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Nate the Great 08-14-2007 11:46 PM

Whatever WAIS is.

I'd show off my ACT score, but you guys would hate my guts. More than usual, I mean. ;)

Chancellor Valium 08-15-2007 06:08 AM

Wechsler (sp?) Adult Intelligence Scale...

Nate the Great 08-15-2007 12:44 PM

You guys should read Dave Barry's spiel on those intelligence quotients Word used to give you when you ran a spelling and grammar check. You know, those things that tell you you write like a third-grader or whatever.

Chancellor Valium 08-16-2007 07:07 AM

I hate Word. Particularly the words "Passive Voice (consider revising)". What's wrong with the passive? It's not like it outlaws other abnormal forms, even - optatives, subjunctives, perfect passive participles, nominative absolutes, gerunds/gerundives (and no, I'm not sure which is which either...). Why specifically the passive?

mudshark 08-16-2007 03:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nate the Great (Post 74406)
I'd show off my ACT score, but you guys would hate my guts.

Then again, it probably wouldn't mean anything at all to most of us. You could throw any old number out there, and without looking it up I wouldn't have an idea whether it was good, bad or indifferent.

JVTruman 08-17-2007 11:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chancellor Valium (Post 74410)
I hate Word. Particularly the words "Passive Voice (consider revising)". What's wrong with the passive? It's not like it outlaws other abnormal forms, even - optatives, subjunctives, perfect passive participles, nominative absolutes, gerunds/gerundives (and no, I'm not sure which is which either...). Why specifically the passive?

You can go into advanced options for the spelling/grammar checker and select various components to check or not check, including 'passive voice'.

Nate the Great 08-18-2007 02:14 AM

Well, I'll tell you then. I got a 30 overall, which is 97th percentile. I graduated in the top 11 percent of my class!

Chancellor Valium 08-18-2007 04:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JVTruman (Post 74420)
You can go into advanced options for the spelling/grammar checker and select various components to check or not check, including 'passive voice'.

Didn't know that. Thanks.

mudshark 08-18-2007 04:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nate the Great (Post 74423)
Well, I'll tell you then. I got a 30 overall, which is 97th percentile.

Grand. Super. I got a 1230. See? Doesn't mean anything to you, does it?
Quote:

I graduated in the top 11 percent of my class!
You know, if you were to ask, I'd bet that you'd find that nearly everyone here could say the same. But don't.

Nate the Great 08-19-2007 12:42 AM

Note that I used percentile as a universal measure. 97th percentile means that of 100 people who took the test, I beat 97 of them. That's darn impressive.

NAHTMMM 08-21-2007 05:01 PM

Good stuff, indeed. :)

Nate the Great 08-21-2007 05:30 PM

Well, is everyone enjoying my ever-expanding list of sig quotes? I found the MST one at TVTropes.org. Somehow I find that it applies to a LOT of fivers, and actual Trek episodes, for some reason. :cool:

Chancellor Valium 08-21-2007 06:17 PM

My motivation for reading them is to find a constructive dementia for me to inflict.

Nate the Great 08-21-2007 07:44 PM

Ugh, that grammar is atrocious.

Nate the Great 08-21-2007 07:51 PM

http://www.reviewboy.com/ravenpoem.html

Jim Wright of Delta Blues fame presents a hilarious sendup of The Raven with Seven of Nine in the Edgar Allen Poe part.

Chancellor Valium 08-22-2007 08:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nate the Great (Post 74437)
Ugh, that grammar is atrocious.


If that the irony of this statement would not go unpunished!

Nate the Great 08-22-2007 09:10 PM

What, is that not proper grammar?

KillerGodMan 08-24-2007 11:44 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23r9iPq6opg

This happened on the way back from Boston (long story involving American History class)

I'm in there... somewhere

Nate the Great 08-25-2007 11:03 AM

http://members.cox.net/stegokitty/ds.../printable.htm

The Dark Side of the Rainbow

I still find this odd, and more than a little obsessive, but still amusing. Finding a correlation between The Wizard of Oz and Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon brings to mind that famous quote of Douglas Adams when confronted with the "6X9=42 in base 13" hypothesis: "I may be a pretty sad person, but I don't write jokes in base 13."

Nate the Great 08-27-2007 01:43 AM

http://homeonthestrange.com/phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=4

The Wish Project

As someone who's often overly obsessive with grammar, I have to give full props to these guys. They have made it their mission to create perfect wishes with no adverse side effects, just in case a genie wanders by. Some of them can get quite elaborate, but that's what it takes to get what you want from a magical being without regretting it.


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