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Originally posted by Night Star
There was a site where one guy would constantly correct people's spelling. It drove them nuts or pissed them off. I would rather someone point out my mistakes than to keep making them.
Originally posted by tribewilder
Originally posted by mblahnikluver
I have been called a grammar Nazi and spelling Nazi for most of my life. I am not perfect but I get the basics that I learned in grammar school. When I have to use "to" or "too" I still remember the lesson from probably 4th grade where my teacher told us how to remember which one to use.
I was corrected a couple of times in a similar thread just a week or two ago. I have to say that just the other day as I was writing a letter, a phrase came to me to use and because of being corrected earlier, I was able to use the right words so as not to embarrass myself.
An occasional slip up is one thing, but to continually use a word or phrase incorrectly to me just means that the person doesn't know any better.
Correct away, and you will probably be thanked just as much as being taken for a grammar Nazi. Hell, we are all ignorant of some things and the chance to actually learn something useful on this site should never be taken for granted.
Originally posted by MrDesolate
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
Where is the place at?
In Canada, the correct usage would be, "Where is the place at, eh?"
Originally posted by neonitus
reply to post by Vicky32
i only looked at this thread to try to troll someone's bad grammar, now i fear i've just learned something and now i fear i'll stutter every time i say 'like' in a sentence.
edit on 28-12-2010 by neonitus because: ugh
Eye halve a spelling chequer
It came with my pea sea
It plainly marques four my revue
Miss steaks eye kin knot sea.
Eye strike a key and type a word
And weight four it two say
Weather eye am wrong oar write
It shows me strait a weigh.
As soon as a mist ache is maid
It nose bee fore two long
And eye can put the error rite
Its rare lea ever wrong.
Eye have run this poem threw it
I am shore your pleased two no
Its letter perfect awl the weigh
My chequer tolled me sew.
Originally posted by weedwhacker
reply to post by Vicky32
Good examples of bad form that is something many, many (myself included) are guilty of (doing). Almost ended that sentence with the word "of". Oh wait!! Just did!! (par example...)
The word "like", however? Has a far, far more dastardly 'function' of late, especially amongst the younger crowd. (And, not limited only to those still in their teenage years...unfortunately, carries over to their twenties as well).
Much too frequently, overheard "conversations" are interspersed (infested and infected) with the word....used as a "place holder", or in lieu of a pause, where one should be. OR, even instead of a comma, or a full-stop (period).
Person #1 -- "I was, like, telling Julie the other day, like, she isn't really thinking, like, this through, like....She needs to stand up for herself, like. When Steve said that to her, like, it should have been like...like right then, she shoulda said, like, 'That's just so, like, wrong!'. Instead she like, just sat there and, like, took it from him!"
Kinda like that. Ain't it irritating?
I grow puzzled about their future prospects --- especially at serious job interviews....and the like.
(I wonder if it's congenital, similar to a stammer or stutter, or learned behavior/bad habit??)
edit on 30 December 2010 by weedwhacker because: (no reason given)