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    Hello everyone.
    I saw in the movie Megamind's subtitles that the character Tighten said "Somebody do something," at a situation when he needed help from anyone who could help. However, is "Somebody do something," grammatically correct? I think it should've been "Somebody does something."
    Would anyone help me?
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    are there any errors (grammar, article, punctuation, etc.) in my post?
    Thanks in advance.

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    Titan, not Tighten.

    It's a command. Somebody - Do something!

    Like "Jim, shut the window" not "jim shuts the window."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    When the bad guys go into a bank to rob it, they wave their guns and yell:

    Nobody move!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Titan, not Tighten.
    Being that I loved that movie, I laughed when I first read Tighten I wonder though, is that how the subtitles spelled it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobSmith View Post
    Being that I loved that movie, I laughed when I first read Tighten I wonder though, is that how the subtitles spelled it?
    Yeah, sometimes Titan and sometimes Tighten.
    Also, check it out at the link below
    Megamind - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    I saw the movie again but I still don't understand where the spelling 'Tighten' came from. There's no difference between the pronunciation of the two words and I can't find any clues of that funny spelling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by khanhhung2512 View Post
    I saw the movie again but I still don't understand where the spelling 'Tighten' came from. There's no difference between the pronunciation of the two words and I can't find any clues of that funny spelling.
    The word titan connotes strength and power. Spelling it incorrectly (the meaning of "tighten" is irrelevant) is supposed to be a sign of dimwittedness, showing Titan to be less-than-intimidating.

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