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Title: Happy One Month Anniversary, DOMINICI.COM!
Post by: VFS on March 29, 2008, 10:50:58 AM
today is the one month anniversary of our forums and newly redesigned website.  :headbang

we have had 10,905 visitors to the main page, have 98 members to the forum, and have had a hell of a good time through it all!

 :beer :beer


Title: Re: Happy One Month Anniversary, DOMINICI.COM!
Post by: nimrod on March 29, 2008, 10:57:31 AM
(http://tools.digeratimarketing.co.uk/content/lb/smile/party/party0007.gif)(http://tools.digeratimarketing.co.uk/content/lb/smile/party/party0023.gif)



Title: Re: Happy One Month Anniversary, DOMINICI.COM!
Post by: Phantasmatron on March 29, 2008, 10:58:17 AM
 :hat


Title: Re: Happy One Month Anniversary, DOMINICI.COM!
Post by: Nick on March 29, 2008, 11:02:38 AM
*parties*


Title: Re: Happy One Month Anniversary, DOMINICI.COM!
Post by: dimitrius on March 29, 2008, 12:04:34 PM
:metal :metal


Title: Re: Happy One Month Anniversary, DOMINICI.COM!
Post by: axeman9182 on March 29, 2008, 12:37:53 PM
*takes pants off*

ok now I'm ready to celebrate


Title: Re: Happy One Month Anniversary, DOMINICI.COM!
Post by: ZeppelinDT on March 29, 2008, 12:54:07 PM
I'm pretty sure that, by definition, its not possible to have a one month anniversary.
 :P


Title: Re: Happy One Month Anniversary, DOMINICI.COM!
Post by: VFS on March 29, 2008, 01:09:29 PM
is "ann" for annual?

well, to heck with that!

my middle name is ann and i say it's party time!

:metal


Title: Re: Happy One Month Anniversary, DOMINICI.COM!
Post by: ZeppelinDT on March 29, 2008, 01:33:31 PM
is "ann" for annual?

Something like that, yeah.
Its proof that men still control the dictionaries.


Title: Re: Happy One Month Anniversary, DOMINICI.COM!
Post by: VFS on March 29, 2008, 01:56:51 PM
is "ann" for annual?

Something like that, yeah.
Its proof that men still control the dictionaries.

*It's*

:blob:


Title: Re: Happy One Month Anniversary, DOMINICI.COM!
Post by: ZeppelinDT on March 29, 2008, 02:15:03 PM
That is, by far, the grammatical mistake I make most often.
I cannot, for the life of me, ever remember which one I'm supposed to use.


Title: Re: Happy One Month Anniversary, DOMINICI.COM!
Post by: axeman9182 on March 29, 2008, 02:16:36 PM
it's always the contraction that gets the apostrophe


Title: Re: Happy One Month Anniversary, DOMINICI.COM!
Post by: ZeppelinDT on March 29, 2008, 02:18:32 PM
Well, I "know" the rule... the problem is that I always forget the rule.


Title: Re: Happy One Month Anniversary, DOMINICI.COM!
Post by: axeman9182 on March 29, 2008, 02:23:02 PM
well.... stop forgetting dammit (nick)


Title: Re: Happy One Month Anniversary, DOMINICI.COM!
Post by: VFS on March 29, 2008, 02:23:37 PM
Apostraphe goes where the missing letter(s) are.

It is = It's

That is = that's

He is = he's

Should have = should've (NOTE THIS IS NOT SHOULD OF IT"S SHOULD (HA)VE) <-- pet peeve



Title: Re: Happy One Month Anniversary, DOMINICI.COM!
Post by: ZeppelinDT on March 29, 2008, 02:29:28 PM
Believe me.  I understand the concept perfectly well.
I just always forget which one gets the apostrophe and which one doesn't.  There's no logical reason why the possessive form of "its" doesn't have an apostrophe in it, other than "that's the rule", so I tend to forget which one of the two follows the normal rules of English grammar, and which one is the quirky exception.


Title: Re: Happy One Month Anniversary, DOMINICI.COM!
Post by: nimrod on March 29, 2008, 02:49:15 PM
“Forgetfulness. A gift of God bestowed upon debtors in compensation for their destitution of conscience.” - Ambrose Bierce


Title: Re: Happy One Month Anniversary, DOMINICI.COM!
Post by: charliedominici on March 29, 2008, 03:08:22 PM
So whats a "Dangling Participle" then?
Oh by the way, Happy Monthiversary :monkeygirl: EVERYONE!

PS. so if you were referring to "Cousin It" from the Adams family(or is it Adam's family) you would say "Its" or "It's"
Example:
It's is not coming to the party.
Or:
Its isn't it's own worst enemy but it isn't Its fault.It's just that its not its monthiversary so it's
understandable that it's its decision not to come to it.


Title: Re: Happy One Month Anniversary, DOMINICI.COM!
Post by: axeman9182 on March 29, 2008, 03:09:31 PM
So whats a "Dangling Participle" then?

I'd provide an example of a dangling participle, but it would probably get me banned :hat


Title: Re: Happy One Month Anniversary, DOMINICI.COM!
Post by: charliedominici on March 29, 2008, 03:15:36 PM
Pretty hard to get banned here...no pun intended.
 ;D


Title: Re: Happy One Month Anniversary, DOMINICI.COM!
Post by: VFS on March 29, 2008, 03:35:50 PM
Pretty hard to get banned here...no pun intended.
 ;D

I could do it.


