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spruce 30th May 2018 10:00 PM

Grammar Mafia - Day 1
 
Welcome! To the First Perennial Mind Romp Grammar Bee.


For many years even linguists assumed that a bee in this context was of an order as the idustriously social insect, with grammar enthusists busying themselves in homey honey hives of grammatical bliss. But in recent years etymologists and apiologists alike have disquieted this rumour, apologising instead that this bee is a completetly different word... that just happened to be spelled the same – a sort of homophonic homographed homonym.
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One possibility is that it comes from the Middle English word bene, which means "a prayer" or "a favor" (and is related to the more familiar word boon, [as in Baboon, or balloon without the all it takes to actually have a bee)]. In England, a dialect form of this word, been or bean, referred to "voluntary help given by neighbors toward the accomplishment of a particular task." (Webster's Third New International Dictionary, [sprucified ed.]). [So, in this case, a gathering of friends to graciously help correct any and all efforts (well, maybe not all) toward accomplishing agreeable posting standards, leading to the modern revolution in both smilie usage and abbreviated phone texting.]
Bee may simply be a shortened form of been, but only your GM is entirely certain.
I been in you're shoes, and sew nose your soul.

Please use your bean to determine which of your bee friends may bee mafia bees.
Game Rules are, of course, secreted away in an entirely different thread, to help make the game more perilous.


Players:
01. longhair – peek, peak, pique
02. rachmarie – grammar police
03. borealis – cows please close gate
04. charlou – split infinitive boldly go
05. Mantisdreamz – lay, lie
06. Majiffy -commas matter
07. Corke – wrong word, trickle / summerise
08. Carlsson – loose lose moose
09. Magicziggy – assure, ensure, insure
10. Timewave – sentence fragment

Nightfall is presently scheduled for 27 hours from now.

Magicziggy 30th May 2018 10:21 PM

I ensure you that I can insure that you are assured.

Close enough is good enough.

(In French one egg is un oeuf)

Magicziggy 30th May 2018 10:24 PM

Actually I think to make that joke work, it should be "in France one egg is un oeuf"

Possibly in Canada as well.

Magicziggy 30th May 2018 10:28 PM

Rest assured, in Australia one egg does not a barbie make.

rachmarie 30th May 2018 10:56 PM

How would an egg make a barbie (BBQ) anyway? I presume you meant that an egg would not make a good item for a barbie?

rachmarie 30th May 2018 10:57 PM

And oui, un oeuf is one egg in both France and Canada.

Timewave 30th May 2018 11:14 PM

Got Milk? we can scramble the egg.:nod:

Magicziggy 30th May 2018 11:31 PM

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Originally Posted by rachmarie (Post 431554)
How would an egg make a barbie (BBQ) anyway? I presume you meant that an egg would not make a good item for a barbie?

In Australia, one egg is not an oeuf.

Timewave 30th May 2018 11:53 PM

got more milk? got brandy? we can make an eggnog.....:nod::smug:

borealis 31st May 2018 12:50 AM

Here I am!

And may I just remind those of you who might need to pass through a pasture in which there are Highland Cows. Please close gate.

longhair75 31st May 2018 01:08 AM

good evening all. I thought I would just peek in

Timewave 31st May 2018 01:08 AM

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Originally Posted by borealis (Post 431568)
Here I am!

And may I just remind those of you who might need to pass through a pasture in which there are Highland Cows. Please close gate.

:christyes: You got this...

Also let me remind everyone that dried cow dung make fire good.

Timewave 31st May 2018 01:09 AM

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Originally Posted by longhair75 (Post 431571)
good evening all. I thought I would just peek in

Peek Inn Duck?

Magicziggy 31st May 2018 01:10 AM

Do we need to insure against fire?
We do enough drills around here.

Timewave 31st May 2018 01:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Magicziggy (Post 431574)
Do we need to insure against fire?
We do enough drills around here.

:shrug: Fire Good.
Cow dung fire keep mosies away.
Don't be a fire alarmist MZ.

Magicziggy 31st May 2018 01:16 AM

Well if there were a conflagration we'd need to ensure the safety of all east asian food establishments with proper WHS procedures is all I'm saying :unsure:

Timewave 31st May 2018 01:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Magicziggy (Post 431576)
Well if there were a conflagration we'd need to ensure the safety of all east asian food establishments with proper WHS procedures is all I'm saying :unsure:

Okay, that seems to parse.

longhair75 31st May 2018 01:36 AM

My career and vocation is to test smoke and fire detection to assure that it is operating at peak efficiency

borealis 31st May 2018 01:40 AM

Am sensing a pattern... :oooh:

charlou 31st May 2018 03:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by borealis (Post 431581)
Am sensing a pattern... :oooh:

Aye ...but will you boldly proceed ..?

Timewave 31st May 2018 03:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by charlou (Post 431582)
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Originally Posted by borealis (Post 431581)
Am sensing a pattern... :oooh:

Aye ...but will you boldly proceed ..?

or will you split infinity?:killsself:

Majiffy 31st May 2018 03:31 AM

Post, restrictions are dumb.

I'll check, in during breaks, at work tomorrow. Beer and bed time.

borealis 31st May 2018 03:47 AM

^ Comma, comma, comma, comma commeleon!

longhair75 31st May 2018 03:55 AM

Not leaving in a fit of pique, but I must go to bed now

Mantisdreamz 31st May 2018 04:05 AM

Sup


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