammar Jail
Post by: Elessar on December 18, 2006, 03:48:26 PM
Arth thou going to correct all tha misspelled grammer at the forum milady?
You can't misspell grammar...that would be a spelling error... :P

But didn't Icarus just mispell "grammar"?  ;-D
Title: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on December 20, 2006, 06:34:24 AM
He DID misspell grammar, but it wasn't a grammar mistake. XD
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on December 20, 2006, 10:51:42 AM
LOL, how did it get into the weekly poll's section? :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Pacman928 on December 20, 2006, 06:03:21 PM
those mods are at it agian!! :P
Title: Re: Another New Word Association Game
Post by: Rosella on March 01, 2007, 06:40:08 PM
To get married is certainly not a reflexive verb in English though. :P
Title: Re: Another New Word Association Game
Post by: Delling on March 01, 2007, 07:09:13 PM
I didn't look at the previous words... se marier, oui oui
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: icarus on March 10, 2007, 03:43:36 AM
Hides himself for the grammer police since grammer and language is way to difficult for me. even my language I speak daily.
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on March 10, 2007, 05:42:13 AM
*grants all her peers a royal pardon, even should they not need it* :D
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: racx_00 on March 10, 2007, 06:10:22 AM
*grants all her peers a royal pardon, even should they not need it* :D
I think that is unfair unless the courtesy is extended to every forumer.
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: copycat on March 11, 2007, 04:23:41 PM
*grants all her peers a royal pardon, even should they not need it* :D
I think that is unfair unless the courtesy is extended to every forumer.
My queen has no authority over every forumer, therefore should she attempt such thing it would be illegal. :scholar:

To get married is certainly not a reflexive verb in English though. :P
*mind boggles at the word 'reflexive' :stars:*
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on March 11, 2007, 05:32:42 PM
Rückbezüglich if the German word sounds anything like the Dutch one.
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Pacman928 on March 11, 2007, 08:44:03 PM
me no wanting a pardon!!
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: copycat on March 13, 2007, 04:45:27 PM
Rückbezüglich if the German word sounds anything like the Dutch one.
We didn't 'loan' that particular word from the German. However, If I translate the different parts of the word literally into Dutch, I think I can make it into what I though it means when I translated it from English. My mind didn't boggle because I couldn't translate it or anything. It boggles because I lack any knowledge of grammar-terms. Sure, I can use grammar rules when I type or talk, but ask me about what term a word is, I wouldn't know, not even in Dutch all the time. :-\
Title: Re: Even More Conversing Uselessly
Post by: tessspoon on April 19, 2007, 10:13:12 PM
Here's a random question: What's the proper way to make my name possessive? I've always done it Tess's, and my mom Tess'. And I noticed Cat did it Tess', and Kelsey Tess's. ??? Or is there even one?
Title: Re: Even More Conversing Uselessly
Post by: racx_00 on April 19, 2007, 10:25:47 PM
It's upto the individual if they prefer using Tess' or Tess's. That's if I remember correctly from primary school. XD
Title: Re: Even More Conversing Uselessly
Post by: Rosella on April 19, 2007, 10:26:32 PM
I believe, but I'm not sure, that you use just an apostrophe on the end of common nouns ("the cats' beds,") but you use an apostrophe and an s for proper nouns (like, say "Tess's post," for example. XP) I think it's because people are used to the word "cats" because it has an s on it and it's possessive, and it doesn't occur to people that there should actually be 2 s sounds for plural and possessive. There is no plural for of "Tess," so you need the extra s sound for it to sound normal.
Title: Re: Even More Conversing Uselessly
Post by: racx_00 on April 19, 2007, 10:28:51 PM
Smart... or should I just steal Bob's line?

