Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'The OT' started by dpeters11, May 16, 2012.
As does the use of punctuation:
"Is it time to eat, Grandma?"
has a completely different meaning than:
"Is it time to eat Grandma?"
There is another one about helping your uncle Jack and a horse.
But it is usually followed by the canine derivative dawg as in:
Since we have this thread... Long story short, I had a reason to be searching for something on the internet... and stumbled upon a Q&A blog whereupon I spied this little nugget of anti-wisdom:
"what we learned in culinary school is that food that in sold to us in a metal can is ok it keeps longer of course but that metal can is just that metal once you have a can that is dented it changes that malectural structure of the metal and it sends the change in the metal through your food now this may sound funny but by this process it's pudding bad things that our body can't process in food that we are to consume and may cause health problems and even "lock jaw" from botulism but these occurrences are not all that common but if you buy a can in the store and it has a dent I wouldn't buy it b/c you don't know how long it has been sitting there and mutating your food"
I think it kind of speaks for itself... and is a glowing example of why people sometimes need to be corrected for their own good.
what we learned in culinary school ....
I guess they went to the wrong skool.
Eye did knot no thier was a shortness of periods in culamara skules.
Interesting to think lock-jaw is the biggest problem if you encounter botulism!
And frightening to think our culinary artists are spending much time with canned (not can!) goods.
Is it really so incredibly difficult to type the y and o before the u?
Institutional culinary school?
Yes, schools and prisons! :sure:
Just musing on the number of folks apologizing for language skills.... Prolly kin countem on one hand.....
Lots of canned goods in most restaurants I've been inside of. Big cans.
I wondered about that, too. I don't recall anyone apologizing for language skills.
There is because it is mostly men. :lol:
Cudda bin me. My mammary has become indecapitated.
(Remember Norm Crosby with all his malaprops?)
Malapropisms? It was a stupendifying mountain of them! Also, Emily Latella (SNL), GW Bush, and.....?
When people learn a second language, and are not living in that country, they learn the proper way of doing it. The small nuances and slang that create the culture of the language is lost. Most of the time an apology is there more to stave off grammar nazi's and comments about education so they get an answer to their question. Some are just learning and truly are sorry because they know it's going to be hard on those who want to help.
Yeah, I remember Norm. I worked with a guy for a couple years that talked using words completely out of context constantly. Guess it made him feel smarter. He'd get highly insulted if you corrected him, so we just sat thru it and tried to figure out what he was talking about. Norm was funny, this guy wasn't.
My dictionary says both of you are correct...is that possible?
Spaces after commas, periods and other punctuation marks work wonders.
What dictionary?? :eek2:
Google Dictionary. Been using it for awhile. So I don't sound like Norm.
Saw an article in the Daily News the other day about Loyola winning at lax and knew what the article pertained to, all because of you! Now tell me why lax is in lower case in the newspaper article. Conflict with the airport?