The Blog Games Season 2 Holiday Special

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The Blog Games Season 2 Holiday Special!

Week of December 20th, 2021 - January 2nd, 2022

Please read our introduction blog for information if you are new to this event. The rules in this season are the same as the previous one so if you are new or have forgotten, it is advised to read the Rules section of the blog linked above. The accepted time for blogs is Monday at 12 AM EST/9 PM PST (Sunday)/5 AM UTC to Sunday at 11:59 PM EST/8:59 PM PST/4:59 AM UTC (Monday). In other words, the valid time for blogs starts eight (8) days before the week's release and ends two (2) days before. Welcome to 2022!

Blog Rank 8! - toowise: Capital City Origins ~ North America Part 2

Ethaboo's Criteria Grading:

Formatting: 8/10

Grammar: 8/10

Appeal: 9/10

Content/Information: 10/10

Creativity/Uniqueness: 9/10

Ethaboo's Comments:

Do Mars countries next, everybody knows that there are aliens on Mars.

ChineseChen's Comments:

Great series!

ChineseChen's Criteria Grading:

Formatting: 9/10

Grammar: 8/10

Appeal: 9/10

Content/Information: 10/10

Creativity/Uniqueness: 9/10

Blog Rank 8! - hugopernia: 10 places with Christmas-related names

Ethaboo's Criteria Grading:

Formatting: 9/10

Grammar: 8/10

Appeal: 9/10

Content/Information: 9/10

Creativity/Uniqueness: 10/10

Ethaboo's Comments:

Will this make me happy? All I've wanted for Christmas is to have the Christmas spirit lol. I guess it did make me happy though.

ChineseChen's Comments:

Nice formatting! So many Christmas Islands...

ChineseChen's Criteria Grading:

Formatting: 9/10

Grammar: 8/10

Appeal: 9/10

Content/Information: 9/10

Creativity/Uniqueness: 9/10

Blog Rank 8! - akjlddkjslfsd: Card Game 101 #1: Solitaire

Ethaboo's Criteria Grading:

Formatting: 8/10

Grammar: 9/10

Appeal: 8/10

Content/Information: 9/10

Creativity/Uniqueness: 10/10

Ethaboo's Comments:

Solitaire. Be careful though, Google might sue you for copyright. But if you are in court and need a backup, you definitely put more work into your blog than they did with their "version" of Solitaire lol.

ChineseChen's Comments:

The only solitaire I've played before is on Google

ChineseChen's Criteria Grading:

Formatting: 8/10

Grammar: 9/10

Appeal: 8/10

Content/Information: 10/10

Creativity/Uniqueness: 10/10

Blog Rank 7! - toowise: Capital City Origins ~ North America Part 1

Ethaboo's Criteria Grading:

Formatting: 9/10

Grammar: 8/10

Appeal: 9/10

Content/Information: 10/10

Creativity/Uniqueness: 9/10

Ethaboo's Comments:

Almost the last episode of the series, im tearing up. wait. are you telling me that the last episode already came out? NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! lol. having mental breakdowns with covid is fun :)

ChineseChen's Comments:

Almost finished!

ChineseChen's Criteria Grading:

Formatting: 9/10

Grammar: 8/10

Appeal: 9/10

Content/Information: 10/10

Creativity/Uniqueness: 9/10

Blog Rank 7! - akjlddkjslfsd: Card Game 101 #2: Spider Solitaire

Ethaboo's Criteria Grading:

Formatting: 8/10

Grammar: 9/10

Appeal: 8/10

Content/Information: 9/10

Creativity/Uniqueness: 10/10

Ethaboo's Comments:

I play a lot of card games with my grandparents when I get to see them, might play this with them, sounds fun.

ChineseChen's Comments:

Interesting learning about a game I've never played before

ChineseChen's Criteria Grading:

Formatting: 8/10

Grammar: 9/10

Appeal: 9/10

Content/Information: 10/10

Creativity/Uniqueness: 10/10

Blog Rank 6! - Quizmaster: The Most Upvoted Quizzes of 2021

Ethaboo's Criteria Grading:

Formatting: 8/10

Grammar: 9/10

Appeal: 10/10

Content/Information: 9/10

Creativity/Uniqueness: 10/10

Ethaboo's Comments:

Very nice, although still did not motivate me enough to actually upvote quizzes.

