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    As I've been sitting here reading the boards today, i have been struck with how abysmal the grammar and language skills are.
    I realize these are message boards, not a college thesis, but is it really all that hard to spell words correctly and use a bit of punctuation for clarification??

    Therefore, i want to provide this thread as an opportunity for others who may be fed up with it, to post your grammatical pet peeves.

    Here goes:

    There, They're, Their ---
    there is a place (we are going there)
    they're is a contraction (they are, they're going there)
    their is possessive (they are going there with their bags)


    Two, too, to ---
    two is a number. (we've got two great cb's)
    too means an excessive amount (there are too many people who can't spell)
    to is for every other usage (he's going to choke)


    Where, wear, we're, ware ---
    where is a place (where are we going?)
    wear is to erode or become tired, or what you do with clothes (he wears down in the 4th, while wearing his uniform)
    we're is a contraction (we are, we're #1 )
    ware is a product or service (we're going where, wearing what, to sell our wares?)


    its, it's ---
    it's is a contraction and only a contraction (it is, it's a long message)
    its is usually possessive or sometimes a plural (It's scratching its back)




    Ok, that's all I've got for now. Please add to the list. Common misspellings, incorrect word usage, or any other language related pet peeves.


    P.S. Before anyone comments about me not using capitols and punctuation in the above, it was a list. Lists do not require punctuation, only good spacing for clarity.

  • #2
    Originally posted by Bronco_Hyde View Post
    As I've been sitting here reading the boards today, i have been struck with how abysmal the grammar and language skills are.
    I realize these are message boards, not a college thesis, but is it really all that hard to spell words correctly and use a bit of punctuation for clarification??

    Therefore, i want to provide this thread as an opportunity for others who may be fed up with it, to post your grammatical pet peeves.

    Here goes:

    There, They're, Their ---
    there is a place (we are going there)
    they're is a contraction (they are, they're going there)
    their is possessive (they are going there with their bags)


    Two, too, to ---
    two is a number. (we've got two great cb's)
    too means an excessive amount (there are too many people who can't spell)
    to is for every other usage (he's going to choke)


    Where, wear, we're, ware ---
    where is a place (where are we going?)
    wear is to erode or become tired, or what you do with clothes (he wears down in the 4th, while wearing his uniform)
    we're is a contraction (we are, we're #1 )
    ware is a product or service (we're going where, wearing what, to sell our wares?)


    its, it's ---
    it's is a contraction and only a contraction (it is, it's a long message)
    its is usually possessive or sometimes a plural (It's scratching its back)




    Ok, that's all I've got for now. Please add to the list. Common misspellings, incorrect word usage, or any other language related pet peeves.
    Didn't I correct you on a grammar post today?

    Or that could've been someone else....

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Bronco_Hyde View Post
      Grammar lessons anyone???

      no thanks
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      • #4
        What a great thread by a great poster

        Mods can we get a sticky?

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        • #5
          LULZ at this thread.

          So is it wrong if I say.....

          I like it when you do that right "Thurr" ?????

          Last edited by Legendary30; 05-13-2008, 02:35 PM.
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          • #6
            Wonder if I should make a thread about spelling nazis........

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Bronco_Hyde View Post
              As I've been sitting here reading the boards today, i have been struck with how abysmal the grammar and language skills
              Im the king of bad english grammar on here and I could careless what others think about it really...

              I have done well in life and have been able to do many many things...I give you what I can..

              None of which has anything to do with how well I mite type and spell on here.

              Im happy for what everyone brings to the table

              Even the mispellers and ones the dont use apostrophes to achieve everyones grammar satisfactions..

              I find its best not to judge and just enjoy.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by LarryDean View Post
                Im the king of bad english grammar on here and I could careless what others think about it really...

                I have done well in life and have been able to do many many things...I give you what I can..

                None of which has anything to do with how well I mite type and spell on here.

                Im happy for what everyone brings to the table

                Even the mispellers and ones the dont use apostrophes to achieve everyones grammar satisfactions..

                I find its best not to judge and just enjoy.
                Thats wut I'm talking bout son!! 4 get that yo! I can type any wayz I fell like and ain't nobdy goin do nuthin bout it!!!


