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Fri Mar 10, 2017, 08:27 PM

Know any grammar Nazis?

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Reply Know any grammar Nazis? (Original post)
FakeNoose Mar 2017 OP
LOL Lib Mar 2017 #1
FakeNoose Mar 2017 #2
Throck Mar 2017 #5
brer cat Mar 2017 #14
PoindexterOglethorpe Mar 2017 #3
FakeNoose Mar 2017 #9
FakeNoose Mar 2017 #4
FakeNoose Mar 2017 #6
FakeNoose Mar 2017 #7
3catwoman3 Mar 2017 #8
FakeNoose Mar 2017 #10
3catwoman3 Mar 2017 #12
PoindexterOglethorpe Mar 2017 #15
True Dough Mar 2017 #11
FakeNoose Mar 2017 #13
Stuart G Mar 2017 #16
Angry Dragon Mar 2017 #17

Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 08:30 PM

1. And then I tell them to

Eat a bag of Dicks.

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 08:36 PM

2. ...


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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 08:54 PM

5. So stolen.

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Response to Throck (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 10:32 PM

14. +1

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 08:42 PM

3. Another piece of wisdom:

A burro is an ass.
A burrow is a hole in the ground.

You need to know the difference.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 09:27 PM

9. ...


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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 08:47 PM

4. ...

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 08:55 PM

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 08:58 PM

7. ...





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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 09:03 PM

8. I am guilty.

So is my soon to be 27 yr son. He was a certified writing fellow in college.

Several weeks ago we had a very interesting text exchange involving the proper placement of punctuation inside or outside parentheses.

Yes, we are word nerds.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #8)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 09:32 PM

10. I get it

For many years I was a professional typesetter and proofreader.
To my embarrassment I can't stop myself from correcting other people's spelling errors.
They just jump out at me. It's a disease!


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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #10)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 10:05 PM

12. A few of our pet...

...peeves are:

1. the ubiquitous apostrophe at the end of any word ending with an 's'

2. "Him and me went to the movies." People do it correctly in the singular. No one ever says, "Him went to the movies," or "Me went to the movies." Why doesn't it translate to the plural?

3. I have heard several instances of people making a possessive out of "I" - Mary and I's vacation.


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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #12)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 11:06 PM

15. Oh, dear lord. The "Him and me" usage.

Some years back when my sister and I both had young children, I asked her why she didn't correct those usages from her children. She rather airily replied that they'd hear the correct usage from her (which they did) and would shift over to the correct usage. I knew then that wouldn't happen, and of course it didn't.

Meanwhile, because I'm such a grammar Nazi, my grown sons use lie and lay correctly.

Some years back, whenever a co-worker would post some sort of note on the communal bulletin board, I'd cheerfully make grammar and usage corrections. After a while, the co-workers would ask me to proof their notes before they posted them.

I have given serious thought to always having a bottle of white-out with me to correct the many errors I see in public.

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 09:38 PM

11. This is one of my favs




UNPRESIDENTED!!!

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Response to True Dough (Reply #11)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 10:18 PM

13. Good one!

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Sat Mar 11, 2017, 07:06 PM

16. Please ...please be careful..they are all over here..

They are over there, and they are over hear...they are lurking in this topic and that topic.. They will get you when you least expect it...OPPPPPPPPS ....I hear one coming at me know...I had better scam out of here

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Mon Mar 13, 2017, 06:17 PM

17. ...............

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