DOMINICI.COM
News:
Home FORUM Help Search Calendar Gallery Login Register *
Welcome to the Official DOMINICI Website and Forums!
Pages: 1 2 [All]   Go Down
Add bookmark | Print
Author Topic: Happy One Month Anniversary, DOMINICI.COM!  (Read 13978 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
VFS
The Webmistress otherwise known as JustJen
Administrator
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Age: 44
Location: The WABAC Machine
Posts: 918


Do you think it was an inside job?


WWW
« on: March 29, 2008, 10:50:58 AM »

today is the one month anniversary of our forums and newly redesigned website. 

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!

 
Logged


Join the DOMINICI Groups at: last.fm - Facebook - StudivVZ.net (German)
nimrod
Resident Big Thinker
Forum Elder
****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Age: 1120
Location: Cambridge, England
Posts: 249



« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2008, 10:57:31 AM »



Logged

Join the DOMINICI Groups at: last.fm - Facebook - StudivVZ.net (German)
Phantasmatron
Forum Elder
****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Age: 30
Location: good ol' PA
Posts: 276


What the Jenkins?!


WWW
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2008, 10:58:17 AM »

 
Logged

That reminds me, I found your pants in the fridge this morning.

I have no idea what just happened, but I can only assume that I was an indispensable contributor.
Nick
Global Moderator
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Age: 31
Location: Catasauqua, PA
Posts: 280



WWW
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2008, 11:02:38 AM »

*parties*
Logged

dimitrius
Lord of Dominoes
Forum Member
***
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Age: 28
Location: Carolina, Puerto Rico
Posts: 292


Silence! I kill you!


« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2008, 12:04:34 PM »

Logged

axeman9182
Official Minister of Awesome
Forum Elder
****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Age: 30
Posts: 176


in the bed in the car up against the mini bar


« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2008, 12:37:53 PM »

*takes pants off*

ok now I'm ready to celebrate
Logged

now taking preorders for regular and deluxe model pornicorns
ZeppelinDT
Resident Collectaholic
Global Moderator
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Age: 35
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 263


Chaaaaaaaaaalieeee!


WWW
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2008, 12:54:07 PM »

I'm pretty sure that, by definition, its not possible to have a one month anniversary.
 Tongue
Logged

One a scale from one to awesome, I'm super-great!
VFS
The Webmistress otherwise known as JustJen
Administrator
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Age: 44
Location: The WABAC Machine
Posts: 918


Do you think it was an inside job?


WWW
« Reply #7 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!

Logged


Join the DOMINICI Groups at: last.fm - Facebook - StudivVZ.net (German)
ZeppelinDT
Resident Collectaholic
Global Moderator
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Age: 35
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 263


Chaaaaaaaaaalieeee!


WWW
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2008, 01:33:31 PM »

is "ann" for annual?

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

One a scale from one to awesome, I'm super-great!
VFS
The Webmistress otherwise known as JustJen
Administrator
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Age: 44
Location: The WABAC Machine
Posts: 918


Do you think it was an inside job?


WWW
« Reply #9 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*

Logged


Join the DOMINICI Groups at: last.fm - Facebook - StudivVZ.net (German)
ZeppelinDT
Resident Collectaholic
Global Moderator
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Age: 35
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 263


Chaaaaaaaaaalieeee!


WWW
« Reply #10 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.
Logged

One a scale from one to awesome, I'm super-great!
axeman9182
Official Minister of Awesome
Forum Elder
****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Age: 30
Posts: 176


in the bed in the car up against the mini bar


« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2008, 02:16:36 PM »

it's always the contraction that gets the apostrophe
Logged

now taking preorders for regular and deluxe model pornicorns
ZeppelinDT
Resident Collectaholic
Global Moderator
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Age: 35
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 263


Chaaaaaaaaaalieeee!


WWW
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2008, 02:18:32 PM »

Well, I "know" the rule... the problem is that I always forget the rule.
Logged

One a scale from one to awesome, I'm super-great!
axeman9182
Official Minister of Awesome
Forum Elder
****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Age: 30
Posts: 176


in the bed in the car up against the mini bar


« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2008, 02:23:02 PM »

well.... stop forgetting dammit (nick)
Logged

now taking preorders for regular and deluxe model pornicorns
VFS
The Webmistress otherwise known as JustJen
Administrator
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Age: 44
Location: The WABAC Machine
Posts: 918


Do you think it was an inside job?


WWW
« Reply #14 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

Logged


Join the DOMINICI Groups at: last.fm - Facebook - StudivVZ.net (German)
ZeppelinDT
Resident Collectaholic
Global Moderator
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Age: 35
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 263


Chaaaaaaaaaalieeee!


