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Completely off the point,

How is 'whiter' a word? accordingly, blacker, redder, yellower, violeter, bluer are words too?

-gt_ameya-

Yes they are all real words!! Just rarely used :)

-leelee-

grammatically it's correct ("the grass is always greener on the other side"), but logically I think it's questionable...especially white and black:
because something is IMO not redder or blacker but has a more or less intense colour of red or black then, i.e. a different "hue" or "shade of colour" (some might call it pink then or grey )
So I'd perhaps phrase it different, because these comparative forms may be more colloquial (not sure here, perhaps a native speaker knows it better).

-hobglobin-

hobglobin on Wed Sep 21 16:18:13 2011 said:


grammatically it's correct ("the grass is always greener on the other side"), but logically I think it's questionable...especially white and black:
because something is IMO not redder or blacker but has a more or less intense colour of red or black then i.e. a different "hue" or "shade of colour".
So I'd perhaps phrase it different, because these comparative forms may be more colloquial (not sure here, perhaps a natural speaker knows it better).

and what are you, dr H? An unnatural speaker...:lol:...and of course you can use whiter, redder etc....just the same as saying you're "more wrong" most of the time or and me- "more right"......my gosh, Ameya...you're sounding like Sheldon Cooper...:lol:..

-casandra-

casandra on Wed Sep 21 16:35:26 2011 said:


hobglobin on Wed Sep 21 16:18:13 2011 said:


grammatically it's correct ("the grass is always greener on the other side"), but logically I think it's questionable...especially white and black:
because something is IMO not redder or blacker but has a more or less intense colour of red or black then i.e. a different "hue" or "shade of colour".
So I'd perhaps phrase it different, because these comparative forms may be more colloquial (not sure here, perhaps a natural speaker knows it better).

and what are you, dr H? An unnatural speaker......and of course you can use whiter, redder etc....just the same as saying you're "more wrong" most of the time or and me- "more right"......my gosh, Ameya...you're sounding like Sheldon Cooper.....

luckily I edited it before you posted and sure you can use it, but it's senseless as this are colours and not frequencies of being right or wrong...(and here you're surely more often wrong )
what is greener here?


-hobglobin-

hobglobin on Wed Sep 21 16:44:32 2011 said:


casandra on Wed Sep 21 16:35:26 2011 said:


and what are you, dr H? An unnatural speaker......and of course you can use whiter, redder etc....just the same as saying you're "more wrong" most of the time or and me- "more right"......my gosh, Ameya...you're sounding like Sheldon Cooper.....

luckily I edited it before you posted and sure you can use it, but it's senseless as this are colours and not frequencies of being right or wrong...(and here you're surely more often wrong )
what is greener here?




ppfftt....that is easy....green is greener than bright green which is greener than pale green which is less limey greener than lime green which in turn is less army greener than army green and of coursedark, green is the greenest of all....according to casandra's not-so-green brown eyes which are browner than Spidey.....:lol:..

-casandra-

casandra on Wed Sep 21 16:52:19 2011 said:



ppfftt....that is easy....green is greener than bright green which is greener than pale green which is less limey greener than lime green which in turn is less army greener than army green and of coursedark, green is the greenest of all....according to casandra's not-so-green brown eyes which are browner than Spidey.......


and this post showed the most colourful shade of craziness...

-hobglobin-

hobglobin on Wed Sep 21 16:59:39 2011 said:


casandra on Wed Sep 21 16:52:19 2011 said:



ppfftt....that is easy....green is greener than bright green which is greener than pale green which is less limey greener than lime green which in turn is less army greener than army green and of coursedark, green is the greenest of all....according to casandra's not-so-green brown eyes which are browner than Spidey.......


and this post showed the most colourful shade of craziness...

and who gave these labels anyways...that pale green is more minty green and the army green looks more a like a darker avocado...I hope you have no furnitures in any of these greens dr H....:lol:...

-casandra-

The creepy (greeny) craziness of Casandra.

Bringing you all back to the topic,

I spoke to my Boss and we concluded that I should hold the thought of the PhD for at least a year cause the company wants me to stay for a while. So, I can ask for a raise!!!!

The question is how much is a good ask? 10%, 50% or 100% (isn't that one's dream come true)

-gt_ameya-

WOW, good news Ameya!!! Congrats!!!

You shall treat me a great Indian curry serve with Naan-Tandori if I were to visit India.

Usually depends on your company's policy. 10-30% is normal, but still, depend's on your basic income.

-Adrian K-
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