The Official September 2014 Study Group

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:01 pm

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




I had everything up to number 18 copied and accidentally highlight my whole notepad n wrote over it. I'm not
Gonna redo it BC it's really freakin difficult on my phone and if that happened again my phone might go thru the starbucks window

But I tried

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Smallville » Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:04 pm

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




I had everything up to number 18 copied and accidentally highlight my whole notepad n wrote over it. I'm not
Gonna redo it BC it's really freakin difficult on my phone and if that happened again my phone might go thru the starbucks window

But I tried

aww i appreciate the attempt.
sooooooooo some1 else wanna help a homie out?? fog?Billy? Ergo? Movie?

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Hand » Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:05 pm

Here ya go johnny-bring-the-goods

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.


Colonel_funkadunk wrote:15. The passage utilizes a study by mr knowitall for which of the following reasons?
A) to provide support for the idea that billpackets textspeak is not useful to the overall meaning he is trying to communicate
B) To compare one idea to an analogous idea for which both have suffered attempts to discredit
C) to argue that one particular language usage at present is in part has been seen to be common formerly
D) to highlight the badassery of havin a last name "knowitall"
E) to silence the haters


hetookmetoamovie wrote:16. It can be inferred from the passage that:
A) Most individuals who disapprove of Bill's heterodox approach to language do so as the result of a genetic abnormality
B) Schools should focus on teaching textspeak alongside English
C) BillPackets would have faced similar disdain at the time of the Ur-Germanic language
D) Bill sometimes does not use proper punctuation
E) Those "bombastic in nature" never make errors in spelling, grammar, or punctuation


Colonel_funkadunk wrote:17. The situation described in the passage mirrors which of the following situations?
A) a prominent politician who accepted bribes is prosecuted and sent to prison.
B) an author who has written many novels receives a scathing critique regarding a metaphor that is believed to be stolen
C) a family purchases an extra box of cereal at the grocery store after realizing their order the week before was too small
D) a football coach is critiqued for his unorthodox play calling but upon further review it appears his play calling was the first type to be found in recorded football history
E) a hospital worker is fired for going willy nilly with the needles


Colonel_funkadunk wrote: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


sfoglia wrote: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


hetookmetoamovie wrote:Image

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:07 pm

hereisonehand wrote:Here ya go johnny-bring-the-goods

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.


Colonel_funkadunk wrote:15. The passage utilizes a study by mr knowitall for which of the following reasons?
A) to provide support for the idea that billpackets textspeak is not useful to the overall meaning he is trying to communicate
B) To compare one idea to an analogous idea for which both have suffered attempts to discredit
C) to argue that one particular language usage at present is in part has been seen to be common formerly
D) to highlight the badassery of havin a last name "knowitall"
E) to silence the haters


hetookmetoamovie wrote:16. It can be inferred from the passage that:
A) Most individuals who disapprove of Bill's heterodox approach to language do so as the result of a genetic abnormality
B) Schools should focus on teaching textspeak alongside English
C) BillPackets would have faced similar disdain at the time of the Ur-Germanic language
D) Bill sometimes does not use proper punctuation
E) Those "bombastic in nature" never make errors in spelling, grammar, or punctuation


Colonel_funkadunk wrote:17. The situation described in the passage mirrors which of the following situations?
A) a prominent politician who accepted bribes is prosecuted and sent to prison.
B) an author who has written many novels receives a scathing critique regarding a metaphor that is believed to be stolen
C) a family purchases an extra box of cereal at the grocery store after realizing their order the week before was too small
D) a football coach is critiqued for his unorthodox play calling but upon further review it appears his play calling was the first type to be found in recorded football history
E) a hospital worker is fired for going willy nilly with the needles


Colonel_funkadunk wrote: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


sfoglia wrote: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


hetookmetoamovie wrote:Image



You do god's work hand. And attaching that gif was so necessary

Edit: J BOOGIE don't ever say we don't bend over backwards for the new ones
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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Gray » Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:07 pm

hereisonehand wrote:
hetookmetoamovie wrote:Image

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Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:08 pm

smccgrey wrote:
hereisonehand wrote:
hetookmetoamovie wrote:Image

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Postby sfoglia » Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:10 pm

hereisonehand wrote:COMPILATION OF RC GENIUS


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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Smallville » Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:11 pm

Colonel_funkadunk wrote:
hereisonehand wrote:Here ya go johnny-bring-the-goods

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.


