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Re: Grammar nazi
« Reply #550 on: January 23, 2016, 04:41:33 AM »
This is from the oil-stock market thread. It was like playing a game counting the number of errors. Weird to see perpetuate And the incorrect form of their/they're/there in the same paragraph.

For 1 there weighting in the overall market is enormous so most people have money in those stocks and hence panic sell or the companies tank and there losing there asses... Secondly airlines are usually locked into contracts a year or two behind this so haven't caught the luxury of the reduced cost of barrels. The market was/exhausted so this just perpetuates the sell off.  I saw a chart yesterday that not one of the last 5 recessions started because of low fuel costs but never the less that's why it effects the stock market.  Even if our economy is doing well it hurts the country's we trade or sell to that largely are dependent on oil profits as well as other mineral aspects. Like Brazil is tanked so its not just oil as its almost all material/mineral stocks. There are alot more aspects to it as well.

As for the use of mortgage, my bank sends a piece a paper to me (they refuse to go paperless!) each month that says at the top 'Mortgage Statement' then has a field 'you owe'. They drop the 'loan' terminology so I will defer to them. Since they own the house, they may set the vocabulary.

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Re: Grammar nazi
« Reply #551 on: January 23, 2016, 07:34:12 AM »
They don't own the house, you do.

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« Reply #552 on: February 02, 2016, 09:49:23 PM »
My boss said, "for all intensive purposes" which made me laugh inwardly.

My friend sent me an email that read, "my next store neighbor has ammonia" which made me laugh outwardly.

My sister always says, "I seen him..." I keep telling her the word 'seen' requires the linking verb 'have' in front of it. She is a hillbilly.

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« Reply #553 on: February 03, 2016, 02:14:18 PM »
They don't own the house, you do.

More or less, yes, but as I noted in my earlier post, "[t]he exact nature of the [bank's] interest [in the property] varies by jurisdiction". At common law, "a legal mortgage of freehold property was made by the same form of assurance and framed on the same principles as an absolute conveyance, subject, however, to a proviso for redemption". Halsbury's Laws of England, Vol 77 (2016), ¶ 161 [free link not available, but PDF attached].

In other words, at common law, a mortgage was literally a deed through which the purchaser of the property conveyed legal title to the bank, but retained equitable title in the sense that if the purchaser paid off the loan in full, she would have the right to compel the bank to re-convey legal title to her. This substantially remains the law in certain US states. E.g., US Bank National Association v. Ibanez, 458 Mass 637, 649 (Supreme Jud Ct 2011) ("In ... Massachusetts, a mortgage is a transfer of legal title in a property to secure a debt. Therefore, when a person borrows money to purchase a home and gives the lender a mortgage, the homeowner-mortgagor retains only equitable title in the home; the legal title is held by the mortgagee.") (citations omitted).

Of course, other jurisdictions use a different system where the bank's security interest takes the form of a lien rather than the form of ownership of legal title. For example, in Illinois, a mortgage does not convey legal title to the creditor. See generally Maniez v. Citibank, 937 NE 2d 237, 247 (IL App Ct 2010), citing Harms v. Sprague, 105 Ill 2d 215, 223 (Supreme Ct 1984).
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« Reply #554 on: February 04, 2016, 07:41:21 AM »
I'd like to continue in the tradition of this ostensibly grammar-related thread by posting a purely prescriptive complaint about the use of language, even though my complaint actually has nothing whatsoever to do with grammar, a quality it shares with most of the complaints posted in this thread. My non-grammar-related complaint concerns the use of the word "mortgage".

All across this forum, I see posts where people use the term "mortgage" to mean a loan obtained to purchase a house or to refinance another such loan. That is not the technical meaning of "mortgage". Rather, "[a] mortgage is an interest in real property that secures a creditor's right to repayment". Johnson v. Home State Bank, 501 US 78, 82 (1991). The exact nature of the interest varies by jurisdiction, but one thing is consistent: a mortgage is not a debt; it is "merely security for a debt". Bank of NY v. Silverberg, 86 AD 3d 274, 280 (NY App Div 2011) (quoting another case).

In my posts on the forum, I usually use the phrase "mortgage loan" to refer to the debt secured by a mortgage, but that is not a term of art; variants would also be acceptable. The reason I complain here about using "mortgage" itself to mean "mortgage loan" is that the mortgage is an analytically distinct construct from the debt. Using the same term for each of them is confusing.

