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Re: Grammar and spellling that make you twitch
« Reply #615 on: July 15, 2014, 03:07:02 PM »
One of my DD's friends has taken to using "16" to replace "is" wherever it appears in texts. I asked DD why friend does this, and she doesn't know, but friend claims she won't do it in important writing.

"How 16 Engl16h class? 16 your teacher nice? Th16 song is the best. It 16 fun to dance to."


16 = is      << (this appeared at the bottom of the first several such texts. If your texts need a translation code, maybe you're doing it wrong?)

I'd bet when she turns seventeen, she'll start replacing all occurrances of "it" with "17"...

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Re: Grammar and spellling that make you twitch
« Reply #616 on: July 16, 2014, 06:16:53 PM »
I've stated this before, yet I'm going to do so again.

The word is because.  Not cuz, not cos, not cause.  It is because.  Because people!!

I was just reading a different forum and a frequent poster uses cuz.  It drives me batty.  I have to stop reading his/her posts else I'll lose my sanity.

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Re: Grammar and spellling that make you twitch
« Reply #617 on: July 16, 2014, 06:17:42 PM »
My wordy friends..... Weird Al has finally written a song for us:

http://www.vevo.com/watch/weird-al-yankovic/word-crimes/USRV81400343  "Word Crimes".

We even watched it at work and had a laugh.... until he said it was okay if we got rid of the Oxford comma.  ;)

Amazing video and song!

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« Reply #618 on: July 16, 2014, 10:19:34 PM »
My wordy friends..... Weird Al has finally written a song for us:

http://www.vevo.com/watch/weird-al-yankovic/word-crimes/USRV81400343  "Word Crimes".

We even watched it at work and had a laugh.... until he said it was okay if we got rid of the Oxford comma.  ;)

Amazing video and song!

FYI There is another thread on this already

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Re: Grammar and spellling that make you twitch
« Reply #619 on: July 17, 2014, 07:34:54 AM »
My wordy friends..... Weird Al has finally written a song for us:

http://www.vevo.com/watch/weird-al-yankovic/word-crimes/USRV81400343  "Word Crimes".

We even watched it at work and had a laugh.... until he said it was okay if we got rid of the Oxford comma.  ;)

Amazing video and song!

FYI There is another thread on this already

But that thread is ostensibly about one of his other videos, "Tacky". Discussing "Word Crimes" here makes more sense. But the mods can combine the two if needed.

If I was a middle school or high school language arts/English teacher, that video would be the first thing I show when school in the US resumes this fall. I for one, will defend my love of the Oxford comma for as long as necessary  :)

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Re: Grammar and spellling that make you twitch
« Reply #620 on: July 17, 2014, 04:08:40 PM »
I've stated this before, yet I'm going to do so again.

The word is because.  Not cuz, not cos, not cause.  It is because.  Because people!!

I was just reading a different forum and a frequent poster uses cuz.  It drives me batty.  I have to stop reading his/her posts else I'll lose my sanity.

multi Pod !

My cousin is cuz.  Because is the word. 

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Re: Grammar and spellling that make you twitch
« Reply #621 on: July 18, 2014, 01:31:36 AM »
"Chalk full" instead of "chock full". ARGH!

(there's an absolutely awesome animated gif of "the seven deadly sins of Disney" that I want to show people... but the person who created it used "chalk" instead of "chock" and I just can't do it. :-X
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Re: Grammar and spellling that make you twitch
« Reply #622 on: July 18, 2014, 09:47:21 AM »
vaca for vacation

I got an automated reply from an email that said, "I am on vaca this week if you have an emergency please contact XYZ"

Okay, so I'm not the sharpest pencil in the box, I thought vaca was an island...


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Re: Grammar and spellling that make you twitch
« Reply #623 on: July 18, 2014, 01:22:26 PM »
Ha, vaca is Spanish for cow... conjures up an interesting image.

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Re: Grammar and spellling that make you twitch
« Reply #624 on: July 18, 2014, 02:02:04 PM »
I've stated this before, yet I'm going to do so again.

The word is because.  Not cuz, not cos, not cause.  It is because.  Because people!!

I was just reading a different forum and a frequent poster uses cuz.  It drives me batty.  I have to stop reading his/her posts else I'll lose my sanity.

multi Pod !

My cousin is cuz.  Because is the word.

Pod times 10,000.  :P

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Re: Grammar and spellling that make you twitch
« Reply #625 on: July 22, 2014, 04:43:42 PM »
I just realized that the title of this thread about spelling has "spelling" spelled with 3 L's.

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Re: Grammar and spellling that make you twitch
« Reply #626 on: July 22, 2014, 04:45:54 PM »
I just realized that the title of this thread about spelling has "spelling" spelled with 3 L's.

It used to have grammar spelled "grammer" too. It's deliberate. :)
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Re: Grammar and spellling that make you twitch
« Reply #627 on: July 25, 2014, 07:41:30 PM »
I am running into this style of writing more and more frequently:

"I know what you mean the other day the same thing happened to me hahaha so funny still can't believe it."

It's like they just vomit the words onto the screen.
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Re: Grammar and spellling that make you twitch
« Reply #628 on: July 26, 2014, 06:54:31 AM »
I am running into this style of writing more and more frequently:

"I know what you mean the other day the same thing happened to me hahaha so funny still can't believe it."

It's like they just vomit the words onto the screen.

Two things: One, I now have a headache from reading that.

Two: Is it bad that I want to go through and correct that sentence?

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Re: Grammar and spellling that make you twitch
« Reply #629 on: July 26, 2014, 07:43:35 AM »
For some reason today I'm coming across the 'silent e' thing. Can people not hear the difference with words that aren't even pronounced the same way? This morning I've encountered 'I am loathe to do...' No, you aren't. You're loath to. Loathe is a verb. I loathe eating offal, I am loath to eat it. One is a verb and the other is an adjective. I've also seen 'I'm just going to change my cloths' for 'clothes', and 'she couldn't breath properly'. I'm a bit hiss and spit this morning and it's annoying me even more than usual.

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