Colonel_funkadunk wrote:15. The passage utilizes a study by mr knowitall for which of the following reasons?
A) to provide support for the idea that billpackets textspeak is not useful to the overall meaning he is trying to communicate
B) To compare one idea to an analogous idea for which both have suffered attempts to discredit
C) to argue that one particular language usage at present is in part has been seen to be common formerly
D) to highlight the badassery of havin a last name "knowitall"
E) to silence the haters


hetookmetoamovie wrote:16. It can be inferred from the passage that:
A) Most individuals who disapprove of Bill's heterodox approach to language do so as the result of a genetic abnormality
B) Schools should focus on teaching textspeak alongside English
C) BillPackets would have faced similar disdain at the time of the Ur-Germanic language
D) Bill sometimes does not use proper punctuation
E) Those "bombastic in nature" never make errors in spelling, grammar, or punctuation


Colonel_funkadunk wrote:17. The situation described in the passage mirrors which of the following situations?
A) a prominent politician who accepted bribes is prosecuted and sent to prison.
B) an author who has written many novels receives a scathing critique regarding a metaphor that is believed to be stolen
C) a family purchases an extra box of cereal at the grocery store after realizing their order the week before was too small
D) a football coach is critiqued for his unorthodox play calling but upon further review it appears his play calling was the first type to be found in recorded football history
E) a hospital worker is fired for going willy nilly with the needles


Colonel_funkadunk wrote: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


sfoglia wrote: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





You do god's work hand. And attaching that gif was so necessary

Edit: J BOOGIE don't ever say we don't bend over backwards for the new ones


1. hand you da bomb
2. Never said you didnt
3. I thought I was one of you now... now im back to "new one" /cry thanks colonel

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:14 pm

JBOOGIE wrote:1. hand you da bomb
2. Never said you didnt
3. I thought I was one of you now... now im back to "new one" /cry thanks colonel


Oh boogie don't play me like dat
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U know you more than accepted

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:16 pm

Did anyone else read Kayne in LG 2 PT64 as Kanye the whole time

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Postby Smallville » Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:20 pm

So my thoughts, passage was mediocre at best (though the writing of it would be acceptable as a passage, I just wasn't the biggest fan of the second half, I lost interest).
Questions were good, colonel, your E) answers were beautiful except for your last question... you had a serious answer for E), kinda disapointed me honestly... and fog.... your great lol every part of that question made me chuckle

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Postby ErgoSum » Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:20 pm

Colonel_funkadunk wrote:Did anyone else read Kayne in LG 2 PT64 as Kanye the whole time

Image

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Postby Smallville » Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:22 pm

Colonel_funkadunk wrote:Did anyone else read Kayne in LG 2 PT64 as Kanye the whole time


without looking at content I cannot say for sure... However it sounds familiar so I would say I probably did

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby BillPackets » Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:23 pm

ErgoSum wrote:
Colonel_funkadunk wrote:Did anyone else read Kayne in LG 2 PT64 as Kanye the whole time

Image

the gif game is on point 2day

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Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:25 pm

BillPackets wrote:the gif game is on point 2day

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby hetookmetoamovie » Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:26 pm

Colonel_funkadunk wrote:
BillPackets wrote:the gif game is on point 2day


"the Cartesian Legion"

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Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:26 pm

not to derail but how would one make this a tar:

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Postby Smallville » Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:29 pm

Colonel_funkadunk wrote:not to derail but how would one make this a tar:



again bro? really?

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Postby Hand » Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:29 pm

Colonel_funkadunk wrote:not to derail but how would one make this a tar:

Image


dude that will drive us all nuts in no time

whether that's a reason to go for it or not is up to you of course

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Postby Smallville » Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:30 pm

So I sadly admit I am on my lunch break and have failed to hit 100.... but I will get there by end(or i should) and I am prepared... I just hope I don't disappoint... the stress is worse than lsat right now

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Gray » Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:31 pm

Colonel_funkadunk wrote:Did anyone else read Kayne in LG 2 PT64 as Kanye the whole time

Yes and I think I talked about it ITT

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:31 pm

hereisonehand wrote:
dude that will drive us all nuts in no time

whether that's a reason to go for it or not is up to you of course


The question of the day.

But as I've said b4, I've set up a bi conditional with tar n handle and to remove means there goes the other

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby regulartime » Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:32 pm

smccgrey wrote:How long have all you new people studying? Are you just finding TLS now??



Started studying beginning of July. Been reading TLS since about June. Much of it is irrelevant, because T-14 is out of the question. I can't really move very far and I have to go basically for close to free for law school to be an option. I have a couple of options and that's it. But much of TLS has been supremely helpful.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:33 pm

Jgoods wrote:. the stress is worse than lsat right now

Now you're TLS'in right w that mindset.

However, if you're posting you aren't disappointing. "Shitposting 101"

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:34 pm

smccgrey wrote:
Colonel_funkadunk wrote:Did anyone else read Kayne in LG 2 PT64 as Kanye the whole time

Yes and I think I talked about it ITT


Sry I missed it greytastic voyage




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