Bright little genie! XD
Title: Re: Even More Conversing Uselessly
Post by: tessspoon on April 19, 2007, 10:38:09 PM
Makes sense. :yes: Thanks, now I can tell my mom she's most likely technically been doing it wrong all these years. ::)
Title: Re: Even More Conversing Uselessly
Post by: koko_99_2001 on April 20, 2007, 05:20:21 AM
Well, I've always done it like "Tess'" because I was taught that if a word ended with an "s" and you were going to make it possessive, you just add an apostrophe. I'm going to have to look into English rules :P

Ok, this (http://grammar.uoregon.edu/case/possnouns.html) is from the University of Oregon:
"If a singular proper noun ends in s, add an apostrophe.
    * Chris' exam scores were higher than any other students."
Title: Re: Even More Conversing Uselessly
Post by: Yonkey on April 20, 2007, 08:37:48 AM
Well, I've always done it like "Tess'" because I was taught that if a word ended with an "s" and you were going to make it possessive, you just add an apostrophe.
That's how I was taught it too.  The first time I've ever seen it was on the word: Thomas'. :P
Title: Re: Even More Conversing Uselessly
Post by: restamper on April 20, 2007, 05:29:57 PM
*brain explodes from grammar talk*  :stars:
Title: Re: Even More Conversing Uselessly
Post by: Jafar on April 20, 2007, 07:04:53 PM
A cheetah has claws at the end of his paws, while a comma is a pause at the end of a clause! Ha-ha! A little grammar humor there. :P
Title: Re: Even More Conversing Uselessly
Post by: tessspoon on April 20, 2007, 10:10:04 PM
Makes sense. :yes: Thanks, now I can tell my mom she's most likely technically been doing it wrong all these years. ::)
Aww, dang it. She was right all along. XD *plans to use Tess's anyway* :P

There are a lot more possessive rules than I knew. :P

Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on April 21, 2007, 06:40:02 PM
:'( :'( Something I just noticed while browsing these forums was the amount of people who were misusing the conditional cases...it's terrible. :(
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: koko_99_2001 on April 21, 2007, 08:30:47 PM
conditional cases?
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Delling on April 21, 2007, 10:54:45 PM
Well, it is touchy (for me at least) what to call them, but I guess that she means English's usage of should and would. In American English, the way we differentiate the usages of should and would is neither as strict nor as precise as British English usage.

As to whether or not they ought to be called "cases," I'm afraid I must say no. Cases are generally concerned with the functions of nouns. Technically, should/would constructions belong to certain of various moods. The most commonly recognized (but certainly not the only one) is the conditional mood.
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on April 22, 2007, 04:44:05 AM
Yes, forgive me, I should have called them conditionals. :-\ But no, I meant more in the way of if...were.
Title: Re: Even More Conversing Uselessly
Post by: hercrabbiness on April 22, 2007, 07:35:01 PM
Whoa, freaky... this enitre weekend I've been working on a 7+ page paper on the phrase structure rules concerning the possessive marker "'s," and now there's a thread about it here! :o Ah, syntax...
Title: Re: Even More Conversing Uselessly
Post by: Pacman928 on April 24, 2007, 08:18:00 PM
i heard they changed it so all posessives were 's
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: tessspoon on April 24, 2007, 09:10:00 PM
From what I've seen looking it up, it depends on how awkward it is to put the 's on the end, in which case names like Tess's or Jones's have it but others are considered exceptions. But maybe it just depends on what source you're following.
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: koko_99_2001 on April 25, 2007, 05:26:17 AM
Well, I was taught that proper nouns ending in "s" do not have the 's, so I'm following that rule *firm nod* :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: racx_00 on April 25, 2007, 09:46:56 AM
I was taught it didn't really matter, so I'll go with the way I usually do it.
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: tessspoon on April 25, 2007, 10:03:06 AM
I was taught it didn't really matter, so I'll go with the way I usually do it.
Which is what? :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: racx_00 on April 25, 2007, 10:21:55 AM
I think it looks stupid having the apostrophe and s so I usually go with just the apostrophe, ie. Tess'. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: PirateKingChris on April 25, 2007, 10:31:39 AM
I was told by many teachers I was doing it wrong when I wrote it "Chris's" so I've been writing it " Chris' " since high school.
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: copycat on April 26, 2007, 07:01:07 PM
Smart... or should I just steal Bob's line?