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« Reply #555 on: March 22, 2016, 10:32:25 PM »
Mortgage: from the french/latin words "mort" (dead) and "gage" (wager), so "deathwager."

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« Reply #556 on: March 25, 2016, 10:04:55 AM »
Why can't people use apostrophes correctly anymore? My theory is that with the rise of acronyms like DVD and BFF, people think apostrophes suddenly denote pluralization. But, it's [it has!] leaked into everyday words like "company's" to denote more than one company. WTF??? I see these mistakes all over the forums and in web articles. I even saw one in the Washington Post the other day. Ugh.

This is why I always type CDs or BFFs or DVDs. Not CD's. Unless I am talking about the CD's quality of audio, or some such. "I have many CDs that I should sell because I don't listen to them anymore."  "My daughter's BFFs are coming over to play."

Also:
  • It's means it is or it has
  • Its means "belongs to it"
  • Who's means who is or who has
  • Whose means who this belongs to
Those are the weird ones.
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« Reply #557 on: March 25, 2016, 01:03:56 PM »
Why can't people use apostrophes correctly anymore? My theory is that with the rise of acronyms like DVD and BFF, people think apostrophes suddenly denote pluralization. But, it's [it has!] leaked into everyday words like "company's" to denote more than one company. WTF??? I see these mistakes all over the forums and in web articles. I even saw one in the Washington Post the other day. Ugh.

This is why I always type CDs or BFFs or DVDs. Not CD's. Unless I am talking about the CD's quality of audio, or some such. "I have many CDs that I should sell because I don't listen to them anymore."  "My daughter's BFFs are coming over to play."

Also:
  • It's means it is or it has
  • Its means "belongs to it"
  • Who's means who is or who has
  • Whose means who this belongs to
Those are the weird ones.
I'm clear on all of that, but whatever happened to "it's" to indicate possession? Is that gone with the wind or were the nuns (and their rulers) at my Catholic school wrong?
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« Reply #558 on: March 25, 2016, 01:39:09 PM »
I'm clear on all of that, but whatever happened to "it's" to indicate possession? Is that gone with the wind or were the nuns (and their rulers) at my Catholic school wrong?

They were wrong:
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« Reply #559 on: March 25, 2016, 02:16:25 PM »
Why can't people use apostrophes correctly anymore? My theory is that with the rise of acronyms like DVD and BFF, people think apostrophes suddenly denote pluralization. But, it's [it has!] leaked into everyday words like "company's" to denote more than one company. WTF??? I see these mistakes all over the forums and in web articles. I even saw one in the Washington Post the other day. Ugh.

This is why I always type CDs or BFFs or DVDs. Not CD's. Unless I am talking about the CD's quality of audio, or some such. "I have many CDs that I should sell because I don't listen to them anymore."  "My daughter's BFFs are coming over to play."

Also:
  • It's means it is or it has
  • Its means "belongs to it"
  • Who's means who is or who has
  • Whose means who this belongs to
Those are the weird ones.
I'm clear on all of that, but whatever happened to "it's" to indicate possession? Is that gone with the wind or were the nuns (and their rulers) at my Catholic school wrong?

They were wrong.  "It's" does not in any context indicate possession.
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« Reply #560 on: March 25, 2016, 02:20:48 PM »
Why can't people use apostrophes correctly anymore? My theory is that with the rise of acronyms like DVD and BFF, people think apostrophes suddenly denote pluralization. But, it's [it has!] leaked into everyday words like "company's" to denote more than one company. WTF??? I see these mistakes all over the forums and in web articles. I even saw one in the Washington Post the other day. Ugh.

This is why I always type CDs or BFFs or DVDs. Not CD's. Unless I am talking about the CD's quality of audio, or some such. "I have many CDs that I should sell because I don't listen to them anymore."  "My daughter's BFFs are coming over to play."

Also:
  • It's means it is or it has
  • Its means "belongs to it"
  • Who's means who is or who has
  • Whose means who this belongs to
Those are the weird ones.
I'm clear on all of that, but whatever happened to "it's" to indicate possession? Is that gone with the wind or were the nuns (and their rulers) at my Catholic school wrong?

