(Closed) Losing Control… Just can't take it any more.

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Did you already know the correct way to write "a lot"?

    Yes and I use it all the time.

    Yes and I CHOOSE not to use it.

    No and thanks for sharing!

    No, but thanks for nothing, crazy bitch.

  • Post # 17
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    “alot” is something that I’m very aware of when people do it. Drives me bonkers.

    Loose/lose and you’re/your are the other two that bother me. Their/they’re/there bugs me, but not too bad since the meanings in general can be difficult for people to grasp. But the lose/loose thing really gets me. “I need to loose ten pounds.” O’rly? Sounds painful.

     

    Post # 18
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    Bumble bee

    @JackiBean:  I think i use “a lot” mostly but i don’t actually care. My profession involved a lot of maths and science so i am good at that and it makes up for my terrible English language skills.

    But don’t get me started on people who are bad at maths. I find it embarrassing when people can’t work things out without a calculator.

    Horses for courses, really.

    Post # 19
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

     

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    @jordyanna:  You might like this 🙂 

    Post # 20
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

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    @sharontobemarried:  Thank goodness I don’t live near you, you’d be quite annoyed by me 🙂 I’m one of those people who are embarrassingly bad at maths and yes, I am properly ashamed of myself 🙂

    Post # 21
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

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    @MsMeow:  Hahaha, love it!

    Post # 22
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    It drives me crazy when people misspell a lot and misuse they’re/their/there, it’s/its, then/than, and you’re/your… but then I remember I have the hardest freaking time remember which affect/effect to use so I give them a break (NOT BRAKE!).

    Post # 23
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    Bumble bee

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    @MsMeow:  Well that’s it isn’t it? It’s like it’s acceptable to be bad at maths but a crime to mispell anything.

    I think another reason why there are a lot of grammar issues on the net is because we’re all from different countries and for so many of us, English is not our first language. I learned my 2 mother tongues before i spoke English so i don’t care if i incorrectly spell anything to be honest.

    Post # 24
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    I always write alot, then have to correct it.  I think I usually do? It’s like a bad habit. I also type “gonna” and “kinda” because that’s how I talk, but I know it annoys specific kinds of people so I try to correct those too. You’re all welcome.

    Post # 27
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @JackiBean:  I am a Registered Nurse and I would also like to teach you something today.

    Banging your head against a brick wall is not good for you.

     

    Hit a Brick Wall Smiley from AnimateIt.net

    Post # 28
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I’ve become furious lately at rein vs. reign. Like, you rein something in (you know, like the reins on a horse) while someone’s reign draws to a close (like a king’s reign). I get that this is a tricky one, but it drives me nuts because I have literally had people “correct” me in a work document from the right one to the wrong one. And when I change it back, they “correct” it again until I finally have to openly say that “you are a moron and you’re trying to use the wrong word.”

    I mean, I feel like if you’re going to correct someone, you should make sure you’re right first … ?

    Post # 29
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

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    @LiliKitty:  I have a trick that’s worked ever since I learned it!  I always remember affect = starts with an a = a is for action = verb.  When the word is a verb/action (“This will affect my paycheck”), it starts with an a.  When it’s a noun (“The effect on my paycheck is no big deal”), it starts with an e.

    Post # 30
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

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    @lolot:  That’s probably the best way to remember it that I’ve ever been told but chances of me remembering it are slim. Hahaha.

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