I have learnt a few new words, from other writers recently, but want to increase my vocabulary even further..... anyone got a word that sounds nice.... could be added to a poem, that is quite unusual.... please keep it clean... if you can....
You have some very nice hubs. A lot of people on here consider me to be a big pain; however, I just try to give friendly advice on grammar when I believe I can help. Just a friendly tip on the word "learnt." The correct usage and spelling is "learned." Good luck with your continued writing.
Is that a Fact??? Actually you might well consider yourself to be a big pain for perfectly valid reasons!
You are 'correcting' someone of English origin learned in Queen's English! (Not American English) Perhaps it would be a Great idea, if you are planning on making a career out of being a large pain... that you learnt that you are often mistaken! Just trying to give friendly advice; in a Humo(u)rous manner
not wishing to be smart, but according to wickepedia, this is the correct spelling..... sorry about that..... if you look through my work, you will find lots of grammatical errors... but i do love to get the spellings right, or is it write, no right first time..... or was it know, no right first time, eat your hat now.......
Perhaps you have some different resources on the Internet that you use in your country. However, I am only familiar with Wikipedia myself. In doing some research I found that "learnt" is used more often in the British culture, so I apologize for trying to correct you.
I think I'll just stick to doing my own thing and lay off trying to make any comments in the forum. Not that anybody has scared me off. It just isn't worth my time. I make more money and better use of my time when I don't rely on wasting my time fighting with people in the forums, even though that really has never been my original intention at any time.
Depression, can hit any one at any time...... Never tell a depressed person to snap out of it. If they could they would.If the depressed person is close to you, try to spend quality time with them...... Listen to what the depressed person is saying,,,,,, and not saying..
Seek medical help..... A depressed person, can easily sink deeper and deeper into the depression, and medication, is sometimes necessary. Ignore tears when you are talking to a depressed person if possible, tears are good they mean they feel comfortable enough with you to let go.... it will be a release for them.
Above all be kind to a depressed person, depression is a horrible nightmare..... it is nice when the nightmare is over. Usually when a depressed person recovers, the person that has listened and helped, becomes bonded it is a wonderful thing....
Thanks Brenda, you're such a wonderful persom. Spelling is my expertise actually as it's a major part of my study.... Anyway, I didn't go deeper into syntax or conjugation though lol... just a simple, small, tiny and microscopic rule
LOL Brenda, our forefathers were so pissed off at King George they dint want anything to do with anything the British or English. They changed to coffee and made their own spelling of words, correctly so I might add. LOL Learnt sounds so, so low class, hehe
"What is the difference between 'learnt' and 'learned'? These are alternative forms of the past tense and past participle of the verb learn. Learnt is more common in British English, and learned in American English. There are a number of verbs of this type (burn, dream, kneel, lean, leap, spell, spill, spoil etc.). They are all irregular verbs, and this is a part of their irregularity." - Source AskOxford
I wish that I was here to respond when you insulted the great man World Of The Wise. Please get off of your high horse, or go back to where you came from. Picking people out for their spelling is in no way 'friendly', we have spell check to do that without the possibility of public humiliation. I hope that you have LEARNT something new today, and good luck with your continued learning.
I know I would, I sat and read it all.... I was pretty furious myself to be honest. But Frogdropping's subsequent thread was all that needed to be said. I thought long and hard about setting up another account to have a pop, but everybody was dealing with the situation just perfectly - so there was no need
Despite my recent bitterness, I still love hubpages a lot, and the general vibe on here is ace, the people are great.
It is so much more relaxed and friendly then other online communities..... and that is worth defending.....
This is exactly the point I was trying to make when I first made my comment on World of the Wise. You come on this forum, having only joined just hours ago, and attack me. However, you cannot even spell the word "friendly" or "grammar" correctly. This is the kind of thing I was trying to point out. I do not need to read any grammar books. I know how to spell the previous two words correctly, and you obviously do not.
I really would appreciate it if you would be so kind to point out my comma splices in my previous comment. The only comma splice I can possibly see that would be grammatically incorrect would be where I used this example: "I know how to spell the previous two words correctly, and you obviously do not."
Otherwise, as far as I am concerned, the rest of my comma usage is correct.
Thanks for clarifying. Yes, I am being serious. Glad I am finally able to make you laugh. You are obviously an intelligent woman. Going back to the "beginning" of this entire ordeal, I would hope you would understand my position on why I made the comment I did. Everybody makes mistakes, including myself. I am sure you would not enjoy reading an article worded the way World of The Wise posted in the forum anymore than many other people would. That was really all I was trying to say. I am not an expert on the English language and have never claimed to be one. However, I do take a little pride in being able to spell, capitalize, etc. I hope you understand what I am trying to convey.
lol Well, OK... Yeah, I do get it, actually. And no, I don't read stuff like that. You have to realize though, that some of the people here are actually attempting to make $$ off there hubs, etc...and more power to them. I also taught a little ESL...and as I'm sure you know, surveillance and knit picking students doesn't help them. Some ESL types have also related they come to the forums to practice their English. Nothing wrong with that, right?
