Bad Grammar!

  • TennisJock10

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    Oct 18, 2012 1:10 AM GMT
    Does this bother anyone else as much as it bothers me?!?! I can't tell you how many times someone messages me saying "sup" or "wassup" or "wats good."

    It makes me want to beat you with a dictionary! It makes my skin crawl. Why is it so hard for people to speak/write correctly? Am I overreacting?

    Does anyone else feel the same?
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    Oct 18, 2012 1:20 AM GMT
    On the one hand, it annoys me a little. But on the other hand, they're just being natural and would probably say the same in person.

    So with that in mind, I try not to judge harshly whenever I get a random message with nothing more that "sup?". I simply reply with "not much". And if they don't have anything interesting to say after than, then oh well.

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  • TennisJock10

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    Oct 18, 2012 1:29 AM GMT
    I blame all those years of AP lit and my current professors haha. It is definitely a pet peeve of mine.
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    Oct 18, 2012 1:30 AM GMT
    It's about time someone is interested in standards.
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    Oct 18, 2012 1:39 AM GMT
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  • TennisJock10

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    Oct 18, 2012 1:42 AM GMT
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    Don't even get me started on people incorrectly using "your" and "you're" or "there, they're and their"

    I could go on and on and on. I sound so petty...lol
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    Oct 18, 2012 1:45 AM GMT
    It bothers me to some extent too.
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    Oct 18, 2012 2:22 AM GMT
    mbio saidIt bothers me to some extent too.

    OMFG....He's from Canada ... smiley-laughing025.gif


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    Oct 18, 2012 2:38 AM GMT
    As long as I understand what one is saying, I have no real problem. Many of my friends have grammer skills that are on a level equivalent to a teenage girl texting her friend. Nothing you can do, just accept it and maybe loosen up a bit.
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    Oct 18, 2012 2:41 AM GMT
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    Bad grammar, limited vocabulary and poor elocution skills? That's a dealbreaker for me.
  • tturner2099

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    Oct 18, 2012 2:47 AM GMT
    eagermuscle said
    Bad grammar, limited vocabulary and poor elocution skills?

    Serial comma.
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    Oct 18, 2012 3:14 AM GMT
    tturner2099 said
    eagermuscle said
    Bad grammar, limited vocabulary and poor elocution skills?

    Serial comma...


    ...and a redundancy.

    /grammarnazi
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    Oct 18, 2012 3:18 AM GMT
    @ tturner2099 and theantijock:

    Threesome?
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    Oct 18, 2012 3:31 AM GMT
    eagermuscle said@ tturner2099 and theantijock:

    Threesome?


    I couldn't even get you to meet for lunch. You only want me for my grammar. I feel so objectified (of the proposition--get it?)
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    Oct 18, 2012 3:38 AM GMT
    That's what I get for trying to preposition gramguys online. icon_cry.gif
  • Import

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    Oct 18, 2012 3:38 AM GMT
    seriously guys, it's not even that deep. Like decipher words n shit. Get over it, it's the 21st century. we're stupid and dont know how to type. If he's cute....he's cute.....you respond.... cuz he's cute.
  • tturner2099

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    Oct 18, 2012 3:59 AM GMT
    Import saidseriously guys, it's not even that deep.

    That.
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    Oct 18, 2012 4:03 AM GMT
    most peeps r dum
  • ThatSwimmerGu...

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    Oct 18, 2012 4:06 AM GMT
    Yeah I h8te it when people use txt spk and are grammoerly incorrect....
    *sarcasm*
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    Oct 18, 2012 4:07 AM GMT
    In terms of how I regulate myself, yes grammar is important, but I don't get too bent out of shape in terms of looks. When it comes to guys, I can overlook bad grammar, and none Hollywood looks, and do like a guy is in the middle, especially if he's not an asshole, and even better if we've actually got things in common outside the small things that bother us about other people... to start with. icon_neutral.gif
  • tturner2099

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    Oct 18, 2012 4:08 AM GMT
    NormalGuy93 saidYeah I h8te it when people use txt spk and are grammoerly incorrect....
    *sarcasm*

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  • calibro

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    Oct 18, 2012 4:31 AM GMT
    Trollileo said
    TennisJock10 saidI blame all those years of AP lit and my current professors haha. It is definitely a pet peeve of mine.
    It was the 4th grade for me. I've been a grammar slut since I was 9.


    then stylistically you should know it's not conventional to write out numbers (in their arabic forms) unless they're long or part of an address or time.
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    Oct 18, 2012 4:35 AM GMT
    calibro said
    Trollileo said
    TennisJock10 saidI blame all those years of AP lit and my current professors haha. It is definitely a pet peeve of mine.
    It was the 4th grade for me. I've been a grammar slut since I was 9.


    then stylistically you should know it's not conventional to write out numbers unless they're long or part of an address or time.


    Beware all ye who revel vaingloriously in their grammatical prowess, for Muphry's Law shall bite all ye in the arse!


    (and no, I did not misspell Murphy's Law because it never fails to have someone say that when invoking Muphry's Law).
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    Oct 18, 2012 4:38 AM GMT
    tturner2099 said
    eagermuscle said
    Bad grammar, limited vocabulary and poor elocution skills?

    Serial comma.


    Also known as the "Oxford" comma. The ESL text book I am required to use here teaches no comma before the last item in a list. I pull out my hair. I don't circle it as a mistake if the kids write one.
  • calibro

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    Oct 18, 2012 4:40 AM GMT
    redacting said
    tturner2099 said
    eagermuscle said
    Bad grammar, limited vocabulary and poor elocution skills?

    Serial comma.


    Also known as the "Oxford" comma. The ESL text book I am required to use here teaches no comma before the last item in a list. I pull out my hair. I don't circle it as a mistake if the kids write one.


    those books should be burninated