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Re: Words and Grammar and Stuff
« Reply #660 on: May 22, 2010, 12:11:23 PM »
Personally, I think we should all use "good."  I guess, literally, "good" doesn't make much sense - what are we saying, we're in a state of moral uprightness? But lots of casual exchanges/queries don't make literal sense, eg. "What's up?" "How's it going?" etc. I think the "well" advocates need to get over it and embrace a language shift.
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« Reply #661 on: May 22, 2010, 12:15:26 PM »
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« Reply #662 on: May 22, 2010, 07:41:03 PM »
Yes, I agree. The response should definitely be in adjective form. And "well" can be an adjective: 1. In a satisfactory condition; right or proper: eg. All is well. 2. Not ailing, infirm, or diseased; healthy. 

Personally, I think we should all use "good."  I guess, literally, "good" doesn't make much sense - what are we saying, we're in a state of moral uprightness?
I knew you'd come up with a great explanation of why well is technically a better response. It's not that the response is the wrong form of speech; it's that of the definitions of the two words "well" is more correct. Not that good is incorrect. Just that well be more correct.

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Re: Words and Grammar and Stuff
« Reply #663 on: June 01, 2010, 10:54:51 AM »
I really don't understand the phrase "try and" instead of "try to". Like, as I was watching Whale Wars, the guy said that they were gonna "try and stop the whalers" instead of "try to stop the whalers". The and just seems to work wrong for me.
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Re: Words and Grammar and Stuff
« Reply #664 on: June 01, 2010, 02:52:53 PM »
"try and" sounds like more of them there colloqialisms.

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« Reply #665 on: June 01, 2010, 02:59:32 PM »
I agree. But it also seems to be a coloqualism for the entire US. I've heard it in southern and northern and eastern and western and middle accents. It seems to be the prevalent form of the phrase on TV and such. I just don't like the way it sounds in my ears.
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« Reply #666 on: June 01, 2010, 03:30:28 PM »
I agree. But it also seems to be a coloqualism for the entire US. I've heard it in southern and northern and eastern and western and middle accents. It seems to be the prevalent form of the phrase on TV and such. I just don't like the way it sounds in my ears.

also "Try'n" rolls off the tounge a whole lot smoother than the double hard T of the high-english option.  Language is physics.

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« Reply #667 on: June 01, 2010, 05:17:29 PM »
I definitely say Try'n.

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Re: Words and Grammar and Stuff
« Reply #668 on: June 01, 2010, 06:55:11 PM »
I have a country (pronounced COOOWNtry) friend that is always saying she is going to "take and -". She's gonna take and buy Matthew (her son) some bluejeans. She's gonna take and go to the movies. She's gonna take and see if they got some o'that French onion soup they make at the La Madeleine's.

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« Reply #669 on: June 01, 2010, 07:04:08 PM »
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