Posted by Christina on July 18, 2000 at 13:27:38:
In Reply to: Re: History Lesson/ Hollywood's propaganda & the KING'S English???? Ha! posted by MMMMarcia on July 18, 2000 at 11:21:10:
: : Doc M is confused...so terribly confused, and when that happens
: : she can sound a bit waspish, so forgive me in advance --
: : but did not Robert F. say he was from New Jersey???
: : New JERSEY?? And he bemoans other people's misuse of
: : the King's English? As a former resident of that same
: : state, who had to work really really hard to rid herself
: : of the worst parts of that colorful native tongue (though
: : it does peek out on those rare occasions when Doc M
: : loses her temper) I say, whatchew been smokin', Jack??
: : Or Robert, as the case may be? LOL!! Fuggeddabautit!!
: : Doc M, whose ancestors paddled on over when the taters
: : ran out.
: Hiya, Doc! You have made a VERY good point here, regarding the King's English comments. I can't take those kind of remarks very seriously coming from someone who uses such poor grammar in his posts..."then" for "than," etc. Sorry, Robert, but YOUR own King's English seems a bit butchered to me. (But not to fear, I'd be happy to go over your errors with you, if you'd like an English lesson. And others here on this board could do an even better job than I.)
: And if you really want to open up a discussion, to stimulate "closed minds," why do so in such an argumentative, nasty way? Because you think that will make people more receptive to different perspectives? WRONG, bucko!
: I say, take your Tarleton & begone. I've seen enough historians go over the atrocities he DID commit to not worry one bit about the ones committed by a "look-alike" in a movie that acknowledges it is only loosely based on history.
Here, here Marcia and Doc M! And just to be ultra picky today, wouldn't it be the QUEEN's English? Seems to me there hasn't been a king in there since World War II.
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