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xoxoxoBruce 05-25-2017 04:53 PM

Tock Tick, Dong Ding
 
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I figured it didn't sound right because we've always heard it the other way round. Turns out there are rules.

lumberjim 05-25-2017 10:36 PM

I'm so glad I read that when I was high. Like, really high. Just overdid the King Kush, took a swig of Gin, smoked a Camel.... High. Not the Kush King, but the King Kush. Kingally Dingally Kush.

lumberjim 05-25-2017 10:41 PM

Also, I'm going to try to reverse the normal order of this kind of phrase going forward, to see if people are taken aback.

You should too. It'll be funny.

Gravdigr 05-25-2017 11:14 PM

I'm reminded of the day that Momdigr put her flip-flops on the wrong feet, and walked around all day going flopflip, flopflip, flopflip.

glatt 05-26-2017 08:41 AM

Bruce, that was an enjoyable article. Thank you for sharing it.

I didn't realize there were rules. Especially the multiple adjective rules. I sometimes find myself struggling with the order of adjectives because I know they sound wrong, but don't know how to do it correctly.

xoxoxoBruce 05-26-2017 11:11 AM

It surprised me there are actually rules. I guess I just played it by ear :haha: going by what I normally hear(read) others doing my whole life.

Oh shit, I've been brainwashed by our Syntax Overlords. :eek:


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