Something that has not been adequately defined by some other definitions; refers to the rules used to combine words together in order to form meaning within a given language.
"i don liek u becoz u suck"==grammatically correct, despite spelling shortcuts and the lack of capitalization/punctuation. These are mechanical/technical errors.
"She go to house red last Saturday."==despite perfect mechanics, this is not grammatically correct, due to a tense mismatch (needs to be past tense, verb misinflection (should be "she goes"), missing article ("the" or "a"), and adjective-noun word order reversal.
Bad grammare n spelung aint not impotrent in a essay.
In addition to being a name for girls and boys, Sakura is also the Japanese
word for cherry blossom.
(Note: Refer to the anime
"Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan" for an example of Sakura as a boy's name.)
You can pretty much assume that the more sakura petals you see in an anime, the more girly/romantic/dramatic the show.
October 07, 2005
The situation you are in if your dropship crashes and leaves you stranded on a planet full of nasty extra terrestrials.
I guess this is it, man, I guess we're pretty fucked, game over, man, game over!
Term for a volunteer soldier in the American Revolution
, who were supposed to be ready to fight against the British at a minute's notice. These were often nothing more than farmers that happened to have a gun or two lying around.
Let us not confuse "minuteman," a man who quickly goes off to be a soldier, with minute man
, a man whose soldier goes off too quickly.
January 25, 2004
1) A noun that has lost its amateur status.
2) A word that replaces a common or proper noun. Pronouns can fall into sub-categories: subject, object, relative, prepositional, interrogative, reflexive, and demonstrative.
This is a demonstrative pronoun.
February 05, 2004
Heavily congested freeway that runs generally through the west-central part of Los Angeles, California.
(There are also interstate highways with this number in Washington & Oregon, but the California version is the most famous.)
The gridlock on the 405 is legendary throughout the country.
December 08, 2003
A word which, like whom
, has come to be thought of as overly formal and stuffy in American speech. In current use, it indicates a very strong intention or will to do something.
Traditionally, shall is used as an auxilliary to form the future tense for the first person: ("I" and "we")
I shall go
you will go
he/she/it will go
we shall go
they will go
Negative: shall not, contracted as shan't.
This service was atrocious! We shan't be coming back here again!