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posted on Mar, 23 2018 @ 03:55 PM
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edit on 23-3-2018 by Astrocyte because: (no reason given)




posted on Mar, 23 2018 @ 03:59 PM
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I actually wanted to read "Why the world will collapse"



posted on Mar, 23 2018 @ 04:00 PM
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...wat?



posted on Mar, 23 2018 @ 04:01 PM
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Therefore I am.



posted on Mar, 23 2018 @ 04:30 PM
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a reply to: Astrocyte

Is not.



posted on Mar, 23 2018 @ 04:34 PM
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a reply to: Astrocyte

E prime?



posted on Mar, 23 2018 @ 04:35 PM
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Coco coco loco

Animo ....animo .....animo...12345


edit on 3 23 2018 by tadaman because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 23 2018 @ 04:39 PM
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Isa



posted on Mar, 23 2018 @ 04:45 PM
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You either is or you ain't.

If you is, then be.



posted on Mar, 23 2018 @ 04:55 PM
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There is no is.

Seriously.



posted on Mar, 23 2018 @ 05:11 PM
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Astrocyte taking it to NEW LEVELS.

Only HE can comprehend the meaning of this thread.

LOL



posted on Mar, 23 2018 @ 05:18 PM
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a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss

Isnt isnt



posted on Mar, 24 2018 @ 06:41 AM
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We are through the looking glass here people!



posted on Apr, 13 2018 @ 02:59 PM
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In the English language, the verb 'to be' (also known as the copula) has several distinct functions:

*identity, of the form "noun copula definite-noun" [The cat is my only pet]; [The cat is Garfield]
*class membership, of the form "definite-noun copula noun" [Garfield is a cat]
*class inclusion, of the form "noun copula noun" [A cat is an animal]
*predication, of the form "noun copula adjective" [The cat is furry]
*auxiliary, of the form "noun copula verb" [The cat is sleeping]; [The cat is being bitten by the dog]. The examples illustrate two different uses of 'be' as an auxiliary. In the first, 'be' is part of the progressive aspect, used with "-ing" on the verb; in the second, it is part of the passive, as indicated by the perfect participle of a transitive verb.
*existence, of the form "there copula noun" [There is a cat]
*location, of the form "noun copula place-phrase" [The cat is on the mat]; [The cat is here]

Bourland sees specifically the "identity" and "predication" functions as pernicious, but advocates eliminating all forms for the sake of simplicity. In the case of the "existence" form (and less idiomatically, the "location" form), one might (for example) simply substitute the verb "exists". Other copula-substitutes in English include taste, feel, smell, sound, grow, remain, stay, and turn, among others a user of E-prime might use instead of to be.

Wikipedia: E-prime.


The use of "is" distinguishes simile and metaphor. One is a ham-fisted approach "dumb as a box of rocks" versus a very poetic, some of the cheese slid off your cracker.

I like the observation by Korzybski about "one full letter grade" when using E-prime instead of the "lazy" copula in the Wikipedia entry.



posted on Apr, 13 2018 @ 03:41 PM
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a reply to: Woodcarver

IS TOO.



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