Post by YourAverageJoe on Apr 24, 2006 19:03:46 GMT -5
We've got some really trivial things to study over here too:
A normal Icelandic noun has four forms, the easiest way to find them is using the words "here is..., about..., from... and to...", every form has its own name which has little or nothing to do with those forms (Named form, Experienced form, Acceptance form and Ownership form)
And this is 4th-grade material, it gets even more trivial after that. After a while I realised: The goverment supports grammatical education to feel important, nothing more, nothing less. Grammaticians (or whatever they're called) exist only to create more concepts and rules to complicate every-day speech, and who gains from learning complex grammar rules and concepts? Writers? Future grammaticians and noone else!
Regarding the structure of plastic: appearantly, someone would maybe want to improve on the formula to make plastic more durable, all while retaining it's infamous flexibility.