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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom View Post
    Did you mean to put a smiley face after that? If so, THEN I completely understand.

    You beat me to it! People on here complaining about Ray's speech and they're making errors themselves.

    than = used for comparisons
    then = used for time




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    Re: Ray's Grammar Intervention

    RAY LEWIS - YOU HAVE A GPA OF 0.00. YOUR GRADES WILL BE SENT TO YOUR LOCAL
    DRAFT BOARD. YEA DEAN, BUT HALF THE FRAT DIDN'T MAKE GRADES.

    ENJOY THE WAR. - DEAN WORMER
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    Not really. He made the Dean's list here.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lowrider View Post
    It's a terrible reflection on our learning institutions in this country.
    Yes, because a few jocks who butcher some sentences here and there are representative in any given year of the millions of college graduates who speak and use the English language appropriately and accurately.




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    These athlete's are here to give their opinion from the heart (allegedly) so does being grammatically perfect like James Brown or Curt Menefee matter? Lavar Arrington and Terry Bradshaw butcher the English language in an attempt to get their point across yet are wildly popular both regionally and nationally. Guys like Emmitt were dumped not because of their delivery but the fact that they brought absolutely nothing to the table. Same goes for Jerry Rice who was not quite as grammatically bad as Emmitt but delivered next to nothing.

    To the OP, I have to say that you proven a leopard can't change its spots.

    Let's just say that your posts just like on the old sunspot board have a rush to it.




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    Quote Originally Posted by lowrider View Post
    It's a terrible reflection on our learning institutions in this country. Having said that, Ray is no worse then some, and better then many.
    I'll put Ernest Hemingway, F Scott Fitzgerald, and Mark Twain up against any other 3 writers from another country.




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    Poor grammar is everywhere, not just out of Ray's mouth. Heck, listen to the professional broadcasters, the ones that went to school specifically for speaking English properly, and count how many times they end sentences with prepositions. It's unfortunately the sign of the times. It wasn't that long ago that gentlemen would never wear a hat indoors; now you regularly see it - even during meals. I don't do it and don't care for it, but it is what it is and I accept it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr OC View Post
    Poor grammar is everywhere, not just out of Ray's mouth. Heck, listen to the professional broadcasters, the ones that went to school specifically for speaking English properly, and count how many times they end sentences with prepositions. It's unfortunately the sign of the times. It wasn't that long ago that gentlemen would never wear a hat indoors; now you regularly see it - even during meals. I don't do it and don't care for it, but it is what it is and I accept it.
    Exspecially is not a word.
    Conversate is not a word.




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    Re: Ray's Grammar Intervention

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Silver View Post
    Exspecially is not a word.
    Conversate is not a word.
    Let's add "trickeration" to that list, that's often used by broadcasters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NCRAVEN View Post
    Let's add "trickeration" to that list, that's often used by broadcasters.
    As is "matriculate"...unlike the others, it is a word, but its definition doesn't fit the football meaning for which it is used.




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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnBKistler View Post
    As is "matriculate"...unlike the others, it is a word, but its definition doesn't fit the football meaning for which it is used.
    While we're on da subjeck--

    < rant >

    Orientation is a good noun derived from the verb to orient. "Orientate" is not a good verb & only persists in the language via continual misusage.

    Likewise defense is a perfectly viable noun derived from the verb to defend. It is not a valid verb except in the mouths of imbecile or un(der)educated former athletes doing commentary. You don't "defense" a play, you defend against it.

    < /rant > (for the moment...)




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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom View Post
    Did you mean to put a smiley face after that? If so, THEN I completely understand.

    Ha-ha. Nice catch. My point exactly. I have a degree in engineering yet I butcher the English language.

    As for Ray, I love the guy and I actually think he is doing a fair job as a commentator. But his ability to deliver a coherent sentence is limited. When Joe said that he did not understand what Ray was talking about most of the time I think he was serious.
    "Screw it, let's ride"!




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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Silver View Post
    Exspecially is not a word.
    Conversate is not a word.
    I think your being chefly knit pickey wit woids like "conversate."
    Giv dose guys a brake, wil ya? ... Bc




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    Quote Originally Posted by BcRaven View Post
    I think your being chefly knit pickey wit woids like "conversate."
    Giv dose guys a brake, wil ya? ... Bc
    Ax me again.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Silver View Post
    Ax me again.
    Irregardless of the answer?
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    Re: Ray's Grammar Intervention

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnBKistler View Post
    As is "matriculate"...unlike the others, it is a word, but its definition doesn't fit the football meaning for which it is used.
    trickeration is a word!?!?!?!?

    Wouldn't it be trickery?
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