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Tim
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0 posted 01-03-2003 10:56 PM       View Profile for Tim   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tim

     It has come to light that while the Iraqi's are attempting, the North Koreans have in all likelihood split the infinitive.  It appears while President Clinton was walking a domestic literary tightrope, the North Koreans had secreted a gaggle of grammarians in a top secret literary facility for the express purpose of splitting the infinitive.
     Top U.S. grammarians have known for decades that bombarding the infinitive with small participles dissassociates the parts of speech from the gerund resulting in the split infinitive.  
     Some hypothesize the mainland Chinese provided the North Koreans with infinitives in exchange for predicate nominatives.  While both are instruments of mass communication, the split infinitive poses the greater risk to international non-communication.
     While religous extremists are presently limited to parsing conjunctions and dangling participles, in addition to more conventional weapons of construction, President Bush fears the North Koreans will export split infinitives exponentionally increasing the risk of world-wide grammar.
     As we enter the new year, one must wonder when this literacy will end.  When will the United Nations release its arsenal of thesauruses from its grammatically correct stockpile?  
     May Funk & Wagnell protect us all.  Godspeed and good luck to the world.

[This message has been edited by Tim (01-04-2003 12:30 AM).]

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1 posted 01-03-2003 11:31 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

I too pray for parse.

Happy New Year Tim.
Nan
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2 posted 01-04-2003 03:16 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

I'll be dangling upon the precipice of my modifier for the duration of this misplaced literary infraction...
Kielo
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Communication is only effective if I understand what you're saying. ( )



Kielo

I know only one thing, and that thing is that I know nothing.

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4 posted 01-04-2003 06:46 PM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel

From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put. -- Churchill
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5 posted 01-05-2003 12:45 PM       View Profile for Wind   Email Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Wind

ehhhh....???

Never be normal!

 
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