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How drunk must I be to post here? (Had a martini at dinner and now on Miller Lite)
I prefer self-absorbled vainglorious contemptuous imperious noxious Vagina challenged big sister. However, when I'm drunk, I just usually say Walverine. Too hard to remember the other stuff I learned in Mr. Green's English class.
I find scUM to be very pedestrian and I don't get meatchicken. The Walverine thing seems to really get under most people's skin. Who knows why, it's just as silly as the others, but I'm not wearing your shoes.
I enjoyed reading your position on this, and will take everything into consideration in the future, I don't know that it would score an 8 on the writing portion of the ACT, however, as it really doesn't take a stance on which word you'd like to be called the most. You say you want us to use the scUM word as a modifier, because it gives you some type of exceptional feeling of grander, however You continue by asking us to consider three or four alternatives. In a fit of drunken confusion at a tailgate, you'll forgive us if we revert back to Walverine. I know that is a bit off puttish to you, but it's usually the alcohol that is speaking by that point.
I find the reference to the writing portion of the ACT a little bit amusing, in that you do not use proper grammar in the same paragraph. Please review this excerpt from your post:
"...however You continue by asking us to consider three or four alternatives."
Let's examine the proper use of a personal pronoun (I, you, him, her, etc.).
"Apart from "I" which is always capitalized, personal pronouns are generally lower-case letters unless they are at the beginning of a sentence, unlike a proper noun for which the first letter is capitalized. One notable exception is in some translations of the Christian Bible, in which the first letter of the personal pronouns referring to either Jesus or God are capitalized."
It may very well be that you were referring to jimtaco as Jesus or God, and if that was your intent, you did indeed use the personal pronoun properly. But since calling a message board poster Jesus or God would be borderline insane, it leads me to believe that your post is somewhat hypocritical. You reference the writing portion of the ACT and how jimtaco's post may not score an 8, and the same could be said for your post. The reference to the ACT score is weak at best, by stating that you "don't know if that would score an 8..." because you probably don't have any advanced knowledge on how the ACT is scored. The use of "I don't know if", or "I believe", "I think", etc. shows that your statement is opinion, and represents a weak argument. In addition, there is a 2.778% chance that jimtaco would score an 8 on the writing portion of the ACT. He could score lower, or higher so once again, your argument is weak. As you take jimtaco's post into consideration, please take these grammar tips into consideration as well.
As far as the Walverine nickname goes, Walmart is Walmart, and fans of every school across the country shop there. Having traveled much of the country, the type of patrons that frequent Walmart are similar in each state. Implying that Wolverine fans are the stereotypical Walmart patron is prejudice because there are fans of every school that fit the mold. I contend that other schools have more of these stereotypical Walmart patrons than Michigan. Walk into a Walmart in Ohio and it will be very difficult for you to disagree.
Just make sure you have a working spell check and do your thing. You should have seen my rough draft.
Well said and thank you. While I'd like to blame my hand held, I can't. It's my laziness that allowed for such an egregious error.
However, it still leaves us with the problem of how to properly address a "Michigan man". Mr. Taco's essay is still a bit mysterious. While I appreciate your survey of Walmart patrons, it really doesn't bring us to a proper conclusion.
This post was edited by DWags 2 years ago
If you are looking for a proper conclusion as to how to address teams and fans associated with the University of Michigan, might I suggest Michigan, or Wolverines. I myself have never gotten too much into name calling, with the exception of the nut loving fanatics in Ohio. I might refer to MSU as Sparty, but that is not an insult, as you see analysts nation-wide using the term. Oh wait, I have used little brother, but up until the last few years, that was a suitable nickname. To me, you can call us whatever you want because it simply isn't important enough to ruin my day. It's a good rivalry so join in as you see fit.
I will address you as such. Mr. Taco, however, remains a mystery. I usually just say Michigan. I am surprised by the amount of passion that the term Walverine brings out in people. As I've said, it's just as silly as the others and I don't understand why that one is weighed more by your fan base. Why is that worse than "scum" or "meatchicken"? You're correct about "Sparty". I have two shirts that say "Sparty on", and I know when national announcers say "Here comes Sparty" it's endearing not a put down. I also think that most Spartan grads have no problem with it, unless it comes from a wolverine. Go figure that one out.
As far as "little brother", every MSU fan nationwide should be thankful. In retrospect, I think it was one of the better thnings that happened to us in the rivalry.
Is "Meatchicken" something State fans actually use? I've seen a couple Ohio fans use it but don't think I've seen a State fan call us that.
One of the guys who tailgates near us, has like four or five of those rubber chickens and when we play your he puts them onn his flag pole at the tailgate. One is painted like your helmet, one has the words "meatchicken" on it. i dont' know about the rest, but i can only imagine this guy going into whatever the hell store sells them, buying them up, and then sitting in his garage for what, maybe an hour, and painting them in that manner. WTF? It's really not that funny.
BTW, re-reading my original from earlier, I've also capitalized Vagina. I dont' know if I was thinking God, or Jesus at that point, perhaps it's Freudian. However, I'd love to ask a licensed Psychologist why I capitalized both You and Vagina. Perhaps an internet amteur could give it a go.
I need to start drinking much much more to understand this thread.
So its been a while since I've offered a good drunken rant, but since its 4pm and I'm drunk, I figured I'd give the thread a bump. Quite frankly, I had other stuff to rant about, but since I had to go back so far to find the thread, I'll focus on the lack of participation.
I'm a firm believer that "a drunk man's words are a sober man's thoughts". Liquid courage so to speak allows us drinkers to get things off our chests that may otherwise be buried. This thread was started by yours truly to provide an opportunity to relieve the stress of the real world, but I am disappointed that it has all but died.
I would like to challenge the rest of you, and the best post of the night will receive all of my upvotes for at least a day, and if it is worthy, I will upvote the poster everytime I see his (or her) name.
I am quite certain that there are several other drinkers here, so let's hear it...
Its been sometime. But give me to the wee hours of the night and i shall give my best rant i can muster. Might contain salty language!
1) stop bitchin about player rankings- It is what it is!
2) some poster's stop lookin at film and thinkin u know what the fuck ur lookin at!
(3)all be safe/luv all michigan 247 posters!
best 247 site! # goblue
Things I hate:
1. After leaving college it is frowned upon to get drunk every weekend from Thursday night to Monday noon.
2. WTF...I hate pretending I have a little class by not being able to swear on any thread in order to make up for my limited vocabulary.
4. Anyone who hates Michigan.
5. Political correctness.
That's about it...I guess I'm not much of a hater.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by Tom May 10 months ago
I forgot about this thread. I'm going to need some inspiration tonight.
Agree with all of those! Well done.
Great bump. I was thinking about this thread the other day while wandering through the threads on the board.
Had no idea this thread existed.....until now ;). Ill be sure to throw my hat into the ring at some point.
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