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Duggie 08-16-2008 12:47 PM

"The" Great Smoky Mountains
Not to get too technical here, but the article "the" would be appropriate to describe the "smokie" mountains:

"An article is a word that combines with a noun to indicate the type of reference being made by the noun. The three main articles in the English language are the, an and a. An article is sometimes called a noun marker, although this is generally considered to be an archaic term.[1]
It is sometimes wondered which part of speech articles belong to. Despite much speculation, articles are not adjectives, as they do not describe nouns; THEY JUST AGREE WITH THEM. " (Wikipedia)

One does not go to Grand Canyon (there are places called this), they go to THE Grand Canyon. One does not go to THE Yellowstone National Park, because "THE" does not agree with it ;-)

JimmyC 08-16-2008 05:47 PM

Uhm, OK!

Perhaps someone could tell you where to go without using an article?

Heavy hittin' with the Wikipedia, there. And the "the" I used was a definite article. Right? Right. So, hope THAT wasn't too technical. :rolleyes:

BlueRaiderFan 08-16-2008 06:25 PM

(In Boomhowers voice) Man, dang all this old dang old fancy talk man!:eek: :biggrin:

Duggie 08-16-2008 08:53 PM


Sorry if I came across as an abrasive individual, I am not. There was some discussion in one of Byrons fishing reports as to weather the Smoky Mountains should be called the THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS or just refer to them as GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS. This was my rationale as to why they should be called THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS.

Sorry if I offended you or any one else concerning this matter.

Duggie 08-16-2008 08:57 PM


Fishermansfly 08-16-2008 10:05 PM

:confused: :mad: :eek: Who cares! There be fish in dem dar hills! So go an git yourself one dem dar fly rod doo hickies and fiiiiiish! Jeeze, someone else tell him to git off dat puter and fish? Dif all else don't make no difference git yourself some shine, that there should make dis all b betur!


Also I speak south fluently! Southern English Major

Duggie 08-16-2008 10:13 PM


AAAAAAAWWWWWWWW!!!!!! Some one I can finally UNDERSTAND!!!!!!!! ;-)

Fishermansfly 08-16-2008 11:09 PM


Originally Posted by Duggie (Post 56741)

AAAAAAAWWWWWWWW!!!!!! Some one I can finally UNDERSTAND!!!!!!!! ;-)

Oh, I forgot to add...every word stated above was easily two syllables!:cool:

Duggie 08-17-2008 12:17 AM


Yep, your right!!!!!!!!!! Counted every one of them!

ttas67 08-17-2008 10:06 AM

It is correct to not have "the" in the title. This is because you do not use articles with proper nouns or names. For this same reason, Byron's store is "Little River Outfitters", not "The Little River Outfitters". Another example: We say "Doctor Smith", not "The Doctor Smith".

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