Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Alternate meaning with incorrect grammar

1) Nathaniel bees good
2) Nathaniel is good
3) Nathaniel is being good

The first one indicates that at the given moment, Nathaniel is currently in the state of "good". The second one implies that he is always good. The third is closer to the first one, but still has a different nuanced. It implies a more active state of goodness, while the first is more passive.

"Bad" grammar gives us an additional nuance of meaning that we cannot get with proper grammar.

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