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Old 12-09-2012, 02:45 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I don't think your custom title fits you. You're not "just some guy" anymore. You've been immortalized as a sticky.
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I can still read and comprehend poor grammar and spelling.

The thing that makes me just skip a post is when a person doesn't use paragraphs. He may have 12-18 lines within one paragraph. :rolleyes:
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After living in New England for several years, one that really gets me is the improper use of the letter "r" by those who are native to the area. It's clearly spelled out in the words. If the word ends in "r", it should be pronounced that way. For instance, "car" instead of "cah", or "lobster" instead of "lobstuh". Not only do they not pronounce the "r" in words where it belongs, but they go so far as to add it to words where there is no "r" at all. For example, I have a good "idear" or the Eagles are a crappy football team from "Philadelphier".

I was watching a few minutes of a show called Wicked Tuna. I kid you not, the fisherman said something to the effect of "catching tuner is hahd". All those years I thought that "catching tuna is hard" was the proper way to say it. Maybe I was wrong.

I have come up with a term for this misuse of the letter - I call it "The Law of Conservation of R". If an "r" is deleted from the pronunciation of one word, it must be added to another to keep the system in balance. Very similar to the Law of Conservation of Energy - Energy can neither be created nor destroyed, only altered in form. Rs can neither be created nor destroyed, only moved from one word to another.
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After living in New England for several years, one that really gets me is the improper use of the letter "r" by those who are native to the area. It's clearly spelled out in the words. If the word ends in "r", it should be pronounced that way. For instance, "car" instead of "cah", or "lobster" instead of "lobstuh". Not only do they not pronounce the "r" in words where it belongs, but they go so far as to add it to words where there is no "r" at all. For example, I have a good "idear" or the Eagles are a crappy football team from "Philadelphier".

I was watching a few minutes of a show called Wicked Tuna. I kid you not, the fisherman said something to the effect of "catching tuner is hahd". All those years I thought that "catching tuna is hard" was the proper way to say it. Maybe I was wrong.

I have come up with a term for this misuse of the letter - I call it "The Law of Conservation of R". If an "r" is deleted from the pronunciation of one word, it must be added to another to keep the system in balance. Very similar to the Law of Conservation of Energy - Energy can neither be created nor destroyed, only altered in form. Rs can neither be created nor destroyed, only moved from one word to another.
Now that is funny.

What drives me crazy are people who use irregardless, makes me want to smack them.
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How about "I could care less". That means you have to care some to be able to care less.

"I couldn't care less" means you don't care at all.
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Proper grammer would be either it "needs to be restored" or, it "needs restoration".

I guess the nagging question is: "Is it really that difficult to get it right?"

I hate it when people complain about improper grammar and then spell grammar wrong.




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I don't think I will ever mess that one up. My 7th grade English teacher always made it a point to say GRAM-MAR (spoken in 2 distinct syllables) with emphasis on the "MAR".

She also said that for all of those people who don't know the difference between "dessert" and "desert" to remember this: Dessert is always so good that you want 2 servings - that's why there is a double "s" in dessert. The other is just a hot place with lots of sand.
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After living in New England for several years, one that really gets me is the improper use of the letter "r" by those who are native to the area. It's clearly spelled out in the words. If the word ends in "r", it should be pronounced that way. For instance, "car" instead of "cah", or "lobster" instead of "lobstuh". Not only do they not pronounce the "r" in words where it belongs, but they go so far as to add it to words where there is no "r" at all. For example, I have a good "idear" or the Eagles are a crappy football team from "Philadelphier".

I was watching a few minutes of a show called Wicked Tuna. I kid you not, the fisherman said something to the effect of "catching tuner is hahd". All those years I thought that "catching tuna is hard" was the proper way to say it. Maybe I was wrong.

I have come up with a term for this misuse of the letter - I call it "The Law of Conservation of R". If an "r" is deleted from the pronunciation of one word, it must be added to another to keep the system in balance. Very similar to the Law of Conservation of Energy - Energy can neither be created nor destroyed, only altered in form. Rs can neither be created nor destroyed, only moved from one word to another.
How-day Nay-bah. Thaat there-uh commen-tarey abowut ahr way-ah uh spee-a-kin ohn-a-lay may-ucks you-ah appee-ah igah-nor-ant. :-)
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How-day Nay-bah. Thaat there-uh commen-tarey abowut ahr way-ah uh spee-a-kin ohn-a-lay may-ucks you-ah appee-ah igah-nor-ant. :-)
Man I had to read that several times to understand it. It seems that people only talk funny in parts of the country that you are not from. I spent the first 25 years of my life in Texas, so I'm sure there are plenty of people who think Texans talk weird.

Lots of funny stuff in this thread so far ... keep it going!

I think it's funny how they include subtitles on shows like Moonshiners and Swamp People. I can understand them just fine.
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I hate it when your trying to read a paragraph and theirs no punctuation. Irregardless of you're inability to properly constrict a sentance, somehow we figure out alot of what your tryin to conjugate.
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What drives me crazy are people who use irregardless, makes me want to smack them.
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I hate it when your trying to read a paragraph and theirs no punctuation. Irregardless of you're inability to properly constrict a sentance, somehow we figure out alot of what your tryin to conjugate.
This is just getting out of hand. If my writing skills were as poor as my math skills, I would not be able to construct a proper sentence. Not everyone is a grammar whiz, but there are some simple corrections that people should learn.
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Since when is it OK to begin a sentence or even a paragraph with and or but? I've seen this in various newspapers and magazines written by "professionals". There is some funny stuff in this thread, however, it all smacks of the "dumbing down" of America, and that's a serious problem.
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Just think, in another 50 years, the norm may be to type "text lingo" everywhere. Newspapers, forums, Christmas cards, contracts, etc...

I get emails all the time from contractors, installers and suppliers that are all just run-on gibberish. To figure out what they are asking, I have to break it down and read it out loud. It's a giant waste of my time and it drives me crazy.

I also go back over what I type and read it out loud to myself, just to make sure it sounds OK. I still miss things, but it's not for lack of trying!
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ZING!

I don't think I will ever mess that one up. My 7th grade English teacher always made it a point to say GRAM-MAR (spoken in 2 distinct syllables) with emphasis on the "MAR".

She also said that for all of those people who don't know the difference between "dessert" and "desert" to remember this: Dessert is always so good that you want 2 servings - that's why there is a double "s" in dessert. The other is just a hot place with lots of sand.
Careful now! We also have "cactuses." I can't tell you how often I hear "cactuses" instead of "cacti." For those of you who have never heard the word, its pronounced "cak-tie."

Waht rlaely bhtoers me is taht popele can raed wrdos taht are cpomleety mpeisleld as lnog as the fsrit and lsat ltteres are in the rhgit ptisooin!

Amazing, huh? Don't forget people who use things like "U" and "R" instead of the words "you" and "are." This rant was brought to you by the letter "R" and the number "0."
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