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Old 12-01-2019, 12:23 PM
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So, grognards, what's worse? Poor spelling or pour grammer.
Playing golf for a few decades, I learned to use nouns and pronouns either as verbs or participles. I usually "pour grammer", by the bucketful.
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Old 12-01-2019, 12:35 PM
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Raise and raze. To, too, two. So, sew, sow. Loose and lose always cause me a pause as I make sure I'm using the correct spelling.

What caliber is your gun when what is it chambered in being a better question.

Sorry Ms. Parrisi and Mr. Reinhold, I know I should have paid more attention in your classes.
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Old 12-01-2019, 12:46 PM
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I find it fairly easy to ignore most of the spelling and grammatical mistakes on the internet and even make some myself. The kid that used to deliberately make a mistake when kids stood up and spelled words until the last one in the class was left standing so he could sit down is now having trouble with spelling. Time does take its toll.

The one thing that really annoys me has already been mentioned in JVStatin's post. "Gifted" as used by many today' "I was gifted" or "I gifted" just raises my hackles no matter how much I try to let it pass on by. "Gifted" to describe someone with special talent is still fine but not to replace give, given, or gave.
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Old 12-01-2019, 01:39 PM
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Fixed that for you.

So, grognards, what's worse? Poor spelling or pour grammer.

I'll go with grandma for $200, Alex.


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Yes, and don't you forget it.

I had to look up "grognard".

Yes, but more importantly, is it pernounced grog-nard or grown-yard?
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"AWESOME " has seen its day . It has been so over-used by folks having but one adjective in their vocabulary .
Adding "SO MUCH " to a simple "Thank You " .
"Gifted" used as a past participle or past tense of the verb to give .
"Werkes" .
( The list goes on ...... )
"Gift" as any sort of a verb is out. Same with "Author" as a verb. No-one "authors" a book - they WRITE it, fergoshsakes!

Then there is this piece of defeatism coming from the UK. Never give up, I tell ya!!

Apostrophe Society admits defeat
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Multiple Choice Quiz - varmit, varment or varmint?
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Old 12-01-2019, 04:43 PM
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Multiple Choice Quiz - varmit, varment or varmint?

Vermin.

Or pest.

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Apparently one has to be spot on with his language to shoot a rimfire. I would have quoted but I was feared to!
And how does "spot on" make any sense. Just trying to emulate those Brits?
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Old 12-01-2019, 11:25 PM
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And how does "spot on" make any sense. Just trying to emulate those Brits?
Righto, old bean.....
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I'm flustrated because its supposably more colder than anartica here right now.
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Also, I disagree with the convention of putting the quote mark after the period, if the quoted part is just a clause, phrase or word in the sentence, and not the whole sentence itself, as with dialogue.
Agreed. This is called "Logical Punctuation", and is an outgrowth of programming.
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"Gift" as any sort of a verb is out.
I was offered a "free gift" this weekend, if I bought something.

Far as I know, a gift is always free, and without obligation.
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IFar as I know, a gift is always free, and without obligation.
Not in olde school Japan where one is obligated to return a gift of equal or greater value we discovered after the Finn gave a gift to a JN.
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