I wish there was a word for...
Jºnªthªn · 10 years, 10 months ago
Do you people ever get tired of arguing semantics and correcting people's grammar rather than addressing the point of their posts?
Gordondon son of Ethelred · 10 years, 10 months ago
Should I be an obnoxious pendant and say that this topic should have been called "I wish there were a word for..?
No I won't, that would be obnoxious.
There should be a word for words there should be a word for.
A girl named Becca · 10 years, 10 months ago
The issue is not with tense, but with mood. (And, of course, "were" is not a future tense form.) Since the point is that these words don't actually exist, using the indicative mood ("was") is inappropriate - the subjunctive ("were") is required instead.
lawrence · 10 years, 10 months ago
I wish there had been a word for when people misuse the subjunctive. :)
Sam Dabrusin · 10 years, 9 months ago
In Japanese, I don't think there's a word for lost. At least, when I lost my friend's ball, he said "It became nothing".
Not "Sam Lost My Ball!!!" or "IT WENT ON THE ROOF AND IT'S LOST FOREVER!!"
It became nothing.
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