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Originally posted by BlueNose
Grammar, its not difficult!
I'd like to start by saying that this is not a dig purely directed at ats users or any one group in particular...
Right, i can't be the only one who gets wound up by the constantly used phrases like 'i could care less'? There are more but this one royally grinds my gears! Obviously if you could care less you DO care!
Also, is anyone else noticing that in news stories online there seems to be a competition between (the authors of) said stories to stick bloody brackets in where there's no need for them?
Trivial matters i know but it boils my urine!edit on 17-11-2012 by BlueNose because: Spelt grammar wrong in the title... Now THAT, Allanis Morisette, is Ironic!
Originally posted by cody599
If you're going to make a post about grammar then at least put the apostrophe in.
It's, it's not its.
Respect for your gallant attempt at educating the masses, Good luck with that one.
Originally posted by Sublimecraft
reply to post by BlueNose
Dno't wrory aubot the slpeling (or gamrmer) mtae
I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid. Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig, huh ? Yaeh, and I awlyas thought slpeling was ipmorantt !
Love this, it is pretty amazing what the brain can do! I had no problem reading the above. Guess I really am "wicked smaht".
Originally posted by freedomwv
I am an English teacher so I can partly understand OP`s frustration.
Yet, there is a difference between spoken English and written English. Too often people confuse the difference between written and spoken English. This confusion is mostly coming from native speakers of English. A native speaker learns to speak the language before they learn to write it; which causes the natural confusion. Often, a spoken expression can take on a totally different meaning when it is written. I chalk this up to piss poor English teachers who do not take the time to explain this to young learners.
Originally posted by PurpleChiten
Us Math and Science teachers talk about you guys when you're not listening