Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Mystic Michael, Jun 1, 2014.
Can't anybody get it right? Is everybody around here semi-illiterate?
Their's always somebody who can't figure out whether they got they're "their", or their "there" in they're right place
Yes, that and the whole "impact" misuse debacle.
Oh, and don't forget your and you're.
Dammit, MM, you've got me re-proofreading my post in your Sunbeams vs. Legends thread.
Good! That'll learn ya...
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".
For all intensive purposes there the same thing.
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.
I once wrote a song with the lines:
My friends all live on Eastwood Square;/ They're locked inside their mansions there.
I'm loosing my mind with this thread.
Why are you doing this to us?!?!
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!
Like fingernails on a chalkboard...
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.
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!!!!
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.
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.".
Sure, sarcasm -
Honestly, I'm not actually sure what's pacifically wrong with my post?
Irregardlessly, There just being theirselves
Yuuuup. It's written right there.