Bright little genie! XD
She's my bright little genie! Stay away! ::)

I was taught it didn't really matter, so I'll go with the way I usually do it.
I don't remember what I was taught, so I'll just go with what my gut tells me at the time. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: PirateKingChris on April 26, 2007, 08:10:04 PM
Someone make this a poll.... :suffer:
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: racx_00 on April 27, 2007, 12:12:21 AM
She's my bright little genie! Stay away! ::)
She's my bright little genie sister. :P

Bah, I hate putting "my" there, it sounds so possessive.
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: copycat on April 29, 2007, 04:08:52 PM
Bah, I hate putting "my" there, it sounds so possessive.
I'm an extremely possessive person. ::) :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: racx_00 on April 29, 2007, 10:25:14 PM
I'm an extremely possessive person. ::) :P
Just gotta make sure you have the type of girl that likes a possessive guy. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: copycat on April 30, 2007, 05:43:55 PM
Just gotta make sure you have the type of girl that likes a possessive guy. :P
Of course, I'm entitled to be possessive about my TSL grandchild. After all, where else could that kind of geniality come from?
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: racx_00 on May 01, 2007, 04:28:23 AM
Of course, I'm entitled to be possessive about my TSL grandchild. After all, where else could that kind of geniality come from?
You tell me. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: copycat on May 01, 2007, 05:49:21 PM
You tell me. :P
I just did. ;D
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: racx_00 on May 03, 2007, 08:18:38 AM
Then why ask? ::)
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Delling on May 11, 2007, 01:28:56 PM
*turning to the right and returning to something a bit more grammatical*

Yes, forgive me, I should have called them conditionals. :-\ But no, I meant more in the way of if...were.

Ah, you mean the sadly, painfully dying English subjunctive mood, that grammatical artifact on life support in the ICU of English. Not conditionals.

There is a distinct difference between the two... well, not really... the one sort of emerges out of the other (conditionals, I suspect, emerge from past forms that did double duty as subjunctives for shall and will, namely should and would (in a manner similar to were and had for to be and to have)).

Anyway, it is important to remember that there are classes of uncertainty recognized by grammar which require the indicative even in English and then there are classes of uncertainty which demand the subjunctive (though they have very little chance of getting it these days).
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: copycat on June 20, 2007, 02:48:42 PM
Then why ask? ::)
That's what's called a 'rhetorical question'. :scholar:
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on June 20, 2007, 02:55:02 PM
On a random note, I now hate tautology. ;P

Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: PirateKingChris on June 20, 2007, 03:08:13 PM
How could you possibly hate "use of redundant language that adds no information"? :P (thanks wiki)
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on December 09, 2008, 09:11:13 AM
XD XD

Because it's random bolstering of the sentence, just for the sake of adding words (to make it sound more impressive)? ;P

(Posted on: 21 June 2007, 16:16:46)


Due to the fact that no one seems to realise that English has a subjunctive mood, I am reviving this thread. ;P

*sighs*

Lesson 1:

The subjunctive mood can be used for hypothetical occurrences in the past. Let's start with those.

"I wish I/you/he/she/it/we/you/they had been..." You can also use any other verb instead of "to be", but it has to be in the pluperfect tense. The predicate in a clause following the one above this will often be "would have".

(Note: Because this seems to be a foreign concept, I'm not even going to go into the other functions of the subjunctive mood. :P)

When talking about hypothetical occurrences in the present tense,  we use "were" regardless of person. Please, please remember this. XD

"I wish I/you/he/she/it/we/you/they were..."
"If it were..."

I'm not going to cover the future subjunctive in this post because I have finals. :stabs:
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: tessspoon on December 09, 2008, 09:17:58 AM
Reading that makes my head hurt. :P XD

Good luck on your finals. :)
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on December 09, 2008, 09:18:49 AM
Thanks. XD

I might just be taking stress out on the forum. XD
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Yonkey on December 09, 2008, 07:25:07 PM
Thanks for the lesson Deloria, but unfortunately you're also under arrest:
I can has kitty?

XD
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: atec123 on December 09, 2008, 07:27:14 PM
I'm prabably under arrest a lot, my grammar really sucks!!
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Delling on December 09, 2008, 07:38:45 PM
Thanks for the lesson Deloria, but unfortunately you're also under arrest:
I can has kitty?

