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30 December 2010
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mr. Sun king coming together said:

Do You Think I Care?


I was being humourous. I believe you are Canadian, possibly American? We have this thing in Britain called humour, it's similar to your humor.

 

Two grammatical jokes in two consecutive posts, what is happening to me...

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30 December 2010
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I'm Canadian, I get humour, and I just don't wan't to care about that now, because on Monday, I will have My English teacher correcting me, so I like to  be ungrammatically correct when I can. Sound Great?

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

30 December 2010
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The Walrus said:


We have this thing in Britain called humour, it's similar to your humor.

That was horrible. a-hard-days-night-john-6
I think Canadians use British English though.
Well, the Ukraine girls really knock me out  They leave the West behind 
30 December 2010
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Paulrus said:

The Walrus said:


We have this thing in Britain called humour, it's similar to your humor.
 

That was horrible. a-hard-days-night-john-6
 
I think Canadians use British English though.

All Sane one's do.

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

30 December 2010
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Paulrus said:

The Walrus said:


We have this thing in Britain called humour, it's similar to your humor.
 

That was horrible. a-hard-days-night-john-6
 
I think Canadians use British English though.

It works better the other way around. We have this thing in America called humor, it's like humour but u wouldn't understand.
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30 December 2010
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That one's even worse... I love it a-hard-days-night-john-6

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30 December 2010
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Paulrus said:

That one's even worse...

Please Stopapple01apple01apple01apple01apple01


As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

30 December 2010
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The Walrus said:

We have this thing in Britain called humour, it's similar to your humor.

The man is a genius.

30 December 2010
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The Walrus said:

 Though, to be honest, they are the same thing.


NO, THEY'RE NOT! Grrr.

The Walrus said:

mr. Sun king coming together said:

This is a Beatles forum, Not a forum on grammar in the English language.


You shouldn't have capital letters in the middle of sentences, excluding proper nouns.
 

Thank you for FINALLY calling that out. 

(PS-- Does ALL CAPS! count as capital letters in the middle of a sentence? Or does it count as emphasis?) 

 

*9*

If I seem to act unkind, it's only me, it's not my mind that is confusing things.

30 December 2010
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MeanMrs.Mustard said:

The Walrus said:

 Though, to be honest, they are the same thing.


NO, THEY'RE NOT! Grrr.

 

The Walrus said:

mr. Sun king coming together said:

This is a Beatles forum, Not a forum on grammar in the English language.


You shouldn't have capital letters in the middle of sentences, excluding proper nouns.
 

Thank you for FINALLY calling that out.
 

(PS– Does ALL CAPS! count as capital letters in the middle of a sentence? Or does it count as emphasis?) 

 

*9*


"I notice the world is turning" and "I notice the turning of the world" mean the same thing, though you are absolutely right that it's and its do not mean the same thing. It's just, in this particular example, there is no practical difference.

ALL CAPS is just bold/italics/underline for lazy people, you wouldn't do it in an academic paper but it isn't nearly as annoying online as Random Capital letters In strange places.
 

(Mr Sun King Coming Together- don't take that the wrong way, I was just kidding because you said it wasn't a grammar forum).

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30 December 2010
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The Walrus said:

MeanMrs.Mustard said:

The Walrus said:

 Though, to be honest, they are the same thing.


NO, THEY'RE NOT! Grrr.
 

The Walrus said:

mr. Sun king coming together said:

This is a Beatles forum, Not a forum on grammar in the English language.


You shouldn't have capital letters in the middle of sentences, excluding proper nouns.

 


Thank you for FINALLY calling that out.

 

(PS– Does ALL CAPS! count as capital letters in the middle of a sentence? Or does it count as emphasis?) 

 

*9*


"I notice the world is turning" and "I notice the turning of the world" mean the same thing, though you are absolutely right that it's and its do not mean the same thing. It's just, in this particular example, there is no practical difference.
 

ALL CAPS is just bold/italics/underline for lazy people, you wouldn't do it in an academic paper but it isn't nearly as annoying online as Random Capital letters In strange places.

(Mr Sun King Coming Together- don't take that the wrong way, I was just kidding because you said it wasn't a grammar forum).


I get it, and, it's fine. I only do by accident, and then I am too lazy to change it.

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

30 December 2010
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The Walrus said:

Paulrus said:

The Walrus said:


We have this thing in Britain called humour, it's similar to your humor.

 


That was horrible. a-hard-days-night-john-6

 

I think Canadians use British English though.

It works better the other way around. We have this thing in America called humor, it's like humour but u wouldn't understand.
 

This is the first thing I see in the morning? It better not set the tone for the whole day! a-hard-days-night-ringo-13  a-hard-days-night-george-10

I don't know if it's an urban legend or not, but I hear that we Yanks stopped using -our and changed the s to a z in -ise, pretty much just to piss the Empire off. That has got to be the fussiest form of "revenge," if true!

