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Deb, Nat, and Brian's Thread of Grammar Shame.

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Deboogle!.
07-18-2006, 01:29 AM
Watch out, batches!

MTF, you have been warned :devil:

http://menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=3756232&postcount=24027
Well too bad, that's all your getting. :pI'm sorry I don't have a getting.OR

http://menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=3814211&postcount=106
Who care's ?cares.

(and P.S. that thread title should be "Who's going out with WHOM" :))

surfpinky
07-18-2006, 01:29 AM
heck yeah! :rocker2:


edit:
grammar lessons from n@. [:

http://menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=3883546&postcount=182

and

http://menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=3890943&postcount=192

PinkFeatherBoa
07-18-2006, 01:31 AM
I have no grammar mistakes to poke fun at. I just wanted to say that I love this thread.

Their, I said it.

Phunkadelicious
07-18-2006, 01:32 AM
:rocker2: I really don't care about bad grammar, I swear. But this is just too funny, and destroying someone's grammar self-esteem is worth a good laugh or two. :lol:

J. Corwin
07-18-2006, 01:33 AM
:haha:

Your all my heroes!!!

surfpinky
07-18-2006, 01:34 AM
http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/5798/0116lx.gif

tangerine_dream
07-18-2006, 01:52 AM
Who needs Strunk & White when we have Deb & Nat. :scared:

Deboogle!.
07-18-2006, 01:54 AM
Who needs Strunk & White when we have Deb & Nat. :scared:It's so funny you should mention that as I advised Nat to buy that book just a couple weeks ago :)

andyroxmysox12191
07-18-2006, 01:55 AM
:yeah: Niceeeeeeeeee!

tangerine_dream
07-18-2006, 01:56 AM
Watch out, batches! :devil:
Batches of what? :p

Fee
07-18-2006, 02:29 AM
Batches of what? :p

:haha:

By the way, word can stand alone without being capitalized, kind of like etc. It's a grammatical tribute to e.e. cummings (because I said so, word).

Deboogle!.
07-18-2006, 02:54 AM
for clarification, capitalization will not be considered for the Grammar Thread of Shame :)

Fee
07-18-2006, 03:08 AM
for clarification, capitalization will not be considered for the Grammar Thread of Shame :)

Good, because you didn't capitalize the beginning of that sentence. ;)

williaer
07-18-2006, 03:14 AM
for clarification, capitalization will not be considered for the Grammar Thread of Shame :)
*wipes bead of sweat*
The tight collar of grammar correctess has been somewhat loosened. :p

Jlee
07-18-2006, 03:41 AM
LOL...

Deboogle!.
07-18-2006, 03:51 AM
LOL...This is not a joke!!

Jlee
07-18-2006, 04:06 AM
This is not a joke!!

Sorry! I'm just laughing because I constantly correct people too! haha

Deboogle!.
07-18-2006, 04:08 AM
ah well excellent! make sure to contribute any mistakes you see ;)

Jlee
07-18-2006, 04:10 AM
No worries. I will. ;)

Are you the person who had that avatar with all the grammar mistakes? I loved that! lol

Deboogle!.
07-18-2006, 04:13 AM
hehehe ya that was me :)

Phunkadelicious
07-18-2006, 04:14 AM
Sorry! I'm just laughing because I constantly correct people too! haha
The grammar police are always hiring.

Jlee
07-18-2006, 04:20 AM
hehehe ya that was me :)

I sat for a few seconds watching it flip through, it was great!! :)




And I'll happily join the grammar police ;) hehe

Fumus
07-18-2006, 01:32 PM
wow this, tha red is Sahilly?

Phunkadelicious
07-18-2006, 02:19 PM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=3816716&postcount=3

thats too bad, oh well the guy hasnt played a competive match in over a year, so its no big deal

Did someone steal your apostrophe key? :p
http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/5798/0116lx.gif

Deboogle!.
07-18-2006, 02:22 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo:

surfpinky
07-18-2006, 02:24 PM
http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/5798/0116lx.gif

surfpinky
07-18-2006, 02:27 PM
you are aloud to be infatuated

allowed.

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h319/nataliatch/dance4.gif

surfpinky
07-18-2006, 06:33 PM
Deputy of the law of grammar reporting here!
I'm sad to report that I caught one of our own committing horrendous acts in the grammar department. :sad:




as looooong as were talking exterior here

we're.

That dog ass ugly lycra irratates me

irritates.


http://menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=3817569&postcount=175

:sad: http://menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=3817697&postcount=178

partygirl
07-18-2006, 07:04 PM
"I AiN'T ScaRRRd, KoPs"

I think i need to speak to a supervisor because i feel those were issues for the spelling kops ...where are these gramatical errors? :devil: who heads up the spelling dept?

-i have an idea & wonder if i got off easy.:bolt:

blosson
07-18-2006, 07:48 PM
Do we have grammar police now? :unsure:
It wouldn't be fair to those who don't speak English as a first language.

partygirl
07-18-2006, 08:00 PM
http://www.freesmileys.org/emo/taunt006.gif There are a lot of problems with it.http://www.freesmileys.org/emo/taunt003.gif:haha:
-apparently we have been warned though.

that's my excuse too, english is new to me, im only 24:aplot:

http://www.freesmileys.org/emo/taunt006.gif

blosson
07-18-2006, 08:04 PM
im only 24:aplot:

Larah!

"I'm only 24."

surfpinky
07-18-2006, 08:06 PM
Do we have grammar police now? :unsure:
It wouldn't be fair to those who don't speak English as a first language.
well, that we don't count d:

partygirl
07-18-2006, 08:07 PM
Larah!

"I'm only 24."

:spit:
What can i say...there is no defense, i'll try harder.
-there will always be an edit at the end of my posts :o
:lol:

Bagelicious
07-18-2006, 08:12 PM
First of all, can I get a :woohoo: for this thread! On to some spelling/grammar mistakes...

A recent one I've been seeing:

Low and behold...

*eyes bleed* it's Lo and behold.

lo Pronunciation (l)
interj.
Used to attract attention or to show surprise.
[Middle English, from Old English ]

Another one:

Existance, penitance, any other word that *actually* ends in -ence

Here's what you get:

Word not found in the Dictionary and Encyclopedia. Did you mean: (word ending in -ence).

What hurts the most is that a lot of these mistakes are made by native english speakers. Fluent non-native speakers seem to have more problems with syntax than spelling.

rofe
07-18-2006, 08:24 PM
Nice thread. :)

It is interesting that I make very few spelling or grammatical errors when I post or email but I make a ton when I chat. Anyone else have the same problem?

