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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:03 am 
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I really miss the emojis from the other board. At this point I'm really missing the one eating popcorn and looking side to side...
guess I'll go with this one. :ugeek:

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:51 am 
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There was a movie back in the 60's that lead to teenagers using the term "axe" rather than ask. I don't remember if it was the movie about Lizzie Borden or another Hitchcock type movie.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:24 pm 
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Grammar Nazis: https://www.facebook.com/alokekka/video ... =2&theater


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:23 pm 
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OK, I'm a grammar Nazi, but the practice of applying plural pronouns to singular subjects, to comply with "correct" gender neutrality, just makes me want to hurl. Example: A man's home is their castle.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:38 am 
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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania is an island of strange words and unique pronunciations. The "Pennsylvania Dutch" vocabulary has more warped words and odd grammar than Brooklyn...even the sentence structure is odd. We lived there for a number of years when our daughter was growing up and she even picked up some of it that she got rid of in college.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:02 pm 
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Says a guy whose family was still speaking Finnish and German 200 years after those words were used in Pennsylvania.

Colston, you're right: the damned comeheres are incorrigible.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:46 am 
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Buxtehude wrote:
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania is an island of strange words and unique pronunciations. The "Pennsylvania Dutch" vocabulary has more warped words and odd grammar than Brooklyn...even the sentence structure is odd. We lived there for a number of years when our daughter was growing up and she even picked up some of it that she got rid of in college.

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Says them cornshucking, scrapple eating hicks from PA. Eat American! Love grits or go home. Bacon rules! God bless the USA.

And I don't mean Sous Vide foreign cooking. (What kinda foreign language is that? Suspicious, to say the least.) Fried is fine, boiled is OK, baked/broiled is marginal, but Boil in the Bag is a 21st century scam.

I urge those otherwise wise persons to get back to our American roots. Wake Up, America.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:33 am 
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Says the potted meat king! :lol:

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:28 pm 
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My best friend's mother was an English teacher and she taught him well. Now at 60+ years old, he's continually correcting me when I say "Me and Ryan" and other things that are not correct.

So getting corrected is my pet peeve. Keep that in mind!!!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:32 pm 
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The "Ryan and I" gaffe goes both ways. There are those who will insist on changing "me" to "I" regardless of the context, but that is not always correct. When the pronoun is part of the subject of the sentence - i.e. "Ryan and I went to the store" - it is correct. However, when it is in the predicate, it would be correct to say "me" - i.e. "Howard went to the store with Ryan and me."

Either version of this gaffe will make a proper grammar nazi's skin crawl.

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