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Old 01-09-2011, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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There's a guy on Slashdot whose sig reads:

"All spelling and grammar mistakes are intentional. Grammar nazis need entertainment too."

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Old 01-09-2011, 03:00 PM
 
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Thank you!

Spell check is irrelevant if people don't give a sh*t--and they don't. That is the real problem.
This is true because if they honestly care about their threads, then effort (improvements) would be place into consideration.
In my case I don't have that program but will install it sometime this week. Where do you search for spell check? Is it on MS Word?

I have limited knowledge with technology and their programs such as Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.
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Old 01-10-2011, 01:48 PM
 
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What really bugs me is people who don't know the difference between than and then. For e.g. people who use the phrase "different then" , which is doubly wrong since 1. they mean to use than 2. the correct phrase is different from
I understand that with the American accent "than" and "then" are pronounced the same but it still bugs me to see the misuse.
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Old 01-12-2011, 03:39 PM
 
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I don't like the expression "get to know you as a person," as opposed to what-- getting to know me as an aardvark? Seems like saying just "get to know you" would suffice.
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Old 01-14-2011, 05:49 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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What really bugs me is people who don't know the difference between than and then. For e.g. people who use the phrase "different then" , which is doubly wrong since 1. they mean to use than 2. the correct phrase is different from
I understand that with the American accent "than" and "then" are pronounced the same but it still bugs me to see the misuse.
It's funny how someone like me, a writer and someone who spells 99% correctly, still makes obvious errors like this. I just realised I use 'then' instead of 'than' and rarely use 'than.' Maybe it's because I pronounce both of them in the same lazy vowel-swallowing way?
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Old 01-14-2011, 07:58 AM
 
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It's funny how someone like me, a writer and someone who spells 99% correctly, still makes obvious errors like this. I just realised I use 'then' instead of 'than' and rarely use 'than.' Maybe it's because I pronounce both of them in the same lazy vowel-swallowing way?
Same here. When I see an error I've made, I wonder how the hell it happened. I must think I'm perftick.
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Old 01-14-2011, 02:05 PM
 
Location: So. of Rosarito, Baja, Mexico
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Would'st the OP practice using "thee and Thou" more often then being critical of the language as it is spoken today. Tis aboot (about) time we except things as they are.

Those with Einstein intelligence do not spend their time posting on C-D...only us avg Lay people.
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Old 01-15-2011, 03:44 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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I didn't even KNOW people confused 'lose' and 'loose' until I joined CD.
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Old 01-15-2011, 05:47 AM
 
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They also confuse accept with except; and affect with effect.
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Old 01-15-2011, 05:50 AM
 
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By your example, seeing as how I'm an atheist I should head on over to the Christian forum and crap all over the religious topics.
Thank you Sir, for correctly capitalizing "Christian".
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