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Fred99
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  #2712865 25-May-2021 14:25
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Stu:
@Fred99:

 

Who's "Goodwin"?

 

 

 

Honest question - hope it's not a breach of Wheaton's law to ask something so dumb in this thread.

 



Typo, obviously, thanks to autocorrect (I'm sure I spelt it correctly). Godwin's Law.

 

All god - oops I mean good.

 

Oh no!  Someone's made a mistake on the internet:

 

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Goodwin%27s%20law

 

 

 

 


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  #2712866 25-May-2021 14:32
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Stu:

 

Just a warning regarding the FUG and Godwin's Law: Please don't go there.

 

@Stu This is a genuine question as I'm honestly very confused by your mention of Godwin's Law in this thread. Are you pre-empting the possible use of the very common term "Grammar [insert name of certain fascist political party]",  and comparing it's use to actual comparisons to said fascist political party?

 

 

 

 


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  #2712868 25-May-2021 14:46
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I hate the term "on accident" instead of "by accident". I also hate "addicting" instead of "addictive". Oh, and the previously mentioned "y'all" drives me up the wall.




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  #2712869 25-May-2021 14:53
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Paul1977:

@Stu This is a genuine question as I'm honestly very confused by your mention of Godwin's Law in this thread. Are you pre-empting the possible use of the very common term "Grammar [insert name of certain fascist political party]",  and comparing it's use to actual comparisons to said fascist political party?




@Paul1977, it already went there. The post has been edited. The term has never been acceptable within these forums (except in one particular thread in the Politics sub-forum), and is against the FUG.




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  #2712874 25-May-2021 15:07
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Stu:

 

it already went there. The post has been edited. The term has never been acceptable within these forums (except in one particular thread in the Politics sub-forum), and is against the FUG.

 

Thanks @Stu. I personally think it's a stretch to equate that with Godwin's Law, as I doubt anyone who uses the term is genuinely making that comparison. I've been called it before and never for a second thought that that sort of comparison was being made. But the moderators set the rules, so I'm glad I clarified and didn't throw it around in this thread (I very possibly would have referred to myself as one).


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  #2712876 25-May-2021 15:09
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I'd like to nominate the police.

 

 

 

When describing this:

 

 

 

"The man then ran out of the dairy, brandishing a knife, and got into a waiting vehicle which went north down Bloggs Road. The car was last seen turning left into Primrose Avenue."

 

 

 

they will say

 

 

 

"The man has run out of the dairy where he's brandished a knife. He's then got into a waiting vehicle which has travelled north down Bloggs Road. The vehicle has last been seen turning left into Primrose Avenue."

 

 

 

It sounds so wrong when they say it like that.






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  #2712877 25-May-2021 15:11
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Paul1977:

 

I hate the term "on accident" instead of "by accident". I also hate "addicting" instead of "addictive". Oh, and the previously mentioned "y'all" drives me up the wall.

 

 

 

 

"yous".

 

 

 

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  #2712880 25-May-2021 15:14
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As I understand it, Godwin’s Law doesn’t say you can’t use the term, but instead the law states that as the thread grows the likelihood of the use of the term increases. I believe Godwin himself is opposed to a blanket ban of the term.


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  #2712881 25-May-2021 15:17
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Paul1977:

 

Stu:

 

it already went there. The post has been edited. The term has never been acceptable within these forums (except in one particular thread in the Politics sub-forum), and is against the FUG.

 

Thanks @Stu. I personally think it's a stretch to equate that with Godwin's Law, as I doubt anyone who uses the term is genuinely making that comparison. I've been called it before and never for a second thought that that sort of comparison was being made. But the moderators set the rules, so I'm glad I clarified and didn't throw it around in this thread (I very possibly would have referred to myself as one).

 

 

I agree — I think it's a stretch, but the FUG is the FUG. It all depends on context and intent. I tend to refer to myself as a Grammar N*** and don't see anything wrong with it.
It's the difference between calling someone a nut and calling them a golf nut. One is intended to be a slur, and one isn't.

 

A broad-strokes ban on particular words, even if used in combination, would even mean we couldn't talk about Seinfeld's episode about the very severe soup vendor 😅





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  #2712882 25-May-2021 15:18
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Geektastic:

 

I'd like to nominate the police.

 

 

 

When describing this:

 

 

 

"The man then ran out of the dairy, brandishing a knife, and got into a waiting vehicle which went north down Bloggs Road. The car was last seen turning left into Primrose Avenue."

 

 

 

they will say

 

 

 

"The man has run out of the dairy where he's brandished a knife. He's then got into a waiting vehicle which has travelled north down Bloggs Road. The vehicle has last been seen turning left into Primrose Avenue."

 

 

 

It sounds so wrong when they say it like that.

 

 

Those statements describe two different actions - why would the Police use the second description for the first set of activities? 


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  #2712883 25-May-2021 15:19
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I swear Jacinda always says could/would/should of instead of have.





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  #2712891 25-May-2021 15:47
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When people describe a hyperactive person as "hypo".

 

"That kid is really hypo". No. That kid is really HYPER!


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  #2712893 25-May-2021 15:53
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Most people under 30 saying 'Team A is versing Team B'.

 

I have to bite my tongue and refrain from making facetious comments about competitive poetry.





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  #2712894 25-May-2021 16:00
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People who say "Can I..." when they mean "May I.." - asking for permission.

 

I commonly respond "I imagine so.". Just to increase the joy on the planet.


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  #2712895 25-May-2021 16:00
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I figuratively wept the day this second definition of "literally" was added to the dictionary:

 

 

in effect VIRTUALLY —used in an exaggerated way to emphasize a statement or description that is not literally true or possible.

 

No wait, apparently I literally wept.


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