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No, but it is addicting.
I would vote in favor of: addictive
If your addicted then yes, if your not then no ;-)
No, it is not ADICTTING
Yay, my avatar is showing up! Still having posting problems. Chess didn't used to be addictive for me but now it is. Also solving chess problems. My current work is pretty mindless and that helps. When I had to think for a living I played easier games.
Uh-huh, chess chess chess.
I love you. An American who says addictive! The addicting/addictive thing is one of my pet peeves, particularly as addicting is not ENTIRELY incorrect, which makes my disliking it slightly dubious, which just annoys me more :P I guess it annoys me because I would have NEVER said addicting myself, and it strikes me as arising from linguistic laziness, but it's become very common and like I said, it isn't incorrect. It just sounds horrible to me...
Seeing as I'm posting, I may as well get on topic! Chess can be very addictive; it has the ability to shrink the entire world down to one small board and 32 pieces - a world in which you know how to act, in contrast with the real, physical world which can at times overwhelm someone. In short, it can act as a retreat, or as Zapffe would have said, a distraction. You can isolate yourself from the world by playing it, and I guess you can anchor yourself to it in extreme cases. I wonder if there is a way you can use it as a process of sublimation.... in a way, I guess you can, through your playing style, but there are obviously far simpler ways of converting your crises into something positive.
EDIT: Kudos to the OP for admitting that they need to work on their spelling; it's an easy thing to do :) Denying such things means that you need to work on your SELF, which is a much more difficult feat, particularly if you're in the habit of denying your faults.
I fixed my spelling.
No you didn't :P
Addict + ing = addicting, not addictting ;)
I'm not addicted to chess, chess is becoming addicted to me. Therefore, chess can be addicting
I'm in agreement with you.
I've spent eight years earlier in my life as a technical writer and editor. Words were my tools.
In this day and age, people like you and I are considered to be grammar fussbudgets. I don't claim to be perfect, but I do make an effort. lol
(I also wrote short stories and a novel.)
Fussbudgets or not, people SHOULD make the effort! Poor grammar and spelling are my main pet peeves (and occasionally pronunciation, eg. sports commentators - yes, some names may be weird to you, but it's your job! Get it right!) and I've often been called a grammar nazi for it. I don't care though; someone has to remind people of their inaccuracies.
A lot of people don't care, but English is being learned everyday by hundreds of thousands, if not millions of people across the world. It's a wonderful tool for bringing people together, and text speak and linguistic laziness are only going to hinder that process. In many ways, it's actually quite selfish of people to CHOOSE to spell incorrectly, and that is what's happening all too often.
So long story short: huzzah for people like you! What did you write about?
are* only going to hinder that progress.
Hang on I gotta play another game.
A lot of people don't care, but English is being learned everyday by hundreds of thousands, if not millions of people across the world. It's a wonderful tool for bringing people together, and text speak and linguistic laziness is only going to hinder that process. In many ways, it's actually quite selfish of people to CHOOSE to spell incorrectly, and that is what's happening all too often.
I am considered to be an old man now (born the same year as Bobby Fischer), so I do my best not to worry much about what people do or don't do.
But...adverbs. That's one of my peeves. "He ran quick (instead of "quickly")". Adverbs seem to have disappeared. (lol)
What did I write? Here's a sample: http://www.chess.com/forum/view/fun-with-chess/the-old-warriors
Goddammit... thank you!
I quite enjoyed that! Is there a sequence of moves to go with the story? I'd love to see the actual game, if you thought one out or based it on anything. A google search for "Reti-Tartakower Vienna Variation" brings up only your story; a kind of four word google whack, if that wasn't a misnomer by definition.
Also, Otto's insult... a Mozart reference? :D
Well, I wish you good night... but first, shit into your bed and make it burst.
Sleep soundly, my love. Into your mouth, your arse you'll shove!
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