The Official September 2014 Study Group

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Hand » Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:25 pm

sfoglia wrote:
Colonel_funkadunk wrote:
hereisonehand wrote:c'mon guys someone write me a "the author would most likely agree with which one of the following statements" Q



18. The author would agree with which one of the following statements?
A) critiques that have some objective basis are always true
B) some criticism of style based objection are unwarranted
C) If what is true is not true, then that which is said to be true is doubtful
D) criticisms that seem plausible on face value, may be due to a misunderstanding of cultural history
E) the modern repertoire of common English is set in what should be included


19. In view of the author's general attitude towards disparate uses of language, the word "bombastic" can best be substituted for the word(s)
A. loquacious
B. turgid
C. orotund
D. grandiloquent
E. annoying as ever-loving shit


bring it guys

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Hand » Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:26 pm

Bill wrote:
Colonel wrote:

movie wrote:

movie wrote:


180

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby ErgoSum » Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:27 pm

hereisonehand wrote:
Bill wrote:
Colonel wrote:

movie wrote:

movie wrote:


180

180

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby BillPackets » Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:27 pm

The September Thread wrote:I really enjoy the way Bill clothes his thoughtful commentary and occasionally elevated diction in textspeak. I see it as a kind of High Street/couture approach to language; there's a genius in the mixing. And some fairly august linguists even liken switching back and forth between textspeak and orthodox language to bilingualism. So in a way, by forcing us to toggle back and forth as readers, Bill is treating us to a more complicated experience with language.
However despite this apparent respect for language in the highest regard, Bill and others like him have encountered a high level of criticism. Those who see this language usage as an abomination can generally be seen as falling into two types. The first type is those who have a genetic predisposition forcing them to only be able to read sentences with proper punctuation. This is a very rare deformity and basically an anomaly. Therefore the focus should rely mainly on the second type: those with such a level of pretension that every utterance that comes out of their mouth must be bombastic in nature.
A recent study by Jerry B. Knowitall has provided those who consider this criticism to be unfair with additional ground for countering the skepticism regarding the value of the unique combination of thoughtful content and a form free from the constraints of grammar and spelling exhibited in the works of BillPackets and others. In the development of the Ur-Germanic language from which English and other continental languages evolved, a similar pattern of language use occurred, and Mr. Knowitall contends that the introduction of this pattern has helped spur the development of the English language as we know it today. Instead of seeing it as regressive (or worse, degenerate), we ought to embrace the wit and elegance that is packed in textspeak as a crucial step towards the future development of English.
Of course, despite the historical impetus behind the development of the English language that is well documented by Dr. Knowitall and others like him, we should not expect the current forces that are pushing the English language into a new epoch to be readily accepted among all members of society. Indeed, throughout history, the evolution and changing nature of English has been fought and derided by those in positions of authority, and in particular by those who possess a false sense of what the English language actually is e.g. an "unchanging, holistic pattern of communicative sounds". So, while it may seem that textspeak is the next logical direction for the English language, given the influence of technology on society, we should not be surprised that some will hold onto a 'traditional' sense of the English language and attempt to fight the inherent changing nature of the English language.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:31 pm

sfoglia wrote:E. annoying as ever-loving shit


SFOGS FTW

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby ErgoSum » Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:32 pm

Strengthen/Weaken, RC, Grouping Defined Fixed Unbalanced today

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby BillPackets » Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:32 pm

hetookmetoamovie wrote:Image


ok this gif is like i cant even

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby hetookmetoamovie » Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:32 pm

BillPackets wrote:
The September Thread wrote:I really enjoy the way Bill clothes his thoughtful commentary and occasionally elevated diction in textspeak. I see it as a kind of High Street/couture approach to language; there's a genius in the mixing. And some fairly august linguists even liken switching back and forth between textspeak and orthodox language to bilingualism. So in a way, by forcing us to toggle back and forth as readers, Bill is treating us to a more complicated experience with language.
However despite this apparent respect for language in the highest regard, Bill and others like him have encountered a high level of criticism. Those who see this language usage as an abomination can generally be seen as falling into two types. The first type is those who have a genetic predisposition forcing them to only be able to read sentences with proper punctuation. This is a very rare deformity and basically an anomaly. Therefore the focus should rely mainly on the second type: those with such a level of pretension that every utterance that comes out of their mouth must be bombastic in nature.
A recent study by Jerry B. Knowitall has provided those who consider this criticism to be unfair with additional ground for countering the skepticism regarding the value of the unique combination of thoughtful content and a form free from the constraints of grammar and spelling exhibited in the works of BillPackets and others. In the development of the Ur-Germanic language from which English and other continental languages evolved, a similar pattern of language use occurred, and Mr. Knowitall contends that the introduction of this pattern has helped spur the development of the English language as we know it today. Instead of seeing it as regressive (or worse, degenerate), we ought to embrace the wit and elegance that is packed in textspeak as a crucial step towards the future development of English.
Of course, despite the historical impetus behind the development of the English language that is well documented by Dr. Knowitall and others like him, we should not expect the current forces that are pushing the English language into a new epoch to be readily accepted among all members of society. Indeed, throughout history, the evolution and changing nature of English has been fought and derided by those in positions of authority, and in particular by those who possess a false sense of what the English language actually is e.g. an "unchanging, holistic pattern of communicative sounds". So, while it may seem that textspeak is the next logical direction for the English language, given the influence of technology on society, we should not be surprised that some will hold onto a 'traditional' sense of the English language and attempt to fight the inherent changing nature of the English language.


