By screwed - 22/12/2010 17:56 - Canada
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wow. it's not that i have a problem with grammar nazis, it's more when they incorrectly try to correct people which most of them do. the OP is correct in saying a MMA because MMA is not a term in itself, but an acronym. any modifying words (a, an, the, etc.) must be used if the acronym was spelled out; in this case it is a mixed martial arts. i know a MMA sounds weird, but it is correct
god damn i hate when grammar nazis incorrectly correct somebody. if your gonna point out mistakes don't point out the ones that don't exist. MMA is an acronym, so any modifying indefinate articles that come directly before it must be treated as if the acronym were spelled out. not only that, but the subject in the sentence is specific (the boyfriend who is a mixed martial arts fighter) so you would again us a instead of an. it may sound weird but it is still correct.
First off.... don't let the guy grapple you.... second he may knwo all that MMA crap..... but nothign is greater then a gun to the shins ...... and btw i grappled with a MMA fighter... loser couldn't wrap his arms around me to do anything right until he got ahold of my torn ligament shoulder
Girlie, since you seem to be new here, please let me give you a small piece of advice. When you decide to eviscerate someone on a long comment thread, make sure you direct it to a specific person. For example, you can say "#24, you're a complete blithering idiot and I hate you and your mother." Alternately, you can say, "DocBastard, I hate you, your comments, your dog, and your country of origin and all its citizens." As it stands now, we can't tell who it is that you abhor, and we're all anxious to find out who that person is. Please enlighten us. Thanks.
My apologies, Good Sir Pendatik. But I'm afraid you misunderstood my comment. The "we're all" was referring to all of us here in Equador (I recently had to move here from Namibia due to a regrettable incident involving Quite_Insane and Sirin, but *I* digress), not the FMLosphere. That was completely my fault for not making that clear.
If you are going to be a grammar nazi, be one for a correct reason. It all depends on pronunciation. If the OP thought out "Mixed Martial Arts" in his head as he wrote "MMA" just to be concise, wouldn't it be incorrect to say "He's an Mixed?" If one says "Em Em Ay" then it is "an Em." Quit being an asshole. You most likely won't read this again, but whatever.
As soon as you see him.... Arm bar!!! Arm bar!!! And when he taps out, tell him what happened.