Title: Re: Happy One Month Anniversary, DOMINICI.COM!
Post by: dimitrius on March 29, 2008, 05:26:43 PM
:lol


Title: Re: Happy One Month Anniversary, DOMINICI.COM!
Post by: BlobVanDam on March 29, 2008, 09:32:57 PM
Pretty hard to get banned here...no pun intended.
 ;D

I could do it.

I'll race you. on your marks................. get set.........................

Go!


Title: Re: Happy One Month Anniversary, DOMINICI.COM!
Post by: Phantasmatron on March 29, 2008, 10:11:37 PM
I'm sorry, guys.  I...I didn't get you anything. :'(


Title: Re: Happy One Month Anniversary, DOMINICI.COM!
Post by: dech2410 on March 30, 2008, 03:01:30 AM
I brought beer... but I drank it... :beer


Title: Re: Happy One Month Anniversary, DOMINICI.COM!
Post by: karpatisz on March 30, 2008, 04:13:31 AM
Happy One Month Anniversary to Dominici forum.  :beer :hug :tup


Title: Re: Happy One Month Anniversary, DOMINICI.COM!
Post by: dimitrius on March 30, 2008, 01:53:26 PM
:beer


Title: Re: Happy One Month Anniversary, DOMINICI.COM!
Post by: Matt Gillis on March 31, 2008, 01:56:00 PM
So whats a "Dangling Participle" then?
Oh by the way, Happy Monthiversary :monkeygirl: EVERYONE!

PS. so if you were referring to "Cousin It" from the Adams family(or is it Adam's family) you would say "Its" or "It's"
Example:
It's is not coming to the party.
Or:
Its isn't it's own worst enemy but it isn't Its fault.It's just that its not its monthiversary so it's
understandable that it's its decision not to come to it.

English Nerd to the rescue!  :blob:

Basically, a dangling participle is when your verb with the -ing ending, doesn't agree with your subject (of the sentence that is).

I stole this example off a site for speedy posting:

"Rushing to finish the paper, Bob's printer broke."

Since the subject is is the printer, it obviously isn't the one doing the rushing, so the verb and the subject don't agree, creating your dangling participle. For those curious, the fixed sentence should be:

"While Bob was rushing to finish the paper, his printer broke."

Other English Trivia!:

I laugh everytime I hear this line in Star Trek, and its said EVERY time during the opening:

"To Boldly Go where no man has gone before"

Whoever can tell me what's wrong with that statement and why the writers of that sentence were obviously major's in the science field (and not English!) gets a cookie. . . metaphorically anyway.  :tup 


Title: Re: Happy One Month Anniversary, DOMINICI.COM!
Post by: ZeppelinDT on March 31, 2008, 02:04:53 PM
Well, one glaring problem is that they never actually did end up going to "Boldly Go"... in fact, I don't think "Boldly Go" is even a real place!
Also, there should be a comma after "Go".
:angel


Title: Re: Happy One Month Anniversary, DOMINICI.COM!
Post by: Matt Gillis on March 31, 2008, 02:12:50 PM
Eh, not quite. I'll let a few others try before I just give the answer; its pretty simple to use google nowadays anyway  :P

Also, happy monthversary!  :beer


Title: Re: Happy One Month Anniversary, DOMINICI.COM!
Post by: Phantasmatron on March 31, 2008, 02:16:02 PM
It's a split infinitive.  But I've never seen what's so horrible about split infinitives anyway.  When used for effect, they can sound pretty cool.  Kind of like the example above.


Title: Re: Happy One Month Anniversary, DOMINICI.COM!
Post by: ZeppelinDT on March 31, 2008, 02:16:49 PM
actually, I guess it should be a colon, not a comma.


Title: Re: Happy One Month Anniversary, DOMINICI.COM!
Post by: veronica on March 31, 2008, 02:24:37 PM
It's a split infinitive.
That's what I was gonna say. It should be "to go boldly".
But that doesn't sound as cool.

"Those grammarians who still cared about this in the 1960s complained that 'to boldly go' should have been 'to go boldly'. The debate had been simmering on and off for the best part of a century.
As early as 1897, Academy magazine .suggested that an insistence that split infinitives were incorrect was somewhat pedantic:

"Are our critics aware that Byron is the father of their split infinitive? 'To slowly trace', says the noble poet, 'the forest's shady scene'.""


I'm no english major, but
its pretty simple to use google nowadays anyway  :P


Title: Re: Happy One Month Anniversary, DOMINICI.COM!
Post by: Matt Gillis on March 31, 2008, 02:41:05 PM
Yep, you guys got it, its a split infinitive! *cookies for all*

But yeah, there really IS no big deal about split infinitives. They are a DISASTER in formal writing, but its fine to use them creatively since you can use them to make something sound better, improve the meter, etc. It actually matters a lot in poetry how you use your meter; a split infinitive could fix your problem that your having with iambic meter, since without the split infinitive, maybe it was trochee meter.

Anyway, thread hijack over.


Title: Re: Happy One Month Anniversary, DOMINICI.COM!
Post by: VFS on March 31, 2008, 03:23:01 PM
Well, one glaring problem is that they never actually did end up going to "Boldly Go"... in fact, I don't think "Boldly Go" is even a real place!
Also, there should be a comma after "Go".
:angel

:lol smart ass :lol


Title: Re: Happy One Month Anniversary, DOMINICI.COM!
Post by: ZeppelinDT on March 31, 2008, 07:14:54 PM
I must confess, I stole it...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaeAny6zgaU