Deboogle!.
07-18-2006, 08:26 PM
Sure, that makes sense, because you're just typing and sending as fast as you can :) With posts and whatnot, you at least have the time to check first ;)

Phunkadelicious
07-18-2006, 08:27 PM
It is interesting that I make very few spelling or grammatical errors when I post or email but I make a ton when I chat. Anyone else have the same problem?
Why yes, yes I do.

surfpinky
07-18-2006, 08:27 PM
Nice thread. :)

It is interesting that I make very few spelling or grammatical errors when I post or email but I make a ton when I chat. Anyone else have the same problem?
I am the typo queen. |:

adee-gee
07-18-2006, 08:28 PM
Are we allowed to shame Deb, Nat and Brian in here?

I often see grammatical errors from you three. You won't catch me out. :ras:

surfpinky
07-18-2006, 08:34 PM
Are we allowed to shame Deb, Nat and Brian in here?

I often see grammatical errors from you three. You won't catch me out. :ras:
we don't count typos, I mean, no one is perfect.
it's grammar like...
its, it's, their, there, they're, your you're, etc.. you know ;)

adee-gee
07-18-2006, 08:36 PM
we don't count typos, I mean, no one is perfect.
it's grammar like...
its, it's, their, there, they're, your you're, etc.. you know ;)
What about starting a sentence with a capital letter? :ras:

Deboogle!.
07-18-2006, 08:37 PM
What about starting a sentence with a capital letter? :ras:Adam, please read where it clearly states capitalization is not counted. Thank you ;) And while I'm at it, neither does punctuation (except for the beloved apostrophe!)

adee-gee
07-18-2006, 08:39 PM
Adam, please read where it clearly states capitalization is not counted. Thank you ;) And while I'm at it, neither does punctuation (except for the beloved apostrophe!)
Capitalisation Deb ;)

We're speaking English, not American :p

Phunkadelicious
07-18-2006, 08:39 PM
The apostrophe is sacred, and shall not be omitted!

It was not long ago that I was a disgrace. I had turned my back on grammar, but grammar never turned its back on me. And for that, I am grateful.

partygirl
07-18-2006, 08:40 PM
:) it's all style in here.

partygirl
07-18-2006, 08:41 PM
:ras:

surfpinky
07-18-2006, 08:42 PM
The apostrophe is sacred, and shall not be omitted!

It was not long ago that I was a disgrace. I had turned my back on grammar, but grammar never turned its back on me. And for that, I am grateful.
|X

Deboogle!.
07-18-2006, 08:42 PM
Capitalisation Deb ;)

We're speaking English, not American :pVariations due to the differences in the English language will not be considered shameworthy ;)

surfpinky
07-18-2006, 08:43 PM
Capitalisation Deb ;)

We're speaking English, not American :p
hey
HEY

stuff like that doesn't count d:

centre can also equal center.
color can also equal colour.
etc.

adee-gee
07-18-2006, 08:46 PM
Bleh you can get away with anything then. You guys need to be stricter :p

partygirl
07-18-2006, 08:47 PM
I like how they have certain agreed upon rules and regulations.
true Vigilantes:cool: ...Bandits?:shrug::D

Faik Kheft
07-18-2006, 09:33 PM
Variations due to the differences in the English language will not be considered shameworthy ;)
Also, capitalization and similar 'z' words are perfectly acceptable in real English English ;)

Bagelicious
07-18-2006, 10:34 PM
at least your a real player unlike someone else *cough* xristos *cough* <-where has he gone too anyway? oh well

good luck on your career mate , just a year older then i am =)

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=3819099&postcount=12

:sad:

PinkFeatherBoa
07-18-2006, 10:36 PM
I am the typo queen. |:

Ahem. *coughs loudly*

I am teh typo queen. Ad a demonmstration i am posting without correctig any of my typos.

surfpinky
07-18-2006, 10:37 PM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=3819099&postcount=12

:sad:
good work team :bigclap:

surfpinky
07-18-2006, 10:37 PM
Ahem. *coughs loudly*

I am teh typo queen. Ad a demonmstration i am posting without correctig any of my typos.
d:

Bagelicious
07-18-2006, 10:45 PM
good work team :bigclap:

:lol: We should have some kind of catchy name like 'Grammar Shame Patrol' or the or the Super-Sexy Spelling Sorters.

Hmm, maybe the Totally Terrific Typo Trouncers?

Deadly Delicious Distortion Destroyers?

Cockily Courageous Call-out Crowd?

Fantastic Flaw Fixers?

tennis lover
07-18-2006, 11:54 PM
I just want to say that I love this thread! :yeah: :kiss:

am&a
07-18-2006, 11:57 PM
:lol: We should have some kind of catchy name like 'Grammar Shame Patrol' or the or the Super-Sexy Spelling Sorters.

Hmm, maybe the Totally Terrific Typo Trouncers?

Deadly Delicious Distortion Destroyers?

Cockily Courageous Call-out Crowd?

Fantastic Flaw Fixers?mmmmmm, alliteration. *swoon*

zoltan83
07-19-2006, 12:20 AM
:unsure: Poor me :sad: You can put all my posts in this thread :sad: My grammar sucks! :(
I have to be careful! I don't want that the grammar's cop put me in jail :scared: :bolt:

Deboogle!.
07-19-2006, 12:23 AM
aw nick don't worry we know English isn't your first language! :hug:

tennis lover
07-19-2006, 12:24 AM
:unsure: Poor me :sad: You can put all my posts in this thread :sad: My grammar sucks! :(
I have to be careful! I don't want that the grammar's cop put me in jail :scared: :bolt:
:hug: aww, I'm sure they'll be nice to you since English isn't your first language! :)

tennis lover
07-19-2006, 12:25 AM
Deb! :ras: You're too quick for me! ;)

zoltan83
07-19-2006, 12:28 AM
:awww: Thanks you too :hug:

I hope so :unsure:

superpinkone37
07-19-2006, 01:53 AM
I pretty much love this thread. :hearts:

atheneglaukopis
07-19-2006, 02:02 AM
A grammar thread! :aparty:

Does mangoes drive............anyone else................crazy?

NYCtennisfan
07-19-2006, 02:50 AM
All I have to say is "dam you're stoopid grammar thread".

Its the most childish thing I have ever seen and I have seen a lot of childish thing's on these board's. Our you actually going to sit their and correct every grammar mistake including comma splices, that is'nt cool.

You have to except that people will make mistake's, accept of coarse certain grammar gods. :rolleyes: There people who didn't get learnt very good out their so its not they're fault they dont speak or write good.

atheneglaukopis
07-19-2006, 02:52 AM
All I have to say is "dam you're stoopid grammar thread".

Its the most childish thing I have ever seen and I have seen a lot of childish thing's on these board's. Our you actually going to sit their and correct every grammar mistake including comma splices, that is'nt cool.

You have to except that people will make mistake's, accept of coarse certain grammar gods. :rolleyes: There people who didn't get learnt very good out their so its not they're fault they dont speak or write good.
You forgot "alot". :p

Edit: Oh, and "grammer".

rofe
07-19-2006, 02:53 AM
All I have to say is "dam you're stoopid grammar thread".

