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(Daily Mail)   Norwegian Embassy gifts 700 ornaments to decorate Washington Christmas tree, and they're a scream   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 27
    More: Amusing, The Scream, Union Station, Washington Christmas tree, Norwegian Embassy, Edward Munch, Norway, Norwegian, Nigella Lawson  
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2013-12-04 09:34:03 PM  
They sent ONE ornament, Submidiot.
 
2013-12-04 09:35:06 PM  
Mother of God I can't read.

Castigate me at your leisure.
 
2013-12-04 09:50:08 PM  

NewportBarGuy: Mother of God I can't read.

Castigate me at your leisure.


My plans this year are the 12 castigations of Christmas.

You're welcome to join me.
 
2013-12-04 10:32:24 PM  
I thought this was going to be another Krampus thread.
 
2013-12-04 10:35:44 PM  
Great...now I've got the Munchies.
 
2013-12-04 10:35:56 PM  
This can only be more proof that the whole world hates Obama.
 
2013-12-04 10:40:43 PM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-12-04 10:48:48 PM  
Gives. The verb is "give".

Use it.
 
2013-12-04 10:51:55 PM  
Stop verbing 'gift' tardmitter!
 
2013-12-04 11:00:14 PM  

redsquid: Stop verbing 'gift' tardmitter!


So... Gift:

2gift
transitive verb
: to present (someone) with a gift
Full Definition of GIFT
1
:  to endow with some power, quality, or attribute
2
:  <gifted her with flowers>


Unless I just fell for some troll thing I was unaware of.
 
2013-12-04 11:01:43 PM  

NewportBarGuy: They sent ONE ornament, Submidiot.


From The Farking Article, "More than 700 ornaments hang on the tree branches, each of them a tiny 'screaming man' reflector, making the Christmas tree shine even brighter as they echo the lights of the station."

Just saying.

By the way, how does your foot taste?
 
2013-12-04 11:01:46 PM  

jaytkay: Gives. The verb is "give".

Use it.


Gifts. Also a verb and more descriptive. No charge
 
2013-12-04 11:04:49 PM  
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Huh, would you look at that.  More than ONE ornament of the screaming man.  Makes me wonder how many they really did send....
 
2013-12-04 11:06:39 PM  

Mock26: By the way, how does your foot taste?


Delicious with a nice Chianti.
 
2013-12-04 11:27:29 PM  

NewportBarGuy: Mock26: By the way, how does your foot taste?

Delicious with a nice Chianti.


Don't forget the fava beans.
 
2013-12-04 11:55:40 PM  
Don't these look like Shrinky Dinks??
 
2013-12-04 11:56:13 PM  

NewportBarGuy: Mother of God I can't read.

Castigate me at your leisure.



Blame Obama, it works for the GOP
 
2013-12-04 11:57:59 PM  

skullkrusher: jaytkay: Gives. The verb is "give".

Use it.

Gifts. Also a verb and more descriptive. No charge


Its usage as a verb is archaic, unnecessary, and inefficient. People who use it as such sound foolish.
 
2013-12-05 12:17:30 AM  

Mr. Ekshun: skullkrusher: jaytkay: Gives. The verb is "give".

Use it.

Gifts. Also a verb and more descriptive. No charge

Its usage as a verb is archaic, unnecessary, and inefficient. People who use it as such sound foolish.


Sez you. "Give" is generic. "Gift" implies a certain holiday spirit, and is therefore much more appropriate in this situation.

English, biatch, learn it.
 
2013-12-05 12:49:17 AM  

Confabulat: Mr. Ekshun: skullkrusher: jaytkay: Gives. The verb is "give".

Use it.

Gifts. Also a verb and more descriptive. No charge

Its usage as a verb is archaic, unnecessary, and inefficient. People who use it as such sound foolish.

Sez you. "Give" is generic. "Gift" implies a certain holiday spirit, and is therefore much more appropriate in this situation.

English, biatch, learn it.


Another way of thinking of "gift" vs. "give," although not a universally observed grammatical tradition, is to consider the kinds of objects each usually takes.  One "gives" a thing (direct object) to a person (prepositional object in place of an indirect object) or a person (indirect object) a thing (direct object).  One "gifts" a person (direct object) with a thing (prepositional object as an instrument).

The distinction is parallel to what one finds in other languages.  Latin, for instance, has dare and donare.   Ego nuces sciuro do, sed sciurum nucibus dono.
 
2013-12-05 12:57:28 AM  

telemakhos: Confabulat: Mr. Ekshun: skullkrusher: jaytkay: Gives. The verb is "give".

Use it.

Gifts. Also a verb and more descriptive. No charge

Its usage as a verb is archaic, unnecessary, and inefficient. People who use it as such sound foolish.

Sez you. "Give" is generic. "Gift" implies a certain holiday spirit, and is therefore much more appropriate in this situation.

English, biatch, learn it.

Another way of thinking of "gift" vs. "give," although not a universally observed grammatical tradition, is to consider the kinds of objects each usually takes.  One "gives" a thing (direct object) to a person (prepositional object in place of an indirect object) or a person (indirect object) a thing (direct object).  One "gifts" a person (direct object) with a thing (prepositional object as an instrument).

The distinction is parallel to what one finds in other languages.  Latin, for instance, has dare and donare.   Ego nuces sciuro do, sed sciurum nucibus dono.


That is complicated.

All I know, is someone can give you the flu, but no one ever gifts you the flu.
 
2013-12-05 01:01:03 AM  
They are going to put them up in a public place?

Geez, I am pretty much law-abiding, but I would swipe one of those if I got half a chance.
 
2013-12-05 01:05:55 AM  
Confabulat:

That is complicated.

All I know, is someone can give you the flu, but no one ever gifts you the flu.


There's also a difference between "gifted" children and "given" children.  The former are gifted with abilities by nature, or, to put it another way, nature gifts them with abilities.  The latter are given away to monasteries, because their parents don't want them and so give them to monks who are eager for little oblates to sharpen their quills.
 
2013-12-05 01:15:38 AM  

telemakhos: Confabulat:

That is complicated.

All I know, is someone can give you the flu, but no one ever gifts you the flu.

There's also a difference between "gifted" children and "given" children.  The former are gifted with abilities by nature, or, to put it another way, nature gifts them with abilities.  The latter are given away to monasteries, because their parents don't want them and so give them to monks who are eager for little oblates to sharpen their quills.


Hmm at this point I'm wondering if it's possible to gift a damn.
 
2013-12-05 06:48:23 AM  
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2013-12-05 09:23:40 AM  
Using gift as a verb makes you sound sophisticated like Sarah Palin.
 
2013-12-05 11:03:26 AM  
In Norwegian, "gift" means poison (or married).  Just sayin'.
 
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