ChineseChen's Comments:

I would've bet on my life that Random Mystery Country would be on here.

ChineseChen's Criteria Grading:

Formatting: 8/10

Grammar: 9/10

Appeal: 10/10

Content/Information: 9/10

Creativity/Uniqueness: 9/10

Blog Rank 6! - cuotak: What lead to success according to Chinese?

Ethaboo's Criteria Grading:

Formatting: 8/10

Grammar: 9/10

Appeal: 10/10

Content/Information: 9/10

Creativity/Uniqueness: 10/10

Ethaboo's Comments:

A lot of Chinese blogs this week I see, not complaining.

ChineseChen's Comments:

Interesting.

ChineseChen's Criteria Grading:

Formatting: 8/10

Grammar: 9/10

Appeal: 9/10

Content/Information: 10/10

Creativity/Uniqueness: 9/10

Blog Rank 6! - BigGeographyGuy: What if the Dutch Empire Reunited Today?

Ethaboo's Criteria Grading:

Formatting: 8/10

Grammar: 9/10

Appeal: 9/10

Content/Information: 10/10

Creativity/Uniqueness: 8/10

Ethaboo's Comments:

Yes. The Dutch must take back their colonial empire at once. They deserve more than the puny ABC islands, THEY MUST HAVE MORE!!!

ChineseChen's Comments:

Great formatting

ChineseChen's Criteria Grading:

Formatting: 10/10

Grammar: 9/10

Appeal: 9/10

Content/Information: 10/10

Creativity/Uniqueness: 9/10

Blog Rank 5! - Stewart: Most Popular JetPunk Series - 2021

Ethaboo's Criteria Grading:

Formatting: 9/10

Grammar: 9/10

Appeal: 10/10

Content/Information: 10/10

Creativity/Uniqueness: 9/10

Ethaboo's Comments:

I want most popular Blog Series please. And btw my very, VERY good friend Pandora49 definitely doesnt deserve to be top 9.

ChineseChen's Comments:

No comment (Stewartbanningmephobia)

ChineseChen's Criteria Grading:

Formatting: 8/10

Grammar: 9/10

Appeal: 10/10

Content/Information: 10/10

Creativity/Uniqueness: 9/10

Blog Rank 5! - Fuse: US Cities vs their British Counterparts

Ethaboo's Criteria Grading:

Formatting: 9/10

Grammar: 9/10

Appeal: 8/10

Content/Information: 10/10

Creativity/Uniqueness: 10/10

Ethaboo's Comments:

Newark is better than Newark. Ha take that Newark.

ChineseChen's Comments:

Interesting

ChineseChen's Criteria Grading:

Formatting: 10/10

Grammar: 9/10

Appeal: 9/10

Content/Information: 10/10

Creativity/Uniqueness: 9/10

Blog Rank 4! - Iluvbread123: Why do some Chinese people dislike Qing?

Ethaboo's Criteria Grading:

Formatting: 9/10

Grammar: 9/10

Appeal: 9/10

Content/Information: 10/10

Creativity/Uniqueness: 10/10

Ethaboo's Comments:

Should I dislike Qing?

ChineseChen's Comments:

So many links! Great blog

ChineseChen's Criteria Grading:

Formatting: 9/10

Grammar: 9/10

Appeal: 10/10

Content/Information: 10/10

Creativity/Uniqueness: 9/10

Blog Rank 4! - Stewart: Top Quizmakers by Language

Top Quizmakers by Language

Stewart

Overall Score: 94/100

Ethaboo's Criteria Grading:

Formatting: 9/10

Grammar: 9/10

Appeal: 10/10

Content/Information: 9/10

Creativity/Uniqueness: 10/10

Ethaboo's Comments:

Bonjour. Please make a Sawi language please lol

ChineseChen's Comments:

Interesting

ChineseChen's Criteria Grading:

Formatting: 10/10

Grammar: 9/10

Appeal: 10/10

Content/Information: 9/10

Creativity/Uniqueness: 9/10

Blog Rank 4! - Aficionado: Weird and Unknown Flags from Around the World - #3

Ethaboo's Criteria Grading:

Formatting: 10/10

Grammar: 9/10

Appeal: 9/10

Content/Information: 10/10

Creativity/Uniqueness: 9/10

Ethaboo's Comments:

Flags. I would like to make a suggestion though: More.

