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by christinecornwall
Sun Jun 06, 2010 7:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Topic Hijacking
Replies: 21
Views: 7378

Re: Had it not been for/Were it not for

What's more, giving a grammatical lesson behind one's reasoning, is helpful to someone who is learning how the language operates. It is comparative to advising someone as to what grade of oil to use in their car, while also explaining the importance of avoiding viscosity breakdown. The witty 'banter...
by christinecornwall
Sun Jun 06, 2010 7:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Topic Hijacking
Replies: 21
Views: 7378

Re: Had it not been for/Were it not for

I find your rebuke of digressions a bit hard to understand, as every one of your posts has a clever little signature describing your current mental, emotiontal or physical state. Pardon my effrontery, but couldn't that, under the right circumstances be confused with.... prattle that demonstrates a l...
by christinecornwall
Sat Jun 05, 2010 3:09 am
Forum: Oh, and have you read...?
Topic: 2000 most comon words
Replies: 24
Views: 13890

Re: 2000 most comon words

couldn't spell, he was an American
Isn't this a bit redundant/ent?
by christinecornwall
Thu Jun 03, 2010 4:20 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: battery oil
Replies: 15
Views: 5867

Re: battery oil

It is getting rather corny in here.
by christinecornwall
Thu Jun 03, 2010 4:18 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: See you out
Replies: 121
Views: 18707

Re: See you out

It's as if they don't even know what this forum is for!
by christinecornwall
Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:40 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: See you out
Replies: 121
Views: 18707

Re: See you out

what I had to say on the subject,was exhausted
As are my eyes and from reading the above posts LOL
by christinecornwall
Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:42 am
Forum: Word Games and Challenges
Topic: ** Challenge: Topical limericks
Replies: 49
Views: 37753

Re: ** Challenge: Topical limericks

I was meaning to write a limerick about this. Glad you've done it so well.
by christinecornwall
Sun May 30, 2010 4:16 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: See you out
Replies: 121
Views: 18707

Re: See you out

I ain't gonna say nothin.
by christinecornwall
Fri May 28, 2010 5:05 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: See you out
Replies: 121
Views: 18707

Re: See you out

In my experience (the present situation completely aside) the meanest and dumbest people correct children who speak 'improperly.' They especially love correcting 'those' people and do it quite harshly. It seems grammar and usage is more important to these people than a true education of enlightenmen...
by christinecornwall
Thu May 27, 2010 3:06 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: See you out
Replies: 121
Views: 18707

Re: See you out

I never thoiught I would side a with this conservative 'old fashioned' way of things, but I gotta side with Bob here. Gotta is not a word I would want my children writing it on state exams. Someone learning English should be taught the difference between formal and informal writing. Just sayin'
by christinecornwall
Wed May 26, 2010 1:31 am
Forum: Word Games and Challenges
Topic: Tom Swifties
Replies: 82
Views: 55550

Re: Tom Swifties

Thanks. I have heard of Spoonerism, and perhaps would have had more luck looking THAT up! Thank you very mucking fuch!
by christinecornwall
Tue May 25, 2010 10:19 pm
Forum: Word Games and Challenges
Topic: Tom Swifties
Replies: 82
Views: 55550

Re: Tom Swifties

So it turns out I must order the 'deluxe' merriem webster package to find the 'spooner' entry. It turns out I'm more cheap than curious. I'm holding out my coffee cup, can anyone fill it spoonerly?
by christinecornwall
Tue May 25, 2010 10:15 pm
Forum: Word Games and Challenges
Topic: Tom Swifties
Replies: 82
Views: 55550

Re: Tom Swifties

I haven't even looked up 'spoonerly' yet and have already decided: THAT is funny!
by christinecornwall
Mon May 24, 2010 3:19 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Always beautiful
Replies: 5
Views: 3418

Re: Always beautiful

Happy 26th birthday to you! I wish you happiness, always beautiful, successful and specially God will always blesses you." to what does the 'always beautiful' refer? Are you saying the friend is always beautiful or that you wish his or her life to be beautiful? I might say: I wish you happiness and ...
by christinecornwall
Sat May 22, 2010 6:08 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: See you out
Replies: 121
Views: 18707

Re: See you out

Here's your hat what's your hurry?
Just kidding