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43. E Plebmnista; norcom, forcom, perfectumum."
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  -"WE THE PEOPLE" isn't a noun phrase, dammit alcibiades_mystery  May-08-07 12:13 AM   #0 
  - Calm down -- it's just a goddamn piece of paper  jgraz   May-08-07 12:15 AM   #1 
  - I fucking knew you were involved in an insidious plot against America!  JVS   May-08-07 12:26 AM   #6 
  - George, is that you??? Heh, heh... nt  MADem   May-08-07 01:21 AM   #18 
     - heh heh, ya caught me  jgraz   May-08-07 02:04 AM   #20 
        - Well, say hey to Queenie fer us, now!!!  MADem   May-08-07 02:20 AM   #23 
  - I sort of Like WE THE PEOPLE it has a ring to it  Monkeyman   May-08-07 12:15 AM   #2 
  - Now you're just doing it on purpose  alcibiades_mystery   May-08-07 12:21 AM   #3 
  - "on purpose"?!  Lilith Velkor   May-08-07 03:57 PM   #47 
  - I still can't see that without thinking of Kirk reciting "E Plebnista"  jgraz   May-08-07 12:35 AM   #9 
     - LOL!  ReadTomPaine   May-08-07 12:57 PM   #29 
  - I'm sure you'll next be jumping on those who say  Kelly Rupert   May-08-07 12:24 AM   #4 
  - Oh, I'm well aware  alcibiades_mystery   May-08-07 12:36 AM   #10 
  - There should be a comma dammit!  JVS   May-08-07 12:25 AM   #5 
  - SWe the People seems  azurnoir   May-08-07 12:30 AM   #7 
  - Personally, I think it's a gerund.  Kelly Rupert   May-08-07 12:32 AM   #8 
     - Ok I had to look that one up  azurnoir   May-08-07 12:48 AM   #14 
  - Subject Verb Object  rwenos   May-08-07 12:38 AM   #11 
  - Punctuation and capitalization used to be more or less arbitrary.  Kelly Rupert   May-08-07 12:44 AM   #13 
  - I don't quite remember why, but I think  BuyingThyme   May-08-07 12:50 AM   #15 
     - Idiosyncratic punctuation is exceedingly common in 18th century writing.  Kelly Rupert   May-08-07 12:53 AM   #16 
        - At this time/ I think it would be better to return to old forms/ because they look funkier.  JVS   May-08-07 12:57 AM   #17 
        - Here's what James Madison started with:  BuyingThyme   May-08-07 01:38 AM   #19 
  - We The People is a political party/movement.  BuyingThyme   May-08-07 12:39 AM   #12 
  - thanks for the lesson, but I don't think you're really "teaching" anyone  ComerPerro   May-08-07 02:08 AM   #21 
  - Oh, I know why you do it  alcibiades_mystery   May-08-07 06:12 AM   #24 
  - Hartman's Law of Prescriptivist Retaliation, check it out, Mr. "grammar Nazi". -eom  Justitia   May-08-07 02:17 AM   #22 
  - Feel free to confirm it in the original  alcibiades_mystery   May-08-07 06:14 AM   #25 
     - I regard it as bad manners to publicly correct the grammar of others.  Justitia   May-08-07 11:17 AM   #26 
        - Right  alcibiades_mystery   May-08-07 12:54 PM   #27 
           - Guess you missed the point entirely. -eom  Justitia   May-08-07 01:01 PM   #30 
              - I certainly understood the point you WEREN'T trying to make  alcibiades_mystery   May-08-07 01:29 PM   #34 
                 - You mean trying to humble your snotty, schoolmarmish rant by suggesting you may have made  Justitia   May-08-07 01:46 PM   #36 
                    - Yeah, that was your trap  alcibiades_mystery   May-08-07 02:19 PM   #40 
                       - Why would I waste my time putting lipstick on a prig?  Justitia   May-08-07 02:29 PM   #41 
                          - Quelle dommage  alcibiades_mystery   May-08-07 03:18 PM   #44 
                          - Don't you have some actual students to eviscerate? Bet they love your classes.  Justitia   May-08-07 03:26 PM   #45 
                             - Nope  alcibiades_mystery   May-08-07 04:18 PM   #49 
                                - Are you the Electronic Professor or a pop psychologist?  Justitia   May-08-07 04:40 PM   #53 
                                   - I'm already having fun  alcibiades_mystery   May-08-07 04:54 PM   #57 
                                   - LOL - Dear Electronic Professor! "Sleight"? You're incorrigible!  Justitia   May-08-07 05:01 PM   #61 
                                      - Ah...you finally caught me in an error  alcibiades_mystery   May-08-07 05:07 PM   #62 
                                         - Oh lighten up, sourpuss. Unintentional comedy is the best. Ciao! -eom  Justitia   May-08-07 05:11 PM   #63 
                                   - And just for fun,  Kelly Rupert   May-08-07 04:54 PM   #58 
                                      - Here ya go  alcibiades_mystery   May-08-07 05:00 PM   #60 
                                         - Bam!  Kelly Rupert   May-08-07 05:51 PM   #64 
                          - I laughed aloud at "lipstick on a prig."  Kelly Rupert   May-08-07 04:27 PM   #52 
                             - ....  Justitia   May-08-07 04:41 PM   #54 
  - "Proudly" and "whatever" are not a complete sentences.  Bornaginhooligan   May-08-07 12:56 PM   #28 
  - No! Really?  alcibiades_mystery   May-08-07 01:26 PM   #33 
  - This is so funny. I've nearly written this OP about 100 times.  sfexpat2000   May-08-07 01:03 PM   #31 
  - It's certainly less offensive  Lance_Boyle   May-08-07 01:23 PM   #32 
  - Don't forget "doth protest too much" - another Early Modern favorite of  alcibiades_mystery   May-08-07 01:33 PM   #35 
  - So sayeth YOU!  Lance_Boyle   May-08-07 01:50 PM   #37 
  - Pray tell, why doth it make thy skin crawl?  geardaddy   May-08-07 02:00 PM   #39 
  - Yikes!  krispos42   May-08-07 01:51 PM   #38 
  - It must be hard to be you  Marie26   May-08-07 03:13 PM   #42 
  - E Plebmnista; norcom, forcom, perfectumum."  slackmaster   May-08-07 03:15 PM   #43 
  - Just fix "the people" issue in the second amendment to it is more clear.  Xenotime   May-08-07 03:28 PM   #46 
  - You're right about one thing...  ljm2002   May-08-07 03:59 PM   #48 
  - It certainly is common  alcibiades_mystery   May-08-07 04:19 PM   #50 
  - A real grammar nazi would know that "We the people" is a pronoun with an appositive antecedent  Bucky   May-08-07 04:25 PM   #51 
  - Oh, Snap! -eom  Justitia   May-08-07 04:47 PM   #55 
  - Er...which is precisely what I said it was?  alcibiades_mystery   May-08-07 04:57 PM   #59 
  - "The Birds" is coming!  Gabi Hayes   May-08-07 04:50 PM   #56 
 

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