dougincanada

Joined: January 11, 2012

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Re: “Fine” as a complete sentence  •  March 14, 2012, 5:22pm  •  1 vote

Hairy, 'fine' is merely a single word utterance, not a sentence, by your wife. It is so often the final word in a 'discussion' with a wife. This is in contrast to 'I do', which IS a sentence... a li

Re: The Best Euphemism for Shithouse?  •  February 16, 2012, 8:17am  •  0 vote

Heather, IMO, bathroom is no funnier than restroom. I know when I go a public bathroom or restroom, I don't bathe or rest... it's all business!

Re: The Best Euphemism for Shithouse?  •  February 15, 2012, 11:48am  •  0 vote

Brus, are you sure that American pupil wasn't Canadian? 'Bathroom' is the common term used here in Canada. In my frequent visits to the US, I have noticed that 'restroom' is the prevalent term there

Re: “Fine” as a complete sentence  •  February 15, 2012, 8:46am  •  1 vote

JJMB, your responses are laughable. Again, you have failed to give YOUR reasons why 'fine' and 'sure' are sentences, besides the fact that you say so. You have merely put down my and other posters'

Re: “Fine” as a complete sentence  •  February 3, 2012, 3:05pm  •  1 vote

Yes, (that is) exactly (right). The omitted words can be inferred, as I explained to JJMB. Perhaps he has not reached that higher level of thinking yet? lol.

Re: “Fine” as a complete sentence  •  February 2, 2012, 9:29am  •  0 vote

OK, JJMB, you don't like the definition of a sentence in structural grammar. The dictionary meaning is too simplistic for you. Tell me then how Chomsky would explain 'fine', 'sure', and 'shit' in TG

Re: “Fine” as a complete sentence  •  February 2, 2012, 7:15am  •  0 vote

Well, Professor, you still fail to enlighten me as to WHY 'fine', 'sure', 'done', and 'there' are complete sentences then, if you discard the context explanation (you make no mention of the inferred/u

Re: “Fine” as a complete sentence  •  February 1, 2012, 3:15pm  •  0 vote

Professor Ballantyne is strangely silent. Please enlighten us as to WHY you think 'fine', 'sure', and 'surely not' ARE sentences. Perhaps you come from the same 'because I say so' school of grammar

Re: The Best Euphemism for Shithouse?  •  February 1, 2012, 6:48am  •  1 vote

I call my shithouse my 'log cabin'. The urinal is the well.

Re: Pronunciation of “Nova Scotia”  •  January 31, 2012, 11:33am  •  0 vote

Out here in BC, Canada, I have only heard Sco-sha as you say. 'Scothia'? I would say this girl has a lisp!

Re: “Fine” as a complete sentence  •  January 30, 2012, 4:59pm  •  1 vote

And furthermore.... to answer your question above re: 'surely not', Professor... the subject and predicate are inferred and understood: ('Fine' is) surely not (a sentence). Try saying 'surely not' t

Re: “Fine” as a complete sentence  •  January 30, 2012, 3:00pm  •  3 votes

Professor Ballantyne, clearly, my post needs elaboration. My definition of a sentence is not 'because I say so'. Most dictionaries give the same definition. If you disagree with their definitions,

Re: “Fine” as a complete sentence  •  January 27, 2012, 11:33pm  •  2 votes

No, 'fine' is not a sentence. A sentence needs a subject and predicate. People do not always speak in complete sentences (by definition), but often in single words or phrases, like 'no', 'surely not

Re: Pronunciation: aunt  •  January 11, 2012, 9:47am  •  0 vote

Sorry, that should've been 'a' sound in my post.

Re: Pronunciation: aunt  •  January 11, 2012, 9:30am  •  1 vote

Most Canadians pronounce 'aunt' like 'ant'....it's in the dictionary. Likewise, we use the same 'ay' sound in Tanya, Sarah, tacos, pajamas (second 'a'). But on American tv shows I hear the 'aw' soun