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posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 18
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233 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@strawbs:  Good one!

‘Women’ is the pleural form of ‘woman’. One woman. Two or more women.

Also ‘Bee’s’ is the possessive form of the word ‘Bee’ and ‘Bees’ is the pleural form of the word ‘Bees’.

Post # 19
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424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Those…and…

Could care less.

If he could care less it means he cares.  It’s couldn’t care less.  Drives me crazy whenever I see it.  I grit my teeth every time.

 

Post # 20
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1404 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

It’s a pet peeve of my too (not ‘to’) but given the majority of bees are sneaking on here at times they’re (not ‘there) not supposed to (e.g. during work hours), I’m happy to let the grammar (not ‘grandma’ lol) nazi in me turn a blind eye to it.

Post # 21
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3667 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

If you’re marrying a man, he’s your “fiance,” NOT your “fiancee”… I see it on here all the time, and it drives me up a freaking wall.

Post # 22
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233 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@katlovesjames:  Ha! Me too. Improper grammar has become so commonplace that we would be unnecessarily stressed anytime we read anything online. Have to accept and move on. Many of these are still annoying, though.

Post # 23
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9819 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

I very much agree!

 

@star_dust:  affect is the verb, effect is the noun 🙂

Post # 24
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5543 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

While I know the “there their they’re” and your vs you’re I am sure my spelling drives people mad. I am much more verbose verbally than I am in text because I can’t spell all these words I know how to say and what they mean!

My irritating one is “aisle” versus “isle” no, you do not need a runner or flowers for the small island. However you may need one for the aisle. Oh and one I am always horrible at is “alter” versus “altar”. I know the difference but usually manage to type the wrong one.

And I totally think this veggietales song on homophones is appropriate. 

Post # 25
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1114 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@chasesgirl:  I was just going to mention the aisle/isle thing.  Drives me nuts!  As does could/n’t care less.  If someone could care less, I don’t understand why you’re so upset about it because they obviously care!

Post # 26
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9819 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

Breath versus breathe, breath is the noun breathe is the verb! Or when apostrophes are used in plurals when they aren’t supposed to be. For example: 90’s instead of 90s, hanky’s instead of hankys, which should be hankies anyway.

Post # 27
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542 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My finance thinks your total crap. Their.

Post # 28
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4505 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@RnbwznPuppies:  haha, yes.

I see tons of grammar, usage, and spelling mistakes here (and everywhere, really). I know I make some, too (sometimes even deliberately, to sound more colloquial). I try not to let it bug me!

Post # 30
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2892 posts
Sugar bee

Someone a few weeks ago SHOULD have used the word “your” in their sentence but instead wrote “your’e.” Stuff like this usually doesn’t get to me but that one made me shake my head and log out. 🙂

Post # 31
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5147 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I hate it!

And I don’t consider it a typo. A typo is typing “teh” instead of “the”. Using the wrong word entirely is poor grammar. It makes me really worry about the state of education.

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