English is such a hard language :-)

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Re: English is such a hard language :-)

Postby ChristianBecker » Fri May 18, 2012 11:38 am

You know, this really fits your avatar.
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Re: English is such a hard language :-)

Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri May 18, 2012 11:43 am

Eeeeeek
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Re: English is such a hard language :-)

Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:58 pm

On his 78th birthday, a man got a gift certificate from his wife. The certificate paid for a visit to a medicine man living on a nearby reservation who was rumored to have a wonderful cure for erectile dysfunction.

After being persuaded, he drove to the reservation, handed his gift certificate to the medicine man and wondered what he was in for.

The old man slowly, methodically produced a potion; handed it to him, and with a grip on his shoulder, warned:

"This is powerful medicine and it must be respected. You take only a teaspoonful and then say, '1-2-3'. When you do that, you will become more manly than you have ever been in your life and you can perform as long as you want!"

The elderly man was encouraged. As he walks away, he turned and asked, "How do I stop the medicine from working?"

"Your partner must say, '1-2-3-4'," the medicine man responded.

"...but when she does, the medicine will not work again until the next full moon."

He was very eager to see if it worked. When he got home, he showered, shaved, took a spoonful of the medicine and then invited his wife to join him in the bedroom.

When she came in, he took off his clothes and said, "1-2-3!" Immediately, he was the manliest of men!

His wife was excited and began throwing off her clothes ...and then she asked, "What was the 1-2-3 for?"

...And that, boys and girls, is why we should never end our sentences with a preposition because we could end up with a dangling participle.
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Re: English is such a hard language :-)

Postby Conforumist » Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:39 pm

Pet peeve,

I notice a lot of people here will use "too" instead of "either" (including my wife).

For example,
I might say, " I have not seen ______ movie": And the person will respond, I have not see it too". :?
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Re: English is such a hard language :-)

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:46 pm

When you say "here" you mean Canada?
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Re: English is such a hard language :-)

Postby Dotsie » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:48 pm

Are you telling people off for their English? :shock: Dangerous ground :lol: Or maybe I'm wrong and others will say they don't like it too.
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Re: English is such a hard language :-)

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:52 pm

It does not matter if it's used in the wrong context as long as people get the jist, as we have some members who are dyslectic on here.
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Re: English is such a hard language :-)

Postby Conforumist » Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:38 pm

Tonyblack wrote:When you say "here" you mean Canada?


Sorry, Nova Scotia.
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Re: English is such a hard language :-)

Postby Dotsie » Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:43 am

Ah! Well if you're not picking on us, that's alright then :lol:
What's up with this glass? Excuse me? Excuse me? This is my glass? I don't think so. My glass was full! And it was a bigger glass!
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Re: English is such a hard language :-)

Postby ChristianBecker » Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:29 am

Conforumist wrote:Pet peeve,

I notice a lot of people here will use "too" instead of "either" (including my wife).

For example,
I might say, " I have not seen ______ movie": And the person will respond, I have not see it too". :?

Well, compared to people who have problems with the past participle of "to see" or where to put quotation marks, this seems rather harmless. Just razzing you. :P ;)

Would it be correct to say "I, too, have not seen it."?
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Re: English is such a hard language :-)

Postby michelanCello » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:51 am

I'm not an English expert buti'd accept it ;)

Ok if we're discussing language, can anyone please explain "ain't" to me? Because sometimes it's used as isn't and sometimes I see it in the context of "I ain't got no whatever"... I know it's not "proper" English, but I've always wondered and even my English teacher didn't have an answer to this one... :S
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Re: English is such a hard language :-)

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:00 am

Ain't = slang for isn't.

I ain't got no money = really bad grammar!! Two negatives (ain't and no), so technically they are saying that they do have some money, which is the complete opposite of what they're trying to say.




OK. Now somebody will come along and correct me!!
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Re: English is such a hard language :-)

Postby michelanCello » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:03 am

Thank's Bouncy! :)
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Re: English is such a hard language :-)

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:37 am

Say it ain't so. :D
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Re: English is such a hard language :-)

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:44 am

Innit.
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