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Thu May 1, 2014, 09:19 AM

Well played, Marine...

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Reply Well played, Marine... (Original post)
FourScore May 2014 OP
LuvNewcastle May 2014 #1
CrispyQ May 2014 #3
monmouth3 May 2014 #17
leftynyc May 2014 #33
monmouth3 May 2014 #36
leftynyc May 2014 #50
monmouth3 May 2014 #52
66 dmhlt May 2014 #53
whathehell May 2014 #2
NJCher May 2014 #4
ProgressiveJarhead May 2014 #5
Glorfindel May 2014 #8
IronLionZion May 2014 #12
aggiesal May 2014 #16
11 Bravo May 2014 #18
SnowCritter May 2014 #24
Cha May 2014 #44
paleotn May 2014 #46
mountain grammy May 2014 #6
ProgressiveJarhead May 2014 #7
3catwoman3 May 2014 #21
VWolf May 2014 #22
JayhawkSD May 2014 #9
awoke_in_2003 May 2014 #10
pinboy3niner May 2014 #11
Johnyawl May 2014 #14
awoke_in_2003 May 2014 #15
CherokeeDem May 2014 #27
awoke_in_2003 May 2014 #29
CherokeeDem May 2014 #30
awoke_in_2003 May 2014 #35
Lady Freedom Returns May 2014 #40
awoke_in_2003 May 2014 #41
onethatcares May 2014 #13
okaawhatever May 2014 #45
The Wizard May 2014 #19
hatrack May 2014 #20
VWolf May 2014 #23
toby jo May 2014 #25
CherokeeDem May 2014 #26
MissMillie May 2014 #28
lpbk2713 May 2014 #31
progressoid May 2014 #34
Lady Freedom Returns May 2014 #39
Terra Alta May 2014 #42
Cha May 2014 #51
malaise May 2014 #32
hatrack May 2014 #37
ColesCountyDem May 2014 #38
AverageJoe90 May 2014 #43
Initech May 2014 #47
Spitfire of ATJ May 2014 #48
rpannier May 2014 #49

Response to FourScore (Original post)

Thu May 1, 2014, 09:35 AM

1. That particular error bugs the hell out of me.

Every time I see it, I mentally circle it with red ink. I imagine one of those old William Safire columns back in the old days.

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Response to LuvNewcastle (Reply #1)

Thu May 1, 2014, 09:58 AM

3. I saw a tech cartoon that suggested using their/there/they're as a captcha question.

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Response to LuvNewcastle (Reply #1)

Thu May 1, 2014, 10:48 AM

17. Mine is there,their, they're, and two, too, and to...Not that hard, really..n/t

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Response to monmouth3 (Reply #17)

Thu May 1, 2014, 02:16 PM

33. Also your and you're and two, to and too

 

Our English teachers would be so proud.

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Response to leftynyc (Reply #33)

Thu May 1, 2014, 04:51 PM

36. We also had to learn the prepositions and to never end a sentence with one..LOL..n/t

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Response to monmouth3 (Reply #36)

Fri May 2, 2014, 05:02 AM

50. I have heard somewhere

 

that prepositions can now end a sentence. Not sure how that came to be but I have heard that is now allowed without getting your knuckles rapped.

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Response to leftynyc (Reply #50)

Fri May 2, 2014, 06:19 AM

52. Haha, well okay then..n/t

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Response to monmouth3 (Reply #36)

Fri May 2, 2014, 08:44 AM

53. Churchill's famous (but apocryphal) rejoinder to criticism

When Winston Churchill was criticized for ending a sentence with a preposition, he waggishly responded:

"That is criticism up with which I will not put."

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Thu May 1, 2014, 09:50 AM

2. But It looks like Miley is too dumb to know how to spell, let alone go to college

since the word she uses should be "they're", not "there".

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Response to whathehell (Reply #2)

Thu May 1, 2014, 09:59 AM

4. what do you expect out of

someone named "Miley?"


Cher

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Thu May 1, 2014, 09:59 AM

5. Muffy

 

Stepped in it.

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Response to ProgressiveJarhead (Reply #5)

Thu May 1, 2014, 10:02 AM

8. Indeed she did

Welcome to DU, ProgressiveJarhead!

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Response to ProgressiveJarhead (Reply #5)

Thu May 1, 2014, 10:32 AM

12. Welcome!



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Response to ProgressiveJarhead (Reply #5)

Thu May 1, 2014, 10:46 AM

16. Well played jarhead ... well played

Welcome!

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Response to ProgressiveJarhead (Reply #5)

Thu May 1, 2014, 10:49 AM

18. Welcome, Marine. OOH-RAH!

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Response to ProgressiveJarhead (Reply #5)

Thu May 1, 2014, 12:10 PM

24. Welcome to DU!

Ooh-Rah!

Semper Fi!

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Response to ProgressiveJarhead (Reply #5)

Thu May 1, 2014, 08:33 PM

44. Indeed! Welcome to DU, ProgressiveJarhead. :)

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Response to ProgressiveJarhead (Reply #5)

Thu May 1, 2014, 08:48 PM

46. Hehe! That she did.

....They're known for that. And welcome to DU.

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Thu May 1, 2014, 10:01 AM

6. Perfect! Well said, Marine!

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Thu May 1, 2014, 10:01 AM

7. She May Go To College

 

But obviously doesn't do much when she gets there.

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Response to ProgressiveJarhead (Reply #7)

Thu May 1, 2014, 11:31 AM

21. Let us hope she is not...

...planning to major in English or education.