They were wrong.  "It's" does not in any context indicate possession.
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« Reply #561 on: March 29, 2016, 05:55:47 PM »
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« Reply #562 on: April 06, 2016, 11:43:21 AM »
Today's annoyance

"Could of"

Really?  HAVE!  "Could have"

Oh and that reminds me of another

"I half to go to the store."  Shaking my head.  How do these people get along in the world? I do not know.

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« Reply #563 on: April 06, 2016, 11:47:32 AM »
They don't own the house, you do.

More or less, yes, but as I noted in my earlier post, "[t]he exact nature of the [bank's] interest [in the property] varies by jurisdiction". At common law, "a legal mortgage of freehold property was made by the same form of assurance and framed on the same principles as an absolute conveyance, subject, however, to a proviso for redemption". Halsbury's Laws of England, Vol 77 (2016), ¶ 161 [free link not available, but PDF attached].

In other words, at common law, a mortgage was literally a deed through which the purchaser of the property conveyed legal title to the bank, but retained equitable title in the sense that if the purchaser paid off the loan in full, she would have the right to compel the bank to re-convey legal title to her. This substantially remains the law in certain US states. E.g., US Bank National Association v. Ibanez, 458 Mass 637, 649 (Supreme Jud Ct 2011) ("In ... Massachusetts, a mortgage is a transfer of legal title in a property to secure a debt. Therefore, when a person borrows money to purchase a home and gives the lender a mortgage, the homeowner-mortgagor retains only equitable title in the home; the legal title is held by the mortgagee.") (citations omitted).

Of course, other jurisdictions use a different system where the bank's security interest takes the form of a lien rather than the form of ownership of legal title. For example, in Illinois, a mortgage does not convey legal title to the creditor. See generally Maniez v. Citibank, 937 NE 2d 237, 247 (IL App Ct 2010), citing Harms v. Sprague, 105 Ill 2d 215, 223 (Supreme Ct 1984).

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« Reply #564 on: April 06, 2016, 11:55:36 AM »
So is supposed to be used in something like, "The grass is tall, so it will be mowed." The use expanded to "The grass is tall. So, it will be mowed."

Now, so is commonly used at the beginning of a sentence to mean "as a result" as it was traditionally used, but also with the same meaning as "uh," as an initial attention-getter. For example, "So, do you want to go get some lunch?"

It is also used sometimes in a discussion to "hold the floor," or keep one's side of the conversation going by making some noise between sentences. This is particularly common in public interviews.

So is sometimes used in the beginning of a sentence to connect the sentence with the previous sentence or paragraph, as a discourse marker. It may imply that the content of the sentence is there because of the previous idea, or it may just be there to keep up the rhythmic flow of the text.

So, I find it annoying, too.

 
It's partly a regional usage: Seamus Heaney in the foreword to his translation of Beowulf says


Conventional renderings of hwæt, the first word of the poem, tend towards the archaic literary, with ‘lo’, ‘hark’, ‘behold’, ‘attend’ and – more colloquially – ‘listen’ being some of the solutions offered previously. But in Hiberno-English Scullion-speak, the particle ‘so’ came naturally to the rescue, because in that idiom ‘so’ operates as an expression that obliterates all previous discourse and narrative, and at the same time functions as an exclamation calling for immediate attention. So, ‘so’ it was:

So. The Spear-Danes in days gone by and the kings who ruled them had courage and greatness. We have heard of those princes’ heroic campaigns.

(full text here; http://www.wwnorton.com/college/english/nael/beowulf/introbeowulf.htm)
 
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« Reply #565 on: April 06, 2016, 01:48:19 PM »
with the same meaning as "uh," as an initial attention-getter. For example, "So, do you want to go get some lunch?"

This is why it's so annoying to me. Like you say, it's an icebreaker, an attention-getter. We've all used it like that. Imagine an awkward situation where nobody is talking and you say "Sooo... how 'bout those Raiders?" or whatever. But that's precisely why it makes no sense as the beginning of an answer to a direct question. In that case you don't need an icebreaker or an attention-getter, you were just asked a direct question. The question itself is your opening. That's why it feels grating and inappropriate.
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« Reply #566 on: April 06, 2016, 02:44:54 PM »
People who say things like "All sheep are not white" when what they really mean is "not all sheep are white.

