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Just because I cross dressed doesn't mean I'm gay... rolleyes.gif

Oh boy...

 

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Nope, I'm in Canada. We haven't been exposed to ANY of the 17-18th century literature in high school. Just Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe (who just died) and Fifth Business by Robertson Davies.

Yep. beerchug.gif

It's all shoved in some tripe elective.

 

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As long as you guys are exposed to grammar, that's good enough. Trust me. You don't want to have any of this.

 

My dad just yelled. He sounded like Hitler. It scared me. 

I always thought you were german?

 

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It is needed like you say, but we literally learn all that we need by 8th grade. Everything onward in the US is just uneeded analysis. They haven't even taught us all that we needed and I'm in the top 1% of schools in the US. Everything has to be learnt outside of school in terms of grammar. But the 9-12th grade english of the US isn't needed.

Stupid panda terrorist bragging geez.

 

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I'd remove all of it. I'd still allow for grammar and creative writing though.

I'd still go for history, just a more generalized form. Something more broadly encompassing.

 

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You want to learn that then it should be in a separate subject and lumped into "English". Probably called literary history and analysis.

We have that in elective form. It's tripe.

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English grammar irritates me to no end. And I generally tend to be fairly grammatically correct in speech since I learned English before I learned to communicate in English. We should just scrap half of the rules since they serve no purpose. 

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I'd still go for history, just a more generalized form. Something more broadly encompassing.

I was only talking about English. History is ok.

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What happens when you bring your bike to school: Clannad Style (Click to show)

I dunno, crossdressing is actually pretty fun...at least when your parents aren't around.
I love Clannad! And it is fun!
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I think my grammar is pretty bad, though I haven't taken any tests recently. I just type/write what I would say; semi-colons indicating a new sentence or break, commas with a brief pause.

I can't use periods :(

Double entendres hehe

 

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English grammar irritates me to no end. And I generally tend to be fairly grammatically correct in speech since I learned English before I learned to communicate in English. We should just scrap half of the rules since they serve no purpose. 

Sometimes I feel it's the principle of enforced learning that people still desperately need.  Adapting to rules and rote memorization is a skillset, even if the creative hipster committees with those new-age ideals in education say otherwise. People might not agree with the principle of it but it's still a skillset. 

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Seems like ex isn't gonna show up... frown.gif, bet she'll be here after church...
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Guys it's not that our (as in us Canadians) grammar is terribly bad, it's just that we haven't really learned the nuances. We have trouble remembering those terms, like predicate, etc. etc. so in more advanced sentences we wouldn't be able to identify sentence structure.

 

I've no problems with semi-colons whatsoever, and I find them to be very useful at times.

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We have that in elective form. It's tripe.

 

 

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tripe  

/trīp/
 
Noun
  1. The first or second stomach of a cow or other ruminant used as food

uhhhh, wut? confused.gif

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We have that in elective form. It's tripe.

 

 

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tripe  

/trīp/
 
Noun
  1. The first or second stomach of a cow or other ruminant used as food

uhhhh, wut? confused.gif

Maybe trite was the intended word?

 

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trite
[trahyt]
adjective
1.lacking in freshness or effectiveness because of constant use or excessive repetition; hackneyed; stale
post #67330 of 130910
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Originally Posted by mbamg View Post

Guys it's not that our (as in us Canadians) grammar is terribly bad, it's just that we haven't really learned the nuances. We have trouble remembering those terms, like predicate, etc. etc. so in more advanced sentences we wouldn't be able to identify sentence structure.

 

I've no problems with semi-colons whatsoever, and I find them to be very useful at times.

A predi-what? wink.gif

 

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tripe  

/trīp/
 
Noun
  1. The first or second stomach of a cow or other ruminant used as food

uhhhh, wut? confused.gif

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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

Maybe trite was the intended word?

 

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trite
[trahyt]
adjective
1.lacking in freshness or effectiveness because of constant use or excessive repetition; hackneyed; stale

Nope tripe. It's an inside joke :D

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Originally Posted by mbamg View Post

I've no problems with semi-colons whatsoever, and I find them to be very useful at times.

I have no problems with semicolons whatsoever; I find them to be very useful at times. 

 

 

 

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Sometimes I feel it's the principle of enforced learning that people still desperately need.  Adapting to rules and rote memorization is a skillset, even if the creative hipster committees with those new-age ideals in education say otherwise. People might not agree with the principle of it but it's still a skillset. 

Rote memorization is a skillset, but how much longer will it be one? We already have 99% of the knowledge of the world in our pocket. How much longer until we have it plugged right into our brains? 

 

As for adapting to rules, that is something people need to know, but I don't think language is the appropriate place to teach it. Language has a primary function that is very important, and if we are strict with rules, it won't serve it's primary function effectively. There is a good reason why people don't speak with proper grammar: it's a pain and requires exerting a lot of pointless effort. Why not obliterate pointless rules completely? 

 

Actually I was just talking about related stuff with a friend. Why don't we just acknowledge that "whom" is the formal form of "who" instead of insisting about noun cases? Why don't we just do the same with I/me, etc? It is already used that way. 

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Nope tripe. It's an inside joke :D

I see what you did there.

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OMG forced GPU rendering on Chrome tears sooo hard.

 

Anyone ever play around with chrome://flags and enabling all sorts of poop? 

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Originally Posted by TwinQY View Post

OMG forced GPU rendering on Chrome tears sooo hard.

Anyone ever play around with chrome://flags and enabling all sorts of poop? 
Yeah, it's fun!
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OMG forced GPU rendering on Chrome tears sooo hard.

 

Anyone ever play around with chrome://flags and enabling all sorts of poop? 

Why would you do that? 

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