Discussion in 'Everything Else' started by matty_k, Jul 5, 2011.
Do you have some lanugage problems?
F&%^ yeah. Just talk a lot to cover them up.
Edit - I am a Forward after all.
I am guessing that the Media no longer have positions called Proof Readers. Although English is not my strongest discipline, (hard to believe I know), I see errors every day in print that make me think that the work is just not being checked before it is published. If the mistakes are being made because of ignorance rather than carelessness then our educaton system is in a worse position then I thought.
I don't know if it's been said before but what really shits me is people using the acronym LOL in speech. If something causes you to laugh out loud you would laugh not say LOL, and pretending you're trendy and using it in an ironic sense only makes you seem like a douche.
I'm not really a fan of it in it's written form either, where 'ha' would suffice. It is a pointless acronym.
In an article about eduction the following:
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/the-big-obsession-which-school-20120217-1te96.html#ixzz1mfVPTcLQ
Now some will say that there is no absolute rule against ending a sentence with a preposition. Even accepting that proposition doesnt it remain a rather a clumsy way of expressing what was intended? The other things is that it is further proof that journalists do not proof read what they post: the sentence conveys the same meaning with the word "to" removed from its end. Thus it is superfluous.
A good read generally, but particularly so for this gem:
I couldn't define a pronoun or an adverb and, when people explain grammar in those terms, I'm completely lost (a product of my era and of a poor school). However, I'm usually able to identify what is grammatically correct even if I can't explain why it is so.
As to ending a sentence with a preposition:
Texan: Where are you from?
Yale student: I come from a place where we don't end our sentences with prepositions.
Texan: Okay. Where are you from, jackass?
The correct response from Texan would be " How about I punch you in the head?", hence ending the sentence, and conversation, with a proposition.
Possibly replace "on" with "as to" may make for a better structure and read. One of my pet hates when editing is either the preposition at sentence end or indeed the superfluous preposition.
I'd like to know more about this "eduction" caper.
"Our motto here is back to the future." Jake White. Is he is trying to say "We are going back to our past in order to ensure our future" or is he just a brainless twit that likes Michael J Fox movies?
Sorry if this is an oldie but it appealed to me. Grammar - the difference between knowing your shit or knowing you're shit.
What else can autocorrect achieve?
I was pretty dumb about computers. Then I learned you could get porn on them. 3 years later I'm a system administrator.
That reminds me of the difference between helping your Uncle Jack off a horse and helping your uncle jack off a horse.
Just a quickie. A person gets cited, no sighted. Well I suppose the offense has to be sighted to be cited.
It was OK for Shakespeare - "We are such stuff as dreams are made on"
A shout-out to the Briars club in Sydney, who recently made quite an important decision for the future of their club. According to the club website's announcement, in 2013:
Which I take to mean their top players will be wearing different numbers on their jersey?
So a renumeration package would be a new number, a needle and thread to sew it on?
Separate names with a comma.