Post # 122
Those college professors (and even high school teachers) bother me, too, because I end up getting them in grad school! I would guesstimate that 2/3 of my Master’s students can’t write a coherent sentence. It really leaves me with little hope for humanity.
And every time I see a misused apostrophe on one of these boards, such as bee’s or MOH’s, I want to write “bee’s what?” or “MOH’s what?”
On another note, can’t remember if this was already mentioned, but one of my favorite things is the alot monster (http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2010/04/alot-is-better-than-you-at-everything.html). Here are two other favorites:
Post # 123
Also, you get engageD, you don’t get engage.
Post # 124
If I saw someone spell “awkward” A-Q-U-A-R-D I would be soooooo happy because that is an instant LOL – even in your example! Ha ha!
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There – this means that you are talking about a place.
They’re – this is a short way to say you are.
Their- this means that something belongs a person or people.
Your- this means that something belongs to you.
You’re – this is a short way to say you are.
You add ‘s’ if you want to make something a plural.
You add ‘s if you want to shorten a word or show that a thing belongs to somebody.
If you are missing out some letters in a word, you add ‘ where the letters would have been.
One dot is how you end a sentence. Three dots is how you show a pause. An exclamation mark is how you show someone has a lot of feelings about what they are saying.
These are the examples I used to use when I taught primary four. It made me proud that eight year olds knew how to use these words in the appropriate context. Why are some adults too stupid to do the same? With the exception of dyslexia and other such things there is really no excuse. Also, people confusing ‘then’ and ‘than’ makes me want to cut a bitch.
Also, ‘too’ and ‘to’ being mixed up. Ugh.
Post # 128
God I know, I used to tell my class of eight year olds to take the other person out of the sentence and see how it sounded. I teach five year olds now who do not yet understand the rules of spelling, grammar, and punctuation and it makes me want to cry. Teach a child to write and they become semi literate, but teach a child the rules of the English language and they may actually be able to function in the academic world.
Post # 129
My god! I am a first grade teacher, I put in all of the effort teaching them their ABCs and then you fuck. Them. Up. By neglecting to teach them how to use proper grammer and punctuation and correcting common spelling erros. Goddamn you lol.
Post # 130
Someone calling someone else a ‘looser’ is a spelling error I can tolerate, if only because I appreciate the irony.