I was thinking about this thread while (or is that whilst ) I was in bed last night, how sad is that!
Anyway, I remembered an argument my mother and I once had. She had said something along the lines of, "Was you just in the bathroom?". And I corrected her without even thinking about it, "WERE you just in the bathroom". Ok, so it was a little patronizing, but she does it all the time and it's so annoying! She concluded that she has been using the English language longer than me, therefor she is right. Uh huh...this from a woman who spells 'really' as 'realy' and 'always' as 'allways'. I love her to bits, but she drives me nuts sometimes.
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02-03-2011 08:13 #151
02-03-2011 08:20 #152Senior Member
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02-03-2011 08:30 #153
Argh I hate Enrique Iglesias' Saying motivation in the horrible song that play on the radio all the time.
It's not modivation. It's MO - TI - VATION!
Ok little rant over.
02-03-2011 08:33 #154
I hate Julia Gillard saying negotiate. It's not negoSiate. Does my head in.
02-03-2011 08:41 #155
02-03-2011 09:31 #156
02-03-2011 10:40 #157Senior Member
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I don't know who the commentator is, but whenever State of Origin is on I get driven mad by: "Come on the Bron-os!" Yes, silent 'C'...
And writing 'persay' instead of 'per se'.
And sentences starting with 'Look', as in:
"What do you think about all these made up words, like pronounciate?"
"Look - I think blah blah blah..."
02-03-2011 11:30 #158
I can't stand it when the apostrophe is used to denote plural in a wrong way.Like "a lot of apple's are on sale".It should be "a lot of apples are on sale" !
And no,it's nothing to do with education.You keep learning in life.Why can't people go look up a dictionary and see if they're spelling words correctly and check their grammar as well?Why do you think you have finished learning after you complete school?!?
02-03-2011 11:49 #159Senior Member
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I can't stand a holier-than-thou, I-know-it-all-so-why-don't-you attitude either.
BTW - a dictionery will tell you the meaning of words, not who to construct a gammatically correct sentence, and a dictionary won't give you a humble outlook of life either.
This, and every other forum, is made up of a HUGE cross section of people from all walks of life, with various levels of education including ESL, various disabies and challenges and poor typists like me.
02-03-2011 12:02 #160
Ok So I haven't read the whole thread but I was recently taught something by my cousin. Please excuse the implied lewdness of the following.
Capitalisation, The Difference between helping your Uncle Jack off a horse & helping your uncle jack off a horse.
Punctuation, The difference between Let's eat, Grandma & Let's eat Grandma.
I have become more aware of my capitals & punctuation since I saw them the other day.
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