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  1. GlennAB1

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    For the same reason some people don't hold a fork correctly, either they didn't learn "proper", or it doesn't matter to them.
     
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    "Don't matter" down heah Glenn. :)
     
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    The one that really gets on my nerves is using "I" when it should be "me."

    As in, "He bought lunch for you and I."
     
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    Or using myself as either a subject or object when not used refexivly.

    Tell either him or myself ...

    Myself will go to the store...

    Arggh!





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    LOL. Yeah, because "Me" had lunch.
     
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    Fork? Them's for high-falutin' society types!

    I eat me peas with honey,
    I done it all me life.
    It makes me peas taste funny,
    But it keeps 'em on me knife.
     
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    The other thing that drives me nuts is when our manager here says something like "Julie got hurt earlier today, she broke her hand." Then when describing it to someone else, she says "Julie broke the hand". Not her hand, the hand. It's kinda weird sounding, almost like when someone refers to themselves in the third person.
     
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    But the Capitol spends as much capital as it can, so is there really any difference?
     
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    That is probably second right behind hanger as the most frequent silly mistake I see in aviation related writing.
     
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    Oops.
    I freely admit I make typos, grammatical errors and other mistakes. But if you see me make the same mistake many times in a row, feel free to call me out on it. I don't like looking stupid if I can help it. I don't want to loose the respect of all of you fellow POAers
     
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    So is what DC is doing to the country called Capitol punishment?
     
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    Yep! :)
     
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    People who use then when they mean than.

    Than is used word when making a comparison, such as: In-n-Out is better than Five Guys.
     
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    So, you, the guy with a self-committed typographical error in his own name, are bagging on others who commit typographical errors?
     
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    No. I'm bagging on others that repeatedly use the same misspelling of a common word. I understand typos as well as anyone, but if you repeatedly misspell the same word, then perhaps someone needs to bring it to your attention.

    And it wasn't even a typo. It was a sticky keyboard, which I replaced for just that reason.
     
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    My keyboard sticks, also. Especially on BS.
     
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    Typos are different than outright misspelling or wrong word selection.
     
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    Did you say nymphos? Oh, typos.
     
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    I see loose being used where the writer means lose all the time.

    English classes used to drive me fricken nuts, because the rules would change from class to class.

    Rule 5a. The placement of question marks with quotation marks follows logic. If a question is within the quoted material, a question mark should be placed inside the quotation marks.

    Examples:
    She asked, "Will you still be my friend?"

    The question Will you still be my friend? is part of the quotation.

    Do you agree with the saying, "All's fair in love and war"?
    The question Do you agree with the saying? is outside the quotation.

    https://www.grammarbook.com/punctuation/quotes.asp
     
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    It’s
     
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    Hey, do they still diagram sentences in school? Anyone know what I'm talking about?
     
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    Ms Doran's English class, she was scary, you knew how to diagram a sentence if you had her. Been 40 years though, I'd have to refresh.
     
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    Yeah, but don't aks me to do it.
     
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    Loosey, you got some 'splainin' to do!

    I confess to getting uptight about grammar and spelling errors. When it really starts to bug me, I go back and read a few pages of the world's all-time greatest travel blog ... The Journals of Lewis & Clark. The unedited version. Then I feel better.

    :)
     
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    How about the rhyme of the ancient mariner. 'nuff said.
     
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    I barely could do it back in the 60s. And I don't recall if we had to do it in college, but I was probably hung over anyway, and passed, so it's good.
     
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    And when they don’t, they use chalks.
     
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    I think part of it probably comes from just laziness, or distraction. I tend to type on here when I have stuff going on so I can't say I do anything more than make sure the red squiggly lines are gone. Spelling and grammar never really bothered me, but then again I've grown up with 7EH reDd17 4cH4N geNeR4710N 50 U gE7 u5ed 70 re4D1ng 4LL 50r7z 0F CR4P.
     
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    For the same reason that no one seems to know the difference between “your” and “you’re.”

    And what’s with the bloody apostrophe in making plural’s [sic]?
     
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    For all intensive purposes...

    None of this matters. :)
     
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    It used to be correct for initials that represented words.

    Like CD’s or PC’s or APU’s.

    And back then it was optional to do this...

    C.D.’s P.C.’s and A.P.U.’s.

    I have an old style guide somwhere that demanded it. And had an English teacher who also did in a college course.

    Drove me nuts. Now I catch myself doing it often. Because trauma means you’ll avoid pain. I had points taken off of an otherwise perfect paper for that crap. Because it was in the style guide.

    Soooo angry, I was. :)
     
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    Highly relevant.
     
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    That's nothing.

    When Julie starts talking about some guy, "Mike Hunt" that just driver insane...
     
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    Don't ax me.
     
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    This stuff really doesn't bother me much. The ones I notice the most are the use of "your" instead of "you're" and one particular member here who always uses "than" instead of "then."

    Hmmmm, how can a building spend money? ;)

    Capitol/capital is a weird one. Jefferson City is the capital city of Missouri and the capitol building is in Jeff City. Capitol is the building that the legislators meet in...everything else is capital. Weird.
     
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    I don't think that's it.

    I'm not calling out the post or person that triggered this thread, but I did a search, and that person had used the word "loosing" incorrectly dozens of times over the past few years, and never once got it right. So it isn't just laziness or distraction. It is ignorance, and most people on here don't like to be thought of as ignorant. But there are a few that seem to be proud of their ignorance.

    I am just trying to do people a service. If they learn from it, fine. If not, that is their choice, but after they read this thread, there is no reason to be ignorant of this any more.
     
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    Being the youngest of 10 kids, 7 of us boys, my older siblings taught me to be a smart azz at a very young age (now you know).

    When I was in catholic school, in second or third grade, and the nun rattled off "i before e except after c," I would respond with "that's weird."

    I spent a lot of time in the principal's office as a kid.
     
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    I'm laughing at the thought of how many of us are googling/double checking our grammar now before we post. (and I just typed grammer automatically but thank the Lord caught it)

    Even searching for rules comes up with different results. Here is one search finding-
    • Semicolons and colons – outside
    • Exclamation marks and question marks – according to logic
    • Commas and periods/full stops – inside in the US, outside in the UK.
    No wonder it's hard to remember what's right lol.

    Two that always get my goat:
    1. Get that in the budget before the end of our physical year.
    2. That's 2 feet in width, and 6 feet in heighth.

    Almost teeth grinding for some reason, but I just smile usually. Unless it's a family member then I correct them.

    Never get Christmas cards anymore... hmmm
     
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    And until it’s chalked, hang on to the yolk!

    Paul
     
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