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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Legendary30 View Post
                  Thats wut I'm talking bout son!! 4 get that yo! I can type any wayz I fell like and ain't nobdy goin do nuthin bout it!!!


                  Their r sertin weys dat ppl tipe dat kan rly liek omg iritate me.

                  Wear do u c stuff liek dat?

                  I tink i is going too sleep.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Legendary30 View Post
                    Thats wut I'm talking bout son!! 4 get that yo! I can type any wayz I fell like and ain't nobdy goin do nuthin bout it!!!
                    Dude can you please re-type that so I can better understand what you mean please !!!
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Bronco_Hyde View Post
                      As I've been sitting here reading the boards today, i have been struck with how abysmal the grammar and language skills are.
                      I realize these are message boards, not a college thesis, but is it really all that hard to spell words correctly and use a bit of punctuation for clarification??

                      Therefore, i want to provide this thread as an opportunity for others who may be fed up with it, to post your grammatical pet peeves.

                      Here goes:

                      There, They're, Their ---
                      there is a place (we are going there)
                      they're is a contraction (they are, they're going there)
                      their is possessive (they are going there with their bags)


                      Two, too, to ---
                      two is a number. (we've got two great cb's)
                      too means an excessive amount (there are too many people who can't spell)
                      to is for every other usage (he's going to choke)


                      Where, wear, we're, ware ---
                      where is a place (where are we going?)
                      wear is to erode or become tired, or what you do with clothes (he wears down in the 4th, while wearing his uniform)
                      we're is a contraction (we are, we're #1 )
                      ware is a product or service (we're going where, wearing what, to sell our wares?)


                      its, it's ---
                      it's is a contraction and only a contraction (it is, it's a long message)
                      its is usually possessive or sometimes a plural (It's scratching its back)




                      Ok, that's all I've got for now. Please add to the list. Common misspellings, incorrect word usage, or any other language related pet peeves.


                      P.S. Before anyone comments about me not using capitols and punctuation in the above, it was a list. Lists do not require punctuation, only good spacing for clarity.
                      Add this::

                      THAN

                      Unlike then, than is not related to time. Than is used in comparative statements.


                      EXAMPLES:

                      ~Another pair of words that I see misused far more often
                      than not is than and then.
                      ~He is taller than I am.
                      ~Other than the interest on a small inheritance, he had no income.
                      ~Today's students certainly do seem to read less than students in previous generations did.
                      ~We learned more on the playground than we did in the classroom.
                      ~Despite their lack of flavor, the hothouse tomatoes cost far more than those from the farmers' market.


                      THEN

                      Then is used either as a time marker or with a sequence of events.


                      EXAMPLES:

                      ~I took all of the exams in the morning, and then I spent the rest of the day catching up on sleep.
                      ~Back then we knew what was expected of us.
                      ~I bought apples from this orchard last summer, but I seem to remember paying more for them then.
                      ~Look over the study guide first, and then if you still have questions bring them up in class.

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                      • #12
                        I's gooder en Engrish.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Bronco_Armada View Post
                          I's gooder en Engrish.
                          Gooderest is I more than you cuz skills is gooder for my English than yours'.

                          ...On a serious note, sorry if I'm one of those. I'm much more of a science guy and don't really enjoy writing, unless I'm arguing or discussing I most likely will not remember the proper usage from time to time, so I apologize in advance.

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                          • #14
                            "are team versus our team...

                            For some reason I just cannot stand that one, maybe just beacsue I saw it yesterday. Seriously though, when I have to try and decipher somebody's post I just quite reading all together at the first sign of terrible grammar - which in my experience is often linked to overall intelligence or maturity. On the other hand, I can always tell when English is written poorly based on it being a second language or something of the sort. I have absolutely no problem reading through a post like that, since that person has to take the time putting thought to words it usually has something of good value.

                            How often do you see an adult, or somebody with sumthin meeningful 2 say typ leik dis?

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                            • #15
                              except vs. accept


                              except- the exclusion of something(I wore all my broncos gear except the autographed jersey)

                              accept- to recieve something(I accept your gift), or to agree to something (I accept the fact that I'm not perfect)

                              (I can accept the fact that I'm going to have accept the award in person, except I refuse to wear a tie to the ceromony.)

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