Hear that Grammar Nazis! Yes I do know the difference between a colon and a semi-colon. Ever hear the term, “typo”?
There are two thoughts on this.One states that slang or localisms should be allowed when speaking.The other,that proper grammar leads to a smarter more educated (ie.better functioning)society.The LOW speech and the HIGH speech,so to speak.
In the era of highly evolved slang and jargon(via pop culture and pop technology) we are seeing the results of lack of proper grammer being used against us in political methods of propaganda:
Red is gray and
love is hate
war is peace
big business is better for you than democracy
The Tea Party is the perfect example of this confusion.They stand for what they can’t communicate/they don’t know what they really want but they want it now
what was I talking about,now?!?..
And to think that it bugs me when folks use “your” in place of “you are (you’re)” and “should of” instead of “should have”. I’m too petty grammar-wise.
3hourtuour, you explained the Tea Party better than anyone has to date. If you don’t mind I’m going to use that when I see my brother-in-law tomorrow for dinner. He constantly goes on about nothing (at a high volume) and constantly says that the Tea Party is going to save America. I usually shake my head and walk away, which gets him going. But, how do you reason with a dim mind? Thank you
Grammar aside for the moment, I particularly like that she apparently was about to say that she’s looking forward to being a werewolf when the moon is full…
Or maybe she did know her grammar and was using a double negative to indicate she was not looking forward to being a werewolf…
3hour, you sound like my Mom, the English teacher, and you did it precisely well.
As for the Tea Party, I keep recalling how all us old Hippies were going to change the world for the better, we just didn’t know how once the joint was passed around. The TP seems to be folks meeting in the bar after a “hard day” in the office, griping and deciding on policy after Happy Hour. The policies from both those groups are about the same: FREEDOM, POORLY DEFINED, BUT FREEDOM. I guess politics is a drug unto itself.
maybe not a were wolf - a were leopard? were lion? were goldfish?
now we’ll never know
The real problem IMHO is that so many voters “believe” rather than know.
Belief trumps knowledge rather more often than it should
Nice one, Lemont. Now a werewolf’s going to punch you.
Why am I not surprised that nobody is hastening to defend the TPers? Imagine that – few far-right-wing white guys read a comic strip about people of any color other than off-beige.
As my grandfather liked to say in the wake of some statement of the obvious, “Way-ull, hush mah mouth.” (I’m from NC)
Lemont, you don’t deserve no punch in the mouth.
This ain’t gonna’ be pleasant…
Darrin Bell and Theron Heir