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by metal56
Fri Oct 19, 2007 10:48 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Respect
Replies: 131
Views: 12854

Don't you even want to try?
You're already trying enough. Very trying indeed.
by metal56
Fri Oct 19, 2007 10:47 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Respect
Replies: 131
Views: 12854

Civility often seems a bit "artificial", but it doesn't cost anything.
Apart from the loss of a few laughs and becoming a boring, over-sensitive old git.
by metal56
Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:01 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Respect
Replies: 131
Views: 12854

One gets the feeling that both Fluffed and Lolaswhiteassnow thrive on such threads as this one. :lol: If fluffy is hamster enough and metal is willing to show just what alloy he's made of, I'm prepared to show how whiter than white I can be. And where's the fun in that? Back to creating an artificia...
by metal56
Thu Oct 18, 2007 9:11 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: New Preposition Combinations
Replies: 25
Views: 2947

As they say, Lolblancs, if you don't see it, it ain't there for you.
by metal56
Thu Oct 18, 2007 9:09 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Respect
Replies: 131
Views: 12854

That's right, metal, the problem is we're all out if step with you! Whose this "all" you keep involving? Can you list them? you attract more criticism than everyone else put together. Maybe I have less to lose than some of you. This isn't a conspiracy, we didn't pm There's that "we" again. - deridi...
by metal56
Thu Oct 18, 2007 8:28 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: New Preposition Combinations
Replies: 25
Views: 2947

Well I can see progression in a sentence like Metal and Lolwhites have only just met and they're getting on famously, but the progression is in the continuous aspect rather than the on IMO. Try Metal and Lolwhites have only just met and they're getting famously , if you think that. Try: moving nowh...
by metal56
Thu Oct 18, 2007 8:26 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Respect
Replies: 131
Views: 12854

No offense, just telling you what seems to have become the consensus.
LOL! That would be a consensus of...major whingers and hypocrites, right?
by metal56
Thu Oct 18, 2007 3:56 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: New Preposition Combinations
Replies: 25
Views: 2947

lolwhites wrote:
metal56 wrote:Just because you don't see it, doesn't mean it ain't there.
I didn't say it wasn't there, just that I need more convincing.
So you can't see "progressing" in "getting on with somebody", either?
by metal56
Thu Oct 18, 2007 3:49 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Respect
Replies: 131
Views: 12854

Whinger. My point exactly. This is just the kind of BS I (and others) have come to expect from you, yet for some reason it's fluff, revel and I who have the problem. Again, who said that only you three have the problem? Do you want to play victim? Did you see this? Do you need contact lenses? Again...
by metal56
Thu Oct 18, 2007 1:41 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: New Preposition Combinations
Replies: 25
Views: 2947

JuanTwoThree wrote:Is there another 3 part split PV apart from "get it over with"?
Isn't that a PPV, 4 part, and not split? :wink:
by metal56
Thu Oct 18, 2007 1:36 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Respect
Replies: 131
Views: 12854

lolwhites wrote:
metal56 wrote:Whingeing over? Thank goodness.
Oh FFS don't start! "Oh look! The thread's gone quiet, I think I'll have one last little dig just to make sure. Then, if anyone reacts, I'll make out that they're the ones with the problem."

Pathetic.
Whinger.
by metal56
Thu Oct 18, 2007 9:25 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Respect
Replies: 131
Views: 12854

Whingeing over? Thank goodness.
by metal56
Thu Oct 18, 2007 9:25 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: New Preposition Combinations
Replies: 25
Views: 2947

I don't see a "direction" in get on with to mean "have a good relationship",
Just because you don't see it, doesn't mean it ain't there, and v.v.
by metal56
Wed Oct 17, 2007 10:34 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: New Preposition Combinations
Replies: 25
Views: 2947

Where's the "on-ness" in get on with


It's direction:

move on
go on
(or just simple) On!
Where was the "into-ness" when the frog was turned into a prince?
into - preposition of movement

go from this place into that one
change from this thing into that one
from this stage into that one
by metal56
Tue Oct 16, 2007 6:59 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: New Preposition Combinations
Replies: 25
Views: 2947

So your PC "pulls itself up by its own bootstrap", as it were.
So why not "let your computer boot itself up" and not "(you) boot up the computer"?