Dear LSAC,

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Smallville » Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:33 pm

can some1 take the time to get the TLS RC passage and all current questions into one post so when i go on lunch I can read it all without jumping page to page lol <3 thanks

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:34 pm

Got so distracted by the mornings thread events I forgot to mention my dream.

I got on tls and Hand made a long post about me and how much I was liked. But then he ended it by saying, my only problem with him is his "funkadunkical breath" and I got real self conscious.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Hand » Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:34 pm

Colonel_funkadunk wrote:Got so distracted by the mornings thread events I forgot to mention my dream.

I got on tls and Hand made a long post about me and how much I was liked. But then he ended it by saying, my only problem with him is his "funkadunkical breath" and I got real self conscious.


hahahaha I can only imagine what a funkadelic breath smells like

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Smallville » Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:35 pm

hetookmetoamovie wrote:
Jgoods wrote:
hereisonehand wrote:
hetookmetoamovie wrote:btw Hand, have you taken the ageless Paul Rudd quiz? It's harder than you'd think!
http://www.vulture.com/2013/03/take-our ... -quiz.html


I hadn't, I scored 10/16; how did you do?

I did really well on the "philosophy professor or hobo" test

http://individual.utoronto.ca/somody/quiz.html


14/16 get at me lol


damn JGoods

I did poorly on both tests! 8/16 and 6/10! I'm bewitched by PRudd's baby blues.

I had a math professor who would lecture with actual rips in his clothing (unfortunately sad not hot), so I knew I wouldn't do well on the prof/hobo quiz



eta No, Zizek wasn't my math prof. He's just what comes to mind when I think of hoboish intellectuals.

7/10, changed an answer too :/ shoulda went with my better judgement

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Smallville » Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:36 pm

Colonel_funkadunk wrote:Got so distracted by the mornings thread events I forgot to mention my dream.

I got on tls and Hand made a long post about me and how much I was liked. But then he ended it by saying, my only problem with him is his "funkadunkical breath" and I got real self conscious.


you know you have an issue when you dream about TLS forums

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby BillPackets » Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:38 pm

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this is pretty necessary

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:40 pm

BillPackets wrote:Image

this is pretty necessary



HAHAHAHA

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby ErgoSum » Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:41 pm

Jgoods is on a mission to 100 today.
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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Smallville » Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:44 pm

ErgoSum wrote:Jgoods is on a mission to 100 today.


What gave that away? :p

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Gray » Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:44 pm

I can't keep up today. Too much actual work.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Smallville » Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:46 pm

smccgrey wrote:I can't keep up today. Too much actual work.

the struggle is real, i'd be so much further along with work right now if it werent for tls

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby sfoglia » Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:46 pm

Colonel_funkadunk wrote:
sfoglia wrote:E. annoying as ever-loving shit


SFOGS FTW


That "If what is said to be true is not true" bullshit is HILARIOUS. Wish I had thought of that.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Smallville » Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:49 pm

Still waiting on my TLS RC passage & q's... come on people pleeeeaaassseee :)

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby hetookmetoamovie » Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:53 pm

sfoglia wrote:
Colonel_funkadunk wrote:
sfoglia wrote:E. annoying as ever-loving shit


SFOGS FTW


That "If what is said to be true is not true" bullshit is HILARIOUS. Wish I had thought of that.


Image

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Smallville » Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:54 pm

14 posts before i take lunch? I CAN DO IT

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:58 pm

hetookmetoamovie wrote:
sfoglia wrote:
Colonel_funkadunk wrote:
sfoglia wrote:E. annoying as ever-loving shit


SFOGS FTW


That "If what is said to be true is not true" bullshit is HILARIOUS. Wish I had thought of that.


Image



:lol:

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Smallville » Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:00 pm

almost went to another thread to post for numbers but thought nah, all my 100 should be in THIS thread




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