W00t - I made the "What's Hot" list on Google+

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W00t - I made the "What's Hot" list on Google+

#1 Post by PhaseDMA » Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:54 am

W00t - I made the "What's Hot" list on Google+.

Everyone here should help feed into my ego by sharing it some more. Currently it's the 7th most popular post on Google+.

https://plus.google.com/u/0/11432488783 ... nWcryww9GA
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#2 Post by Wotcher » Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:55 pm

hey anth hey anth were you aware that your grammar's poor? huh? were ya?

real talk tho, if you learn one single grammatical nuance from me, please learn "then" vs. "than"

"then": rhymes with "when," which is also a conjunction and abides by similar rules. "I'll do it, then he'll come." "I'll do it when he comes." (only catch is the comma use) A good trick to remember is that "then" will be either precede or be preceded by a comma 80% of the time. Another good trick is to remember the concept of "if/then statements."

"than": A lot less complicated to remember than the word "then". I'm fairly sure the *only* appropriate use of "than" is alongside a comparative adjective (better, worse, more, less, higher, more human, less intoxicated)

tl;dr: if you don't see any comparative adjective immediately preceding, then you should use "then"!
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#3 Post by plasma2002 » Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:35 pm

Its a lot easier to remember "thEn is for timE, and thAn is for compAring"
[quote]Plasma: This thread is now about how everyone from England has a melty face
Quirk: I second this motion. All in favor?
cokalsM: Im drunk.
bigcfk: i'm too.
Quirk: The motion has passed. The topic of discussion is now Beanie Babies.[/quote]
^ m_m, summed up.

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#4 Post by Wotcher » Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:32 pm

[quote=plasma2002 post_id=24643]Its a lot easier to remember "thEn is for timE, and thAn is for compAring"[/quote]

yeah i included both of those memory techniques in my post but didn't state it as simply because that technique doesn't account for using "then" as a quick version of "thus/therefore," as well as for "next," (e.g. "then, go to your start menu...")

also congrats phase
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#5 Post by Thermite Man » Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:33 pm

ITT: Gramer Natzis.
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#6 Post by Wotcher » Fri Dec 28, 2012 6:29 pm

[quote="Thermite Man" post_id=24650]ITT: Gramer Natzis.[/quote]

naw, a grammar nazi is someone who does shit like what we all saw in that G+ thread. what i just did was education, or at least i hope so.
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#7 Post by PhaseDMA » Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:05 pm

I'm not trying to ignore it at this point. I honestly think at this point it's a minor learning disability, because even when I try to address it I still screw up (believe it or not I dance around the word "then" and "than" every time I use one or the other).

I do think I'm getting better with "a" and "an". I also think for the most part I have "to" and "too" figured out.

When I say I don't care anymore it really has more to do with frustration ?than? actually not caring.

I had a good feeling about this going viral and obviously I don't enjoy looking like a moron to the 255 people who have shared it directly, only who knows how many private shares, and only who knows how many total views of all those posts.

Honestly though I think understanding is more important than presentation, and I think I'm pretty good at getting people to understand the information I present to them.

At the same time I'm not a big fan of the grammar nazi because they tend to just be jerks instead of actually trying to inform (I don't think you were trying to be a jerk).
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#8 Post by Quirk » Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:52 pm

I'm horrible with then/than and didn't even realize it until recently.

I got business cards printed. They said "Cooler then Caps Lock". It was when I got them that I realized.

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#9 Post by Thermite Man » Sat Dec 29, 2012 4:46 am

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Never forget 10/23, OiNK OiNK
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#10 Post by bigcfk » Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:23 pm

Wait. Phase, you made that video?

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