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Governors Take Power as Balance Shifts Inside GOP

inkling_revival Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 8:32 AM
Dear Lord, Why does EVERY Conservative publication I read contain grammatical errors??? In the title of the article, "Governors" is plural, and should NOT contain an apostrophe. Apostrophes are used for possessives, not for plurals. I'm blaming some idiotic editor at Townhall; Byron York surely understands the rule. But somebody seriously should not have a job. Grammar matters, and editors and contributors at major sites should know proper grammar.
Esther28 Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 2:30 PM
Hmmmm--you must have a different article--I see no apostrophes anywhere in the word "governors" within this article.
Davole Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 10:14 AM
inked -

In order for your question "Why does EVERY Conservative publication I read contain grammatical errors???" to be true, it would appear that the only Conservative publication which you have read is this one.

By the way, obviously you do not realize that your liberal use of 3 question marks to conclude your stated question is not correct grammar.

Lord, please educate the liberal so-called teachers, "for they know not what they do!"
inkling_revival Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 10:51 AM
Davole:

(A) I'm a staunch conservative. If you don't believe me, read my blog (active from 2008-2010 but still available), www.plumbbobblog.com.
(B) I'm deliberately exaggerating; I've read a half-dozen conservative postings in the last week or so that contained similar, common grammatical errors. You're nit-picking hyperbole, which is silly.
(C) Three question marks have become the colloquial substitute for "?!" and are generally acceptable in comment threads like this one.
(D) Since we're nit-picking, "EVERY" is also grammatically incorrect. But it's colloquially acceptable online since italics is not available.

Sadly, apostrophes for plurals are also becoming acceptable by misuse.
bill141 Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 11:15 AM
Ink.. do you have the intelligence to note that you are complaining about "nit-picking" when in fact your original comment was "nit-picking".. Ya twit!
Davole Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 11:55 AM
inked -

I do realize that several conservatives, whether staunch or limp, do liberally exaggerate their comments, thereby negating their validity.

Although some of the righteous can learn to use grammar properly, others merely stagnate at being colloquially acceptable!

Whereas some individuals do rightly admit their mistakes, others lamely and indignantly resort to making excuses for their silly mistakes!
NullifyNow Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 8:46 AM
inkling

I do agree with you. But in the end what side would you choose: perfectly grammatical Nazis or imperfect righteous folks (not that neocons are righteous)?

It's the principle of the matter to which I refer. Grammar isn't everything (in other words). And in the end it could be very irrelevant.

Grammar is in a sense art and it can be executed poorly. The leftist media has all the money, wealth, and power to afford its perfections. The right-wing media is a seat-of-their-pants, po-folk operation in comparison.

Still, you are correct. (Nervously awaiting a thrashing about my grammar). :o)
inkling_revival Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 8:49 AM
"perfectly grammatical Nazis or imperfect righteous folks (not that neocons are righteous)?"

Fortunately, that's a false choice. The righteous can learn to use grammar properly.

"Nervously awaiting a thrashing about my grammar"

No worries, mate. Just a slight correction in your logic, over the false choice.
NullifyNow Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 9:43 AM
ink
LOL
I wasn't offering a choice between the only two alternatives. I was offering a choice between the only ones currently available.

:o)
Radley2 Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 8:44 AM
Little things can set us off... understand that. But if this is what it takes to get someone fired then almost everyone in the media would be out of a job. Hey, wait... that may not be such a bad thing.

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