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Re: Grammar WHO CARES?
« Reply #480 on: June 01, 2012, 09:01:05 AM »
I will stop reading pretty much anything if the writer doesn't know the correct usage of "then" and "than".  It drives me crazy.  Go straight to elementary school, do not pass go.
Yeah I totally agree! 'Then ' and 'Than' are pretty self explanatory IMO ::)
Maybe they don't teach that stuff in elementary school any more.  Did when I was a kid.  It could also be that I've read a few books and know the proper usage from having seen it in practical use.

Anyway, it's my peave.  YMMV.

Since we are venting about peeves.  TYPE THE FUCKING WORDS!

The "movies you have to see" thread has gotten to me a few times, if it's the first time you are talking about something don't use an acronym.  Once you have typed the words out once at the start then it's proper to use an acronym.  Or if you are quoting someone that has just typed out the whole title.  And if it's a TWO word title don't be lazy, type it out each time.

Rant over, move along, no more to see here.


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Re: Grammar WHO CARES?
« Reply #481 on: June 01, 2012, 09:06:05 AM »
I will stop reading pretty much anything if the writer doesn't know the correct usage of "then" and "than".  It drives me crazy.  Go straight to elementary school, do not pass go.
Yeah I totally agree! 'Then ' and 'Than' are pretty self explanatory IMO ::)
Maybe they don't teach that stuff in elementary school any more.  Did when I was a kid.  It could also be that I've read a few books and know the proper usage from having seen it in practical use.

Anyway, it's my peave.  YMMV.

Since we are venting about peeves.  TYPE THE FUCKING WORDS!

The "movies you have to see" thread has gotten to me a few times, if it's the first time you are talking about something don't use an acronym.  Once you have typed the words out once at the start then it's proper to use an acronym.  Or if you are quoting someone that has just typed out the whole title.  And if it's a TWO word title don't be lazy, type it out each time.

Rant over, move along, no more to see here.
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Re: Grammar WHO CARES?
« Reply #482 on: June 01, 2012, 09:06:45 AM »
Sorry about that.  It's actually a legitimate complaint.


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Re: Grammar WHO CARES?
« Reply #483 on: June 01, 2012, 09:20:37 AM »
Sorry about that.  It's actually a legitimate complaint.

I wasn't ranting about the well know acronyms, seeing the one you typed just reminded me of the times I've seen two letters used and did not have any idea what the person was talking about.


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Re: Grammar WHO CARES?
« Reply #484 on: June 01, 2012, 06:11:27 PM »
I just saw a facebook comment that said "neva hurd ov it".

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Re: Grammar WHO CARES?
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Re: Grammar WHO CARES?
« Reply #486 on: June 08, 2012, 05:24:47 AM »
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Re: Grammar WHO CARES?
« Reply #487 on: June 08, 2012, 05:18:47 PM »
I was watching Paycheck the other day to do riffs and I noticed this error in a scene with a newspaper clipping.  "Nexim announces it's answer to ARC's living display."  Its, dummies, not it's.  Geez, you'd think in a multimillion dollar movie somebody would've caught that mistake.  I guess not.  Anyway, at least I got another riff out of it.


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Re: Grammar WHO CARES?
« Reply #488 on: June 08, 2012, 08:00:46 PM »
I was watching Paycheck the other day to do riffs and I noticed this error in a scene with a newspaper clipping.  "Nexim announces it's answer to ARC's living display."  Its, dummies, not it's.  Geez, you'd think in a multimillion dollar movie somebody would've caught that mistake.  I guess not.  Anyway, at least I got another riff out of it.

Ahhh, the good old non-apostrophe possessive needed in the same sentence as an apostrophe one, get 'em every time.  ;D


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Re: Grammar WHO CARES?
« Reply #489 on: June 12, 2012, 07:01:31 PM »
Commas; quite important:
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Re: Grammar WHO CARES?
« Reply #490 on: June 12, 2012, 07:05:35 PM »
Dear gods I hate this keyboard; do flush keys mean they don't recognise double strokes or something?


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Re: Grammar WHO CARES?
« Reply #491 on: June 13, 2012, 10:04:01 AM »
You're such an idiot Tripe!  How could you make that mistake?
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Re: Grammar WHO CARES?
« Reply #492 on: June 13, 2012, 10:27:42 AM »
Not specifically 'grammar' related, but can be thought of as such if one wishes.
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Re: Grammar WHO CARES?
« Reply #493 on: August 06, 2012, 09:43:36 AM »
This showed up on my Facebook feed and is making me so nuts that I have to hide it. I mean, why would you put something together and not even do a spell check. So stupid.

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Re: Grammar WHO CARES?
« Reply #494 on: August 06, 2012, 03:31:53 PM »