I can’t believe no one’s called Bec out for falsely attributing the property of “noun” to “Saturday.” It’s clearly the adjective in the sentence, modifying the noun “day.” My goodness, what do they teach in schools these days?
i’m not so sure how clear it is that “saturday” is the adjective in that sentence. when i read it “saturday” is the noun being modified by descriptives such as “night” or “day”. the thing they are talking about is “saturday”. we understand which part of “saturday” they are talking about by their modifiers. had they been talking about “day” and needed to differentiate it from “monday” or “sunday”, then perhaps “saturday” could be classified as an adjective.
They’re both pathetic. When someone posts “I can’t wait ’til Saturday night,” of course people are going to ask what they have going on then, and Bec would have annoyed the crap out of me too with her lame non-answers.
“That dark time that comes right after Saturday day”?
…That’s got to be the stupidest comment I’ve ever heard. Why even bother? What was Bec hoping to get out of this? I mean, best case scenario, it might be followed up with a “lol but srsly wut is happning sat night???” Picking fights with people and then insulting their grammar is ridiculous. Leave Lamebook out of your egotrip.
#46 “…it’s still spelled wrong, regardless of whether you are british or not.”
Errr how do you figure that..?
Might I remind you that the British invented the English language, simply because it does not fit your ‘American’ version does in no way make it incorrect.
Heaven forbid we seek to universalise language, and if that were to be the case I wouldn’t be betting that the American version would be the favoured one given that British English is used in more countries, as has been previously pointed out. However it’s not a competition
Factoid is right. Language is merely a way of conveying ideas. If the ideas are conveyed why does it matter how they were spelled? This is especially true for an informal networking tool. As mentioned, everyone’s grammar was fairly horrible in this conversation. So, they’re both retarts.
How can an American possibly try to lecture a Brit on how to spell… You can’t even spell “Colour”! And really, think about it… it’s called English becuase it’s the same language, how can there be different versions? Because someone fucked up and tried to cover up by saying “Well that’s how we spell it in our version” doesn’t that a bit like spelling retard as “retart”? And yet you were quick to point out the misstake there!
#56 “How can an American possibly try to lecture a Brit on how to spell”
Must admit I found that rather amusing to say the least..
I’m neither British nor American though I can respect the diversity of the respective lineages and linguistics. I’m not in favour of universalising language and I don’t agree with you JohnBob that the American spelling came about via error, if history serves me right I believe it was a conscious choice by the ‘newly formed America’ to distance itself from Mother England.
As an Australian in support of a Republic for my country I can’t criticise that – though as mentioned I’d rather keep the British English.
It may be worth noting as well that English itself is a combination of various other dialects and languages, misspelled and mistaken, reinterpreted and rephrased throughout the ages.
Embrace diversity people. It won’t kill you! Well not in most cases..
“Actually, she’s British. British people do spell misspelled “misspelt.” Kind of like how they use “burnt” for burned.”
Actually British people SAY ‘misspelt’ sometimes instead of ‘misspelled’. I believe it’s principally a Scottish variant; I certainly do it. The t/ed past tense division is only partially resolved in contemporary English. Misspelt is one of the few variants deemed ‘acceptable’ but if you listen to Scottish colloquial (esp. Glaswegian) dialogue it will routinely include things like ‘callt’.
Think of ‘meaned’ (not a word) vs ‘meant’, or ‘leaned’ vs ‘lent’. But these aren’t variant spellings, these are variant words – they are differentially pronounced as well as differentially spelt.
@Factoid – I support a Republic for your country too. And for mine. There’s footage I was watching recently of a British comedian at the Melbourne festival saying “you know, we only keep her because we think you guys really like her” and that seems to be the fact of the matter. There was a debate in parliament not long ago over amending the rules of succession to allow Catholics to inherit (simply because having anti-Catholicism in your statutes is pretty embarrassing) and the counterargument given was ‘well… we’d have to ask the Australians and the Canadians. And they might say no.’ I think we can all agree then this one’s done, and she’s a pretty good note to end it on, the whole thing’s over. The Britain doesn’t need a King Charles III.
