Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by DougM, Jul 21, 2019.
SoOOoo... why do I see it used for plurals here, all the time?
Because proper grammar, or in this case punctuation, doesn't matter at all anymore.
Because either people never learned it correctly, or they don't care about proper grammar or punctuation.
Good Grammar? Bad Grammar?
It matters to people that know it when they see it.
It doesn't matter to those who cannot grasp it.
I make mistakes, but try to find and correct them.
Pluralization of adhoc abbreviations doesn’t really seem “proper” in many cases, which is why teles always looks so weird (at least to me). I don’t think tele is a real dictionary word. However, one may as well pluralize such slang abbreviations with the proper form, without the hyphen, as you’ve shown.
It's the texting era. A complete assault on the written English language.
Yesterday, I overheard a teenage girl say "she can't never remember"
It used to matter in many circles. Now it matters in fewer circles and to a lesser degree. It should not have ever mattered. It was simply an arbitrary class gate.
I embrace our unrestrained linguistic evolution.
Yes, it matters. Some people may have trouble using proper grammar, and we should be understanding of that. On the other hand, some people just like to say it's too difficult for them when, in fact, they could do better with a little effort. If you don't learn something every day, then I don't know what you're up to.
Now the full stop (period) is offensive to the snowflake text generation.
I vote we all write like Yoda for our next 10 posts.
In North America, a full stop, what we call a period, is?
The original OP post was simply the funnest thing I have ever read!
How about Ebonics? It's getting worse.
Matters obviously it does, yes.