Author Topic: Grammar that makes you cringe  (Read 349116 times)

fboab

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Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #5275 on: April 05, 2019, 03:53:27 pm »
HM Gov. The wrong your[sic] in a Brexit Webinar.


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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #5276 on: April 05, 2019, 04:31:21 pm »
HM Gov. The wrong your[sic] in a Brexit Webinar.


IT IS THE END TIMES
Not eu're?
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Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #5277 on: April 05, 2019, 11:31:48 pm »

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #5278 on: April 06, 2019, 12:50:19 pm »
Eu were...
An ungovernable laughter, a joyous agitation which makes the summer stretching before you seem like an unrolling canvas on which you might draw those first rude pure strokes that are free. (Capote)

T42

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Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #5279 on: April 06, 2019, 12:59:09 pm »
"Dr. Johanna Rhodes, an infectious disease expert at Imperial College London. "We are driving this with the use of antifungicides on crops," she said of drug-resistant germs."

Wie bitte?

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/06/health/drug-resistant-candida-auris.html
Où sont les merguez d'antan ?

Mr Larrington

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Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #5280 on: April 08, 2019, 06:13:31 pm »
HM Gov. The wrong your[sic] in a Brexit Webinar.


IT IS THE END TIMES

We knew that just from the use of the foul term "Webinar".
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fboab

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Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #5281 on: April 08, 2019, 06:27:04 pm »
HM Gov. The wrong your[sic] in a Brexit Webinar.


IT IS THE END TIMES

We knew that just from the use of the foul term "Webinar".
We knew that from the foul term "Brexit"
TSS is not Total Sex Score, Chris!

Mr Larrington

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Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #5282 on: April 08, 2019, 06:34:14 pm »
That too.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #5283 on: April 15, 2019, 11:26:19 am »
English is one of the weirdest languages in the world!
Some of the comments are even weirder.
An ungovernable laughter, a joyous agitation which makes the summer stretching before you seem like an unrolling canvas on which you might draw those first rude pure strokes that are free. (Capote)

Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #5284 on: April 17, 2019, 12:15:54 pm »
https://corplinguistics.wordpress.com/2013/06/21/the-weirdest-languages/

And the weirdest, by their methods, is 'Chalcatongo Mixtec' spoken by around 6,000 people in Oaxaca, Mexico. And to get to that point it is
- tonal, which marks it as slightly weird (very approx 40% of languages)
- verb-initial (very approx 8%)
- Yes/no question sentences are not distinguished from statements either by word order, use of a 'question participle' somewhere in the sentence, change of intonation, or, indeed anything (1 out of the 954 languages in the study). 'I am the only person on this forum unable to my head round this'.
- Something odd with 'proniminal subjects' combining the, eg, Spanish/Italian method (subject markers modifying the verb), and the, eg, English/German method ('he','it', 'they'), but in the latter the pronoun does not appear in the same position as the full noun phrase would appear (again Chalcatongo Mixtec is the only one).

Whereas Basque, a language isolate, is 10th least weird. Weird.

Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #5285 on: Yesterday at 08:14:58 am »
from a public "blotter" posting of law enforcement activity:

"5000 S Regal, officers responding for a reported domestic violence incident between a father and 7 year old, who argued over eating vegetables and a cell phone. -CS"

that's how the tooth marks appear on cell phones, it seems

Kim

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Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #5286 on: Yesterday at 01:15:58 pm »
That's silly.  Cell phones are obviously a fruit.
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Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #5287 on: Yesterday at 01:46:10 pm »
Only iPhones, shirley?
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citoyen

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Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #5288 on: Yesterday at 04:30:05 pm »
And Blackberrys?

JJ

Re: Grammar that makes you cringe
« Reply #5289 on: Yesterday at 04:44:56 pm »
This one was on the BBC News website.  I'll paraphrase because the context is distracting:  Her and her husband took their children somewhere.
I expected better.  Thankfully it's been fixed now.