I wouldn’t say she was being a prick. She started off trying to be funny and Tash flew off the handle a little. Plus is too dumb to see the difference between Saturday and day, deserves what he/she got.
And as for people arguing over English and American English don’t get me started. It’s English and Americans destroyed most of it. But each to their own. Just shows how the same language can evolve differently in different countries. Also including Australia in here too
to all the brits on this thread – you are aware that our education system in america is off-the-grid awful, right? half the kids in this country can’t even find america on a map, much less england or any other country. it’s actually fantastic that everyone commenting on this is literate enough to understand what’s going on. so, cheers ameritards.
I like Bec #2. It was a funny and it seems like she wasn’t going to go further with the initial joke until Tash decided to escalate things. If I posted a joking response and someone replied with “im not a fucking retart” and they made fun of my correct usage of “Saturday day”, I would make fun of them also.
Your atm machine comment was the stupidest comment I’ve ever seen on this site. ATM machine is a completely different scenario, as it’s an Automated Teller Machine… Saturday day isn’t redundant since it’s not Satur day and Satur night.
hmmm…still seems a bit redundant to me, especially since there are other time-descriptive words like “morning” or “afternoon” that you could so easily utilize. what about christmas eve day? you use that too?
@ Moke “their ability to emulate snobbish Brits and American Liberals. Retards.”
How does the ability to mimic make you a retard?
Never mind that, let’s look at your flawed logic:
A. Some Australians emulate snobbish Brits
B. All people that emulate snobbish Brits are retards
From which you derive:
C. All Australians are retards
Classic example of the Fallacy of Accident, but thanks for playing. And thanks for establishng that regardless of your natonality, you are a retard.
And if acting liking an American Liberal makes you a retard, does that mean American Liberals are retards? In that case, there would still be a lot more retards in America than Australia. Thanks again for helping me to establish your retardedness.
This is great fun, loving all the comments The comments are soooo much better than the original post!
Let me clarify:
1. There is TWO Becs – one who updated her status; and I commented. I find it so annoying when people make status updates like “I’m excited” or “Can’t wait for the weekend” but don’t explain why they’ve said it, they’re just fishing for someone to post back
2. I had no intention of continuing until dumb ass Tash carried on like a “retart”. She left it way open and I couldn’t resist. She shouldn’t have been so ridiculously defensive. She obviously has no understanding of sarcasm. Bec #1 does
3. Tash is a chick as far as I am aware. She’s not on my friends list
4. I am Australian – we use the words misspelt (not misspelled) & humour (with a U)
5. I am not a bitch but was feeling a bit bitchy when some dumb ass has a go for no reason other than her own lack of comprehension. It was lots of fun getting a rise out of her (ok, so that’s being bitchy I guess)
6. As for “Hello Lamebook” – 1) It shut her up; & 2) it was suggested to me to shut her up with it. We were kind of in awe that someone could be so dumb as to use the word “affensive” when “defensive” was spelt (yes spelt not spelled) out in the above comment for her; let alone call Craig a cunt when he was obviously defending her
7. I didn’t send this in to Lamebook. Nor would I have. See (6). I know who did and think it’s hilarious that it got published
8. Craig is not a cunt
9. Comment (34) is Tash… you’d think she would be more careful of her spelling before posting somewhere again
10. Thanks for the comments. You’ve all kept me, my friends and BF very entertained with your opinions of my bitchiness! Will be fun to see what this provokes….
Though, I’m certain one of you said it with a hint of sarcasm, saying “Saturday day” isn’t redundant, but not completely incorrect if you mean “time of daylight” when you say “day.” Affixing morning or afternoon sounds better than “Saturday day”, but she felt compelled to say day because it is the opposite of night.
With that being said, it’s nothing like ATM Machine, I don’t know how any of you know she’s British (Unless she’s a regular around here), I wish we DID adopt the metric system, and correcting grammar/spelling/punctuation over the internets is lame. The purpose of language is to communicate. If you say “wats sat night,” you’re asking a specific question and you got a specific answer; Bec told you exactly what Saturday night is. On the other hand, considering the context, you knew exactly what the hell she meant when she said “retart.”
Lastly, I can excuse not knowing how to say a word, but how do you switch defensive to affensive? It’s like you’re trying to be a retart…