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GUEST,laptopgnu BS: Pedants be damned (176* d) RE: BS: Pedants be damned 12 Dec 13

Nah, MGM. My tack is just fine. I'm jus sayin eh? I dunno why pedants not only attempt to edify, which I DO appreciate, but also feel the need of demonstration of their 'superiorty'. Especially when they are, to the actual letter, absolutely incorrect.

To wit, on a thread a while back, I offered 'try and do' vs 'try to do'. Nobody can 'try and do'. It's grammatically impossible and no amount of common usage or any other bullshit arguements can convince a sane pedant otherwise. Some pedants who offer such and same say it is okay for them to utter such travesties which assault not only language but also basic logic in defense of only their own self proclaimed superiorty.

So, when someone posts 'try and do' instead of 'try to do', I cringe but I don't tell them they are illiterate or illogical. N at dere, buddy? Dat is good enough fer da girls I goes wit. Roight? Eh?

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