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« Reply #567 on: April 06, 2016, 02:49:25 PM »
with the same meaning as "uh," as an initial attention-getter. For example, "So, do you want to go get some lunch?"

This is why it's so annoying to me. Like you say, it's an icebreaker, an attention-getter. We've all used it like that. Imagine an awkward situation where nobody is talking and you say "Sooo... how 'bout those Raiders?" or whatever. But that's precisely why it makes no sense as the beginning of an answer to a direct question. In that case you don't need an icebreaker or an attention-getter, you were just asked a direct question. The question itself is your opening. That's why it feels grating and inappropriate.

When someone asks you something -- say, "tell me about x", do you not have any sort of introductory verbal tic that starts you out as you launch into the story? "Well,..", "Um,...", "Okay, here's what happened...", "So..."

Nothing at all? Ever? You simply launch into the story? If so, I think you are quite unusual. The only people I hear in my life who do not usually do this are on the autism spectrum. Have been wondering why that is, but anyway...

I listen to a ton of public radio, and I notice that whenever a guest is asked to tell a story or respond to a question with an opinion, they almost always (as in probably 99% of the time) start with one of these leader words.
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« Reply #568 on: April 06, 2016, 02:52:17 PM »
People who say things like "All sheep are not white" when what they really mean is "not all sheep are white.

Yes!

Also, misplacement of the word "just" to mean "only".  As in, saying: "It's just not for breakfast anymore" when they mean "It's not just for breakfast anymore." I am hearing this more and more lately, and it's making me juts.
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« Reply #569 on: April 06, 2016, 04:42:23 PM »
with the same meaning as "uh," as an initial attention-getter. For example, "So, do you want to go get some lunch?"

This is why it's so annoying to me. Like you say, it's an icebreaker, an attention-getter. We've all used it like that. Imagine an awkward situation where nobody is talking and you say "Sooo... how 'bout those Raiders?" or whatever. But that's precisely why it makes no sense as the beginning of an answer to a direct question. In that case you don't need an icebreaker or an attention-getter, you were just asked a direct question. The question itself is your opening. That's why it feels grating and inappropriate.

When someone asks you something -- say, "tell me about x", do you not have any sort of introductory verbal tic that starts you out as you launch into the story? "Well,..", "Um,...", "Okay, here's what happened...", "So..."

Nothing at all? Ever? You simply launch into the story? If so, I think you are quite unusual. The only people I hear in my life who do not usually do this are on the autism spectrum. Have been wondering why that is, but anyway...

I listen to a ton of public radio, and I notice that whenever a guest is asked to tell a story or respond to a question with an opinion, they almost always (as in probably 99% of the time) start with one of these leader words.

Sure I do, but I don't use "So," for the reasons given above. (I'll leave it at that, although I'm tempted to rant here.)

As an attention-getting word, I really like the old-fashioned "Say". My grandma used to use it and I always liked it.


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« Reply #570 on: April 06, 2016, 04:44:38 PM »
Also, misplacement of the word "just" to mean "only".  As in, saying: "It's just not for breakfast anymore" when they mean "It's not just for breakfast anymore." I am hearing this more and more lately, and it's making me juts.

Thank you for this one, I notice it too. People just don't realize the placement affects the meaning.

People don't just realize the placement affects the meaning.
People don't realize the placement just affects the meaning.
People don't realize the placement affects just the meaning.
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« Reply #571 on: April 06, 2016, 04:45:17 PM »
People who say things like "All sheep are not white" when what they really mean is "not all sheep are white.

Yes!

Also, misplacement of the word "just" to mean "only".  As in, saying: "It's just not for breakfast anymore" when they mean "It's not just for breakfast anymore." I am hearing this more and more lately, and it's making me juts.

Funny.

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« Reply #572 on: April 06, 2016, 04:45:47 PM »
Also, misplacement of the word "just" to mean "only".  As in, saying: "It's just not for breakfast anymore" when they mean "It's not just for breakfast anymore." I am hearing this more and more lately, and it's making me juts.

Thank you for this one, I notice it too. People just don't realize the placement affects the meaning.

People don't just realize the placement affects the meaning.
People don't realize the placement just affects the meaning.
People don't realize the placement affects just the meaning.
Just people don't realize the placement affects the meaning.