"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love." — Dr. Seuss
 
 
30 December 2010
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StarWisher said:

The Walrus said:

Paulrus said:

The Walrus said:


We have this thing in Britain called humour, it's similar to your humor.
 

That was horrible. a-hard-days-night-john-6
 
I think Canadians use British English though.

It works better the other way around. We have this thing in America called humor, it's like humour but u wouldn't understand.

 


This is the first thing I see in the morning? It better not set the tone for the whole day! a-hard-days-night-ringo-13  a-hard-days-night-george-10
 

I don't know if it's an urban legend or not, but I hear that we Yanks stopped using -our and changed the s to a z in -ise, pretty much just to piss the Empire off. That has got to be the fussiest form of "revenge," if true!


It Is True, and Because of you Yanks my computer hates me!

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

30 December 2010
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Isn't there a way to set your default language or dictionary to British English?

"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love." — Dr. Seuss
 
 
30 December 2010
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I Just Did

Trial: Humour 

Perfect

*17*

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

30 December 2010
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StarWisher said:

The Walrus said:

Paulrus said:

The Walrus said:


We have this thing in Britain called humour, it's similar to your humor.
 

That was horrible. a-hard-days-night-john-6
 
I think Canadians use British English though.

It works better the other way around. We have this thing in America called humor, it's like humour but u wouldn't understand.

 


This is the first thing I see in the morning? It better not set the tone for the whole day! a-hard-days-night-ringo-13  a-hard-days-night-george-10
 

I don't know if it's an urban legend or not, but I hear that we Yanks stopped using -our and changed the s to a z in -ise, pretty much just to piss the Empire off. That has got to be the fussiest form of "revenge," if true!


I think it's urban legend, or maybe partly true. I believe the cause of the two seperate spellings (also using s instead of c, like in defence/defense) is that they were both acceptable at the time, and it simply became standard in America to spell words wro- I mean, differently.
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30 December 2010
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Har har! I had a boyfriend from Wales once and in reference to him and more like a joke, I'd spell things when I had to write them out like "colo(u)r" and "reali-z/s-e"

I hang out with a bunch of linguistic anthropologists at work, so now I'm wondering if British people say colour so it rhymes with pour and if "realise" ends in a softer way than "realize" does. For the life of me, I can't remember, so my guess is probably not -- the pronunciation is the same.

"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love." — Dr. Seuss
 
 
30 December 2010
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StarWisher said:

Har har! I had a boyfriend from Wales once and in reference to him and more like a joke, I'd spell things when I had to write them out like "colo(u)r" and "reali-z/s-e"

I hang out with a bunch of linguistic anthropologists at work, so now I'm wondering if British people say colour so it rhymes with pour and if "realise" ends in a softer way than "realize" does. For the life of me, I can't remember, so my guess is probably not -- the pronunciation is the same.


"Colour" and "pour" don't rhyme in my accent, I don't know about the rest of Britain though. I don't think there's a difference in pronounciation between "realise" and "realize", though I have the opposite problem to you, I don't know how "realize" is pronounced! I think I can vaguely recall Bush or Obama pronouncing "realize", and aside from the quirks that exist in their accents anyway, I don't think there's a pronounciation difference.

 

On topic: Is Helter Skelter about heroin or a similar drug? I never thought this about the White Album version, but the Anthology version has altered lyrics: "when I get to the bottom I go back to the top of the ride, and I know when I get there I'll never get higher" with Paul's voice getting higher and quite smooth (not as in legato, but smooth in another way...), but anxious sounding. Then he goes a bit falsetto on "then I get to the bottom", and on "AND I SEE YOU AGAIN" he sounds like he's in agony and about to burst into tears, like he's just come down from a different sort of high.

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30 December 2010
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mr. Sun king coming together said:

I Just Did

Trial: Humour 

Perfect

*17*


Congratulations on getting your computer not to hate you! 

StarWisher said:

I don't know if it's an urban legend or not, but I hear that we Yanks stopped using -our and changed the s to a z in -ise, pretty much just to piss the Empire off. That has got to be the fussiest form of "revenge," if true!


1. I think it's probably an urban legend, but I'm too lazy to Snopes it. 

2. Is there something wrong with me if my first thought when I read "Empire" was of "Star Wars?" 

If I seem to act unkind, it's only me, it's not my mind that is confusing things.

30 December 2010
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MeanMrs.Mustard said:

mr. Sun king coming together said:

I Just Did

Trial: Humour 

Perfect

*17*


Congratulations on getting your computer not to hate you!
 

StarWisher said:

I don't know if it's an urban legend or not, but I hear that we Yanks stopped using -our and changed the s to a z in -ise, pretty much just to piss the Empire off. That has got to be the fussiest form of "revenge," if true!


1. I think it's probably an urban legend, but I'm too lazy to Snopes it.
 

2. Is there something wrong with me if my first thought when I read "Empire" was of "Star Wars?" 


Thanks, and No.

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

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