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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 12:03 PM

For all the grammar nazis monitoring DU, a toon:


@DebAsrate: all grammar freaks can appreciate this...

Ha!

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Reply For all the grammar nazis monitoring DU, a toon: (Original post)
Are_grits_groceries Jan 2013 OP
niyad Jan 2013 #1
awoke_in_2003 Jan 2013 #19
ellenfl Jan 2013 #26
awoke_in_2003 Jan 2013 #36
kentauros Jan 2013 #2
Are_grits_groceries Jan 2013 #4
kentauros Jan 2013 #6
CJCRANE Jan 2013 #5
kentauros Jan 2013 #7
Lone_Star_Dem Jan 2013 #39
kentauros Jan 2013 #42
Lone_Star_Dem Jan 2013 #46
kentauros Jan 2013 #48
CTyankee Jan 2013 #61
freshwest Jan 2013 #3
Sissyk Jan 2013 #35
KittyWampus Jan 2013 #41
Sissyk Jan 2013 #43
Arkansas Granny Jan 2013 #8
samsingh Jan 2013 #9
louis-t Jan 2013 #10
RebelOne Jan 2013 #13
Nye Bevan Jan 2013 #16
kentauros Jan 2013 #24
klook Jan 2013 #29
kentauros Jan 2013 #51
Manifestor_of_Light Jan 2013 #49
kentauros Jan 2013 #50
Manifestor_of_Light Jan 2013 #59
kentauros Jan 2013 #63
Smarmie Doofus Jan 2013 #28
MANative Jan 2013 #11
Liberal_in_LA Jan 2013 #12
bleever Jan 2013 #14
RebelOne Jan 2013 #56
rhett o rick Jan 2013 #15
MynameisBlarney Jan 2013 #17
Martin Eden Jan 2013 #18
AAO Jan 2013 #22
Bay Boy Jan 2013 #57
Earth_First Jan 2013 #20
LisaLynne Jan 2013 #21
HarveyDarkey Jan 2013 #23
FiggyJay Jan 2013 #25
jberryhill Jan 2013 #27
klook Jan 2013 #30
Kalidurga Jan 2013 #31
wryter2000 Jan 2013 #32
cbrer Jan 2013 #33
Sissyk Jan 2013 #34
Terra Alta Jan 2013 #37
mfcorey1 Jan 2013 #38
Common Sense Party Jan 2013 #55
bigwillq Jan 2013 #40
4Q2u2 Jan 2013 #44
AnneD Jan 2013 #45
Auntie Bush Jan 2013 #52
AnneD Jan 2013 #66
Cirque du So-What Jan 2013 #47
BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2013 #64
malaise Jan 2013 #53
geckosfeet Jan 2013 #54
DrewFlorida Jan 2013 #58
tavernier Jan 2013 #60
BootinUp Jan 2013 #62
donheld Jan 2013 #65

Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 12:06 PM

1. toooo funny

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Response to niyad (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:17 PM

19. You mean two funny...

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #19)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:38 PM

26. no, 'to funny'. eom

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Response to ellenfl (Reply #26)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 03:38 PM

36. Their you go again...

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 12:12 PM

2. I usually assume

that for anyone misspelling a word, or not using the epitome of "proper" English grammar, that every makes mistakes, and not everyone posting here grew up with English as their native tongue.

And so, all are forgiven

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Response to kentauros (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 12:14 PM

4. Me too.

However, there are some who want capitol punishment.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 12:16 PM

6. Then punish them with capitals!





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Response to kentauros (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 12:16 PM

5. We all mistakes...

and in fact it's possible for someone learning English as a second language to be more knowledgeable about grammar than a 'native' speaker...

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Response to CJCRANE (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 12:17 PM

7. That's true.

Probably because it's fresh on their mind, and they still remember all of the rules

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Response to kentauros (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 03:39 PM

39. Anymore, I usually assume autocorrect strikes again.

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Response to Lone_Star_Dem (Reply #39)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 03:43 PM

42. I am so very thankful that I don't use autocorrect!

And why don't people shut that nonsense-creating software off, anyway? Or do "smart" phones not "allow" it? (My semi-smart-phone makes it an option, not a forced-feature )

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Response to kentauros (Reply #42)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 03:58 PM

46. I've never used a phone where it can't be disabled.

I think most of the people who use it for any length of time either become dependent on it, or train it to become a useful feature.

