1/5/14 at 8:23am
Posts by contactmaya
1/5/14 at 8:02am
There are idioms and there is vaguely incorrect grammar that becomes an idiom, or may be used in casual speech. Where to draw the line between between that and blatantly incorrect grammar is a matter of debate. The should of/should have issue though, i think is clearly one of incorrect grammar, of people who confuse the 'have' in 'should've', with the identically sounding 'of' in a conjugaged sentence. There is only one correct way to conjugate verbs(sometimes two),...
1/4/14 at 8:16am
People may say 'should of' when they mean 'should've'. They sound the same, and should've is correct English, its just an abbreviation. Much like I've in place of I have. Its one thing to say it though, and another to write it. Using of in place of 've, or have would reveal someone who lacks basic writing skills and knowledge of grammar. It would be a red flag if you were applying for a job or for a school. The correct grammar is 'should have' or 'should've' being...
1/3/14 at 12:30pm
1/3/14 at 12:28pm
Most likely a typo. On that subject, i find it irksome when people confuse typing mistakes with spelling mistakes, or put another way, confuse indifference with ignorance. I thought it revealing of a persons lack of education, when they mocked me because i misspelt/misspelled a name brand (that i was making fun of). The 'should of' versus the 'should have' is particularly annoying. Its 'should have' people learn to speak your own language!
12/28/13 at 1:52pm
- Forum: The Childhood Years
I agree with everything you say. I think intuition is important, and goes along with not talking to strangers when not in my presence. For eg, if i run to the bathroom, and my 2 older kids are still sitting at the table, or if they themselves go to the bathroom without me, i am temporarily not able to protect them. Its better if they dont engage with anyone in that small amount of time. Also, the concept of 'trusted figure' is problematic because we often dont get to...
12/17/13 at 11:09am
I get how it could be condescending in some situations.. However, the article on the door about shoes didnt offend me at all. So it didnt have the effect you are implying. I just took it as food for thought. Maybe we are imagining different communities, or different scenarios.
12/17/13 at 8:08am
I dont know why i feel the need to explain myself...but this is not about educating people, certainly not evangelizing, but rather to explain why the request is being made. My experience with school aged kids is that im pretty clueless where most parents stand on these issues.. or whether they even take an interest. As for opinions being expressed-of course. One expresses opinions on forums, and that is to be expected. I dont have opinions about canned foods, but i do...
12/16/13 at 7:31am
12/15/13 at 2:16pm
Im surprised that everyone finds an attached article about the dangers of plastic condesending. By the same token, i didnt find it condescending when i saw the article pinned to the door of my friends, where they requested we remove our shoes. I found it informative. I was thinking of that when i made the suggestion. Why is spreading information condescending? It is not dictating to anyone how they should parent. A person might have newly discovered the dangers of...