Militant Grammarians of Massachusetts

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Re: Millitant Grammarians of Massachusetts

Post by penelec » Wed Dec 22, 2004 4:45 pm

Nauseous vs. nauseated.

Farther and further.

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Re: Millitant Grammarians of Massachusetts

Post by Karlos the Jackal » Thu Dec 23, 2004 5:18 am

"Baited" breath. ARGH BAITED?! WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU'RE SAYING?

Use of quote marks for emphasis, like the sign at the local Denny's: "GREAT" JOBS HERE!

Using "would of" rather than "would have."

And I've always wanted to say to someone, "actually, it's TENTERhooks" but somehow that's never come up.

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Re: Millitant Grammarians of Massachusetts

Post by awolski » Thu Dec 23, 2004 7:26 am

Does verbal grammar count? I have a friend that says "Gunoo" when he means "Going to". "I'm gunoo go to that show".

With the Denny's thing, I think that's just truth in advertising. Whenever someone says they are offering a "GREAT" job, you gotta wonder.

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Re: Millitant Grammarians of Massachusetts

Post by kcrusher » Thu Dec 23, 2004 10:03 am

affect/effect is one i see often.

lose/loose - hilarious!
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Re: Millitant Grammarians of Massachusetts

Post by andyg666 » Thu Dec 23, 2004 11:21 am

Katapult wrote:How about then vs. than? I know the difference myself, but to give the english teacher explanation is beyond me.
ok first of all, your signature--"our's go to 11" OUR'S?? what's the apostrophe for?!?!?!?

YOU DIE!!! :ar15: Katapult


Anyway...

Then = At that time. "We were still in Las Vegas then."
Than = Used after a comparative adjective or adverb to introduce the second element or clause of an unequal comparison. "I won more money than you when we were in Las Vegas."

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Re: Millitant Grammarians of Massachusetts

Post by andyg666 » Thu Dec 23, 2004 11:37 am

Affect - To have an influence on or effect a change in. "Inflation affects the buying power of the dollar."
Effect - Something brought about by a cause or agent; a result. "The beer i drank had an intoxicating effect."

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Re: Millitant Grammarians of Massachusetts

Post by Karlos the Jackal » Thu Dec 23, 2004 1:54 pm

awolski wrote:With the Denny's thing, I think that's just truth in advertising. Whenever someone says they are offering a "GREAT" job, you gotta wonder.
You have a point.

In other-but-related news, there's a Hostess outlet here in town that used to have a sign on the side of the building that said WEDNESDAY "BARGIN" DAY. To save my sanity, I had to assume that the quote marks were meant to denote that they were aware that they spelled "bargain" wrong.

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Re: Millitant Grammarians of Massachusetts

Post by Cappy*tan » Thu Dec 23, 2004 2:31 pm

Ummm...militant only has one "l."

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Re: Militant Grammarians of Massachusetts

Post by andyg666 » Thu Dec 23, 2004 2:39 pm

Cappy*tan wrote:Ummm...militant only has one "l."
you're right, and it's only fair...

I DIE!!!!!!!!! :ar15: <img src="http://www.porkfriedrecords.com/images/milo1.jpg">

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Re: Militant Grammarians of Massachusetts

Post by Cappy*tan » Thu Dec 23, 2004 2:44 pm

:rofl: I've noticed that the first time I saw this topic. Didn't want to be the one to have to break it to you. :D

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Re: Militant Grammarians of Massachusetts

Post by Cappy*tan » Thu Dec 23, 2004 2:45 pm

"I've" noticed that????? :ar15: Cappy*tan

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Re: Militant Grammarians of Massachusetts

Post by andyg666 » Thu Dec 23, 2004 3:03 pm

"I have noticed that..."
or
"I noticed that..."

either is perfectly acceptable. well, not in the context of your sentence... but... oh well, you already took care of the gunning-you-down duties, so i guess i'm off the hook...

;-)

y'all know this is totally a farcical thing, right? i've never actually harmed anyone for making grammar mistakes. well... that one grocery store manager for putting "10 items or less" instead of "10 items or fewer" on the express lane...

has anyone else actually read Infinite Jest? It's like 1100 pages, but totally worth it.

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Re: Millitant Grammarians of Massachusetts

Post by kcrusher » Thu Dec 23, 2004 6:13 pm

Cappy*tan wrote:Ummm...militant only has one "l."
I thought that was part of the joke...!
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Re: Millitant Grammarians of Massachusetts

Post by andyg666 » Fri Dec 24, 2004 2:24 pm

bombastique wrote:
Cappy*tan wrote:Ummm...militant only has one "l."
I thought that was part of the joke...!
no i'm just a hippocryt. (that one i spelled wrong on purpose)

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Re: Militant Grammarians of Massachusetts

Post by jajjguy » Fri Dec 24, 2004 2:55 pm

My fellows, I am pleased and gratified that someone of us has finally seen fit to stand up and take notice of all this unwarranted tomfoolery. Those who would play fast and loose with the printed word shall no longer do so with impunity! Together let us put a stop to such lamentable use of language. I propose that, if anyone of us shall come across such a repugnant grammatical construction, he shall stand up and shout, "Fie!" Only then shall the transgressing ignoramus know the true horror of what he has done.

My gentle people, let us not let this endeavor die softly; let us declare our purpose clearly and proudly whenever occasion shall arrive. Together, we shall be heeded.

I remain your true and humble servant,
Jajjguy Maurice Huckles Fountworthy

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