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Grammar Nazis?

Postby 9ah » Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:15 pm

I know there have to be others on these boards... I find myself wanting to like a status or quote someone, but then I see it... A big ole misspelling, wrong form of a word or improper syntax. Anyone else?

I'm not referring to favour/favor or theater/theatre.

Your, you're
There, their, they're
sense, since
Whose, who's
Lose, loose
Affect, effect
definitely (THERE IS definitely NO A in definitely)
Weather, whether
Than, then
Through, threw
to, too
It's, its (this one I sometimes chalk up to the lack of laziness.. which I am sometimes guilty of)


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Re: Grammar Nazis?

Postby graidawg » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:11 am

meh.
completely unconcerned.
"Savannah" I like it . . . it makes us sound forward-thinking, and not at all like trailblazing, professional-level procrastinors.
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Re: Grammar Nazis?

Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:28 am

"...of which I am slightly guilty".
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Re: Grammar Nazis?

Postby Savannah » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:42 am

Life's too short . . . and plenty of poor spellers are fucking brilliant in other ways. Yes, errors do stick out. Yes, one sometimes one compulsively longs to edit. And when spelling or grammar is poor enough, sure--it sometimes limits someone's ability to be easily understood, or taken seriously in the business world, but making too much of it is like being one of those Burnier-Than-Thou folk who say "Where's your costume?" to a Burner in khaki who may very well have just finished building the @#$% Temple or come off of a 12-hour volunteer shift.

If I put something in my sig, I admit I'll correct the spelling (if needed). :) Otherwise . . . fuck it.

I'm glad I'm a good speller--it's very handy--but that's all. It's an inborn visual talent, not a virtue.
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Re: Grammar Nazis?

Postby maryanimal » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:30 am

Yah! Suvannuh! yu tuk the werds rowt uf my mowth. its so grate that you it don't matter if peeple have bad grammer. I'm with you. It don't make no differance to me!
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Re: Grammar Nazis?

Postby 9ah » Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:14 am

You got me UD...

I guess it's just me. I try to overlook the once is a blue error, but I know a few folks that will write something like, 'Is so cold outside. Is going to rain later.'

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Re: Grammar Nazis?

Postby Sham » Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:29 am

Hey 9ah, what is a "once is a blue error"?
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Re: Grammar Nazis?

Postby Simon of the Playa » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:19 am

finally, someone who appreciates the nuances of correct spelling.

proper grammar will set you free.
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Re: Grammar Nazis?

Postby aserendipity » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:40 am

Savannah , you are write on !
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Re: Grammar Nazis?

Postby Patsh » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:52 am

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Re: Grammar Nazis?

Postby 9ah » Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:34 am

Shambala wrote:Hey 9ah, what is a "once is a blue error"?


With friends posts I sometimes see a minor error (maybe 'autocorrect' changed a word, the added extra s or d on the the end that doesn't belong or abbreviating incorrect although that almost doesn't apply thanks to SMS)... Using in and on in the wrong context hurts a little as well.
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Re: Grammar Nazis?

Postby OregonRed » Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:37 am

9ah, I am a grammar Nazi as well. I understand the frustration of trying to decipher an individual's post on here, FB, tumblr, literotica, reddit, or any other public forum. An occasional, minor spelling or grammatical error I can deal with, but when it looks as though a kindergarten-aged child has written the post, I'll be honest, I stop reading. I don't give a fuck how great their point is, if they don't care enough to express it in proper English, I don't care enough to read it.

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Re: Grammar Nazis?

Postby aserendipity » Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:03 am

OMG !
Savannah say something again!
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my finishing school and post grad would say go help instead of blasting
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Re: Grammar Nazis?

Postby trilobyte » Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:16 am

Everyone makes occasional typos or grammatical errors, especially in the age of autocorrect. Tweetspeak and txt-speak sort of have their place in texting and on Twitter because there's only so much room to get the message across. But habitual misspellings and bad grammar suggest that the author is either ignorant (and doesn't know any better), lacks attention to detail, or just doesn't care. Sometimes how a person says something tells you just as much (if not more) about them than what it is they're saying. I agree with Savannah though. I do notice it, but life's too short to make a big deal about it.
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Re: Grammar Nazis?

Postby ygmir » Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:18 am

I screw up, way more than "once in a blue moon".......
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Re: Grammar Nazis?