ChineseChen's Comments:

More slightly funny flags yay

ChineseChen's Criteria Grading:

Formatting: 10/10

Grammar: 9/10

Appeal: 9/10

Content/Information: 10/10

Creativity/Uniqueness: 9/10

Blog Rank 4! - TheNatureThread: The Official Flag of JetPunk!

Ethaboo's Criteria Grading:

Formatting: 9/10

Grammar: 9/10

Appeal: 10/10

Content/Information: 9/10

Creativity/Uniqueness: 10/10

Ethaboo's Comments:

Congrats Aficionado for winning the obvious best award in the world.

ChineseChen's Comments:

Congrats to Aficionado!

ChineseChen's Criteria Grading:

Formatting: 10/10

Grammar: 9/10

Appeal: 10/10

Content/Information: 8/10

Creativity/Uniqueness: 10/10

Blog Rank 4! - MG17: RRR: Reviewing, Roasting, and Rating: Brazilian Soccer Anthems - #2

Ethaboo's Criteria Grading:

Formatting: 10/10

Grammar: 8/10

Appeal: 9/10

Content/Information: 10/10

Creativity/Uniqueness: 10/10

Ethaboo's Comments:

Great, even though I don't enjoy sports it is still pretty entertaining. Amazing formatting as well.

ChineseChen's Comments:

A great sequel!

ChineseChen's Criteria Grading:

Formatting: 10/10

Grammar: 8/10

Appeal: 9/10

Content/Information: 10/10

Creativity/Uniqueness: 10/10

Blog Rank 3! - baptistegorce: Interview of a JetPunker #19 - SWATkun

Ethaboo's Criteria Grading:

Formatting: 9/10

Grammar: 9/10

Appeal: 10/10

Content/Information: 10/10

Creativity/Uniqueness: 10/10

Ethaboo's Comments:

If only I could do something about the banned word.

ChineseChen's Comments:

Great and interesting interview!

ChineseChen's Criteria Grading:

Formatting: 9/10

Grammar: 8/10

Appeal: 10/10

Content/Information: 10/10

Creativity/Uniqueness: 10/10

Blog Rank 3! - Geopro: Dawn of the JetPunk Empires - Part VII

Ethaboo's Criteria Grading:

Formatting: 9/10

Grammar: 9/10

Appeal: 10/10

Content/Information: 10/10

Creativity/Uniqueness: 9/10

Ethaboo's Comments:

Sawiwi didn't bribe me, good attempt. I don't know about the weakling I work with though lol. (pls don't ban it was only a joke pls have mercy)

ChineseChen's Comments:

SAWIWI (Your wish has been granted, Geopro)

ChineseChen's Criteria Grading:

Formatting: 9/10

Grammar: 10/10

Appeal: 10/10

Content/Information: 10/10

Creativity/Uniqueness: 9/10

Blog Rank 3! - TheNatureThread: National Flag Awards

Ethaboo's Criteria Grading:

Formatting: 9/10

Grammar: 9/10

Appeal: 9/10

Content/Information: 10/10

Creativity/Uniqueness: 10/10

Ethaboo's Comments:

Great creativity, very enjoyable blog to see others opinions on the flags of the world that reject humor.

ChineseChen's Comments:

I agree with most of these

ChineseChen's Criteria Grading:

Formatting: 10/10

Grammar: 9/10

Appeal: 10/10

Content/Information: 10/10

Creativity/Uniqueness: 9/10

Blog Rank 2! - Iluvbread123: Emperors of Ming - Part 2

Ethaboo's Criteria Grading:

Formatting: 10/10

Grammar: 9/10

Appeal: 9/10

Content/Information: 10/10

Creativity/Uniqueness: 10/10

Ethaboo's Comments:

Chinese history still makes no sense to me, but amazing attempt to knock me out of my stupidity.