And actually, because there are a few people here who 'rule' the forums (or think they do), you probably caught someone on a bad day and it snowballed... I always think that's quite a cute trait, too, when I see it here, .
Please. Nobody here takes you seriously...takes you for anything other than what you are at any point. So that to assume I EVER am genuine or ever was towards you proves something over and over and over again that is obvious to all but evidently, your self.
I came to the forums to find some useful information, and found something that interested me. Then I commented on it and that seemed to get some people upset.
I don't think a big fan base is going to make hubbers any money, so I'm not really looking for fans. Does that help?
*the previous post has been edited for stuffiness and pomposity*
every writer, editor, or someone who presents themselves as a grammarian as you profess to be, no matter how seasoned or experienced, needs to consult a reference, whether it is Strunk and White's, the Chicago Manual of Style, etc. and apply those rules with precision. sometimes you need to bend the rules a little bit to avoid awkwardness - that is the hallmark of any good writer.
which you are not.
you give English and Communications majors a bad name, so kindly put a sock in it.
Apparently you have missed several of my posts, as I have stated several times that I am in no way perfect. Apparently you do not work alone. If this were true, you would not be participating in this forum. You come across to me as an extremely hostile person. I have admitted my mistakes here on the forum. Why do you continue to attack me?
Feel free to do as you wish, cosette. I will in turn report you for continually attacking me and now labeling me as being "mentally ill." I have tried numerous times to apologize for my actions on this forum; however, you continue to harass me and now are resorting to name calling.
i'm not going to help hijack Brenda's nice thread anymore. you can say anything you want to further your own strange little Jihad, but you're not going to do it off of me. people like you aren't worth the attention. good luck with that!
well words that we don't use every day.... words we may know but are not so familiar with.... i honestly do not have a very large vocabulary.... and some words i see for the first time i just fall in love with.... any word you like the look of, or the meaning of, but is not used too much share o.k.
I like to be savvy and guesstimate the potential earnings of each post to my snazzy new blog Cosette. Sometimes I am dissapointed by the results, but I am often left gobsmacked by my earnings at hubpages. Its great that the staff strive to facilitate these potential earnings with a very high quality platform. Regards, ryankett AKA Ryan.
Undulating - to move with a sinuous or wavelike motion; Strumpet - an old English word for a tart. Quixotic - Caught up in the romance of noble deeds and the pursuit of unreachable goals; idealistic without regard to practicality
-Libation: rubbing the body with oil in preparation for the festival according to the Greeks. It was used in the Odyssey and The Iliad. -Sylph: a very graceful and beautiful girl. Nymph. -Anthropomorphosis: transformation into something else. -Jettison: making the ship lighter by disposing heavy materials off the ship in a stormy weather. - Gunwale: /gunl/: the upper edge of one of the ship sides. -Exsufflication: exaggeration. Invented by Shakespeare I think and was mentioned for the first time in Hamlet!
Im using pingates and ping o matic hehehe... its working for me I guess but I think one of my hub being featured is the one thats making me click I guess... Cant see our views with Hub Statistics not working well... I'm just relying on adsense account to see my page impressions...
I was very very suprised Brenda, but very proud and happy too. But I think that everybody has been pulling together against a couple of bad eggs, the same kind of thing would have happened if you or one of many other people had left
I wouldn't say that I am everybodies fave guy lol, there are a few very good guys on here that don't like me... but I admire their honesty with regards to that. I just people that can be themselves. It was just me being a bit passionate and emotional, was never gonna leave in the first place. But, if I was going to leave, everybodies reaction that would have changed my mind
I suspect that I will be banned again one day. Next time I will go without the fuss Mark Knowles (for the second time) and PirateGirl are currently banned, so lets look forward to welcoming them back in a few days.
I love Ryan cuz he helps me ( in a challenging smart arse kinda way) 'unprolific writer indeed' , and sometimes his fiery nature spills over into um the bakery section but I know when that fire is under other topics , wooooohooooo, Guy Fawkes would be proud of him!
edit : (sorry if smartarse is on the disallow list)
INDELIBLE! I love that word. Not sure why, and I never get the chance to use it (i live in french), but for some reason I love it. It means indestructible, everlasting, enduring, ineffaceable...and the list goes on.
My dad always said English and Japanese were the hardest languages to learn , English wasnt his natural tongue ,but he had an excellant command of it and hated us to be lazy speakers/communicators.
I lost count of the times I would ask him how to spell a word and he would pass me the dictionary , grrrr ,he told me Id wear his brain out, lol and he hated the phrase 'What'? dunno why , but now Im in the USA I cant get away from it
Hahaha, that's funny. My wife drives me nuts. She just never could spell. A dictionary doesn't help because she can't spell the word anyway so she is always asking me how to and I get very frustrated. She is an avid reader but some people just can't remember how to spell certain words. Funny that.