Its the most childish thing I have ever seen and I have seen a lot of childish thing's on these board's. Our you actually going to sit their and correct every grammar mistake including comma splices, that is'nt cool.

You have to except that people will make mistake's, accept of coarse certain grammar gods. :rolleyes: There people who didn't get learnt very good out their so its not they're fault they dont speak or write good.

You are getting influenced by Nadal's spanglish, no?

Bagelicious
07-19-2006, 02:55 AM
A grammar thread! :aparty:

Does mangoes drive............anyone else................crazy?


She used to...but I find I still enjoy her posts so I ignore it.... although I don't think she does it all the time....

Bagelicious
07-19-2006, 02:56 AM
Hey, it's a party in here! I thought everyone had disappeared from the boards! Grammar party! :dance:

Phunkadelicious
07-19-2006, 02:57 AM
All I have to say is "dam you're stoopid grammar thread".

Its the most childish thing I have ever seen and I have seen a lot of childish thing's on these board's. Our you actually going to sit their and correct every grammar mistake including comma splices, that is'nt cool.

You have to except that people will make mistake's, accept of coarse certain grammar gods. :rolleyes: There people who didn't get learnt very good out their so its not they're fault they dont speak or write good.
Chill the fuck out dude! :D

surfpinky
07-19-2006, 02:58 AM
is it wrong for people to learn how to write in their own language, when people that are not native english speakers actually write better :shrug:

atheneglaukopis
07-19-2006, 02:59 AM
She used to...but I find I still enjoy her posts so I ignore it.... although I don't think she does it all the time....
All right, I won't pick on her. I enjoy her posts too. It just bugs me.

Much of the time, and it's in her signature.

Fee
07-19-2006, 03:01 AM
Chill the fuck out dude! :D

Pretty sure NYC was kidding around...

NYCtennisfan
07-19-2006, 03:02 AM
You are getting influenced by Nadal's spanglish, no?

Yes. I am under a lot of pression at work.

Phunkadelicious
07-19-2006, 03:03 AM
Pretty sure NYC was kidding around...
And I wasn't? :scratch:

J. Corwin
07-19-2006, 03:04 AM
All I have to say is "dam you're stoopid grammar thread".

Its the most childish thing I have ever seen and I have seen a lot of childish thing's on these board's. Our you actually going to sit their and correct every grammar mistake including comma splices, that is'nt cool.

You have to except that people will make mistake's, accept of coarse certain grammar gods. :rolleyes: There people who didn't get learnt very good out their so its not they're fault they dont speak or write good.

:awww:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v98/1jackson2001/new_puppy_dog_eyes.gif

atheneglaukopis
07-19-2006, 03:12 AM
Since we're in a grammar thread...
:secret: 'heart' is STILL not a verb...
...why not? If "head", "eye", "nose", "gum", "tongue", "throat", "neck", "shoulder", "elbow", "finger", "knuckle", "thumb", "arm", "stomach", "leg", "knee", "foot", "heel", and "toe" are all acceptable verbs, and there is to my knowledge no existing denominal verb for "heart" with the particular meaning I take it that you have objection to, why should we fight zero derivation here? :shrug:

Fee
07-19-2006, 03:17 AM
And I wasn't? :scratch:

Wasn't sure, not familiar enough with your posts. :)

Bagelicious
07-19-2006, 03:20 AM
Since we're in a grammar thread...

...why not? If "head", "eye", "nose", "gum", "tongue", "throat", "neck", "shoulder", "elbow", "finger", "knuckle", "thumb", "arm", "stomach", "leg", "knee", "foot", "heel", and "toe" are all acceptable verbs, and there is to my knowledge no existing denominal verb for "heart" with the particular meaning I take it that you have objection to, why should we fight zero derivation here? :shrug:

:scared: It's the Blue-Eyed Goddess of Wisdom starring in:

"The Attack of the Linguist"

Coming to an MTF thread near you...


Edit: The movie trailer gig may be getting old, so I'll leave it at that.

atheneglaukopis
07-19-2006, 03:24 AM
:scared: It's the Blue-Eyed Goddess of Wisdom starring in:

"The Attack of the Linguist"

Coming to an MTF thread near you...
I prefer to translate it "Grey-Eyed", but as you wish.

Hey, I'm a prescriptivist with the best of them, but I think it's silly to resist sensible--emphasis: sensible--expansions of the language.

atheneglaukopis
07-19-2006, 03:29 AM
Wait, I have one! Shield your eyes and gird your loins!

hei girlz long tym no post....i watchd feli's match i thot he was gona lose easily but he really made ljubo beat him...its a shame dat he lost he was rili aggresive and most of d crowd were on his side....

since he reachd d 1/4 last year dis wud mean dat he wud lose points ryt??

welz ders olweiz next yir....he was rili unlucky to draw ivan on d 1st round
omg... translation please??? :lol: sorry :o

if I understood you right.... yeah he will drop quite a bit....... to 60-70 or something.... :awww:

am&a
07-19-2006, 03:33 AM
OUCH.

NYCtennisfan
07-19-2006, 03:34 AM
Wait, I have one! Shield your eyes and gird your loins!


Maybe it is time to expand the language to include the IM and text messaging
lexicon? :)

Bagelicious
07-19-2006, 03:34 AM
I prefer to translate it "Grey-Eyed", but as you wish.


:worship: I bow down before thy classicist might! :worship:

atheneglaukopis
07-19-2006, 03:41 AM
Maybe it is time to expand the language to include the IM and text messaging
lexicon? :)
No.

NYCtennisfan
07-19-2006, 04:13 AM
No.

LOL! What's interesting about IM-speak is that some of it makes sense i.e. shortening 'you' to 'u' to save time, but at other times, it is just plain counter-productive.

For example:

"welz ders olweiz next yir"

That probably took longer to type out compared with, "well, there's always next year," because your brain has to switch into IM-speak mode to type that out, translating as you go. Then again, maybe the person only writes this way and no translation is needed.

atheneglaukopis
07-19-2006, 04:45 AM
LOL! What's interesting about IM-speak is that some of it makes sense i.e. shortening 'you' to 'u' to save time, but at other times, it is just plain counter-productive.

For example:

"welz ders olweiz next yir"

That probably took longer to type out compared with, "well, there's always next year," because your brain has to switch into IM-speak mode to type that out, translating as you go. Then again, maybe the person only writes this way and no translation is needed.
Perhaps more to the point, translation is needed for most people to *understand* it; hence it impedes communication. I am opposed to a drastic orthographic reform of the English language, even though it means spelling and pronunciation have little in common--and I would be deeply surprised if that poster actually has a stop for "th"--because that way only one orthographical system has to be taught. Yes, it's a counterintuitive one and involves an increasing amount of memorization, but as long as there are some principles, most of that can take place in grade school, and it makes a larger body of literature accessible with less study.

