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by metal56
Tue Oct 16, 2007 9:16 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: New Preposition Combinations
Replies: 25
Views: 2947

I suppose that there was an element of chance in it being "boot it up" and not "boot it on" although "boot up" has a sporty ring about it. Based on "get it up and running"? key in = from ledgers: write in/enter (in)? Yes, of course, but most NESs don't make any conscious connection like this when t...
by metal56
Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:57 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: New Preposition Combinations
Replies: 25
Views: 2947

JuanTwoThree wrote:I suppose that there was an element of chance in it being "boot it up" and not "boot it on" although "boot up" has a sporty ring about it.
Based on "get it up and running"?

key in = from ledgers: write in/enter (in)?
by metal56
Mon Oct 15, 2007 6:31 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Respect
Replies: 131
Views: 12851

fluffyhamster wrote: Actually I'm surprised that you didn't say 'no one' rather than 'nowhere'.
I think "no thing" might be more suitable.
by metal56
Mon Oct 15, 2007 3:13 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Respect
Replies: 131
Views: 12851

fluffyhamster wrote:Don't argue with someone who's drunk on orange juice. As my ninja grandmaster used to say (it sounds better in R'as al Ghul-go).
As my fashion advisor would have said "All fluffed up and nowhere to blow."
by metal56
Mon Oct 15, 2007 1:51 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Respect
Replies: 131
Views: 12851

lolwhites wrote:Cree el ladrón que somos todos de su condición
¿Te has levantado con la pierna izquierda?
by metal56
Mon Oct 15, 2007 4:28 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: second conditional
Replies: 32
Views: 5085

Thank you for that, metal56. For me, the example could have a present or future application; I see. Why did you write this? it can have present reference, but not future (e.g. next week)? re: If you sold them on eBay, you'd make twice as much. ... But it would not be applicable to the past. Why? Ho...
by metal56
Mon Oct 15, 2007 4:21 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Respect
Replies: 131
Views: 12851

fluffyhamster wrote:

protesting your innocence. Go join OJ in the bar for an OJ.
Again, show me where I did that. As I recall, I said most of us are guilty, you included. As I recall it's you, Lolwhiteassnow and Revel who are in denial.
by metal56
Mon Oct 15, 2007 4:20 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Respect
Replies: 131
Views: 12851

lolwhites wrote:
Show me where I did that.
So you don't deny it then?

??? I repeat, show me where I did that. Link?
Maybe now you can begin enyoying your weekend - if it's not almost over.
I did - the football and rugby gave me plenty to smile about.
All those lovely legs, eh?

:P
by metal56
Sun Oct 14, 2007 6:09 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Respect
Replies: 131
Views: 12851

yet you persist in pleading "not guilty" when your behaviour is consistently flagged up by other posters. Show me where I did that. Now that you've amply proved every point I've made about your conduct, not to mention your inability or unwillingness to take on board anything that anyone, including ...
by metal56
Sun Oct 14, 2007 12:21 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Respect
Replies: 131
Views: 12851

You mean apart from drawing attention to the fact? IMO pointing out that a problem exists is the first step to doing something about it. Let's make it clearer for you. Are you, or have you been, participating in making this place one of, in your mind, predictability? As usual, you take something so...
by metal56
Sun Oct 14, 2007 8:55 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Respect
Replies: 131
Views: 12851

These threads just get more and more predictable IMO. Are you doing anything to aid that? A little civility (for once) might encourage some new posters instead of scaring them off. You mean you want to fill this forum with a bunch of wussies? Haven't we got enough with Fluffed, Revel, you, etc.? :t...
by metal56
Sat Oct 13, 2007 6:35 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Respect
Replies: 131
Views: 12851

What I really mean is that the persona metal56 is terse often to the point of rudeness, JuanTwoThree is conciliatory, fluffy is fluffy etc. But I'm not necessarily like my character and I don't let any of this get to me. I guess, put together, we make up one pretty complete, well-adjusted, exciting...
by metal56
Sat Oct 13, 2007 5:48 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: American moves
Replies: 47
Views: 5151

Ergativity: useful concept for marshalling examples for talking about exploding suitcases, aborting fetuses etc. Hm, now let me remember: was that a case of Fluff attacking the ideas and not the person? I need to know. My life depends on it. If it is the latter, for example, I'm gonna create my own...
by metal56
Sat Oct 13, 2007 5:42 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: Respect
Replies: 131
Views: 12851

metal56 isn't a person but more of a character in a play that we are all improvising.
Like the Truman show? :wink:
by metal56
Sat Oct 13, 2007 3:07 pm
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: American moves
Replies: 47
Views: 5151

Stephen Jones wrote:Some one once said, "If Swan's the solution, I'll stick with the problem."

Still not as turgid as Larsen-Freeman though!
Hoorah!