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post Mar 23 2015, 02:56 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Mar 23 2015, 01:41 PM) *
Don't get Phil started on grammar !! biggrin.gif


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post Mar 24 2015, 02:27 AM
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How about a metal band named THE GRAMMAR POLICE! smile.gif


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post Mar 24 2015, 10:26 AM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Mar 24 2015, 01:27 AM) *
How about a metal band named THE GRAMMAR POLICE! smile.gif


Yep, the songs could all be about correcting bad use of language.

"I couldn't care less" not "I could care less"

"Me too" not "Me to"

"I should have" not "I should of"

That first one makes me get me very annoyed indeed. I hate to say but, I've mostly seen US English speakers perpetuate that misuse of the phrase more than anything and it seems to be spreading sad.gif

I even wrote to David Baldacci because he kept using it incorrectly too. I'm a mild guy but I can't tolerate the abuse of that phrase. laugh.gif



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post Mar 26 2015, 11:56 PM
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Another is "alot" and "abit" and the incorrect use of "I" is prolific! Things like "I've just booked a holiday for my wife and I" grrrrrrrrr
A new one is the repeated use of "Yeah no" when answering a question!!! Listen out for it, horrible!!!!
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post Mar 27 2015, 06:05 AM
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Hehehehe, yeah smile.gif I hear ya. I've gotten to the point where I just read over those types of things lately, including reading over typos and such. I've become a grammar burnout! smile.gif Of course seeing "Their, There, They're" out of sorts, still gets my nickers in a twist now and again smile.gif


QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Mar 24 2015, 05:26 AM) *
Yep, the songs could all be about correcting bad use of language.

"I couldn't care less" not "I could care less"

"Me too" not "Me to"

"I should have" not "I should of"

That first one makes me get me very annoyed indeed. I hate to say but, I've mostly seen US English speakers perpetuate that misuse of the phrase more than anything and it seems to be spreading sad.gif

I even wrote to David Baldacci because he kept using it incorrectly too. I'm a mild guy but I can't tolerate the abuse of that phrase. laugh.gif



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post Mar 27 2015, 06:19 AM
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Oh god, don't start me ...
Here's a few that make me want to petition for concealed carry in Cali.

You can't do something 'on' accident. You do it by accident.

For all intensive purposes v. for all intents and purposes.

What's your guyses opinion? (what's your opinion, guys?)

One in the same v. one and the same.

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post Mar 27 2015, 10:04 AM
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QUOTE (klasaine @ Mar 27 2015, 05:19 AM) *
For all intensive purposes v. for all intents and purposes.


Ouch, I think that one hurts the most! laugh.gif

QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Mar 27 2015, 05:05 AM) *
Hehehehe, yeah smile.gif I hear ya. I've gotten to the point where I just read over those types of things lately, including reading over typos and such. I've become a grammar burnout! smile.gif Of course seeing "Their, There, They're" out of sorts, still gets my nickers in a twist now and again smile.gif


The thing is, it's bad use of language I don't like but I don't mind typos and genuine grammar errors. My typing is atrocious. I'm always having to go back and correct things because I'm going too fast. smile.gif


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post Mar 27 2015, 11:23 AM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Mar 24 2015, 09:26 AM) *
I even wrote to David Baldacci because he kept using it incorrectly too. I'm a mild guy but I can't tolerate the abuse of that phrase. laugh.gif

LOL! That. Is. Awesome. I wonder how much that pissed him off biggrin.gif

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For all intensive purposes v. for all intents and purposes.
What's your guyses opinion? (what's your opinion, guys?)

LMAO! both of those are just golden! Im going to start using them biggrin.gif especially 'intensive purposes', I like that one a lot. More things should have intensive purposes.
I dunno what you guyses think but if the purpose isnt intensive then Im not interested. smile.gif


the best one I read was 'mine due'. In context, the guy was attepnting to say '... mind you ' LOL!


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post Mar 27 2015, 03:12 PM
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QUOTE (bleez @ Mar 27 2015, 02:23 AM) *
I dunno what you guyses think but if the purpose isnt intensive then Im not interested. smile.gif


Priceless!

Here's another ... "six on one hand, half a dozen on the other".


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post Mar 28 2015, 11:16 AM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Mar 27 2015, 05:05 AM) *
Hehehehe, yeah smile.gif I hear ya. I've gotten to the point where I just read over those types of things lately, including reading over typos and such. I've become a grammar burnout! smile.gif Of course seeing "Their, There, They're" out of sorts, still gets my nickers in a twist now and again smile.gif


Isn't that "knickers" Todd? biggrin.gif biggrin.gif You see that's the problem; it's probably a typo but may not be unsure.gif
My wife ALWAYS says "cornered off" instead of "cordoned off" grrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Had an email in the week and the bloke said it was "unlightly" that he would be able to find what I wanted. Another is "hypochondreact" and another is "last result" instead of "last resort"

The big problem with being such a pedant is that people really really go to town on your typos pretending that they don't believe its a typo and that you don't know how to spell the word mad.gif

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QUOTE (klasaine @ Mar 27 2015, 06:19 AM) *
Oh god, don't start me .

What's your guyses opinion? (what's your opinion, guys?)

This is now my new favorite saying

I bet I drive you guys crazy my with lack of punctuation

hows this one, 12 oclock noon
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post Mar 28 2015, 05:15 PM
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It's funny, lack of punctuation, using all lower case or 'text' style abbreviations (CU later) doesn't bother me at all.

*Speaking of texting ... is it text, text'd or texted for the past tense of text?


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post Mar 28 2015, 07:09 PM
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QUOTE (klasaine @ Mar 28 2015, 04:15 PM) *
*Speaking of texting ... is it text, text'd or texted for the past tense of text?


I would personally use 'texted'


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I too

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post Mar 28 2015, 09:43 PM
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QUOTE (Phil66 @ Mar 28 2015, 07:25 PM) *
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That's another one that gets me, the incorrect use of "I". "I've just booked a holiday for my wife and I" grrrrrrrr, "Please take my friend and I home" grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
It's fairly easy to work it out if you need to, split the sentence into one for each person. "I've just booked a holiday for my wife"; fine! "I've just booked a holiday for I" nononononononoNO!!!!!
"Please take my friend home"; fine! "Please take I home" nononononononoNO!!!!!

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And another one that gets me.

"Happy belated birthday" Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr It's "Belated happy birthday" the birthday isn't belated it's the greeting that is mad.gif


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