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maybe it's just me, but, when i read amber's first comment, it made me think that she didn't want other people to know her brother is getting his GED. she seems embarassed and that's so sad.

if my sister said that to me, that's how i would feel anyway. luckily, boys don't think that way at all.

i used to be slightly amused at the amount of control i have over her life, but, now that i see how it's affecting other people in her life, i just find it all very, very sad.

my case study in human behavior is becoming quite depressing.

there is no hope for change.

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brasko
Apr. 8th, 2004 12:41 pm (UTC)
someone needs to tell the dude that we havent reached the month of may yet...
shakewell
Apr. 8th, 2004 12:43 pm (UTC)
heh.
good eyes.

but one month off is better than the 1, 6 and 21 years off that some posts were made in some of the communities i watch. idiots.
pea_chuggie
Apr. 8th, 2004 03:29 pm (UTC)
Yeah, if they passed the GED pre-test by a long shot, they probably aren't testing them on their grammar skills.
quarantine
Apr. 8th, 2004 03:54 pm (UTC)
You shouldn't talk about grammar skills when you're using the plural pronoun for the singular subject.
pea_chuggie
Apr. 8th, 2004 11:02 pm (UTC)
Well, that's arguable. I was using the pronoun in a neutral sense, therefore, it can be used for a singular person, not specifying gender.
quarantine
Apr. 9th, 2004 07:31 am (UTC)
Plural pronouns can't be used for singular subjects, ever. When speaking in the neutral sense, you're supposed to choose him or her and stick with it. Since the subject was a male, you should have been using him.
pea_chuggie
Apr. 9th, 2004 06:25 pm (UTC)
Ok, I used a singular antecedent with indefinite or generic meaning. The usage is all opinion. YOU think it's not correct, I do.
Look here for an answer.
I'm sorry your attempt to make me look stupid failed. Maybe next time, pal.
quarantine
Apr. 9th, 2004 09:14 pm (UTC)
The only argument for ever using "they" or "their" as a singular is when the sex is undetermined or neutral. In this case, since the subject is clearly male, you should have been using him. If I were trying to make you look stupid, I'd let you know that "course" is spelled with a "u." It's "course." Not "corse."
fallennothing
Apr. 8th, 2004 08:10 pm (UTC)
dude, theres a kids in the hall community?

Fucking sweet!
shakewell
Apr. 9th, 2004 06:18 am (UTC)
yeah that's actually someone's personal journal, but whatever.
fallennothing
Apr. 9th, 2004 07:26 am (UTC)
oh im stupid
darkwax
Apr. 8th, 2004 09:11 pm (UTC)
THe revolution is all about hope.
stewbot
Apr. 9th, 2004 11:45 am (UTC)
does it involve pudding?
darkwax
Apr. 10th, 2004 12:06 am (UTC)
depends on how much you love puddin'
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