Pronunciation changes so fast that an orthographical standard will act as a sort of lingua franca across the ages, even assuming mass media acts to level out the pronunciation of each generation to a large extent. It's also the case that the standardization of spelling *before* the Great Vowel Shift, a pure accident of history, makes it easier today to recognize cognates in the other Germanic languages. You can't stop changes in pronunciation, but you can freeze spelling and you should. Change the spelling with pronunciation and you'll only be able to read easily what was written by people who pronounced the words similarly.

End spiel.

Deboogle!.
07-19-2006, 05:41 AM
AW I LOVE THIS THREAD :hug:

acoffeygirl
07-19-2006, 06:40 AM
What a fun thread. I have no time to read through it right now...but I will soon.

tangerine_dream
07-19-2006, 03:32 PM
From the same illiterate special interest group that brought us ebonics and helped dumb down America's educational system ;)

Group: We should spell it the way we say it
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

July 10, 2006

WASHINGTON - When "say," "they" and "weigh" rhyme, but "bomb," "comb" and "tomb" don't, wuudn't it maek mor sens to spel wurdz the wae thae sound?

Those in favor of simplified spelling say children would learn faster and illiteracy rates would drop. Opponents say a new system would make spelling even more confusing.

Eether wae, the consept has yet to capcher th publix imajinaeshun.

It's been 100 years since Andrew Carnegie helped create the Simplified Spelling Board to promote a retooling of written English and President Theodore Roosevelt tried to force the government to use simplified spelling in its publications. But advocates aren't giving up.

They even picket the national spelling bee finals, dressed as bumblebees and hoisting signs saying "Enuf is enuf but enough is too much" or "I'm thru with through."

They say the bee celebrates the ability of a few students to master a difficult system that stumps many others who could do just as well if spelling was simpler.

"It's a very difficult thing to get something accepted like this," says Alan Mole of the American Literacy Council, which favors an end to "illogical spelling." The group says English has 42 sounds spelled in a bewildering 400 ways.

Proponents of simpler spelling note that a smattering of altered spellings have made the leap to everyday use. Doughnut also is donut; colour, honour and labour long ago lost the British "u" and the similarly derived theatre and centre have been replaced by the easier-to-sound-out theater and center.

E-mail and text messages are exerting a similar influence. They share some elements with the simplified spelling movement but differ in other ways, such as stressing shortcuts like "u" more than phonetics.

"The kinds of progress that we're seeing are that someone will spell night 'nite' and someone will spell through 'thru,"' Mole said. "We try to show where these spellings are used and to show dictionary makers ... so they will include them as alternate spellings."

Lurning English reqierz roet memory rather than lojic, he sed.

In languages with phonetically spelled words, like German or Spanish, children learn to spell in weeks instead of months or years as is sometimes the case with English, Mole said.

But learning would be disrupted if children had to switch to a different spelling system, said Michael Marks, a member of the executive committee of the National Education Association, the nation's largest teachers union. "It may be more trouble than it's worth," he said.

Phunkadelicious
07-19-2006, 03:36 PM
I cood not ugree mor.

surfpinky
07-19-2006, 03:39 PM
|:

andyroxmysox12191
07-19-2006, 05:00 PM
werd.

blosson
07-19-2006, 05:34 PM
if evry person writiz de wei dei speek, wut happen if u have an axent. It wood be konfyoozing.

Phunkadelicious
07-19-2006, 05:36 PM
Dubya would have a whole other language. I guess he has one already though. :sobbing:

blosson
07-19-2006, 05:48 PM
Luk wut we ar dooing wit dees gramer tred... :lol:

Phunkadelicious
07-20-2006, 09:53 PM
http://menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=3829507&postcount=29
MTF is not shutting down or going anywhere. There has just been heavy investment in new servers and equipment, and this is going to be the best setup we've ever had. I just ask you to bare with us while we get through this challenge maintenance work. Once we're ready, I'm certain you're going to enjoy the best user experience ever on this site; making the rough past few days well worth it. As I said earlier, MTF is pretty much complete in terms of maintenance. There might be the occasional short interruption, but for the large part, the really difficult work has now been successfully concluded.

What are you baring? :aplot:
:armed: No one is safe!!! http://yelims5.free.fr/Violence/Violence50.gif

surfpinky
07-20-2006, 09:56 PM
:rolls:

Deboogle!.
07-20-2006, 10:31 PM
SORRAY BRIAN!

http://menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=3829711&postcount=1078

It was personal. :p You should have seen Nat and I on MSN. :rolls:me

Phunkadelicious
07-20-2006, 10:33 PM
*hangs head in shame*

Are you going to take my badge? :awww:

Deboogle!.
07-20-2006, 10:34 PM
Everyone gets a second chance :hug:

surfpinky
07-21-2006, 12:31 AM
I never reported sue's offense in here http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/5798/0116lx.gif
love you sue :kiss:

http://menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=3823914&postcount=42219

atheneglaukopis
07-21-2006, 05:40 AM
Hey, in "Watch out MTF", shouldn't there be a comma after "out"?

Deboogle!.
07-21-2006, 08:01 PM
:D:p http://menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=3834514&postcount=25129Ho's :p What ho? Who is she and what belongs to her? :confused:

partygirl
07-21-2006, 08:51 PM
Thank you.

atheneglaukopis
07-21-2006, 08:53 PM
Are we allowed to shame Deb, Nat and Brian in here?

I often see grammatical errors from you three. You won't catch me out. :ras:
What will you do if we do catch you out?

Phunkadelicious
07-21-2006, 10:14 PM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=81749http://yelims4.free.fr/Pasdaccord/NonNon30.gif

Deboogle!.
07-21-2006, 10:16 PM
hey brian, i phunking love you

Phunkadelicious
07-21-2006, 10:19 PM
I phunking love you too. :inlove:

tennis lover
07-21-2006, 10:21 PM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=81749http://yelims4.free.fr/Pasdaccord/NonNon30.gif
I love that smiley! And that is an annoying mistake you pointed out! :)

atheneglaukopis
07-21-2006, 10:42 PM
Are we sure elang is a native speaker? Judging from the types of mistakes s/he makes, my first impression is no.

Fee
07-22-2006, 02:51 AM
Y'all are going to get worn out reading Hawkman's posts.

surfpinky
07-22-2006, 04:47 AM
I think people are taking us too seriously http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/5798/0116lx.gif

partygirl
07-22-2006, 05:57 AM
I think people are taking us too seriously http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/5798/0116lx.gif

:ras: "Bring it." :)

tangerine_dream
07-23-2006, 04:42 PM
ATTENTION! I am reporting a spelling infraction from our very own Deblice! This will be a black mark on her formerly stellar record, I'm afraid. :awww:

Conitnuing the Rise on the Hardcourts! (LA)
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=3840191&postcount=1

zoltan83
07-23-2006, 04:42 PM
:awww: Deb??? What happened? :sad: :bigcry:

surfpinky
07-23-2006, 04:43 PM
I'm confused :sobbing:

Deboogle!.
07-23-2006, 04:45 PM
Hi, typos don't count.

surfpinky
07-23-2006, 04:50 PM
that's why I was confused http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/5798/0116lx.gif I didn't see any grammar error http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/5798/0116lx.gif

PinkFeatherBoa
07-23-2006, 04:55 PM
Hi, typos don't count.

