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Offline Matthew

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Weird Al takes on modern grammar stupidity
« on: July 16, 2014, 07:08:43 PM »
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  • [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/embed/8Gv0H-vPoDc[/youtube]
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    Offline Nadir

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    « Reply #1 on: July 17, 2014, 12:25:04 AM »
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  • There are many word crimes on CathInfo. I was just thinking to start a thread inviting the listing of them.

    Here goes:

    Anyways instead of anyway.

    "Off of" as in "get off of my back" instead of "get off my back".

    Crossbro's inability to interpret the meaning of a past perfect verb as Matthew pointed out in the "Dumb Catholic Match" thread.


    Offline Nadir

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    « Reply #2 on: July 17, 2014, 12:26:48 AM »
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  • Here is a classic

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    I used to kind of think that it did.

    However, upon further reflection, I never heard of a phenomena known as COD, or Circumcision of Desire.

    So I gotta say no.

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    Weird Al takes on modern grammar stupidity
    « Reply #3 on: July 17, 2014, 09:30:30 AM »
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  • I'm an editor. I love this video.

    Sometimes people make mistakes with typos. (My vision is failing and it's getting harder to do things right.) Sometimes we let a colloquial form slip into written speech, especially on the internet.  

    Sometimes these things are done for effect, or as a personal style (I use some archaic words that raise eyebrows, but I don't care. It's me.)  

    However, in the war between prescriptivists and descriptivists, I'm with the former.

    I'm now going to show this to some colleagues.
     

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    « Reply #4 on: July 17, 2014, 03:29:14 PM »
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  • I can tell you this: Weird Al isn't making *any* of these mistakes up. I've seen  all of these mistakes "in the wild".
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    Offline Nadir

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    « Reply #5 on: July 17, 2014, 04:58:01 PM »
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  • Here's an increasingly common one I've noticed lately:
    But other then that we want ....

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    « Reply #6 on: July 17, 2014, 05:09:56 PM »
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  • Just a couple days ago, he put out a video called "FOIL." (My kids showed it to me.) It's goes from wrapping up a sandwich, to tinfoil hats and illuminati talk and lizard people. It's really stupid, but then again, Weird Al is known for stupid.

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    Matthew 5:37

    But let your speech be yea, yea: no, no: and that which is over and above these, is of evil.

    My Avatar is Fr. Hector Bolduc. He was a faithful parish priest in De Pere, WI,

    Offline Nadir

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    « Reply #7 on: July 17, 2014, 05:18:05 PM »
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  • "In regards to" instead of "in regard to" or "Regarding".


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    « Reply #8 on: July 17, 2014, 06:04:24 PM »
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    FINALLY someone packs it all into one video.  Cool.  

    So now, the world's problems in illiteracy are a done deal!  IT'S OVER!   :confused1:



    Let's see how many misplaced or missing apostrophes there are, now.  HAHAHA  

    One thing's for sure, there seems to be a penchant for some types of people to look for ways of breaking rules just to break rules.  And as an educator you have to be immaculate, because if you place apostrophes correctly all year long, and then one day when you make one mistake and put one where it doesn't belong, you will wake up to find that all your students of this stripe will copy your one mistake like it's a new dogma or whatever.  

    And when you explain the "contraction" lesson, their eyes will glaze over.  It goes in one ear and out the other.  

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    « Reply #9 on: July 17, 2014, 06:09:30 PM »
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    I found that pretty funny, actually.  

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    Offline Neil Obstat

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    « Reply #10 on: July 17, 2014, 06:14:07 PM »
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    Readers might take comfort in knowing that Fr. Patrick Perez took a minute to explain from the pulpit that anyone who sends him an e-mail that replaces "you" with "u" can rest assured that he will TRASH the thing and never hear from him about it.  Actually, it probably took about 17 seconds.

    Since today is the 17th and everyone born in 1917 is 97 this year.  


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    « Reply #11 on: July 17, 2014, 06:24:27 PM »
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  • IOW - don't tell Msgr. Perez in an e-mail, "tnk u" -- IYKWIM  HAHAHA







    Whether we like it or not, the advent of text messaging from a cell phone is evoking a fundamental change in the way young people spell.  If this continues apace, in one more generation we'll have a new language going on.  Mark my words.


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    « Reply #12 on: July 22, 2014, 06:21:43 AM »
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  • Somebody wrote per say twice in the one post.


    per se
    adverb
    Latin
    by, of, for, or in itself; intrinsically:
    This candidate is not a pacifist per se, but he is in favor of peaceful solutions when practicable.

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    « Reply #13 on: July 22, 2014, 08:19:20 AM »
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  • Quote from: Brennus


    I'm an editor. I love this video.


    I'm also an editor, Brennus. Something that drives me crazy: "Should of," as in, "I should of known better." :facepalm:

    "Kindness is for fools! They [modernists] want to be treated with oil, soap, and caresses, but they ought to be beaten with fists. In a duel, you don't count or measure the blows, you strike as you can. War is not made with charity. It is a struggle, a duel." -- Pope St. Pius X

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    « Reply #14 on: July 22, 2014, 05:08:23 PM »
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  • Quote from: Charlemagne
    Quote from: Brennus


    I'm an editor. I love this video.


    I'm also an editor, Brennus. Something that drives me crazy: "Should of," as in, "I should of known better." :facepalm:



    That's meant to be "I should HAVE known better" A verb, not a preposition.

     

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