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April 30th, 2007, 07:34 PM
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Ok, this isn't really a debate, lol. Sometimes I just get so aggravated seeing the same darn spelling/grammar mistake 50 times in a row. Homophones are a big part of the aggravation!

Here, review this!:

woman= 1 lady
women= more than one lady (plural)

there= place
their=possessive pronoun
they're= contraction of they are

Just to name a few examples.

Typos don't bother me; everyone makes typos. It's just the common words that you should have learned how to spell and differentiate between in grade school which are used incorrectly that bother me so much!

Rant over.
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April 30th, 2007, 07:43 PM
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I feel you. I'm the same way. I have this weird pet peeve when people confuse "your" and "you're".

you're means you are.
your is used in a form of possession.

For example:
"You're going on a bike ride tomorrow."
"Is that your bike?"

Even though that bothers me, I usually don't say anything. It just quietly irks me, ya know?
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April 30th, 2007, 07:49 PM
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I feel you. I'm the same way. I have this weird pet peeve when people confuse "your" and "you're".

you're means you are.
your is used in a form of possession.

For example:
"You're going on a bike ride tomorrow."
"Is that your bike?"

Even though that bothers me, I usually don't say anything. It just quietly irks me, ya know?[/b]

I usually keep quiet about it, too. I just saw so many posts today where the posters (yes there were many posters doing this today) used "women" when they were trying to say woman. I would read it as the plural form and get confused. AHHH!!!
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April 30th, 2007, 08:01 PM
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I feel you. I'm the same way. I have this weird pet peeve when people confuse "your" and "you're".

you're means you are.
your is used in a form of possession.

For example:
"You're going on a bike ride tomorrow."
"Is that your bike?"

Even though that bothers me, I usually don't say anything. It just quietly irks me, ya know?[/b]

I usually keep quiet about it, too. I just saw so many posts today where the posters (yes there were many posters doing this today) used "women" when they were trying to say woman. I would read it as the plural form and get confused. AHHH!!!
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I think I know which post you're referring to... and yeah, I was thinking the same things, lol.
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April 30th, 2007, 08:02 PM
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At least I'm not the only one! It bugs me so much!
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April 30th, 2007, 08:04 PM
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I mess up your and you're sometimes when i am typing fast or have a monkey crawling all over me lol firefox spell check doesnt check grammar!
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April 30th, 2007, 08:06 PM
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I mess up your and you're sometimes when i am typing fast or have a monkey crawling all over me lol firefox spell check doesnt check grammar![/b]
lol true, true.
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April 30th, 2007, 08:17 PM
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You know I am usually typing so fast that half the time I dont pay attention. I'm a crappy speller anyway, but I know the "rules" I just dont care in most circumstances. I'm not getting graded here (well, judged sometimes but not graded ) so it honestly doesnt bother me. Now their is times it does, but this is not one of them. .................................................. ..............................
.Ok ok ok, I did that on purpose. I know its THERE are times not their is times. Wow it was actually hard to type the WRONG thing when I'm thinking about it. LOL
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April 30th, 2007, 08:21 PM
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I'm going to start purposely doing this just because you all are so annoyed by it.
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April 30th, 2007, 09:09 PM
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I'm going to start purposely doing this just because you all are so annoyed by it.[/b]
That's ok. I'll just skip over your posts.
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April 30th, 2007, 09:11 PM
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to vs too

babies vs baby's
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April 30th, 2007, 09:40 PM
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I'm guilty of this one at times, but it's still a pet peeve:

Its = possessive
It's = contraction of it is

And I second the your/you're and there/their/they're thing.
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April 30th, 2007, 09:46 PM
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I'm guilty of this one at times, but it's still a pet peeve:

Its = possessive
It's = contraction of it is

And I second the your/you're and there/their/they're thing.[/b]
I do this too, but only because I often don't add apostrophes at all when typing, lol.
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April 30th, 2007, 09:50 PM
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I graduate with a bachelor's degree in English. I taught middle school and high school for two years, and it irritates me that some of my students were better at using correct grammar than some people here at JM.
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April 30th, 2007, 10:22 PM
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Oh man, this thread's gotten under my skin... I'm on a roll now!! You've created a monster!! Yet I know I've been guilty of all of these at some time or another... here goes...

Affect (verb) = to impact
Effect (noun) = the outcome

Something that affects you has an effect on you.

Loose = not tight
Lose = don't know where it is anymore

Then = a concept of time. First this happened, then that happened.
Than = a concept of measurement. This is greater than that.

Could of = the incorrect version of could have or could've

And then there are my least favorite spelling mistakes, which people tend to use incorrectly over and over (read: they're not typos).

Definitely (NOT definAtely)
-and-
Tomorrow (NOT tomArrow)

...See how crotchety I get when it's after midnight and I'm hopped up on caffeine?? LOL Time for Kyle to get to bed... soon...
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April 30th, 2007, 10:37 PM
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Oh man, this thread's gotten under my skin... I'm on a roll now!! You've created a monster!! Yet I know I've been guilty of all of these at some time or another... here goes...

Affect (verb) = to impact
Effect (noun) = the outcome

Something that affects you has an effect on you.

Loose = not tight
Lose = don't know where it is anymore

Then = a concept of time. First this happened, then that happened.
Than = a concept of measurement. This is greater than that.

Could of = the incorrect version of could have or could've

And then there are my least favorite spelling mistakes, which people tend to use incorrectly over and over (read: they're not typos).

Definitely (NOT definAtely)
-and-
Tomorrow (NOT tomArrow)

...See how crotchety I get when it's after midnight and I'm hopped up on caffeine?? LOL Time for Kyle to get to bed... soon...[/b]

LOL... I try to avoid the whole "affect" and "effect" issue and just use the word "impact".
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April 30th, 2007, 10:44 PM
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Oh man, this thread's gotten under my skin... I'm on a roll now!! You've created a monster!! Yet I know I've been guilty of all of these at some time or another... here goes...

Affect (verb) = to impact
Effect (noun) = the outcome

Something that affects you has an effect on you.

Loose = not tight
Lose = don't know where it is anymore

Then = a concept of time. First this happened, then that happened.
Than = a concept of measurement. This is greater than that.

Could of = the incorrect version of could have or could've

And then there are my least favorite spelling mistakes, which people tend to use incorrectly over and over (read: they're not typos).

Definitely (NOT definAtely)
-and-
Tomorrow (NOT tomArrow)

...See how crotchety I get when it's after midnight and I'm hopped up on caffeine?? LOL Time for Kyle to get to bed... soon...[/b]
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April 30th, 2007, 11:15 PM
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I'm guilty of this one at times, but it's still a pet peeve:

Its = possessive
It's = contraction of it is

And I second the your/you're and there/their/they're thing.[/b]
I do this too, but only because I often don't add apostrophes at all when typing, lol.
[/b]
Same here!


I frequent a raver forum and I never use capitalization or apostrophes but when I come here I try to use correct grammar just to be polite.
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