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General Conspiracy to dumb down grammar !

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posted on Mar, 31 2012 @ 11:47 PM
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Originally posted by halfoldman
reply to post by Apollo7
 

I once heard a second-language Asian teacher explain it, and it seemed helpful at the time:
"You eat too much, and you get too fat. So "too" is always too far or too much, so it has one too many "o".


edit on 31-3-2012 by halfoldman because: (no reason given)


I think you are going too far with this one foldman. I think the lady projects too much!
A second-language Asian teacher, my ARSE! Typical infiltration tactics!

I am calling disinfo on this one!
Just two points to make. Veering to ridiculous after being well beyond Way too obvious!

Pfft! (x2)

Pull the other one mate! it has bells!




posted on Apr, 1 2012 @ 11:23 AM
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Originally posted by pshea38

Originally posted by halfoldman
reply to post by Apollo7
 

I once heard a second-language Asian teacher explain it, and it seemed helpful at the time:
"You eat too much, and you get too fat. So "too" is always too far or too much, so it has one too many "o".


edit on 31-3-2012 by halfoldman because: (no reason given)


I think you are going too far with this one foldman. I think the lady projects too much!
A second-language Asian teacher, my ARSE! Typical infiltration tactics!

I am calling disinfo on this one!
Just two points to make. Veering to ridiculous after being well beyond Way too obvious!

Pfft! (x2)

Pull the other one mate! it has bells!


Think what you like.
Infiltration into what?
The thread's about grammar, not taking over the universe exactly.

My apologies if it offended any Asian second-language English speakers or learners.
It just seemed like a good way to explain the difference between "too" and "to", and yes, I have heard it, but yes I did reinterpret and adapt it.

And yes, some Westerners regard, for example, Chinese people as very blunt.

But I must commend you, you have a sharp and cynical eye.
edit on 1-4-2012 by halfoldman because: (no reason given)



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