tokai devotee wrote:Quite often people use the phrase 'sticky person' when they mean 'clingy' or a person who keeps talking about a topic long after the conversation has been resolved, but I'm sure that's not what NileCat-san meant here. Perhaps he meant 'stuffy' as in strictly holding onto rules of grammar etc.
What exactly did you mean, NileCat-san? 日本語で説明してもいいですよ。
I meant "sticky jerk" meaning "unpleasant person"...
The question I threw was obviously off-topic. The normal usage of the word "grammar" can be defined if I look it up in a grammar book by myself. What I wanted to know was the line between wrong and acceptable. In that sense, I had known that it could be controversial.(with useless information for everyone except for me) That made me feel guilty after reading your kind answers and I, without thinking, burted it out as my excuse. Besides, I realized that my questions could have seemed as if I was throwing doubt on someone's remarks in the forum. For instance, jcdietz03 wrote that "grammars" is illegal and it cannnot be a plural". If I were him and some foreigner who doesn't speak my language well said "I need to point out the exception", WITHOUT having proper knowledge, I wouldn't feel good.
In addition to that, being againt tokai's kind words, I usually try to "stick" to write my posts in English for some weird reason. I use Japanese only when it's convinient for only myself, not for you. It's kind of selfish, isn't it? Especially when I'm asking for an answer from you.