View Full Version : Take a piss on my bad english.

11-01-2005, 09:34 AM
Can you say "Something that which cannot be published."?

And please do explain.

11-01-2005, 09:36 AM
You mean in the context of "That is something that which cannot be published"?

If so, no, that's wrong. It's "That is something which cannot be published."

Sin Studly
11-01-2005, 09:36 AM
Lose the 'that' and it's fine.

The Talking Pie
11-01-2005, 09:58 AM
Or the 'which', depending upon local colloquial trends.

11-01-2005, 11:03 AM
After I got over my fear of mistakes I slowly learnt to love consulting things with natives. I love this language a lot.

The Talking Pie
11-01-2005, 12:24 PM
Really? Jesus, I wouldn't trust a native practitioner of the English language to give me advice/corrections on it if I was learning... they're the least-adept bunch of individuals in existence when it comes to speaking the language.

11-01-2005, 12:28 PM
That's true - native english speakers frequently have a disgustingly incorrect use of language. Just look at TOM.

11-01-2005, 12:29 PM
Very true. They learn all the shortcuts before they learn the actual way.

11-01-2005, 12:31 PM
I'm not talking about spelling. I'm talking about vocabulary. And I pick my people carefully, too. =P

The Talking Pie
11-01-2005, 12:37 PM
I'm talking about vocabulary too. Seriously, talk to my sister and people her age and you'll kill yourself from the headache their horrendous usage of English gives you. But I guess if you choose people carefully then you'll be okay in asking native speakers.