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Old 05-13-2013, 08:50 AM   #1
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Good grammar can get you a date!

From the BBC today, an interesting article about the way good (and bad) grammar is perceived by others.

Apostrophe now: Bad grammar and the people who hate it
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Old 05-13-2013, 10:12 AM   #2
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Does it mean that to break up with someone, all you need to do is use a badly written sentence?
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Old 05-13-2013, 11:38 AM   #3
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Its not ewe its mee
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Old 05-13-2013, 11:41 AM   #4
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Wee ca'nt go on like this ennymore. Eye'm thorough with ewe.
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Old 05-13-2013, 11:52 AM   #5
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well, I knew my husband was the right one for me when I quoted Alice in Wonderland to him one date, and by the next date he'd re-read it and came back with the following line. We all pick our significant others for our own reasons.
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Old 05-13-2013, 12:35 PM   #6
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Deer John:

Wee ca'nt go on like this ennymore. Eye'm thorough with ewe.
ewe..nooo..v r jst nt cmptble..c no chkn 4 me..
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Old 05-13-2013, 12:42 PM   #7
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Deer John:

Wee ca'nt go on like this ennymore. Eye'm thorough with ewe.
HAHAHAHAHA. Hmmm. Some guys with really high standards want a woman with really good grammar. But some men just want sexy bodies, and the like. hahaha
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:14 PM   #8
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well, I knew my husband was the right one for me when I quoted Alice in Wonderland to him one date, and by the next date he'd re-read it and came back with the following line. We all pick our significant others for our own reasons.
I believe it! I met my husband online, through email, and part of the attraction was that he could write a letter or post I enjoyed reading. That and he has a good sense of humor and is also a reader.
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:06 PM   #9
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I'm not going to pick on someone's use of commas and the like because my own stinks but nothing is a bigger turn-off than when people use made up words like ''irregardless'' or ''supposably''.
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:59 PM   #10
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I really got an issue with people using "then" when in fact they mean to use "than". You'd think that among good folks who read a lot this would not happen but you'd be wrong.
As for good grammar getting me dates ...

Oh and one that bugs me is when someone uses the expression: "I could care less" when the correct one is in the negative form and goes: "I couldn't care less".

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Old 05-13-2013, 09:48 PM   #11
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I'm not going to pick on someone's use of commas and the like because my own stinks but nothing is a bigger turn-off than when people use made up words like ''irregardless'' or ''supposably''.
I can also find those irksome. It helps to remember that all words are inventions. I also feel, occasionably, an irresistible urge to play at invention myself. Babelic flights of fancy can be grate fun.
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Old 05-13-2013, 10:07 PM   #12
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I really got an issue with people using "then" when in fact they mean to use "than". You'd think that among good folks who read a lot this would not happen but you'd be wrong.
As for good grammar getting me dates ...

Oh and one that bugs me is when someone uses the expression: "I could care less" when the correct one is in the negative form and goes: "I couldn't care less".
This really bugs me too! They are saying the opposite of what they think.
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Old 05-13-2013, 10:57 PM   #13
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Then, irregardless, I could care less... Most of my big pet peeves have been mentioned already. (Commas, apostrophes, ellipses and the likes don't tend to bother me so much.) My biggest issue in the realm of bad grammar, especially if the person is fond of reading or, worse, an English major - "I defiantly know what you're saying." I don't know whether these people even realise that defiantly is a word all of its own... It's just not that hard to type definitely. Double negatives are particularly irksome, too - Pink Floyd comes to mind. "We don't need no education..."
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Old 05-14-2013, 12:16 AM   #14
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Then, irregardless, I could care less... Most of my big pet peeves have been mentioned already. (Commas, apostrophes, ellipses and the likes don't tend to bother me so much.) My biggest issue in the realm of bad grammar, especially if the person is fond of reading or, worse, an English major - "I defiantly know what you're saying." I don't know whether these people even realise that defiantly is a word all of its own... It's just not that hard to type definitely. Double negatives are particularly irksome, too - Pink Floyd comes to mind. "We don't need no education..."
If I didn't already know that I don't know anybody, I'd think that you must know me. I defiantly know what you're saying. While I could have typed "definitely" it wouldn't really have encapsulated what I meant to convey. I guess that leaves us at a crevasse.
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