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#3886630 - 12/31/13 04:02 AM Re: Spelling Nazi pet-peeves [Re: Cold_Gambler]  
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Just read THIS post and had to put it here, sorry jv44Heinz biggrin (hint..violins)

Honestly though, none of it bothers me very much on the net except some of the leet speak. Harcore grammar nazis imo are worserer than the people they are whining about smile


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#3886731 - 12/31/13 11:59 AM Re: Spelling Nazi pet-peeves [Re: Cold_Gambler]  
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#3886742 - 12/31/13 12:34 PM Re: Spelling Nazi pet-peeves [Re: Cold_Gambler]  
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I hate it when people put a comma after a word and follow it with 'and', I see this all the time at work.


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#3886743 - 12/31/13 12:37 PM Re: Spelling Nazi pet-peeves [Re: Cold_Gambler]  
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The use of and after a comma is correct in certain circumstances, just not all the time smile

#3886790 - 12/31/13 02:29 PM Re: Spelling Nazi pet-peeves [Re: Mace71]  
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Originally Posted By: MaceUK33
I hate it when people put a comma after a word and follow it with 'and', I see this all the time at work.


If they put the comma after "and" it's completely incorrect! It has to come before!



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#3887079 - 12/31/13 10:28 PM Re: Spelling Nazi pet-peeves [Re: Mace71]  
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Originally Posted By: MaceUK33
I hate it when people put a comma after a word and follow it with 'and', I see this all the time at work.


The 'Oxford' comma smile

Something I see quite a lot and find exceptionally jarring is putting 'cloths' where they mean 'clothes'. Sometimes repeatedly so it isn't just a typo. Not sure why I find it so annoying though.

#3887111 - 12/31/13 11:17 PM Re: Spelling Nazi pet-peeves [Re: Cold_Gambler]  
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Some of you are too darn picky! smile

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#3887153 - 01/01/14 12:52 AM Re: Spelling Nazi pet-peeves [Re: Cold_Gambler]  
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It was started by the hip hop generation and has become accepted, but I hate. The incorrect use of the word, "disrespect." As in ,"He disrespected me!"
It's, "He treated me with disrespect!" I find it annoying.
And I know it's not a spelling error, but I also can't stand, "I could care less." It's "I COULDN'T care less."


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#3887156 - 01/01/14 12:59 AM Re: Spelling Nazi pet-peeves [Re: Cold_Gambler]  
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No Nazis were hurt during the discussion of this thread.

That's too bad!


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#3887158 - 01/01/14 01:01 AM Re: Spelling Nazi pet-peeves [Re: Cold_Gambler]  
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Another good one that's very well used is 'disassemble'.
It's not a word. The correct word is dismantle.


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#3887237 - 01/01/14 05:44 AM Re: Spelling Nazi pet-peeves [Re: Cold_Gambler]  
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Branching out a bit to pronunciation and usage:

Pronouncing "Arctic" as "Artic" also done with the "Antartic"

"A tough "road" to hoe"

It's ROW.......as in preparing a furrow to plant crops...


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#3887261 - 01/01/14 08:06 AM Re: Spelling Nazi pet-peeves [Re: Recluse]  
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Originally Posted By: Recluse
Branching out a bit to pronunciation and usage:

Pronouncing "Arctic" as "Artic" also done with the "Antartic"

"A tough "road" to hoe"

It's ROW.......as in preparing a furrow to plant crops...


I still think it would be tougher to hoe a road though. biggrin


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#3887270 - 01/01/14 09:21 AM Re: Spelling Nazi pet-peeves [Re: bailout]  
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Originally Posted By: bailout
Originally Posted By: MaceUK33
I hate it when people put a comma after a word and follow it with 'and', I see this all the time at work.


The 'Oxford' comma smile

Something I see quite a lot and find exceptionally jarring is putting 'cloths' where they mean 'clothes'. Sometimes repeatedly so it isn't just a typo. Not sure why I find it so annoying though.


You'll LOVE this one, then. LOL



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#3887291 - 01/01/14 10:51 AM Re: Spelling Nazi pet-peeves [Re: Cold_Gambler]  
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Not so much spelling (apart from every word bastardised by you damned evil yankeee dawgs!!!) but I cringe when someone writes something like "Me and the wife" instead of "The wife and I"!!!! attack

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#3887305 - 01/01/14 11:42 AM Re: Spelling Nazi pet-peeves [Re: Cold_Gambler]  
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The other side of the coin is when people don't understand that there are times when referring to yourself as "me" is correct. "Would you like to come with my wife and I?" is wrong, it should be "with my wife and me."

Using "myself" or "yourself" where "me" or "you" should be used is another pet peeve of mine.


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#3887344 - 01/01/14 01:54 PM Re: Spelling Nazi pet-peeves [Re: FrenchToast]  
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Oh btw, not to up-nazi the OP, but viola does not mean raped in French

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It does though. In pass simple : "Il viola toutes les rgles en vigueur" : He broke all applicable laws.

But don't worry, English speakers trying to use French words get it wrong 90% of the time anyway wink "Without further a do", "without further ado" and such should be "without further adieu" (might be plural even, "adieux" as in "without any more unnecessary goodbyes", but then again that expression doesn't exist in French, so I guess mis-use is excusable in that case.

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#3887348 - 01/01/14 02:01 PM Re: Spelling Nazi pet-peeves [Re: Cold_Gambler]  
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Actually it is ado and has nothing to do with adieu. It's from Shakespeare's 'much ado about nothing'. Ado meaning fuss or work etc.

In context it would be along the lines of - and without further ado here's the main act for tonight.

#3887377 - 01/01/14 03:41 PM Re: Spelling Nazi pet-peeves [Re: Billzilla]  
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Originally Posted By: Billzilla
Another good one that's very well used is 'disassemble'.
It's not a word. The correct word is dismantle.


Odd, I've never mantled anything for my children, but I've assembled many things.





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#3887425 - 01/01/14 04:54 PM Re: Spelling Nazi pet-peeves [Re: NH2112]  
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Originally Posted By: bailout
Originally Posted By: MaceUK33
I hate it when people put a comma after a word and follow it with 'and', I see this all the time at work.


The 'Oxford' comma smile




The Oxford comma is very useful for clarity in English.
For example:
We invited the strippers, JFK, and Stalin.
We invited the strippers, JFK and Stalin.

The second one makes it seem like JFK and Stalin are the strippers.

As seen in the cartoon here.

#3887444 - 01/01/14 05:32 PM Re: Spelling Nazi pet-peeves [Re: Cold_Gambler]  
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Not sure I agree with you there Flying Toaster. I'd say

We invited the strippers JFK and Stalin.

makes them burlesque.

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