In relation to this thread - please try and be friendly, polite and constructive. A vent is one thing .... but remember that everyone is different, everyone expresses themselves differently and people get very upset when they are criticised over minor issues or errors.
Any post in this thread which causes offense, is directed at an individual or group of people or is rude will be deleted and the thread closed.
In relation to the word Nazi - as much as it may be generally acccepted by some - it is Quite offensive to many, especially if you are calling someone else a Nazi (eg grammar nazi, breastfeeding nazi etc).
We therefore respectfully request that people NOT use this term.
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02-03-2011 14:27 #181
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02-03-2011 14:39 #182-
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I understand why people may find 'Nazi' offensive, both my Grandfathers fought in the war and they remained angry and bitter for years. One of them refused to buy anything Japanese or German, ever! But the word has changed meaning overtime. When people use it, it's not because they are being disrespectful, it's because they are using a word that is in effect a new word.
02-03-2011 15:25 #183
Alright. So, back on topic. Any further grammar and spelling vents?
02-03-2011 16:37 #184-
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Seen/ saw is one error that I see often. From my understanding, seen should only be used if following "have". So you might say "I saw many dresses today" or "I have seen many dresses today".
I'm not professing to be perfect in regards to spelling and grammar, so I am pleased to be studying a unit on grammar as part of my teacher education course. There are so many rules that I know to be true in regards to grammar, but I don't necessarily know the name of the rule, so to speak. The unit I am studying focuses on the metalanguage related to grammar and written texts, which is of great interest to me!
I am also admitting to being a shameless over-user of ellipses and exclamation marks!
02-03-2011 16:54 #185
Oh Naebie, how could I have forgotten that one?! I hate it!
02-03-2011 17:10 #186
This thread is for people who get annoyed by spelling and grammatical errors,we are not judging poor typists,ESL,or the disabled.It's totally understandable that a person with ESL may have poor spelling,but that doesn't mean that you wallow in self pity because of this.
And it's not a holier-than-thou attitude,I have incorrect spelling/grammar on occasions,but I'm always willing to learn.You can't come into this thread and say "I have poor typing,so please don't judge me" .This is a general "Spelling and Grammar Vent thread" .
02-03-2011 17:13 #187
I could do this all day...
When people say "I could care less", they mean "I couldn't care less". I notice this a lot on American television.
Compliment/complement: compliment means an expression of praise, complement means something that contributes to or completes something else.
"Hone in" instead of "Home in": think of homing pigeons when describing "homing in" on something, as opposed to "honing" which means to "to sharpen", eg honing my cooking skills.
02-03-2011 17:24 #188
Just thought of another
I know someone who always writes "auful" and "aufully" Drives me mad every time I see it.
Yes, I know it's petty
02-03-2011 20:57 #189-
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Lol I just remembered a real estate sign near my house. It's attached to a shop, and says "guilt edged property". I laugh so much when I walk past. I don't think I want a property that makes me feel awful thanks.
02-03-2011 21:17 #190
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