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    Quote Originally Posted by WizardofOz View Post
    Grosnick doesn't care about accuracy, honesty or proper sentence structure.
    Yes, but what about infrastructure?

    Well this is fun isn't it?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Town Heretic View Post
    That you're willing to call someone who opposes socialism as an economic system a socialist because he doesn't march lockstep with the rest of the right's agenda? Yeah, that says something all right.
    The left's agenda is our nations greatest concern. And, if you don't realize that, you're part of the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WizardofOz View Post
    Grosnick doesn't care about accuracy, honesty or proper sentence structure.


    You're correct about that. I really couldn't care less.

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    I recently asked the 'Wiz of Ooze' to give me some tips on how to use proper punctuation/grammar and spelling. I'm starting to feel more confident as time goes by. You see, I was forced to drop out of school when I was about four years old, and because of that, I forfeited a proper education. The reason I dropped out was, I had to provide some extra income for my family. So, I took a job at an Munitions and Poultry company. It didn't pay well, but, what the hay at least it helped pay the bills. Those were hard times and jobs were hard to come by. Well, I won't bore you with the details. Sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and do what needs to be done, right?

    I realize, because of my lack of a formal education I have to take some 'ribbing' from TH, the Wiz, and a few others around TOL. I try to take it all in stride. So, if you see Old GM placing commas in the wrong place, misspelling a few words, or not using proper grammar/punctuation, etc, just try and look beyond my obvious shortcomings and try and cut me some slack, okay? A little consideration goes a long way, you know?

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    By the way, I'm not a Marxist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grosnick Marowbe View Post
    The left's agenda is our nations greatest concern.
    Rather, the failure to recognize that what opposes your political agenda and philosophy isn't objectively and shouldn't necessarily be our nation's greatest concern should probably be your own.

    And, if you don't realize that, you're part of the problem.
    While I'd say that the growing number of things you don't appear to realize constitutes most of yours.

    Other than that it's just peaches.
    You aren't what you eat, but you're always what you swallow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Town Heretic View Post
    Rather, the failure to recognize that what opposes your political agenda and philosophy isn't objectively and shouldn't necessarily be our nation's greatest concern should probably be your own.


    While I'd say that the growing number of things you don't appear to realize constitutes most of yours.

    Other than that it's just peaches.
    I will no longer be communicating with you. I placed Danoh on 'Permanent ignore' about two years ago. He was the ONLY poster I've ever placed on ignore and never again looked at anything he had to say. I'm now placing you on that same 'ignore list' and will not read anything you ever have to say, again. Hopefully, I'll never feel the need to do that again to any other poster? I ask you not to PM me, as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grosnick Marowbe View Post
    I recently asked the 'Wiz of Ooze' to give me some tips on how to use proper punctuation/grammar and spelling.
    Did he suggest you end most of your sentences with a question mark?

    I'm starting to feel more confident as time goes by.
    Time can do that. So can proficiency, though it needn't be an either/or.

    You see, I was forced to drop out of school when I was about four years old...
    On your head?

    I realize, because of my lack of a formal education I have to take some 'ribbing' from TH, the Wiz, and a few others around TOL. I try to take it all in stride.
    Stridently isn't really the same thing, you know.

    So, if you see Old GM placing commas in the wrong place, misspelling a few words, or not using proper grammar/punctuation, etc, just try and look beyond my obvious shortcomings and try and cut me some slack, okay?
    No. If you can't manage it yourself there are free programs that will help you and fairly simple rules of grammar that you can learn to apply on the point without much effort. Or, you could largely dispense with the use of commas altogether. It's the lesser of two evils, grammatically speaking.

    Here are a few simple rules to help you out, otherwise.

    1. Use it if you essentially have two sentences joined by a conjunction.

    Example: I like bacon, and I like to eat bacon while I skateboard.

    Example: Mary said that she was a Marxist, but she bought a house and paid her taxes.

    See, you could really have written those as separate sentences without the coordinating conjunction. Coordinating conjunctions are easily recalled using FANBOYS (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so).

    2. If you have a sentence that begins with information that isn't essential to the sentence use a comma before going on to what is. And yes, I broke a rule giving you that rule.

    Example: After he failed to appoint me to the Committee to Curb Violence, I shot the governor five times.

    Or, you could put that at the end of the sentence and you wouldn't need a comma at all. I shot the governor five times after he failed to appoint me to the Committee to Curb Violence.

    3. If you have interesting but non-essential information in the middle of a sentence then commas are the way to handle it.

