GRAMMAR LESSON  

jenny_doll 39F
27 posts
6/20/2006 3:31 pm

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8/25/2006 9:57 pm

GRAMMAR LESSON


My plea to the AdultFriendFinder community...

Please learn the difference between Your and You're. I don't know, but I'm pretty sure this was taught in the 3rd or 4th grade. Say it in a sentence...if you can replace the word with "you are" then USE THE CONTRACTION!!
Examples: "Your grammar sucks." Your is possessive, meaning you are in possession of grammar that sucks! Or: "You're a moron." You're is a contraction for the words you are. You figure it out.

Now we have there, their and they're. Again...I'm guessing 4th grade at the latest. I'll put them in examples that I'm sure most of you can relate to. "They're" can replace "they are" ... not hard. "They're a couple of big tits!" "There" is a place: "Put the crack pipe over there." "Their" is possessive. "Their page is pretty lame."

Please don't get me started on to, too and two.

Okay, somehow I feel better. Enjoy the rest of YOUR day!

intenseureyes 54M/50F
224 posts
6/20/2006 4:04 pm

May I step in here and add a few things??

Except means to exclude
Accept means to receive or approve
Prolly is not a cute way to type probably
Lastly, the apostrophe replaces the letter in contractions, not the space (IE it's don't not do'nt)


mrhmonk 45M

6/20/2006 4:06 pm

the tinhg is the haumn mnid is qitue cevler bceuase it deons't need to raed the wohle wrod jsut the fsirt and lsat letetr to udnretsnad it.
so wehn it cmoes to gmamrer smoeitmes yuor haed tkaes oevr and deos it for you.

Mr H Monk x x x


concupiscentKid 41M

6/20/2006 4:08 pm

You'RE off to a good start.
Quote is not a noun; it's a verb. Quotation is the noun.
Critique is not a verb. (Actually, the dictionary gave up on this one)
Accrue is not a transitive verb.
Disinterested is not the same as uninterested.
Enormity has nothing to do with size.
Two main clauses cannot be linked by a comma.
A semicolon only precedes a conjunctive adverb if the conjunctive adverb connects two main clauses.
There are no such words as alot and irregardless.
Only a pretentious jackass would use words like plethora and albeit.
Collective nouns and indefinite pronouns take the singular form of the verb.
Ok, that's enough for now.


LustyTaurus 49M
21253 posts
6/20/2006 4:19 pm

hahaha...a pet peeve of mine too...it only takes a minute to say or type it right...


TXBITCH2006 50F

6/20/2006 4:22 pm

I love this!!!


rm_funkyfunone 54M
99 posts
6/20/2006 4:28 pm

Thanks for the help Jenny, but somehow I really do prefer the sound of "Them's a couple of big tits!"


rm_Entro1963 54M
9 posts
6/20/2006 6:36 pm

I have to take efforts to eschew cringing when seeing the misuse of "your" and "you're." I, of course, can be termed grandiloquent and pretentious. I just enjoy learning and being as erudite as possible. Let me say to concupiscentkid that I do hope his comment about being a pretentious jackass was in jest given his sobriquet! Also, per modern dictionaries, "accrue" is both transitive and intransitive; and, "quote" is both a verb and a noun. "My account accrues interest in a mingy manner;" and that is a quote from a friend.

Entro


angelofmercy5 60F
17881 posts
6/20/2006 8:03 pm

Welcome to the blogs!


jenny_doll replies on 6/21/2006 9:32 am:
Thank you. I see you're quite the blogger. I'll have to check it out.

intenseureyes 54M/50F
224 posts
6/21/2006 7:32 am

Two other pet peeves of mine are the words A and AN.

A is used when the next word begins with a constanant.
example: A big set of balls.

An is used when the next word begins with a vowel.
example: When do you think I will have an answer?


jenny_doll replies on 6/21/2006 7:52 am:
I've never thought of it like that. I like it. Thanks for the additions!

Jenny

bucky90403 53M

6/21/2006 9:00 am

The occasional use of spell check would be nice also.