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:59 am

unjohn has got to have some of the worst spelling and grammar on this board. Sometimes I have to almost grit my teeth to keep from correcting him.
Now... let's see.
Grew up in the 30s or 40, spending some of that time at a scarey orphanage. Was subjected to abuse... Adds a very different perspective on a lot of questions. I'd look like a nasty snot if I started correcting him.

Yeah, I know, I am the official grammarnazi czar for the board. It's a sad little thing to be, actually. And at times, very very wrong.
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Re: Grammar Nazis?

Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:42 am

9ah, you're fitting in fine, wish I knew how to pronounce your name. :)
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Re: Grammar Nazis?

Postby graidawg » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:51 am

I stopped caring, or even noticing bad grammar or spelling right about the time i got a D in english. which was a while ago.
completely unconcerned.
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Re: Grammar Nazis?

Postby Mojojita » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:58 pm

My mom was a college english literature professor. She believed that people who read a lot are the ones who have the best ability to use correct grammar, spelling and syntax. She was very fond, however, of pointing out that authors should use whatever best communicates their idea - even (and maybe especially) when it breaks the rules.
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Re: Grammar Nazis?

Postby 9ah » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:16 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:9ah, you're fitting in fine, wish I knew how to pronounce your name. :)


It's pronounced Nine-ah (or uh).

I don't got bat shit crazy when I see it continually and I usually don't mention it unless it's an error than can make someone misconstrue the message (and that'd be via a offline message).... It's not life altering, just wondering who else had a similar 'pet peeve,'... Some do and some don't, I won't cry about it. :wink: :coffee:
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Re: Grammar Nazis?

Postby Bounce530 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:37 pm

9ah wrote:I don't got bat shit crazy when I see it continually and I usually don't mention it unless it's an error than can make someone misconstrue the message (and that'd be via a offline message).... It's not life altering, just wondering who else had a similar 'pet peeve,'... Some do and some don't, I won't cry about it. :wink: :coffee:


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Re: Grammar Nazis?

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Re: Grammar Nazis?

Postby BoyScoutGirl » Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:47 pm

I have an odd facial tic.

It manifests whenever I notice apostrophe abuse and is directly proportional to the font size of the error.
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Re: Grammar Nazis?

Postby 48_love » Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:48 pm

I'm anal about my own posts ... and far from perfect. I tend to edit if it I catch my errors soon after posting.

I am of two minds, though. If it is important enough to do, it is important enough to do right. The other line of thought is: the interwebz r srs bzns. Or, not ... lol. amirite?
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Re: Grammar Nazis?

Postby goathead » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:10 am

English and I have never gotten along.
At the age I really don't care anymore, plus I am working on things no "English Major" could even begin to understand.



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Re: Grammar Nazis?

Postby BBadger » Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:29 am

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The spelling mistake that really steams my clams is: "lose" spelled as "loose". Sure, I can understand why people make the mistake, but I still hate it, even if I usually won't bother correcting it. I remember even seeing that mistake in some paper out of Harvard. Argh!

One spelling correction I will make: when someone spells "segue" as "segway". The former is a smooth transition; the latter is the branded name of a two-wheeled, motorized, personal vehicle. I remember correcting a friend on that. He was so shocked and pissed at himself for spelling it that way for such a long time.
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Re: Grammar Nazis?

Postby AntiM » Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:29 am

Yer doinit rite.
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Re: Grammar Nazis?

Postby Dr. Pyro » Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:57 am

Thank God I know how to write good.
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Re: Grammar Nazis?

Postby 9ah » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:30 am

Bounce530 wrote:
9ah wrote:I don't got bat shit crazy when I see it continually and I usually don't mention it unless it's an error than can make someone misconstrue the message (and that'd be via a offline message).... It's not life altering, just wondering who else had a similar 'pet peeve,'... Some do and some don't, I won't cry about it. :wink: :coffee:


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Re: Grammar Nazis?

Postby graidawg » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:31 pm

their are many rules to gramma youll notice, some could be pined down to spelling others to the english being obsevilly anal about doing it the rite way. personaly as has been pointed out if you can read it, why get stressed about it, there are enuogh things that need to be worried about withtout worrying that someone is breaking some arbitary rule some spinster made you learn when you didnt know about sex. besides you prolly dint wanna learn it then.

now text speak is totally different matter, that is gibberish often
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