Grammar and Usage

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  1. NankerPheldge

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    Yes, by definition, I'd buy that for a nickle you fecking smart arse
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  2. Slinky Bender

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    So do you think feckless was the first introduction of the concept of someone who doesn't give a feck?
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  3. Slinky Bender

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  4. LIwaste

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    I chuckled more that I probably should have at that. Thank you, sir!
  5. Waterclone

    Waterclone Go ahead. Try me.

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    You took the time to read this thread and then reply to the post, so it seems that you do.
  6. h50

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    shatting
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  7. NankerPheldge

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    Reckless is one of those words that has always bugged me as it doesn't have a natural antonym by changing the suffix. You can be careless or careful, thoughtless or thoughtful, but never reckful.
    There's my $0.02
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  8. genius

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    Obviously you don't— which is perfectly ok. However, as I (and perhaps others) have pointed out, UG is not your usual whore board and some people find the broad range of posts, i.e. a post may be more interesting to some than just finding a wet hole to stick one's dick into, as interesting enough to comment on.
    You don't have to read threads that don't interest you.
  9. Mr. Joyboy

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    You do realize that this is the Grammar and Usage forum, don't you? That's the kind of thing you talk about in the Grammar and Usage forum. Here and elsewhere on this board, you seem to make a mistake in that this is "Utopia Guide," not "Nehoma Guide." If you're not interested in a topic, go somewhere else and find one that you do like, and stop bothering the rest of us.
  10. Nehoma

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    Wow..you've got to be shitting us...I can't believe I'm seeing this............who the fuck cares?
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  11. Mr. Joyboy

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    I was posting today on the LI Bust thread and having a back and forth with pokler, when I noticed a curious spelling case that I thought would be of interest here. I was referring to some reckless (dangerously careless) behavior he showed and he agreed, but in his reply, he referred to it as wreckless behavior, a not completely uncommon but, nevertheless, incorrect spelling/usage of the word. As a matter of fact, and ironically, about the only case where the "w" form would be used correctly would be in the sense, "He was never in an accident, so his driving record was wreckless," as opposed to "He was in one accident after another, so his driving record was reckless."

    Anyway, I thought it was interesting and a way to bump this thread a little.
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  12. Zoey

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    I had to self-teach myself math and find private (affordable) math tutors. When I was a kid (years ago), the NYS public school teachers didn't teach normal multiplication either, they taught how to multiply using these advanced BOXES/diagonal lines (which took a lot of time and was messy if you're not careful) and that's basic math. But if you went to a good high school, the math is fine.
    Standardized exams help prevent biased teachers purposely lowering/raising students' grades based on opinion, since the grades are based on how much the kid's studied. They make sure the teachers aren't slacking. However, there are many factors involved too; such as whether the kids themselves are willing to learn.
  13. vad1

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    Hilarious!!

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  14. iwantagoodhj247

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    Oh shit man! That's funny! In the context I was reading it, I thought it was like the Iowa test scores or something like that! Like, Iowa's, more than cc is at hand here... duhhhh! Me, not you h50! Duh to me! Fucking funny!
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  15. h50

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    IOW = In Other Words

    And yes some strategies were attempted to be simplified to the point that the sum is that they are harder.
  16. iwantagoodhj247

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    That's why I just sat back and watched. I was taught very differently than he was and I didn't want my input to mess up what he had been taught. I have zero knowledge on the workings of CC, but from my learning of math, this just seemed much harder.
    Not sure what IOWs are. Been out of the school game a long long time, not even sure it has to do with school, but you seem much more knowledgeable on the subject, so I'll defer to you and take your word for it!
  17. h50

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    Yes, no and maybe. The problem here isn't CC itself it's the particular implementation of it. Unfortunately in cases such as you describe instead of saying yeah everybody thinks and learns differently and let them do what works best for somebody what they did was swap one closed system for a different closed system. IOWs, more than CC is at hand here.
  18. h50

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    Teachers are free to teach their methods as far as the standard itself is concerned, but when states, cities, districts and principal get involved it get distorted at each level. Many NYC teachers are left following a video so they don't get written up, those teachers that didn't leave the school system that is. I'd challenge anybody to look at CC math and say it's broken except for the large and previously later years quantity of things it's asking the kids to know. Just like a pre-k'er is now supposed to know going into it what a first grader used to know at the end of that school year. And atop that, impossibly, is the dumbing down at the same time. Also, remember too that may Regents classes are now CC Regents (yes, it finally caught up with HS). Much of school private and public has been institutional, and about money and about controlling people, for the worse IMO.
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  19. h50

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    I'm not defending it as this is an ongoing problem with standards, state tests, etc. Unfortunately NYS Dept of Ed makes errors. As well, they also put in distractors. I think the distractors should be illegal or some such prohibition but they aren't. Also the kids are taught certain things in certain ways and are expected to know them as such, oddities or not. Lastly I haven't see a standard test yet including SAT, etc that doesn't have artifacts of the problem you mention. The level of ambiguousness is ridiculous. Yep, it sucks. Often many questions are removed (don't count afterwards). You would have though they caught more beforehand, speaking of rigor. Sigh :(
  20. Monty_monty

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    While CC was created by committees with less than 5% with any practical experience, or mathematics and education expertise; so it might have been pushed in public as a unified education (much like NY States Regents classes are used to set the standard statewide, but teachers are free to teach to their methods) so in theory it wasn't curriculum but in practice and I am of the opinion that it was designed purposefully that way. The Progressives (aka communist, socialist, marxist advocates - John Dewey, Friedrich Fröbel) have been redesigning American Public Education with the goal of lowering educational/critical thinking performance its been a long slow con, but as with anything once their changes are started the "next step" comes sooner and more aggressive.

    For create resource of how/what CC is and why..... follow Bruce Deitrick
    http://www.americanthinker.com/author/bruce_deitrick_price/
    for those that had CC English education here it is in video format: https://www.youtube.com/user/BruceDeitrickPrice
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