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« Reply #573 on: April 10, 2016, 02:43:17 AM »
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« Reply #574 on: April 10, 2016, 06:55:39 AM »
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« Reply #575 on: April 11, 2016, 01:11:12 AM »
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I'm confused - your username is TheBuddha, but your avatar is Bobby Hill.

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« Reply #576 on: March 17, 2017, 04:04:31 PM »
Sorry to necropost, everyone who is following this thread, but I have seen this so many times in the last few days and I just can't take it any more:

IT'S AFFECT, YOU DUMBASS, NOT EFFECT. FOR FUCK'S OWN SAKE.

(Phew. Better now.)

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« Reply #577 on: March 17, 2017, 08:31:12 PM »
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« Reply #578 on: March 18, 2017, 07:40:52 AM »
Sorry to necropost, everyone who is following this thread, but I have seen this so many times in the last few days and I just can't take it any more:

IT'S AFFECT, YOU DUMBASS, NOT EFFECT. FOR FUCK'S OWN SAKE.

(Phew. Better now.)

I can see that it's having quite an affect on you.
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« Reply #579 on: March 18, 2017, 08:08:21 AM »
Thank you for reviving this thread.  I have missed it!.

Also, when referring to money, it's PRINCIPAL, not PRINCIPLE

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« Reply #580 on: March 18, 2017, 08:10:30 AM »
Thank you for reviving this thread. I have missed it!

Also, when referring to money, it's PRINCIPAL, not PRINCIPLE.

Just remember, money is your friend (PAL).

I seem to be in a corrective/smirking mood, so I fixed your submission for you! I need to get out more.
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« Reply #581 on: March 18, 2017, 10:02:57 AM »
Thank you for reviving this thread. I have missed it!

Also, when referring to money, it's PRINCIPAL, not PRINCIPLE.

Just remember, money is your friend (PAL).

I seem to be in a corrective/smirking mood, so I fixed your submission for you! I need to get out more.
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« Reply #582 on: March 18, 2017, 10:18:02 AM »
I once went to an elementary school (regional boundaries forced me to change schools), in which the girls there completely overused "like".

Example: "So you know how, uh, like, apple, like, released the new iphone 6? It has, like, so many features! I, like, love it!

^ That drove me nuts. Half the time they used "like" two or three times in a row. That is why I never use "like" when I type.

Also, another bad habit is how kids these days will begin their sentences, and say a section of the sentence, arrive at a comma, and say "um", say another couple words, and then you guessed it - "um".

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« Reply #583 on: March 18, 2017, 10:58:31 AM »
I once went to an elementary school (regional boundaries forced me to change schools), in which the girls there completely overused "like".

Example: "So you know how, uh, like, apple, like, released the new iphone 6? It has, like, so many features! I, like, love it!

^ That drove me nuts. Half the time they used "like" two or three times in a row. That is why I never use "like" when I type.

Also, another bad habit is how kids these days will begin their sentences, and say a section of the sentence, arrive at a comma, and say "um", say another couple words, and then you guessed it - "um".

WHAT IS WRONG WITH KIDS THESE DAYS?!?!

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Re: Grammar nazi
« Reply #584 on: March 18, 2017, 01:58:50 PM »
WHAT IS WRONG WITH KIDS THESE DAYS?!?!
What drives me a bit nuts these days is the constant "up speak?"  Y'know, how after like, every few words? They're like, asking a question? As if they need constant approval?

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Re: Grammar nazi
« Reply #585 on: March 18, 2017, 03:00:27 PM »
WHAT IS WRONG WITH KIDS THESE DAYS?!?!
What drives me a bit nuts these days is the constant "up speak?"  Y'know, how after like, every few words? They're like, asking a question? As if they need constant approval?

Rising inflection. It's from Australia.

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Re: Grammar nazi
« Reply #586 on: March 19, 2017, 07:24:28 AM »
Oooh, I like this necro-revival.

Canadians are often guilty of rising inflection.  It goes well with eh.

Things I have seen on the forums:

reign in when they mean rein in, re curbing spending.  I guess they need a curb bit on their wallets?

Walla or Wallah - it is voila, from voi la, look at that.  If you are going to borrow from a foreign language, please keep the spelling.

