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Thread: To be, or not to be. Alas, I knew him... Rant

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    Angry To be, or not to be. Alas, I knew him... Rant

    Rant on

    You know, when I was in school (Don't you just love it when we old guys start out with that sentence?) our English teacher always told us that the verb "to be", and all its various iterations, was the most important verb of all. So, if that's the case, why is it disappearing from the common vernacular?

    Way too often I hear or read statements like, "It needs fixed", or "It needs replaced". What? It doesn't need replaced, it needs TO BE replaced! I have even heard it in commercials on the radio! Are proof readers with a basic understanding of third grade English a dying breed also?

    Sorry. Just one of my pet peeves that REALLY get to me.

    Rant off.
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    I agree. It needs stopped.

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    I agree it needs fixen.
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    I don't agree it needs fixed.
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    You guys are cruel.
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    If it was fixed then that is what it needed, Fixed

    Some things get fixed, some need fixed, when they get fixed they don't need fixed any more, when they got fixed, it negated the need to get fixed, getting fixed is a relative thing, just ask the dog... because the dog got fixed, he has no new relatives... Perhaps you've been fixed and as a result, your fixation on getting fixed. Years ago LOML suggested I get fixed, thinking it was a financial future she was conserned about, I agreed, Had I known that being fixed for life has different meanings to different people.

    I saw a man with twelve kids, he needs fixed.

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    Boy, they're piling on!

    FWIW, I very much agree with you. What we model, children mimic. And so it goes through the generations. I wonder if we ever think about that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol Reed View Post
    Boy, they're piling on!

    FWIW, I very much agree with you. What we model, children mimic. And so it goes through the generations. I wonder if we ever think about that?
    Piling is the right word.
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    Dangdurn those be some big words.

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    So how about things like Me & Jack instead of Jack & I? Or young men wearing a hat in church & all the other poor manners.

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