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    Quote Originally Posted by LG View Post
    Mezmerised: do you realise that your username is the incorrect spelling of the word "mesmerised"? (or do you have a particularly good/significant reason why you misspelled the word?)
    Lol, Mez is my nickname

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mezmerised View Post
    Lol, Mez is my nickname
    Fair enough! I thought maybe there was a good reason

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    Quote Originally Posted by BabelFish View Post
    I just came in here to post that I saw this today ... 'want' with an apostrophe - yep - "wan't".
    This random apostrophe and the mothers/mother's/mothers' day talk reminds me of the time DS1 came home with a card one of his childcare workers had written for him...

    Happy Mothers Day'


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    Maybe she'd missed the dot at the bottom of an exclamation point? !

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4fullstop View Post
    Although I'm only laughing because you said it was a school kid's story - I'm truly hoping you're an early childhood teacher, not highschool!

    My 5 year old DD is starting to read, and saw her cousin's surname written and asked me if it was "Thompson" - with a soft "th" sounds (as in there or that). Sometimes our written language can be very hard to explain.... "th" sounds like (soft sound)... except when it doesn't!! Maybe there's something to all this phonetic incorrect spelling?
    Yeah I have a class of 1st and 2nd graders...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lambjam View Post
    This random apostrophe and the mothers/mother's/mothers' day talk reminds me of the time DS1 came home with a card one of his childcare workers had written for him...

    Happy Mothers Day'

    ROFL! DH actually laughed out loud when I read that out to him. He actually pointed out to me a few times when he saw "Mothers Day". I just can't accept it because I see it as being a day belonging to mother and therefore requires the apostrophe for possession.

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    OMG I just saw someone on a forum describe their behaviour as 'Norti'. Are you kidding me?

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    I saw someone write 'all be it' instead of albeit on FB the other day.

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    I think of this thread often.

    Partly because I'm subscribed and often get the notification in my email, but I also wonder how many people "browse" it and see a post referring to something they've written and feel bad or if they learn from it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissScorpio View Post
    I think of this thread often.

    Partly because I'm subscribed and often get the notification in my email, but I also wonder how many people "browse" it and see a post referring to something they've written and feel bad or if they learn from it.
    I avoid writing the particularly terrible mistakes I see on here for that reason. I don't want to make people feel bad. Journalists and facebook are fair game though!!


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