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Re: The Obvious Question

Postby Nef Yoo BlackBeard » Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:06 pm

why???
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Re: The Obvious Question

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:08 pm

Why do you ask?
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
-- Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805)
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
-- Philip K Dick

What happens when all the renewable energy runs out?
-- Victoria Ayling

English isn't much of a language for swearing. When I studied Ancient Greek I was delighted to discover a single word - Rhaphanidosthai - which translates roughly as "Be thou thrust up the fundament with a radish for adultery."

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Re: The Obvious Question

Postby StayThirstyMyAguila » Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:09 pm

ET, the Extra Terrestrial wrote:Perhaps the applause was withheld due to the superfluous use of the word "is".

Contraire, my dear Mary. The use of the word 'is' was in no way superfluous. In fact, it was meant to correct the grammar and make the answer more closely resemble a complete thought. :twisted:

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Re: The Obvious Question

Postby Nef Yoo BlackBeard » Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:13 pm

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Re: The Obvious Question

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:35 pm

StayThirstyMyAguila wrote:
ET, the Extra Terrestrial wrote:Perhaps the applause was withheld due to the superfluous use of the word "is".

Contraire, my dear Mary. The use of the word 'is' was in no way superfluous. In fact, it was meant to correct the grammar and make the answer more closely resemble a complete thought. :twisted:


Which in turn detracts from the overall boldness of the response, and the courage needed to submit it.
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
-- Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805)
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
-- Philip K Dick

What happens when all the renewable energy runs out?
-- Victoria Ayling

English isn't much of a language for swearing. When I studied Ancient Greek I was delighted to discover a single word - Rhaphanidosthai - which translates roughly as "Be thou thrust up the fundament with a radish for adultery."

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Re: The Obvious Question

Postby StayThirstyMyAguila » Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:38 pm

ET, the Extra Terrestrial wrote:
StayThirstyMyAguila wrote:
ET, the Extra Terrestrial wrote:Perhaps the applause was withheld due to the superfluous use of the word "is".

Contraire, my dear Mary. The use of the word 'is' was in no way superfluous. In fact, it was meant to correct the grammar and make the answer more closely resemble a complete thought. :twisted:


Which in turn detracts from the overall boldness of the response, and the courage needed to submit it.

Well, if the student merely wished to show courage, they could say any of a varying bucketful of insulting lines about the professor's wife. The idea was to make a well-thought out, true, and simple statement, and if 'This' is not grammatically a sentence, then why not trade the slightest bit of simplicity for the knowledge that the answer would be easily understood? And should the student have left 'is' out of the statement, the grammatical incorrectness and vagueness of the answer may have taken away from the meaning enough so that it would be lost on the professor and the student would have received a grade of zero, and their courage ignored to boot.

P.S.: I like 'to boot'. It's a good phrase.

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Re: The Obvious Question

Postby Nef Yoo BlackBeard » Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:58 pm

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Re: The Obvious Question

Postby StayThirstyMyAguila » Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:09 pm

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What does this mean? Does it mean you deleted the post?

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Re: The Obvious Question

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