What if my grammatical error was due to a typo? Say, if I put did'nt, but it wasn't because I was grammatically inefficient but a crappy typer.

surfpinky
07-23-2006, 04:57 PM
goodness gracious people |:

Deboogle!.
07-23-2006, 04:57 PM
What if my grammatical error was due to a typo? Say, if I put did'nt, but it wasn't because I was grammatically inefficient but a crappy typer.I don't think anyone's said anything about errors like that :shrug:

surfpinky
07-23-2006, 04:58 PM
this is starting to lose its fun :sobbing:

Phunkadelicious
07-23-2006, 04:58 PM
I don't want to play anymore. :sobbing:

surfpinky
07-23-2006, 05:01 PM
people are destroying the fun :sobbing:

Phunkadelicious
07-23-2006, 05:02 PM
The fun has been obliterated, abandoned, blanked out*, blotted out*, blown over*, buried, bygone, clean forgot*, disremembered*, erased, gone, lapsed, left behind, left out, lost, past, past recollection, repressed, suppressed, unrecalled, unremembered, unretained.

*=informal speech or slang

Deboogle!.
07-23-2006, 05:02 PM
people are destroying the fun :sobbing:seriously :rolleyes:

surfpinky
07-23-2006, 05:03 PM
brian, I love you |X


deb :hug:

PinkFeatherBoa
07-23-2006, 05:04 PM
I don't think anyone's said anything about errors like that :shrug:

Ok, I was just wondering. :)

Don't want this thread to lose its fun or anything!

surfpinky
07-23-2006, 05:05 PM
hi jenny :yippee:

PinkFeatherBoa
07-23-2006, 05:06 PM
hi jenny :yippee:

hello. d:!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

surfpinky
07-23-2006, 05:08 PM
[:!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

adee-gee
07-24-2006, 09:34 PM
I'm so disgusted with myself that I'd like to turn myself in.

Your should be You're :retard:

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=3849869&postcount=7

Somebody spank me. http://yelims.free.fr/Sexe/sexe18.gifhttp://yelims.free.fr/Sexe/Sexe32.gif

Deboogle!.
07-24-2006, 10:15 PM
I'm so disgusted with myself that I'd like to turn myself in.

Your should be You're :retard:

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=3849869&postcount=7Due to your honesty in turning yourself in, added to the fact that the actual content of that post makes me laugh hard, you are forgiven.Somebody spank me. http://yelims.free.fr/Sexe/sexe18.gifhttp://yelims.free.fr/Sexe/Sexe32.gifOkay :aplot:

adee-gee
07-24-2006, 10:27 PM
Due to your honesty in turning yourself in, added to the fact that the actual content of that post makes me laugh hard, you are forgiven.
I want to be punished :awww:

My grammar is getting worse, and the only way I'll learn is by being sent to the cornor and being made to wear a dunce hat.

http://www.arlington.mccsc.edu/teachers/webpages/teague/Dunce.jpg

Deboogle!.
07-24-2006, 10:28 PM
I want to be punished :awww:

My grammar is getting worse, and the only way I'll learn is by being sent to the cornor and being made to wear a dunce hat.

http://www.arlington.mccsc.edu/teachers/webpages/teague/Dunce.jpgI think I can find other ways to teach you ;)

adee-gee
07-24-2006, 10:36 PM
I think I can find other ways to teach you ;)
That would also be acceptable :p

Bagelicious
07-25-2006, 02:16 AM
And thus 'Deb's Dominatrix School of Spelling' was born...

surfpinky
07-25-2006, 02:26 AM
joan |X

atheneglaukopis
07-25-2006, 03:09 AM
What's with this, http://menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=3825212&postcount=3, Adam? Eh?

surfpinky
07-25-2006, 03:19 AM
OOOOOOOOO ADAM OOOOOOOOOOOOO

Deboogle!.
07-25-2006, 04:14 AM
OH ADAM :sobbing: :sobbing:

blosson
07-25-2006, 07:50 AM
British people can't do grammar! Do you guys know that traditional grammar is not teached at schools anymore? Where is Fairy Sara when you need her, she should be able to elaborate on this matter. Seriously, only a few people study syntax nowadays.

adee-gee
07-25-2006, 08:04 AM
:scratch: what did I do? Was it the camera's bit? I've never been very good at the whole apostrophe thing :awww:

adee-gee
07-25-2006, 08:04 AM
British people can't do grammar! Do you guys know that traditional grammar is not teached at schools anymore? Where is Fairy Sara when you need her, she should be able to elaborate on this matter. Seriously, only a few people study syntax nowadays.
*nods*

tennis lover
07-25-2006, 12:55 PM
Yeah, it's awful that they don't teach grammar at school here anymore! I would've rather learnt grammar than write stupid stories! :rolleyes:

tennis lover
07-25-2006, 12:58 PM
You won't catch me out. :ras:
:nerner: :o

adee-gee
07-25-2006, 01:43 PM
:nerner: :o
:awww:

tennis lover
07-25-2006, 01:59 PM
:awww:
:hug: :awww: It's ok, everyone makes mistakes sometimes! ;)

adee-gee
07-25-2006, 03:46 PM
:hug: :awww: It's ok, everyone makes mistakes sometimes! ;)
I'm supposed to be perfect though :sad:

zoltan83
07-25-2006, 03:47 PM
British people can't do grammar! Do you guys know that traditional grammar is not teached at schools anymore? Where is Fairy Sara when you need her, she should be able to elaborate on this matter. Seriously, only a few people study syntax nowadays.
:eek:


Despite the fact that I'm not a big fan of grammar during my english lessons, it was the only way for me to not forget all the rules. And now that I haven't anymore grammar lesson, my grammar isn't good :(

tennis lover
07-25-2006, 03:56 PM
I'm supposed to be perfect though :sad:
aww :hug: nobody's perfect so you'll just have to settle for nearly perfect! :p

Phunkadelicious
07-25-2006, 04:01 PM
I'm supposed to be perfect though :sad:
HA!

adee-gee
07-25-2006, 04:24 PM
Something funny Brian? :kiss:

surfpinky
07-25-2006, 05:02 PM
:eek:


Despite the fact that I'm not a big fan of grammar during my english lessons, it was the only way for me to not forget all the rules. And now that I haven't anymore grammar lesson, my grammar isn't good :(
nicolas! I don't think your grammar is bad, I think it's great :hug:

zoltan83
07-25-2006, 08:53 PM
nicolas! I don't think your grammar is bad, I think it's great :hug:
Thanks :hug:
But I don't think my grammar is great anyway.

