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2 years ago  ::  Apr 27, 2012 - 11:51PM #201
Ken
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Apr 27, 2012 -- 12:56PM, mytmouse57 wrote:


Apr 26, 2012 -- 10:41PM, mountain_man wrote:

The question is; why are you bothering us about it?



Why do you keep reffering to yourself in the royal third person?



No such thing. "We" isn't the third person. It's the first person plural. Perhaps you're referring to the pluralis maiestatis.

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2 years ago  ::  Apr 28, 2012 - 1:05PM #202
costrel
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Apr 27, 2012 -- 11:51PM, Ken wrote:

Apr 27, 2012 -- 12:56PM, mytmouse57 wrote:

Apr 26, 2012 -- 10:41PM, mountain_man wrote:

The question is; why are you bothering us about it?


Why do you keep reffering to yourself in the royal third person?


No such thing. "We" isn't the third person. It's the first person plural. Perhaps you're referring to the pluralis maiestatis.


It's also not royal either. Rather, it's academic. Yes, certain scholars such as ecocritics and ecofeminists are beginning to write their papers in the first-person singular, but writing in the first-person plural is still the accepted way of referring to oneself in academic discourse. (One should refer to oneself in either the first-person singular or the first-person plural in order to ensure that one writes in the active voice.) 

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2 years ago  ::  Apr 28, 2012 - 1:46PM #203
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2 years ago  ::  Apr 28, 2012 - 3:08PM #204
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Apr 28, 2012 -- 1:05PM, costrel wrote:

Apr 27, 2012 -- 11:51PM, Ken wrote:

Apr 27, 2012 -- 12:56PM, mytmouse57 wrote:

Apr 26, 2012 -- 10:41PM, mountain_man wrote:

The question is; why are you bothering us about it?


Why do you keep reffering to yourself in the royal third person?


No such thing. "We" isn't the third person. It's the first person plural. Perhaps you're referring to the pluralis maiestatis.


It's also not royal either. Rather, it's academic. Yes, certain scholars such as ecocritics and ecofeminists are beginning to write their papers in the first-person singular, but writing in the first-person plural is still the accepted way of referring to oneself in academic discourse. (One should refer to oneself in either the first-person singular or the first-person plural in order to ensure that one writes in the active voice.)


The silliest part of it is that I was not referring to myself but the whole forum.

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I am a Humanist. I believe in a rational philosophy of life, informed by science, inspired by art, and motivated by a desire to do good for its own sake and not by an expectation of a reward or fear of punishment in an afterlife.
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2 years ago  ::  Apr 28, 2012 - 3:56PM #205
Ken
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Apr 28, 2012 -- 3:08PM, mountain_man wrote:


Apr 28, 2012 -- 1:05PM, costrel wrote:

Apr 27, 2012 -- 11:51PM, Ken wrote:

Apr 27, 2012 -- 12:56PM, mytmouse57 wrote:

Apr 26, 2012 -- 10:41PM, mountain_man wrote:

The question is; why are you bothering us about it?


Why do you keep reffering to yourself in the royal third person?


No such thing. "We" isn't the third person. It's the first person plural. Perhaps you're referring to the pluralis maiestatis.


It's also not royal either. Rather, it's academic. Yes, certain scholars such as ecocritics and ecofeminists are beginning to write their papers in the first-person singular, but writing in the first-person plural is still the accepted way of referring to oneself in academic discourse. (One should refer to oneself in either the first-person singular or the first-person plural in order to ensure that one writes in the active voice.)


The silliest part of it is that I was not referring to myself but the whole forum.


That goes without saying. It was obviously just an ordinary first person plural.

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