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Old 05-16-2018, 12:22 PM
Brian Allgar Brian Allgar is offline
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Allen, I think we all grasped more or less immediately that this rather laborious shaggy-cucumber story is about the distinction between its and it's. The trouble is that it simply isn't funny - more of a Drill, I'm afraid, than an Amusement.
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Old 05-16-2018, 12:32 PM
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OK, thanks Allen.

So, the point was to clarify by example the difference between its and it's. It wasn't some sideways comment on non-gender-specific pronouns. And it wasn't a joke about MIT itself, you just wanted to use word 'tautology' for some reason, though what the tautology was/is here, is, as you say, tough to figure out. So, finally, the reason I couldn't see what the joke was here was because there wasn't one: it was simply a piece of prose that used it and it's correctly.

I'm up to speed now.

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Old 05-16-2018, 12:51 PM
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Matt, I'm still laughing! Its a Good-un.
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Old 05-17-2018, 08:40 AM
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If its wit is less than what it's worth, why lessen the lesson?
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