(Closed) NWR: Grammar Police

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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44 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2012

No way!  I don’t consider you a “nutter” for taking grammar seriously.  I think internet-speak has been awful for proper grammar, especially now people are starting to text and e-mail younger and younger. 

Post # 4
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600 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2006

I hate that too!  Also, there/their/they’re – don’t even get me started on that one.

Post # 6
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1664 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I also get very annoyed with simple mistakes like “your and you’re” and there/their/they’re. I’m not sure if people just dont think when they type of if they really don’t know? oh and don’t forget to/too….

Post # 7
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9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

It only bothers me if people make this mistake in formal communication, but if its online on facebook/twitter or some internet forum I dont even pay attention, I know alot of people type like they text.

Post # 8
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3142 posts
Sugar bee

@Mrs.H2B:

I tend to think it falls into the latter catagory 🙁

Post # 9
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600 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2006

I think they just don’t know.  I remember I hate a/an mistakes, and definitely forgetting how to do possessives/plural correctly (parents/parents’/parent’s).

Post # 10
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1488 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@iRun2004: Ah, this drives me crazy!! Some posts (here and on facebook) I have to totally ignore because I can’t even make it through to comment about their bad grammar. Ugh.

Post # 11
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638 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Seen instead of saw…makes me crazy.

And when people say something needs done…aauuughhh. Kills me! Is it so hard to add the “to be” in there?

Rant over. 🙂

Post # 12
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1537 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I try not to be too nagging about it, but I do get frustrated with people occassionally. The worst for me is when I hear someone say a double negative. If someone says, “You don’t know nothing,” they are actually saying, “You know everything,” because it’s a double negative and reverses the meaning. Everytime I hear someone say something similar to that phrase I cringe. I usually try to keep it to myself, but with friends and family I sometimes point it out because it just makes a person sound less educated to me.

I’m also very picky about using the terms “well” and “good” in the correct form. Everyone always answers “How are you?” with “I’m good thanks, ” When they should actually being saying, “I am well thanks.”

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

When I was in high school, there was a NYT article about an organization that was actually called “The Grammar Police.”  You could go online, take a test, and you would or wouldn’t qualify to be an official member; I remember the test being fairly comprehensive but straightforward.  It looks like the organization is now defunct–a Google search turned up nothing–but I totally joined.

You’re/your, they’re/their/there, its/it’s all drive me nuts, though. I also freelance edit for a college application advising center…the writing that is out there is pretty scary. I’m not 100% accurate, and on the internet I’m not even close, but really, folks? You’re going to send that to Columbia and you think you’ll get in? Oh, dear.

Post # 14
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3049 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

Yea, I hate it when people use the wrong grammar… we were just talking about this at work. And yes, even on text messages, I use correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation 🙂

Post # 16
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

@iRun2004: I think you may be right! I literally don’t think some of the people I know can spell or use correct grammar. It drives me up the wall because I used to be an editor! Curses!

One of my biggest spelling peeves (hey, it’s related to grammar!) is “Definately.” No. No “a” in definitely. *sigh* People do it ALL the time. I even see “defiantly” and have to re-read to make sure I didn’t miss something. :/

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