I will say I'd rather some autocorrect mishaps from some people I text, than the need of a translator to figure out what the heck they were trying to say.

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Response to Lone_Star_Dem (Reply #46)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:10 PM

48. That's kind of bizarre that it can't be shut off.

I'd probably find a hack just to do that if I ever get a "smart" phone. I can't stand software that second-guesses me.

What's also weird about that feature is that someone had to add all those nonsense words to its dictionary. Unless you can tell it to "learn" words, but if it auto-corrects them, then it can't learn anything


Here's instructions for disabling it on the iProducts:
http://www.wikihow.com/Disable-Autocorrect-on-an-iPhone/iPod-Touch

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Response to kentauros (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 07:25 PM

61. I am an ESOL tutor and my Advanced Chinese students spell better than most all Americans

that I see here or anywhere else on the Internet.

If you want to seriously learn the language, you can, apparently...

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 12:13 PM

3. LULZ KAT SEZ:



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Response to freshwest (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 03:37 PM

35. That looks just like my kitty!

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Response to Sissyk (Reply #35)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 03:40 PM

41. orange tabbies are about the mellowest cats around.

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Response to KittyWampus (Reply #41)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 03:47 PM

43. Yes, I agree.

I bunch different than my half calico/half siamese I had before.

And they follow you around like puppies! lol. Or at least every tabby I have ever know has.

Plus, orange tabbies remind me of orange creamcicles. Don't know why!

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 12:18 PM

8. Good find.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 12:26 PM

9. funny !

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 12:48 PM

10. Good stuff. I usually only correct one spelling mistake.

"Loose' for 'lose'. It is such a common thing.

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Response to louis-t (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 12:59 PM

13. That mistake drives me crazy.

I am a grammar nazi, but I restrain myself from correcting any posts. I was a former copy editor for 30 magazines, so you can imagine my pain in seeing all the boo-boos all over the Internet. My daughter is an English teacher and I am always correcting her grammar.

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:37 PM

16. My other pet hate is "lead" for "led".

And "chaise lounge" instead of "chaise longue".

But for grammar nazis who like the "Inglorious Basterds" Hans Landa scene, this is hilarious:



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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #16)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:29 PM

24. "What's this, then? 'Romanes Eunt Domus'? 'People called Romanes they go the house'?"

Still my favorite example of grammar-nazism:




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Response to kentauros (Reply #24)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:52 PM

29. So great -- as a former Latin student,

I laugh my head off every time I watch this!

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Response to klook (Reply #29)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:45 PM

51. I only remember that to conjugate the verb,

there were six different ways. I can't remember much else other than pronunciation. I would have loved to have taken more than just the one year, but the teacher quit and moved away. She was a good teacher, though

And if she saw this movie, likely laughed her head off, too!

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Response to kentauros (Reply #24)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:32 PM

49. Too funny!

I took two years of Latin in high school and wrestling with all those cases was hard!!!

I was washing dishes with my grandmother once, and she asked me how my Latin studies were going.

Then she started conjugating "Amo, amas, amat, amamus, amatis, amant"

I was amazed.

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Response to Manifestor_of_Light (Reply #49)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:42 PM

50. I'm just glad I don't have to do that any more...

I'm impressed with your grandmother, too!

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Response to kentauros (Reply #50)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:58 PM

59. She was an overachiever before they had the word.

She was also blessed with an overactive thyroid, whereas my mother & I had underactive ones. Auto-immune disease. Grandma thought everyone else was lazy.

She grew up outside Kosciusko, MS and was born in 1898. She and my grandfather both had Master's degrees from Mississippi A&M. This was back in the day when very few people went to college, especially women.

They were smart enough to get the hell out and go to Texas.

My dad and my big sister also took Latin, so they said "You're taking Latin because it's good for you!"

