a grammar pet peeve..

  • Import

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    Aug 21, 2010 2:17 PM GMT
    OK Children, today we are going to learn to correctly spell the word "definitely"

    D E F I N I T E L Y

    not definately


    There is no "a" in definitely, there never was.
    ok? So, get it right.

    Thank u. icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 21, 2010 2:31 PM GMT
    damn [ə]. BTW this is spelling, not grammar.
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    Aug 21, 2010 2:31 PM GMT
    Thanks for the post, "definitely" is not a word I ever misspell, but I do have a few word issues or two. I remember in college in "advanced composition" class our professor pointing out that (as he put it), "a talented member of the class can't spell the word accross" (across of course). I knew immediately who he meant. I think I always had problems with "across" and "access"...LOL
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    Aug 21, 2010 2:38 PM GMT
    Lostboy saiddamn [ə]. BTW, pedantically, this is spelling, not grammar. Grammar would be its/it´s, etc


    suck my dick. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 21, 2010 2:39 PM GMT
    Import said
    Lostboy saiddamn [ə]. BTW, pedantically, this is spelling, not grammar. Grammar would be its/it´s, etc


    suck my dick. icon_biggrin.gif


    Can´t work out if that is meant to be a reward or a punishment.
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    Aug 21, 2010 2:40 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidThanks for the post, "definitely" is not a word I ever misspell, but I do have a few word issues or two. I remember in college in "advanced composition" class our professor pointing out that (as he put it), "a talented member of the class can't spell the word accross" (across of course). I knew immediately who he meant. I think I always had problems with "across" and "access"...LOL

    lmao, thats funny. I kind of have an issue with affect and effect.

    I always question myself. When i was writing papers in college, I would always google the difference before I put it in the paper, as to not piss anyone off icon_redface.gif
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    Aug 21, 2010 2:41 PM GMT
    Lostboy said
    Import said
    Lostboy saiddamn [ə]. BTW, pedantically, this is spelling, not grammar. Grammar would be its/it´s, etc


    suck my dick. icon_biggrin.gif


    Can´t work out if that is meant to be a reward or a punishment.


    how many more times do u plan to edit ur original post? icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 21, 2010 2:43 PM GMT
    until you crack.
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    Aug 21, 2010 2:51 PM GMT
    Import saidOK Children, today we are going to learn to correctly spell the word "definitely"

    D E F I N I T E L Y

    not definately


    There is no "a" in definitely, there never was.
    ok? So, get it right.

    Thank u. icon_smile.gif


    Why do people care about spelling and grammar so much?!


    But while we're at it: BOYS AND GROWN MEN

    'You are' is condensed to 'you're' not 'your'!!

    I don't really care though, I'm just doing this to fit in...icon_razz.gif
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    Aug 21, 2010 2:55 PM GMT
    Gbob said
    Import saidOK Children, today we are going to learn to correctly spell the word "definitely"

    D E F I N I T E L Y

    not definately


    There is no "a" in definitely, there never was.
    ok? So, get it right.

    Thank u. icon_smile.gif


    Why do people care about spelling and grammar so much?!


    But while we're at it: BOYS AND GROWN MEN

    'You are' is condensed to 'you're' not 'your'!!

    I don't really care though, I'm just doing this to fit in...icon_razz.gif


    Speling and grammar are very important. It shows a lack of education and a certain sloppiness if one spells everything wrong or does not speak properly. icon_rolleyes.gif

    Why would u not wanna spell something correctly?
    besides, I think when I read something and it's mispelled it shows me the other person is sloppy with his/her work and just doesn't give a fuck.


    like What the FUCK?
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    Aug 21, 2010 2:57 PM GMT
    .....



    it just makes me sad that they didn´t have a decent education. Two, to, too etc is NOT hard, once it´s explained then it´s learned. Getting it wrong is not about laziness, it´s about educational opportunities.
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    Aug 21, 2010 2:59 PM GMT
    I'll defecately keep that in mind.
  • turtleneckjoc...

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    Aug 21, 2010 9:35 PM GMT
    Can I shift gears here for a second.....?

    What about "alot?"

    That is NOT a word and it is my pet peeve to see "a lot" used this way.

    Definitely.....
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    Aug 21, 2010 9:39 PM GMT
    So, if you have such an aversion to nasty spelling then become an editor. After you have done alot of professional correcting of other peoples´ mistakes you definately have less appetite to correct every internet post.....

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    a cookie if you spot all the mistakes.
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    Aug 21, 2010 9:40 PM GMT
    Yeah, very few people know that "a lot" is always two words.
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    Aug 21, 2010 9:41 PM GMT
    I am the first to take sides with the underdog... some guys just didn't get a good education.. maybe not their fault... and I know some on here who don't have the best grammar and can't spell very well. So, to those... my sincerest apologies... I really mean that!!!! icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 21, 2010 10:08 PM GMT
    wrestlervic saidYeah, very few people know that "a lot" is always two words.



    It's the same with the word "alright." Most people think that's correct, when in fact it's two words. "all right"
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    Aug 21, 2010 10:11 PM GMT
    I don't need to know spelling. I just hit control+click at whatever my Mac underlines in red when I write and choose the corrected option. Apropos of nothing, I know spelling anyway.
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    Aug 22, 2010 4:31 AM GMT
    Import said
    Lostboy saiddamn [ə]. BTW, pedantically, this is spelling, not grammar. Grammar would be its/it´s, etc


    suck my dick. icon_biggrin.gif


    Actually, it would be: "Suck my dick."

    Before you help us with the splinter in our eye, please do us all a favor and let us take the telephone pole out of your's.

    Asshat moron!
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    Aug 22, 2010 4:39 AM GMT
    . . and is there an RJ policy on the split infinitive? . . . well, there should be . . .

    . . . I get tired of seeing those every Sunday in the NY Times . . . .
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    Aug 22, 2010 4:46 AM GMT
    GAMRican saidBefore you help us with the splinter in our eye, please do us all a favor and let us take the telephone pole out of your's.

    *ahem* It's 'yours', not 'your's'
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    Aug 22, 2010 4:55 AM GMT
    Well, OK, I have a spell checker on my browser that I use here, that usually catches my misspellings. But it can't catch homonym errors. And because I tend to mentally "dictate" to myself as I write in my own voice, my fingers are susceptible to sound-alike errors, like their, there and they're.

    So get over it, gentlemen. The errors worth noting are those of meaning, not purely spelling. Yes?
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    Aug 22, 2010 4:55 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidI'll defecately keep that in mind.


    I looked for the "like" button.
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    Aug 22, 2010 4:56 AM GMT
    those young 'str8' dudes who come over for a curious experience and speak in nigga-nese
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    Aug 22, 2010 4:58 AM GMT
    N8tiveNuYawhka saidthose young 'str8' dudes who come over for a curious experience and speak in nigga-nese



    DICK!