Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by James Harrington, Jan 22, 2011.
Seems noone understood my point at the end of page one and I'm also a teacher.
Sure, McCain and Palin would have been so much better. We're asked to evaluate a two-headed monster every four years, and told to vote for one head or the other. The rest of the carcass is the same.
Also, your last semi-sentence about grammar lacks a verb, which is ironic.
Fine, then let's adopt Ebonics. That's just English, "changed".
Best reply yet (even though I feel pissed on).
Any more cigarettes and I will no longer possess a larynx.
Lynx are endangered and must be released unharmed. I'm not sure what cigarettes have to do with lynx though.
Maybe I missed something skipping through four pages of grammar police squaring off. Who cares? It's proven that intelligent human beings barely notice such errors(it doesn't reduce the speed of reading at all). Intelligent people automatically re-assemble words in their mind to what they should be. Try reading a paragraph with the letters in the words completely re-arranged. You'll be suprised. Or not.
The end is near, we fall deeper into the shit hole every day. We can't speak or write correctly. We are "dumbing down" our children in schools. And we turn every issue into a tirade against Sarah Palin. If you think this forum has an issue in writing, you should see some of the legal documents produced at "the Lazy B" by professional engineers. I have final approval of them and I only have a GED. Yet I can see the errors quite easily. Why we strive to be stupid instead of improving is beyond my understanding. I have a rope, anyone want their head pulled out...?
Roper, you pessimist. I get to read to a 5 year old fly fishy chicklet that has a remarkable vocabulary and zeal for learning. Then I get read to by her 7 year old sister who is also a fly fishy chicklet that likely has an ability to deliver a story with perfect diction, voice inflection and knows exactly what a poignant pause is and how to use it. Fear not, all is not lost.
Thanks Mumbles, I needed that....good night!
Hey, Jim W.
One of my favorites is "et cetera", (sometimes "etcetera"), Latin for "and others", which is, almost universally mispronounced as "ek cetera" and usually incorrectly abbreviated as "ect." instead of "etc."
OK, so if the proper use of capitals is so arbitrary, read the following sentences...
I helped my uncle Jack off a horse.
I helped my uncle jack off a horse.
I think your grammar is an indication of intelligence and self respect.
Can we add than/then to the thread?
How about there/their/they're?
Huh? I didn't know you were suppose to capitalize the J in Jack off. Learn something new everyday.
If your uncle Jack was stuck on a roof, would you help your uncle jack off?
You're only too right about "educated" engineers. I, too, had to spend a lot of my day at TBC correcting the work of people, many with advanced degrees, who had difficulty expressing a simple sentence, let alone spelling the words correctly. One young engineer actually told me with pride that he hadn't read a book in the five years since he had graduated.
No offense intended...I just couldn't hold that one in.