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Old 10-26-2009, 05:06 PM   #1
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Warthpath Correct Grammar Thread

Yes, this coming from the guy who started the drunk thread. Go figure.

I wanted to start this thread because I sometimes struggle with how to say things or the correct grammar usage a times.

So for those of you who have no shame, I figured we could come here to form some kind of consensus on the rules of grammar (and punctuation) that tend to stump us.

For example, if I'm saying I could care less about Tony Romo. Should it be, "I couldn't care less" or "I could care less"?


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Old 10-26-2009, 05:07 PM   #2
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...and of course I misspelled Warpath. Off to a great start.
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Old 10-26-2009, 05:11 PM   #3
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I prefer "I couldn't care less" because saying "I could care less" implies that you already care more than the minimum one could care about a given situation. Basically, that don't make no damn sense no how.
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Old 10-26-2009, 05:15 PM   #4
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...and of course I misspelled Warpath. Off to a great start.
I think we're going to keep it that way...just for irony's sake

When is it affect? When is it effect?

Why do commas suck?
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Old 10-26-2009, 05:15 PM   #5
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Could we merge this and the drunk thread. Now that would be priceless!
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Old 10-26-2009, 05:16 PM   #6
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I usually check my grammar guide that I've from college. I do get lazy though. You can enter a phrase in a search engine or on a word doc, and see if it comes through correctly. Also, many of the things we say are shorter versions of the whole.

I could not care less about Tony Romo. That's a step further than, I could care less. They're both correct.

Don't take it from me because I've forgotten so much. This is just a general understanding.

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Old 10-26-2009, 05:16 PM   #7
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I've seen it written and spoken both ways, that's why I've been sort of confused.

Okay, I'll go with the former.

I couldn't care less about Tony Romo.


If I may establish one sort of informal rule. In each example, let's try to use the Cowboys in a negative light, if possible.
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Old 10-26-2009, 05:20 PM   #8
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I think we're going to keep it that way...just for irony's sake

When is it affect? When is it effect?

Why do commas suck?
Cool.

Affect and effect trip me up too.

I was taught that commas should be used in pairs, although I don't always apply that rule.
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Both are perfectly valid though I prefer "could care less" because it's more efficient.
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Old 10-26-2009, 05:28 PM   #10
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...and of course I misspelled Warpath. Off to a great start.
NO DOUBT......it's a Skins thread....it's just that kind of year?
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I think we're going to keep it that way...just for irony's sake

When is it affect? When is it effect?

Why do commas suck?
I hope this helps because I am now more confused than I was before I read it.

affect/effect
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Old 10-26-2009, 05:41 PM   #12
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Thanks Angry,

By the way, judging by your recent sigs, I have two questions: 1) When is your Redskins romance novel coming out, and 2) Will Fabio be on the cover?
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Re: Warthpath Correct Grammar Thread

It's like this:

Dan Snyder would affect the Skins best if he sold the them.

or The effect of Dan Snyder selling the Skins today would be some fans saving 8000 dollars

hope that helps.

Sadly I can't think of a good Cowboy bashing example
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Old 10-26-2009, 05:45 PM   #14
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It's like this:

Dan Snyder would affect the Skins best if he sold the them.

or The effect of Dan Snyder selling the Skins today would be some fans saving 8000 dollars

hope that helps.

Sadly I can't think of a good Cowboy bashing example
Dude, you could have totally come up with a Cowboy example

Thanks for the example though.
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Yes, this coming from the guy who started the drunk thread. Go figure.

I wanted to start this thread because I sometimes struggle with how to say things or the correct grammar usage a times.

So for those of you who have no shame, I figured we could come here to form some kind of consensus on the rules of grammar (and punctuation) that tend to stump us.

For example, if I'm saying I could care less about Tony Romo. Should it be, "I couldn't care less" or "I could care less"?


In the now famous words of a fellow Warpather, what saith the mob?
Both are wrong it should be "F@#$ Tony Romo".
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