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  1. Standard member bill718
    Enigma
    27 Apr '11 07:16
    American taxpayers provide there lawmakers with free health and dental benifits, so these same lawmakers can pass laws denying these benifits to the people who provide for them in the first place.

    Is this the ultimate irony? ...or are American's just stupid?
  2. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    27 Apr '11 07:52
    Originally posted by bill718
    ...or are American's just stupid?
    American's what?

    There is a squeaky apostrophe dancing there mysteriously.
  3. Subscriber kmax87
    You've got Kevin
    27 Apr '11 08:21
    Originally posted by Seitse
    American's what?

    There is a squeaky apostrophe dancing there mysteriously.
    now if we are going to nitpick grammar, then we should also take bill to task about the use of there/their.

    ....American taxpayers provide there lawmakers...wrong

    ....American taxpayers provide their lawmakers....much better......
  4. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    27 Apr '11 08:23
    Originally posted by kmax87
    now if we are going to nitpick grammar, then we should also take bill to task about the use of there/their.

    ....American taxpayers provide there lawmakers...wrong

    ....American taxpayers provide their lawmakers....much better......
    Completely missed it. Good boy, kman! Rec'd
  5. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    27 Apr '11 08:24
    Now, Bill, can you please restate your original post
    using the friendly indications gratuitously provided
    by your caring forum buddies?

    Thanks.
  6. Standard member Agerg
    The 'edit'or
    27 Apr '11 08:48 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Completely missed it. Good boy, kman! Rec'd
    No full stop (period) at the end of your sentence? A wasted comma between "boy" and "kman!"?

    You ought to practice what you preach.
  7. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    27 Apr '11 09:10 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Agerg
    No full stop (period) at the end of your sentence? A wasted comma between "boy" and "kman!"?

    You ought to practice what you preach.
    I preach for English speakers to master their language,
    since it is the "world language".

    Now, not being English my mother tongue, your observation
    is quite inane to be honest.

    Do you feel like having a chat in Spanish? I can also do
    Finnish and Estonian, if you fancy.

    Edit. Oh, sorry, I forgot. You are a native English speaker so,
    statistically, it is very likely that you speak only one language,
    maximum two. My apologies for stressing you.
  8. Standard member Agerg
    The 'edit'or
    27 Apr '11 09:29
    Originally posted by Seitse
    I preach for English speakers to master their language,
    since it is the "world language".

    Now, not being English my mother tongue, your observation
    is quite inane to be honest.

    Do you feel like having a chat in Spanish? I can also do
    Finnish and Estonian, if you fancy.

    Edit. Oh, sorry, I forgot. You are a native English speaker so,
    statistic ...[text shortened]... ery likely that you speak only one language,
    maximum two. My apologies for stressing you.
    No no Seitse, no offence! Indeed I'm positively enthralled by your diligence to the worthy cause of grammar and spell checking. This is a problem that has been ignored for too long, and we're now paying the price with the high volume of typos we see these days on the forums.
    I think you should invest more of your time exposing these scoundrels if I'm absolutely honest.

    In fact, you might want to start a new thread and call it "Captain Seitse's Awesome Typo Thread" where you can name and shame these 'idiots'. You could perhaps recruit others to your cause and give out special stars and promotions as and when you feel they deserve them!

    Anyway, keep up the search! we're all counting on you.
  9. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    27 Apr '11 09:33 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Agerg
    No no Seitse, no offence! Indeed I'm positively enthralled by your diligence to the worthy cause of grammar and spell checking. This is a problem that has been ignored for too long, and we're now paying the price with the high volume of typos we see these days on the forums.
    I think you should invest more of your time exposing these scoundrels if I'm abso ou feel they deserve them!

    Anyway, keep up the search! we're all counting on you.
    ¿Qué?
  10. Standard member Agerg
    The 'edit'or
    27 Apr '11 09:41
    Originally posted by Seitse
    ¿Qué?
    Wow! You can even use Google Translate too. Damn you're so clever Seitse!
  11. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    27 Apr '11 09:50
    Originally posted by Agerg
    Wow! You can even use Google Translate too. Damn you're so clever Seitse!
    And you should see me cycling with no training wheels for kids.
  12. 27 Apr '11 09:52
    Originally posted by Seitse
    ¿Qué?
    Saatana perkele!
  13. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    27 Apr '11 09:55 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    Saatana perkele!
    Ugh, Finnish swearing. Locals love to teach it and foreigners love to learn it.

    Why? It escapes me. Mainly because Finnish swearing is quite lame.
  14. 27 Apr '11 09:58
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Ugh, Finnish swearing. Locals love to teach it and foreigners love to learn it.

    Why? It escapes me. Mainly because Finnish swearing is quite lame.
    Yeah, it is quite lame, especially since everything in Finnish sounds monotone and emotionless anyway. I'd give you Popper in Finnish, but as you have probably guessed my knowledge of Finnish doesn't go far beyond swearing.
  15. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    27 Apr '11 10:18
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    Yeah, it is quite lame, especially since everything in Finnish sounds monotone and emotionless anyway. I'd give you Popper in Finnish, but as you have probably guessed my knowledge of Finnish doesn't go far beyond swearing.
    I bet you can order a beer and a grilled sausage.

    If not, what were you doing in Finland then?