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They're There in Their Lair

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by mike steel, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. Toto'sDad

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    By any chance, are you a bit of a weightlifter?
     
  2. Freejack

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    Just for balance :)

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  3. Nick JD

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    It's is the biggest cockup. So big most don't realise it's incorrect.
     
  4. Glen W

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    I just eight too peace's of lair cake!
     
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    Mmmmm, cake .....
     
  6. elicross

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    The appearance of the word "beggining" in the OP suggests a new Internet Message Board Rule: Chastising others about their grammar, spelling, or punctuation vastly increases the likelihood that you will make an error of grammar, spelling, or punctuation in the same post.

    Think about it. It really does happen a lot. It's no Godwin's Law, but it might just have legs.
     
  7. mike steel

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    Honestly? I've seen that on these very pages. Guys talking about lair teles. (Often spelled tele's for some reason)

    Ok, wolves. I like them more anyway. Or bears; does a bear live in a lair?

    Next lesson:

    YOU'RE means YOU ARE.
    YOUR refers to a thing you have.

    And don't get me started on its and it's. Why hit the [ ' ] key when you don't (DO NOT) need it?
     
  8. mike steel

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    Oh yeah. Now I feel dumb.

    It couldn't be misskonstrude as any other word though, could it?
     
  9. Toto'sDad

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    Come on, everybody on the internet. Learn to spell. I can't understand half the things I read online.

    I believe you are imploring "everyone" to learn to spell on the Internet. Are you including those who converse in different languages? The Internet is world wide, and is used by many who do not speak or write the English language. You have not clearly stated that which you wish from those of us "on" the Internet.

    Can you not reason Grasshopper? If you are unable to understand half the things on the INTERNET, are you not the constant in the equation?
     
  10. Freejack

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    It already has legs and has for many years, since I was back on Usenet certainly. :)

    Carl
     
  11. Drubbing

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    Some Universities are building writing basics into their first year curriculum because people are failing papers for the amount of spelling and grammar errors alone - and that's just the English majors. How the hell such people got to higher education in the first place says a lot about most education systems. Like a lot of the students, they don't care, or can't even do it themselves.

    My 7 year old boy's spelling assignments needs checking - by me. The young teacher concerned is fantastic with kids but cannot spell for sh%t - and when she does use a spellchecker, it's set on US English, which only adds to the errors, given we live in Australia.

    I'd suggest the horse has already bolted, got old, died, and been consumed as pet food.

    If 7 years of primary education can't hammer some basics into people, and has regularly failed to do so for decades, and some of them become teachers, the internet has no chance of redressing that.

    Mike, the book you want is Eats Shoots and Leaves. It won't change the world, but you'll enjoy nodding along to every page. Although I suspect you've read it already.
     
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    Your right, your's, its the right way. I know, I'm a English teacher.
     
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    Ah, the language we speak...in a continual state of fux.
     
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    now wees talkin :!: I likes cake:D chocolite cakes specialy, with I scream:!:
     

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    Really? I know the phenomenon is as old as online discussion groups, but I've never heard anyone refer to an actual rule regarding it, a la Godwin's Law.
     
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    So, is this fixed now?

    BTW, "falling on deaf ears" and "preaching to the choir" mean roughly the opposite things.
     
  17. black_doug

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    "Seperately" is spelled "separately" in Canadian english. :)
     
  18. elicross

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    Yes. It's spelled that way in all of the various forms of English in which I'm fluent.

    That's at least two misspellings. Not a lot by message board standards, maybe -- but for a guy who started a thread telling everyone on the Internet to learn to spell, well.... :p

    Now that I take a good look at it, the punctuation and capitalization in the OP could also use some work. I'd give it a B- and give him a chance to turn in a revision.
     
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    No, there's little room for misconscrewing what was meant.

    'tis true, though - it's increasingly difficult to write and post errrr-free messages in the age of the smart phone, if only due to user error and/or fat digits...

    When in doubt, blame spellchecker!
     
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    'A lot'. It's two words folks.

    'Allot'. One word.

    Note the different spellings. They are not synonyms.
     
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