XD
For the sake of cuteness, lolspeak is justifiable grammaticide... just like mashing a Greek stem together with a Latin one. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: snabbott on December 09, 2008, 07:56:42 PM
I generally consider bad grammar that is used deliberately for the sake of humor to be acceptable.  ;D
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: atec123 on December 09, 2008, 08:21:52 PM
What about All your base are belong to us??
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Yonkey on December 09, 2008, 09:33:47 PM
What about All your base are belong to us??
I don't think the poor grammar in that game was deliberate. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on December 09, 2008, 09:49:03 PM
I have to agree with Deloria on this. :P My French class was learning the subjunctive and had to translate to English. Everyone was like "It is important that he does the laundry" and it made me cringe every time. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: atec123 on December 10, 2008, 05:55:40 AM
What about All your base are belong to us??
I don't think the poor grammar in that game was deliberate. :P
Yeah, I think it's a bad Japanese translation.
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on December 10, 2008, 07:00:38 AM
I have to agree with Deloria on this. :P My French class was learning the subjunctive and had to translate to English. Everyone was like "It is important that he does the laundry" and it made me cringe every time. :P
XD Thank you. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: PirateKingChris on December 10, 2008, 03:09:12 PM
What about All your base are belong to us??
I don't think the poor grammar in that game was deliberate. :P
Yeah, I think it's a bad Japanese translation.
Still, really funny though  XD
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on December 10, 2008, 11:02:47 PM
The future subjunctive is composed by using were + infinitive.

"If I were to go....then I would/could..."


So it's fairly basic if you can do the others. :P

Lesson II:

Personal pronouns


I: Nominative. Used as a subject. Please no "They saw him and I." That's simply ridiculous. :P The correct pronoun in that sentence should be "me". "To be" requires nominative  (I), but all other verbs require the oblique case.

ME: Oblique. Used as an object.

MYSELF: Myself is reflexive. If you used "I" earlier in the sentence, it would be acceptable to use "myself". Otherwise never. :P The paper was not signed by her and myself, but by her and me. :P

I hope this is somewhat helpful. :)
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Rosella on December 11, 2008, 03:44:05 AM
The "myself" thing is something even people I respect do, and it makes me sad. :P

The object of a preposition is always the oblique. You cannot say "It caused a rift between he and I." "Between" is a preposition, therefore you would say "between him and me."

The proper way to say that the person on the phone is indeed speaking to the person they requested is "This is she," because "is" requires the nominative case, like Deloria said. :P

Never use "myself" to sound important. :P Typically, you would need to put "me" where you'd put "myself," but I've heard of some very grating examples where "Myself and Donna will be answering any questions."

EDIT: Also, lolspeak is entirely acceptable because it is adorable.
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on December 11, 2008, 07:40:56 AM
I once heard that temporal prepositions can require the nominative case, but haven't found this anywhere else. :-\
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Elessar on December 11, 2008, 10:36:29 AM
I'm prabably under arrest a lot, my grammar really sucks!!
Not to mention spelling... ::)

The "myself" thing is something even people I respect do, and it makes me sad. :P

Never use "myself" to sound important. :P Typically, you would need to put "me" where you'd put "myself," but I've heard of some very grating examples where "Myself and Donna will be answering any questions."

The worst is when thay say "Come talk to myself".

I can talk to myself, and you can talk to yourself, but I can't talk to yourself!

It bugs me to no end... :wall:
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Deloria on December 11, 2008, 10:37:38 AM
I'm prabably under arrest a lot, my grammar really sucks!!
Not to mention spelling... ::)

The "myself" thing is something even people I respect do, and it makes me sad. :P

Never use "myself" to sound important. :P Typically, you would need to put "me" where you'd put "myself," but I've heard of some very grating examples where "Myself and Donna will be answering any questions."

The worst is when thay say "Come talk to myself".

I can talk to myself, and you can talk to yourself, but I can't talk to yourself!

It bugs me to no end... :wall:
XD XD I've actually never heard that. :P
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: atec123 on December 11, 2008, 11:16:01 AM
I'm prabably under arrest a lot, my grammar really sucks!!
Not to mention spelling... ::)
OOPS!  hehe ;D
Title: Re: Grammar Jail
Post by: Delling on December 11, 2008, 11:42:08 AM
The "myself" thing is something even people I respect do, and it makes me sad. :P

Never use "myself" to sound important. :P Typically, you would need to put "me" where you'd put "myself," but I've heard of some very grating examples where "Myself and Donna will be answering any questions."

The worst is when thay say "Come talk to myself".

I can talk to myself, and you can talk to yourself, but I can't talk to yourself!

It bugs me to no end... :wall:
Ugh... that's terrible... *cringes*