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Old November 13th, 2008, 08:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Why do people persist in using apostrophes with plurals (as in the thread's title)?

[Edit: Moved out of post as per Cryptic's pointing out of how off topic the thread had become]

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Old November 13th, 2008, 08:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Why do people persist in using apostrophes with plurals (as in the thread's title)?
Probably wasn't a mistake. I'll bet it was in effort to be rude to the people around them, unlike your reply.




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Old November 14th, 2008, 08:12 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Probably wasn't a mistake. I'll bet it was in effort to be rude to the people around them, unlike your reply.
Yeah, it's only our language. Why take the time to use it properly?
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Old November 14th, 2008, 08:16 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Because it's fun to watch grammar anal interweb users twitch. We're here for the phone, not an English lesson. I could understand where you're coming form if we'd seen:

"LIEK OMGZ U R SO KEWL!"

..but come on guy, it's clearly a mistake. Get over it.
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Old November 14th, 2008, 09:05 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Breaking this out of the thread and moving it, cuz we were quite the hijackers.




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Old November 14th, 2008, 09:37 AM   #6 (permalink)
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It's ok Strat, maybe one day all boards will have this installed:

http://stupidfilter.org/main/

Heck, I'd love it as a plug-in for FF!
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It's ok Strat, maybe one day all boards will have this installed:

http://stupidfilter.org/main/

Heck, I'd love it as a plug-in for FF!
LOL that's awesome.
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It's strange, but it happens all the time.
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Actually - we are here for the community, to discover and learn and to offer our views on the phone.

Being able to understand the grammar and English in itself id detrimental to users staying on as members.

Prove me wrong.
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That's be valid if any of the grammar complaints this site has seen had anything at all to do with posts that were actually not understandable.

Pro's vs pros. There vs their. To vs too. These sorts of things are pretty easy to overlook and figure out what the poster is trying to say. I promise.

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IMHO, I think that if you're going to write, you should write properly. That way you don't reinforce bad habits. Heck, some people don't even have a clue that they're doing it wrong, as evidenced by emails I've got that state "should of" instead of "Should've".

I guess I'm just becoming a crabby old dude. =/
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Depends on the kind of writing.
Obviously, not everyone on the internet is/was/will be an English major, and it's also relatively safe to say that not everyone here uses English as their first language.

Misuses make me cringe, but I'm not going to go apeshit on someone in the forums just because they made a spelling mistake.
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Live and let live........sheesh!
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Live and let live........sheesh!
We are, but we're also having a discussion. Live and let live, ok?
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we are, but we're also having a discussion. Live and let live, ok?
guess i should of kepted my thought's to mahself'n'stuff no worries i'm am just conversatin!
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Depends on the kind of writing.
Obviously, not everyone on the internet is/was/will be an English major, and it's also relatively safe to say that not everyone here uses English as their first language.

Misuses make me cringe, but I'm not going to go apeshit on someone in the forums just because they made a spelling mistake.

Are you a Kanye West fan?
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God I hope not.
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God I hope not.

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Are you a Kanye West fan?

Hardly.
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Actually - we are here for the community, to discover and learn and to offer our views on the phone.

Being able to understand the grammar and English in itself id detrimental to users staying on as members.

Prove me wrong.
Irony??

I understood what you said, but a simple typo happens.
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Irony??
I understood what you said, but a simple typo happens.
That was a great catch!
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I love that comic!

However, it's (or the site it's on) blocked by Websense here at work Had to remote off-site to see it.
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Ha! I love that comic, too.

Phases, how do you get to it? I go through http://www.explosm.net/comics.
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However, it's (or the site it's on) blocked by Websense here at work
Same here. I had to find it on the G1 and type in the url blind. Sounds like I hit the right keys, haha.
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Ha! I love that comic, too.

Phases, how do you get to it? I go through http://www.explosm.net/comics.
That's blocked too..
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That's blocked too..
Same here. I love my G1 data connection. Even without 3G, Explosm, The Whiteboard, Dilbert, and User Friendly all load quickly every day.
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I just remote somewhere

(somewhere being one of foo's virtual boxes, atm.)
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Could you at least spell "going" correctly? its irritating.
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Could you at least spell "going" correctly? its irritating.
They can't hear you, they've goned already.
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Wow. It takes all kinds of people to make up the world. In this day and age, the grammar of people in forums is the least of my worries. I understand if it's completely horrible. Example: h3y p33plz wutz da hapz? That would bother me a little.
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