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    Quote Originally Posted by Soundbear View Post
    "...on how the English is used.." ???

    THAT looks like good english for sure, oh yeah.
    Yup! I was on my way out the door momentarily and felt compelled to respond to something I found strikingly silly. In my haste I forgot an entire word!

    I'll turn in my diploma in the morning.....I obviously didn't deserve it.

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    I am heartbroken right now. My spelling bee championships are worthless now. . Or should I say my ooklendas are worthless. That means spelling bee championships. Try telling me its not a word and I will clobhandle your baricknicktick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lynys View Post
    Soundy, I love that I get to inform you that you are incorrect. Proper nouns are to be capitalized.
    Sez who?? Another "common source" ???
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    Quote Originally Posted by official soonet pu$$ycat View Post
    I am heartbroken right now. My spelling bee championships are worthless now. . Or should I say my ooklendas are worthless. That means spelling bee championships. Try telling me its not a word and I will clobhandle your baricknicktick.
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    When you find this, pertaining to the english language, please let me know:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acad%C3...fran%C3%A7aise

    "L'Académie française (French pronunciation: [lakademi fʀɑ̃sɛz]), also called the French Academy, is the pre-eminent French learned body on matters pertaining to the French language."
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    It's called Webster's.

    wow, what rock have you been hiding under all these years??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soundbear View Post
    When you find this, pertaining to the english language, please let me know:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acad%C3...fran%C3%A7aise

    "L'Académie française (French pronunciation: [lakademi fʀɑ̃sɛz]), also called the French Academy, is the pre-eminent French learned body on matters pertaining to the French language."
    http://www.lsadc.org/info/ling-fields-prescrip.cfm

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    Huggy 151 Soundy 0
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    Thank you, Huggy. Please note this from your site:

    "The job of grammarians is to describe language as it exists in real use."

    So, it appears, (pardon my interpretation) that everyday use determines the usage of the english language.

    For french, the Academie does that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soundbear View Post
    Thank you, Huggy. Please note this from your site:

    "The job of grammarians is to describe language as it exists in real use."

    So, it appears, (pardon my interpretation) that everyday use determines the usage of the english language


    For french, the Academie does that.
    Also from my site, paragraph 2.....


    In some nations, language academies have been established to settle such matters, as with the French Academy, formed nearly four hundred years ago, but to date English speakers have repudiated suggestions of a regulating body for their language. Instead, entrepreneurs like Noah Webster have earned their living by writing dictionaries and grammars, usually with a mix of description and prescription. Increasingly, though, scholarly grammars and dictionaries are exclusively descriptive.

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    Quite right, which is what I've been saying:

    "... English speakers have repudiated suggestions of a regulating body for their language.."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soundbear View Post
    Quite right, which is what I've been saying:

    "... English speakers have repudiated suggestions of a regulating body for their language.."
    and it goes on to say "Instead, entrepreneurs like Noah Webster have earned their living by writing dictionaries and grammars, usually with a mix of description and prescription. Increasingly, though, scholarly grammars and dictionaries are exclusively descriptive."

    That suggests that while, yes, there is no governing body, so to speak - society has allowed some (i.e. Webster) establish a standard. We do not all go through life changing spelling and grammar as we please. There is order.

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    Last edited by lynys; 04-09-2012 at 09:55 AM. Reason: Fixed. Apologies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Huggy85 View Post
    ....We do not all go through life changing spelling and grammar .....
    Oh?? I'm sure you've noticed changes in your lifetime, as have I.

    Is there a standard? Sure. But it's not universally accepted. Simple.

    Now this does not apply to those who get a perverse joy from dissing others grammar, especially when they have totally been blown away in a discussion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lynys View Post
    Uh, lynys:

    404 - File or directory not found.


    ????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soundbear View Post
    Uh, lynys:

    404 - File or directory not found.


    ????
    Thanks to you, that could mean anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by official soonet pu$$ycat View Post
    Thanks to you, that could mean anything.
    Wow, you mean I can delete from the NET now??? Far out!!
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    This time:

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    A potentially dangerous Request.Path value was detected from the client (.
    Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code.

    Exception Details: System.Web.HttpException: A potentially dangerous Request.Path value was detected from the client (.

    Source Error:

    An unhandled exception was generated during the execution of the current web request. Information regarding the origin and location of the exception can be identified using the exception stack trace below.

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    "I am English. I speak english."

    TADA!!!
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    Nah, didn't notice.

    If it's worthless, it makes my point. Just another person's opinion as to how the language should be used.
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