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    Right, I saw two definite mistakes today and one that I'm pretty sure is incorrect but didn't want to mock them until it was confirmed on here

    The two definite mistakes were loofer instead of loofah, raison toast (WTF?!) and the one I'm pretty sure was wrong involved an apostrophe (or lack thereof). The sign said "we will beat any competitors price". Now I would have thought that it should read "we will beat any competitor's price". Am I right?

    And they were all on professionally printed signs which always makes me shudder. Who proofreads these?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sahie View Post
    I also need to vent!

    Cld, wld, b, tks...you're not being charged to use vowels, you know!
    Oh yesss!!! Argh! I can tolerate them in a text message, but in a post that is otherwise fully written out, the above abbreviations irritate me a bit.

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    Just saw on here "with all do respects" PMSL

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    I'm talking basic spelling and grammar. Yanno...apostrophe in the word won't. That is not high school work, and believe me, it is taught!
    I have the most appalling grammar and spelling. And I took 4 unit English in the HSC. I was told by the teacher that it didn't matter that I was so bad, no one cares anyway:eek

    I hate that I am so terrible - my mother is a published (and awarded) writer and creative writing teacher - how embarrassing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Just saw on here "with all do respects" PMSL

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    Where I come from we said anyhow. WTF is anyhoo and where does it come from???

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    I say anyhoo - it's a colloquialism.

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    I say anywho or anyhow...Depends on the kind of mood I'm in and what voice I'm using lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moxy View Post
    ...and the one I'm pretty sure was wrong involved an apostrophe (or lack thereof). The sign said "we will beat any competitors price". Now I would have thought that it should read "we will beat any competitor's price". Am I right?
    Now I am not sure about this one... would love some other opinions on it. I guess technically it could mean competitors as a plural. There is likely to be more than one competitor. On the other hand the price is definitely possessive. Perhaps it should be:

    We will beat any competitors' price?

    Thoughts anyone?

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    I was thinking "competitors' price" too. But I think it's correct as "competitor's" because the sign is referring to individual competitors within a group, not a group of competitors, if that makes sense.


 

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