Another grammar thread....the death of the work ‘take’

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  1. kLyon

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    Yes, language is a moving target. As a sometime writer/editor, incorrect usage can bug me as well... but then I dislike the artificial sounding sentences that arise from a dogmatic enforcement of "don't split infinitives" rule.
    Like music, language evolves: you can pick your turf and try to defend it - Custer-style - or you can flow with it.
    (What bothers me right now is how almost-erudite interview subjects always begin their answers to questions with the word "so.."; a particularly egregious new NPR-speak mannerism...))
     
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    Ugh! One that always sticks in my craw.

    First time I heard someone talk like that was when I was waiting tables and one of the old gals who was a lifer at the place I was working said "The floors need swept." I had to choke down my disbelief of what had just happened. It seemed like she was going out of her way to say it wrong. I wonder what she did with all that time she saved by not saying "to be"?
     
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    “Bring it to a tech!!”

    My pet peeve is sale / sell/ sold

    You have a amp for sale..
    You sell amps ..
    I am thinking of selling my amp..
    I sold my amp..

    More and more I see
    “I have a amp I sale”
    “I sale my amp” ( this is used both present and past tense)
    “Do you still sale your Amp?”

    The kicker
    “Do you still have your amp for sell?”

    Arrrrg..!
     
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    One can bring an amp to the tech ("I will bring my amp to you for repair") and one can take the amp to the tech ("Honey, I'm leaving now, I am going to take my amp to the tech for repair").
    Sorry.
     
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    I'll just leave this here... ;)
     
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    One wonders: If the person giving the ride is close to, or at, the store, then would "bring" be correct?
    Or if the amp is at a rehearsal space, but the tech is next door to you, would you be bringing the amp to the tech?
     
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    Occasionally we will get "take out" food. Fortunately, there are a couple places where we can also get "bring out" food... and they even provide parking while you wait for them to bring it out.
     
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    When I was in college I worked in a department store for a manager who did that. I can still see him: cheap clip-on tie, shirt pulling out of his pants, belly exposed, tongue hanging out of the corner of his mouth. "This endcap needs faced!" Ugh.
     
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    My takeaway from this is bring it Wally!
     
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    Dam - eww beet mi tuit. Hillarylary-uss!
     
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    My drag racing career is heating up, been making the run what you brung circuit take notice!
     
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    I seen it done lots?
     
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    I blayme th boomerz.
     
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    I blame the millennials because, why not?
     
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    Ah man, don't bring it so hard...oops I mean take it so hard...;)

    That one has been bugging me too. The downfall of society will be rooted in the descent of grammar, and language. The thing that gets me, especially on social media, is the amount of push back to look like a moron. "don't tell me how to spell, who cares, blah blah blah." I let somethings go, but if you're trying to get your point across, and I end up spellchecking you, then I lose all faith in your point.

    For the record though, I have never heard somebody say, "I have to go bring a dump." :p
     
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    'Can I go with?' Or..'can I come with?'

    Which one is the correct one....:D

    And when the he!! did that nonsense start?!
     
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    I've asked that regarding the deuce. Why would I want one?
     
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    And the use and misuse of 'right' vs 'yes'.

    Q: Are you going out tonight?

    A: Right. = :confused:

    Q: Did you just arrive from Moosonee?

    A: Right = :eek:
     
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    Bad grammer is annoying but you can't do much about it so I just try to ignore it. James Carville says, stupidity is everywhere so no point in getting angry about it. However, bad grammer isn't always a symptom of stupidity. Many of us are poorly educated.

    Before the internet we didn't have to read as much bad grammer. In forums we run into all sorts of people who are unqualified to write anything but now we have to suffer through their hideous insufficiencies. It really makes me MAD! ;)
     
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    Oh, bring a chill-pill.

    Then maybe you can take it! :lol::lol::lol:

    Sorry. I just had to.

    I agree. There seems to have been a large amount of grammar shift in the last 10 years, which kind of bugs me too.

    Add to this list:
    • In movies and TV now, nobody ever seems to complete a sentence.
    • Like, you know, when, you know, people, like, litter a bunch of, you know, filler words, like like, into their speech.
    I am not grammatically perfect. I know that. But I try to be as accurate as I can be, while still being a lazy typist.
     
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