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Re: Grammar Time!

June 30th, 2018, 9:02 pm

Cuchulainn wrote:
bearish wrote:
At least he didn't refer to him as King Salmon.

50% chance?

Whatever
 
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Re: Grammar Time!

July 1st, 2018, 7:24 pm

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Re: Grammar Time!

July 14th, 2018, 11:21 am

Bill C-16 – No, its Not about Criminalizing Pronoun Misuse
http://sds.utoronto.ca/blog/bill-c-16-n ... un-misuse/
 
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Re: Grammar Time!

July 14th, 2018, 5:10 pm

I haven't been following the debate, but wiki suggests that the article cuch linked is inaccurate.
The article says that Peterson said X and X is untrue therefore Peterson is (pick your choice epithet)
The flaw in that argument is that Peterson didn't say X, he said Y, and the article doesn't address Y
From wiki
He stated that his objection to the bill was based on potential free speech implications if the Criminal Code is amended, as he claimed he could then be prosecuted under provincial human rights laws if he refuses to call a transsexual student or faculty member by the individual's preferred pronoun. Furthermore, he argued that the new amendments paired with section 46.3 of the Ontario Human Rights Code would make it possible for employers and organizations to be subject to punishment under the code if any employee or associate says anything that can be construed "directly or indirectly" as offensive, "whether intentionally or unintentionally". Other academics challenged Peterson's interpretation of C-16, while some scholars such as Robert P. George supported Peterson's initiative.


Peterson's argument seems to be that C-16 would have a knock-on effect on PROVINCIAL human rights laws so that misgendering would become a crime under PROVINCIAL human rights laws.
The article just says it wouldn't be a crime under C-16 itself

That article reminds me of NYT fact-checking
 
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July 17th, 2018, 2:36 pm

I noticed there aren’t any commas in your book. Is this your way of cutting back on punctuation noise? Commas are a kind of channel noise. You’re not getting to the verb fast enough. Why make us wait? The comma is on its way out. Use small words. The perfect illustration is a swear phrase: Go to hell! Screw you!

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Re: Grammar Time!

July 18th, 2018, 7:18 am

“I don’t see why it wouldn’t be Russia"

Politicians and double negatives.
 
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Re: Grammar Time!

July 20th, 2018, 9:08 pm

Saw this today

Dogs not allowed on the mountain
Local sheep farmers are exempt.

BTW how do you pronounce
bababadalgharaghtakamminarronnkonnbronntonnerronntuonnthunntrovarrhounawnskawntoohoohoordenenthurnuk!

??/
 
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Re: Grammar Time!

July 21st, 2018, 3:59 pm

Cuchulainn wrote:
Saw this today

Dogs not allowed on the mountain
Local sheep farmers are exempt.

BTW how do you pronounce
bababadalgharaghtakamminarronnkonnbronntonnerronntuonnthunntrovarrhounawnskawntoohoohoordenenthurnuk!

??/


did they change Lggbdtttiqqaapp again?

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July 25th, 2018, 5:43 am

without reading the story, what does this headline mean to you?
Dogs go out of their way to help upset owners, study shows
a) dogs help their owners who are upset
b) dogs help others who are upsetting the dogs' owners
 
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Re: Grammar Time!

July 25th, 2018, 9:18 am

ppauper wrote:
without reading the story, what does this headline mean to you?
Dogs go out of their way to help upset owners, study shows
a) dogs help their owners who are upset
b) dogs help others who are upsetting the dogs' owners

what about this class of dogs and owners?
Dogs not allowed on the mountain
Local sheep farmers are exempt.
 
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Re: Grammar Time!

July 25th, 2018, 12:10 pm

Cuchulainn wrote:
ppauper wrote:
without reading the story, what does this headline mean to you?
Dogs go out of their way to help upset owners, study shows
a) dogs help their owners who are upset
b) dogs help others who are upsetting the dogs' owners

what about this class of dogs and owners?
Dogs not allowed on the mountain
Local sheep farmers are exempt.


In a new study, scientists from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, US, took 34 dogs and positioned them behind a door which was closed with magnets, with their owners on the other side.


That is in-depth study, robust research methodology
 
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Re: Grammar Time!

September 9th, 2018, 4:19 pm

Commas in C++
 
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Re: Grammar Time!

September 13th, 2018, 4:25 pm

No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

Where's tags?
 
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Re: Grammar Time!

September 14th, 2018, 4:15 pm

So, an interesting one here on the "UK and EU In or Out" thread today.

Cuchulainn:
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farm subsidies UK

the average English farm received £24,900 in subsidies last year. 


And most of it is coming from the EU. 
Most farmers I know have at least 2 jobs, And their wives.

Best job is plumbing. Big bucks.

**

So, most farmers have two jobs, and

a) each one has a wife, who also qualifies as a "job," so 3 jobs?, (indeed, even I can be kind of "high maintenance" once in awhile, but I get back on track quickly!)
b) wives, who also have two jobs, or 
c) more than one wife, and at that point, who cares about the jobs! Make hay while the sun shines! :D

Plumbing is indeed a lucrative and "great" job if you do not mind crawling around in small dank spaces, dealing with malodorous problems, and getting your hands dirty (really dirty) much of the time.

Sure, putting sinks into gourmet kitchens and wonderful bath-shower-hot tubs into marbled rooms would be "fun".

But when the emergency call comes in at 11 pm on a weekend, that's not going to be the work order... 
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September 14th, 2018, 5:42 pm

Good find, trackstar. After I wrote it I realised it might be construed in different ways. Sheep farmers' wives cost a fortune.Most do their shopping in Grafton Street.

We had Junior and his metal buddies visiting us when the sewage system broke down. Not nice. The plumber fixed the blocked pipes (aaargh). And he installed a new 1000 litre water tank with a lock to make sure secret service don't tamper. The 2 erstwhile Harp lager tanks have now been laid to rust.

I found a dead sheep on the mountain. I let it dry out and it is now part of Junior's collections.

a) each one has a wife,
Some have sheep

 Some time ago I asked an American lady what seemed to her the most noticeable difference between Austria and America. Her answer: the plumbing!!  
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