I’d like some innocent juice. David, it’s called an erection, I’m sure you’re able to do that trick as well. MJ jokes are as old and tasteless and 80 year old semen. Oh, also as much so as Justin Bieber and Twilight jokes.
Michael’s accuser, Evan Chandler, openly admitted that he only accused him to get his money and ruin his career. Then he changed his identity to boot. He was innocent. nuff said.
By the by, how is pedophile properly pronounced? is it pee-doh- file or ped (as in ed) doh-file. Also, is it file or feel?
I’ve heard so many pronunciations, it makes my little 5 year old head spin. No David, you can not see it spin.
i don’t think David meant he wants the kid to show him THAT. i think he meant “how to make it grow”… as a joke but nowadays unfortunately, everything must be spelled out correctly due to people misinterpreting EVERYTHING!
Keona you gotta start taking meds my dear you’ll think clearly and realise that you’re asking something when you have the resources right in front of you to get the answer, and it’ll probably be faster finding it yourself than waiting for someone to respond. Right?
LOL Saffer. Keona, I’d feel a lot better knowing that David can’t get one of those myself, but you’re probably right on all counts. Not caring for the visual of “80-year-old semen” though. And Kkkate… nice excuse for David there.
Speaking of America vs. everywhere else in spelling, I saw something on a friend’s FB post that annoyed me. She’s a rare breed of American that uses Europe/ Brit/ proper Grammar. She said the word “colour.” A friend of hers said: “Color. Ashley*. The u is kept to yourself.” Really, because us American have to spell “our way.”? Is freedom to write going out the window here.
I think it’s properly “paedophile.” @purebs it’s not laziness. It’s just the way we’re raised and taught in schools. It’s not us as a whole, it’s the higher ups. I’m considering forcing a habit change in my writing. No doubt in uni I will get marked off for spelling it the “wrong way.” I would hope not..
purebs, it isn’t laziness. It is because the Brits use WAY too many vowels. Like ‘colour.’ Who the hell needs a ‘u’ in there?
Ok now granted I, like H.P. Lovecraft, am and American but try to use British spellings. But I do think they involve a lot of superfluousness.
Shut the fuck up about Michael Jackson.
If you HONESTLY think Michael touched a kid, then you need to visit your nearest INSANE ASYLUM. First, there was NO evidence, second, after MJ died, the child ADMITTED that Michael NEVER touched him, his father FORCED him to say it, third, the father KILLED HIMSELF shortly after MJ died, AND there is recorded evidence of him saying that he’s making his son lie to get money and ruin Michael’s career.
Thanks word. Of course with a name like HP Lovecraft, you open the book expecting something a little different, but hey, I like it anyway.
And for the record, I try to use the extra vowels you crazy Aussies and Brits include. I’m just saying I can see why Americans dropped them.
Ridiculous for americans to critisise the odd extra letter when they say ‘obligate’ instead of oblige, ‘coronate’ instead of crown, and ‘evolute’ instead of evolve.
And “I’m loving it” instead of ‘I love it”
Oh, they did Saffer, and you’re in America? Well, that answers my worries right there. When I go to a uni, if I DID start to use “proper” English, then I would get marked down. Lovely. Then I can see my friends turn stupid and say “stop trying to be British, because you’re not.” That’s how we roll here…stupid, ignorant, judgmental. Won’t one of you adopt me?
They’re synonyms….one isn’t more right or wrong than the other. Except evolute. Call me ignorant, but I’ve never even heard that word before. “And I’m loving it” is a different form with a slightly different meaning from “I love it”.
They aren’t synonyms. If that was the case then colour/color would be a synonym and not the subject for derision.
They aren’t synonyms because they were never heard here until american media used them.
And learn about state and transitive verbs.
Pedantic, permit me to pedantically explain my original point:
Lovecraft was American. But he was an Anglophile, and he used British spellings. If you read his stuff you will see. Or just look him up online.
I was saying that like Lovecraft I am an American, and like Lovecraft I try to use proper British spelling. Unlike Lovecraft I’m not really an Anglophile, though, more of an Irishphile.
*whistling* some say the devil is dead, the devil is dead, the devil is dead…
But the point mad2 made was that one spelling was bad and the other was good. Therefore, not synonyms.
There is a standardised meaning for oblige, crown, and evolve. The only justification for other forms is ignorance rather than giving any new meaning to the word.
I have no problems with Americans saying color rather than colour. It’s when Americans sneer and tell me I’m stupid for my spelling that I object.
i’m saying they are both accepted spellings and the different spellings make different words with the same meanings, in the case of the color/colour argument.
the standard words can be changed and modified with different forms though. i would say artistic license is an acceptable reason. why use words like crown when you know words like coronate? and it is a real word. it’s been around a while. a coronation? that’s not something we often have here, so i’d say that originated elsewhere.
and that is perfectly reasonable to object. those people are assholes.
Pedant, feel free to criticise my language as much as you like. And I never said my dialect is English. I said I ‘try’ to use British spellings.
Lex, you can’t just randomly change the spelling of a word the way Americans decided to. I mean if we can change ‘colour’ to ‘color’ then I think I’ll change ‘photograph’ to ‘foutograf.’
Curly the tattoo feels great.
I agree with Pedanticoldgit in that I don’t care how another nationality spells their words as long as I’m not attacked for my spellings. But, also with mad2 in that i have begun to change words to Brit spellings. I’m on the fence.
However, Pedantic, we can say we speak English. We use the same words, just with different spellings. We certainly can’t say we speak Hebrew, Chinese, Japanese, or any other dialect which uses symbols. We don’t use Spanish or French words, which, while they use letters of the alphabet, are not English. That’s just my opinion.