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Old 12.01.2006, 09:25 PM   #41
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From the time I posted that until now, I have had 3 people try and talk to me, two of them being 15 year olds just saying "WhatS Up?". I generally don't like to engage conversation if it just results in bad grammar and very shallow discussion.

Oh, and for word misuse, mine is "anyways". Ever since I found out it's not a word, I've been really irritated by it.

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Hahaha, us 15 year olds suck for that/The only kids I commnicate with (my close friends) are all good with spelling/grammar, and the ones that aren't good with it, I always delete, due to their annoying ways.
A couple of really annoying ones, I give them a chance, but this one in particular asked me to play "hot or not," So I pulled the old, "Sorry, gotta go," *Block, Delete*.
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Old 12.01.2006, 09:31 PM   #42
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Hahaha, us 15 year olds suck for that/The only kids I commnicate with (my close friends) are all good with spelling/grammar, and the ones that aren't good with it, I always delete, due to their annoying ways.
A couple of really annoying ones, I give them a chance, but this one in particular asked me to play "hot or not," So I pulled the old, "Sorry, gotta go," *Block, Delete*.

hahaha I don't blame you, I'd do the same immediately. I convert a lot of them and convince them not to use that type of grammar. It makes you sound so unintelligent. It's interesting to see how many people start saying "haha" instead of "lol" if you use it yourself. Nothing against 15 year olds in my previous post too; I talk them if they're mature, and I think everyone deserves a chance to talk to.
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Old 12.02.2006, 12:27 PM   #43
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Not something that really irritates me, but as a non-native speaker I'm always surprised to see how "couldn't care less" and "could care less" are both being used to indicate the same thing... that someone really doesn't care.

To me only the first one feels correct, while the second one would actually indicate that the person saying it at least somewhat cares... Because I've seen it used so often I'm not even sure if the second one is actually wrong, but it does feel wrong to me and would also be wrong in my native language.

You're right. This is misused a lot.

A good guide for these things is the Elements of Style book. (Strunk and White.) Brief, concise, but covers all these kinds of misuses.
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Old 12.02.2006, 12:42 PM   #44
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hahaha I don't blame you, I'd do the same immediately. I convert a lot of them and convince them not to use that type of grammar. It makes you sound so unintelligent. It's interesting to see how many people start saying "haha" instead of "lol" if you use it yourself. Nothing against 15 year olds in my previous post too; I talk them if they're mature, and I think everyone deserves a chance to talk to.


I know! It's like yr god hisself, speakin' good grammar upon deez mortal soulz!*

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Old 12.02.2006, 12:52 PM   #45
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For me it's the word 'wrong', which is an adjective, being used wrongly as an adverb...
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Old 12.02.2006, 12:54 PM   #46
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I'm surprised to see that many people who are consistently appaling in their application of English are participating in this thread. Naming no names. If you think it's you, then sort it out. Thanks.
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Old 12.02.2006, 01:00 PM   #47
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Old 12.02.2006, 01:07 PM   #48
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For me it's the word 'wrong', which is an adjective, being used wrongly as an adverb...

No, actually that's wrong.

Wrong is used both as an adjective and an adverb. Examples from my Websters: "Guessed wrong." "Don't get me wrong."

Just as you'd say "right" for "Words that are used right" or "You use that word right" or "you guessed right." You wouldn't say "rightly."


So my use is indeed not wrong. I did not write the name of this thread wrong.

That said, even though I'm an English major and a grammar nerd, I many times get sloppy in writing posts, so I'm basically just taking the piss, and I don't mean to put anybody here down. Come on, I LOVE youse guys, no matter how bads ya talk and write. My vitirol is aimed mainly at the media, who constantly butcher the language.
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Old 12.02.2006, 02:15 PM   #49
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being dyslexic i have a hard time knowing which versions of words should go in a sentence but i do find it annoying still when people do it. is that double standards?
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Old 12.02.2006, 03:53 PM   #50
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Old 12.03.2006, 07:03 AM   #51
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Old 12.03.2006, 11:10 AM   #53
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Neighbour vs neighbor and other English variations of "or" words.

Why can't the people on that little island spell the American language right?
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Old 12.03.2006, 11:13 AM   #54
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Also what really bugs me--the use of "to" or "at" with "where"... as in, "Where are you at?" instead of "Where are you?" or "Where are you going to?" instead of "Where are you going?"

This one is like fingernails on chalkboard to me. Even my wife slips into it once in a while and Ijust wanna scream. Like, where did you grow up, in some shanty in the woods?
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Old 12.03.2006, 11:14 AM   #55
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You'd hate Bristol. "Where's it to?" meaning "where is it?" is as common as teen pregnancies in Hartcliffe.
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Old 12.03.2006, 11:16 AM   #56
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And what could "where's it to" possibly even mean?
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Old 12.03.2006, 11:18 AM   #57
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Old 12.03.2006, 11:21 AM   #58
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You'd hate Bristol. "Where's it to?" meaning "where is it?" is as common as teen pregnancies in Hartcliffe.

Oh my, I though that was a South Wales thing? Get's right on my tits.
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Old 12.03.2006, 11:22 AM   #59
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try the germans for getting all the wrong words in all the wrong places. bloody foreigners.
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