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Use Correct Grammar

Postby chapcrap on Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:20 am

Concise description:
  • When things aren’t more than one, don’t use plural tenses of words.

Specifics/Details:
  • When deploying 1 troop in a game, have the game log say that you deployed 1 troop instead of 1 troops.

How this will benefit the site and/or other comments:
  • It will look less silly
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Re: Use Correct Grammar

Postby mrswdk on Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:27 am

The poor grammar in this suggestion is super ironic.
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Re: Use Correct Grammar

Postby chapcrap on Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:38 pm

mrswdk wrote:The poor grammar in this suggestion is super ironic.

As part of the implementation, I suggest that mrswdk be made chief in charge of site grammar.
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Re: Use Correct Grammar

Postby TeeGee on Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:48 am

But I like having 1 troops
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Re: Use Correct Grammar

Postby Dukasaur on Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:49 am

I AM 1 troops!
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Re: Use Correct Grammar

Postby mrswdk on Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:25 pm

chapcrap wrote:
mrswdk wrote:The poor grammar in this suggestion is super ironic.

As part of the implementation, I suggest that mrswdk be made chief in charge of site grammar.


Gladly (y)
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Re: Use Correct Grammar

Postby DoomYoshi on Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:27 pm

There needs to be more than one, which makes it fun since Chiefs in Charge of Site Grammar is one of those awkward pluralizations like lieutenants general.
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Re: Use Correct Grammar

Postby Doc_Brown on Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:44 pm

If there were another chapcrap, would there be two chapscrap, or two chapcraps?
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Re: Use Correct Grammar

Postby trapyoung on Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:08 pm

I've stepped in two chapcraps before. It was unpleasant.
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Re: Use Correct Grammar

Postby Dukasaur on Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:03 am

https://aeon.co/essays/why-language-might-be-the-optimal-self-regulating-system
Even the deepest-seeming change – to the grammar – never destroys the language system. Some distinctions can disappear: classical Arabic has singular, dual and plural number; the modern dialects mostly use just singular and plural, like English. Latin was full of cases; its daughter languages – French, Spanish and so on – lack them, but their speakers get on with life just the same. Sometimes languages get more complex: the Romance languages also pressed freestanding Latin words into service until they wore down and became mere endings on verbs. That turned out OK, too.
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Re: Use Correct Grammar

Postby Metsfanmax on Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:15 am

Doc_Brown wrote:If there were another chapcrap, would there be two chapscrap, or two chapcraps?


There can be only one chapcrap.

I mean really, who else could be crazy enough to pick that username?
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Re: Use Correct Grammar

Postby mrswdk on Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:30 am

Dukasaur wrote:https://aeon.co/essays/why-language-might-be-the-optimal-self-regulating-system
Even the deepest-seeming change – to the grammar – never destroys the language system. Some distinctions can disappear: classical Arabic has singular, dual and plural number; the modern dialects mostly use just singular and plural, like English. Latin was full of cases; its daughter languages – French, Spanish and so on – lack them, but their speakers get on with life just the same. Sometimes languages get more complex: the Romance languages also pressed freestanding Latin words into service until they wore down and became mere endings on verbs. That turned out OK, too.


Chinese doesn't really use the plural at all. One dog, two dog, three dog, four dog. Works fine.
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Re: Use Correct Grammar

Postby Dukasaur on Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:09 pm

mrswdk wrote:
Dukasaur wrote:https://aeon.co/essays/why-language-might-be-the-optimal-self-regulating-system
Even the deepest-seeming change – to the grammar – never destroys the language system. Some distinctions can disappear: classical Arabic has singular, dual and plural number; the modern dialects mostly use just singular and plural, like English. Latin was full of cases; its daughter languages – French, Spanish and so on – lack them, but their speakers get on with life just the same. Sometimes languages get more complex: the Romance languages also pressed freestanding Latin words into service until they wore down and became mere endings on verbs. That turned out OK, too.


Chinese doesn't really use the plural at all. One dog, two dog, three dog, four dog. Works fine.


Sound like Dr. Seuss.

One dog, two dog, three dog, more!

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Re: Use Correct Grammar

Postby tfh182 on Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:53 pm

Grammar is important. I do think that we need to have a gramatarian. I also suggest that some one should check on the game chats and if a player has misspelled a word or not used a comma or period when needed they should be punished. I am not saying that they should be beaten but a good hard spanking makes sense.
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Re: Use Correct Grammar

Postby Dukasaur on Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:42 pm

tfh182 wrote:Grammar is important. I do think that we need to have a gramatarian. I also suggest that some one should check on the game chats and if a player has misspelled a word or not used a comma or period when needed they should be punished. I am not saying that they should be beaten but a good hard spanking makes sense.


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PS. WTF is a 'grammatarian'? Did you mean 'grammarian'?
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