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Re: Did you know?

Postby black bart » Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:04 am

Zankou 2.0 wrote:You relise that that was an elaborate joke, right?

I tried to include everyone.


Did you know that being impregnated by Virtual Xenomorph's is really hard to pronounce/explain when you visit the family planning clinic? If only John Hurt had had the benefit of Ultrasound.
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Re: Did you know?

Postby aidiore » Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:57 pm

did you know that...having an orgasm might kill you with the high intracraneal pressure...
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Re: Did you know?

Postby Zankou 2.0 » Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:09 pm

"Going out with a bang", so to speak.


Did you know that saying "as it were", is a linguistically correct waysto illustrate that you are being facetious or using slang, but makes no sense grammatically?

It is a shortening of "as if it were so", and, yet, makes no sense like that, either.

Did you know that this bothers me, and I have yet to find a way to circumvent this that satisfies me?
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Re: Did you know?

Postby Detective TurtleHolmes » Thu Aug 14, 2008 1:34 am

Did you know that only correct grammar can satisfy Zankou?
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Re: Did you know?

Postby black bart » Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:49 am

Alright I know stuff all about grammaaaarghhhh (that should annoy him), but here's a miss quotation thing:

Did you know 'Beam me up, Scotty' is a misquotation of 'Beam us up, Mr Scott?'
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Re: Did you know?

Postby aaRghNAbled » Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:06 am

Zankou 2.0 wrote:"Going out with a bang", so to speak.


Did you know that saying "as it were", is a linguistically correct waysto illustrate that you are being facetious or using slang, but makes no sense grammatically?

It is a shortening of "as if it were so", and, yet, makes no sense like that, either.

Did you know that this bothers me, and I have yet to find a way to circumvent this that satisfies me?


Isn't this an instance of the subjunctive mood, or tense, of the verb to be? If I were more awake, I'd look it up.
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Re: Did you know?

Postby black bart » Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:10 am

Did you know that aaRghNAbled is not very awake?
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Re: Did you know?

Postby black bart » Wed Aug 27, 2008 5:43 am

Did you know that all babies are colour blind when they are born?
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Re: Did you know?

Postby Zankou 2.0 » Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:36 am

black bart wrote:Did you know that all babies are colour blind when they are born?

Yes. They also have no kneecaps.
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Re: Did you know?

Postby WelshRarePasta » Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:00 pm

Zankou 2.0 wrote:"Going out with a bang", so to speak.


Did you know that saying "as it were", is a linguistically correct waysto illustrate that you are being facetious or using slang, but makes no sense grammatically?

It is a shortening of "as if it were so", and, yet, makes no sense like that, either.

Did you know that this bothers me, and I have yet to find a way to circumvent this that satisfies me?


Did you know that I counted at least 9 grammatical and punctuation errors in your fine analysis of the use of the phrase 'as it were?' You must be a deeply conflicted and unhappy human being.
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Re: Did you know?

Postby fueledbycoffee » Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:06 pm

WelshRarePasta wrote:
Zankou 2.0 wrote:"Going out with a bang", so to speak.


Did you know that saying "as it were", is a linguistically correct waysto illustrate that you are being facetious or using slang, but makes no sense grammatically?

It is a shortening of "as if it were so", and, yet, makes no sense like that, either.

Did you know that this bothers me, and I have yet to find a way to circumvent this that satisfies me?


Did you know that I counted at least 9 grammatical and punctuation errors in your fine analysis of the use of the phrase 'as it were?' You must be a deeply conflicted and unhappy human being.


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Re: Did you know?

Postby Zankou 2.0 » Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:01 pm

WelshRarePasta wrote:
Zankou 2.0 wrote:"Going out with a bang", so to speak.


Did you know that saying "as it were", is a linguistically correct waysto illustrate that you are being facetious or using slang, but makes no sense grammatically?

It is a shortening of "as if it were so", and, yet, makes no sense like that, either.

Did you know that this bothers me, and I have yet to find a way to circumvent this that satisfies me?


Did you know that I counted at least 9 grammatical and punctuation errors in your fine analysis of the use of the phrase 'as it were?' You must be a deeply conflicted and unhappy human being.

Any errors are a result of having chopped up and retyped every sentence in that post mulitple times. It was a very difficult post to write.
The second comma is there because I forgot to remove it after removing the list of linguistically correct but grammatically incorrect phrases I was going to include. I decided to focus only on the most common one. "Waysto" is still there because I forgot to remove the "s" after removing the aforementioned list, and also because I clicked one space too close to the "s" when I continued to type.

There should be a comma after "facetious". That is a genuine eror, I think.

I only counted six. Where are you getting the other three?

...

Oh, I see. I don't put the comma or period inside the quotation marks unless it belongs there. If I were quotng someone on "Holy Shit!" I would include it, but if I were to type: "He said 'the apple is red'.", I wouldn't, because the period isn't part of the quotation. Notice that it is when I quote myself, though, with the outer set of quote marks.

Punctuation is silly, sometimes.
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-Albert Einstein

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Re: Did you know?

Postby Zankou 2.0 » Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:02 pm

The above post is a very elaborate way of saying: "No, I am not deeply conflicted. I am just nuts."
--Zankou II

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"Science can purify religion from error and superstition; religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes. Each can draw the other into a wider world, a world in which both can flourish."
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Re: Did you know?

Postby ChowMein » Wed Aug 27, 2008 6:47 pm

Dud ye lot knowest that a half ounce of bleech added to yer dish water will disolve alla tea stanes frum yer teapot and/or teacups ?

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Re: Did you know?

Postby WelshRarePasta » Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:48 am

Zankou 2.0 wrote:Oh, I see. I don't put the comma or period inside the quotation marks unless it belongs there. If I were quotng someone on "Holy Shit!" I would include it, but if I were to type: "He said 'the apple is red'.", I wouldn't, because the period isn't part of the quotation. Notice that it is when I quote myself, though, with the outer set of quote marks.

Punctuation is silly, sometimes.


I'm with ya. Was just givin you a hard time! I spent a few awful years teaching grammar, so...

Did you know that punctuation goes inside quotation marks even when not part of the quotation? It is a strange but true feature of all standard grammar formats of common and academic English, but commonly disregarded by publishers and printers. Another feature of punctuation unknown to mortal man is that, contrary to what you might have been told, you should always include the last comma in a list (i.e., verbs, nouns, and commas is correct while verbs, nouns and commas is not). Again, thank the printers and publishers for that one.
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"That is correct. Jehovah is infinite in his snottiness."
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