WWW
« Reply #15 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.
Logged

One a scale from one to awesome, I'm super-great!
nimrod
Resident Big Thinker
Forum Elder
****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Age: 1120
Location: Cambridge, England
Posts: 249



« Reply #16 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
Logged

Join the DOMINICI Groups at: last.fm - Facebook - StudivVZ.net (German)
charliedominici
Administrator
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Age: N/A
Location: San Diego, California
Posts: 674



WWW
« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2008, 03:08:22 PM »

So whats a "Dangling Participle" then?
Oh by the way, Happy Monthiversary 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.
Logged




"I'm just a singer in a rock and roll band"....
..................."The Moody Blues"
axeman9182
Official Minister of Awesome
Forum Elder
****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Age: 30
Posts: 176


in the bed in the car up against the mini bar


« Reply #18 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
Logged

now taking preorders for regular and deluxe model pornicorns
charliedominici
Administrator
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Age: N/A
Location: San Diego, California
Posts: 674



WWW
« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2008, 03:15:36 PM »

Pretty hard to get banned here...no pun intended.
 Grin
Logged




"I'm just a singer in a rock and roll band"....
..................."The Moody Blues"
VFS
The Webmistress otherwise known as JustJen
Administrator
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Age: 44
Location: The WABAC Machine
Posts: 918


Do you think it was an inside job?


WWW
« Reply #20 on: March 29, 2008, 03:35:50 PM »

Pretty hard to get banned here...no pun intended.
 Grin

I could do it.
Logged


Join the DOMINICI Groups at: last.fm - Facebook - StudivVZ.net (German)
dimitrius
Lord of Dominoes
Forum Member
***
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Age: 28
Location: Carolina, Puerto Rico
Posts: 292


Silence! I kill you!


« Reply #21 on: March 29, 2008, 05:26:43 PM »

Logged

BlobVanDam
Guest
« Reply #22 on: March 29, 2008, 09:32:57 PM »

Pretty hard to get banned here...no pun intended.
 Grin

I could do it.

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

Go!
Logged
Phantasmatron
Forum Elder
****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Age: 30
Location: good ol' PA
Posts: 276


What the Jenkins?!


WWW
« Reply #23 on: March 29, 2008, 10:11:37 PM »

I'm sorry, guys.  I...I didn't get you anything. Cry
Logged

That reminds me, I found your pants in the fridge this morning.

I have no idea what just happened, but I can only assume that I was an indispensable contributor.
dech2410
Mister Relentless!!!
Forum Elder
****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Age: 29
Location: Wateringen, The Netherlands
Posts: 179


Me and my best friend ;)


WWW
« Reply #24 on: March 30, 2008, 03:01:30 AM »

I brought beer... but I drank it...
Logged

karpatisz
Forum Elder
****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Age: 35
Location: Csemő, Hungary
Posts: 103



« Reply #25 on: March 30, 2008, 04:13:31 AM »

Happy One Month Anniversary to Dominici forum. 
Logged

Szabolcs
dimitrius
Lord of Dominoes
Forum Member
***
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Age: 28
Location: Carolina, Puerto Rico
Posts: 292


Silence! I kill you!


« Reply #26 on: March 30, 2008, 01:53:26 PM »

Logged

Matt Gillis
Forum Elder
****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 253


« Reply #27 on: March 31, 2008, 01:56:00 PM »

So whats a "Dangling Participle" then?
Oh by the way, Happy Monthiversary 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! 

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.   
Logged
ZeppelinDT
Resident Collectaholic
Global Moderator
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Age: 35
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 263


Chaaaaaaaaaalieeee!


WWW
« Reply #28 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".
Logged

One a scale from one to awesome, I'm super-great!
Matt Gillis
Forum Elder
****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 253


« Reply #29 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  Tongue

Also, happy monthversary! 
Logged
Phantasmatron
Forum Elder
****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Age: 30
Location: good ol' PA
Posts: 276


What the Jenkins?!


WWW
« Reply #30 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.
Logged

That reminds me, I found your pants in the fridge this morning.

I have no idea what just happened, but I can only assume that I was an indispensable contributor.
ZeppelinDT
Resident Collectaholic
Global Moderator
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Age: 35
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 263


Chaaaaaaaaaalieeee!


WWW
« Reply #31 on: March 31, 2008, 02:16:49 PM »

actually, I guess it should be a colon, not a comma.
Logged

One a scale from one to awesome, I'm super-great!
veronica
Global Moderator
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Age: 33
Location: No(r)way
Posts: 109


and I love them


WWW
« Reply #32 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  Tongue
Logged

Matt Gillis
Forum Elder
****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 253


« Reply #33 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.
Logged
VFS
The Webmistress otherwise known as JustJen
Administrator
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Age: 44
Location: The WABAC Machine
Posts: 918


Do you think it was an inside job?


WWW
« Reply #34 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".


smart ass
Logged


Join the DOMINICI Groups at: last.fm - Facebook - StudivVZ.net (German)
ZeppelinDT
Resident Collectaholic
Global Moderator
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Age: 35
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 263


Chaaaaaaaaaalieeee!


WWW
« Reply #35 on: March 31, 2008, 07:14:54 PM »

I must confess, I stole it...

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/ZaeAny6zgaU" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/ZaeAny6zgaU</a>
Logged

One a scale from one to awesome, I'm super-great!
Pages: 1 2 [All]   Go Up
Add bookmark | Print
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.9 | SMF © 2006-2007, Simple Machines LLC
TinyPortal v0.9.8 © Bloc | Website © Copyright 2008 DOMINICI.COM
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!