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Post by neenjaoflove » Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:18 pm

I could just pull your show off the air... I am the producer and all
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Post by jrtigerfly » Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:19 pm

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neenjaoflove wrote:well i guess i dont really use it much in typing, its more in spoken language
o well
The written word is the one place that itreallymatters, though. Inflection, facial expressions, gestures, and the like make up for poor grammar in speech, but grammar and punctuation are a writer's only tools for ensuring mutual intelligibility in print.
Not really. Some people talk with no inflection, facial expressions or gestures. I know this one guy you talks and he always sounds mad but he's not. Good usage of grammar can inflict emotions. So I say good use of grammar is what counts. Even then poor grammar can be useful. For instance, in Hawaii they talk in Pigeon speak (no not the bird). They have created their own language so to speak. It is poor and hard to understand if you don't live there. However, they created a Bible in Pigeon that helps them better understand it. In which case, grammar is poor but useful.
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Post by Dewey » Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:20 pm

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Post by colton » Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:20 pm

neenjaoflove wrote:I could just pull your show off the air... I am the producer and all
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Post by A_Morley » Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:21 pm

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neenjaoflove wrote:Okay, I am now waving my white flag.
Ha-ha! Space Ghost has vanquished Moltar once more.
Moltar, from "The Ovens of Moltor?" I met your father once in a steel cage match. I wish you could've seen your old man! Weepin' like a woman after my patented piledriver! Yeah, your dad remembers me. Ooooh yeah!
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Post by neenjaoflove » Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:22 pm

i thought he only blasted zorak? its been a long time since i have seen that show...
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Post by A_Morley » Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:24 pm

Tag out! I'll rip his face off!
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Post by colton » Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:29 pm

jrtigerfly wrote:
colton wrote:
neenjaoflove wrote:well i guess i dont really use it much in typing, its more in spoken language
o well
The written word is the one place that itreallymatters, though. Inflection, facial expressions, gestures, and the like make up for poor grammar in speech, but grammar and punctuation are a writer's only tools for ensuring mutual intelligibility in print.
Not really. Some people talk with no inflection, facial expressions or gestures. I know this one guy you talks and he always sounds mad but he's not. Good usage of grammar can inflict emotions. So I say good use of grammar is what counts. Even then poor grammar can be useful. For instance, in Hawaii they talk in Pigeon speak (no not the bird). They have created their own language so to speak. It is poor and hard to understand if you don't live there. However, they created a Bible in Pigeon that helps them better understand it. In which case, grammar is poor but useful.
Oh wow, I was just giving neenja a hard time; I didn't mean to open up a debate on proper grammar.

In any case, I think we agree, but I'm speaking in a broad sense. Mutual intelligibility is the only reason for rules of any kind, so they're only important insofar as they advance that cause. In the written word, rules and convention are all an author has (even if it's the rules of a pigeon language), but a speaker has other tricks up his sleeve.

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Post by colton » Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:32 pm

A_Morley wrote:Tag out! I'll rip his face off!
I have no idea what you're talking about, but it's hilarious when I imagine Charles Dickens saying it.

Neenja, Space Ghost only blasted Moltar in the adventure series; by the time he got his talk show, he was just blasting Zorak.

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Post by jrtigerfly » Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:39 pm

colton wrote:
jrtigerfly wrote:
colton wrote:
neenjaoflove wrote:well i guess i dont really use it much in typing, its more in spoken language
o well
The written word is the one place that itreallymatters, though. Inflection, facial expressions, gestures, and the like make up for poor grammar in speech, but grammar and punctuation are a writer's only tools for ensuring mutual intelligibility in print.
Not really. Some people talk with no inflection, facial expressions or gestures. I know this one guy you talks and he always sounds mad but he's not. Good usage of grammar can inflict emotions. So I say good use of grammar is what counts. Even then poor grammar can be useful. For instance, in Hawaii they talk in Pigeon speak (no not the bird). They have created their own language so to speak. It is poor and hard to understand if you don't live there. However, they created a Bible in Pigeon that helps them better understand it. In which case, grammar is poor but useful.
Oh wow, I was just giving neenja a hard time; I didn't mean to open up a debate on proper grammar.

In any case, I think we agree, but I'm speaking in a broad sense. Mutual intelligibility is the only reason for rules of any kind, so they're only important insofar as they advance that cause. In the written word, rules and convention are all an author has (even if it's the rules of a pigeon language), but a speaker has other tricks up his sleeve.
Not debating. there's a useless fact about me. i tend to always make people feel like i'm arguing with them.
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Post by neenjaoflove » Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:46 pm

oh... i was wondering how he would have blasted moltar from the other room... i always thought morley's avatar was charles darwin, but i didnt think he looked like that
now i understand
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Post by Del » Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:57 pm

neenjaoflove wrote: now i understand
At least now we're back onto the "Useless facts about myself" thread.
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Post by neenjaoflove » Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:58 pm

that cuts deep del...
wow i guess that too was on topic with the facts no one cares about lol
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Post by A_Morley » Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:59 pm

colton wrote:
A_Morley wrote:Tag out! I'll rip his face off!
I have no idea what you're talking about, but it's hilarious when I imagine Charles Dickens saying it.

Neenja, Space Ghost only blasted Moltar in the adventure series; by the time he got his talk show, he was just blasting Zorak.
Shut your pie hole, Blip! Why, twenty years ago I woulda put your head in a half nelson, twisted it around, saying each letter of the alphabet on every turn, and then when I reached the first letter of my true love's name, it would be the lovely Elizabeth, I would yank your head clean off and roll it down the pike like a bowling ball!
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Post by Dug » Thu Aug 07, 2008 5:01 pm

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Post by MacGuru » Thu Aug 07, 2008 5:04 pm

A_Morley wrote:
colton wrote:
A_Morley wrote:Tag out! I'll rip his face off!
I have no idea what you're talking about, but it's hilarious when I imagine Charles Dickens saying it.

Neenja, Space Ghost only blasted Moltar in the adventure series; by the time he got his talk show, he was just blasting Zorak.
Shut your pie hole, Blip! Why, twenty years ago I woulda put your head in a half nelson, twisted it around, saying each letter of the alphabet on every turn, and then when I reached the first letter of my true love's name, it would be the lovely Elizabeth, I would yank your head clean off and roll it down the pike like a bowling ball!
Be thankful his true love's name isn't Zola.
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Post by jrtigerfly » Thu Aug 07, 2008 5:07 pm

I don't have normal fingernails on the pointer fingers.
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Post by colton » Thu Aug 07, 2008 5:15 pm

My left pointer finger is thicker at the knuckle nearest the fingernail from where I broke it in third grade and it was never set because the doctor didn't think it was really broken. I used that finger to learn my right from my left because before that, I was always getting them mixed up.

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Post by dmbgg » Thu Aug 07, 2008 5:40 pm

neenjaoflove wrote:oh... i was wondering how he would have blasted moltar from the other room... i always thought morley's avatar was charles darwin, but i didnt think he looked like that
now i understand
I knew it wasn't Darwin and it was an author, I had just forgotten.

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Post by neenjaoflove » Thu Aug 07, 2008 5:48 pm

neenjaoflove wrote:
oh... i was wondering how he would have blasted moltar from the other room... i always thought morley's avatar was charles darwin, but i didnt think he looked like that
now i understand

I knew it wasn't Darwin and it was an author, I had just forgotten.
Fine... I'll say it...
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