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Ignis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-17-11 03:46 PM
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82. That's called a "question" in English.
See that little squiggle at the end of the sentence? That's what we call a "question mark."
(Oh, no! There goes another one! You'd best google* it quickly before it gets away!)

Look, if you can't be bothered to crack open a dictionary long enough to understand how compounding, affixation, and other forms of linguistic derivation are employed in the creation of portmanteau words and other neologisms, don't ride 'round here on your high horse and expect to be taken seriously in your critique of my diction.

:dunce:


* = AKA for the incredibly fusty: "input the given character string into a world-wide-web search engine in a web browser on your personal computer, and then press the Enter key to obtain a list of associated results."
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  -From "About Democratic Underground." Le Taz Hot  Jun-17-11 12:58 PM   #0 
  - "who will work with us to achieve our shared goals"  TheWraith   Jun-17-11 01:01 PM   #1 
  - +1. From what I understand, DU does not welcome Republicans or those who enable their election. n/t  BzaDem   Jun-17-11 01:03 PM   #3 
  - Yes, you cannot support a non-Democrat here.  Maraya1969   Jun-18-11 07:06 AM   #99 
     - Unless he's Charlie Crist, then it's A-ok.  Zephie   Jun-18-11 09:06 AM   #114 
        - Which is covered in...  SDuderstadt   Jun-18-11 09:14 AM   #116 
        - Or Bernie Sanders?  Dept of Beer   Jun-18-11 12:57 PM   #156 
  - I've no idea what "Naderite Nonsense" to which you refer.  Le Taz Hot   Jun-17-11 01:05 PM   #6 
  - The recent flood of comments spreading "They're all the same!" bullshit.  TheWraith   Jun-17-11 01:17 PM   #19 
     - By those standards, "Naderite Nonesense"  Le Taz Hot   Jun-17-11 01:32 PM   #30 
     - Plenty of people who imply they will vote third party without explicitly saying it. Some even say  BzaDem   Jun-17-11 01:36 PM   #34 
        - Nader didn't enable repukes. Neither did Nader voters.  tekisui   Jun-17-11 02:10 PM   #57 
           - Nader enabled the entire existence of the Bush administration.  TheWraith   Jun-17-11 03:17 PM   #75 
           - You know, this has been thoroughly countered  Le Taz Hot   Jun-17-11 03:27 PM   #76 
           - It's never been countered. It's been rationalized by people who didn't want to admit the facts.  TheWraith   Jun-17-11 03:35 PM   #77 
              - Post hoc ergo prompter hoc...  LanternWaste   Jun-17-11 03:49 PM   #83 
                 - Even your application of Post hoc ergo prompter hoc is a rationalization. Just like the rest of  stevenleser   Jun-18-11 03:20 PM   #180 
           - It is not that simple. There is no proof that those voters would have  tekisui   Jun-17-11 04:40 PM   #84 
           - Come on, now, who would you rather fight?  JackRiddler   Jun-18-11 12:36 PM   #145 
           - kr  defendandprotect   Jun-18-11 03:53 PM   #181 
           - False. Gore won. Election fraud and a judicial coup reversed the results.  JackRiddler   Jun-17-11 06:07 PM   #86 
           - PLUS ONE!  Enthusiast   Jun-18-11 05:47 AM   #92 
           - If Nader had 597,000 votes  BobbyBoring   Jun-18-11 09:02 AM   #112 
           - And without H. Ross Perot there may have been no Bill Clinton.  Dept of Beer   Jun-18-11 01:05 PM   #162 
           - Perot took 19% of the vote -- !!! And you're comparing that with what?  defendandprotect   Jun-18-11 09:31 PM   #184 
              - Try re-reading my post and get back to me later.  Dept of Beer   Jun-18-11 10:19 PM   #185 
                 - Apologies --  defendandprotect   Jun-18-11 10:28 PM   #186 
           - Nonsense. Yet illustrate the problem well, no ability to except ANY responsibility  peace4ever   Jun-18-11 10:43 PM   #187 
           - 100 percent correct. n/t  SusanaMontana41   Jun-18-11 02:29 PM   #175 
     - If it quacks like a duck... n/t  whatchamacallit   Jun-17-11 02:59 PM   #73 
