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Re: ITT, Holist demonstrates why his "English" is superior.
« Reply #135 on: November 11, 2012, 06:04:10 pm »
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« Reply #136 on: November 11, 2012, 07:10:48 pm »
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« Reply #137 on: November 11, 2012, 07:15:09 pm »
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« Reply #138 on: November 12, 2012, 03:32:53 pm »
FTFY. You're welcome.




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Re: ITT, Holist demonstrates why his "English" is superior.
« Reply #139 on: November 14, 2012, 04:07:45 am »
Holist, your corrections weren't critique. They were essentially running the piece through a spell-check.

I did, as a friendly gesture, correct a few typos. This, I felt, was appropriate, because I was under the impression that impeccable grammar would be a good thing to have in this letter, the better to annoy the poor benighted recipient with. I also pointed out a sentence that in my opinion was poorly constructed, and offered a better-constructed version.

Maybe you haven't gotten the hang of nuance in this language, but you must know it exists.

Maybe you are also full of shit.  :lulz:

I wonder if every 20th-century English language novel you've read has margins full of your notes on the grammatical errors the authors made?

Yeah, Joyce, especially, I ended up having to buy another copy.

I don't get it. You think impeccable grammar would have improved his message, but you think I'm full of shit for suggesting that you don't have the hang of English nuance? Now I don't know whether that thing about Joyce is a joke or not.
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Re: ITT, Holist demonstrates why his "English" is superior.
« Reply #140 on: November 15, 2012, 04:02:33 am »
Mo memorized the dictionary

But just can’t seem to find a job

Or anyone who wants to marry

Someone who memorized the dictionary.



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Re: ITT, Holist demonstrates why his "English" is superior.
« Reply #141 on: November 15, 2012, 04:06:09 am »
Mo memorized the dictionary

But just can’t seem to find a job

Or anyone who wants to marry

Someone who memorized the dictionary.



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Re: ITT, Holist demonstrates why his "English" is superior.
« Reply #142 on: November 15, 2012, 05:16:24 am »
Holist, your corrections weren't critique. They were essentially running the piece through a spell-check.

I did, as a friendly gesture, correct a few typos. This, I felt, was appropriate, because I was under the impression that impeccable grammar would be a good thing to have in this letter, the better to annoy the poor benighted recipient with. I also pointed out a sentence that in my opinion was poorly constructed, and offered a better-constructed version.

Maybe you haven't gotten the hang of nuance in this language, but you must know it exists.

Maybe you are also full of shit.  :lulz:

I wonder if every 20th-century English language novel you've read has margins full of your notes on the grammatical errors the authors made?

Yeah, Joyce, especially, I ended up having to buy another copy.

Also you seriously need to drop this 'luck of the straw' point.

I think I have.

It's not an idiom just because someone has said it at some point. You made a mistake, it's okay.

I used some words in a clearly understandable, unproblematic, non-ambiguous manner. Well I beg your pardon, my mother is the whore.

It's like having a conversation with that Balkie guy from the 80's sitcom.

If Balkie did a fuckload of meth.

And had a brain tumor.

With a big dildo stuck in it.
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Re: ITT, Holist demonstrates why his "English" is superior.
« Reply #143 on: November 19, 2012, 03:30:43 pm »
I don't get it. You think impeccable grammar would have improved his message, but you think I'm full of shit for suggesting that you don't have the hang of English nuance? Now I don't know whether that thing about Joyce is a joke or not.

Well not knowing is sometimes superior to knowing. It was a joke. My pleasure.
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Re: ITT, Holist demonstrates why his "English" is superior.
« Reply #144 on: November 19, 2012, 06:26:10 pm »
The smart thing would be to let this drop. Just sayin'.
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Re: ITT, Holist demonstrates why his "English" is superior.
« Reply #145 on: November 19, 2012, 08:21:19 pm »
His track record suggests that this is extremely unlikely. :lulz:
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Re: ITT, Holist demonstrates why his "English" is superior.
« Reply #146 on: November 20, 2012, 05:06:52 am »
What makes it so? Making it so is what makes it so.

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Re: ITT, Holist demonstrates why his "English" is superior.
« Reply #147 on: November 20, 2012, 05:23:27 pm »
Not too keen on rigor, myself - reminds me of mortis

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Re: ITT, Holist demonstrates why his "English" is superior.
« Reply #148 on: November 20, 2012, 05:29:56 pm »
His track record suggests that this is extremely unlikely. :lulz:

I think he likes the attention, which is why he won't interact normally in any of the other threads. He only interacts if he can make it about him.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”



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Re: ITT, Holist demonstrates why his "English" is superior.
« Reply #149 on: November 20, 2012, 05:49:29 pm »
I think he likes the attention, which is why he won't interact normally in any of the other threads. He only interacts if he can make it about him.

Not at all. Most of the other threads I just do not find interesting. In the few that I do find interesting enough to comment on, I either get ignored or mobbed. Being ignored is a hard way to join a conversation, being mobbed also gets boring fast. Hence my admittedly sporadic and disjointed presence in these here boards.
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