    Example: Tina, who had the hairiest arms I'd ever seen on a girl, worked as a cook on the weekends.

    Example: I thought I'd go to the movies, it being a slow Saturday night, but the only thing playing was a kid's feature.

    Those cover most casual errors. I suspect you understand that when you quote someone you use a comma before the quote. If not, another example follows.

    Example: Bob said, "That stinks on ice!"

    A little consideration goes a long way, you know?
    How long and how little being the operative points.
    You aren't what you eat, but you're always what you swallow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Town Heretic View Post
    Did he suggest you end most of your sentences with a question mark?


    Time can do that. So can proficiency, though it needn't be an either/or.


    On your head?


    Stridently isn't really the same thing, you know.


    No. If you can't manage it yourself there are free programs that will help you and fairly simple rules of grammar that you can learn to apply on the point without much effort. Or, you could largely dispense with the use of commas altogether. It's the lesser of two evils, grammatically speaking.

    Here are a few simple rules to help you out, otherwise.

    1. Use it if you essentially have two sentences joined by a conjunction.

    Example: I like bacon, and I like to eat bacon while I skateboard.

    Example: Mary said that she was a Marxist, but she bought a house and paid her taxes.

    See, you could really have written those as separate sentences without the coordinating conjunction. Coordinating conjunctions are easily recalled using FANBOYS (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so).

    2. If you have a sentence that begins with information that isn't essential to the sentence use a comma before going on to what is. And yes, I broke a rule giving you that rule.

    Example: After he failed to appoint me to the Committee to Curb Violence, I shot the governor five times.

    Or, you could put that at the end of the sentence and you wouldn't need a comma at all. I shot the governor five times after he failed to appoint me to the Committee to Curb Violence.

    3. If you have interesting but non-essential information in the middle of a sentence then commas are the way to handle it.

    Example: Tina, who had the hairiest arms I'd ever seen on a girl, worked as a cook on the weekends.

    Example: I thought I'd go to the movies, it being a slow Saturday night, but the only thing playing was a kid's feature.

    Those cover most casual errors. I suspect you understand that when you quote someone you use a comma before the quote. If not, another example follows.

    Example: Bob said, "That stinks on ice!"


    How long and how little being the operative points.
    The tiny town clown is pretending to be something he is not.

    I swear. If this little buffoon must pontificate, does he have to take up so much space while he does it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grosnick Marowbe View Post
    I will no longer be communicating with you. I placed Danoh on 'Permanent ignore' about two years ago. He was the ONLY poster I've ever placed on ignore and never again looked at anything he had to say. I'm now placing you on that same 'ignore list' and will not read anything you ever have to say, again. Hopefully, I'll never feel the need to do that again to any other poster? I ask you not to PM me, as well.
    The Clown should be spending his time teaching his Brit friends how to speak English. Then he'd be doing something that is actually constructive for a change. But, alas, he prefers to strut his stuff in his platform shoes and pretend he's more clever than everyone else. Just a waste of space....

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    Quote Originally Posted by glorydaz View Post
    The tiny town clown is pretending to be something he is not.

    I swear. If this little buffoon must pontificate, does he have to take up so much space while he does it?
    I have placed this 'character' on 'permanent ignore.' I will not be reading anything he posts to others or myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grosnick Marowbe View Post
    I have placed this 'character' on 'permanent ignore.' I will not be reading anything he posts to others or myself.
    You won't be missing a thing, my friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grosnick Marowbe View Post
    By the way, I'm not a Marxist.
    No, you are definitely NOT and I am very thankful for that.
    If any of my views seem to be strange or new to you, it is to be hoped that you will not close your mind to them, but will emulate the noble Bereans, and not only read and study the chapters would discuss, but will also search the Scriptures to see whether these things be so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glorydaz View Post
    You won't be missing a thing, my friend.
    That's for certain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glorydaz View Post
    The tiny town clown is pretending to be something he is not.
    Well, it was too much work pretending to be something that I am.

    I swear.
    You shouldn't.

    If this little buffoon must pontificate
    I object to that strongly, being 6' 3" shoeless.

    By which I mean I'm that tall out of shoes, not that I'm out of shoes.

    does he have to take up so much space while he does it?
    Did you know that before I met you I still believed brevity was the soul of wit?


    Quote Originally Posted by Grosnick Marowbe View Post
    I have placed this 'character' on 'permanent ignore.' I will not be reading anything he posts to others or myself.
    Was that before or after the two PMs?

    Quote Originally Posted by glorydaz View Post
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    Birds of a feather...emus possibly.
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