Can you be more specific? What happened?
Take a look at this:
something there is about Columbia...
I think you meant there is something... /end thread
My fellow CLSer here thought it necessary to correct my grammar -- and for that I thank him, of course. (Nevermind that I deliberately structured the sentence that way.) I am going to be cheritable (SP - charitable)
and assume that he couldn't pass on an opportunity to showcase his superior grammar. But the truth is likely more sinister than that: he/she probably just (unnecessary)
couldn't let go of the chance to make someone (word choice - not someone, but you)
appear unlettered and ignorant (redundant is redundant)
. Why? Do you really think that you are telling me something new? This desire of yours -- the desire to always show off, to always appear the better -- (em dahses more appropriate)
is exactly what I was talking about in my original post. Something there is about you, lawschoolgrapedme, that loves to suck. (syntax again - see thread title)
Apart from the spelling correction, you got everything else wrong.
1. word choice -- i used "someone" because I am universalizing the statement: i am saying it's not about me -- this guy just likes to put people down.
2. redundant is redundant -- funny that you put it this way because i used "unlettered and ignorant" for the same reason that you used repetition here: emphasis, son.
3. em dashes -- haha, why do you suppose i used two dashes and not one? i couldn't agree more!
4. syntax -- gee, give me a break. i used that weired construction to draw attention. i didn't even give it that much thought when i wrote it, but come to think of it, i probably drew inspiration from Mending Walls: "SOMETHING there is that doesn't love a wall,/ That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it,/ And spills the upper boulders in the sun;/ And makes gaps even two can pass abreast."
In any case, thanks for editing my TLS post; it's good to know that someone cares so much. (I really don't care about the integrity of my prose on these forums, but I know you do. So how about another round of editing?) I gotta say, though: something there is about you, Vronsky!