Faik Kheft
07-25-2006, 11:28 PM
Yeah, it's awful that they don't teach grammar at school here anymore! I would've rather learnt grammar than write stupid stories! :rolleyes:
The stories weren't so bad but I hate the fact that English GCSE is so full of analysing poems - I mean, what use is being able to discuss the way Seamus Heaney incorporates extended metaphors into his poems? Grr. :mad:

blosson
07-25-2006, 11:31 PM
*nods*
:p I needed an excuse for the British. I blame it on the Government. :p

tennis lover
07-25-2006, 11:45 PM
The stories weren't so bad but I hate the fact that English GCSE is so full of analysing poems - I mean, what use is being able to discuss the way Seamus Heaney incorporates extended metaphors into his poems? Grr. :mad:
Yeah, I hated doing poetry! and writing stupid stories! :p in fact, I was pretty awful at everything in the english language gcse, I don't know how I passed it! :lol:

J. Corwin
07-25-2006, 11:48 PM
Hey now, I like writing poetry. :p I agree it's a nuisance to write it for class though. :p

tennis lover
07-26-2006, 12:01 AM
I'm so bad at it! I really don't have a particularly imaginative or poetic mind! :rolleyes: and reading poems and analysing them was awful as well! :p

J. Corwin
07-26-2006, 12:06 AM
I'm so bad at it! I really don't have a particularly imaginative or poetic mind! :rolleyes: and reading poems and analysing them was awful as well! :p

:lol: I feel you. I almost always only write when I'm in a bad mood! It's therapeutic. :p But I still haven't recaptured my writing mojo. :(

tennis lover
07-26-2006, 12:09 AM
aww :hug: you'll get it back sometime! do you want me to put you in a bad mood? :devil: will that help? ;)

PinkFeatherBoa
07-26-2006, 12:10 AM
When I was about 7 and we used to have to write stories, I once wrote all over the page in capital letters: "I HATE WRITING WORKSHOP!!!"(it was called that then). |:

I was actually pretty good at English though and used to enjoy writing/analyzing poems and stories. But then I can be pretty inventive with words. (:

Faik Kheft
07-26-2006, 12:10 AM
The process of analysing the poems destroyed everything that might have been enjoyable about them in the first place! Ah well, English never was really my thing... :hug:

Edit: I have no idea how that hug ended up in there^^

tennis lover
07-26-2006, 12:13 AM
:lol: must be a habit!

J. Corwin
07-26-2006, 12:16 AM
:devil: aww :hug: you'll get it back sometime! do you want me to put you in a bad mood? :devil: will that help? ;)

you can try but i don't think you'll suceed...mwahahahahaha :devil:

tennis lover
07-26-2006, 12:25 AM
:devil:

you can try but i don't think you'll suceed...mwahahahahaha :devil:
:awww: no, maybe not, I'm not the best at being horrible to people, upsetting people makes me upset! :angel: :lol: we could just pretend that I've annoyed you though? :shrug: ;)

J. Corwin
07-26-2006, 12:29 AM
:awww: no, maybe not, I'm not the best at being horrible to people, upsetting people makes me upset! :angel: :lol: we could just pretend that I've annoyed you though? :shrug: ;)

Jo, how could you be so F$#@#^% MEAN TO ME!! :mad::mad: Can't believe we were ever friends. :rolleyes::fiery:

tennis lover
07-26-2006, 12:32 AM
Jo, how could you be so F$#@#^% MEAN TO ME!! :mad::mad: Can't believe we were ever friends. :rolleyes::fiery:
:awww: :angel: maybe you should write some poetry to ease your anger...
:secret: you're good at this! :yeah:

adee-gee
07-27-2006, 09:10 AM
Can I suggest this is one of the most poorly constructed posts ever to appear on MTF?

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=3864315&postcount=8

Deboogle!.
07-28-2006, 06:20 PM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?p=3870907#post3870907

your too fast, Flash.:)My fast what? :)

partygirl
07-28-2006, 06:36 PM
:wavey: I did it.

partygirl
07-31-2006, 12:32 AM
I have a question...
I figure this might be the place to ask.

"What is the appropriate usage of ..... in a sentence or paragraph?"
also
"when is it appropriate to start a sentence with a - ?"

I just realise i use these a lot and im not actually sure of their correct occurence.

J. Corwin
07-31-2006, 12:41 AM
I have a question...
I figure this might be the place to ask.

"What is the appropriate usage of ..... in a sentence or paragraph?"
also
"when is it appropriate to start a sentence with a - ?"

I just realise i use these a lot and im not actually sure of their correct occurence.

.... is used when you're omitting something, like when you're quoting a source and you're not quoting the whole thing, but just parts of it. I don't think it's to be used any other way but I use it when I post on here because I type in streams of consciousness sometimes. :p

I don't think it's ever grammatically correct to start a sentence with the hyphen unless you're making a list or outline. :)

Having said this, Deb will probably come and correct me. :p

surfpinky
07-31-2006, 12:57 AM
n@'s quick grammar lesson:

'"You're" is a contraction meaning "you are."
"Your" is a pronoun meaning "belonging to you."
"They're" is a contraction meaning "they are,"
"their" is a pronoun meaning "belonging to them,"
"there" is an adjective describing a location that is away from "here."

contractions:

I see a lot of "was'nt" or "does'nt" around the boards, and, um, yeah THAT IS WRONG.
was not is "wasn't." The apostrophe takes the place of the "o." Just like in the tv show punk'd, where the apostrophe takes the place of the "e." get it? GET IT? d:

does not = doesn't
do not = don't
would not = wouldn't
will not = won't
etc.

[: this has been a lesson from n@. Enjoy the rest of your evening/morning/afternoon.

J. Corwin
07-31-2006, 01:00 AM
N@, you just made me check my last post. I thought I used you're/your wrong. :sobbing: Stop scaring me. :sad::lol:

surfpinky
07-31-2006, 01:02 AM
sorry jacey :hug: :smooch:

tennis lover
07-31-2006, 01:03 AM
paranoia is a wonderful thing! :lol:

Deboogle!.
07-31-2006, 01:12 AM
.... is used when you're omitting something, like when you're quoting a source and you're not quoting the whole thing, but just parts of it. I don't think it's to be used any other way but I use it when I post on here because I type in streams of consciousness sometimes. :p

I don't think it's ever grammatically correct to start a sentence with the hyphen unless you're making a list or outline. :)

Having said this, Deb will probably come and correct me. :pOr, she'll come and tell you you're dead on right!!!!!! :banana:

tennis lover
07-31-2006, 01:14 AM
:yippee: well done Jace! ;)

partygirl
07-31-2006, 03:33 AM
ok, so i get it now but this "....." is going to be a hard habit to break.
(just so you know)
i think i've been using it in place of commas. :o

but hey, knowing is half the battle.

