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Well, my first post with this screen name. I lost the old info when I changed computers, and was never a regular poster (let alone an infamous or controversial one like FFF, RH, BN, etc.)

 

I did decide to get back into the game when I saw some posts wishing for more liveliness here. I'd been thinking the same, and realized I could at least try to add to the conversation.

 

I do want to thank everyone who does post, because this is such a great place to lurk in! :)

 

--Brian

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>Well, my first post with this screen name. I lost the old

>info when I changed computers, and was never a regular poster

>(let alone an infamous or controversial one like FFF, RH, BN,

>etc.)

>

>I did decide to get back into the game when I saw some posts

>wishing for more liveliness here. I'd been thinking the same,

>and realized I could at least try to add to the conversation.

>

>I do want to thank everyone who does post, because this is

>such a great place to lurk in! :)

>

>--Brian

 

In an attempt to welcome you and to preview for you the kind of pettiness one, at times, can expect from this site, let me say: Welcome and you do not need the preposition at the end of the phrase, just: "this is such a great place to lurk"!

 

I have never seen a purplekow;

I never hope to see one;

I can tell you anyhow;

I'd rather see than be one

 

Help there is a purplekow in my mirror

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Let the grammar police eat pussy!

 

>

>In an attempt to welcome you and to preview for you the kind

>of pettiness one, at times, can expect from this site, let me

>say: Welcome and you do not need the preposition at the end

>of the phrase, just: "this is such a great place to lurk"!

>

 

Caught me! Actually, though, it would be "this is such a great place in which to lurk." But, as Churchill said, that "is the sort of English up with which I will not put."

 

One of the delicious ironies of this board is that men who have devoted themselves to breaking free of the anachronistic conventions of heterosexual sexual morality nevertheless cling like narrow-minded fundamentalists to the grammatical dictates of their middle-school English teachers, who, after all, were teaching conventions of formal writing, not the informal, conversationally toned writing used in this type of context. (And wasn't that a great example of a run-on sentence, overflowing with phrases and clauses? And [here I go again] I love starting sentences with conjunctions. This latter phenomenon is not uncommon, even among the most highly-literate of the English faculty at the insanely expensive private college that I teach something other than English in. [OK, that one was on purpose.])

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RE: Let the grammar police eat pussy!

 

>>

>>In an attempt to welcome you and to preview for you the kind

>>of pettiness one, at times, can expect from this site, let

>me

>>say: Welcome and you do not need the preposition at the end

>>of the phrase, just: "this is such a great place to lurk"!

>>

>

>Caught me! Actually, though, it would be "this is such a

>great place in which to lurk." But, as Churchill said, that

>"is the sort of English up with which I will not put."

>

>One of the delicious ironies of this board is that men who

>have devoted themselves to breaking free of the anachronistic

>conventions of heterosexual sexual morality nevertheless cling

>like narrow-minded fundamentalists to the grammatical dictates

>of their middle-school English teachers, who, after all, were

>teaching conventions of formal writing, not the informal,

>conversationally toned writing used in this type of context.

>(And wasn't that a great example of a run-on sentence,

>overflowing with phrases and clauses? And [here I go again] I

>love starting sentences with conjunctions. This latter

>phenomenon is not uncommon, even among the most

>highly-literate of the English faculty at the insanely

>expensive private college that I teach something other than

>English in. [OK, that one was on purpose.])

>

So, I see my push from the nest has been met with the usual shove back. So, my work here is done. Welcome. Post frequently and cogently and expect someone to nitpick the details.

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Brian... Yes welcum.. Some of the guys hear are a tough bunch and now you know why I usually tyr to proof read my postings very careflly and always use splee-checker... and if posible pre-type my posting on Mircosoft word... but even then all the erors are not cought. And I always think of Winston Churchhill so I don’t want to ends an sentence improperly because this is indeed a grate place to post in… I mean in which to post! :p

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