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Response to ProgressiveJarhead (Reply #7)

Thu May 1, 2014, 11:51 AM

22. Remember - Liberty University is a college too n/t

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Thu May 1, 2014, 10:18 AM

9. I have known a lot of "jarheads"

 

Have fought with a few, pulled pranks on many who were aboard my submarine for exercises, and have flat out admired every single one of them.

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Thu May 1, 2014, 10:29 AM

10. I think I will now use the term

 

Grmmar Marine instead of Grammar Nazi

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #10)

Thu May 1, 2014, 10:32 AM

11. Grammar Marine

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #10)

Thu May 1, 2014, 10:38 AM

14. This former Marine likes that term.


Although I bet in the Marines they refer to them as "grammer Gunnys" lol

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Response to Johnyawl (Reply #14)

Thu May 1, 2014, 10:45 AM

15. That does have a nice ring to it. nt

 

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #10)

Thu May 1, 2014, 01:07 PM

27. Love it!

Grammar Marine it is!!!!!

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Response to CherokeeDem (Reply #27)

Thu May 1, 2014, 01:56 PM

29. I may have started

 

Last edited Thu May 1, 2014, 04:37 PM - Edit history (1)

my first Internet meme

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #29)

Thu May 1, 2014, 02:07 PM

30. Exactly!!!

I've already passed it on to two friends who are retired Navy and had high respect for the Marines they served with over the years. One is now a linguist and the other a writer. Don't worry I told them who said it. You may be famous!!!

I love it!!!

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Response to CherokeeDem (Reply #30)

Thu May 1, 2014, 04:36 PM

35. Finally, the fame I deserve

 

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #10)

Thu May 1, 2014, 08:16 PM

40. You see...

Grammar Nazis drive you nuts, to the point you can't take it.

A Grammar Marine comes in to save you from looking like an idiot.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Reply #40)

Thu May 1, 2014, 08:19 PM

41. Yep...

 

plus there is the whole "Nazi" thing. Growing up in Cleveland with neighbors who had tattoos on their forearms, the term "Grammar Nazi" always made me a tad uncomfortable.

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Thu May 1, 2014, 10:33 AM

13. a friend of mine is an Honor Guard for funerals

one time a girl asked him what marching band he played in.

another time around halloween he was told he looked great in that get up.

Sheesh, the world gets dumber every day it seems.

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Response to onethatcares (Reply #13)

Thu May 1, 2014, 08:37 PM

45. ROFL...that is hilarious, precisely because it's so sad. nt

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Thu May 1, 2014, 10:54 AM

19. Yore awl rite hear. (NT)

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Thu May 1, 2014, 10:55 AM

20. I'm eagerly awaiting more of her opinions about US Americans, such as in The Iraq

Maybe she doesn't have access to maps . . . .

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Response to hatrack (Reply #20)

Thu May 1, 2014, 11:53 AM

23. Couldn't resist:

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Response to VWolf (Reply #23)

Thu May 1, 2014, 12:40 PM

25. Somebody needs them such as some boot camp I believe.

 

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Thu May 1, 2014, 01:06 PM

26. Oo-Rah!!!

Excellent reply Marine!

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Thu May 1, 2014, 01:31 PM

28. Awesome! (n/t)

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Thu May 1, 2014, 02:07 PM

31. The first thought that entered my mind ...




I wonder if this is Miley?





BWAHAHAHA

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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #31)

Thu May 1, 2014, 02:48 PM

34. Oh Dear Lord.

I had forgotten about that one.

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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #31)

Thu May 1, 2014, 08:12 PM

39. WOW! She is from Kenia?

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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #31)

Thu May 1, 2014, 08:20 PM

42. I don't know

but whoever it is, she sure looks constipated.

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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #31)

Fri May 2, 2014, 05:42 AM

51. LMAO!

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Thu May 1, 2014, 02:11 PM

32. Delish

Poor Miley

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Thu May 1, 2014, 04:56 PM

37. Funny, that 34% battery charge graphic is so . . .. appropriate in this case.

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Thu May 1, 2014, 05:00 PM

38. One of the most intelligent professors I ever had was a retired USMC 'lifer'.

Dr. McKinney taught mathematics, having earned his B.S., M.S. and Ph. D. after 20 years in the USMC, attaining the rank of Master Gunnery Sergeant (E9). Like most 18 year-olds, I thought I knew it all, and assumed that this retired 'jar head' probably ran his home like a military base, had bare-handed grizzly bear wrestling for a hobby, was a 'gun nut', etc. .

One of the very nice things about attending a small, liberal-arts college is that most of them encourage a degree of social intimacy between faculty and students. Professors customarily invited small groups of students to their homes on Sunday evenings for dinner, because the dining halls were closed (and pizza does get old). One November evening, I was invited to the McKinney's home for Sunday evening dinner, and it was an eye-opening experience that taught me a lesson about making assumptions, or stereotyping people.

The McKinney's home was clean, but 'comfortably rumpled'. Dr. McKinney was clearly the 'lesser of two equals' at home, but not at all distressed by the fact. He was also a connoisseur of fine wines, as we found out at dinner, loved classical music and opera, and his hobby-- no, his passion-- was toy trains. He also was a vigorous proponent of 'gun control': "If you want to own a weapon and kill someone, join the Corps!'.

Semper fi, Dr. McKinney, and a hearty 'Ooh rah' for Austin Turner!

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Thu May 1, 2014, 08:28 PM

43. Well played, indeed. nt

 

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Thu May 1, 2014, 09:35 PM

47. Ha ha ha ha!!!!! Well played indeed!

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Fri May 2, 2014, 12:15 AM

48. I swear Miley Hayes proofreads for Yahoo News.

 

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Fri May 2, 2014, 01:33 AM

49. Miley Hayes. In case you wondered if she was an idiot, your doubts have been washed away

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