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Re: Twitter Feed

Post by Pattern_Juggled » Sun Mar 20, 2016 7:53 am

SCREEN NAME! wrote:Consider me learned good. :lol:


+1 good sport, & appreciate the chatter... it's been fun! :D

Cheers.

Re: Twitter Feed

Post by SCREEN NAME! » Sat Mar 19, 2016 1:18 pm

Consider me learned good. :lol:

Re: Twitter Feed

Post by Pattern_Juggled » Sat Mar 19, 2016 7:34 am

SCREEN NAME! wrote:....appears to be being ran by...


Now, see... that's not really a proper conjugation (in any known tense or mood) within the confines of conventional English grammar. Were I an obnoxious grammar nerd - which, fortunately for you, I'm most assuredly not - I'd unpack that as, err: present participle ("being run") shifted mystically into a mutated form of past-but-sorta-one-foot-still-in-the-present-somehow participle ("to be being ran").

Then there's the "appears to be" thing, which c'mon - it's a twitter feed right? It's an as-such categorical entity and really doesn't "appear" to be anything - any more than, say, water "appears to be" wet. Twitter feeds, one might argue from an ontological perspective, are pure appearance. And, as one cannot (for example) "pretend" to be able to snowboard (for one can either snowboard, or not - the doing is the thing, and pretending isn't a coherent action in such a context) - a twitter feed cannot be said to "appear" to be anything other than what it, in fact, is.

(The surprisingly elegant proper term for such cognitive - or existential, depending on one's ontology and so forth - entities is noumenon. Which sounds alot cooler and, well, less insufferably & unpardonably German than the Kantian "Ding an sich"... but means basically the same thing. Which is sort of funny - if you're an ontology geek. Which I am. Anyhow...)

The proper construction of that conjugation of "to appear" ("aparacer" in the Spanish, fwiw) is:

"reads like a 14-year-old-girl... a girl with totally awesome good taste, a brilliant sense of humour, profound technical wisdom, and compassion enough to qualify as a reborn Buddha in a pinch... cryptostorm's main twitter feed reads like that totally badassed girl is gracing us with her bounteous spirit by means of sharing her tweeted thoughts in a public timeline like this. And, fuck yeah, is it great."


See, that's alot better. Also grammatically correct. Don't believe me? Sheesh, look it up in the OED, it's literally the textbook-correct present participle conjugation of "to appear" in English. Duh.

Also, it's less depressingly negative and obliquely self-hating (who disses on 14-year-old girls, anyhow? What's next - making fun of puppies because they're cute? ;-) ). And there's no extra, err... editorial baggage loaded into the conjugated form I've offered here - so don't even start trying to throw that particular smear around. You 14-year-old-girl-and-also-prolly-cute-puppies-hating meanie!

. . .

Just sayin' :angel:

Cheers, ~ pj


ps: fun having fun is fun - also healthy. And fun.. ermigawd I already said that - I'm such a 14-year-old-girl at heart!!!1! (and proudly so, btw)

Re: Twitter Feed

Post by Graze » Fri Mar 18, 2016 10:08 am

SCREEN NAME! wrote:Feedback:

The twitter feed appears to be being ran by a 14 year old girl; one with a deep love of cute animals and pretty scenes. Yeah, there are links to things technical, but with more than a whiff of annoying FB sharer.

No problem. You're welcome. Happy to help. :D


Twitter Is Srs Business!

We'll get that fixed, straightaway.

j/k :thumbup:

Twitter Feed

Post by SCREEN NAME! » Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:17 pm

Feedback:

The twitter feed {added clicky... you're welcome ;-) } appears to be being ran by a 14 year old girl; one with a deep love of cute animals and pretty scenes. Yeah, there are links to things technical, but with more than a whiff of annoying FB sharer.

No problem. You're welcome. Happy to help. :D

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