posted on Nov, 25 2011 @ 02:37 PM
reply to post by eightfold
..... so here it is for your pleasure and derision, which one likely depends on what part of the world your from. It made me laugh in any
I always like comedy, especially intellectual satire. So just like the Queen, I am amused
. (Or, is it "amewsed?
PS Any correction of my inevitably ropey grasp of my own language will be met with derision, ignorance and pointing out that I am in fact
Scottish. I'm entitled to use and abuse the language in the same way the Americans do.
Still, even those in the UK (and yes...even Scots!) must realize the importance of not only spelling and pronunciation and syntax...but using the
correct bloody word!
If the sentence fragment quoted up top didn't pop out yet, here it once again, with emphasis:
....likely depends on what part of the world your from.
...world "your" what
is from? Mine? His? Hers?
"your" is a pronoun. Perhaps you intended to use the phrase which is
a homophone in audible English, but is an entirely different
function in a sentence....the contraction for two words:
"you" and "are". Or, "you're". Now, it fits into the sentence, as written, and makes a bit more sense.
Commas and apostrophes, such small things, but oh, so very important sometimes.
Consider these three words:
"Let's eat Grandma!"
Uh oh.....missing an important little comma.....so, adding one takes on an entirely different (and intended) meaning:
Americans, sort it out. At very least put the U back in colour? Please?
As soon as certain Canadians drop that extra 'O' in "aboout"!