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Why grammar matters

Discussion in 'Personal' started by sparkleghirl, Jan 3, 2019.

  1. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

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  2. Doitforfree

    Doitforfree Star commenter

    That would be funny if it weren't really annoying and ridiculous. Similar to the 'fragrant' wife who couldn't have been lying because she was basically too posh. Until it turned out she was bent.

    As for the for the case taking a long time to come to court, well round here that would be relatively quick. The police are so disorganised and inefficient that it takes them months to do the simplest thing.
  3. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

  4. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    This is how 'fake news' gets around.

    The article itself says nothing at all about the judge's sentencing being influenced by the standard of their grammar. Only that he: " noted that the "grammar and punctuation" used in their drug-dealing text messages was of a much better standard than usually seen."

    The Telegraph's headline then links the sentencing to the grammar implying a link but without actually saying so: "Student drug dealers spared jail as judge says he was impressed by the grammar in their text messages " ["as", not "because"]

    Then the story ends up online where it's claimed or implied the judge let them off from a jail sentence because they used good grammar.
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  5. knitone

    knitone Lead commenter

    Depending on context, ‘as’ is a synonym for ‘because’.
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  6. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

    Ah, yes. I'm sure there is, after all, no connection between the two and I wonder why the judge felt necessary to mention it at all.
  7. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    If the judge had connected the two I'm sure the Telegraph reporter would have mentioned it...… A pretty incompetent reporter if they didn't.
  8. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    I've said this before-I love threads which criticise the language used by others, because already before the tenth post one of those critics will have made their own mistake.
    From their glass house. With their stones.

    Happens every time.
    nomad likes this.
  9. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    Is that a reference to your own post or someone else on this thread?
  10. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Oh ... they're well educated drug dealers...

    Well that's OK then!

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  11. Photo51

    Photo51 Established commenter

    Only applies if they have white privilege (Other privileges are available).
    nomad likes this.
  12. kittylion

    kittylion Senior commenter

  13. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    I don't understand that.
  14. Photo51

    Photo51 Established commenter

    Should it not read
    Grammar: The difference between helping your uncle, Jack, off a horse and helping your uncle jack off a horse.
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  15. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    No clearer to me.
  16. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

  17. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

  18. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

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  19. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

    Which is why I seldom post on one of these threads. :eek:
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