Personally, I'd just avoid using that phrase entirely. However, "stating" is actually a word that means something completely different from what we intend it too. So, I'd use "statting"; but again my preference is to just avoid using that entirely.
[02:49:24] <Twash> is it
[02:49:26] <Twash> statting up
[02:49:26] <Twash> or stating
[02:49:46] <darkie> post about it in the grammar standards thread!
[02:49:55] <darkie> they both look weird
[02:50:02] <darkie> try to just avoid it
What do you guys think about me HTMLizing this thing over the weekend and subsequently putting it on site so we can have a more permanent reference list for all this grammar, spelling, etc. stuff? (This thread, of course, would remain here to help keep it updated.)
U-turn is "U-turn" when listed as a TM in your Bag or when listed on any Pokémon's move-set. However, in-battle, U-turn is for some reason changed to "U-Turn". Since we're using the TM listed or move-set versions of U-turn, we should, and do use "U-turn" as the correct form. If we want Shoddy Battle 2 to have 100% correct battle logs, it should be "U-Turn" there, but since that's still in development, doesn't need to be discussed here, and quite frankly hardly makes a difference, it doesn't matter.
[02:43:54] <%Stellar> is there a specific rule in grammar thread
[02:43:59] <%Stellar> about using the word outspeed
[02:44:05] <%Stellar> because technically
[02:44:08] <%darkie> not that i remember
[02:44:08] <%Stellar> outspeed isn't a word
[02:44:11] <%darkie> technically it's not a word
[02:44:18] <%Stellar> yeah
[02:44:18] <%darkie> outrun is though
[02:44:22] <%Stellar> :\
[02:44:26] <%Stellar> outpace
[02:44:26] <%Stellar> etc
[02:44:32] <%darkie> yup
[02:44:42] <%darkie> i'd like to think we coined a new word though
I quite like outspeed, but if there's that much of a problem I think outpace and outrun both work - it doesn't really matter. Outspeed is fine in my view, but maybe that's because I have used it so much!