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Old 10-11-22, 09:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Koyote
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my brother was studying linguistics in college
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Old 10-11-22, 09:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Koyote
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my brother was studying linguistics in college
You never disappoint, Larry.
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Old 10-12-22, 06:04 AM
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz
my brother was studying linguistics in college
Did he ever stay at a Holiday Inn Express too?
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Old 10-12-22, 07:06 AM
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I think people have to study Linguine in culinary school.
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Old 10-12-22, 07:27 AM
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Originally Posted by seypat
I think people have to study Linguine in culinary school.
I majored in Linguica.
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Old 10-12-22, 07:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
The important question is whether "data" is a counting or non-counting noun. If counting, like... "dog", then "data" is linguistically plural. If non-counting, like "sand", then it's linguistically singular. This is the underlying disagreement - usually we deal with enough data these days (like, terabytes in some cases) that it's treated as an undifferentiated mass even though there are individual bits if you look closely enough (like... sand). The kicker is that the word's Latin origin is plural, but is that sufficient reason to treat it as such in English? I can go along with that, but it usually sounds awkward and will push back on being "corrected" when I treat it as non-counting.

This is also a super-English argument. Chinese has specific non-translatable words that are placed before countable nouns when counting. There is no in-between.
I typically treat it as plural when referencing multiple points of information- “these data show us” instead of “this data show’s us.”
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz
my brother was studying linguistics in college
My uncle's got a barn...
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Old 10-12-22, 08:17 AM
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
I typically treat it as plural when referencing multiple points of information- “these data show us” instead of “this data show’s us.”
I go the other way, but my main point is it's not as clear-cut as many other grammatical arguments.
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My uncle's got a barn...
Is it a barn or shed? That could change things.
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Originally Posted by Bob Ross
My uncle's got a barn...
What's the best bang-for-your-buck barn door hinge lube out there?
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Old 10-12-22, 08:30 AM
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What's the best bang-for-your-buck barn door hinge lube out there?
I've been using this stuff. It's as good as sweet potato pasta!


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Old 10-12-22, 03:51 PM
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Don't be hating on the rat traps. I still ride with them on my road and gravel bikes. It's just what I'm used to. They let me ride in my comfy old man running shoes and are a great conversation starter when riding with others, e.g. "God damn, how old ARE you?"
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I've been using this stuff. It's as good as sweet potato pasta!/
In other words, it’s terrible. Got it.
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Old 10-12-22, 04:11 PM
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz
Its linguistically singular
"Its" is a possessive pronoun.
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I hate them. I hated them in the 80s and I will hate them forever.
Yup, I hated them before that and I wondered why they could make ski bindings you could just stomp into but couldn't improve on the toe clip.
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In other words, it’s terrible. Got it.
I had to come up with something to go along with the theme. A lady In front of me at the Food Lion had some SP penne pasta.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
"Its" is a possessive pronoun.
How would you know? Did your brother study linguini in college??
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Sorry, you're. Or maybe yore.
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz
my brother was studying linguistics in college
Is he cunning?
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Is he cunning?

There was this female team at a Tough Mudder type event I did once who's team name was the Cunning Runts.
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Originally Posted by seypat
There was this female team at a Tough Mudder type event I did once who's team name was the Cunning Runts.
Some years back, at the America's Cup yacht race, there was an all-female team on a sailboat named "Does This Boat Make My Butt Look Big?"
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Old 10-13-22, 07:49 AM
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This thread is circling the drain.

I am shocked, shocked! to see this happen.

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No, this thread is gaining in richness and depth of flavor .....
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Originally Posted by Trakhak
To VegasJen, should she ever bother revisiting this thread (or BikeForums as a whole):

There's a hidden women-only subforum in BikeForums to which you can gain access by moderator approval. Some of the responses you've read here suggest why that subforum was requested and approved years ago.
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You seem to be suggesting that there was some mansplaining or perhaps outright misogyny in this thread, which I must've missed. Please cite examples.
Still waiting...
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Originally Posted by Maelochs
No, this thread is gaining in richness and depth of flavor .....
If we can get even half the lifespan of that "We're Going To Yell At You!" thread outta this one, I'll consider it time and effort well-spent.
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