Worst Computer Grammar Mistake Ever!

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  1. iMpathetic macrumors 68030

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    LOL, look at what I found on my local Craigslist this evening.

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  2. Hello.there macrumors 6502a

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    Much more embarrassing is the revelation that you were looking at an ad for a Dell.






    Kidding. :)
     
  3. iMpathetic thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Well, see, I was listening to "Highway to Hell" at the time, and thought I might as well make the experience more realistic.....
     
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    Ha ha. Now I know which 'place' you live. Fool! (insert Dark Helmet evil laugh here) :D
     

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    See anyone succeed? I so happen to have a 5 year old $3000 powerbook...

    o:)
     
  8. iMpathetic thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Um, I wasn't talking about the price.

    Pray tell, has anyone ever used a Dell™ Latidue™ with an Intel™ Premium™ II prosser, running Microsoft™ Widows™?
     
  9. Surely Guest

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    Microsoft™ Widows™ are the best because they're rich and horny. But you have to be careful not to catch a virus.....

    /sorry, had to.
     
  10. RaceTripper macrumors 68030

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    I just saw one today with a woman trying to sell a 3 year old Sony LCD TV for $2000 and claiming she was taking a loss because she paid $4000 for it new.

    Let's see, the brand new Sammy 1080p 120Hz LCD I bought a few months ago was $1400. :rolleyes:

    People really have an inflated value of things on Craigslist. That's its entertainment value.
     
  11. iMpathetic thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Once, I saw a guy selling a broken Compaq P3 for $600 firm.
     
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  14. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Judging from some of the posts by newbies here, many of them upgraded from just this machine before they got their IMAC and Leppard.
     
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    While listening to I-TUNES on their MACairs?
     
  16. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    I think a baristo at Starbucks is called a Latidude
     
  17. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Does one say baristo and barista by sex of espresso professional?
     
  18. iMpathetic thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I don't think they do....

    ... do they?
     
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    What in the name of all things is a Latidude!!??

    Sounds like some sort of skater slang...

    The person that posted that has some serious spelling problems :rolleyes:
     
  20. iMpathetic thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I saw an ad today, and I quote:

    "dell computer for sale good shape window xp age dont matter what matter it work good window xp cant beat price last listing was flag 200.00 serious inguiry only"

    I so want to email him and mess with him a little bit.
     
  21. Melrose macrumors 604

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    I don't think they do, no. At least in my experience I've heard both genders referred to as "Baristas" - the change from 'a' to 'o' at the end would be Spanish, and Barista would be Italian in origin. The Etymology of the word is actually derived from the Latin "Baris Tum", or by literal translation, "Double-hot, half-caf one-pump Strawberry Mocha Frappuccino" (look it up and see if you don't believe me). Whereas the modern use of Barista, primarily in the media and advertising campaigns, would lead many people to believe it comes from the the Old High Norse word "Borttsa" (or in some colloquialisms "Borttsagæ") which doesn't have an exact translation but most closely means "I'll have a triple-shot, extra-foam Caffe Americano." Use of the suffix ("Borttsa") was affixed by some minor coastal communities to indicate the speed with which the customer wished to have the coffee made. The addition of the suffix was, by most historical accounts, only spartanly used at best.

    Both words fell out of popularity in their respective countries of origin until the Great Coffee Revival of 1271, and after periods of pomp and circumstance involving various monarchies and courts of the day, fell into decline until September 23rd, 1824, when a man by the name of Howardish Shultzo, a Polish refugee living in the North West, began serving iced coffee drinks to his friends and neighbours. Obviously, it wasn't until the early 1970s, with the opening of Starbucks, that coffee culture finally took off and the word Barista has been etched into our hearts and tastebuds.

    Did you want to talk about the meaning of the word or were you just making chit-chat?
     
  22. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Haha, nice, Melrose. :D

    But who gets Cafe Americano with foam?
     
  23. iMpathetic thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I actually did want to know, but a simple "yes" or "no" would suffice.

    Did you get that last line straight out of Groundhog Day?
     
  24. Melrose macrumors 604

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    I did, yes. I was wondering who'd be the first to catch it. You win.
     

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