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    Quote Originally Posted by MissPoss View Post
    I used to work as a Batista in a cafe.
    Barista, not Batista! I'm blaming that one on autocorrect.

    *walks away mumbling to herself something about proof reading her posts...especially in a grammar thread*

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    Does anyone else HATE the slang word "yanno"? I have always loathed it! I can handle many of the other little internet slang words, but that one makes my skin crawl. Hate it.

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    Oh dear - guilty! I use that. Kind of in a tongue-in-cheek way but I still do.

    I tell you what my DH hates, makes him murderous, is when people abbreviate things like `devastated' to `devo' and `serious' to `seri' (this one I do to annoy him), and `definitely' to `deffo' etc. He thinks it's the ultimate in okka booner Australianism and it drives him wild!

    Although having said that, he abbreviates `avocado' to `avo' and can't see the parallels at all...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BabelFish View Post
    Oh dear - guilty! I use that. Kind of in a tongue-in-cheek way but I still do.

    I tell you what my DH hates, makes him murderous, is when people abbreviate things like `devastated' to `devo' and `serious' to `seri' (this one I do to annoy him), and `definitely' to `deffo' etc. He thinks it's the ultimate in okka booner Australianism and it drives him wild!

    Although having said that, he abbreviates `avocado' to `avo' and can't see the parallels at all...
    haha, yeah I know it's tongue in cheek, I just don't like the way it sounds in my head when people use it.

    I'm kind of with your DH on that one. I bet he also hates "totes" (totally)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BabelFish View Post
    Oh dear - guilty! I use that. Kind of in a tongue-in-cheek way but I still do.

    I tell you what my DH hates, makes him murderous, is when people abbreviate things like `devastated' to `devo' and `serious' to `seri' (this one I do to annoy him), and `definitely' to `deffo' etc. He thinks it's the ultimate in okka booner Australianism and it drives him wild!

    Although having said that, he abbreviates `avocado' to `avo' and can't see the parallels at all...
    Haha - as a non-native Aussie I LOVE hearing those! I don't know anyone who uses them, so when I do hear one I get really excited and start crossing my fingers for a 'crikey' or 'drongo'.. My (Australian) DH has perfected the art of the withering stare when he sees my eyes light up at those things. Simple things...

    (My English friend had the same in reverse, when people couldn't get enough of his Cockney slang and constantly begged him to say things like "shine me shoes, guv!")

    Oh, but... I can't stand abbreviations for food. Not sure why, but anything like 'spag bol', 'mac cheese' (sorry if you're reading this Macncheese!), 'nanas', or - I am sorry to say - 'avo' causes me a little bit of pain inside.

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    Oh, Girl X you reminded me, has anyone else noticed that sometimes weather people on TV abbreviate temperature to "temp/temps"?? For crying out loud, can they not just say "temperature"? It sounds so unprofessional for a news presenter to say "temp".

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    Ahhhhhhh, a thread full of like-minded people! I cannot deny that I am also a Grammar Nazi!

    My personal pet peeve is the misuse of the apostrophe. When I see it hanging in a word, denoting possession, I think to myself "poor, little apostrophe. You don't belong there!" and then I cry a little deep, down inside.

    My second biggest pet peeve is "net speak". I saw a doctor friend write on Facebook "How r u 2day?" and I wanted to weep for humanity!

    In general, it gives me a giggle when people ask how to "pronounciate" something but I generally won't correct people although I used to when I was younger. I actually used to correct my Mum throughout my childhood/teens and then one day she told me it really embarrassed her and I felt awful.

    I have a story from work today that I think you'll all like! I had this conversation with a co-worker.

    Me: "Isn't the English language funny? I saw the word probable (as in 'possibly') and thought it was probable (as in 'able to be probed into'). It took me a second to realise it was probable (as in 'possibly'). It's so odd how words can be spelt the same way but pronounced differently and mean completely different things!"
    Co-worker: "That is funny."
    Me: "I always have the same problem with tear and tear."
    Co-worker: "Yeah, like sweat and sweet!"
    Me: *mental facepalm* "Yeah."

    ROFL! I didn't want to be mean so I just laughed along with him and went back to my work.


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    I just re-read my reply and it was very all over the shop so my apologies but it does segue (which for years I pronounced as "seeg") nicely into my absolute biggest pet peeve...when I make grammatical errors! I'm the kind of person who capitalises their Google searches and I've been known to delete and report a Facebook comment or status up to seven times before I'm happy with it!

    Please tell me I'm not the only one who's like this? My life would be complete and so much easier if Facebook implemented an edit button!


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    Quote Originally Posted by MissPoss View Post
    Barista, not Batista! I'm blaming that one on autocorrect.

    *walks away mumbling to herself something about proof reading her posts...especially in a grammar thread*
    This spelling fail made me laugh for a completely different reason. Hopefully you can see the picture below. This is Batista from the WWE and I was imagining him behind a coffee machine.



    And the 't' is next to the 'r' on the keyboard so you could blame it on that too.

    I read through 15 pages of this thread. I love it, and I agree with everything said so far.

    I am the first to admit I am extremely petty when it comes to spelling and grammar. I have blocked 'friends' on FB because of their abysmal spelling or annoying, ******-of-consciousness posts.

    I struggle not to correct people, but I know what they have to say is more important than whether they can spell it.

    I quite enjoy reading Failbook (Failbook.com). There are some fantastic spelling and grammar fails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sahie View Post
    I just re-read my reply and it was very all over the shop so my apologies but it does segue (which for years I pronounced as "seeg") nicely into my absolute biggest pet peeve...when I make grammatical errors! I'm the kind of person who capitalises their Google searches and I've been known to delete and report a Facebook comment or status up to seven times before I'm happy with it!

    Please tell me I'm not the only one who's like this? My life would be complete and so much easier if Facebook implemented an edit button!
    You are definitely not alone here! I hate not being able to edit on FB.

    I'm confused by what you said about apostrophes though... do you mean that you believe they don't denote possession?


 

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