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Ugh, MightyClub
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Icon 1 posted May 09, 2007 17:11      Profile for Ugh, MightyClub     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
But have no fear, their only here to help you're posts look there best!

Courtesy of David Pogue's NY Times blog, a link to a grammar cheat-sheet: http://vtbsd.net/english/

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Just_Jess_B

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Icon 1 posted May 09, 2007 17:38      Profile for Just_Jess_B   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I just had a word-gasm.

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littlefish
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Icon 1 posted May 10, 2007 03:11      Profile for littlefish   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I think you missed an apostrophe there!
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Icon 3 posted May 11, 2007 01:10      Profile for mistersaxon     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Or . .
Justify your poor spelling with some of these:

http://www.econsultant.com/sniglets

I rather like Zyxnoid at the moment but there are lots of good words in there.

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drunkennewfiemidget
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Icon 1 posted May 11, 2007 09:17      Profile for drunkennewfiemidget     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Humourously, I just finished reading some kid's rant online where he bitched about e-mail etiquette, and bad spelling and grammar. And guess what? It was full of bad spelling and grammar.
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Ugh, MightyClub
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Icon 1 posted May 11, 2007 10:03      Profile for Ugh, MightyClub     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
As part of my parental oversight duties, I've persued a few online conversations my older clublet has had with her friends. I honestly don't understand how they can communicate. Fragmented sentences, CAPS, no punctuation, incomplete thoughts, and liberal sprinklings of "fsck" equivalents. Geez, when I was a kid you got the evil eye for saying "dang". I feel lock a crotchety old geezer for saying it, but what the heck has happened to our sense of decent language usage? Thankfully, my clublet uses better online grammar sk1llz than her friends. So far.

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Icon 14 posted May 11, 2007 16:06      Profile for snupy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
What a fab link-if only I had the courage to send it to people who really need it!

I think the UK is much worse than the US when it comes to improper use of apostrophes. Pretty much any word that has an 's' on the end gets one-especially on restaurant signs(i.e., egg's and bacon). Drives me batty!

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Icon 1 posted May 11, 2007 16:32      Profile for Sxeptomaniac   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Ugh, MightyClub:
But have no fear, their only here to help you're posts look there best!

Courtesy of David Pogue's NY Times blog, a link to a grammar cheat-sheet: http://vtbsd.net/english/

The page on "read-bumps" is pretty good, even if the name they made up is a bit cheesy.

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Icon 1 posted May 12, 2007 05:32      Profile for Serenak     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
If you liked the sniglets then you will also enjoy the classic The Meaning of Liff

Both Liff and the later expanded version "The Deeper Meaning of Liff" are (as far as I am aware) still available...

Oh and on the subject of apostrophes there is always the classic Bob the Angry Flower

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Richard Wolf VI
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Icon 10 posted May 12, 2007 05:47      Profile for Richard Wolf VI   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Being myself the second best student in spelling in my country, is intolerable to me to work with someone else who is not capable to handle the vocabulary of the topic we're studying, and get mad when somebody puts a c instead of a s, or any kind of mistake.

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Icon 1 posted May 13, 2007 15:44      Profile for Tominfla     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I had supervisors..... supervisors that didn't know when to use a comma or a period in their memos.

Oh well, communication isn't what they were being paid for.

On the bright side, I am a recovering Grammar Poilceman so I no longer worry late at night about things like that. [Big Grin]

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Icon 1 posted May 13, 2007 20:58      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Sxeptomaniac:
quote:
Originally posted by Ugh, MightyClub:
But have no fear, their only here to help you're posts look there best!

Courtesy of David Pogue's NY Times blog, a link to a grammar cheat-sheet: http://vtbsd.net/english/

The page on "read-bumps" is pretty good, even if the name they made up is a bit cheesy.
Oh hell yes! That perfectly sums up just about every rant that's been launched here against kiddies who argue that "you should deal with my bad spelling since you can read it." Bad spelling and grammar clearly hinders the reading/comprehension process, but sometimes it's hard to explain it as succinctly as the above link does. [Big Grin]

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Just_Jess_B

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Icon 1 posted May 13, 2007 21:19      Profile for Just_Jess_B   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
< rainman >

supervisors who . . . who . . . deffl'y . . . deff'ly who . . . not that . . . that is things . . . people are who . . . deff'ly supervisors who . . .

< /rainman >

[Big Grin]

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