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Response to Manifestor_of_Light (Reply #59)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 11:56 PM

63. "You're taking Latin because it's good for you!"

Truer words have never been spoken! :

If only I had retained the vocabulary, then I'd know what the hell some DUers were talking about when they post their favorite Latin phrases

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:47 PM

28. For my late mom's headstone I seriously considered...

... "More *easily* said than done."

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 12:54 PM

11. LOL! n/t

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:32 PM

14. "Nazi" should be capitalized, actually.

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Response to bleever (Reply #14)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:22 PM

56. Yes, it should be, but I do not believe nazis deserve to be capitalized, n/t

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:37 PM

15. "Your going to be fine." nm

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:59 PM

18. I must admit, I sometimes act like a member of the gestapo when ...

... someone writes "loose" (rhymes with juice) instead of "lose" (rhymes with booze), as in: Rand Paul is was the big looser in his showdown with Hillary.

That misuse of the double-o is not a typo; I see it everywhere, and often repeated in the same post.

And it just irks me. Am I "loosing" my mind?

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Response to Martin Eden (Reply #18)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:25 PM

22. yes - just as i am - affect/effect drives me mad

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Response to Martin Eden (Reply #18)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:23 PM

57. Well let me give you some advise

on that subject.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:20 PM

20. Grammar.

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Response to Earth_First (Reply #20)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:23 PM

21. Nice!

I like the one about the Oxford comma being the difference between Stalin and JLK hanging out with strippers or being strippers themselves.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:27 PM

23. Here's one

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:36 PM

25. Thanks!

U maid me laff & laff!

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:44 PM

27. Missing a comma after Nazi

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:54 PM

30. Thank's. (n/t)

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 03:07 PM

31. Eye fore won thinck gramer iz overratted.

However, making too many grammatical and spelling errors can greatly hinder communication.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 03:13 PM

32. Here, here!

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 03:16 PM

33. That ain't funny. nt

 

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 03:34 PM

34. lol!

I luv it!

Yew meat aye bunch of them hear!!

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 03:39 PM

37. This grammar Nazi loves it!

or should I say, love's it!

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 03:39 PM

38. Here, hear!!!

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Response to mfcorey1 (Reply #38)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:17 PM

55. Wear?

They're!

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 03:40 PM

40. HA! Love it!

Especially since it's Snoopy and Charlie Brown.

K and R

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 03:47 PM

44. Good Laugh

I do not know witch is faster, my fingers or my head but one of them is always in front of the other. That is why I am a cereal mispeller, but then again I was told that I had a handicap in learning American and not English.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 03:52 PM

45. Punctuation-it is a matter of life and death

for example......Let's eat Grandma

Is it:

Let's eat, Grandma!

or

Let's eat Grandma!

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Response to AnneD (Reply #45)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:47 PM

52. Depends on whether you want to eat Grandma or whether you want her to come an eat

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Response to Auntie Bush (Reply #52)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:03 AM

66. That's the whole point....

for want of a comma, it's curtains for Grandma.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:02 PM

47. I'm in recovery

Only in cases of grammatical or syntactical errors from obvious trolls will I bring it to their attention. Everyone else, your safe.

Bonus: an old joke I still find amusing.

A new student arrived at Harvard and was finding his way around campus. He stopped a sharp-dressed preppie-type fellow and asked him, 'Excuse me, but can you tell me where the library is at?', to which the sneering preppie replied, 'don't you even know the first thing about proper English? You never end a sentence with a preposition, Sir!' The new student said, 'oh, I beg your pardon. Let me start again: Excuse me, but can you tell me where the library is at, ASSHOLE?!?'

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #47)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 12:24 AM

64. so, what *about* everyone else's safe?

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:49 PM

53. Too cute

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:52 PM

54. Yossarian? Is that you?

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:53 PM

58. I love it when the "Grammar Nazi" strikes, I can usually find several grammar errors in their posts.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 06:37 PM

60. Grammer errors?

Unacceptible!

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 11:13 PM

62. Grammaton Clerics are not to be messed with! nt

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 01:01 AM

65. From DU to Greece Fuck the Grammar/Fashion/Food Police.

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