Bad Grammar!

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    Oct 19, 2012 12:36 AM GMT
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    i posted this like decades ago...
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    Oct 19, 2012 12:48 AM GMT
    TennisJock10 saidDoes 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?


    "Sup" and "wassup" function just like "hello." They're fall under the category of slang. I don't think using them violates any grammatical rule.

    Perhaps you meant to say that you don't like people using Ebonics when they contact you. But that's another matter. icon_wink.gif

    Here's my question: Why are you complaining about Ebonics on REALJOCK? Have you forgotten what most of your audience is like?

    One more thing: You should edit your profile bio before the grammar police shows up.
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    Oct 19, 2012 2:35 AM GMT
    NormalGuy93 said
    redacting said
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    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.

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    Cute example. Another one I came across that really makes your point was the acknowledgements in a book. The author wrote:

    "I really want to thank my parents, God and Ayn Rand."

    When most of us would think she really meant to say:

    "I really want to thank my parents, God, and Ayn Rand."
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    Oct 19, 2012 2:53 AM GMT
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    Webster666 saidPlease sit beside me.
    My biggest pet peeve, concerning on line communication, is one word "sentences." Are people really that busy that they can't compose a complete sentence ? And, usually, I have to make a guess as to what they're trying to say.

    Word.


    +1

    :-)
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    Oct 19, 2012 6:39 AM GMT
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    Oct 19, 2012 7:52 AM GMT
    Bad grammar ?


    WTF

    British write

    eDUcate - pronounce eJUcate

    testiCLE --- pronounce testKEL

    KnowleDGe -- pronounce Naulej

    Whats wrong in Saying "Yo " ?
    "Wassup"
    "Swagga"

    coz every 20 miles accents change so does the lingo types
    If u are so proud of the REAL ENGLISH then speak Latin ,French & Sanskrit where it really came from


    No one should teach anyone on how to speak !

    FUcking get that !
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    Oct 19, 2012 8:10 AM GMT
    I fell like an English in a English class with many Engrish preachers.

    *okay, running away!

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    Oct 19, 2012 9:56 AM GMT
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    Oct 19, 2012 9:57 AM GMT
    _zed_ said
    "O grammar," crater ladle gull, "wart bag icer gut! A nervous sausage bag ice!"

    Also, this comment deserves to be quoted: made me laugh like a hyena.
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    Oct 19, 2012 10:07 AM GMT
    TennisJock10 saidI blame all those years of AP lit and my current professors haha. It is definitely a pet peeve of mine.

    You just became the guy my AP English teaching mom would love me to bring home.
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    Oct 19, 2012 10:10 AM GMT
    By the way, Tennisjock, did you die a little bit when you saw this:
    How long you haven't sex and who was he that you had last with?
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    Oct 19, 2012 12:27 PM GMT
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    TennisJock10 saidI blame all those years of AP lit and my current professors haha. It is definitely a pet peeve of mine.

    You just became the guy my AP English teaching mom would love me to bring home.


    English professors, and parents in general, love me haha.

    And no I didn't die. My brain started to bleed a little and I had to read it several times before grasping the meaning haha. Shame... icon_eek.gif
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    Oct 19, 2012 1:21 PM GMT
    Ariodante said
    whatever3009 saidif the guy is hot i dont care, he can have bad grammar, can misspell everything, i dont give a damn.


    What if he's only semi-hot? Which grammatical incongruences would take priority?

    grammar is not important, the guy is.
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    Oct 19, 2012 1:25 PM GMT
    TennisJock10 saidDoes 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?



    sup yo
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    Oct 19, 2012 1:32 PM GMT
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    you are a little obsess with how people write, let me just tell you that not everyone writes books and needs to follow this man made law of writing.icon_confused.gif but i forgive you since you don't have the capacity to see beyond walls and are not able to see that just because people are don't bound in your cage don't make them stupid, maybe is does, but there is nothing wrong with being stupid.

    i still want to sleep with you!!!
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    Oct 19, 2012 2:49 PM GMT
    Sam_u_el saidBad grammar ?


    WTF

    British write

    eDUcate - pronounce eJUcate

    testiCLE --- pronounce testKEL

    KnowleDGe -- pronounce Naulej

    Whats wrong in Saying "Yo " ?
    "Wassup"
    "Swagga"

    coz every 20 miles accents change so does the lingo types
    If u are so proud of the REAL ENGLISH then speak Latin ,French & Sanskrit where it really came from


    No one should teach anyone on how to speak !

    FUcking get that !


    Hey, I'm with you bud it's not my place to tell anyone how to speak or write proper standard English; however, when you can't get a job because your resume is full of improper usage of there, their, and they're and you greet the interviewer saying "Yo! Sup, bro?," don't blame anyone but yourself when your career is counter help in the wonderful world of fast food.

    And as you so eloquently stated: FUcking get that!
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    Oct 19, 2012 3:28 PM GMT
    I don't concern myself with misplaced commas or lack of apostrophes because as we type our thoughts quickly, mistakes are made. I'll edit and revise my doctoral thesis multiple times, this is just a fun little forum. If I can understand your point, I'll put my little red pen away and let it go.

