Defeated

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Count, Dec 3, 2019.

  1. Nightclub Dwight

    Nightclub Dwight Tele-Afflicted

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    Oh no. This's not good.
     
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  2. dlew919

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    The fights going on....


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  3. beyer160

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    It really ticks me off to see people misusing apostrophe's.
     
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  4. Deeve

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    Listening to the article on CBC radio as I read this.
    Ah, well . . .

    Peace - Deeve

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  5. thunderbyrd

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    well, if people wouldn't use so many darn contractions all the time, there wouldn't be no problem.
     
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    Classic. Truly the canary in the mine shaft of modern civilization collapse.

    It was a comin'.:lol:
     
  7. Nightclub Dwight

    Nightclub Dwight Tele-Afflicted

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    Your cabin in the mountains is looking better and better. One of these days you're going to have to cut down a few trees across your dirt road to keep the marauding hordes out.
     
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    Thats unfortunate; a real sign of the time's.
     
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  9. Obsessed

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    Gotta keep the trees for hiding from Google Earth, drones, fallout and Amazon.:lol:

    I'm too far out there to be concerned about marauding hordes.

    Of course the M1917 Browning machine gun nest is at the ready just in case.:D
     
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    Ye's
     
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  11. Chunkocaster

    Chunkocaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    For a lot of journalists and teachers in the west these days English is their second language.
    The first possibly being YouTube hipster.
    The English language will continue to evolve, maybe even end up just being a series of grunts and moans referencing overpriced brand names and apple products.
     
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  12. unixfish

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    This argument always leaves me unsettled. Yes, language evolves. New words are introduced. Etc.

    These are grammar mistakes. Just because a large portion of the population makes the same mistake does not make it right.

    If everyone you know jumped off a bridge...

    This, to me, indicates more about the loosening and acceptance of mistakes in our society.

    R U w/ me? Was that grammatically correct because "so many people do it"?

    My grammar is not perfect. I still have mistakes that I will keep making. Its and it's is one, who and whom is another I struggle to keep straight.

    They're. I said it.
    Their. I said it.

    Everyone does that too, so was that correct now as well?

    Your welcome. :D
     
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  13. Dennyf

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    Contractions themselves were once no doubt considered grammar mistakes. Lazy, uneducated folks dropping consonants and whole syllables willy-nilly. The nerve.
     
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    Isn't that how language evolves .. At some point an improper use off grammer becomes common use and then the old ways die?
     
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    backporchmusic Friend of Leo's

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    If it is 'evolving' due to proud, willful ignorance and the inability to learn simple 4th grade English, then I would say it is actually 'devolving.'
     
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  16. unixfish

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    I would say no? If everyone started driving their cars into trees, would that make it right if it happened for long enough? Yeah yeah yeah not the same thing...

    To me - in my limited view - language evolves to accommodate new items. New words (computer terminology, for example) come into play to describe things that did not exist before.

    I am going out on a limb here, so I hope I don't cross a line:

    If you look at religion, there are basic tenants that don't change, and only situational issues adapt to current culture based on those basic tenants. To me, grammar is the basic tenant. It's application can adapt to new use, but the core stays the same.

    I'm no linguist, and I don't claim to be, but that's my view.
     
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    ...or law. You cannot steal from others. The laws are written to be fairly specific. Cyber crime was not accounted for in the law, because that is new. However, it's still wrong, no matter how many people do it.

    Sorry - I will try to calm the nerve that was struck. :lol:
     
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  18. Frontier9

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    My welcome what?

    :D
     
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    Damn straight!!!! Not to mention those pesky capital letters and correct grammar! ;)
     
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