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Re: Help me meet Andy Roddick!

Postby furrykef » Sun 08.24.2008 2:15 pm

Yudan Taiteki wrote:Issues of overcorrection are direct results of people trying to apply usage rules when they don't understand the underlying grammar of what they are writing.


Yes, but as you've pointed out yourself, understanding the rules and understanding their formalizations are different things.

Incidentally, I'm currently applying for a job as a copy editor, so I may end up having to enforce some of our language's more nonsensical "rules". I doubt the editors are very strict on it, though, considering that the site is a humor site with a very loose style, but nonetheless I'll do whatever it is they want me to do...

kgb4life wrote:you guys! this post was supposed to be about you guys voting for my video so i can meet andy roddick! not english class!


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Re: Help me meet Andy Roddick!

Postby chikara » Sun 08.24.2008 8:55 pm

Yudan Taiteki wrote:OED has 1966 as their first cite for the intransitive verb (1820 for the transitive).

Dang, I looked it up in my Compact OED and my Maquarie Dictionary and both only had it as a noun :oops:
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Re: Help me meet Andy Roddick!

Postby richvh » Sun 08.24.2008 9:03 pm

My Random House College Dictionary (revised 1975) lists the transitive verb usage of medal (to decorate or award with a medal) which I don't think I've ever seen used. The intransitive usage ("He medalled in the 100 meter dash") must have still been too new at that time.
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Re: Help me meet Andy Roddick!

Postby chikara » Sun 08.24.2008 9:09 pm

Sounds like I should buy a new English dictionary interfrastically.
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Re: Help me meet Andy Roddick!

Postby clay » Sun 08.24.2008 10:00 pm

chikara wrote:
Yudan Taiteki wrote:OED has 1966 as their first cite for the intransitive verb (1820 for the transitive).

Dang, I looked it up in my Compact OED and my Maquarie Dictionary and both only had it as a noun :oops:


The Casio XD-GP9700 has the Oxford Dictionary of English--which I love, but I would love even more access to the OED. I've been thinking of the paying for the annual online subscription, but it is at a price point a little too high for me to feel comfortable. I can buy the full paper set for $900, but the yearly subscription is $300. Of course it includes updates, but in three years, the paper set will be paid for while the online access would continue to cost $$.

Anyone have access to the online OED? Are there major advantages (search feature; more detailed information...)?
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Re: Help me meet Andy Roddick!

Postby Yudan Taiteki » Sun 08.24.2008 11:32 pm

I have access to the online OED through a school proxy server; I guess the only advantage is that you don't have to have a big bulky paper thing, but I mainly use it because I can get it for free...
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Re: Help me meet Andy Roddick!

Postby vkladchik » Mon 08.25.2008 12:07 am

Yudan Taiteki wrote:I have access to the online OED through a school proxy server; I guess the only advantage is that you don't have to have a big bulky paper thing, but I mainly use it because I can get it for free...

I got the "compact" edition (funny, because it's the biggest book in my house) a while back. I'm still young enough that I can read it without the magnifying glass. It's a great book to leaf through, though. Half the value is in that. You can't flip through it online (it's just not the same). Plus, why do you need updates? It certainly doesn't have interfrastically in it... :o
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Re: Help me meet Andy Roddick!

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Re: Help me meet Andy Roddick!

Postby clay » Mon 08.25.2008 2:59 am

Interesting video. I watched your video and one of your competitors (your video was much better :) ). The other ones I tried only had ads or didn't work at all... It's probably this laptop (Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and a Video encoding process going on...)

Unfortunately I have to be an ESPN member to vote. I like sumo but other than that I have close to nil interest in sports (I'm very glad the Olympics is over--bring back the bakabakashii Japanese TV! (Sorry!))

I had never heard of Andy Roddick, but I hope you get a chance to meet him. :)
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Re: Help me meet Andy Roddick!

Postby chikara » Mon 08.25.2008 3:11 am

clay wrote:..... I had never heard of Andy Roddick ......

You're not joking when you say you have nil interest in sports :shock:
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Re: Help me meet Andy Roddick!

Postby clay » Mon 08.25.2008 3:40 am

chikara wrote:
clay wrote:..... I had never heard of Andy Roddick ......

You're not joking when you say you have nil interest in sports :shock:


Watching--pretty close to nil. Playing--I like ゆびずもう, 卓球, and Wii Sports is alright.
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Re: Help me meet Andy Roddick!

Postby chikara » Mon 08.25.2008 3:45 am

clay wrote:
chikara wrote:Watching--pretty close to nil. Playing--I like ゆびずもう, 卓球, and Wii Sports is alright.

I have no interest in tennis but I still know who Andy Roddick is :)

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Re: Help me meet Andy Roddick!

Postby Harisenbon » Mon 08.25.2008 3:47 am

clay wrote:
chikara wrote:
clay wrote:..... I had never heard of Andy Roddick ......

You're not joking when you say you have nil interest in sports :shock:


Watching--pretty close to nil. Playing--I like ゆびずもう, 卓球, and Wii Sports is alright.


I'm pretty much in the same boat. No idea who Andy Roddick is.
Also, I was going to vote, but the "become and ESPN member" thing just doesn't do it for me.
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Re: Help me meet Andy Roddick!

Postby AJBryant » Mon 08.25.2008 3:55 am

Ditto.

And.. Andy who?
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Re: Help me meet Andy Roddick!

Postby becki_kanou » Mon 08.25.2008 5:19 am

Yeah, I'll third or fourth that.

I can name just about any 力士 who's made it as high as 十両 in the past 10 years or so, but I can't even think of any tennis players outside of maybe John MacEnroe and the Williams sisters.

Different strokes I guess...
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