That was my protest, how can I use a dictionary if I cant spell any of it , but my protests fell on deaf ears, sound it out and look , then look again lol. It did help ,but it also made me use a different word , even now if I cant spell a word like physcology always trips me up (all the phsyco ones ) I usually say something like head games or intellectually challenged
I'm sweet with the whole differences in language..... it never bothers me in the slightest, UNLESS.... an American tells me that I have spelt something wrong by using the English way.... if you take away the old 'empire', most of the world learns to speak English in solely the American way.... simply because most of them buy American text books.
generally, everyone will tell you that their language is the hardest to learn. Take it from me, I live in french and the French love to state how difficult their language is and that it is harder to learn than most languages. However, though it was in fact difficult for me to learn french, I imagine it would be simple for a Spanish speaker to learn it. Seeing as the English language is Germanic, a Romantic tongue is harder for me. But German on the other hand, is easier for me to pick up and much harder for french people to pick up. It is all relative you see.
On the other hand, I do agree that English is difficult whenyou include the vastness of our vocabulary and expressions. Initially, learning to communicate on a basic level may be fairly easy, but conversing at an advanced level, well, thats a different story.
Of course, all languages have vast lexicons, but english is so damned adaptable and far-reaching, that it has more words (supposedly) than most languages, thus the difficulty for non-english speakers to continually adapt and keep up with the changing language.
English is categorized as Germanic, although it does derive many of its words from Latin. Hmmm, couldn't tell you exactly why we are classified as Germanic, except to say that Latin based languages are generally the Romantic ones...french, italian, etc. Strange stuff eh?
Ok thanks for that, yea its amazing how language has evolved, even within cultures. I wished Id learned more of my fathers native tongue ( New Zealand Maori) and still could since its a beautiful Polynesian sound ,but as a teenager I chose to learn French ,more out of rebellion. Pretty darn stupid since I learned very little in 12months with an attitude like that. Actually there was more to it than that, but hey I can say J'mapelle Danielle
I have read about this so much..... and still dont understand it. It has something to do with the way that we actually speak the words. Take a look at the graph title 'Diachronic'.... and you can see just how many influences go into the development of a language http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germanic_languages
'Anglo-Frisian' is what the English apparently speak..... and that is classed as a form 'West Germanic', whilst scandinavians speak 'North Germanic'.
Remember that the saxons, or 'Anglo-saxons', settled in England long before the latin influences brought over by the roman empire..... and they came over from, well..... the land we now know as Germany. The 'Normans' settled in the north..... and they were themselves descendants of Scandinavia, who had settled in parts of France..... the scandinavians speak what is known as 'North Germanic'.
I still dont really understand it, I would need to do a PHD on it rather than reading reliable old wikipedia, but in the days before Romans...... the English were made up mainly of Saxons and Normans. Where I was born, most people are mainly of Saxon descent..... in Northern England, most people are of Norman descent. And that is still apparent in the genes, they did a big study on it recently.....
You wouldn't think so, Lita. However, I've noticed her doing this in a number of other posts also. More than just two. I'd imagine I'd have better things to do with my time. I'm perplexed she keeps coming back for seemingly the same purpose. Perplexing, I must say. I suppose she really does enjoy "perusing" the forums. I mean, come on, WHO says that? I might have used that in a grad school paper, but not in a normal conversation.
Well, if I were to "give you some friendly" writing advice, it would be that the way you use these words stick out like sore thumbs. You over-write. It seems forced...not academic, even...forced and unnatural.
What, you didn't major in English or something in college and now are trying to compensate for it? ?
Me too, IMHO writing is about so much more then spelling and grammar and I pop in to the forum because most of the time there are good threads and it's fun. Not because I want my post to be told how incorrect it is or that I or others are not really 'writers' because of the post's inacuracies.
it means that, while i have fun in the forums, i am for the most part, a solitary hubber. mostly because i don't know anyone very well.
i have told you that i wasn't interested in continuing any dialog with you and went on to post on other topics and yet here you are, slandering me and casting ignorant assumptions about me and my character, which i do not appreciate. if they decide to ban me over this, whatever. but i am not going to let you lie about me. "thousands of posts"? um, i have 608, can you even read?
ok, will anyone on this forum who feels that i am "working" them or this forum or schmoozing them for sinister purposes only HubTub knows about or who doubts my sincerity please raise their hand?
good night. if i don't log on tomorrow that means i got banned.
Em. According to just quick research, she seems to be a real person living on the East Coast who just made a point--but did it kind of in a bad initial tone. And if Misha actually saw her picture, he'd be flirting with her like there is no tomorrow, lol.
I say: Let there be peace among the forum threads. This one was just too silly.
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