Grammatical Errors: "Cone of cold" / "Magic missile&quo (in General)
This is a really small thing, but I wanted to point out that "Cone of cold" and "Magic missile" are the only spells that don't have capitalization after the first word, like "Dispel Magic" and "Unarmed Combat", etc.
January 15 2007 6:05 PM EST
I care... I like capitalization.
I care too! I was expecting Bast to chime in too. Grammatic inconsistency sucks!
January 15 2007 6:23 PM EST
Yeah, it's a capital crime.
Now THAT was a good pun, if obvious. I hate bad puns.
What are the chances that it'd be changed to be grammatically correct, though?
January 15 2007 8:03 PM EST
Not that hard to fix.
January 15 2007 11:53 PM EST
I'd say that these are simply inconsistent, not actually errors. There's nothing grammatically incorrect about not using a capital letter in this situation.
They are errors and inconsistencies. "Cone of Cold" and "Magic Missile" are proper nouns since they are names of spells.
January 16 2007 1:10 AM EST
Here! Here! For proper capitalization!!
Hmm, is that right? :)
January 16 2007 3:33 AM EST
Haha, go Wasp. :)
Armour, theatre, programme?
January 16 2007 5:08 AM EST
the last 3 posts were a correction to the american spelling of the word capitilisation to the English, I laughed, muon showed other examples.
January 16 2007 6:07 AM EST
"<Ulquiorra> [mail:] Hey, can you ask Jon to fix the capitalization of "Cone of cold" and "Magic missile" since he hates me and ignores every single CM he gets from me? :>"
Why should I have to risk all that as well?
January 16 2007 1:51 PM EST
Several reasons, actually:
-- Jonathan tends not to ignore administrative ZenMasters.
-- The change for this would be trivial. We are talking about 2 SQL queries, if the names are normalized as I would expect them to be.
-- Even if the answer were "no", a single denied request from a respected source has never, in my knowledge, caused Jonathan to stop listening to that source.
nothing like bringing the mewlings of an obsessive little scamp to the boss like they are your own...
I for one twitch far more at useless threads, than a lower case m or c...
If it's useless then, ...don't read them, and much less reply to them. If you consider it useless but will take the time to read/reply, that says something about you. Also, Novice, once again, I see you have failed to leave out traces of your immaturity in the posts you make. I might be an "obsessive little scamp", but you're an immature egotistical troll.
January 16 2007 2:39 PM EST
Hint: repeatedly CMing me about the same agrammatical "grammar error" doesn't make me think, "Wow, what a perceptive young man I am dealing with! I'm so glad he brought this to my attention, over and over and over! I'm even happier with how he keeps harping on it in the forums as if he'd just won the lottery!"
January 16 2007 2:40 PM EST
"I might be an 'obsessive little scamp', but you're an immature egotistical troll."
The sooner you get over yourself, the happier we'll all be.
January 16 2007 3:16 PM EST
*sigh*, and now we'll probably never get capital consistency due to punitive reasons. Gah! The horror!
You just can't beat capitalism anymore.
January 16 2007 3:19 PM EST
Score two for Jon!
What is there to get over exactly? I think too highly of myself because I'm annoyed that Novice can't post with maturity?
January 16 2007 5:12 PM EST
Don't feed the novice troll, just do what most of us do and ignore him.
January 16 2007 5:18 PM EST
of your maturity...
Hatchetman, in those posts, I'm obviously kidding. What I'm talking about when I talk about maturity is more along the lines of civility. I do get into arguments - a lot of them, but I don't think I've ever just come onto a topic and started shooting insults.
January 16 2007 7:45 PM EST
Can I be given the power to close posts? Seriously, I just want to write "Thread Closed" and *poof* the thread is closed to new posts.
As my grandfather always said, "Wish in one hand and...."
January 16 2007 7:54 PM EST
Not sure why this thread needs closing, I find it delightful.
(And that's all that matters, of course!)
Saying things like "Hulk Smash!" (from previously-linked thread) are, in my opinion, pretty clearly jests. I didn't find that immature at all, Hatchet. And I do believe that Ulquiorra was calling out novice on this thread, not Jonathan. There is nothing _ever_ wrong with calling out novice, because he is a lot of fun. He is also, believe it or not, level-headed and tolerant, he just likes that hot sauce a leeeeeeeetle bit much, methinks. But I do love him. Dearly.
And finally, I am all for having the words "missile" and "cold" capitalized. Almost irrationally so, simply because the point of that all has seemingly been side-tracked on this thread. I, myself, find, myself, to be exceedingly dumbfounded by that fact, as I am not sure how the original post led to all of this. I am, however, also intrigued. *smile* That's why I post. Intriguationnessivity. Best. Word. Ever.
January 16 2007 7:56 PM EST
Please add previous multi-syllabic word to spell check.
This post is a direct, humble, sincere, and deep homage to NSFY. I miss him very much.
I just can't get over that "obsessive little scamp" wasn't fuzzy and warm enough for Ulq and Tez, I really tried being nice like they asked...I swear I did...
January 17 2007 1:09 PM EST
Again so much made out of a mole hill. =(
January 17 2007 1:10 PM EST
its a big mole :)
Opvines has a mole where?
January 17 2007 8:05 PM EST
I don't know about Vines, but I've got one on my lower frontal portion of my left cheek. ^_^
I have one sitting on my leg right now, in fact he has never moved :P
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