reply to post by Tamale_214
I did offer what I had to say,
I am sorry if it made you angry!
However if you are frustrated because you cant see the logic of what I was saying,
Well thats why stories such as this, and the spin of governments and advertising to make you buy things work so well on most of the population.
His story cant be right, as they would see it before he posted it and be waiting for him my freind.
MeThinks is old english, and used int his traditional context, as for example
"You doth Protest too much (elf lol) Methinks"
Made famous by Shakespeare. However in that context it is used as in maybe the best way to explain its meaning is "Is known to be" or maybe
something like "It is understood that"
So as I am sure with your keen eye on detail in these matters the use therefore as above and as you describe is an Impersonal Verb, the verb being
from "thought/Thinks" as thought came first in the english language.
However as the above clearly shows, for the use in this context the verb is indicating a "Known/Accepted" fact or basis for a belief structure.
Well maybe I was giving the op a tiny bit of leeway?
Do I have proof he is actually weaving a story?
So maybe in this context I have shown my splitting of the verb into its roots is appropiate, as it is a little to early to be 100% of judement.
Also though my Screen name may be a better guide as to my use of that split verb that annoyed you so much?
Peace & Kind Regards,
[edit on 5-3-2010 by MischeviousElf]