Annoyed by Grammar Errors

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  1. topicolo macrumors 68000

    topicolo

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    Ok, I'm not trying to sound condescending, but am I the only one that gets really annoyed whenever I see a really blatant grammar error?

    I just loaded up the MacRumors.com frontpage and what do I see?

    Two new threads, by two different people, BOTH with the same basic error:
     

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  2. janey macrumors 603

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    does anyone even care? everyone makes mistakes...it's not like you're writing an english essay that'll make or break you.
     
  3. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    I've been known to type a few mistakes - our - are, there - their, etc. Its no big deal though, most of the time the posts are more free association and things are flowing, incorrect words don't get in the way of understanding.

    So I wouldn't worry about it too much, there's not much you'll be able to do about it anyway.

    D
     
  4. bombensington macrumors regular

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    Re: Annoyed by Grammar Errors

    ohhhh i totally hear you on this one.

    this is a big pet peeve of mine as well...

    although i have to say that the most annoying for me is the apostrophe overuse these days. does every word ending in "s" need an apostrophe?

    for instance, i see a sign that says "hundred's to choose from" - what?!? no!
     
  5. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    yeah, it's rather annoying. their-there-they're and too-two-to are things you learn in 3rd grade, for the love of god. i don't care about the really nitpicky stuff, but it *is* the english language...

    pnw
     
  6. Freg3000 macrumors 68000

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    I don't really mind, but eventually people are just going to think that "there" and "their" can be used interchangeably. I don't want English to become even more corrupted. People already speak it poorly enough, spelling simple words shouldn't become another problem.

    Just another downside to the glorious Internet . . . :(
     
  7. Nipsy macrumors 65816

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    I am a very nitpicky and anal person, and I am annoyed by errors.

    However, I often make them.

    I just wish more people had the self-respect to edit erroneous posts when THEY notice THEIR own errors.
     
  8. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    #8
    Two posters in a row complaining about poor grammar can't seem to punctuate. Now, that's kind of funny, in an ironic sort of way.
     
  9. kettle macrumors 65816

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    I get a little miffed when people forget to use "U" and put "Z" in when there should be an "S", as in "favourite" and "realise".

    I suppose it's O.K. if you can only speak american.

    he he

    just kidding.:p
     
  10. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    i also get pissed about people that speak in shorthand... i think it's a rule now on these boards that you have to speak english, not slang... thank god for that... abbreviations are good for text messaging services but not when you're 2 damn lazy 2 do it urself.

    :)
    pnw
     
  11. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Oh no people uses
    There Instead of Their!

    Oh no. Inless you have real problems I wouldn't get all mad about grammar errors.

    It happens, too bad.
     
  12. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    That should be "living" then going by your previous post.
    OMG! I can't bleave peps r gettin' so funny 'bout dis :p :D :rolleyes: :eek:
     
  13. janey macrumors 603

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    #13
    I think you made a grammatical mistake as well.
     
  14. drastik macrumors 6502a

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    I don't care about the grammer mistakes. I am as bed as anyone here, and I've edited copy for a living.
     
  15. idkew macrumors 68020

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    well, the way i see it, there are some obvious errors such as the usage of thier and there which should not happen. incorrect usage makes you sound very unitelligent. but, there are also more obscure errors which are acceptable. obvious typos instead of ignorance.
     
  16. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Oh no! Smacked wrist for me! :p

    Anyway, as you can see they are two separate links, and are not supposed to be read together ;)
     
  17. monkeydo_jb macrumors 6502

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    #17
    I think a more fitting title for this thread would have been:

    "Annoyed by Grammatical Errors"


    Perhaps I'm mistaken.


    -jeff

    p.s. Don't make me break out my pigeon!
     
  18. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Give me a break, I'm a product of the public educational system in America and I take great pride in being average. ;)

    I rarely spell check my replies, and it shows. :p

    But the times I do spell check, I just use MS spell check programs (and we all know how those work). :rolleyes:
     
  19. vniow macrumors G4

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    Me say, that grammar mistakes are okay, i guess just long as they spel corecttly,
     
  20. scem0 macrumors 604

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    Eye dunt makke two miny gramer mistacks, exsept fer tha ocasianol tpyo or a coma or somethun.
     
  21. janey macrumors 603

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    #21
    I know...it just looks like one long thing though ;)
    however, gallerys is still wrong. Spelling mistake.
     
  22. crazytom macrumors 6502a

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    I hate when the shift key is broken, I ALSO HATE WHEN IT GETS STUCK!

    :D
     
  23. saint macrumors regular

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    It does annoy me, but only for words like their/there/they're; and your/you're, but what is even more annoying is when people say "I" when they should say "me". Example:
    "That belongs to my wife and I."
    - totally annoying.

    People try to sound smart by saying "I" but it is the wrong word to use.

    The apostrophe errors are also annoying, but ordinary punctuation errors don't worry me at all.
     
  24. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    You all are taking this way to seriously. There are quite a few people here who don't have english as a first language and two forms of english as well. It doesn't detract from the content, so why get your panties all in a bunch?

    D
     
  25. iGav macrumors G3

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    Can't say it bothers me... but then again I'm not anal..... :p :p :p
     

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