ChineseChen's Comments:

Very thorough information!

ChineseChen's Criteria Grading:

Formatting: 9/10

Grammar: 9/10

Appeal: 10/10

Content/Information: 10/10

Creativity/Uniqueness: 10/10

Honorable Mentions

Before we get into the number one blog this week, I would like to introduce the 3 honorable mentions for this week! Also, I did forget to say that the Honorable Mentions will NOT actually be based on the criteria, just my opinion on the blog, but I will still be rating them. For the first honorable mention, I would like to present...

Einstein100102 - Algeria Explained

88/100

QuizzerBros - WWII - The Leadup to War

87/100

moonshot - 10 Stupidest Canadian Laws

86/100

Blog Rank 1! - Stewart: JetPunk 2021 - Year in Review

Ethaboo's Criteria Grading:

Formatting: 10/10

Grammar: 10/10

Appeal: 10/10

Content/Information: 10/10

Creativity/Uniqueness: 9/10

Ethaboo's Comments:

Everybody waits, everybody is happy lol

ChineseChen's Comments:

Great blog!

ChineseChen's Criteria Grading:

Formatting: 9/10

Grammar: 10/10

Appeal: 10/10

Content/Information: 10/10

Creativity/Uniqueness: 9/10

Awards

Here are the winners of the 4 weekly awards! Since this episode includes two weeks of blogs, we decided that each award should have two winners.

Best Informational - Iluvbread123Emperors of Ming - Part 2 and FuseUS Cities vs their British Counterparts

Funniest moonshot10 Stupidest Canadian Laws and AficionadoWeird and Unknown Flags from Around the World - #3

Best Title StewartJetPunk 2021 - Year in Review and MG17RRR: Reviewing, Roasting, and Rating: Brazilian Soccer Anthems - #2

Favorite of Judges cuotakWhat lead to success according to Chinese? and TheNatureThread
National Flag Awards

Milestones

Einstein100102 - 5000!

Congratulations!

Blog News!

Aficionado, Stewart, and MG17 will be on cooldown for Week 6. Fill out this form to apply to be a guest judge next week! The Season 2 bar chart will be updated (remind me if I don't). Since this episode included two weeks of blogs, we allowed for two blogs of one series to be in the Top 8. As a holiday present for everyone, all cooldowns were ignored in this episode!

Conclusion

I thank you for reading this week's Blog Games! Hopefully next week the blogs can be better than ever. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please state in the comments. We hope you enjoyed! Bye!

The Blog Games Season 2

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Level 55
Jan 5, 2022
first comment
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Level 65
Jan 5, 2022
Second!
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Level 55
Jan 5, 2022
lol
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Level 65
Jan 5, 2022
Great again, thanks for 2 places! Since there are 8 ranks in total, do I get 9 points?

i almost had a plan to release 2 more blogs in the last 2 days of last week to take advantage of 4 blogs being allowed but i was too lazy

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Level 63
Jan 5, 2022
11 points actually (not including awards)
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Level 65
Jan 5, 2022
Birmingham or Birmingham?
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Level 55
Jan 5, 2022
???
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Level 63
Jan 5, 2022
US vs. UK cities
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Level 55
Jan 5, 2022
ik that, just that goaty is extremely confusing in school or not lol
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Level 56
Jan 5, 2022
Great episode as always. I’m actually working a super long contest sort of like BG (don’t worry, I’ll credit you).
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Level 55
Jan 5, 2022
I've got some good blogs coming this week...
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Level 38
Jan 5, 2022
Everybody hate cooldowns... argh.

Hope your COVID be exterminated, like our plans to do with the censored word. Since that the grammar of Baptiste interview should be drastically reduced, or some points must be taken out like you did with Cuotak by swearing. SWATkun was clearly swearing Stewart because of Picked Salamander Acrobatics Award!

Btw I cannot send my bid to Guest Judge... world is boring.

