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Milton Bradley -- Future English Teacher

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by mpcincal, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    John Donovan's Inside Baseball column on SI.com had this gem of a quote from the Rangers' Milton Bradley:

    << Bradley, 30, did what a lot of athletes would do when faced with a difficult injury and a lot of nattering naysayers. He used those doubts like a favorite Louisville Slugger.

    "When I'd say I'm going to be ready for the season, I'd see it written like, 'Bradley claims he'll be ready,' or 'Insists he'll be ready,' like it wasn't really going to happen,'" Bradley told USA Today earlier this year. "When I saw those little adjectives added in there, it gave me all that much more motivation.">>

    I believe Bradley was referring to the words "claims" and "insists." Hmmm! Aren't those actually verbs?
  2. RossLT

    RossLT Guest

  3. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    This week's sign the Apocalypse is upon us!
  4. joe_schmoe

    joe_schmoe Active Member

    You're missing the bigger picture here....someone is still reading the newspaper.
  5. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    no. just us.
  6. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Wait. Verbs? No wonder I failed eighth-grade English in stunning fashion.
  7. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    I thought it was because you were watching Saved By the Bell over and over again rather than doing your homework.
  8. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    That and saying "should have went" instead of "should have gone."

    Fail, this one reeks of.
  9. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    So does ending sentences with prepositions.
  10. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    So does your face.
  11. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    ... No.
  12. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    Ok, how about that's what she said?
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