Word Vandals

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by DavidGilmour, Oct 19, 2020.

  1. guitarchaeologist

    guitarchaeologist Papa Americano Silver Member

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    So, as a published author and PhD I can't write colloquially in a forum? That ain't right. o_Oo_Oo_O
    There are far more important things to stress over in this world... for example, breathable bacon :D:D:D
     
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  2. Cerb

    Cerb Anti conformist reformist

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    Is that like breathable wood? Or wait... Wood that breathes? Bacon doesn't breathe, does it?
     
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  3. guitarchaeologist

    guitarchaeologist Papa Americano Silver Member

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    Tone bacon does.
     
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    Cerb Anti conformist reformist

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    That's thebkind that sizzles?

    Damn, now I'm hungry...
     
  5. Seamus OReally

    Seamus OReally Buried alive in the blues Gold Supporting Member

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    Yes, maple bacon sizzles...
     
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  6. guitarchaeologist

    guitarchaeologist Papa Americano Silver Member

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    Damn it... now you've started another maple bacon vs RW bacon debate!
     
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  7. Deafsoundguy

    Deafsoundguy Strat-o-hackster Silver Member

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    You do a great job for someone speaking English as a second language. I’m no English major but I do not believe what you wrote would be considered a double negative. As far as I know, in the English language we don’t use double negatives- correct me if I’m wrong. But in certain languages, it is proper to use them. For example, in Russian, if you said “I never want to go”

    я никогда не хочу идти

    You’re technically saying “I never not want to go”, which would be a double negative.
     
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    https://www.breathablebacon.com/
     
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    Deafsoundguy Strat-o-hackster Silver Member

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    THIS. This to me is the one thing that drives me crazy with today’s younger crowd. From memory more young women than guys. It stands out so bad to me, some people use it between each thought I swear.

    A very common phrase that I’m sure we’ve all heard a million times is “I told him I said”. I mean when someone points that out, it’s just amazing how many people say that. Be listening when people talk of other people, especially wives talking about their husbands. :confused:
     
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    nadzab Play Don't Worry Silver Member

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    Agreed - my favorite quote on writing comes from Jack Lynch:

    "Know as much as you can about the rules, but strive above all for clarity and grace."
     
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    nadzab Play Don't Worry Silver Member

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    :p :p:p

    If this whole thread was just a setup for this post, it was worth it.
     
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    nadzab Play Don't Worry Silver Member

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    No, I didn't miss your point. ;)
     
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    Thanks my friend. I will print this to show at the school where I work. Maybe they'll give me a little more respect :thumb: Just joking. I have always liked the English language. It's good for communication, and quite impersonal, compared to my mother tongue. I like the fact that it's not so loaded with feelings in every sound. It's just like communicating thoughts directly. Of course it can and does transmit feelings, but romance languages are just too insane in this aspect. Sometimes I feel exhausted just to say one simple sentence in Portuguese, with a great chance of my own fellow speakers not getting it, because it' such a mess of feelings and "I meant this and not that!".
    I gotta say that I'm not so fluent with spoken English, but I don't have a terrible accent. Of course you guys would spot it immediately, but I could get by. Just need more practice and to be sonically submerged in the language.

    Now, speaking Russian- that really is a thing. I don't know any of it, but you have all my respect.
     
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    Top 10 first-world problems:

    1. When the biggest issue of the day is a little two letter word
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    StratMike10 Dr. Stratster Gold Supporting Member

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    In this context it would probably be a Maple vs. Hickory debate
     
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    So - a needle pulling thread...
     
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    Not only "So" but "Yo" is another one; if you want to hear a Goober then watch Andy Griffith.
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    So let me get this right...