Of course, being able to see how someone writes might help decide whether you want to contact them or not.


jenny_doll replies on 6/21/2006 9:31 am:
Haha...funny you say that. That is one of the deciding factors in my decision to respond to someone.

HuffyGrandBight 38M
1 post
6/22/2006 1:47 pm

I believe you've created a monster Jenny. I'd love to film our next session again if you'd be up for it. Get back to me about the other potential candidates and let's get this party in full 'swing'. Hasta la bye bye.


rm_EXPLORER724 67M
1 post
6/22/2006 5:12 pm

Isn't it amazing that all of our tax dollars for education are spent so well? Teachers are one of the most overpaid, undereducated scammers of all. They rate right up there with used car sales, lawyers, & preachers - all a bunch of useless...


bear_backer 47M
10 posts
7/1/2006 8:34 pm

Since we are on the topic ... here is an old classic ...

Fuck 3275 up, 298 down

From "Monty Python"

Perhaps one of the most interesting words in the english language today, is the word fuck. Out of all the english words that begin with the letter 'f' ...fuck is the only word refered to as 'the f word... It's the one magical word. Just by its sound can describe pain, pleasure, hate and love. Fuck, as most words in the english language is derived from german ...the word fuieken, which means to strike.
In english, fuck falls into many grammatical categories:

As a transitive verb for intance ...John fucked Shirley.
As an intransitive verb...Shirley fucks.

Its meaning is not always sexual, it can be used as...

An adjective such as ...John's doing all the fucking work.
As part of an adverb ...Shirley talks too fucking much.
As an adverb enhancing an adjective ...Shirley is fucking beautiful.
As a noun ...I don't give a fuck.
As part of a word ...absofuckinglutely -or- infuckingcredible.
And as almost every word in a sentence ...Fuck the fucking fuckers.

As you must realize, there aren't too many words with the versatility of fuck...such as these examples describing situations such as:

Fraud ...I got fucked at the used car lot.
Dismay ...ahhh fuck it.
Trouble ...I guess I'm really fucked now.
Agression ...Don't fuck with me buddy.
Difficulty ...I don't understand this fucking question.
Inquiry ...Who the fuck was that?
Dissatisfaction ...I don't like what the fuck is going on here.
Incompetance ...He's a fuck-off.
Dismissal ...Why don't you go outside and play hide and go fuck yourself...

I'm sure you can think of many more examples.
With all these multi-purpose applications, how can anyone be offended when you use the word. We say use this unique, flexible word more often in your daily speech.
It will identify the quality of your character immediately.
Say it loudly and proudly...
...FUCK YOU!


Holevaulter 53M
1 post
7/3/2006 11:05 am

There's a part of me that wants to send my soon-to-be ex-wife to read this...but it probably wouldn't help. That's awesome...brains & beauty!!!!


SirMounts 103M

7/3/2006 12:07 pm

OK.
If I understand you correctly, then I can say... "You're grammar sucks. Your a moron. Their a couple of big tits! Put the crack pipe over their. They're page is pretty lame.".

Um... How did I do???

Welcome to blogging, jenny doll. *winking*


rm_Rob_Vecc 45M

7/4/2006 12:07 pm

Sorry, I can't help myself on this one, but...

You fucking fucked it up you fucking fuck. If you change one fucking word in your comment then your comment might make fucking sense. Change "can" to "can't" then your quoted sentences would be quotes of things that you can not say. Which is true because who the fuck ever says, "You are grammar sucks."? Ok Ok, who besides people learning English as a second fucking language?

But then again, I do believe I detect a hint of sarcasm in that your comment, and I may have just gone off the fucking deep end.


rm_Rob_Vecc 45M

7/4/2006 12:09 pm

erm... Anyone else find it annoying that you can't go back and edit your own posts/comments to make corrections and what not?


jaywc3333 43M
7 posts
7/11/2006 9:40 am

I understand the premise of the initial post, but those of you who submitted further comments are just angling to get in the pants of the host...