And happy that there was more coverage of blogs on this episode, although we needed to wait the Christmas break :)

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Level 65
Jan 5, 2022
Update the Leaderboard! And remember Aficionado's points from last time, you'll have to change last week's points.
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Level 65
Jan 5, 2022
Stewart: 24

Aficionado: 17

BGG: 16

TNT: 14

Bread: 13

Toowise: 12

MG: 12

Baptiste: 11

QM: 10

Geopro: 10

Cuotak: 10

Cathlete: 9

Akj: 8

MiecraftMan: 7.5

Einstein: 7

Jiao: 6.5

Squid: 5.5

Camus: 5

Fuse: 5

Moonshot: 4

ElementalPixel: 2.5

adillman: 2

CringeDragon: 2

Rose: 1

Hugopernia: 1

QuizzerBros: 1

I did it myself lol

Now you can give me the Vegetables Laminated with Uranium award (Voluntary Leaderboard Update).

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Level 38
Jan 5, 2022
Give me the Royal Green Jelly Fruit Award (Remember Guest Judge Form) then
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Level 66
Jan 5, 2022
3 members + the creator of the Quadruple Alliance in top 7!!!

#QuadAllianceIsTheBest

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Level 56
Jan 5, 2022
Quacks in Astronomy Invisibly Take Brownies.
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Level 38
Jan 6, 2022
Miecraft
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Level 65
Jan 10, 2022
Still not lol
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Level 55
Jan 10, 2022
chen is the one who makes it, blame him
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Level 64
Jan 5, 2022
13th uh oh this is an unlucky number! I think this has been the longest BG blog ever lol.
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Level 38
Jan 5, 2022
We Atleticanos say “13 é Galo (13 is Galo [Rooster])”. Unlucky for the rivals, mainly this year 😎⚫️⚪️🐔
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Level 75
Jan 5, 2022
I would like to ask:

If grammar on a blog is practically perfect, then how does it get 9/10 instead of 10/10?

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Level 63
Jan 5, 2022
If you're talking about your blog, I saw a few minor mistakes. Thank my writing teacher for turning me into a nitpick for grammar. But you're right, we should be slightly more lenient on grammar because a lot of JetPunk users aren't native English speakers.
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Level 75
Jan 6, 2022
What mistakes did you mean? I proofread my blog afterwards and didn't notice any mistakes. If you are talking about me using both American and British English depending on whether the place was American or British, then that was purposeful and shouldn't be demeaned.
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Level 63
Jan 6, 2022
"'5 of the 8 largest cities in Massachusetts are named after places in England.'," should be "'5 of the 8 largest cities in Massachusetts are named after places in England,'"

"York is a cathedral city, and one of the largest cities in Northern England" should be "York is a cathedral city and one of the largest cities in Northern England"

"The much larger Boston, Massachusetts is named after Boston, Lincolnshire" should be "The much larger Boston, Massachusetts, is named after Boston, Lincolnshire"

As said, some very minor mistakes. Sorry for being a nitpick though

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Level 66
Jan 6, 2022
My my, you have eagle eyes. Even a small comma deducts one whole point? That reminds me of my maths teacher. He used to deduct one whole damn mark if instead of an implies sign, I put a therefore sign. 🙄

And what's the difference in the first sentence and its proposed correct equivalent? I don't notice anything different.

And moreover, there are differences in the style of English used across countries. For example, the Oxford comma is fairly common in the US, but not in the Commonwealth countries. I hope you are aware of these regional differences.

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Level 75
Jan 6, 2022
For the first one, I was quoting that directly from my other blog, where the point ends in a full stop.

The second one is really still correct - although placing a comma there helps to give a bit of a pause.

The third one isn't necessary either.

These three 'mistakes' shouldn't mean that I get deduced by a point on Grammar, because the rest was pretty much perfect.

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Level 65
Jan 6, 2022
I agree with Fuse. Anyway Grammar isn't a great point, as most native or native-like speakers will only have those minor mistakes, and for non-native speakers it's unfair. It wouldn't make sense to change now, but I think a better category would be writing style in general, such as word choice and presentation style, rather than nitpicking grammar.

So what were my mistakes?

