Grammar Nazis unite. Or maybe just briefly congregate here--
to argue the delicate nuances, contrasted by prehistoric abuses
to the King's English. Everything in between is where we live.
I care more if you have something to get off your chest, and don't:
than if you were to blow this thread off as inconsequential: IT IS.
Disclaimer pursuant to the T&C--
I submit the middle of a thread is a most inappropriate place to call
some other member out for punctuation, diction or sentence
construction.. especially if some discreditation to the member's
talking point is an underlying motive. Face it: if we all haven't done
it once or twice we've been tempted to go there. I personally can't
recall Luftwaffling someone's post for Comp, Diction or a spell checker
out to a long lunch... but the day is still young.
This is no New Year's resolution gone rotten or a resolve to change
much if nobody's getting ruffled out there. But an occasional U2U
to our less fluent or more understandably other-than-Yank/Brit
denizens politely calling a phrase 'off-camera' is only neighborly.
We're here because we can't stand to read WEEDS. /End of Disclaimer
Enough of the tap dancing-- this is where I want to see Yogi Berra
compare favorably with Keats or Thoreau... compared to the posted
gaffes. If there's no finger hair or blood-dampened skin on the
sidewalk it didn't happen. You know what I mean
Lips out chin up ... or was that chimp already out?
"And They're OFF!" Phil Georgeff on the call. RIP mister: I miss you.
Fraidys First. I encountered an article on another site this morning
that did more than repulse me-- it caused genuine concern about
"Who taught the Teacher??" It was simply stunning; with the amount
and severity of basic
usage, I afterward questioned whether or
not the individual was fit to administer his office.
I will diligently attempt to keep off-site content accredited...
although an emphasis will also be footnoted as required.
1,400 Illegal Immigrant Kids Enter Miami-Dade Schools
or: the Cumulative Dangers of Multiculturalism
This is sentence construction and diction — as practiced by a
NEWSMAX Wednesday, 03 Sep 2014 09:51 AM * By Melanie Batley
The Miami-Dade school district has seen an influx of 1,400
unaccompanied minors from Central America this year, forcing
it to expand first-year English language classes and assess new
According to National Public Radio, the flood of new students
into the district amounts to 800 more than last year.
"These kids basically all been here within a couple of months.
I think the ones that have been here the longest have been
here three months. We had one just enter a week ago,"
Miami Jackson High School Principal Carlos Rios told NPR.
(Emphasis added by submitter)
"Obviously, the first week of school we saw about 100 students
come in, and it hasn't stopped. You see the office out there,
there's still parents coming in, there's still students coming in."
High School PRINCIPAL in Dade County Florida. Check.
I have three questions regarding the dialog’s content:
“These kids, basically all ^having^ been” indoctrinated for several
generations in ghetto slang, will soon have succeeded in absorbing
career suicide skills by grammar rulu.
Did the one kid last week merely attain residence in Dade
County (after all it was described literally by you that he
simply arrived); encounter the culture: so what happened
Did he escape; hopefully with his wits intact? Did he slip
the rift back into his sane universe? To hear the principal of
my imminent brain jail using that level of diction would get
me back out the door—running down the street screaming
myself hoarse by the 10th Grade.
Please finish that thought, Your Honor… the fate of a young
human mind hangs in the balance.
Ultimately, with no further elaboration I see in the accounting,
some unknown is indicated as to the candidate’s present status.
It may be just as well under the circumstances that the where-
abouts of the individual remain a mystery. For the sake of the
young one it also could lend a grain of plausibility to one of my
Toward whatever outcome, and to where our young migrant
could eventually reappear, I pray for a better fortune in his
search for knowledge. To the extent of learning the new
indigenous lingo it could be less than a toss-up chance for his
I’m sure there are still English Composition students that
caught the third problem, aren’t there?
JUST A STUPID KNUCKLE DRAGGING TOOL MAKER FROM CHICAGO, retired