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if you're gonna spread misinfo and disinfo atleast learn English.

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posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 11:29 PM
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a reply to: Astyanax

Thank you, that rant was not so bad after all!




posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 11:38 PM
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a reply to: mattsawaufo

I'm so ashamed to human...



posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 11:56 PM
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But "whom" is my favourite number in the whole alphabet.



originally posted by: randyvs
a reply to: mattsawaufo
I'm pretty sure your keypad should be governed by
a breathalyzer.


I'd be screwed if that was the case.

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Dno't wrory aubot the slpeling (or gamrmer) mtae

I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid. Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig, huh ? Yaeh, and I awlyas thought slpeling was ipmorantt !



posted on Aug, 8 2014 @ 12:39 AM
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Dear, sir and/or madam. I post here as to word for you reeding. Enlgish is my natural mouth. I grew as america in youth and now too adulting. For your word kindly. I, understaning that peoples not speak right englush not good. Maybe we switch to just maths, because, scientists proove it universal to men (and aliens). You are a good smart one. I go now for back to college for true. Best for now. And keep good work ups.



posted on Aug, 8 2014 @ 12:40 AM
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a reply to: mattsawaufo

Two whom r u talking two.

English is my first language but I was raised by dolphins so I am also fluent in a second language. Squee squee squeek squee to you good sir.



posted on Aug, 8 2014 @ 01:05 AM
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You're complaining because you have poor grammar? lol



posted on Aug, 8 2014 @ 01:07 AM
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sigh...



posted on Aug, 8 2014 @ 02:37 AM
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originally posted by: Springer
sigh...


Whom do you think you are? Are these petty squabbles not enough to entertain? You sigh? Well good Sir, I will sigh back at you!

SIGH! I say! SIGH!



posted on Aug, 8 2014 @ 02:42 AM
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originally posted by: Domo1

originally posted by: Springer
sigh...


Whom do you think you are? Are these petty squabbles not enough to entertain? You sigh? Well good Sir, I will sigh back at you!

SIGH! I say! SIGH!

3 stars for a sigh for springer !
Guess it's sucking up time for ats users SIGH !



posted on Aug, 8 2014 @ 02:49 AM
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a reply to: Denoli

This has been a hoot! He whom, they who ha, ha as though many actually care these days. I was told by a South African University Prof pidgeon English is quite OK because it means that South Africans can all sit around the table and talk in one language - how dare I complain! As she was marking my papers, I thought best to keep quiet as when people with this influence decide what is OK for the English language, who are the English English speakers to object?



posted on Aug, 8 2014 @ 02:53 AM
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a reply to: Springer


originally posted by: Springer
sigh...


About whom are you sighing?



posted on Aug, 8 2014 @ 03:22 AM
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People don't seem to have a problem using "him" or "her" so why should they have a problem with "whom"?

Simple rule, change the "who/whom" to "he/him". If you'd use "he", it should be "who". If you'd use "him", it should be "whom".

He is terrible at English => Who is terrible at English?

I gave him an English lesson => To whom did you give an English lesson?

I don't think we can blame him => So whom can we blame?


Unless you say things like "Him is terrible at English", it really isn't hard.



posted on Aug, 8 2014 @ 07:14 AM
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a reply to: mysterioustranger

I took college level courses in English by the time I was a freshman in high school. I spent all of my adult life being told I was talking down to everyone, because I used decent English when speaking. Life taught me most people can't understand a word you say when you speak English at a higher level therefore I learned to make it a general rule to speak to the level of the hearer.

I believe writing is the same way for many. When you begin writing at higher levels, your average person simply cannot understand you, or they think you are foreign. It's why I don't care about grammar or any other writing skill when I'm online.

However, because of all of the above and in light of the OP, I vote we give the OP homework. I want him to read one of my favorite books; Clive Barker's Imajica.

It's excellent and I imagine reading it will improve his skills with the English language.



posted on Aug, 8 2014 @ 07:20 AM
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Whom is appropriate when used as a direct object (which follows a preposition) as in "to whom" or "from whom" or
"by whom". Strunk and White didn't just make this sh*t up.

And be tolerant OP - we all have so much to learn from each other. I admit to being turned off by members who make it apparent that they're from an English-speaking country yet fail to use anything close to proper English, but that is very, very seldom. It's difficult to divine a member's origin unless it's clearly stated. And vital information is missed when judging harshly. I grew a great deal just reading here. I suggest you appreciate members for what they have to teach, not their grammatical methodology. We all screw up.



posted on Aug, 8 2014 @ 07:43 AM
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The grammar element of the OP was a lot less disturbing than the notion that anybody who doesn't have "an American agenda" shouldn't be posting on the site. Why should I have an American agenda? I've spent all of two weeks in America in my entire 37 years of life. Who made America so special?



posted on Aug, 8 2014 @ 07:58 AM
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a reply to: Astyanax


There was one grammatical error in it — 'who's' instead of 'whose'




HA! You're right !! Now, if only you could hear me speak in English...you'd understand just how French I am LOL ...

I stand corrected.. thanks, I learned something today !!



posted on Aug, 8 2014 @ 08:09 AM
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I know it's been said but I just love that OP jumps on those who use bad spelling and grammar...and has a title like that

-snicker-

((The preceeding post was not edited for grammar and spelling...cuz))
edit on 8-8-2014 by KyoZero because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 8 2014 @ 08:11 AM
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I am in England, grew up in the UK, my accent is sort of varied.

French people tell me my French accent is upper class Parisienne. Sometimes I think in French and this sometimes reflects in how I write in English.

Perhaps I was French in a past life or something, but even with perfect grammar (not suggesting mine is perfect), linguistic influences can show in writing.

Sometimes a hint of an accent in writing is charming IMO.
edit on 8-8-2014 by theabsolutetruth because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 8 2014 @ 04:56 PM
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a reply to: SonoftheSun
So you think it should be "guess whose coming to dinner" next



posted on Aug, 8 2014 @ 05:34 PM
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a reply to: mattsawaufo
Eh?

SotS was admitting to a mistake. He wrote "most probably someone who's first language isn't English", which is wrong:
It should be "whose".

The film title is short for "Guess Who Is Coming To Dinner", so it's "Who's".



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