     - Then maybe you should get your ears checked.  JackRiddler   Jun-18-11 08:44 AM   #107 
     - errr  HankyDubs   Jun-17-11 11:01 PM   #87 
     - Attempts to make statments as if they were proven facts  Sheepshank   Jun-18-11 08:02 AM   #105 
        - Wow, the kool-aide is strong in this one  HankyDubs   Jun-19-11 11:58 AM   #190 
           - like hell  Sheepshank   Jun-19-11 09:54 PM   #191 
     - I agree with that  Una_Writer   Jun-18-11 06:28 AM   #98 
     - Yeah.  sendero   Jun-18-11 07:16 AM   #100 
     - Pointing out where Obama has come up short is not bashing.  xphile   Jun-18-11 11:14 AM   #129 
        - If you wish to run off all the progressives that verbalize  eilen   Jun-18-11 11:56 AM   #137 
           - Majority here are outraged with Obama/Dems -- and have to be free to discuss it openly --  defendandprotect   Jun-18-11 12:29 PM   #142 
           - I have no such desire at all.  xphile   Jun-18-11 01:04 PM   #161 
              - I think I might have replied to the wrong post....  eilen   Jun-18-11 04:06 PM   #182 
     - If the moderators don't step up and delete these we will be taken over by all the  Maraya1969   Jun-18-11 09:54 AM   #125 
  - I agree that the wrong part was highlighted  Renew Deal   Jun-17-11 01:13 PM   #14 
  - Hold it---how many of the goals have to be shared?  snot   Jun-17-11 02:03 PM   #53 
  - When you can't actually promote your candidate, all you have left is to go negative on his opponent.  MilesColtrane   Jun-17-11 03:41 PM   #80 
  - the point is we shouldn't unconditionally support Dems  spooked911   Jun-18-11 07:50 AM   #101 
  - Q is ... "Is it still our party" ... or is it the Koch Bros. party now?  defendandprotect   Jun-18-11 12:31 PM   #143 
  - Yes, when they part ways with us on the goals  treestar   Jun-18-11 12:38 PM   #149 
  - That's a good point. Thanks for reminding those who want another echo chamber for DLC leadership.  leveymg   Jun-17-11 01:02 PM   #2 
  - What would the DLC site be called?  kenfrequed   Jun-17-11 01:58 PM   #49 
  - Demoplican Underground or Daily Koch.  leveymg   Jun-17-11 02:12 PM   #59 
  - Daily Koch!  EFerrari   Jun-17-11 02:49 PM   #69 
  - How can something that sounds so good  hootinholler   Jun-18-11 09:32 AM   #123 
  - Perfect names for them!  valerief   Jun-18-11 09:20 AM   #120 
  - They'd probably include Progress or Progressive in the name  suffragette   Jun-18-11 11:27 AM   #133 
  - Ah, a Blue Dog paradise where all progressive are silenced.  UnrepentantLiberal   Jun-17-11 03:02 PM   #74 
  - a Blue Dog paradise where all progressives are silenced  OBotModel54   Jun-18-11 06:18 AM   #95 
  - Democratic Party has a cancer growing on it -- a Koch Bros cancer -- we need a Plan B -- !!  defendandprotect   Jun-18-11 12:33 PM   #144 
  - I tried to send you to the Greatest Page  Vanje   Jun-17-11 01:04 PM   #4 
  - It is a progressive forum and reich-wing nonsense is not  and-justice-for-all   Jun-17-11 01:05 PM   #5 
  - "and to support DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES for political office"  BzaDem   Jun-17-11 01:05 PM   #7 
  - Perhaps you can point me to the post  Le Taz Hot   Jun-17-11 01:07 PM   #9 
  - Kind of hard, since any such post would be deleted. There are plenty of people who imply that they  BzaDem   Jun-17-11 01:24 PM   #25 
  - Yes, they would, which negates your assertion.  Le Taz Hot   Jun-17-11 01:29 PM   #28 
  - it does not negate my assertion in any way. n/t  BzaDem   Jun-17-11 01:31 PM   #29 
     - Did you not write this?  Le Taz Hot   Jun-17-11 01:35 PM   #33 
        - Yes, I did write that. If you read it, it does not assert that third party supporters don't know how  BzaDem   Jun-17-11 01:38 PM   #35 
        - Which means they are not in violation of the rules.  Le Taz Hot   Jun-17-11 01:44 PM   #37 
        - So long as they are not campaigning  eilen   Jun-18-11 12:06 PM   #140 
        - Easy: look for the locked threads for each day  muriel_volestrangler   Jun-17-11 01:59 PM   #50 
           - Thank you.  Le Taz Hot   Jun-17-11 02:07 PM   #55 
           - Sure, most people who have a specific complaint about a Democratic policy say so within the rules  muriel_volestrangler   Jun-17-11 02:20 PM   #63 
              - "working against Democrats."  Le Taz Hot   Jun-17-11 02:30 PM   #66 
                 - I think Americans rarely appreciate how much power the primary system gives them  muriel_volestrangler   Jun-17-11 02:47 PM   #67 
                    - Well, the primary system is a whole different issue,  Le Taz Hot   Jun-17-11 02:53 PM   #70 
                    - No -- primaries are the same as all the other selections -- made by corporations !!  defendandprotect   Jun-18-11 12:47 PM   #151 
                    - Nonsense -- ALL of our candidates are selected by corporations ... they control both parties ...  defendandprotect   Jun-18-11 12:45 PM   #150 
                       - Well, in that case, there's precious little point in voting at all  muriel_volestrangler   Jun-18-11 02:43 PM   #176 
                          - Koch Bros. have control over the Democratic Party, but you want to smear Nader?  defendandprotect   Jun-18-11 02:49 PM   #177 
                          - Of course - it's common knowledge  muriel_volestrangler   Jun-18-11 03:12 PM   #179 
                             - 3 or 4 major Repug donors .. because he worked with them on a number of issues -- $8,000 in all !!!  defendandprotect   Jun-18-11 09:16 PM   #183 
                          - that is a terrible reality in todays politics, where the main requirement to win is massive $$$  peace4ever   Jun-18-11 10:56 PM   #188 
           - +1...nt  SidDithers   Jun-17-11 02:13 PM   #61 
  - That's not true, BzaDem  Mimosa   Jun-17-11 02:04 PM   #54 
  - Thank you for expressing my position  Enthusiast   Jun-18-11 05:50 AM   #93 
  - Any pro-Nader post is a violation of rule 2.  scheming daemons   Jun-18-11 08:58 AM   #110 
  - Now you want no discussion of Nader at all ?  defendandprotect   Jun-18-11 12:51 PM   #153 
     - of course. his story is the mirror image of the schism that exists on DU  peace4ever   Jun-18-11 10:59 PM   #189 
  - And how wise is that? We need a few hundred Plan B's here ... not the same old "lesser evil" voting  defendandprotect   Jun-18-11 12:48 PM   #152 
  - Greens are welcome here -- so are liberal/progressive independents --  defendandprotect   Jun-18-11 12:38 PM   #148 
  - I would, but it's against the rules.  Bluerthanblue   Jun-17-11 01:34 PM   #32 
  - Excep when supporting Charlie Crist, who was a Republican  Bluenorthwest   Jun-17-11 01:15 PM   #17 
  - thanks for pointing this out- the rule against advocating  Bluerthanblue   Jun-17-11 01:18 PM   #20 
  - The 'cake and eat it' crowd pushed Christ and still shouts  Bluenorthwest   Jun-17-11 01:25 PM   #26 
  - DU is coming to understand the Koch Bros infiltration of the party ... advocating for some  defendandprotect   Jun-18-11 12:53 PM   #154 
  - Point of information  eilen   Jun-18-11 12:00 PM   #138 
  - Democratic candidates are too often Koch Bros. candidates now ....  defendandprotect   Jun-18-11 12:37 PM   #146 
  - Other tweets  tabatha   Jun-17-11 01:06 PM   #8 
  - From the Rules page...  SidDithers   Jun-17-11 01:07 PM   #10 
  - Please see Post #9  Le Taz Hot   Jun-17-11 01:09 PM   #11 
  - One doesn't have to advocate voting for a non-Democrat...  SidDithers   Jun-17-11 01:17 PM   #18 
     - How about Democratic politicians? Is it only important that they have a (D) next to their name?  Dawgs   Jun-17-11 01:51 PM   #43 
        - Especially when they are Koch Bros candidates? We need some rules changed here ...  defendandprotect   Jun-18-11 12:56 PM   #155 
  - Yes, Democratic candidates, not Reagan Repubs with a 'd'  sabrina 1   Jun-17-11 01:13 PM   #15 
  - I believe DU has been increasingly full of Reagan Democrats  Mimosa   Jun-17-11 02:24 PM   #65 
  - Ignored by the admin as well. DU admin allowed DUers to advocate for Republican Crist.  Luminous Animal   Jun-17-11 01:28 PM   #27 
  - "unless a non-Democrat is most likely to defeat the conservative alternative)"...  SidDithers   Jun-17-11 01:33 PM   #31 
     - The admins made an expception, which involves predicting the  Bluenorthwest   Jun-17-11 01:46 PM   #38 
     - Would that be considered a pivoting rule based on bias?  Dept of Beer   Jun-18-11 01:09 PM   #165 
     - The Democratic candidate was abandoned as a loser by many DUers early on.  Luminous Animal   Jun-17-11 02:16 PM   #62 
        - Crist was supported as being "better than Rubio" and  hay rick   Jun-18-11 05:25 AM   #91 
        - Same horse different saddle.  Dept of Beer   Jun-18-11 01:12 PM   #168 
  - "Members are expected to be generally supportive of progressive ideals"  Ignis   Jun-17-11 01:46 PM   #39 
     - Is that even English?...  SidDithers   Jun-17-11 01:52 PM   #45 
        - No, I don't speak English. Thanks for pointing out just one of my many flaws.  Ignis   Jun-17-11 01:58 PM   #48 
        - I'm not your buddy, guy...  SidDithers   Jun-17-11 02:08 PM   #56 
           - That's called a "question" in English.  Ignis   Jun-17-11 03:46 PM   #82 
        - The sentence was perfectly understandable.  xphile   Jun-18-11 11:20 AM   #131 
  - It isn't a site only for Democrats  RZM   Jun-17-11 01:09 PM   #12 
  - And it shouldn't become a site for Koch Bros. Democrats - - !!!  defendandprotect   Jun-18-11 12:58 PM   #157 
     - I don't think many people here support the Koch brothers n/t  RZM   Jun-18-11 02:11 PM   #172 
        - Do you understand the Koch Bros. FUNDED the DLC .. ???  defendandprotect   Jun-18-11 02:22 PM   #174 
  - recommend  xchrom   Jun-17-11 01:09 PM   #13 
  - Funny. You didn't bold this part..  dmallind   Jun-17-11 01:14 PM   #16 
  - Hi Taz  CatWoman   Jun-17-11 01:19 PM   #21 
  - Hi Cat!  Le Taz Hot   Jun-17-11 01:40 PM   #36 
  - "You are not permitted to use this message board to work for the defeat of the Democratic Party  Nye Bevan   Jun-17-11 01:20 PM   #22 
  - And then there's this...  SidDithers   Jun-17-11 01:23 PM   #23 
  - and yet, NOBODY is doing that...  fascisthunter   Jun-17-11 01:50 PM   #42 
  - Anybody who advocates a 3rd party challenge to Obama *IS* doing that  scheming daemons   Jun-18-11 09:01 AM   #111 
  - And yet Crist was supported over the Democratic nominee.  xphile   Jun-18-11 11:23 AM   #132 
  - You're saying at some point DU became AFFILIATED with the Democratic Party?  defendandprotect   Jun-18-11 01:00 PM   #158 
  - The appreciation for humor and satire could use some work, too  Stinky The Clown   Jun-17-11 01:24 PM   #24 
  - K&R  amborin   Jun-17-11 01:47 PM   #40 
  - RIGHT ON!  fascisthunter   Jun-17-11 01:49 PM   #41 
  - And I keep asking them to point me to those posts.  Le Taz Hot   Jun-17-11 01:53 PM   #46 
     - interesting...  fascisthunter   Jun-17-11 01:59 PM   #51 
     - Here you go...  SidDithers   Jun-17-11 02:01 PM   #52 
        - Those type topics are rare.  Mimosa   Jun-17-11 02:11 PM   #58 
        - Advocating for the election of a Ralph Nader is a direct violation of DU rules  scheming daemons   Jun-18-11 08:50 AM   #108 
        - Alles klar, Herr Kommissar?  suffragette   Jun-18-11 12:01 PM   #139 
        - And I still don't see where the violation was  Le Taz Hot   Jun-17-11 02:12 PM   #60 
  - I think Skinner's better suited to interpret the mission of DU, thx.  dionysus   Jun-17-11 01:51 PM   #44 
  - And he did a fine job making that clear  Le Taz Hot   Jun-17-11 01:58 PM   #47 
  - All I will say there probably isn't a Democrat that draws breath on the national scene that I would  TheKentuckian   Jun-17-11 02:23 PM   #64 
  - Bernie Sanders is more of a Dem and reflects the  OBotModel54   Jun-18-11 06:20 AM   #96 
  - Sen. Bernie Sanders could run on Dem ticket -- and I agree with you...he's a better democrat  defendandprotect   Jun-18-11 01:02 PM   #159 
  - There are progressives and there are "progressives" and there  Skidmore   Jun-17-11 02:48 PM   #68 
  - The eagle flies on Friday. Saturday, I go out to play.  Le Taz Hot   Jun-17-11 02:56 PM   #71 
     - IOW, I don't have the foggiest clue who is behind some of the  Skidmore   Jun-17-11 05:11 PM   #85 
  - I think everyone is welcome, unless...  JuniperLea   Jun-17-11 02:58 PM   #72 
  - I think DU will have to reevaluate that stance someday  whatchamacallit   Jun-17-11 03:35 PM   #78 
  - It would be better if you reevaluated the facts, since everything you just said is false...  TheWraith   Jun-17-11 03:38 PM   #79 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-17-11 03:43 PM   #81 
  - I agree - (edited spelling)  grattsl   Jun-18-11 07:52 AM   #102 
  - We don't have a lot of time ... Koch Bros has been infiltrating Dem Party for 20 years ....  defendandprotect   Jun-18-11 02:15 PM   #173 
  - Maybe the Koch Bros./DLC has made the Dem Party a "third party" ... ????  defendandprotect   Jun-18-11 01:04 PM   #160 
  - K&R n/t  DeSwiss   Jun-17-11 11:11 PM   #88 
  - aww fer chrissakes,  saorsa   Jun-18-11 12:24 AM   #89 
  - I think this is a necessary discussion..and your point is valid  xiamiam   Jun-18-11 02:17 AM   #90 
  - Think Koch Bros./DLC cancer on the party has changed the party sufficiently ...  defendandprotect   Jun-18-11 01:07 PM   #163 
  - Another Message From Skinner:  JTFrog   Jun-18-11 06:02 AM   #94 
  - Lots of people need to re-read that  scheming daemons   Jun-18-11 09:03 AM   #113 
  - "We welcome Democrats of all stripes, along with other progressives.." The  WinkyDink   Jun-18-11 06:24 AM   #97 
  - It's about context. Using this site to wail about how much you hate Democrats seems bullshit.  PeaceNikki   Jun-18-11 07:56 AM   #103 
  - You're mistaken ... this is about Koch Bros "Democrats" ... Koch Bros Dem Party ....  defendandprotect   Jun-18-11 01:08 PM   #164 
  - I support Dems but I'm not their lackey. Too many corporate war whores for me to just step in line  think   Jun-18-11 08:00 AM   #104 
  - Recommended  somone   Jun-18-11 08:03 AM   #106 
  - Advocating for the election of a Ralph Nader is a direct violation of DU rules  scheming daemons   Jun-18-11 08:54 AM   #109 
  - How?  mdmc   Jun-18-11 09:18 AM   #119 
  - Ah ... you're upset over the "APOLOGY" to Nader voters ... Nader isn't running for office ...  defendandprotect   Jun-18-11 01:11 PM   #167 
  - ibtl  mdmc   Jun-18-11 09:13 AM   #115 
  - Thanks for posting this. nt  valerief   Jun-18-11 09:15 AM   #117 
  - I never liked it when they ADDED the words  Gman   Jun-18-11 09:16 AM   #118 
  - What good is a D beside a candidate's name without a P (for progressive) following it?  valerief   Jun-18-11 09:27 AM   #121 
  - If in addition to your sacred cow, some of us also have other goals, that doesn't mean  mistertrickster   Jun-18-11 09:31 AM   #122 
  - You people really are a bunch of suckers...  RevStPatrick   Jun-18-11 09:53 AM   #124 
  - From DU rules  Maraya1969   Jun-18-11 09:58 AM   #126 
  - Woah!  Le Taz Hot   Jun-18-11 10:08 AM   #127 
  - cryin shame that almost 3 years into this administration we're at this crossroads  xiamiam   Jun-18-11 11:10 AM   #128 
     - "pulling ourselves out of the war quagmire"  white_wolf   Jun-18-11 11:16 AM   #130 
     - yes..and sending cowardly drones into pakistan..and covert operations in yemen  xiamiam   Jun-18-11 11:31 AM   #134 
        - All true.  white_wolf   Jun-18-11 11:40 AM   #135 
        - Biden calling for Israel to attack Iran ... he's been doing that for a year now!!  defendandprotect   Jun-18-11 01:23 PM   #171 
     - Yeah, pitty.  Dept of Beer   Jun-18-11 01:17 PM   #170 
  - DU has passed a lot of members' $MONEY$ onto Dem Party ... I'd say that's a strong affiliation ....  defendandprotect   Jun-18-11 01:14 PM   #169 
  - HUGE K & R !!! - Thank You !!!  WillyT   Jun-18-11 11:41 AM   #136 
  - IMO, the name should be changed to small "d" democratic underground ....  defendandprotect   Jun-18-11 12:22 PM   #141 
  - !!!!11111!!!!!!!  Whisp   Jun-18-11 12:37 PM   #147 
  - Wow you rubbed some salt into old wounds!  Rex   Jun-18-11 01:10 PM   #166 
  - Which is why it's named Green Party Underground.  johnaries   Jun-18-11 03:10 PM   #178 
 

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