Wordsmith.org: the magic of words

Wordsmith Talk

About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us  

Page 3 of 7 < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 >
Topic Options
#207062 - 09/09/12 01:48 PM Re: It's a typo [Re: wofahulicodoc]
LukeJavan8 Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/23/08
Posts: 7255
Loc: Land of the Flat Water
more sweeter?

Just teasing, Candy! Positive,Comparative, Superlative.
_________________________
----please, draw me a sheep----

Top
#207073 - 09/10/12 07:46 AM Re: It's a typo [Re: Candy]
Candy Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 09/21/10
Posts: 1705
Loc: down under
I know...no offence taken.

It was typo as Wofa said....but maybe I was 'sweating' too!

Top
#207077 - 09/10/12 11:38 AM Re: It's a typo [Re: Candy]
LukeJavan8 Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/23/08
Posts: 7255
Loc: Land of the Flat Water
I was actually referring to the "double comparative"
like " more better", don't worry about it. Sweeter
is itself the comparative of sweet, doesn't need the
"more". Just the teacher in me, always correcting
grammar, even when it does not need correcting. Thanks
for not taking offense.
_________________________
----please, draw me a sheep----

Top
#207079 - 09/10/12 03:22 PM Re: It's a typo [Re: LukeJavan8]
Faldage Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/01/00
Posts: 13803
Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8
I was actually referring to the "double comparative"
like " more better", don't worry about it. Sweeter
is itself the comparative of sweet, doesn't need the
"more". Just the teacher in me, always correcting
grammar, even when it does not need correcting. Thanks
for not taking offense.


The most unkindest cut of all.

Top
#207081 - 09/10/12 08:25 PM error analysis [Re: Faldage]
wofahulicodoc Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 08/06/01
Posts: 5609
Loc: Worcester, MA

Actually I would postulate it was an editing-incompletely error more than a typo. That it started out something like "...it's more fun knowing which one it is..." and got edited from " more fun" to "sweeter" except that "more" didn't get erased. And then sweeter had the lapsus digitae and came out sweater.

(There, now doesn't that sound authoritative? And I wasn't even the author!)

But we know what you meant, anyway. In this case, at least, I'm a descriptivist.

Top
#207088 - 09/12/12 03:56 AM Re: error analysis [Re: Candy]
bexter Offline
addict

Registered: 11/17/10
Posts: 677
Loc: Middle Earth
I want G to be right so much (mainly because of the iguanas) so I vote G
_________________________
----The next sentence is true. The previous sentence is false----

Top
#207102 - 09/12/12 05:58 PM Re: error analysis [Re: bexter]
BranShea Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/23/06
Posts: 5285
Loc: Netherlands, the Hague
I like that one too bexter, also because of the iguanas but I got to stick to my hash.

Top
#207103 - 09/12/12 09:16 PM Re: error analysis [Re: BranShea]
olly Offline
old hand

Registered: 12/18/06
Posts: 956
Loc: Auckland, New Zealand
Just for the L of it

Top
#207113 - 09/13/12 06:08 AM Re: error analysis [Re: Candy]
Candy Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 09/21/10
Posts: 1705
Loc: down under
Gee Bex, thanks and luv you too olly.

A few more votes to come, I think...

Top
#207114 - 09/13/12 06:15 AM Re: error analysis [Re: wofahulicodoc]
Candy Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 09/21/10
Posts: 1705
Loc: down under
Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc

.......
But we know what you meant, anyway. In this case, at least, I'm a descriptivist.


I couldn't have put it better Wofa laugh

Top
Page 3 of 7 < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 >

Moderator:  Jackie 
Forum Stats
8828 Members
16 Forums
13831 Topics
217650 Posts

Max Online: 3341 @ 12/09/11 02:15 PM
Newest Members
ggia, dcfhnjrth, Angela, vishuma1954, Akella80
8829 Registered Users
Who's Online
0 registered (), 52 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters (30 Days)
LukeJavan8 62
endymion6 45
wofahulicodoc 43
Cowboy_Monkey 10
A C Bowden 8
Tromboniator 4
BranShea 1
T_V 1
tsuwm 1
May 1
Top Posters
wwh 13858
Faldage 13803
Jackie 11613
tsuwm 10528
LukeJavan8 7255
Buffalo Shrdlu 7210
AnnaStrophic 6511
Wordwind 6296
wofahulicodoc 5609
of troy 5400

Disclaimer: Wordsmith.org is not responsible for views expressed on this site. Use of this forum is at your own risk and liability - you agree to hold Wordsmith.org and its associates harmless as a condition of using it.

Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat

© 2014 Wordsmith