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Re: Verbal subjects

@Gerry 3:

> Queue isn't a verb

I queued for a bus: that makes 'queue' a verb in my book.

Can you explain why you truncated your quote of what I said after just four words? Could it be that if you'd quoted all of my statement your dismally limited attempt at a point wouldn't stand?

> Us sheeple will just bugger off...

Nope, should be 'We sheeple...'.

There's this thing called colloquial usage. Sometimes even respected authors have been known to use it. Now I'm not a respected author in the class of John Steinbeck or even Irvine Welsh, but I am at least aware of their existence. And if the concept of rhetorical devices has passed you by, I am so sorry.

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