Carmen's Grammar Nazi Thread - as inspired by Dani and Comet

Discussion in 'Big Brother 3: The Mods Strike Back' started by carmenite42, Sep 7, 2004.

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  1. carmenite42 Jedi Master

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    As many people know, FateNaberrie, who used to be known as the "grammar nazi" is my sister. Her grammar analness has rubbed off on me a bit, so I will use this thread as a means to try to educate comet, and any other users who may be struggling with very simple gramatical concepts.

    Lesson 1: your vs you're

    your - belonging to you
    ex: The picture you are posting is not really your girlfriend.

    you're - a contraction of the words "you" and "are"
    ex: You're an idiot.

    Practice

    ______ never going to be a mod.

    It is illegal to have sex with ________ girlfriend because she is too young.

    Yep, _____ a fraud.

    Yep, _____ an idiot

    You couldn't help yourself from a flamefest if _____ life depended upon it.
  2. Qui Gon Jim23 Force Ghost

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    I've found a loophole, Carmen.

    It seems "Comet's" actually works perfectly in every example.
  3. carmenite42 Jedi Master

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  4. Terr_Mys Force Ghost

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    No offense, but my grammar > Fate's grammar. :)

    Here are my answers, though:

    1. You're
    2. your
    3. you're
    4. you're
    5. your

    Do I get a strawberry scratch-and-sniff sticker?
  5. carmenite42 Jedi Master

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    Terr wins!

    ETA:What makes you so sure your grammar's better than hers? :p
  6. comet1440 Force Ghost

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    I know how to use the english language properly. When I dont I am doing so to purposely anger certain users who get upset when I use improper punctuation. I find it entertaining that someone would care enough to take time out of thier life and make a thread about it. I can easily spell a word wrong and then watch as 20 users scramble to correct me. I set the trap, point out I set the trap and still users here continue to fall for it over and over. Entertainment at it's best.
  7. Darth_AYBABTU Force Ghost

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    "I find it entertaining that someone would care enough to take time out of thier life and make a thread about it."

    Then I guess you know that you should have used a singular possessive pronoun there instead of the plural "their," right?

    Right.

    AYBABTU

  8. carmenite42 Jedi Master

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    It's interesting how, while explaining that you know how to punctuate properly, you still fail to do so. I guess that's part of your "trap" huh?
  9. Darth_AYBABTU Force Ghost

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    "Entertainment at it's best.

    Incidentally, it would have been correct to use the possessive "its" here rather than the contraction of "it is."

    AYBABTU

  10. carmenite42 Jedi Master

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    You're falling for his trap, Rhett!
  11. comet1440 Force Ghost

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    Incidentally, it would have been correct to use the possessive "its" here rather than the contraction of "it is."

    I know, I just wanted to watch you respond .

    * waits for someones to say " ironically you just used improper punctuation " *
  12. droideka27 Manager Emeritus

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    know, I just wanted to watch you respond .

    I think this has to go to be the lamest excuse in the world. Does anyone actually believe this crap?
  13. Smuggler-of-Mos-Espa Jedi Youngling

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    Hey , comet , how are you doing to d a y homie ?
  14. comet1440 Force Ghost

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    Hey , comet , how are you doing to d a y homie ?

    [pathetic users on this board]:eek: OMG, you used improper spelling and grammar !! there is not supposed to be a space before the comma and before the exclamation mark !![pathetic users on this board]
  15. Darth_AYBABTU Force Ghost

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    You should have capitalized "there" at the beginning of your second sentence, comet.

    AYBABTU

  16. carmenite42 Jedi Master

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    Rhett, It was irony/He was proving a point/setting a trap and you walked RIGHT INTO IT
  17. Smuggler-of-Mos-Espa Jedi Youngling

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    [face_laugh]

    comet, you're such a Democrat.
  18. Darth_AYBABTU Force Ghost

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    Dangit, I keep falling for it!

    AYBABTU

  19. droideka27 Manager Emeritus

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    Rhett, I have lost all respect for you after this amazing owning by comet. Sorry, buddy.
  20. Qui Gon Jim23 Force Ghost

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    [pathetic users on this board] OMG, you used improper spelling and grammar !! there is not supposed to be a space before the comma and before the exclamation mark !![pathetic users on this board]

    Oh, and just so I don't feel left out, you improperly closed your sarcastic remark with a opening tag rather than the proper "[/pathetic users on this board]" closing tag, therefore your sarcastic comment would have generated an error upon compilation.
  21. carmenite42 Jedi Master

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    COMET. Gimer wants you to stop your homophonebia and use the right words.
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