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Re: Custom titles

Postby gmalivuk » Tue Dec 18, 2007 7:05 am UTC

Anpheus wrote:
Hammer wrote:
Gordon wrote:Ya, I guess we probably could have just googled it or whatever, but we were having so much fun spelling it wrong.

Some of us cannot only spell parley, but also know that parlay is a different word entirely without having to resort to Google.
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If you're going to spelling and literati Nazi us, Hammer, I should point out that your use of cannot is incorrect in that sentence. If you break your sentence into various articles, "not only" is an adverb used in colloquial English and "can" is a verb you are using to describe what you can not only spell, but also know something else.

Sorry, but Nazism begets Nazism.

Apparently, though, like a copy of a copy, the later iterations just don't measure up.

Since her usage is *not* necessarily incorrect, it's just not how one would normally parse the sentence.

"Some of us can't only spell parley." as in, "some of us can do more than merely spell it, we also know it's a different word..."

Granted, that may not be how Hammer intended to use it, but you can't be sure of that.

Moral of the story: if you're going to be an annoying pedant, at least try to get your pedantry correct.
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Re: Custom titles

Postby Anpheus » Tue Dec 18, 2007 9:00 am UTC

Saying that you can't only do <arbitrary thing> is a tautology though.

Edit: Oh, and "not only" and the subsequent "but also" clause are fairly common in speech, common enough to warrant entries on the proper usage of them.

(I did look up the usage of not only before correcting her, gmalivuk, come on. A real pedant will always look up sources before correcting someone.)
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Re: Custom titles

Postby hermaj » Tue Dec 18, 2007 10:29 am UTC

You have a title. Why are you here?

And I don't believe Hammer was naziing anyone, let alone you. Far as I can tell, she was joking with Gordon.

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Re: Custom titles

Postby Anpheus » Tue Dec 18, 2007 10:48 am UTC

You ever notice how when you question someone with authority, other people with similar authority get bitchy about it even though it's completely unrelated to the authority in question?

So do I.

Anyway, she corrected all of us and made an error in her correction, I think it was funny that you guys spent half a page arguing about the correct spelling, and I think it was funny that she did the preening remark. Not barrel of laughs funny, but I thought it was haha, very silly funny. I thought hm, you know, she corrected them, and.... what's that? A mistake in her post! Time to invoke the Law of the Nazis: people who are *-nazis will inevitably make a mistake in their own posts, often but not always related to the offense they corrected.

Rather than point out an error in my post though or do something that would be in all good fun all I've done is piss off people whose names are closer to infrared than mine. Anyway, I didn't start the name calling, unless you count literati nazi as a grave insult.

And as for me being here, it seems like you aren't preventing other people who have titles from speaking here, why not? I enjoy reading this thread.
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Re: Custom titles

Postby Hammer » Tue Dec 18, 2007 12:19 pm UTC

Um...actually I was just joking with Gordon. I don't run around trying to correct anyone's grammar. I didn't realize that missing my spacebar once would create such a fuss.
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Re: Custom titles

Postby damienthebloody » Tue Dec 18, 2007 1:13 pm UTC

Anpheus wrote:people whose names are closer to infrared than mine.

Hate to be a pedant, but you can't get closer to infra-red than black.

Also, calling people nazis actually is name calling, regardless of how severe an insult you consider it.
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Re: Custom titles

Postby Belial » Tue Dec 18, 2007 2:59 pm UTC

Rather than point out an error in my post though or do something that would be in all good fun all I've done is piss off people whose names are closer to infrared than mine. Anyway, I didn't start the name calling, unless you count literati nazi as a grave insult.


Yes you have, and yes you did.

You also took a joking remark between friends, introduced yourself into the equation, took offense despite the fact that no one was talking to you, and proceeded to take it all way too seriously.

You're...uhh...pretty much out of line. Go to your room and think about what you've done, and don't come out until you're ready to act like a big boy.
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Re: Custom titles

Postby jynjin » Tue Dec 18, 2007 5:13 pm UTC

So... not to change the topic, but how about those titles? I hear they're pretty swell. Nifty even.

