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I am now as old as she was when she born me. It's scaring to watch how I come to be like her in everything.
 
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I love my mother, as u all do i think....

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>when she born me
Hmmm, that's a rare usage. Is that how you'd say it in Russian? You could have also said 'birth me', or is that 'birthed me'?!
 
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Better grammer is gave birth to me
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Better spelling is grammar
 
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A sentence with both a subject and a verb is even better grammar.
At the risk of staying on topic: I grew up without my father, but it will be another 13 years before I am as old as my grandfather was when I was born. That's the person I struggle to avoid becoming.
[This message has been edited by Michael Ernest (edited January 01, 2002).]
 
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Hmmm, that's a rare usage. Is that how you'd say it in Russian? You could have also said 'birth me', or is that 'birthed me'?!
Absolutely. That's why I could never understand why in English they say "was born" but not "she born me". Also, in Russian this word has two forms, "Perfect" ("rodit'", bear(birth?)) and "Imperfect" ("rogat' ", bearing/birthing). The last one denotes process and is also used to sarcastically depict any difficult intellectual activity. For example, a programmer is writing user manual You enter the room, make sarcastic face and ask "bearing" ? (birthing would be probably better)
 
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In English we would say "she bore me" rather than "she born me". "She gave birth to me" is more common, but not the only way. Of course, avoid "she bored me" unless you mean something else entirely...
Hmmm... "bear" and "bore" are overloaded with enough other meanings that we probably use "gave birth to" just for clarity. E.g. "She can't bear children" could mean either "she is unable to give birth" or "she can't tolerate children". Or both, I suppose.
> A sentence with both a subject and a verb is even better grammar.
??? I see subjects and verbs in all the preceding sentences.
As for the main topic - none of my parents or grandparents are known for compulsive linguistic nitpicking (fortunately), so there is at least one major point of divergence from them. Other than that - well, there are some specific traits in my parents that I would prefer not to emulate, but overall there are plenty more that I'd be proud to inherit.
 
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I am now as old as she was when she born me. It's scaring to watch how I come to be like her in everything.


In a few more years it will be even scarier Can't count the number of times I've opened my mouth and heard my mothers words tumble out! There are times I'm tempted to bite my tongue off; luckily they are balanced by the times I crack up with laughter ... used to say I'd never be like her ... ahhh, never say never
 
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Originally posted by Jim Yingst:
As for the main topic - none of my parents or grandparents are known for compulsive linguistic nitpicking (fortunately)


But they are known for compulsive nitpicking in greneral?
 
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>"bear" and "bore" are overloaded with enough other meanings
So when ME asked MI to bear his next child, perhaps he meant bear with? So here's the scenario: Sometime in the future ME's next child will cross paths with MI... and will give her a hard time (the child being worse than it's father)... Then MI will have to tolerate that child's outrageous behaviour, because a long time ago, the child's father ME had already requested MI to do so, publicly on a virtual discussion forum then called "JavaRanch" on what used to be known as the "Internet". It can be safely assumed that when this happens, MI would be atleast as old as her grandmother was when she (MI, not the gammer) was born.
That make sense?
And to pay the obligatory homage to the original topic, I wish to add that my earnest wish would be to show the kind of selfless love and caring (and tolerance) my parents have shown to me, to any kids I may birth later on in life (though, technically, the birthing process would be through the medium of a wife).
 
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Originally posted by Ashik uzzaman:
I love my mother, as u all do i think....

Yep... we all love your mother... she's very nice.
 
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Originally posted by Ashik uzzaman:
I love my mother, as u all do i think....
Originally posted by Thomas Paul:
Yep... we all love your mother... she's very nice.


LOL! I was wondering if anybody was going to comment on that. You were very polite about it too, Thomas.

[This message has been edited by Jason Menard (edited January 02, 2002).]
 
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Originally posted by Jane Griscti:
Can't count the number of times I've opened my mouth and heard my mothers words tumble out!


My wife and I do that all of the time. The first time it took me a minute and then I had to go call my mom and tell her she was right - not about everything just some of them
Having kids just makes you appreciate your parents more.
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Tom & Jason....u people r redeculous....

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