I can live with typos, I know phones and tablets do a lot of auto-correct that can be a pain for the typist.  But the choice of words?  Are we Alice and the March Hare?  Hum, it is March. . . . .
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« Reply #587 on: March 19, 2017, 08:01:46 AM »
I once went to an elementary school (regional boundaries forced me to change schools), in which the girls there completely overused "like".

Example: "So you know how, uh, like, apple, like, released the new iphone 6? It has, like, so many features! I, like, love it!

^ That drove me nuts. Half the time they used "like" two or three times in a row. That is why I never use "like" when I type.

Also, another bad habit is how kids these days will begin their sentences, and say a section of the sentence, arrive at a comma, and say "um", say another couple words, and then you guessed it - "um".

WHAT IS WRONG WITH KIDS THESE DAYS?!?!

Not enough Grammar Nazi's Nazis.

Don't forget the Grammar Nazis' henchmen, the Punctuation Police.  ;)
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Re: Grammar nazi
« Reply #588 on: March 19, 2017, 08:08:31 AM »
Don't forget the Grammar Nazis' henchmen, the Punctuation Police.  ;)

Somewhere on the Forums is a story about a union grievance that started because of the confusion caused by a missing comma (the Oxford comma).  Punctuation matters, as the victim of the homicidal panda can testify.  I loves me my commas.*

*Yes I know that is a grammatically incorrect sentence, it is vernacular.  It is hard to hug a comma, but I will try, here goes:

{{{{{,}}}}}
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« Reply #589 on: March 19, 2017, 12:40:07 PM »
Lose Loose.  enough said.
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Re: Grammar nazi
« Reply #590 on: March 19, 2017, 12:54:38 PM »
Uninterested and disinterested.
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Re: Grammar nazi
« Reply #591 on: March 19, 2017, 01:52:20 PM »
Shelivesthedream

Look at all the posts!  Obviously we have missed this thread.  May it live long and prosper.
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« Reply #592 on: March 19, 2017, 03:33:42 PM »
English is my second language, therefore I'm apologizing in advance for any forthcoming grammar errors, if any.

One thing that irritates me to no end is the use of the word because, to cancel out the need for an explanation or details.

Don't be a fucking jerk and speak/type/text the correct information you dick.

Also, please correct my grammar anytime you see an error on my part. I will be forever grateful for your help.
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Re: Grammar nazi
« Reply #593 on: March 19, 2017, 03:36:18 PM »
Your cursing is excellent, Craig.

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Re: Grammar nazi
« Reply #594 on: March 19, 2017, 04:34:32 PM »
Shelivesthedream

Look at all the posts!  Obviously we have missed this thread.  May it live long and prosper.

Always good to know one is not alone. :)


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Re: Grammar nazi
« Reply #595 on: March 19, 2017, 06:21:45 PM »
English is my second language, therefore I'm apologizing in advance for any forthcoming grammar errors, if any.

One thing that irritates me to no end is the use of the word because, to cancel out the need for an explanation or details.

Don't be a fucking jerk and speak/type/text the correct information you dick.

Also, please correct my grammar anytime you see an error on my part. I will be forever grateful for your help.

I think you would say "grammatical errors" or "errors in grammar", but not "grammar errors".

I would put a comma between "correct information" and "you dick".

Your English is considerably better than my... every other language.
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Re: Grammar nazi
« Reply #596 on: March 19, 2017, 07:53:00 PM »
English is my second language, therefore I'm apologizing in advance for any forthcoming grammar errors, if any.

One thing that irritates me to no end is the use of the word because, to cancel out the need for an explanation or details.

Don't be a fucking jerk and speak/type/text the correct information you dick.

Also, please correct my grammar anytime you see an error on my part. I will be forever grateful for your help.

I think you would say "grammatical errors" or "errors in grammar", but not "grammar errors".

I would put a comma between "correct information" and "you dick".

Your English is considerably better than my... every other language.

Thank you!
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Re: Grammar nazi
« Reply #597 on: March 19, 2017, 08:09:33 PM »
About 75% of this thread is contained in this song:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O14k6sT8Fp8

It's not his best work, but it is the one most relevant to the discussion at hand.

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Re: Grammar nazi
« Reply #598 on: March 20, 2017, 10:54:56 AM »
One good turn deserves another:

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« Reply #599 on: March 20, 2017, 11:12:23 AM »
One good turn deserves another:

https://youtu.be/8Gv0H-vPoDc

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