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    Are sentence diagrammers nerds w/out lives?

    I think not and am ready to explain why.


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    Re: Are sentence diagrammers nerds w/out lives?

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    I think not and am ready to explain why.
    We have our beady eye on you, Frank. I am all ears.

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    Re: Are sentence diagrammers nerds w/out lives?

    How can you have your beady eye on me if you are all ears?

    Anyway...

    Language seems to be the best candidate for what separates Homo sapiens from other species; and, although other species sometimes can be shown to have something a little like human language, there has never been any evidence of syntax -- the ability to construct new sentences.

    So, why, in the world, would someone not delight in something that is so human?

    There, that was brief ("the soul of wit").


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    Re: Are sentence diagrammers nerds w/out lives?

    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Antonson View Post
    How can you have your beady eye on me if you are all ears?
    Both idioms express the listener is concentrating, making an all-out effort to catch each word the speaker is saying.

    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Antonson;554857Anyway...

    Language seems to be the best candidate for what separates [U
    Homo sapiens[/U] from other species; and, although other species sometimes can be shown to have something a little like human language, there has never been any evidence of syntax -- the ability to construct new sentences.

    So, why, in the world, would someone not delight in something that is so human?

    There, that was brief ("the soul of wit").
    Thanks for sharing your ideas.

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    Re: Are sentence diagrammers nerds w/out lives?

    Those two idioms.
    Yes, I like them both, but together you get a funny mixed metaphor.


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    Re: Are sentence diagrammers nerds w/out lives?

    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Antonson View Post
    Those two idioms.
    Yes, I like them both, but together you get a funny mixed metaphor.
    I wanted to sound funny. (No, I did not.) Thanks for pointing that out.

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