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Re: Custom titles

Postby The Chief » Tue Dec 18, 2007 6:28 pm UTC

Submitted for the approval of the Midnight Society

Please?
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Re: Custom titles

Postby Hench » Tue Dec 18, 2007 6:37 pm UTC

Another one who doesn't know how this works...
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Re: Custom titles

Postby MFHodge » Tue Dec 18, 2007 6:40 pm UTC

I was gonna give it to him, but since Hench doesn't approve, I guess I won't.
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Re: Custom titles

Postby Hench » Tue Dec 18, 2007 6:43 pm UTC

Sarcasm?
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Re: Custom titles

Postby MFHodge » Tue Dec 18, 2007 6:44 pm UTC

Not really, just dickin' around. :wink:

(As in, no, I was not making fun of you.)
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Re: Custom titles

Postby Azrael » Tue Dec 18, 2007 6:49 pm UTC

The Chief wrote:Submitted for the approval of the Midnight Society

Please?
I have received no such submittal and the acceptance period has already passed.

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Re: Custom titles

Postby jynjin » Tue Dec 18, 2007 6:50 pm UTC

Hench wrote:Another one who doesn't know how this works...

I heard it's magic. Or wit. Or uber sluttiness. Or human sacrifices to the raptor gods. In any case, I'm screwed. Fresh out of spare humans. But it sure was fun playing! *me being a right good sport*

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Re: Custom titles

Postby Belial » Tue Dec 18, 2007 6:52 pm UTC

The Chief wrote:Submitted for the approval of the Midnight Society

Please?


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Re: Custom titles

Postby Hench » Tue Dec 18, 2007 6:53 pm UTC

Ah, I missed the reference. Yeah, Are You Afraid of the Dark is awesome.
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Re: Custom titles

Postby SoapyHobo » Tue Dec 18, 2007 7:05 pm UTC

jynjin wrote:I heard it's magic. Or wit. Or uber sluttiness. Or human sacrifices to the raptor gods. In any case, I'm screwed. Fresh out of spare humans. But it sure was fun playing! *me being a right good sport*
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Re: Custom titles

Postby Okita » Tue Dec 18, 2007 7:18 pm UTC

Watch he disappear completely off the map with that title. You'll have to take it away from him and recycle it somewhere else so that the Midnight Society can live on.
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Re: Custom titles

Postby jynjin » Tue Dec 18, 2007 7:20 pm UTC

SoapyHobo wrote:If you want a title, maybe you should try asking for one? Repeatedly posting comments like the above won't get you anywhere and is quite likely to make the mods dislike you*
*note that I no nothing about how this works

I see. (I offer apologies if one comment garnered offense for not walking the line rigidly. I'm more the meandering lolly-gagging kind, and that does get me in trouble.) So, maybe: "Doesn't follow directions" ?

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Re: Custom titles

Postby Anpheus » Tue Dec 18, 2007 8:04 pm UTC

damienthebloody wrote:
Anpheus wrote:people whose names are closer to infrared than mine.

Hate to be a pedant, but you can't get closer to infra-red than black.

Also, calling people nazis actually is name calling, regardless of how severe an insult you consider it.

I was hoping someone would mention black body radiation after I posted that! :p

I should have included that I meant within the optical scale, but I was merely paraphrasing Belial (who had said that the more powerful you are, the closer your name is to infra-red.)


If more offense was taken to correcting a corrector and using the term nazi than I intend, then I apologize to you, Hammer. If not, I hope you'll see that it is a (bad) habit of mine to show that people who correct others haughtily, even as jokingly as you have, can make mistakes themselves. (And for the record, until I consulted "define:parlay" and "define:parley" I had no idea what the difference between them was.)
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Re: Custom titles

Postby Hammer » Tue Dec 18, 2007 8:57 pm UTC

Apology accepted. I was more annoyed at the distraction from what had been a fun bit of banter because I missed typing a space between "can" and "not" than I was offended. I think people took more offense on my behalf than I felt myself.

You spend enough time on my boards to know that I don't correct anyone's grammar or spelling. Honestly, I find the concept of grammar hammers somewhat ridiculous, but I don't expect others to share my opinions. My only "nazi" modding is directed at abuse of other users, which, as you know, I don't tolerate. In this case, I was sharing a joke with Gordon and Dave. I was in a pretty miserable mood last night and joking with my friends cheered me up. I would never seriously correct anyone who had not asked and, even then, I try not to get up on a high horse to do so.

