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Re: Grammar Time!

September 16th, 2022, 10:02 pm

I understood that as more of a mark to market situation. Anyway, it matters not, because even if I speak the right sentence, nobody understands my accent! Except for my boyfriend - so I speak mynorsk and he translates to bokmål.
I like and may adopt the hybrid language concept of “mynorsk”. I will take it to mean “Norwegian my way!”, exclamation mark included.
 
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Re: Grammar Time!

September 16th, 2022, 10:05 pm

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I am definitely against the Oxford comma in this one although, technically, should it be sows?
 
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Re: Grammar Time!

September 16th, 2022, 10:42 pm

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I am definitely against the Oxford comma in this one although, technically, should it be sows
oink, oink
They sought it with thimbles, they sought it with care; They pursued it with forks and hope; They threatened its life with a railway-share; They charmed it with smiles and soap.
 
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Re: Grammar Time!

September 18th, 2022, 7:02 pm

But Boris is also a dab hand at hyphens

"The doubters, the doomsters, the gloomsters – they are going to get it wrong again. The people who bet against Britain are going to lose their shirts."

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Re: Grammar Time!

October 5th, 2022, 5:52 pm

special operation
partial mobilisation
tactical retreat
big Russians

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Re: Grammar Time!

October 11th, 2022, 7:04 am

“When you catch an adjective, kill it. No, I don't mean utterly, but kill most of them--then the rest will be valuable. They weaken when they are close together. They give strength when they are far apart.”

― Mark Twain
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Re: Grammar Time!

October 11th, 2022, 9:17 am

special operation
partial mobilisation
tactical retreat
big Russians

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"advisory referendum" (SNP, Scotland)

love it
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Re: Grammar Time!

December 4th, 2022, 3:40 pm

Politically correct what?
Politically correct, what?

which?
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Re: Grammar Time!

December 4th, 2022, 4:45 pm

Politically correct what?
Politically correct, what?

which?

Great quote! I had to resist to not write lovely comma
 
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Re: Grammar Time!

December 4th, 2022, 5:19 pm

Politically correct what?
Politically correct, what?

which?

Great quote! I had to resist to not write lovely comma
Were you fearing retribution?  :o
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Re: Grammar Time!

Yesterday, 7:08 pm

driving his scooter drunk 
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Re: Grammar Time!

Yesterday, 7:57 pm

driving his scooter drunk 
"driving drunk his scooter", instead?
my French bias for the order of the words in there...
 
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Re: Grammar Time!

Yesterday, 8:04 pm

Driving his drunk scooter. You may expect everything from Depardiev.
 
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Re: Grammar Time!

Yesterday, 8:21 pm

Driving his drunk scooter. You may expect everything from Depardiev.
aka a Tesla self-driving scooter
 
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Re: Grammar Time!

Yesterday, 8:34 pm

I’m sure Elon would support drunken drivers in self-driving mode.
But, back onto the off-topic. Headline from The Pratt Tribune, a (sorry, the) newspaper of Pratt, Kansas: “Students get first hand job experience”. As in firsthand, get it?