    However, when someone approaches me with 'sup' I come to the (possibly mistaken) conclusion that this was not how his parents taught him to say hello and the greeting is an affectation. Then I wonder, "why is he using this word choice"? My logical conclusion (again, quite possibly incorrect) is that this individual is trying very hard to 'not appear gay', 'be masculine', or everybody's favorite: 'str8 acting'. I prefer my friends to be genuine so I'll give this person a chance to prove me wrong, but so far it hasn't happened.
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    Oct 19, 2012 4:13 PM GMT
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    calibro said


    you are a little obsess with how people write, let me just tell you that not everyone writes books and needs to follow this man made law of writing.icon_confused.gif but i forgive you since you don't have the capacity to see beyond walls and are not able to see that just because people are don't bound in your cage don't make them stupid, maybe is does, but there is nothing wrong with being stupid.

    i still want to sleep with you!!!



    umm... you have to get a 6 on the GRE writing and at least a 740 on the GRE verbal for me to sleep with you
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    Oct 19, 2012 4:42 PM GMT
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    archon said
    calibro said


    you are a little obsess with how people write, let me just tell you that not everyone writes books and needs to follow this man made law of writing.icon_confused.gif but i forgive you since you don't have the capacity to see beyond walls and are not able to see that just because people are don't bound in your cage don't make them stupid, maybe is does, but there is nothing wrong with being stupid.

    i still want to sleep with you!!!



    umm... you have to get a 6 on the GRE writing and at least a 740 on the GRE verbal for me to sleep with you



    What's the equivalency for non-Americans, and can I make up for it if I just wear a pair of glasses with a thick black rim?
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    Oct 19, 2012 4:47 PM GMT
    eh, i don't really mind bad grammar in txt messages, informal emails, or message boards like this. the point of writing is to communicate, and as long as your message is understood, why fuss? i never understood why so (too) many people obsess with proper grammar to the point where they hypercorrect. whatevs.
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    Oct 19, 2012 4:57 PM GMT
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    calibro said
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    calibro said


    you are a little obsess with how people write, let me just tell you that not everyone writes books and needs to follow this man made law of writing.icon_confused.gif but i forgive you since you don't have the capacity to see beyond walls and are not able to see that just because people are don't bound in your cage don't make them stupid, maybe is does, but there is nothing wrong with being stupid.

    i still want to sleep with you!!!



    umm... you have to get a 6 on the GRE writing and at least a 740 on the GRE verbal for me to sleep with you



    What's the equivalency for non-Americans, and can I make up for it if I just wear a pair of glasses with a thick black rim?


    the GRE is an international test... and for foreigners you also have to complete an oral exam... administered by (or to) me.
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    Oct 19, 2012 5:16 PM GMT
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    calibro said
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    calibro said


    you are a little obsess with how people write, let me just tell you that not everyone writes books and needs to follow this man made law of writing.icon_confused.gif but i forgive you since you don't have the capacity to see beyond walls and are not able to see that just because people are don't bound in your cage don't make them stupid, maybe is does, but there is nothing wrong with being stupid.

    i still want to sleep with you!!!



    umm... you have to get a 6 on the GRE writing and at least a 740 on the GRE verbal for me to sleep with you



    What's the equivalency for non-Americans, and can I make up for it if I just wear a pair of glasses with a thick black rim?


    the GRE is an international test... and for foreigners you also have to complete an oral exam... administered by (or to) me.


    So that is a no to the glasses then?
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    Oct 19, 2012 5:23 PM GMT
    paulflexes saiddis thred ar teh suck


    I lurva U! icon_wink.gif
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    Oct 19, 2012 5:58 PM GMT
    Global_Citizen said
    NormalGuy93 said
    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.

    376608_10150354241510448_600185447_86253


    Cute example. Another one I came across that really makes your point was the acknowledgements in a book. The author wrote:

    "I really want to thank my parents, God and Ayn Rand."

    When most of us would think she really meant to say:

    "I really want to thank my parents, God, and Ayn Rand."


    But my parents really are God and Ayn Rand.
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    Oct 19, 2012 6:12 PM GMT
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    calibro said
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    calibro said
    archon said
    calibro said


    you are a little obsess with how people write, let me just tell you that not everyone writes books and needs to follow this man made law of writing.icon_confused.gif but i forgive you since you don't have the capacity to see beyond walls and are not able to see that just because people are don't bound in your cage don't make them stupid, maybe is does, but there is nothing wrong with being stupid.

    i still want to sleep with you!!!



    umm... you have to get a 6 on the GRE writing and at least a 740 on the GRE verbal for me to sleep with you



    What's the equivalency for non-Americans, and can I make up for it if I just wear a pair of glasses with a thick black rim?


    the GRE is an international test... and for foreigners you also have to complete an oral exam... administered by (or to) me.


    So that is a no to the glasses then?


    i wear glasses