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There They're Their

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Mystic Michael, Jun 1, 2014.

  1. Mystic Michael

    Mystic Michael Hip No Ties

    Apr 1, 2004
    New York, NY

    Can't anybody get it right? Is everybody around here semi-illiterate? :rollno:


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  2. ubnomnar

    ubnomnar Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    So Cal
    Their's always somebody who can't figure out whether they got they're "their", or their "there" in they're right place :eyebrow:
  3. SunnBass

    SunnBass All these blankets saved my life.

    Aug 31, 2010
    Columbia, Mo
    Yes, that and the whole "impact" misuse debacle.

    Oh, and don't forget your and you're.
  4. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Frat-Pack Sympathizer

    Dammit, MM, you've got me re-proofreading my post in your Sunbeams vs. Legends thread. :D
  5. Mystic Michael

    Mystic Michael Hip No Ties

    Apr 1, 2004
    New York, NY
    Good! That'll learn ya...

  6. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Frat-Pack Sympathizer

    Well, I just read it again, and I still don't see where I messed it up. I'd love it if you would enlighten me. I will admit I'm a little drunk at the moment. But although I may be an alcoholic, I'm a long way from "semi-literate".
  7. cleary


    Apr 19, 2013
    NSW, Australia
    For all intensive purposes there the same thing.
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  8. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY

    Especially when it's a contraction: dead giveaway. I mean, your brain isn't registering that you're actually saying "you are"? Dead giveaway.

    Another: advice and advise.
  9. Dale D Dilly

    Dale D Dilly Monster

    Jul 1, 2008
    I once wrote a song with the lines:

    My friends all live on Eastwood Square;/ They're locked inside their mansions there.
  10. Willicious

    Willicious Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2008
    Bend, Oregon
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  11. peledog


    Jul 9, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    I'm loosing my mind with this thread.
  12. RxFunk


    Dec 2, 2012
    Why are you doing this to us?!?!
  13. Hi.

    :D talk about eggcorn.

    Assuming of course that sarcasm was the intent of that sentence.

    Personally, I've grown accustomed to all kinds of grammatical and spelling errors, and I probably drop in one or a dozen in every reply I write in this foreign to me language, but over here at TB the most annoying miss-spelling for me is by far when people just fail to read the writing on the headstock correctly.
    How hard is it?
    Even if You don't remember how it's written, it says it right there!


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  14. Mystic Michael

    Mystic Michael Hip No Ties

    Apr 1, 2004
    New York, NY
    Like fingernails on a chalkboard... :rolleyes:

  15. I'd like to add
    "it's" and "its"
    to the list of expressions that are way too complicated to be used on a daily basis.

    Edit: while we're at it, the apostrophe -s construction DOES NOT imply plural!!!!!
    Why some folks still write "micro's" (micro bass amp) and "video's", but cars, cats, and dogs is beyond me.

    One car.
    Two cars.
    One micro.
    Two micros.

    Nobody would ever write "I got two car's", so why should it be "I got two micro's and they don't sound like tube heads."
    Apostrophe -s implies possession, not plural!!!!
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2014
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  16. machine gewehr

    machine gewehr

    Sep 17, 2005
    It used to bug me a lot. Then I realised, my mother tongue isn't even English, so why sould I care? It's not my responsibility to correct there mistakes.


    ps: Who am I kidding, I had a hard time writing this wrong on purpose. It's so frustrating.:banghead: :roflmao:
  17. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Banned

    Feb 19, 2006
    west suburban boston
    Yoos gots it all wrong.
    It's Dey, dems, and dere.
    As in, "Dey dems dere, dey gots dere own dairy.
    Dem over dere, aint.".
  18. cleary


    Apr 19, 2013
    NSW, Australia
    Sure, sarcasm -

    Honestly, I'm not actually sure what's pacifically wrong with my post?
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  19. wild4oldcars


    Jan 22, 2012
    Garner, NC
    Irregardlessly, There just being theirselves
  20. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY

    Yuuuup. It's written right there.

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