Bad Grammar!

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    Oct 19, 2012 8:11 PM GMT
    calibro said
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    you are a little obsess with how people write, let me just tell you that not everyone writes books and needs to follow this man made law of writing.icon_confused.gif but i forgive you since you don't have the capacity to see beyond walls and are not able to see that just because people are don't bound in your cage don't make them stupid, maybe is does, but there is nothing wrong with being stupid.

    i still want to sleep with you!!!



    umm... you have to get a 6 on the GRE writing and at least a 740 on the GRE verbal for me to sleep with you



    What's the equivalency for non-Americans, and can I make up for it if I just wear a pair of glasses with a thick black rim?


    the GRE is an international test... and for foreigners you also have to complete an oral exam... administered by (or to) me.


    So that is a no to the glasses then?


    i wear glasses


    thats all it takes, damnn your easy!!!icon_biggrin.gif

    ok done!!! now come to rhode island I'm going to get us a hotel five star hotel so we can do you know what in the roomicon_wink.gif

    and i only sleep with guy with a big ass and bigger then 7 so i hope u pass my standardsicon_surprised.gif
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    Oct 19, 2012 8:12 PM GMT
    calibro said
    Stuttershock said
    calibro said
    Stuttershock said
    calibro said
    archon said
    calibro said


    you are a little obsess with how people write, let me just tell you that not everyone writes books and needs to follow this man made law of writing.icon_confused.gif but i forgive you since you don't have the capacity to see beyond walls and are not able to see that just because people are don't bound in your cage don't make them stupid, maybe is does, but there is nothing wrong with being stupid.

    i still want to sleep with you!!!



    umm... you have to get a 6 on the GRE writing and at least a 740 on the GRE verbal for me to sleep with you



    What's the equivalency for non-Americans, and can I make up for it if I just wear a pair of glasses with a thick black rim?


    the GRE is an international test... and for foreigners you also have to complete an oral exam... administered by (or to) me.


    So that is a no to the glasses then?


    i wear glasses



    you wear glasses!!!! ewwwww i don't like geeks!!!icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 19, 2012 11:47 PM GMT
    Actually I'm using this plattform to improve my English, coz it's not my mother tongue. I think, I have an alibi.

    But too many errors is really a turn off. I stop reading then.
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    Oct 19, 2012 11:57 PM GMT
    DoNotTumble saidActually I'm using this plattform to improve my English, coz it's not my mother tongue. I think, I have an alibi.

    But too many errors is really a turn off. I stop reading then.


    Good point. I chat and email a few guys whose language is not English. I'm very careful to use proper grammar when communicating with them. I never correct them but I lead by example.
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    Oct 22, 2012 4:00 PM GMT
    austex85 saideh, i don't really mind bad grammar in txt messages, informal emails, or message boards like this. the point of writing is to communicate, and as long as your message is understood, why fuss? i never understood why so (too) many people obsess with proper grammar to the point where they hypercorrect. whatevs.


    It's a defense mechanism among many in the gay community. Often as children we took solace in the fact that we were more intelligent and creative than our straight tormentors. In adulthood, where intelligence becomes more valued, we carry that need to display our intellect as proof of our value. Unfortunately, like most defense mechanisms, we have not learned know how to turn it off.

    Something does not have to be grammatically incorrect to be incoherent. Here is post on the thread "is homophobia over?".
    Let's just be optimistic about this and say it's over. I mean... are you TRYING to piss off the volcano?
    Now this question can be interpreted in more ways than one. The author could be asking if we are trying to anger a volcano, which is impossible as only sentient beings are capable of anger. He may be asking if we are standing on the lip of a volcano urinating. Pissing off a volcano may be slang with which I'm unfamiliar in which case I have no idea what's going on. But the sentence was, for the most part, grammatically correct.
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    Oct 26, 2012 7:30 PM GMT
    As one who tries to use proper grammar, (including the oxford comma) and other forms of proper usage and diction, I am not perfect.

    I will say this though: I will always prefer a good argument stated succinctly, but with some imperfect grammar, than a grammatically perfect statement of righteous truth based on illogical foundations or arrogant ignorance.
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    Oct 26, 2012 7:36 PM GMT
    bgcat57 saidAs one who tries to use proper grammar, (including the oxford comma) and other forms of proper usage and diction, I am not perfect.

    I will say this though: I will always prefer a good argument stated succinctly, but with some imperfect grammar, than a grammatically perfect statement of righteous truth based on illogical foundations or arrogant ignorance.


    As a generalization, someone smart enough to communicate correctly would also have reasonably thought out arguments, whereas someone who talks in text-speak would not.
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    Oct 26, 2012 8:02 PM GMT
    Aristoshark saidIt always strikes me as odd that a group of men who would spend hours perfecting their physiques---ever mindful of that all-important first impression---could not be bothered to look at a comment before posting and make whatever small emendations necessary to render it grammatical. There are first impressions here too, after all----and what this reveals is that, frankly, someone with big muscles and a tight physique is hawt but someone with perfect diction and sentence construction (not to mention orthography) is someone who needs to get a life.

    Who set this warped scale of values?


    I disagree. I think a guy with a nice body respects his body and health. A guy who is able to articulate succinctly respects his mind. A guy who can do both? I'd melt.
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    Oct 26, 2012 8:11 PM GMT
    Aristoshark saidIt always strikes me as odd that a group of men who would spend hours perfecting their physiques---ever mindful of that all-important first impression---could not be bothered to look at a comment before posting and make whatever small emendations necessary to render it grammatical.

    Try one of those training forums where all the straights hang out. The grammar there could make Shakespeare roll over in his grave. icon_razz.gif
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    Oct 26, 2012 8:15 PM GMT
    Aristoshark said
    Medjai said
    Aristoshark saidIt always strikes me as odd that a group of men who would spend hours perfecting their physiques---ever mindful of that all-important first impression---could not be bothered to look at a comment before posting and make whatever small emendations necessary to render it grammatical. There are first impressions here too, after all----and what this reveals is that, frankly, someone with big muscles and a tight physique is hawt but someone with perfect diction and sentence construction (not to mention orthography) is someone who needs to get a life.

    Who set this warped scale of values?


    I disagree. I think a guy with a nice body respects his body and health. A guy who is able to articulate succinctly respects his mind. A guy who can do both? I'd melt.

    You're not disagreeing with me. That was my point. I'm not saying the physical side isn't important.....I'm saying that being able to articulate succinctly (nicely put, by the way) is as important.


    Ah. I missed the "as important" part. I read it more as a degredation of physical maintenance over mental maintenance. My bad.