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Fri Apr 6, 2012, 12:35 AM

I know this may sound petty, but is anybody else

bothered when Ed says that "the right is making the case that" instead of "the right is trying to make the case that",

"he always says that the other guys are making the case that..."

To "make the case" means that they have proved their point.

He could say" making an argument" or something like that.

I know this is a small thing and somebody will use my thread to wax self-righteous about how they don't watch cable news or TV at all

it just bugs me

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Reply I know this may sound petty, but is anybody else (Original post)
ashling Apr 2012 OP
MADem Apr 2012 #1
pennylane100 Apr 2012 #2
MADem Apr 2012 #4
pennylane100 Apr 2012 #5
Cleita Apr 2012 #7
Owlet Apr 2012 #3
pennylane100 Apr 2012 #8
librechik Apr 2012 #6
ashling Apr 2012 #9

Response to ashling (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 12:38 AM

1. He's conveying a sense of urgency, sounds like. If you're bugged, that's what he wants.

An emotional reaction--a call to arms! A desire to fight back!

If it evokes a reaction from you, that's good TV in this day and age!

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Response to MADem (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 02:15 AM

2. "Making" is a verb.

It indicates an ongoing process. "They are making the case" indicates that they have not yet done so. I do not see anything wrong with that but I am no grammar expert.

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Response to pennylane100 (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 10:09 AM

4. Yeah, fine, I go with that too.

My only point was that the presenter was creating an urgent sense to engage the viewer.

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Response to MADem (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 05:57 PM

5. Sorry, I meant to link to the OP

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Response to pennylane100 (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 06:04 PM

7. His mother was an English teacher I believe so maybe he

knows his syntax or is just doing that emphasis for effect.

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 06:37 AM

3. I agree with you.

"Making the case" says to me that someone is successfully proving their point, not that they are just providing argument to support it.

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Response to Owlet (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 06:05 PM

8. Well there are exceptions to your description of "Making"

When my kids were young, I would tell them that I was "Making" a cake. After I realized that the mix did not rise while in the oven and the top cake would not stay in place over the filling without the help of toothpicks, I would then tell the children that I was no longer "making" a cake and was now going to the store to buy one.

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Response to ashling (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 05:58 PM

6. bugs me every time! glad I'm not alone!

Ed is a nitwit.

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Response to librechik (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 11:24 PM

9. I don't think he's a nitwit, he

just does some things that bug me

"Getcher cell phones out!"

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