Tuesday, August 21, 2007

the the the the

I’ve noticed a trend among the people I’ve recently had contact with. Hey, hey, not that kind of contact. These people have a tendency to use ‘the’ in almost all their sentences. Here I am, editing an assignment, and I can’t tell you how many ‘the-s’ that I’ve already come across. Right now I have the headache and I’m not sure the mind of mine can last any the longer. Look. That sentence sounded fake, I know. I just can't do it like them. And I can’t copy and paste it here because it’s supposed to be confidential. It is, if I wanna survive another 2 years around them unharmed. Haha. Nah, it’s not that serious. I just told joyfulchicken that I’m a nice person, so I’m going to prove it by stopping here. You guys are all the nice people and I will stop talking about the the-s in your language and the headache you’re giving me. I still suck at it.

6 comments:

CY said...

Your examples very the wrong lah... xD

joyfulchicken said...

"Only the two things are the infinite: the universe and the human stupidity; and I'm not the sure about the former."

-- The Albert Einstein

Petras said...

Well, you can't do anything about the fact that the English grammar is so evil and you have to use the definite article so often :-) The worse part of it is the more you try to understand the actual rules behind the usage, the more you get confused :-)

runawaycat said...

CY - Why don't you give me one that is not the wrong then? See, I can't do it.

JC - Einstein didn't say exactly that did he? No...

Carney - There's nothing wrong with your usage. Even if 'the' appears like 8 times in your sentence, it still sounds correct. Well, it is. You just have to see what I was talking about.

Petras said...

Show me, I won't tell anyone!

runawaycat said...

But I've already edited it. I'll see if I can find any :)