Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#261  Postby The_Piper » May 21, 2019 12:50 pm

This one seemed post-worthy. "replyied in messanger" :lol:
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#262  Postby The_Piper » May 22, 2019 11:44 am

"no pun attended" :lol: :lol: :lol: In a sentence that also contained the far too common "would of" error.
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#263  Postby Thommo » May 23, 2019 6:01 am

The_Piper wrote:Bangos are pretty cool, actually.


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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#264  Postby The_Piper » May 23, 2019 12:40 pm

Thommo wrote:
The_Piper wrote:Bangos are pretty cool, actually.


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:picard: In post #260 I wrote - "Spellcheck ended my grammar nazi credibility years ago." :snooty: :lol:
Plus Doug misspelled it above my post, which threw me off. I used to know it was Banjos, but spellcheck. If it hasn't ruined you yet, you're lucky.
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#265  Postby The_Piper » Jun 18, 2019 5:09 am

"ok genious I have a gas welder 220 Miller and a mig that costs more than your car and I'm a mechanic / fabracater so I say again 6 hours a day?"
It's funnier when they're arrogant like that. :mrgreen:
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#266  Postby don't get me started » Jun 22, 2019 12:07 am

An interesting article here on the use of 'like' for a variety of different functions.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jun/21/like-love-island-language#comment-130374750

What I find really interesting are the comments below, with a fair selection of self-appointed purists talking about how the English language is being degraded and polluted... ha ha.
As the author says in the blurb for his upcoming book...'everybody likes to think they know something about language.'
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#267  Postby newolder » Jun 24, 2019 12:38 pm

How does a colon change the meaning in a sentence?

My brother ate my friend's lunch.

My brother ate my friend's colon.
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#268  Postby Hermit » Jun 24, 2019 4:04 pm

During the 19th century the UK was the world's greatest colonial power. In India alone it was a pain in the arse for millions.
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#269  Postby Evolving » Jun 24, 2019 5:57 pm

:rofl:
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