Let's get this out of the way: I am certain that I will regularly make spelling and grammar errors. While I do find it embarrassing to have them pointed out, that is my problem. If people feel they must list my typos accompanied by an explanation of exactly what I should have typed and why, then so be it.
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Re: Custom titles

Postby jynjin » Tue Dec 18, 2007 9:01 pm UTC

Aww. Thanks, guys. You rock.

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Re: Custom titles

Postby the Cow » Tue Dec 18, 2007 9:13 pm UTC

Hammer wrote:If people feel they must list my typos accompanied by an explanation of exactly what I should have typed and why, then so be it.


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Re: Custom titles

Postby Prole » Tue Dec 18, 2007 9:18 pm UTC

Oppressed, possibly?

As a homage to the constitutional peasant.
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Re: Custom titles

Postby Anpheus » Tue Dec 18, 2007 9:19 pm UTC

I think we should call him Pleeb.
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Re: Custom titles

Postby LE4dGOLEM » Tue Dec 18, 2007 10:11 pm UTC

Prole wrote:Oppressed, possibly?

As a homage to the constitutional peasant.


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Re: Custom titles

Postby Gordon » Tue Dec 18, 2007 10:14 pm UTC

hermaj wrote:Far as I can tell, she was joking with Gordon.

JEEZ. People. Seriously. If our names are a different colour than yours it means we're probably friends (Fearbears?! excluded). It's called being forumist.
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Re: Custom titles

Postby LE4dGOLEM » Tue Dec 18, 2007 10:17 pm UTC

This only really holds if they are both a different colour to you and the same colour as each other. Gordon doesn't actually have friends, Hammer is just polite.
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Re: Custom titles

Postby Bakemaster » Tue Dec 18, 2007 10:18 pm UTC

Alright guys, I don't want to see too many pretty titles cropping up here, now...
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Re: Custom titles

Postby Hawknc » Tue Dec 18, 2007 10:42 pm UTC

When did Gordon become a doctor?

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Re: Custom titles

Postby Gordon » Tue Dec 18, 2007 11:00 pm UTC

Just after Hammer suggested such a thing
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RealGrouchy wrote:I still remember the time when Gordon left. I still wake up in the middle of the night crying and screaming his name.
I do that too, but for an entirely different reason.
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Re: Custom titles

Postby Seven » Wed Dec 19, 2007 12:32 am UTC

LE4dGOLEM wrote:This only really holds if they are both a different colour to you and the same colour as each other. Gordon doesn't actually have friends, Hammer is just polite.
I'm being polite too. LOL. My name is yellow on another site...

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...I'm not helping the off topic situation any, am I...?

edit: no, my name isn't "yellow".....

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Re: Custom titles

Postby German Sausage » Wed Dec 19, 2007 5:04 am UTC

Hawknc wrote:When did Gordon become a doctor?

he played hard, and he won.
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Re: Custom titles

Postby Okita » Wed Dec 19, 2007 9:26 am UTC

German Sausage wrote:
Hawknc wrote:When did Gordon become a doctor?

he played hard, and he won.

The question is "what is he a doctor of?" He could have a Doctorate I suppose.
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Re: Custom titles

Postby Robin S » Wed Dec 19, 2007 12:40 pm UTC

May I suggest the following modification to Belial's title?

"I'm Santa! Just look at my hat!"
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Re: Custom titles

Postby Hench » Wed Dec 19, 2007 1:24 pm UTC

A lot of us are Santa if you're only going by the hat...
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Re: Custom titles

Postby The Mighty Thesaurus » Wed Dec 19, 2007 1:54 pm UTC

LE4dGOLEM wrote:
Prole wrote:Oppressed, possibly?

As a homage to the constitutional peasant.


Jennie.


Seconded.

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I'm Santa's misunderstood son.
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Re: Custom titles

Postby Robin S » Wed Dec 19, 2007 2:40 pm UTC

Hench wrote:A lot of us are Santa if you're only going by the hat...
I'm going by the hat, combined with the fact that Belial's identity is determined solely by his hat.
This is a placeholder until I think of something more creative to put here.

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Re: Custom titles

Postby davean » Wed Dec 19, 2007 7:07 pm UTC

Seven wrote:edit: no, my name isn't "yellow".....


If you ever can't login here, I probably got bored and gave Gordon a cell mate.


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