Best bet, write at your own level and at your highest ability. Some of the strings above sound like they're from potentious asses. If the person with whom you're exchanging emails writes poorly, just don't respond if it is a turn off. It is far worse to fall off a high horse than simply move on.

With that said, I do agree with the string. Just remember compassion for those less fortunate or skilled before blogging away in a haughty tone in order to make yourself feel better...


jenny_doll replies on 7/11/2006 11:24 am:
LOL... Well said!

Cheers, have a great day!

Jenny

PeaceLover144 40M

7/12/2006 11:44 pm

this is crucial,

we are informal and make up our own grammer

Yet it is always nice to speak in proper English, and have the meaning of the words shine through.

This is true.

thanks for your grammar check! we need it here..in the anarchic cyberworld that is AdultFriendFinder..

have an amazing day!
TEACHER!

(jokeing)


jaywc3333 43M
7 posts
7/14/2006 2:52 pm

LOL!!! LMFAO!!!

Remember what I said about falling off the high horse?

I understand PL144 was trying to piggyback, but check out the mix of upper and lowercase letters starting sentences, the lack of punctuation or use of it in others and the misspelling of jokeing (sic). That is what I am talking about. We have to be perfect before we can cast the first stone!

I don't mean to pick on him alone... Check out other strings for more references. It just seems the pot and kettle are still at work! Good day!


jenny_doll replies on 7/14/2006 4:49 pm:
Ha ha...fantastic! Well said.

bear_backer 47M
10 posts
7/23/2006 11:27 am

I understand the premise of the initial post, but those of you who submitted further comments are just angling to get in the pants of the host...

Whether you choose to admit it or not, that would include you as well jaywc3333.

And before you keep throwing stones. Care to explain your usage of the word "potentious?" Perhaps you meant pretentious?

Rule #1 ... If you are going to be a smart-ass and criticize other people, make sure you can't get caught making the very same mistakes you accuse them of.


jaywc3333 43M
7 posts
7/25/2006 11:05 am

Whether you choose to admit it or not, that would include you as well jaywc3333.
To that charge I can honestly say no. That's not my MO in this blog. Please watch your false accusations. Just ask the host if I ever made any pass...

On "potentious" I humbly submit I am also fodder for discussion. While what I wrote is commonly used, you are correct in that pretentious would have been the better choice. I never said I was above reproach bear_backer mountain boy. I'm glad now I know though, with you being the foremost expert, that it's Rule #1 out of your book I broke. Thank you oh wise one...

I wonder if it says anything in your book about ending a sentence with a preposition? Reference:you accuse them of. Which rule number might that be?

You know, you and I should not be directing fire towards each other... We're actually on the same side.


bear_backer 47M
10 posts
7/26/2006 12:06 am

LOL ... Nobody's perfect. Not even me. Heck, at least you are man enough to admit you can make a mistake. I respect you for that.

Mountain boy ? Yee-haw!


jaywc3333 43M
7 posts
7/26/2006 8:47 am

I give you credit for the same, bear!


GrandMasterSB 41M
1 post
9/1/2006 11:53 pm

Interesting facts about spelling and acutally knowing the meaning of what is being said. Read this:

I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer inwaht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh? Yaeh. and I awlyas thought slpeling was ipmorantt.


GoddessandSwan 58M/60F

9/27/2006 9:42 am

The fact that the grammer and usage perpetrated by most of the population (and let's face it... the population of AdultFriendFinder is not withstanding) is not the failure of teachers! My wife is a highschool english teacher and she can tell you that "no child left behind" is just the opposite. Teaching kids to satisfy some politician's idea of what education is and what should appear on a standardised test is what is at fault.

Notice that usage and grammer have decline in this country (as has litteracy rates) more since 2000 than ever before. Need I say more?

Now that I've put my soap box away.... I have to apologize that, initially, I accidentally reported your post for abuse instead of replying to it. Please have AdultFriendFinder contact me if there is a problem regarding that.


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