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31-07-2013, 04:06 PM
RE: Imagination
I purposely refuse to capitalize the word god. As Humpty Dumpty said, "When I use a word it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less... The question is which is to be master — that's all.'

When I imaginate the god I don't believe in, he looks like a bronze warrior statue come to life. Or Gary Larson's (Far Side) version, like Santa Claus without the red coat.
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31-07-2013, 04:09 PM
RE: Imagination
(31-07-2013 04:06 PM)Regular_Joe Wrote:  I purposely refuse to capitalize the word god. As Humpty Dumpty said, "When I use a word it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less... The question is which is to be master — that's all.'

When I imaginate the god I don't believe in, he looks like a bronze warrior statue come to life. Or Gary Larson's (Far Side) version, like Santa Claus without the red coat.

So, you don't believe in proper nouns?

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31-07-2013, 04:13 PM
RE: Imagination
I believe there is a thing defined as a proper noun. I also believe social convention dictates these nouns should be capitalized.

I do what I want with nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc... I didn't consent to these so called rules.
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31-07-2013, 04:22 PM
RE: Imagination
(31-07-2013 04:13 PM)Regular_Joe Wrote:  I believe there is a thing defined as a proper noun. I also believe social convention dictates these nouns should be capitalized.

I do what I want with nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc... I didn't consent to these so called rules.

I don't think the rules of correct English is based on your consent Shocking

As stated before, capitalizing "God" is the same as capitalizing "Mom" or "Dad" when you use that to replace their name.

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31-07-2013, 04:27 PM
RE: Imagination
(31-07-2013 04:22 PM)kingschosen Wrote:  
(31-07-2013 04:13 PM)Regular_Joe Wrote:  I believe there is a thing defined as a proper noun. I also believe social convention dictates these nouns should be capitalized.

I do what I want with nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc... I didn't consent to these so called rules.

I don't think the rules of correct English is based on your consent Shocking

As stated before, capitalizing "God" is the same as capitalizing "Mom" or "Dad" when you use that to replace their name.

You can get around that by not using it as a proper title by writing it like this god/gods.

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31-07-2013, 04:28 PM
RE: Imagination
My "Mom" and my "Dad" are not "Imaginary"... Soooooooooooo... There's that.
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31-07-2013, 04:31 PM
RE: Imagination
(31-07-2013 04:28 PM)Regular_Joe Wrote:  My "Mom" and my "Dad" are not "Imaginary"... Soooooooooooo... There's that.

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How does being imaginary or not being imaginary have anything to do with being a title used as a name?

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31-07-2013, 04:32 PM
RE: Imagination
I just looked at some of your recent posts. You're THAT guy! I'm done.

I love you. -god
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31-07-2013, 04:39 PM
RE: Imagination
(31-07-2013 04:32 PM)Regular_Joe Wrote:  I just looked at some of your recent posts. You're THAT guy! I'm done.

I love you. -god

Which guy?

All I did was a point that it was incorrect English to not capitalize it and refuted your your position on not capitalizing it.

You obviously ran out of excuse and took your ball and went home.

It would have been very simple to say, "Yeah, I know it's not correct English, but I'm not capitalizing it."

That's a perfectly legit position to take; however, saying that it is correct English is wholly incorrect.

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31-07-2013, 07:18 PM
RE: Imagination
So my thread has devolved into a grammar discussion.

Ya, that's exactly what I was going for Angry

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