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goossun

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February 12, 2004

Total number of comments

86

Total number of votes received

82

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Y2K

  • July 12, 2004, 10:49pm

Y stands for year. Do you mean K stands for "kilo"? The year 2 kilo problem?!!!

Pawshop

  • July 8, 2004, 1:55pm

Sorry, it was stupid of me to spell pawNshop, pawnshop three times. Nevertheless, I still wonder, is a pawnshop TODAY a place to pawn something for money? Or it became generalized to some sort of shops.

Resume, resumé, or résumé?

  • July 8, 2004, 1:45pm

that was a great remark speedwell.

Exclusive plural

  • June 25, 2004, 3:05am

Jun-Dai, I too said that "he" is the subject. Noone said "seasons" is the subject. I was referring to the proposition matter you mentioned. I thought that "in" better stay where it is. You didn't answer if "to be in" could be a phrasal verb or not. I think it could; at least according to the sense show business professionals use it.
The other thing I was thinking this morning while taking shower was that the sentence could vary from "Which seasonS is he not in?" to "Which season is he not in?" according to whether the speaker knows beforehand either "he" is not only in ONE season or more.
What do you think?

Exclusive plural

  • June 24, 2004, 3:43pm

Just a guess; Don't you people think that "to be in (a show)" is a phrasal verb in "Which seasons is he not in?" which is a spoken way of asking "Which season [is it that] he is not in?".
I have heard people asking for example "What day is today?" instead of saying "What day is it today?"
So I think that not only the verb should be "is" since the subject is "he" but also the place of the "in" is correct.

The

  • June 23, 2004, 8:52pm

Jun-Dai you did not get the point mate.

Be-martyred

  • June 22, 2004, 9:39pm

In to my surprise I found this word that we use every day: Become!

Would vs. Used To

  • June 22, 2004, 12:05pm

What I've learned is: "Subject + used to + verb" indicates an activity or a state which does not occur any more. "When she was young, she used to sing at the church." means that she did it ONLY when she was young and she does not do it any longer.
"Would" is basically the past tense of "will". It is a modal verb as well. It is a bit unclear what the speaker means when we have only one sentence such as "When she was young, she would sing at the church." in my opinion. (Does “would” in there mean she did it frequently? Or what?)
As a conditional modal verb, "would" however is almost always companied with "if". (If... would...)

Learnt native speakers! HELP!

No Woman No Cry

  • June 18, 2004, 6:47pm

I too always thought of it in the sense MDT mentioned below. Once I was asking a guy if he had a girlfriend and he sang: " No woman, no cry!"
However Speedwell is right, you gotta ask a native Jamaican. Just don't kill the buzz!

P.S. I just saw this today: "Big up all yardman philosophers!" See? Having a look at some Ragga lyrics will help you give up being curious on Jamanglish!

...t you

  • June 18, 2004, 6:35pm

Just remembered that Q.T. in Pulp Fiction script had things like "whatch ya're gonna..." as far as I recall.
Is that a correct way of writing it?

Questions

People(s) February 10, 2004
Gerund and Present Participle February 12, 2004
Pronounciation of TH+S February 16, 2004
Weird name February 16, 2004
Any reference? February 17, 2004
un/ir February 17, 2004
Have/halve February 18, 2004
More than a pain in the English! February 26, 2004
00′s March 3, 2004
- March 25, 2004
S April 14, 2004
Term April 14, 2004
114 April 19, 2004
Who’s this Joe? April 19, 2004
Following the Joe April 23, 2004
English schools April 26, 2004
Gerontophile? April 28, 2004
Semtex April 29, 2004
Isn’t it odd? May 6, 2004
ir May 9, 2004
G-string May 9, 2004
Be-martyred May 10, 2004
Oral vs. Aural May 11, 2004
ta-ta & ho-ho May 15, 2004
Para June 1, 2004
Am I L-deaf? June 9, 2004
Punctuation June 13, 2004
P & K June 15, 2004
...t you June 18, 2004
F word June 18, 2004
negating June 21, 2004
The June 22, 2004
Pawshop July 2, 2004
Lacking Smell July 2, 2004
At or in July 8, 2004
Y2K July 12, 2004
Example July 23, 2004
Looking for a word July 29, 2004
OK July 29, 2004
ab August 26, 2004
Mixing October 1, 2004
Fuff October 1, 2004
V-cards November 1, 2004
Bios December 6, 2004
Hairy December 11, 2004
Ya’ese December 11, 2004
BCC December 12, 2004
Films December 26, 2004
all December 31, 2004
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B4 Dickens January 14, 2005
L January 30, 2005
Joke June 19, 2005
Dick & Bob July 26, 2007
Frowing October 12, 2007
Head shot October 19, 2007