LNH: Legion of Net.Heroes vol 2. #18b: The Argument

Martin Phipps martinphipps2 at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 5 00:29:33 PDT 2006

                                                      The Argument

  "Um, Wikiboy, are you sure?"
  "Absolutely, Deja Dude.  It's Democratic, not Democrat."
  "But if somebody is a member of the Democratic Party, we say he is a
Democrat, not a Democratic."
  "What's your point?"
  "When I say 'Ultimate Ninja voted Democrat', I mean Ultimate Ninja
voted for a Democrat."
  "No, you mean he voted for the Democratic Party!"
  "Wait!  Here's Grammar Lad!  He can clear this up!  Hey!  Grammar
  "Which is correct?  'He voted Democrat' or 'He voted Democratic'?"
  "The correct sentence would be 'He voted democratically'.  You see,
'vote' is an intransitive verb so what follows has to be either an
adverb or a prepositional phrase."
  "Um... but we're not talking about HOW a person voted," Deja Dude
pointed out.  "We're talking about WHO or WHICH PARTY they voted for."
  "Oh.  In that case 'He voted for a Democrat' and 'He voted for the
Democratic Party' would both be correct."
  "I still say 'He voted Democrat' is incorrect," Wikiboy insisted.
  "No you don't," Deja Dude said.  "You don't like 'He voted
Democratic'.  You like 'He voted Democrat' better."
  "So I do."
  "I always enjoy talking to you, Wikiboy," Deja Dude said with a

Wikiboy created by Tom Russell
Deja Dude created by me


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