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Old 30th March 2015
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Originally Posted by waveform:blue View Post
"...neither of which is correct?"

...or did I just get trolled
You, Sir, is a scholar and a gentleman!
The singular 'is' is correct in this case.
Old 31st March 2015
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Surely you mean: " 'tis annoying"?
(I am a pedant in my spare time).
Yes, 'tis annoying, and so are my constant typos.
Old 31st March 2015
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On another note:

I wouldn't (would not) say, "My dog licks its balls", but rather, "My dog licks HIS balls". In this case there is no risk of being sexist. Unless, of course, there are transexual dogs out there in the world. The capitalized "his", by the way, was inserted for emphasis due to the inherent lack of spoken language nuance in blah, blah, blah..... Yeah, I hear 'ya bro'. I'm a stikkler, as well.

Dangling prepositions bug me, at least in the few social situations I've been in....
It's better to use 'its' in these cases to avoid serious confusion.
For example : 'My neighbour came round and my dog was licking his balls.' could be taken the wrong way.
Old 19th June 2017
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Don't use plurals to aphostraphosize.
Old 21st June 2017
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Since I am an artist I have creative license with language, words are my paint brush, I my friend am exempt.
Old 22nd June 2017
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Since I am an artist I have creative license with language, words are my paint brush, I my friend am exempt.
Me too, therefore...toffee magnet conditioning after handy worm so comely wurst in the punter snatch. Ya get me tho?
Old 22nd June 2017
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Old 23rd June 2017
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Covfefe......
Old 26th June 2017
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Originally Posted by Shlomo View Post
That's not breaking the rules at all. That is contraction due to abbreviation. Because "pre" is an abbreviation of "pre-amplifier," if you want to pluralize it AND shorten it, you need to contract it.

I also contend that "CD's" is correct, in that it's an abbreviated pluralizing contraction (also known as "a mouthful.")

Anyone wanna fight me?

But a pre-amplifier wouldn't contract to "pre's." I assume if would be pre'r


Only a group of pre amplifiers would contract to pre's


This gets awkward when discussing a characteristic of the group of pre-amplifiers

"The pre's' noise performance is quite poor" ????
Old 1st July 2017
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I thought for audio usage you just used the letter "Z".

Boyz to Men
Old 2nd July 2017
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Sorry, I'll try and remember...

Old 2nd July 2017
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Old 2nd July 2017
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Wot? No vinylz?
Old 27th July 2017
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I've always been of the opinion that it's is a contraction of it is , but "my dog is licking it is balls" just doesnt sound right.

Then again, I'm at the age where words are beginning to look stupid even though, for years, I've written them the way they're supposed to be written.
I'm beginning to question the authority of syntax.......

............and embracing the chaos and rebellion of covfefe
Old 27th July 2017
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It's what it's.
Old 27th July 2017
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I've always been of the opinion that it's is a contraction of it is , but "my dog is licking it is balls" just doesnt sound right.
...
I remember an English teacher telling us 'its' was a contraction of 'it his.' Confused me then, and confuses me now.
Old 27th July 2017
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So much for "Stick to audio related / recording session issues"
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