Then and than not mentioned?
It is erred frequently on this site. Where were these kids teachers and parents when it came to readin and writin?
Good grammar is a nice goal, but not really imperative in this more modern, ad hoc forum. Good communication is imperative. I can get past most of the mistakes and typos, but what I cannot get past (and so these posts are LITERALLY passed) is the failure to use paragraphs.
Just read one of my previous posts and caught my own error.
It is PREROGATIVE not perogative.
Bad RamBo, bad! :slap:
Just realized I used no instead of know in my last post here, in the grammar thread no less.
Does it bother anyone else when someone uses good instead of well? I had a teacher that pounded this into my head and now I get a little frustrated about it. Drove my parents nuts for awhile with it. I think they know what an adverb and an adjective are now.
Something that comes to mind is a fun little word game that Mark used to play during his
Someone would challenge him by giving him a really obscure or not often used word, and
Mark would pick a good time to somehow work the word into his broadcast before the end
of the evening.
I really liked that, and was wondering if anyone else here enjoyed listening to that too?
The problem, however, is that it's such a stupid way to spell it. (February, subtle, pneumonia, etc.) Part of the complexity of this whole discussion is that language evolves. Many of the "proper" words being used on this thread were considered wrong and un-grammar-like a hundred years ago according to the 1910 dictionaries. One person's grammatical error may be another man's cutting edge thinking.
You could probably write a book just from watching/listening to a few derrick rose interviews. Also saw in an article about the latest Matt Barnes tweet where Chris Paul said "Man, he's not afraid of nothing" :eek:
That said, a lot of these "issues" don't bother me. The double negative is one of those. It's actually more common in other languages (like Russian), where it is grammatically correct. One would sound funny for not using it, as it is used to intensify the meaning of the expression.
The best part is, it was widely used in English until the Enlightenment, unless someone corrects me on that (I'm not 100% sure).
How about when someone says "I don't got one of those", instead of "I don't have one of those".
I notice the word "got" being misused almost every day.
One that annoys me, a person that thinks they're better than everyone else and is annoyingly smug is a prima donna. It's not premadonna. Premadonna is Cher or something.
Two of my all time favs from the sporting world:
"He disrespected me!"
A note on my attitude about the whole subject: It doesn't "annoy" me. I think it just Americanisms. It's quaint.
that is all
edit: also, phase v. faze
faze - VERB. letting something get to you. ex) he was not fazed by the bright lights of the nba finals.
phase - NOUN. a stage, a section, a part. ex) the second phase of the proceedings.
phaze - ???????????? wtf is this