Deboogle!.
07-31-2006, 03:36 AM
I think lots of people uses ellipses in informal conversations and stuff, on here, emails, chats, etc. I think everyone does. But the only place it is appropriate for formal writing is how Jace described. It's not that it's "incorrect grammar," per se, I'd just say it's not appropriate for formal/academic writing.

partygirl
07-31-2006, 05:12 AM
cool.

adee-gee
08-01-2006, 08:51 AM
n@'s quick grammar lesson:

'"You're" is a contraction meaning "you are."
"Your" is a pronoun meaning "belonging to you."
"They're" is a contraction meaning "they are,"
"their" is a pronoun meaning "belonging to them,"
"there" is an adjective describing a location that is away from "here."

contractions:

I see a lot of "was'nt" or "does'nt" around the boards, and, um, yeah THAT IS WRONG.
was not is "wasn't." The apostrophe takes the place of the "o." Just like in the tv show punk'd, where the apostrophe takes the place of the "e." get it? GET IT? d:

does not = doesn't
do not = don't
would not = wouldn't
will not = won't
etc.

[: this has been a lesson from n@. Enjoy the rest of your evening/morning/afternoon.
Nat dear, can I have a lesson in when to put in an apostrophe please? :silly:

surfpinky
08-01-2006, 03:29 PM
Nat dear, can I have a lesson in when to put in an apostrophe please? :silly:
sure

by adding 's, you form the possessive singular of nouns, whatever the final consonant.

ex.
Charles's friend
Burns's poem
the witch's malice

Exceptions are the possessives of ancient proper names ending in -es and -is, the possessive Jesus', and such forms as for conscience' sake, for righteousness sake. But such forms as Moses' Laws, Isis's temple are commonly replaced by

the laws of Moses
the temple of Isis

The pronomial possessives hers, its, theirs, yours, and ours have no apostrophe. Indefinite pronouns, however, use the apostrophe to show possession.

one's rights
somebody else's umbrella

A common error is to write it's for its, or vice versa. The first is a contraction, meaning "it is." The second is a possessive.

It's a wise dog that scratches its own fleas.


also:
cds dvds, etc. do not have an apostrophe. d:

jimmy connor's is also wrong.

i bet deb knows where i got all this info from d:

Deboogle!.
08-01-2006, 03:29 PM
I do :rocker:

I just get sad that people are not listening to your awesome lessons and are continuing to do the same things :tears:

surfpinky
08-01-2006, 03:30 PM
:sad:

adee-gee
08-01-2006, 05:17 PM
sure

by adding 's, you form the possessive singular of nouns, whatever the final consonant.

ex.
Charles's friend
Burns's poem
the witch's malice

Exceptions are the possessives of ancient proper names ending in -es and -is, the possessive Jesus', and such forms as for conscience' sake, for righteousness sake. But such forms as Moses' Laws, Isis's temple are commonly replaced by

the laws of Moses
the temple of Isis

The pronomial possessives hers, its, theirs, yours, and ours have no apostrophe. Indefinite pronouns, however, use the apostrophe to show possession.

one's rights
somebody else's umbrella

A common error is to write it's for its, or vice versa. The first is a contraction, meaning "it is." The second is a possessive.

It's a wise dog that scratches its own fleas.


also:
cds dvds, etc. do not have an apostrophe. d:

jimmy connor's is also wrong.

i bet deb knows where i got all this info from d:
:D :D :D

How much do I owe you? I can repay you in ways other than money if you like :aplot: :p

surfpinky
08-01-2006, 07:16 PM
:D :D :D

How much do I owe you? I can repay you in ways other than money if you like :aplot: :p
hmmmmm...

PennyThePenguin
08-05-2006, 07:38 AM
British people can't do grammar! Do you guys know that traditional grammar is not teached at schools anymore? Where is Fairy Sara when you need her, she should be able to elaborate on this matter. Seriously, only a few people study syntax nowadays.


We don't learn grammar here either (I-ther, not Eether :p ). Not anymore anyway. My grammar is based on a mixture of what I was taught and my gut feeling (usually wrong of course) :p

OH OH OH!!! and just so I don't get murdered for bumping up yet another thread, I'd just like to say that this thread is hilarious!!! :worship:

MissFairy
08-05-2006, 11:18 AM
Hee i love this thread! EdUucAshuN and fuN! Awesome (:

MisterQ
08-05-2006, 12:28 PM
Damn it, Deb, it's dammit! :angel: ;)

Hope you are all doing well. :hug:

acoffeygirl
08-05-2006, 03:27 PM
I think lots of people uses ellipses in informal conversations and stuff, on here, emails, chats, etc. I think everyone does. But the only place it is appropriate for formal writing is how Jace described. It's not that it's "incorrect grammar," per se, I'd just say it's not appropriate for formal/academic writing.
This would be me. :) I have no idea why I do this, but like Jace, I think it is because I tend to type in streams of consciousness (or unconsciousness) as well. I don't use the ellipses in my emails....just when I'm posting here or IMing.

partygirl
08-05-2006, 04:47 PM
Damn it, Deb, it's dammit! :angel: ;)

Ok i have seen it both ways and considering that I use it a lot, i better learn the appropriate spelling.

why is "damn it" wrong?

:D

andyroxmysox12191
08-06-2006, 01:32 AM
Tell me tell me ;) The only thing I can't stand is their egos. As if who they are is so important and makes it all right :( And I and my friend were minding our own business having dinner in a chain restaurant. Sigh. I laugh about it now but I was rather pissed about it at the time and for a bit afterwards. Not a great trip for me in the short term.

Oh Sue. Oh Sue Sue Sue :hug: :hug: I think the fact that your son was in makeup has put a stop to grammar related mabobber things :hug: :hug: It's ok...I'm pretty sure the same would happen to everyone else put in the same position!

MisterQ
08-06-2006, 02:38 AM
Ok i have seen it both ways and considering that I use it a lot, i better learn the appropriate spelling.

why is "damn it" wrong?

:D

Hi partygirl. :wavey:

Damn it is correct, but if you write it as one word, it's dammit. I have no idea why! My aunt is an editor and she corrected me on that once.

Deboogle!.
08-06-2006, 10:08 PM
ooooooooooooooh tangy, tangy tangy tangy :sobbing:

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=3921123&postcount=30
:lol: Sorry, maybe club players think like that but not professional athletes. That's why their pros and not clubbers. :pWhose pros? :p:p:p

tangerine_dream
08-06-2006, 10:57 PM
nabbed by da gramer po-leece :retard:

Deboogle!.
08-06-2006, 10:58 PM
i love you tangy :kiss:

zoltan83
08-07-2006, 09:33 PM
Stupid question :o

Is it cell phone or cellphone?

