(Closed) Stupid little things I notice

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

ugh, I agree. I’m a  complete grammar nazi! I was just laughing with a coworker b/c someone spelled “proposes” “PURPOSES” in the 16 and preggo thread.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

A little part of me dies when I see affect used instead of effect and vice versa.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@sparkle: i am so guilty of messing that up. oh well, the effort is there i promise ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

gah! my professor corrects me all the time on that.. but the thing is – SHE USES IT WRONG, so she thinks I’m wrong! It drives me nuts! just remember:

Result: (noun)
  f
  f
  e
  c
  t

Change: (verb)
    f
    f
    e
    c
    t

Ok, sorry… I’ll take my English teacher hat off now. That’s what I used to teach my students the difference. It seems to work, though ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I cringe when people spell a fairly simple word wrong EVERY TIME they type it (so it wasn’t just a “fat finger” typo the first time).

e.g. “pitchers” instead of “pictures”

“wa-la” instead of “voila”

“isle” instead of “aisle”

Makes me wonder what is happening to our education systems/education levels (and I’m really  not that old!).

 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

@CookieBee: Awww! As long as you’re trying!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@bunnyfoofoo: Okay, so I had to look at that for like 10 minutes before I realized that the “ffect” part was under the “e” and “a”. I was so totally confused. lol

@KatNYC2011: I’m always guilty of the isle/aisle mess up. For whatever reason, I cannot get it straight. I try to just avoid those words all together.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I notice all these little things too, though I try to keep my obervations to myself.  I am now beginning to think this may be an inherited trait.  My teenage daughter is now starting to comment on grammar and spelling errors that she notices…

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@KatNYC2011:

Wa-la. LOL.

I genuinely have to stop and make myself decide the difference sometimes between using alter and altar. It’s not that I don’t know the difference, it’s just that it doesn’t come as naturally to me as knowing how to use affect/effect and stuff like that. I kind of have to make myself think about it before I type.

My biggest no-no is “defiantly” for definitely. Or “rediculous.” 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I was taught that if you don’t know whether to use effect or affect, think of it as the effect, so the e’s match up.

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@GoldfishPie: That’s how I was taught it too! That rule has REALLY stuck with me.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Oh yeah – those all bug me ๐Ÿ™‚

I used to work with a girl who said ‘pacific’ instead of ‘specific’…  used to make me giggle ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

@KatNYC2011: yes!! 

Also… and this is common on WB… through vs. threw. 

 

You have been THROUGH a lot these last few months.

You THREW a cell phone at your FI’s head. 

 

There is a difference. 

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