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Grammar - On Using Passive Voice

by   Nicholas de Lioncourt on July 17 2021 02:03 zulu

NEVER USE PASSIVE VOICE!

Ignore that. Ignore the other rules, as well.

 

Disregard the gibbering of anyone promoting "the right way to write".

Within the species, Homo Sapiens Sapiens, lives a regressive subclass of bryozoans named, "Grammar Prescriptivists".More...

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categories: platitudes | general | language | personal

First Movie Correction - The French in Sherlock Holmes

by   Nicholas de Lioncourt on January 18 2021 11:10 zulu

I actually wrote a "Goof" entry on IMDB.

I ignore mistakes in movies; if the narrative delivers entertainment, I consider errors moments of creative license.

Yet, while watching the superior 2009 "Sherlock Holmes" - superior in that Robert Downey Jr., elevates any film - I heard the French giant approach Holmes and ask, "You missed me?", yet what he said in French was "Do I miss you?".More...

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categories: idleness | language | personal