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Re: starting a sentence with the word "anymore"

Postby kokorodoko on Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:22 am

jimmy spako wrote:It's not "grammatically incorrect". Anymore is an adverb. It is just as legitimate as "these days" or "nowadays".

Does "I don't love you these days" or "I don't love you recently" mean the same as "I don't love you anymore"?
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Re: starting a sentence with the word "anymore"

Postby kokorodoko on Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:24 am

bishopdante wrote:Anyway / anyhow it's an annoying verbal tic.

What is there to replace them with? "Anywho" is annoying though.
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Re: starting a sentence with the word "anymore"

Postby Angus Jung on Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:14 pm

jimmy spako wrote: prefacing old man yells at cloud shit.

"Anymore, you gotta take out a loan to afford a gotdamn pack of smokes!"

That's how I think of it - a preface to an Andy Rooney-style complaint about the world these days.
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Re: starting a sentence with the word "anymore"

Postby RSMurphy on Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:36 pm

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Anymore, it is what it is, although.


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Re: starting a sentence with the word "anymore"

Postby Tommy on Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:57 pm

A_Man_Who_Tries wrote:Never encountered this, but seems pretty awful. Crap.


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Re: starting a sentence with the word "anymore"

Postby kokorodoko on Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:20 pm

This made me think of ending a sentence with "at all at all". Literally like that, "at all", twice. I saw it in a Robert Anton Wilson book and thought it was a mistake, but then it appeared in other places and I wondered if this was some sort of weird tic of his. But there really is an expression like that. Apparently an Irish thing.
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Re: starting a sentence with the word "anymore"

Postby superslacker on Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:46 pm

Crap.
I've been noticing people, especially politicians, starting sentences with "Look" or "Listen" a lot lately. "I mean" is another one.
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Re: starting a sentence with the word "anymore"

Postby Boombats on Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:28 pm

jimmy spako wrote:"Anymore, you'd be hard pressed to find a wang this leathery." etc.

That is the ONLY context in which this is acceptable.
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Re: starting a sentence with the word "anymore"

Postby Redline on Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:32 pm

Anymore, it is what it is, although, at the end of the day, you know what I mean?...
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Re: starting a sentence with the word "anymore"

Postby Me Again on Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:56 pm

In that vein, I once had the idea of writing a purposely bad collaborative novel with a few friends, and the worst introductory sentence a friend and I could come up with was, "It was a night as dark as it was stormy."

"Methinks" could be added at the beginning.
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Re: starting a sentence with the word "anymore"

Postby jimmy spako on Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:09 pm

The storminess of the night was matched only by the degree of darkness, which was high. Anymore, it was damn near impossible to get a guy to call you Ishmael. "Ishmael, smischmael," he thought to himself, and then out loud: "My mother has a fish smell." It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was what it was.
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Re: starting a sentence with the word "anymore"

Postby Me Again on Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:19 pm

jimmy spako wrote:The storminess of the night was matched only by the degree of darkness, which was high. Anymore, it was damn near impossible to get a guy to call you Ishmael. "Ishmael, smischmael," he thought to himself, and then out loud: "My mother has a fish smell." It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was what it was.


As an expensive prank, I would love to send that to a professional line editor.
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Re: starting a sentence with the word "anymore"

Postby enframed on Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:52 am

kokorodoko wrote:This made me think of ending a sentence with "at all at all". Literally like that, "at all", twice. I saw it in a Robert Anton Wilson book and thought it was a mistake, but then it appeared in other places and I wondered if this was some sort of weird tic of his. But there really is an expression like that. Apparently an Irish thing.


Reminds of of people who start sentences with "And also too."

I know two people who do this.
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Re: starting a sentence with the word "anymore"

Postby kokorodoko on Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:29 pm

From "things you are getting tired of hearing":

djimbe on Wed Oct 29, 2014 wrote:sentences that start with the word "anymore".


This has been frustrating OP for a long time apparently.
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Re: starting a sentence with the word "anymore"

Postby RBoyer on Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:56 am

I have never heard anyone start a sentence with “anymore.” I’m fascinated by this. Is it a regional dialect thing? Mind would prolly asplode if I encountered this.
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Re: starting a sentence with the word "anymore"

Postby Speedie on Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:46 am

I have never heard anyone do this, If I did, I would assume they have some sort of cognitive deficiency. "anyway", yes. a way to wrap up a conversation, or a thought you're expressing verbally. This is fine.
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Re: starting a sentence with the word "anymore"

Postby djimbe on Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:26 am

kokorodoko wrote:From "things you are getting tired of hearing":

djimbe on Wed Oct 29, 2014 wrote:sentences that start with the word "anymore".


This has been frustrating OP for a long time apparently.


Yes. Yes it has. One of my huge pet peeves along with people who can't wrap their arms around "to, two, too" and "they're, their, there". When professional people fuck up either of those word groups I shut them right out of consideration that they have any brains. Unfortunately, I work with professional people who fuck those groups up ALL THE TIME.
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