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The Grammar Police

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I have never, ever heard that one before.

I have honestly never heard anyone say "compared with."

Where do you live? Perhaps it is a dialect difference?

Or how about 'tay as good as 'or tay as bad as'. From your Black Country teacher, LOL :D

For anyone who sees Mr Plant try asking him 'hows the dogyeads doin? And why dae he follow the Tescos lot when he was born there?'.

He will know what you mean and will doubtless laugh at it. (Its a soccer reference)

BTW anyone criticizing my English bein a Yam Yam I cor elp it :D although I do have a dislike of using and to start a sentence as at school it was frowned upon.

Dazed and confused? You should be The power of Led Zep overwhelms the mind almost as much as E=MC2 (soz bae gorra squared button on my keyboard :D )

Yowm all bostin keep on rockin and rollin.

Nige

Edited by NigeGSX1400UK

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I hate it when I hear someone say "supposebly".

It makes me insane. I want to grab their throat and choke them. It's supposedly, you idiot!

Of course there is the usual 'libary' instead of 'library.'

If you have ever been to Atlanta Georgia you will know what I mean. Duddn't is a word used down south that I have never heard of. I think they mean doesn't.

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I hate it when people give others too much grief for their dialectical differences.

Studying linguistics has taught me all about how what we say is correct--I'm no percriptivist!

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Our President says "nuke-yuh-ler". Aren't we proud.

Jimmy Carter said it the same way and he worked on nuclear subs when he was in the Navy.

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For me it's the misuse of the apostrophy, if you don't know how to use it just leave it out!

But I think ain't is the correct contraction for am not and I think we should use it correctly (not we ain't, they ain't or you ain't) until it is reaccepted into the language.

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For me it's the misuse of the apostrophy, if you don't know how to use it just leave it out!

So 'you want I should' get me some grammar lessons right quick?

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The misuse of an apostrophe drive me crazy. That's definitely a written issue, not a spoken one.

It's the written issues that drive me crazy.

today alone I've seen the misuse of

your/you're

too/to/two

are/our

their/they're and the non-existent theyre

ugh. I can handle spoken things that are different from how I say things, but written mistakes drive me crazy!!!!

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What about people saying "irregardless?" Is that even a word? I don't remember hearing it until recently.

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I hear people saying it all the time.

I wonder whether it is a word...

huh...

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I hear people saying it all the time.

I wonder whether it is a word...

huh...

I'm gonna take my chances on NO, because it sounds so stupid (to me).

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LOL

did you know that whelmed and overwhelmed mean the same thing?

My senior year English teacher taught us that. He was wondering what "whelmed" meant on its own.

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What about people saying "irregardless?" Is that even a word? I don't remember hearing it until recently.

It is a word. And one that I have personally vowed to keep alive irregardless of what you grammar nazis have mind for it.

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What about people saying "irregardless?" Is that even a word? I don't remember hearing it until recently.

It's not a word, at least it's not considered proper English....like the word "ain't". The right word to use is "regardless", as in "I am going to the movie, regardless of the weather."

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LOL

did you know that whelmed and overwhelmed mean the same thing?

My senior year English teacher taught us that. He was wondering what "whelmed" meant on its own.

Damn... there goes one of my pet sayings then... :'( <_<

Last month I was underwhelmed. Last week I was overwhelmed. Today I'm just whelmed.

:rant::rant::rant:

:P

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Many people don't know that fact.

Go ahead and use it anyway, LOS.

:P

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Nothing really "drives me crazy" if there are so many mistakes that make it unreadable, I just skip it.

There are too many things in life that could drive you crazy, grammer mistakes are not one of mine.

I do however sometimes delight in finding mistakes in published books. :lol:

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Jimmy Carter said it the same way and he worked on nuclear subs when he was in the Navy.

Wasnt former President Carter the guy on the subs who opened the portholes to let some fresh air in while the sub was underwater? :D

And the present President Bush didnt he send troops into Iraq after imaginary W.M.D.s like our own former Prime Minister Blair?

Bloody politicians, now if Pete Townshend was P.M. with Roger Daltrey as Chancellor, oh what fun there really would be 'fighting in the streets', LOL :D

Just joking

Nige

A Democratic Socialist (BUT NOT A COMMUNIST)

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