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#195179 - 12/20/10 07:35 PM Re: grammaticasters of the whirled peace untie [Re: Aramis]  
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>What would holiday cheer be without Aramis the Intolerant’s Grinch counter to Fal the Coddler?

say, do you suppose that A. is onto something here, and that zmj and Fal really are the same person?! laugh

-joe (talk about your tautologies) friday

#195182 - 12/20/10 11:34 PM Re: grammaticasters of the whirled peace untie [Re: tsuwm]  
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and that zmj and Fal really are the same person?!

That would explain their bicoasted personas, the fact that none have seen them together (even once), and that Faldo has pulled more than one practical joke on me. OTOH, I was thinking that A. might be a sock-puppet of Dahil.

zmj (the man who was his own nuncle) aldo


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#195184 - 12/21/10 12:27 AM Re: grammaticasters of the whirled peace untie [Re: Aramis]  
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Originally Posted By: Aramis

What is wrong with it, besides lack of dignity, is that it escalates, driving the world closer to Fahrenheit 451 and 1984.


Ah! The good old slippery slope argument. If we stop with the agreement between adjective and noun in case, gender, and number pretty soon we'll all be speaking Ffrenche.

#195186 - 12/21/10 02:15 AM Re: grammaticasters of the whirled peace untie [Re: tsuwm]  
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Rats! Or rayuts! I could have bet my bottom dollar (it's good I don't have one) that jheem-s and tsu-s were one (of a kind).
- ron(shame on you, sherlock) obvious
Eta: well, what the fudge do I know, anyway?

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#195187 - 12/21/10 04:07 AM Re: grammaticasters of the whirled peace untie [Re: zmjezhd]  
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A. might be a sock-puppet While having met neither in person, I'd bet a smallish amount of money that they're not.
I'll tell you-all what: make me The Supreme Universal Word Mistress (NOOOOOOOOOOO, not tsuwm's!!!) and all disagreements will be settled by me. No discussion or ripostes; my word will be grammatical law. For the world. [gracious bow e]

#195193 - 12/21/10 10:26 AM Re: grammaticasters of the whirled peace untie [Re: Jackie]  
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I'll vote for that Jackie.

BUT WAit......one question first. Are you female?

#195195 - 12/21/10 10:43 AM Re: grammaticasters of the whirled peace untie [Re: zmjezhd]  
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Originally Posted By: zmjezhd

The thing is, language changes and nobody can stop it.


Like the Thought for the Day.... AWAD... yesterday!

Words are chameleons, which reflect the color of their environment. -Learned Hand, jurist (1872-1961)

I liked that.

#195197 - 12/21/10 12:43 PM Re: grammaticasters of the whirled peace untie [Re: Candy]  
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Originally Posted By: Candy
I'll vote for that Jackie.

BUT WAit......one question first. Are you female?


yes, she is!


formerly known as etaoin...
#195199 - 12/21/10 03:49 PM Re: Pleonasm [Re: tsuwm]  
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Originally Posted By: tsuwm
this is where Faldo steps in and proclaims "redundantism is your friend", or somesuch. does *anyone go around saying 'AT machines' or (expecially) 'PI numbers'?


“AT machine” would be wonderful, a victory to intolerant prescriptivists everywhere. It could be like a small Chinese man stopping a tank, lighting a tiny candle in the dumbing-down darkness descending on the world. Then “ATMM” could have a real meaning, perhaps an auto-teller maintenance robot or a corrupt political organization that controls bank equipment. Just have the intellectual starch to know what you are saying; that is all we at the IPS are asking. And we are ready to appoint Jackie Supreme Leader.


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#195212 - 12/22/10 12:13 AM Re: grammaticasters of the whirled peace untie [Re: Candy]  
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Are you female? Yes, I are. And a bit square, too. (Thanks, Buffle.)

And thanks to others also for the tone of recent posts becoming lighter. :-)
Perhaps I should note here that when I make "profound" (flat) declarations like "Ah, but if you just say ATM, everybody knows you mean the machine.", there is a 99.99% probability that they were tongue-in-cheek.

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