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Old 8th February 2008, 21:44   #541
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Oh, and It is certainly my belief that one should be very sure that the words one uses are capable of handling your output power, and that sub woofers should always be in parentheses.
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Old 8th February 2008, 21:49   #542
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Thad E Ginathom : Oh... I was forgetting...
Thad, that's bad. That should have been:
"Oh! I forgot.."

You just gave the English Prof some more fodder !
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But I remembered again.

So I was forgetting!

I'd say it is correct English Idiom.
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But I remembered again.

So I was forgetting!

I'd say it is correct English Idiom.
"Oh, I almost forgot..."

or "Oh, I nearly forgot..."

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Old 8th February 2008, 22:26   #545
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The ALPHABET is the entire set of letters from A to Z.
This I agree with.

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A single ALPHABET in English comprises of 26 letters.
This seems to imply that there is more than the one alphabet in the English language.
I would say: "The English alphabet is comprised of 26 letters".
Somehow, "the English alphabet comprises of 26 letters", sounds 'not quite right'.

Your Yetiship,...?
P.S. Point noted, about the computers!

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When we were in school we were taught to leave 2 blank spaces ...
In this context, I'd like to ask in which year you passed out!

What a commonly asked question. And how do you answer it?

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"Oh, I almost forgot..."

or "Oh, I nearly forgot..."

But I did forget!


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I passed out a few weeks ago.
Jack Daniels can do that to you.
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But I did forget!
In which case that sentence (Sam is the ultimate ICE gal!) should never have seen light of day. The fact that it did only establishes that the thought was 'nearly' or 'almost' forgotten, but not quite; it was remembered 'just in time' to not have to suffer that fate!

Please be so kind as to correct me if I'm making a mistake somwhere. (Hmm.., I wonder if this is correct turn of phrase)!

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Dear Anup,

While I've been known to push the envelope on occasion, it is a widely accepted fact that I am a man.

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Your Yetiship,
Apologies for the umbrage.
It was intended in the best spirit of humour that you make everyone aspire to. Obviously it misfired.
As per currently accepted practice in usage, it was my bad.
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anupmathur : As per currently accepted practice in usage, it was my bad.
That should be "My bad", and not "it was my bad".

"My bad" isn't correct English. And even if used, it is used as a milder form of apologizing, something less serious than even a "Sorry". In situations where one has committed/caused an unintentional error.

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Dear Anup,

While I've been known to push the envelope on occasion, it is a widely accepted fact that I am a man.

BR
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It was intended in the best spirit of humour that you make everyone aspire to. Obviously it misfired.
Apology not accepted. A fresh one required for failure to see the humour in the above post.
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That should be "My bad", and not "it was my bad".

"My bad" isn't correct English. And even if used, it is used as a milder form of apologizing, something less serious than even a "Sorry". In situations where one has committed/caused an unintentional error.
I have seen " My Bad" being used in a lot of sentences. Is it incorrect or can be used?
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I have seen " My Bad" being used in a lot of sentences. Is it incorrect or can be used?
Hello hrman. Read through the thread. We have touched this topic already.
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A fresh one required for failure to see the humour in the above post.
Granted Sire. While the benefit of the doubt goes to you for the 'so called' (feeble? subtle?) humour in that post, no one in their right mind would wish to incur the wrath of a Yeti, let alone the copyrighted Yeti, or the registered and trademarked one!

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