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Postby sluggo » Mon May 28, 2007 6:49 pm

Just saw this at the bottom of the page:

We have 1000 registered users

Congrats all around, especially to our gracious hosts!

Now where's the party??
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Postby Perry » Tue May 29, 2007 1:08 pm

We thought that you had been at a party, what with your "lost weeks of May". (Where were you boy?) :lol:


BTW. I just noticed that one of the searches one can do on the memberlist, is to look up the top 10 posters. Unfortunately number 1 (Brazilian Dude) and number 4 (M. Henri Day) seem to have abandoned us. :(
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Postby sluggo » Tue May 29, 2007 3:21 pm

Perry wrote:We thought that you had been at a party, what with your "lost weeks of May". (Where were you boy?) :lol:


Well, you know, Maypoles and Beltaine... no, I wuz around, actually home in Asheville more than usual. Thing is, I usually stop by in response to an e-mail notification about a running post, and those seemed to dry up in that period. Not enough being talked about! :(

Perry wrote:BTW. I just noticed that one of the searches one can do on the memberlist, is to look up the top 10 posters. Unfortunately number 1 (Brazilian Dude) and number 4 (M. Henri Day) seem to have abandoned us. :(


Aye, more's the pity.
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Postby sluggo » Tue May 29, 2007 3:28 pm

Perry wrote:We thought that you had been at a party, what with your "lost weeks of May". (Where were you boy?) :lol:


off lack of topic, Perry employs here a usage that I've always found curious. Understood, but curious. So for the grammatical technicians among ye, what is the function of the word what in the phrase 'what with'?

Does its function have a name?
Whence came it?
Can this site diagram sentences (please say no)?

This probably belongs in the Grammar forum, what with the subdivisions we already have. But maybe nobody's interested... [/reverse psychology]

Hey, I'm just planting more reasons to come back.
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Postby Stargzer » Tue May 29, 2007 7:30 pm

I thought we passed that milestone some time ago, only to have the number reduced after spammers and others of their ilk were removed.
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Postby gailr » Tue May 29, 2007 8:15 pm

sluggo wrote:off lack of topic, Perry employs here a usage that I've always found curious. Understood, but curious. So for the grammatical technicians among ye, what is the function of the word what in the phrase 'what with'?

Does its function have a name?
Whence came it?
Can this site diagram sentences (please say no)?

It seems clausible that "what with" follows the same format as "what up".

-gailr
who can no longer remember sister marcella's sentence diagrams...
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Postby Perry » Tue May 29, 2007 8:58 pm

gailr wrote:
sluggo wrote:off lack of topic, Perry employs here a usage that I've always found curious. Understood, but curious. So for the grammatical technicians among ye, what is the function of the word what in the phrase 'what with'?

Does its function have a name?
Whence came it?
Can this site diagram sentences (please say no)?

It seems clausible that "what with" follows the same format as "what up".

-gailr
who can no longer remember sister marcella's sentence diagrams...


But is it plausible?
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Postby sluggo » Tue May 29, 2007 11:52 pm

gailr wrote:It seems clausible that "what with" follows the same format as "what up".

Ah but that would be a question (what's with), no?
Sorry, no gold star for gailr.

--So what's with what with?

gailr wrote:-gailr

who can no longer remember sister marcella's sentence diagrams...

Nunsense, they're in there... think.. think baaack...

If it's any consolation, I liked clausible. It santa ring of recognition up the cerebral chimney.
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Postby Stargzer » Wed May 30, 2007 12:09 am

Clausible -- able to be formed into a clause.


Don't get me started on the difference between a cat and a comma ...
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