Broken Promise (Halloween)

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Re: Broken Promise (Halloween)

Post by pondspider » Sun Oct 05, 2014 9:33 am

strawman wrote:Miss Grimsley was an old sockpuppet Drabblecast grammarian whose spirit was conjured up originally by ROU Killing Time's overuse and abuse of gerunds. A previous moderator, who long since retired to spend some time reacquainting himself with his family, banned sock puppets from the forums, and so Grimsley had to forego her dominatrix designs on ROU and submit to banishment.

If you do a search, you will find that a not-insignificant portion of DC's many thousands of posts involved her. And ROU's unrequited passion has left a hole in his heart. He cannot look at a gerund without flashbacks.

And now, Grimsley has apparently been replaced by Microsoft squiggles. They just don't go the same with latex.
Consider me duly enlightened. :roll:

I must admit to a former total ignorance of the gerund but Wikipedia has fixed that. I can understand the fascination and feel myself uncannily drawn to indulge.

Is it habit-forming?

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Re: Broken Promise (Halloween)

Post by strawman » Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:47 am

pondspider wrote: Is it habit-forming?
That's cheating.
Unless you're referring to the people who make nun's garments.
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Re: Broken Promise (Halloween)

Post by tibbi » Sun Oct 05, 2014 4:38 pm

I've always love the way Aluminum is pronounced differently. And of course the letter Z.
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Re: Broken Promise (Halloween)

Post by pondspider » Sun Oct 05, 2014 5:17 pm

tibbi wrote:I've always love the way Aluminum is pronounced differently. And of course the letter Z.
And Tanzania :)

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Re: Broken Promise (Halloween)

Post by SpareInch » Sun Oct 05, 2014 6:42 pm

tibbi wrote:I've always love the way Aluminum is pronounced differently. And of course the letter Z.
The word Aluminum only exists in Yankeneese. In UK English, we have a totally different word - Aluminium.

Well, OK, not totally different, but definitely different.

And as for the letter Z. We have to pronounce it Zed, because Zee is how they say See in Somerset.
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Re: Broken Promise (Halloween)

Post by strawman » Sun Oct 05, 2014 11:12 pm

'Sawright.
'Scommon Usage.
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Re: Broken Promise (Halloween)

Post by PB&Jellyphish320 » Tue Oct 14, 2014 5:11 pm

I always try to say the name of states the way the people who live said state say it. Like how to a native speaker New Orleans becomes one word some how.
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Re: Broken Promise (Halloween)

Post by pondspider » Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:00 pm

The one that really confuses is "pants". In UK this means the same thing as "under pants".
"Trousers" or "jeans" or whatever are what we wear over our [under] pants :)

Oh, and "pavement", which (in UK) is not where motor traffic goes.

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Re: Broken Promise (Halloween)

Post by strawman » Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:08 pm

The first e?
English is a hard language indeed.
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Re: Broken Promise (Halloween)

Post by PB&Jellyphish320 » Thu Nov 06, 2014 1:24 am

tibbi wrote:Well, I enjoyed this one so much I just had to produce it for the dribblecast. I trust no one will mind. I even tried out adding some creepy music as background.

http://www.dribblecast.org/2014/10/03/d ... n-promise/

Again, I hope it pleases.


*Hight-fives tibbi!!!* Congratulations we made it on the Halloween Special! Thanks! :P
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Re: Broken Promise (Halloween)

Post by ROU Killing Time » Thu Nov 06, 2014 5:58 am

strawman wrote:Miss Grimsley was an old sockpuppet Drabblecast grammarian whose spirit was conjured up originally by ROU Killing Time's overuse and abuse of gerunds. A previous moderator, who long since retired to spend some time reacquainting himself with his family, banned sock puppets from the forums, and so Grimsley had to forego her dominatrix designs on ROU and submit to banishment.

If you do a search, you will find that a not-insignificant portion of DC's many thousands of posts involved her. And ROU's unrequited passion has left a hole in his heart. He cannot look at a gerund without flashbacks.

And now, Grimsley has apparently been replaced by Microsoft squiggles. They just don't go the same with latex.
You know the old saying that you can't keep a good woman down? Well, the same is true of Miss Grimsley and the miasma of disenfectant and dementia that surround her.

Seriously, 12 feet deep, iron casket with silver chains in a lead-lined vault and covered with 20 feet of concrete and rebar forming a giant monument of The Gregg Reference Manual...

Ranting insanely, ROU flees into the darkness...
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Re: Broken Promise (Halloween)

Post by tibbi » Thu Nov 06, 2014 4:13 pm

PB&Jellyphish320 wrote:
tibbi wrote:Well, I enjoyed this one so much I just had to produce it for the dribblecast. I trust no one will mind. I even tried out adding some creepy music as background.

http://www.dribblecast.org/2014/10/03/d ... n-promise/

Again, I hope it pleases.


*Hight-fives tibbi!!!* Congratulations we made it on the Halloween Special! Thanks! :P
Yeah for our side!!!! We have made the big time. Now I must go rest on my laurels. 8)
And thus ends my $.02. :)

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