Deboogle!.
08-07-2006, 10:19 PM
Not a stupid question! :hug: According to Yahoo's dictionary it's cell phone, and that's what I'd always thought :)

partygirl
08-07-2006, 10:22 PM
i really enjoy this as a place of questions & helpful answers opposed to shame, but it is cool -cause i have none.

shame that is.

merce
08-07-2006, 10:27 PM
I think this thread could mess with my already shaky english :scared: :lol:

zoltan83
08-07-2006, 10:42 PM
Not a stupid question! :hug: According to Yahoo's dictionary it's cell phone, and that's what I'd always thought :)
Thanks :hug:

adee-gee
08-07-2006, 10:47 PM
Stupid question :o

Is it cell phone or cellphone?
Neither, it's a mobile phone :p

blosson
08-07-2006, 10:50 PM
Neither, it's a mobile phone :p
that's right.

Deboogle!.
08-07-2006, 11:33 PM
not in the US :ras:

PennyThePenguin
08-08-2006, 12:19 AM
i'm sorry deb, I'll actually have to agree with adam :eek:. MOBILE PHONE! :p

J. Corwin
08-08-2006, 03:30 AM
i'm sorry deb, I'll actually have to agree with adam :eek:. MOBILE PHONE! :p

It's Cell phone dammit! :p Us Americans are too lazy to deal with extra syllables. ;) That's why we often call it as just cell. :angel::lol:

acoffeygirl
08-08-2006, 03:31 AM
I just call it a phone (or sometimes a cell)! :)

Deboogle!.
08-08-2006, 03:42 AM
It's Cell phone dammit! :p Us Americans are too lazy to deal with extra syllables. ;) That's why we often call it as just cell. :angel::lol:We, Jace, we Americans :sobbing: :hug:

J. Corwin
08-08-2006, 03:46 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v98/1jackson2001/Smilies/notme.gif

How fitting that I did it in this thread. :sobbing::sobbing: I knew this day would come. :sobbing:

Deboogle!.
08-08-2006, 03:56 AM
awwwwwwwwwwwww *pats jace on the head* It's ok, we know you are a very smart boy and can write proper English ;) if it had been in another thread, I would probably have let such a small infraction slide, but y'know...;)

MissFairy
08-08-2006, 09:29 AM
Neither, it's a mobile phone :p
Woot, yeah! I agree (:

williaer
08-08-2006, 09:32 AM
Neither, it's a mobile phone :p
Too right you are!!!
Mobile phone... or just 'mobile'!
None of this silly cell business :p

MissFairy
08-08-2006, 09:42 AM
Too right you are!!!
Mobile phone... or just 'mobile'!
None of this silly cell business :p
Ellenerer is always right :inlove: (:

partygirl
08-08-2006, 10:10 AM
this Mobile speak...
y'all freakin' nuts

tennis lover
08-08-2006, 11:33 AM
Mobile phone! :ras:

merce
08-08-2006, 11:41 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v98/1jackson2001/Smilies/notme.gif

How fitting that I did it in this thread. :sobbing::sobbing: I knew this day would come. :sobbing:
Aw, don't worry Jace we still love you :lol:

atheneglaukopis
08-08-2006, 11:44 AM
According to the OED, it's "cellphone". According to the AHD, it's "cell phone". No results in either for "mobile phone". :p

merce
08-08-2006, 02:13 PM
From dictionary.com:

cellphone

n : a hand-held mobile radiotelephone for use in an area divided into small sections (cells), each with its own short-range transmitter/receiver [syn: cellular telephone, cellular phone, cell, mobile phone]

Deboogle!.
08-08-2006, 02:17 PM
So there you go Nick; I guess either is acceptable :)

PennyThePenguin
08-08-2006, 02:41 PM
aaahhh...

When our favourite Belgian Nico asked that innocent little question, little did he expect it to turn into a full blown "mobile vs cell" war in our favourite grammar thread. ;)

surfpinky
08-08-2006, 03:00 PM
According to the OED, it's "cellphone". According to the AHD, it's "cell phone". No results in either for "mobile phone". :p

only because this is in the grammar thread...

the period and other punctuation marks go inside the quotation mark

ex:
"I can't go," she said.

Natalie says, "Only because this is in the grammar thread."


there you go, another lesson from n@. d:

surfpinky
08-08-2006, 03:02 PM
oh, and, about the mobile/cell debate...
cell phone batches
my cordless phone could be a mobile phone since it is movable :ras:

*fiffles*

Deboogle!.
08-08-2006, 03:04 PM
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOohhhhhhhh 1st Deputy Nat lays down the LAWWWWWWWWWWWWWW :haha:

surfpinky
08-08-2006, 03:06 PM
*fiffles*

Deboogle!.
08-08-2006, 03:07 PM
At first, I was like, OMG they use the name Natalie?!!? then I realized you wrote that one yourself :rolls:

PennyThePenguin
08-08-2006, 03:12 PM
:ras: cordless phones go out of range!

surfpinky
08-08-2006, 03:16 PM
At first, I was like, OMG they use the name Natalie?!!? then I realized you wrote that one yourself :rolls:
http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/5798/0116lx.gif

surfpinky
08-08-2006, 03:17 PM
:ras: cordless phones go out of range!
it's still mobile :ras:

PennyThePenguin
08-08-2006, 03:47 PM
:ras: when I hear/see CELL phone, I think of the little things we see under the microscope :p

surfpinky
08-08-2006, 03:52 PM
:ras: cell phones use radio cells :ras:

PennyThePenguin
08-08-2006, 04:05 PM
*teehee*

partygirl
08-08-2006, 07:55 PM
oh, and, about the mobile/cell debate...
cell phone batches

she is right you know. ;)

tennis lover
08-08-2006, 09:26 PM
not where I am! :p

partygirl
08-08-2006, 09:30 PM
http://www.freesmileys.org/emo/transport028.gif

tennis lover
08-08-2006, 10:06 PM
:eek: that's mean! :p

blosson
08-08-2006, 10:10 PM
oh, and, about the mobile/cell debate...
cell phone batches
my cordless phone could be a mobile phone since it is movable :ras:

*fiffles*

I think there is an actual technical difference between mobile and cell phones. Nowadays they are used to the same effect but there used to be a difference in the past. I'm just not quite sure what exactly but it's to do with some sort of network or satellite system. I can't not elaborate further as I can not remember.

partygirl
08-08-2006, 11:40 PM
:eek: that's mean! :p
You're the one on the tricycle.

tennis lover
08-08-2006, 11:57 PM
You're the one on the tricycle.
oh, well that's ok then! ;) mind your head...:p

partygirl
08-09-2006, 12:12 AM
http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/5798/0116lx.gif

for Nat 'cause she is not here right now.

tennis lover
08-09-2006, 12:14 AM
:lol: I love that smiley! :D

PinkFeatherBoa
08-09-2006, 12:18 AM
A variation of "The n@ smiley":

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v140/Madam_Kitten/missingteethhz9.gif

partygirl
08-09-2006, 12:23 AM
Oh My God.

crack attack laugh.

tennis lover
08-09-2006, 12:23 AM
:eek: that one scares me slightly, I think it's the blacked out tooth!
:secret: I have a thing about bad teeth! :lol: