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zanana1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 11:20 AM
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"Funnest" is NOT a word!
The English teacher, grammar nazi in me wants to blow up every time I hear that. Why do we feel the need to mangle the English language?
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 11:21 AM
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1. +1000
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 11:30 AM
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2. So you're a language Tea Partier ,eh?
Languages evolve. The rules follow the language, not the language the rules. :P
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 02:41 PM
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10. I think the correct term is a "grammer-bagger"
:P

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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 02:59 PM
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11. You calling my Grammer a bag? Why I oughta...
:rofl:
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 03:13 PM
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14. Sorry. But I though Kelsey Grammar was a bagger!!
Edited on Tue Nov-22-11 03:13 PM by madinmaryland
:P

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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 03:17 PM
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15. Kelsey Grammar may be a bagger, but so was Bagger Vance.
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Xithras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 11:44 AM
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3. Do you know when sounds become a word?
When people start using them as one. Languages aren't fixed things. Thou wouldst be unpregnant to claim otherwise!

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zanana1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 12:39 PM
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5. Okay, so....
Nucular. Joolery. I guess I'll have to incorporate those words into my vocabulary, huh?
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 03:05 PM
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12. Carter says nucular.
It's a dialect. Given how different what we speak sounds from Old English, I imagine every word we speak was once considered bad English by someone.
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 12:20 PM
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4. Duh. Its MOST FUNNER.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 03:05 PM
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13. Mostest funnerest thread ever!
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hifiguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 12:56 PM
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6. Nor is my pet peeve: "melty"
Uggh. Taco Bell brought that atrocity into being and now other food chains are using it. Cheese can melt, it can even be melted or molten, but it is never "melty." :grr:
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A Simple Game Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 02:16 PM
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7. I try to visualize these things when I hear them.
Visualization one; I want one of those hard lumps of cheeses that liquefy when they are heated on my taco.

Visualization two; I want melty cheese on my taco.

Sorry, two wins. But spell check doesn't like melty either.
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A Simple Game Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 02:25 PM
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8. Perhaps you are using the word in the wrong context.
Sometimes it helps to use the words in different situations.

Going to comedy night was fun, and the third comedian was the funniest.

Good, good, now lets try another scenario.

Going to the zoo was fun, but going to the amusement park was the funniest.

No, doesn't work, lets try again.

Going to the zoo was fun, but going to the amusement park was the funnest!

Yep, much better. I vote for funnest.
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SCantiGOP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 02:31 PM
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9. That's the worstest thing I've ever heard
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