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Level 73
Jan 6, 2022
I'd say grammar should be kept. It is a fair category as poor English would mean that others may struggle to understand what the writer intends to express. But, I should say that a lot of the times, many of the blogs shouldn't really be rated on these particular categories.
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Level 55
Jan 6, 2022
Ok, I would like to clear one thing up. I understand that you all are very disappointed with some of the grades presented in this holiday special of the Blog Games. The thing is though is that we have had to grade 28 entire gradable blogs for this singular blog, and with real-life problems, it has taken a while to actually grade all of these. It is really challenging to take time and focus on every single detail in a blog if you are on a schedule and are trying to make good blogs for everyone, decreasing some quality. Blog Games isn't and never was suppose to be a series that was focused on quality, and more on entertainment for everyone reading it. I and ChineseChen both take time out of both of our days to help make this content for people we've never met before, and I really hate to see people argue over something repeatedly that can easily be changed. Criticism for us is greatly appreciated, and are working on trying to fix this, but it isn't necessary to be this angry (CONTINUED).
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Level 55
Jan 6, 2022
over something as simple as this. Fuse, even though you earned a 5th place in this blog, all of these blogs have been accumulated over the past 2 weeks, meaning that there is a higher chance your score will be lower due to this. A 93/100 is still really promising, and you still made a VERY great blog, and a score from a person you've never met should not really matter that much, as this series was never meant to act as a competition in the first place. Whenever I see a notification sent to me, I'm always hoping that it won't be an argument, but at this point it is never the case. So please, stop arguing over something I would say is stupid and basically meaningless, because you shouldn't take harm to these grades. I'm sorry if I said too much, its just that when I talk about something, I normally get really ramped up and keep going until everything in my brain is said. I hope I didn't offend anyone.
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Level 65
Jan 5, 2022
Me too lol

10/10 Grammar be like: Salutations, dear readers of my article. In this piece, I shall be discussing which honors and awards I would bestow upon the banners of the nations of the planet.

zootuber would probably get a good score

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Level 55
Jan 5, 2022
10/10 in 1600 England, great job lol
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Level 66
Jan 5, 2022
That's American because of honors. 😉
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Level 73
Jan 6, 2022
Formal grammar in informal writing wouldn't be good since it's not appropriate
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Level 38
Jan 6, 2022
Estás vós a insinuar de que minha linguística é condenável?
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Level 73
Jan 6, 2022
Assuming that Google Translate did its job right, I wouldn't be commenting on something I have little idea of.

What I was implying was simply that "appropriate language" is dependent on context. For example, "gonna", although does not exist in formal English, is widely accepted in informal language, thus practically correct and, in some cases, more appropriate.

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Level 38
Jan 6, 2022
I was only joking with the fact that no one will receive 10 in Grammar lol
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Level 66
Jan 5, 2022
How much point would someone get if they got 8th rank, like Toowise?
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Level 55
Jan 5, 2022
1.
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Level 73
Jan 5, 2022
Got up before 7 am to go to school witness this gamer moment

GG

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Level 55
Jan 5, 2022
Lol
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Level 38
Jan 6, 2022
Grilled Grapes Award?
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Level 56
Jan 6, 2022
Why Award?
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Level 38
Jan 6, 2022
Because everything is an award
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Level 38
Jan 6, 2022
Update the Leaderboard :)
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Level 75
Jan 7, 2022
Two entries in this blog, one in all the previous, plus number 6 on the leaderboard ! I'm honoured and humbled, thank you for the support, it has inspired me to keep blogging.
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Level 55
Jan 7, 2022
Yes.
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Level 38
Jan 8, 2022
When do we know who is gonna be guest judge?
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Level 55
Jan 8, 2022
week 6 blog
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Level 38
Jan 8, 2022
I mean like, the guest judge will know that was chosen when? On Monday?
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Level 55
Jan 8, 2022
yes a bit before the specified time they put into the form
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Level 38
Jan 9, 2022
Oh, thanks
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Level 65
Jan 12, 2022
Now!
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Level 66
Jan 12, 2022
What happened to this week's Blog Games?
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Level 69
Jan 13, 2022
Um, you've miscalculated the overall score for the interview with Swat-kun.