Annoying MR community typos

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  1. Peyton macrumors 68000

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    I'm a friendly person, I understand we aren't writing research papers here, but being the English major and perfectionist I am, I thought I could clear some things up for some repeat offenders. Just assume I am not talking about you.


    1.The words 'to' and 'too' are not the same
    Example

    "I was going 'to' the store"
    "The new iMac is too cool"

    huh? huh? you like? make sense? soooo simple.
    (Side note, there is actually a third spelling for the same sound its 'two' which refers to the number)


    2. If you don't know how to use commas, don't.
    Example

    Commas separate two clauses, two separate thoughts that could stand on their own if they needed to such as...

    "The new iMac is too cool, I wish I had one."
    Both of these two clauses could be 'two' different sentences...

    "The new iMac is too cool." AND
    "I wish I had one."

    Two complete sentences connected by a comma.
    See? See? painless? huh? huh? AWESOME


    3. Like rant #1 with 'to' 'two' and 'too'
    'there' 'their' and 'they're' are three different words.

    Example:
    "There are a lot of Windows users"
    "Their new iMac is really nice"
    "They're going to the store today"

    The first sentence refers to an inanimate group of things, or unspecific group of people. The second sentence refers to someone, or some group of people's property. "Their apple, Their happiness, etc" "They're is just "they are" put together with a conjunction. If I was really bored I would find it, but I know I've read people write "they're" when they meant "their" refering to Apple.

    I don't try 'too' hard "to" pick on 'their' bad English usage"," but "they're" getting out of control and "to" get my point across I had "to" post my "two" cents.:rolleyes:
     
  2. dejo Moderator

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    Actually, I believe the use of a semicolon is more appropriate when separating two related sentences.

    "The new iMac is too cool; I wish I had one."
     
  3. theBB macrumors 68020

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    Gee, I am one minute too late. Yepp, semicolon to the rescue...
     
  4. Peyton thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ok, ok, you caught me, I was trying to give clear simple advice. Commas can be used almost everywhere and its hard to describe every appropriate place so the quick and easy version I thought would be fine. I stand corrected!:eek:
     
  5. applekid macrumors 68020

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    I merely am annoyed by two things around here...

    - The people that spell "Mac" as "MAC."

    - The people that spell "lose" as "loose."
     
  6. blackfox macrumors 65816

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    Probably should've proofread before posting, it would've made your point stronger...:rolleyes:

    I never have understood how people consistently substitute "loose" for "lose". I see that one all the time...
     
  7. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    Oh my goodness what the hell is going on here at MR. Whats next....the thread about people using the mouse with their left hand gezz it's a forum and you can't control everything.


    Bless
     
  8. commonpeople macrumors regular

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    Ah, your all wrong. They're should be a limit to this.
    Haha. I love it when I see people write 'your stupid'.
     
  9. stonyc macrumors 65816

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    Agreed. As long as people aren't using uber l33t 5p3@k and making an honest effot to convey what they are thinking... I could care less.
     
  10. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    who cares!!!!! As long as i can understand what the person is trying to communicate i don't care....
     
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  12. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Consider "stupid" as a noun.

    My bad.
    Your stupid.

    :D
     
  13. Peyton thread starter macrumors 68000

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    why whatever do you mean? ;) I don't see a problem:eek:
     
  14. igucl macrumors 6502a

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    You know people are going to hold you to a higher standard now. No capitalization to start your sentence? No comma to set the "why" off? ;)
     
  15. rockthecasbah macrumors 68020

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    the most annoying for me is when people capitalize the first letter of a name when it's supposed to be the opposite like "Ipod", "Imac", etc. When people write MAC that annoys me too, but ugh the capitalized first letter just puts a horrid taste in my mouth *shudders*
     
  16. lord patton macrumors 65816

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    fabulous! :D
     
  17. treblah macrumors 65816

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    I am horrible with grammar but for the life of me I cannot understand the spelling mistakes.

    If you are using Tiger and have spelling mistakes in your posts, you should be banned. ;)

    I love the trolls who misspell, it's automatically apparent that they are running Windows.
     
  18. Peyton thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Attacked from all angles!


    To be fair I have a powerbook also ;)
     
  19. Glenn Wolsey macrumors 65816

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    Haha, the "check spelling as you type" feature in Safari is great, not that I ever need it ;)
     
  20. khammack macrumors regular

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    Ooooh I have one: There is no such word as "payed". If you have ever typed "payed", you meant "paid". Ask dictionary.app if you don't believe me.

    Man that's been bugging me. I've seen it too many times to let it go.

    -kev
     
  21. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Payed.
     
  22. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

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    I think this thread is to, anal for me two comment on. Your just obsessing over too, or three, minor details two much.
     
  23. Chundles macrumors G4

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    The loose/lose thing annoys me.

    People who type defanately/defenetly etc.

    Folks who use orientate/orientated/disorientated when the correct usage is orient/oriented/disoriented.

    I could go into the following:

    cheque
    harbour
    neighbour
    humour
    rumour

    but I'd get my arse kicked.
     
  24. frankblundt macrumors 65816

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    English major that you are, you ought to know, more so than most, that language is a means to an end, and a living, mutating one at that; in a process of constant adaptation to the changing communicative requirements of it's users.

    Semiotics is, has been, and always will be an imperfect means of translation between thought, expression and inference. Emoticons, punctuation!!!!!!!!, SHOUTING and stream of consciousness typing are part of the deal here.

    Once it reaches a point where people are exclaiming "WTF????" at your posts, you've overstepped the bounds of intelligibility (and sometimes they will, no matter how close to Fowler you restrict yourself); up to that point, anything goes, as long as it works.

    As for misspellings, have pity on those not using Safari on X and leave it at that.
     
  25. iAlan macrumors 65816

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    Or is that 'ass'?
     
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