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    I had a good laugh at a meme on Pinterest a while ago:

    "They're going back to their house because you aren't there. It's not that f*cking hard."

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Bec~ View Post
    I read CVs for my job, often from very senior executives. I can't tell you the number of times I've read something like, "I have 20 year's experience" *hyperventilates*
    Oh I would be the same! It's amazing the effect a little line on a page can have on me. No wonder I don't have any friends lol

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    I'd be doing the same. I ended up correcting several slides for some fairly serious people in my last job, the problem being that they'd already used them on others. Had they carried on with them as they were, they'd have been embarrassed at an international level - which is why they should have proofread them before delivery!!
    Last edited by Catkin; 12-11-2012 at 17:09.

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    People who go on about grammar when it really doesn't matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renesme View Post
    People who go on about grammar when it really doesn't matter.
    I actually think it's very important.

    I wouldn't want a teacher teaching my child who didn't know the difference between his and he's! That is basic grammar, and it's important.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    I actually think it's very important.

    I wouldn't want a teacher teaching my child who didn't know the difference between his and he's! That is basic grammar, and it's important.
    It's all good. I'm just being a smart ****. Almost everything grammatical/spelling annoys the crap out of me. People who text speak in emails or on facebook or even on here. UGH. your and you're... his and he's... millions of them. There/their/they're

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    My boss drives me crazyyyyyy because she doesn't understand the purpose of an apostrophe so puts it in the wrong place. These are some of her most common errors:
    Do'nt
    Does'nt
    Are'nt

    It drives me crazy and a few times I've said "oops there's a typo there" and she corrects it, but I swear she thinks I'm wrong haha.

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    Another one that gets me is when someone says "9am in the morning" - if you've said it is 9am, we already know its in the morning!

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    I see this waaaay too often in real estate listings:

    This well presented home is located in a sort after area close to shops, schools and sporting facilities.

    It's SOUGHT damn it!

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    Not sure if this is grammar, but...
    'ATM machine'.
    ...machine...machine.... Machine ... Hehehe


 

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