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    Default Pet grammar bugbears

    In defence of those who write 'till': it is actually correct. Til is incorrect unless used with an apostrophe, which shows that a syllable has been removed. E.g. 'til'

    'Until' is derived from 'till', not the other way around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lissy12 View Post
    In defence of those who write 'till': it is actually correct. Til is incorrect unless used with an apostrophe, which shows that a syllable has been removed. E.g. 'til'

    'Until' is derived from 'till', not the other way around.
    A quick google and I'm convinced! There you go, learn something new every day.

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    When you pointed it out to her, did her face go all red like a strawbrary? [/QUOTE]

    Lol yeah she was rather taken aback! But she still does it! The ironic thing for me is that we are student speech pathologists... The very definition of speech and grammar nazis! Argh. All those poor kids that she has, and will, teach to say liberry.... Oh it hurts

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    Default Re: Pet grammar bugbears

    I know people who spell f. U. C. K. F. A. R. K, though tho and a few others.

    Someone else i know regularly washes the dishers after dinner.

    And others i know pronounce rubbish ruvish and toilet tawlet,

    It does my head in

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lissy12 View Post
    Just to be really infuriating, SMS is not technically an acronym; it's an initialism. Acronyms are those that can be phonetically pronounced, as in 'laser'.

    I thought since we're debating the nitty gritty, someone should add this in :b
    Whaaat? Don't you say it 'smess'?

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    I love reading this type of thread

    I don't have any new errors to add, but I thought the following may be of interest! It's a copy and paste job, I take no responsibility for any grammatical mishaps...


    A man runs into the obstetrician's office and says "Doctor! My wife is in labour but she keeps screaming "shouldn't couldn't, wouldn't and can't"! What does it mean?"

    "Oh that's ok," the obstetrician replied, "she's just having contractions".


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoopuf View Post
    You scratch your itch. The itch is the noun, the scratch is the verb.

    Itchy and scratchy are both adjectives (and proper nouns if you're a Simpsons fan ).



    When you pointed it out to her, did her face go all red like a strawbrary?
    Well there you go, I always thought 'itch' was a verb.

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    Is anyone else feeling itchy now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CazHazKidz View Post
    My pet peeve is when I read back over a post I'VE written and realise I've typed their, they're or there incorrectly, or something similar, even though I know the correct version of each, and wonder how many grammar natzi's have gone "what a tool".
    Yep, I worry about this too...

    Quote Originally Posted by ChaoticMummy View Post
    I will not accept the use of "youse" or should / would / could of instead of have... I also *hate* when people say "two twins"... Does that not seem silly? Or is that right??
    I hate "youse" also much! Drives me crazy! I say "pair of twins" that's possibly wrong too

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    Whaaat? Don't you say it 'smess'?
    Hahaha!!! Good one

    I could go on for a long time about my peaves, but mainly I just hate laziness - those people who know punctuation and grammar etc. but choose to let their computer fix their errors especially when they don't use spell check and what they've written is left as unintelligible mess!

    I will admit to having problems with "its and it's". I just get confused when I think I'm using "it's" as a possessive, and it's not

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    My biggest pet peeve is when my friends on facebook (or even in text) say something and it takes about 10 minutes to read just one sentence!!! I then point out that it is simple spelling and grammar mistakes they have made, which they reply with "but I didn't finish my schooling so I have an excuse" (or something to that extent)... A lot of the mistakes I see are very simple ones that would have been corrected in Primary School, and I know they at least finished yr 10!!!

    I will admit though, I am not perfect when it comes to grammar and spelling (only of some words), especially when I am tired. And I am one of those people that will purposefully change a word, or even sometimes a complete sentence, if I get stumped on spelling or grammar. Lol!!!


 

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