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Spelling debacles - Why can't people use correct grammar/spell properly??

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    Is the use of two question marks meant to be ironic then?


    On a slightly related note I know someone who calls rosary beads rosemary beads....
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    (Original post by Snagprophet)
    What the hell you put an apostrophe there. HIJACKER!
    No, you don't. Reread your post, you're not shortening it is you are using 'its' in its possessive form, so no apostrophe.
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    I think the main problem is that people don't read enough anymore. If you read a lot during childhood, the appearance of certain words and the way that grammatical structures work becomes second nature when you're older.
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    bcuz havin a education aint cool
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    ^ this attitude.
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    (Original post by jimcatinnes)
    Is the use of two question marks meant to be ironic then?


    On a slightly related note I know someone who calls rosary beads rosemary beads....
    It is to show emphasis and convey the intensity of my outrage at Her Majesty's language being violated. This is allowed; especially as I have been well-educated in the fundamentals of the English language.

    P.S. If you think this post to be pretentious and/or grandiose and to be emanating fumes of excessive grandiloquence; take note that most of my posts are in this fashion. I merely have fun exercising my brain by making sure my posts are of impeccable standard and at the height of English. As a result, unlike many TSR users, my time here on the forum is fruitful as my skills of language and linguistic conveying is better improved.
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    Because spelling is, strictly speaking, arbitrary. Much of it cannot be derived by principle, so must be rote-learned. Some people just don't grasp it early enough in life, or maybe don't have the cognitive make-up to get it at all. Education and parenting is to blame for the former.

    There is no excuse for grammatical errors. There is a principled distinction between 'your' and 'you're'. I don't understand how anyone who cares about getting it right can continually fail to do so.
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    A moments silence for our persecuted dyslexic friends please.
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    It can be annoying but there is no need to lose sleep over it.
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    (Original post by Sovr'gnChancellor£)
    It is to show emphasis and convey the intensity of my outrage at Her Majesty's language being violated. This is allowed; especially as I have been well-educated in the fundamentals of the English language.

    P.S. If you think this post to be pretentious and/or grandiose and to be emanating fumes of excessive grandiloquence; take note that most of my posts are in this fashion. I merely have fun exercising my brain by making sure my posts are of impeccable and the height of English. As a result, unlike many TSR users, my time here on the forum is fruitful as my skills of language and linguistic conveying is better improved.
    are of impeccable what?!!?

    bad show old chap.
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    You do realise OP, that EVERY single post you make on here is now going to be intensely analysed for any single grammar/spelling error? I give it until tomorrow when you'll be unmasked as a hypocrite.
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    (Original post by MeganMc)
    I think the main problem is that people don't read enough anymore. If you read a lot during childhood, the appearance of certain words and the way that grammatical structures work becomes second nature when you're older.
    Yep, this.
    Children nowadays read from the internet, which abounds with spelling and grammar mistakes, rather than reading correct, proofread English.
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    Yeah, I hate it when people use more than one question mark in a row.
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    This thread is so funny. Everyone flexing their Spelling and Grammar Nazi muscles.
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    (Original post by TurboCretin)
    There should be no hyphen there. "Well-educated" is a compound adjective. What you're using there is a combination of an adverb and a verb, which should not be connected by a hyphen.

    Also, the semicolon in that sentence should have been a colon.

    Carry on.
    He's going to kill himself now.
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    (Original post by Sovr'gnChancellor£)
    It is to show emphasis and convey the intensity of my outrage at Her Majesty's language being violated. This is allowed; especially as I have been well-educated in the fundamentals of the English language.

    P.S. If you think this post to be pretentious and/or grandiose and to be emanating fumes of excessive grandiloquence; take note that most of my posts are in this fashion. I merely have fun exercising my brain by making sure my posts are of impeccable and the height of English. As a result, unlike many TSR users, my time here on the forum is fruitful as my skills of language and linguistic conveying is better improved.
    There should be no hyphen there. "Well-educated" is a compound adjective. What you're using there is a combination of an adverb and a verb, which should not be connected by a hyphen.

    Carry on.
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    You're all complete pricks, if someone says your the one or you're the one...unless you're stuck so far up your own arse, you will know what they meant.
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    (Original post by Piko_Piko)
    He's going to kill himself now.
    I took out the semicolon part because, on reflection, I'm unsure whether a colon would be accepable or a comma would be the only option.

    Anyway, I think suicide might be unnecessary, I just wish he'd either shut up or adhere to his own standard.
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    (Original post by Sovr'gnChancellor£)
    It is to show emphasis and convey the intensity of my outrage at Her Majesty's language being violated. This is allowed; especially as I have been well-educated in the fundamentals of the English language.

    P.S. If you think this post to be pretentious and/or grandiose and to be emanating fumes of excessive grandiloquence; take note that most of my posts are in this fashion. I merely have fun exercising my brain by making sure my posts are of impeccable and the height of English. As a result, unlike many TSR users, my time here on the forum is fruitful as my skills of language and linguistic conveying is better improved.
    just to add to the errors already picked 'linguistic conveyance' would make more sense.
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    Bad grammar annoys me, but what annoys me are the people who insist on correcting it, as if they don't have a better comeback.
    Example:
    person1: your so annoying
    person2: you're*
    ಠ_ಠ
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    Bad grammar annoys the hell out of me!!.

    Maybe I should have been an English teacher?.

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