Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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October 31st, 2011

@jakekapitz @m_atthew I’ll bail from the conversation at this point. I’m too tired to focus my thoughts.

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@jakekapitz @m_atthew “Is it not ‘syntactically’ incorrect to use the incorrect word in a written sentence?” Only if it’s the wrong type.

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@jakekapitz @m_atthew But that’s the point. It’s not *grammatically* to say he sighted (looked at) something. It’s a well-formed sentence.

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@m_atthew @jakekapitz No, the tip says homonym substitution of “different syntactic forms” is grammatical error (to/too/two).

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@m_atthew @jakekapitz Or, I’d even argue that the writer knew the right word, but just spelled it wrong when writing it down.

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RT: New “Patch Monday” podcast: “Security: PGP to Android, NFC and beyond” with Jon Callas. arseh.at/lv6

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RT: Me at @zdnetaustralia: “Bleeply lets you rethink that Tweet”, a new Australian startup. arseh.at/lv5

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RT: Me at CSO: “Ultrabooks have Intel Anti-Theft tech, yawn” They love me at Intel. arseh.at/lvg

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Finally the fire settles into a self-sustaining pile of coals. As a special treat (for me), I shall RT three links to my stuff posted today.

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@jakekapitz I see I won’t budge you. But my point is that not all language errors are grammatical errors. Linguistics has many branches.

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@jakekapitz The cause of confusion is the same, homophony, but the resulting errors are different categories of error.

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@jakekapitz But the two situations are different. Sighted/cited are both verbs. To/too/two are different parts of speech.

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@jakekapitz Easy. Grammar. A preposition where an adverb or noun should be is a structural, grammatical error. The homophony is irrelevant.

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MT @firstdogonmoon: … I’m gonna go paint some quolls. [What’s wrong with the colour they are? The RSPCA will be on to you!]

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@jakekapitz @ChrisChance91 Hmmm. I’m not making my point clear. I’m too tired to see how to make is clearer.

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Furthermore, “Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.” /cc stilgherrian @ChrisChance91

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@jakekapitz @ChrisChance91 Indeed, but the error is one of meaningfulness not structure. arseh.at/lvf

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@jakekapitz @ChrisChance91 I understand your point, but IIRC word-choice is not part of grammar but part of semantics.

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@jakekapitz @ChrisChance91 ‘Fraid I beg to differ. The sentence is grammatically OK. The verb is in the right position, right tense etc.

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@jakekapitz @ChrisChance91 Would it be considered pedantry to point out that spelling has nothing to do with grammar?

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“Turning”?

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Finally back at Bunjaree Cottages, and a fire has been lit.

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Exercising the patience for which I’m renown.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Do it US Army style. “Food, Artisan-Gourmet”.

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“Does the word ‘artisan’ even mean anything anymore?” Welcome to artisanwashing. arseh.at/lvb Ping @SnarkyPlatypus

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Since it’s Christmas now, it’s a good thing @johnemcintyre has posted cautions for writers. arseh.at/lva Ping @franksting

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@HannahWatto What makes it even more annoying is that everything started off quite reasonably.

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@jeamland @jeamland Well, I’ve gotten as far as a Mountain Goat Steam Ale, and a burger is on the way.

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[Long expletive-filled complaint about the idiocy of buying new glasses that wouldn’t fit into a tweet.]

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Hmmm… Do I have to be notified EVERY time someone thinks of the word “fisting”? @franksting @ozdj @Johan_Vonshag @jplonie

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@SnarkyPlatypus @Nicholosophy “Beautiful People”? I am living it.

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I wanna see the sunshine after the rain. I wanna see bluebirds flying over the mountains again.

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World’s slowest barman pauses to recall the location if each new thing he needs as if in permanent amnesia while customers age one senility.

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Tactical error. Hotel Gearin kitchen not open. Oh well, thirst shall be quenched before considering alternatives.

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Mobile: Walk dirt track then Railway Pde to Wentworth Falls; 1200 train to Katoomba; visit optical places; lunch Hotel Gearin, probably.

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It’s all a desperate plea for attention…

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@mpesce @Lodoicea BTW I have no idea what you’re talking about. This is just a mindless interruption. It’s all I’m good for today.

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@mpesce @Lodoicea Surely you don’t have to give up whinging just because you become accomplished? I mean, why bother with any achievement?

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Heh! “Defence intelligence staff are not able to facilitate your request.” Defence media liaison must have that as a macro key.

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New “Patch Monday” podcast: “Security: PGP to Android, NFC and beyond” with Jon Callas. arseh.at/lv6

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Mon plan, Part B: Lunch in Katoomba; resolve the broken spectacle frame issue; shopping; minor client webby work; planning; evening TBA.

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@leslienassar Oh for sure, @BleeplyApp is a glorious thing. Seeing it in action, It Just Works. @matthewlandauer is a smart cookie.

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@barryofarrell Mr Premier, I am compelled to tell you about a new service Bleeply that prevents Twitter embarrassment. arseh.at/lv5

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Me at @zdnetaustralia: “Bleeply lets you rethink that Tweet”, a new Australian startup. arseh.at/lv5

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“Patch Monday” podcast filed. Finally. Now, to the second half of Mon plan, Part A. Which is to figure out Mon plan , Part B.

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Things are going rather more slowly today than I’d intended. I am at one with this fact.

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This whole bloody Qantas thing is just a promotional set-up for @JohnBirmingham’s new book. arseh.at/lv4

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Me at CSO: “Ultrabooks have Intel Anti-Theft tech, yawn” They love me at Intel. arseh.at/lv3

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RT @AndrewPStreet: Song You Should Rediscover Today Because It Is Awesome: Human Behaviour by Björk andrew-p-street.com/?p=632

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Right. Implementing Mon plan, Part A. I’ll interact with you again when that’s done. However I reserve the right to spam you unthinkingly.

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And, um, I’ll be talking to @JohnBirmingham, a professional writer, about his work. So that’s all a work expense, right @expectproblems?

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So, @expectproblems, an evening involving @JohnBirmingham and alcohol. What could possibly go wrong?

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@JohnBirmingham Lovely. Thursday is almost a perfect fit for my plans, which I had hope to have as a day off.

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@R_Chirgwin There’s a certain irony in Google changing “Parkes” to “parks” when today’s doodle is about Parkes Radio Telescope.

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@JohnBirmingham Good Fortune on the Drinking Tour, Sir! I’ll try to make sure I’m in Sydney for your visit… when?

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@paulwallbank @R_Chirgwin I have no gin, but I have vodka and saw olives in the fridge. At least I can have a martini.

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@jonoabroad I agree. Weird thing in desert is weird. I’ll post something about it on my website later.

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Mon plan, Part A: Complete and file the “Patch Monday” podcast; develop Mon plan, Part B.

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“Fellatio Friday”, @en_gy? Isn’t that the hashtag thing where people own up to the people they’ve had sex with that week?

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RT @R_Chirgwin: It won’t work, all this sweet talk. Monday’s a treacherous bastard lurking and awaiting its opportunity to maul us. [True.]

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@en_gy Honestly, sometimes I think you spoil that day. The rest of the calendar is starting to get jealous.

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Hello, Monday. So whoooooo’s a cute little weekday then? Whoooooo’s a cute little weekday?

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@AussieSocrates Thank you for the fan mail. Now go fuck yourself sideways with your eternal stream of pointful tweets.

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Really, what sort of cunt makes judges or tribunal members work until 2am on the weekend to further their own business ambitions?

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Relaxing, and exploring earlier thoughts and comment ab out antlers.

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