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    Drives me crazy when autocorrect changes my "ise" to "ize". I have to go back and fix it - it makes texting take much longer than it should!*Another* school error - although pretty sure this one was by a parent. A sign asking for people to put their name down on "the parent help rosta". ?!?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4fullstop View Post
    Aaarrrrggghhhhh!!!!!
    My almost 7 year old DD was showing me her writing books from school, and her teacher has corrected her. DD has written a sentence "the worse thing it can do ..." and the teacher has put a "d" after worse!! It's worst! Grrrrr.
    I have the worst spelling and grammar but my 7 and 6 yo are constantly picking up on errors in books they are given from school, on so many occassions they have asked me if spelling or sentence structure was correct as it did not make gramatical sense with hand outs. I have no idea which I am ashamed of but I think it is amazing that at their age they can pick up on mistakes made by the school and published books. My husband always told me that teachers never had to have a good understanding to teach and until my kids started school I never believed him. They are lucky they have him.

    Sorry for the bad post I just feel that teachers should know better if children can pick up on their errors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    Bump for 4fullstop <img src="images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" smilieid="1" class="inlineimg"
    Thank you! No vent today, but replying to re-subscribe. For some reason this had disappeared from my subs & won't come up in searches.

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    I've been missing my favourite thread, time to bump it up!

    This week's gripe (if you couldn't tell from my user title) is discreet vs discrete.

    Come back and play everyone!

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    I had a little smile when someone used 'deification' instead of 'defecation' in a thread a few days ago

    I'm sure it was a typo - just a funny one.

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    Default Re: Spelling and Grammar Vent Thread #2

    Something I see all the time on gumtree ads...

    Selling my pure "bread" dog.

    Um. No. You mean purebred dog. Otherwise you are referring to a dog made of that stuff that is a mix of yeast and flour.

    Also- the misspellings of breeds themselves... People, if you can't spell it, you shouldn't be breeding it!

    For the record... It's Shih Tzu. Not shiatsu. Not ****su. Not shusitsu. And don't even get me started on the people who own "boarder" collies or blue "healers".

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    Default Spelling and Grammar Vent Thread #2

    Ooh, I love that this thread exists!
    My pet hates these days are when people spell 'definitely' as 'defiantly,' when someone is trying to say they 'used' to do something but leave off the 'd' and whenever 'youse,'you's' or 'use' for referring to more than one person.

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    Default Spelling and Grammar Vent Thread #2

    'Youse' drives me nuts!!! Not just to see it written, but verbally too.

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    Default Spelling and Grammar Vent Thread #2

    Quote Originally Posted by LauraH80 View Post
    My pet hates these days are when people spell 'definitely' as 'defiantly,'
    I don't mind "defiantly" as much because I assume it's the result of autocorrect. But "definately" makes my eyes bleed a little.

    (For ages my user title was "There's no 'a' in definitely", but I think 'twas in vain )


 

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