Sunday, June 18, 2017

They call hiim "Wirecutter"


15 comments:

Anonymous said...

You are not wrong.
Each and every one of the SFs I've met from different countries are not shouty or pushy or boastful. They do not even look mean. And they have all been great company. They do not deserve the politicians who take them for granted.

Granny said...

Well said Angel.

Anonymous said...

"when everyone around you is screaming and loosing their minds"

I'm surprised you posted that, Angel, given your passion for correct grammar and spelling.

"Empty barrels make the most noise." was one of my grandfather's favourite sayings.

Al_in_Ottawa

hiswiserangel said...

If you're referring to the use of "their" with a singular subject, it is gaining acceptance as a politically correct gender neutral option rather than saying "his or her" or the more stilted "one's". The plural "minds" is on the bubble, but acceptable when "everyone" is considered plural.

Critter said...

You can have my one's after you pry them from my cold dead mouth.

Roy said...

"when everyone around you is screaming and **loosing** their minds"

hiswiserangel said...

Well crap.

Rich Thomas said...

"Their" isn't the problem.

"loosing" is the problem.

Are they losing their minds? Or turning them loose?

And I'm not going to start on "hiim".

hiswiserangel said...

If y'all are going to nitpick every little thing, I'm going to take my crappy cataracts and go home.

Anonymous said...

ummm, in the context as presented, loosing is rather appropriate of the "their" people...
and,damn the grammar, thanks for the thought, Wise Angel One....

vaquero viejo

Anonymous said...

The first lines of If -

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,

Since all and theirs are plural and gender neutral, Kipling demonstrated the solution over a century ago.

I wasn't picking on you Angel but rather the creator of this meme. The misuse of lose and loose is one of my pet peeves.

Al_in_Ottawa

C. S. P. Schofield said...

If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs...

Angel eyes said...

I'm "loosing "my mind right now with a couple cold beers!

Anonymous said...

They call hiim "Wirecutter"

Well, since people are pointing out words that seem inappropriate.....ahem......hiim?

Marty

Firehand said...

"Of every 100 men they send me, 10 should not even be here; 80 are nothing but targets; 9 are real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they the battle make. Ahhh, but ONE, ONE of them is a WARRIOR, and he will bring the others back." – Heraclitus, philosopher (535-475 BC)