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zbugni Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist
Two things: It's ARTIST, not DRAWER, and you MULTIPLY something, you don't TIMES it. Those are like first grade things, and I hear them all the time! Even from the teachers.
Seriously, come on.
Sorry for excessive caps, by the way.
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Sapphire-Ashesx Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Not everybody's first language is English.
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HametsuNoCharge Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Because typing multiply is too many letters?

And what if they're legitimately callling people drawers, you pull-out wooden storage container? It COULD be a new creative insult!
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zbugni Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist
You're such a drawer!
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HametsuNoCharge Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am offended you, you drawer!
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Shurely Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I stopped calling visual artists 'drawers' in year three. Yet I use 'times' and 'multiply' equally. Don't ask me why - habit?
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zbugni Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist
I guess. :shrug:
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HorrificSensation Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
you sound like your trying to be a teacher yourself telling us how we should pronounce things XD lol
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:iconzbugni:
zbugni Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist
:y
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allah-saurus Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
I think drawer is perfectly fine for what you do.
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zbugni Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist
You mean someone who draws but isn't good at it, like myself?
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allah-saurus Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
I implied nothing.
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Svataben Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Saying something like "three times four" is correct though. Just saying.
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zbugni Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist
I know it is, I should probably elaborate on that- I mean when people use it as a verb, like "times 1 by 3 to get 3."
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mikepav Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
i will call you a drawer because your 'art' is shit!
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zbugni Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist
D:
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Babushka-Nipples Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
i ate a bunches of macaroni an now im indigested :(
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zbugni Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist
dude, why can't you grammar?
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Penhuin Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now I'm upset because I never memorized my times tables. I cant times my sixes very well.... And it's all your fault.
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rockstar1009 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I keep my drawers in a chest of drawers. Then I drawer upon it.



(okay, so technically the last one is spelled "draw" but pronounced "drawer" thanks to the following vowel sound :B)
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Smoppet Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
I'm a drawer! :la:
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CommanderEVE Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student General Artist
You are? :eyes:
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Smoppet Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
:la: Yes! I make paintings and hold clothes!
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Pinkmitten Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
okay. :(
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shininginthedarkness Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
I've noticed that a lot of people who use 'drawer' don't have English as their primary language. This makes it more understandable, since there's no GOOD reason a 'drawer' isn't 'a person who draws'. A painter paints, after all, and for some reason you can be an 'artist' but not an 'arter'. But obviously to anyone who grew up speaking English and isn't 10 years old, 'drawer' is just a terrible word when not relating to furniture.
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3wyl Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Eh, maths is maths. It's symbols and numbers! :dummy:
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Apricots-from-Nara Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student General Artist
:iconmitunalolplz:WH0 FUCK1NG C4R35 4B0U7 GR4MM4R?
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Sapphire-Ashesx Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
:iconteheplz:
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Ceibita Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
But even with putting numbers in there, you've still managed to spell all the words correctly. TRY HARDER.
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Apricots-from-Nara Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student General Artist
With numbers, it's not even spelled correctly. My post stands.
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redmarlin Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
I tend not to say "you're a good drawer," because I always think of a cabinet or something.
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Self-Epidemic Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
My boyfriend said "redder" once. We argued if it was a word, it was. Just because it sounds wrong doesn't necessarily mean it is.
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Requiemachina Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
artist is a drawer :dummy:
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Avatar-720 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Using 'times' as a verb (i.e. 'to times') is perfectly acceptable informally; it seems more like it's becoming the latest "irregardless", where it is actually a word that exists and is commonly used in given contexts but is seen chiefly as being used only by those who are illiterate or otherwise lacking in their understanding of English.

Similarly, the use of 'drawer' to mean 'one who draws' is also perfectly acceptable, but, like the above example, is used little, and so is often seen as incorrect.
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divine--apathia Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The difference between times, irregardless and drawer is that both times and irregardless 'work', for lack of a better word.

Drawer, however, is unwieldy upon the tongue. Grammar/spelling/etc is a vehicle of meaning and ease. Times and irregardless fit within that. Drawer, doesn't.

On a slightly related note, I hate when people to correct 'I could care less', to look educated.
The thing is, 'I could care less' is a shortened phrase. Originally, the saying was sarcastic. 'I could care less, but I don't see how!' Because it was a popular phrase, it was shorted to 'I could care less'.
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deviant-garde Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
irregardless
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Avatar-720 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The OP didn't criticise 'drawer' being unwieldy, he criticised its use as meaning 'one who draws' (I assume; I doubt many people use 'drawer' to mean 'artist' and use it more to mean 'one who draws'). That it's not spoken very easily doesn't invalidate the fact that it's correct when used as meaning 'one who draws'.

I'd argue that 'obfuscate' doesn't exactly roll off the tongue, but does that mean it's not correct to use?
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divine--apathia Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Times is correct. 5 times 5, 5 multiply 5 and 5 by 5 are all correct.

The much, much larger problem is people mixing the terms 'wieght' and 'mass' up.
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zbugni Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist
That is a problem.
But what about "times four by five to get twenty?"
That's what I was wondering about.
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divine--apathia Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It's informal, but informal =/= incorrect.
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zbugni Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist
Okay.
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theRealPadster Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Yeah, the weight thing is annoying.
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PuzzledHeartBox Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
What is this "wieght" thou speakest of?
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divine--apathia Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
huh, my spell check turns weight into wieght.
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PuzzledHeartBox Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Your spell check is an evil son of a bitch who can't spell :shakefish:
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PuzzledHeartBox Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Quit being such a drawer, the dumbness increased times 10 since you posted here :iconfrageplz:
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theRealPadster Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I approve of this message. You put things in a drawer.
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:iconzbugni:
zbugni Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist
Exactly :)
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Art-of-Hilt Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
I can put things in artists too IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN

YEAH I THINK YOU DO

i mean a penis
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Solum-Ipsum Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
mypenisinadrawer.pcx :'3
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theRealPadster Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Sigh. After I typed that I saw that one coming.
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