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by MattSoave
Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:16 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Your Own Contribution to the English Language
Replies: 48
Views: 15989

Re: Your Own Contribution to the English Language

I was trying to come up with a direct antonym of "apathetic" (not quite the same as "empathetic") and could only come up with "pathetic." "I'm very pathetic about this issue" -- Doesn't really work. :)
by MattSoave
Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:05 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Longest english contraction
Replies: 21
Views: 37129

Re: Longest english contraction

Haha. That's easy to also say realistically and without time travel, though the phrase "I've my license" is more contrived than "I've received [other verb] my license." You don't need to tell me how contrived my sentence is, though. :) I don't want to get too hung up on this, but...
by MattSoave
Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Longest english contraction
Replies: 21
Views: 37129

Re: Longest english contraction

That was my thinking at first, but I wasn't sure how, then, to differentiate "received" and "have received" when projected into the future. "I received" --> "I will have received" "I have received" --> "I will have had received" ?? Very awk...
by MattSoave
Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:08 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you choose to mispronounce
Replies: 242
Views: 84803

Re: Words you choose to mispronounce

How about Porche without the "uh" at the end? /pɔɹʃ/ instead of /pɔɹʃə/ I do this and I'm sure many others do. I just feel weird saying the "uh."
by MattSoave
Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:59 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Longest english contraction
Replies: 21
Views: 37129

Re: Longest english contraction

So this topic has been inactive for a bit, but I think I've thought of a six-word contraction. The word is "y'all'll'ven't'd," or "you all will have not had." However, I'm having trouble confirming that the grammar (a combination of future perfect and past perfect) is correct. My...

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