Months ago i posted a similar thing, but the famous people were Stalin and someone else. Personally I think the Stalin one is funnier, but this is funny, too. :)
I made a promise, Mr Frodo. A promise. “Don’t you leave him, Samwise Gamgee.” And I don’t mean to. I don’t mean to.
“I made a promise, Mr Frodo. A promise. ‘Don’t you leave him, SamwiseGamgee.’ And I don’t mean to. I don’t mean to.”
What Is a Split Infinitive?
A split infinitive puts an adverb between the two parts of the full infinitive. “To generously sprinkle” is a split infinitive because “generously” splits the word “to” from the word “sprinkle.”
If you want to remember what a split infinitive is, just remember what might be the most famous example: Star Trek’s “to boldly go where no one has gone before.” “To boldly go” is a split infinitive. “Boldly” splits “to go.”
I am learning! Thanks for teaching me! I’ve wondered for SO LONG! :D
I can never remember this, so I usually just avoid using either. heh.
Yay grammar! Now to actually remember this when I’m out in the world…
I have just spent the past hour and a half going through the “The Proposal” tag, trying to find a gif of the rest of Margaret’s dance that has the CORRECT lyrics.
Why do people not realize that “To the sweat drips down my balls. To all you bitches crawl” DOES NOT MAKE SENSE. It’s “TILL the sweat drips down my balls. TILL all you bitches crawl”.
“TILL”. NOT “TO”.
Come on people, it’s not that hard! D:<
If I knew how to make gifs I’d fix it right now, but sadly I don’t. :P
I give up.
This is VERY interesting! I had no idea that “enormity” did not actually refer to something really big, but that it actually means hugely evil! And “bemused” is the one that really gets me! I’ve always thought “bemused” basically means “amused”, but it’s not even close! Craziness!
I think I’ve heard the word “nonplussed” before, but I didn’t know it what meant. I’ve never heard the word “fulsome” before. I’ve known for a long time that “ironic” is very often used incorrectly. [In fact, I know I’ve used it incorrectly plenty of times. The same goes for “unique”, as well as ”literally” versus “figuratively”.]
I believe that using “noisome” as meaning “noisy” actually can work, because noisiness is obnoxious and offensive to the sense of hearing.
I find it interesting that “plethora” has had a change in connotation. It used to be a bad thing to have a plethora of something, but now it’s considered good to.
I’m not sure how I feel about “redundant”. I’ve always known that “redundant” means repetitive, and thus beyond what is necessary, and thus whatever is being repeated is generally unnecessary. But I’ve never heard “redundant” used to mean “useless” or “unable to perform its function”.
But oh well. I’ve always found clarification to be useful, and I appreciate it. :)
Anyway, those are my thoughts on this. :)
Once, in 6th grade English, we had some writing assignment, and for the life of me, I could not remember how to spell “the”. Every spelling I tried (including the correct one) looked impossibly wrong. I had to ask my desk mate how to spell it and she looked at me like I was crazy. We laughed about it though. :)
lol so true! XD