Grammar Nazi gets pwned.

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----------------- Original Message -----------------
From: ~S~
Date: Dec 8 2006 1:31 PM

Your page and blogs are 'riddled' with grammatical errors (not to mention all the other sorts of errors).
Are you really so narrow as you potray yourself?
(That's not to be answered back, just pondered on in that head of yours.)

Merry CHRISTmas Smiling


Dear Grammar Nazi,

The word is "portray."

Thanks,

The dumbass who is smarter than you

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Quote:(That's not to be

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(That's not to be answered back, just pondered on in that head of yours.)

This sentence should read (If I am correct):
This is not to be answered (the "Back" is supperflous, but then considering who you are, this is not surprising). I was just pondering (No "on" needed) what is inside that head of yours.

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Merry CHRISTmas

Merry Christian assimilated pagan holiday!

I wait for these extra-grammatical errors.

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----------------- Original Message -----------------
From: ~S~
Date: Dec 8 2006 1:31 PM

Your page and blogs are 'riddled' with grammatical errors (not to mention all the other sorts of errors).
Are you really so narrow as you potray yourself?
(That's not to be answered back, just pondered on in that head of yours.)

Merry CHRISTmas Smiling


Dear Grammar Nazi,

The word is "portray."

Thanks,

The dumbass who is smarter than you

Awesome!


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I also notice it should be

I also notice it should be "are you really as narrow MINDED as you portray yourself." (unless he thinks we are all showing ourselves as thin.)

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I'd love to be able to show

I'd love to be able to show myself as thin

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Ophios wrote:Merry Christian

Ophios wrote:
Merry Christian assimilated pagan holiday!

That's "Christian-assimilated." Eye-wink


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Technically this is not a

Technically this is not a sentence: The word is "portray."

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natural wrote:Ophios

natural wrote:
Ophios wrote:
Merry Christian assimilated pagan holiday!

That's "Christian-assimilated." Eye-wink

- = fancy
me =/= fancy
tee hee.

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Ophios wrote:
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(That's not to be answered back, just pondered on in that head of yours.)
This sentence should read (If I am correct): This is not to be answered (the "Back" is supperflous, but then considering who you are, this is not surprising). I was just pondering (No "on" needed) what is inside that head of yours.
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Merry CHRISTmas
Merry Christian assimilated pagan holiday! I wait for these extra-grammatical errors.
I think he wants us to ponder it.

Not that he's making any really significant point for us to ponder. 


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----------------- Original Message ----------------- From: ~S~ Date: Dec 8 2006 1:31 PM Your page and blogs are 'riddled' with grammatical errors (not to mention all the other sorts of errors). Are you really so narrow as you potray yourself? (That's not to be answered back, just pondered on in that head of yours.) Merry CHRISTmas Smiling
Dear Grammar Nazi, The word is "portray." Thanks, The dumbass who is smarter than you

Spelling and intellegence are not linked... 

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Ophios wrote: This sentence

Ophios wrote:
This sentence should read (If I am correct):
This is not to be answered (the "Back" is supperflous, but then considering who you are, this is not surprising). I was just pondering (No "on" needed) what is inside that head of yours.

Well, you are not correct.  Your way is no better than his way.  We are not on this site writing formal papers that must conform with arbitrary academic principles of language use.  Many things that seem ungrammatical in the north, for example, are grammatical in African American English.  For example, take the word "be."  In African American English, there are two ways of expressing instances of something.  If some speaker of AAE said "john is late" this is different than if that speaker said "john be late."  The former simply means that John is late this one instance.  The latter, means that John is cronically late.

You knew what he ment, so lets not try and act like juviniels pointing out percieved grammatical errors.   

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MattShizzle wrote: I also

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I also notice it should be "are you really as narrow MINDED as you portray yourself." (unless he thinks we are all showing ourselves as thin.)

But he doesn't think that, and you know that.  So why are you pointing this out? 

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Sapient wrote: Technically

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Technically this is not a sentence: The word is "portray."

Technically speaking, yes it is.  A sentence consists of three things:  A subject, a verb, and an object.  This is basic syntax theory.  So, the subject is "the word," for thats what the sentence is about.  The very "is" acts as the verb, showing a relation, and "portray" is the object.

I encourage everyone posting in this thread to go study linguistics before posting further. 

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Chaoslord2004 wrote: You

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You knew what he ment, so lets not try and act like juviniels pointing out percieved grammatical errors.   

The point Chaos, which I'm surprised you seem to be missing was that pointing out the original grammar flaws was not a wise engagement of argumentation if one is susceptible to the same type of mistakes.

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You knew what he ment, so lets not try and act like juviniels pointing out percieved grammatical errors.

The point Chaos, which I'm surprised you seem to be missing was that pointing out the original grammar flaws was not a wise engagement of argumentation if one is susceptible to the same type of mistakes.

alright...

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I just realized you

I just realized you commented on my dumbass statement.  I just wanted to offer clarity that the original title of the email was something like "You're a dumbass."

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Everyone on this forum knows

Everyone on this forum knows that the "Grammar and Spelling Nazi" is ME!
Or is that "grammer and  speling natzi"?

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Sapient wrote: I just

Sapient wrote:
I just realized you commented on my dumbass statement. I just wanted to offer clarity that the original title of the email was something like "You're a dumbass."

Ok.  Your point?  (Sorry for giving you a hard time, man).

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Re: above post  Based on

Re: above post 

Based on this.... 

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RationalResponseSquad wrote:
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----------------- Original Message ----------------- From: ~S~ Date: Dec 8 2006 1:31 PM Your page and blogs are 'riddled' with grammatical errors (not to mention all the other sorts of errors). Are you really so narrow as you potray yourself? (That's not to be answered back, just pondered on in that head of yours.) Merry CHRISTmas Smiling
Dear Grammar Nazi, The word is "portray." Thanks, The dumbass who is smarter than you

Spelling and intellegence are not linked...

 

I thought maybe you thought I was implying that spelling and intelligence were linked. Instead I was attacking the title of the email in which he called me a dumbass, I was being a sarcastic wiseass.  I realized my wiseassery had no context to discern what I was up to, so I added the clarifying statement.

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Well, this isn't really

Well, this isn't really important, but it popped into my head...so why not express it out loud?

If I were a Christian and believed in Jebus, I would probably not insult other people's grammar...because I would assume Jeebus was illiterate. (Seeing as how he never wrote a damned thing himself)...Funny, you'd think Gawd Fairy would have his Earthly incarnate educated so he could write his own damned bible, huh?


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Sapient wrote: I just

Sapient wrote:
I just realized you commented on my dumbass statement. I just wanted to offer clarity that the original title of the email was something like "You're a dumbass."

 

That's an admirable example of the use of a predicate nominative construction, Brian. (And that was an excellent example of my usage of the vocative case in English.)

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