Yup. I think I've posted a/b this before, but the one thing that drives me kuhrazee in this area are phrases like: "It needs fixed"; "It needs painted"; "They need washed". WTF can't anyone say, "It needs to be fixed"; or "They need washing". Uhg!
So, I bet you're not too pleased with "they be fixed"
If we don't count our blessings We are just wasting our time
On one side we have the OMG, WTF, I'm ROTFLMAO crowd. On the other side, we have the grammar-Nazi group, who care not what people are discussingójust the fact that a simple typo or grammar error was made.
I always appreciate the clarification of proper use of grammar, but when it appears in article comments and forum discussions, I've always found it to be more offensive than the error itself. This is mostly due to the "I'm smarter than you" attitude used to convey the message.
I must admit, it's difficult to overlook the 'basics' such as You're vs. Your, and such. And it drives me batsh°t crazy when I see people spell something wrong not because they made a simple typo, but because they truly don't know how to spell the word.
And finally, I would like to point out (if it isn't obvious already), that I have no frigging idea where I was going with this post. I simply had 5 minutes before a meeting and wanted to warm the fingers up for a day of what I'm sure will be terribly boring emails, reports and whatnot, where I will surely make at least three typos and/or grammatical errors.
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#589194 - 01/28/1306:09 PMRe: Perfessers, writin', conjunctions and stuff. that
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"That" has been one of my pet peeves for a long time. It is often used unnecessarily. Of course the your and your'e etc. is also disturbing to see misused. It's really not that difficult to speak (write) properly.
This one also floored me
youse (yz) pron. Chiefly Northern U.S. You. Used in addressing two or more people or referring to two or more people, one of whom is addressed.
You. Used in addressing two or more people or referring to two or more people, one of whom is addressed.
But of course y'all is correct.
.2. y'all 659 up, 158 down Southern 2nd person plural pronoun. Most concise and easily distinguished. Despite the assurance of some emails that have been passing around, "y'all" is plural. Only an absolute idiot would use it as a singular pronoun.
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