(Closed) Not a big deal but it does drive me crazy

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

YES, thank you, it drives me nuts too!!!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

OMG, I work for a company where an ENTIRE department always writes “please advice” instead of “please advise” in their e-mails.  It makes me want to cry.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Everytime I see these words mixed up on the post title I cringe!

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

also licence versus license, ‘c’ indicates noun, a thing, like certificate. license is a verb, with an s

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

The best is when people use an apostrophe s to denote posession, instead of the conjuctive form of IS!!!!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Jacqui90:  they are both license in american english…for both noun and verb i mean.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@ViaMinorViator:  yeah, i know, I had to google it before I responded to make sure I w asn’t one of the people that uses it wrong all the time, haha!  I just wanted to point it out though because those of us in the US are using it correctly either way.

Also, i didn’t know that other countries use “licence”, so I learned something new today!

Post # 12
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Busy bee

@ViaMinorViator:  An apostrophe CAN infact denote possession, can it not?  Example:  The bride’s veil was made of lace.  (I do understand that an apostrophe is the conjunctive form of IS – Example: The bride’s angry.)  Maybe I didn’t understand you… 🙂

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Entertaining, slightly offensive, and relevent!

 The Sexy spelling song by College Humor!

 

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I once tried to date a guy with improper grammar: HE DROVE ME NUTS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I am also annoyed by the following:

Wary means cautious.  Weary means tired.

The weather AFFECTS us.  The weather has an EFFECT on me.  Affect = verb.  Effect = noun.

Fewer refers to countable items.  Less refers to non-countable things.  Eg: I have fewer dresses than some brides.  The sky is less blue than it was yesterday.

 

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