The pedantic, speeling and grammer thread's

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  1. Jos the Boss

    Jos the Boss Champion Elect

    How would you use the word oxymoron in a sentence that isn't this one?
     
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  3. Brogan

    Brogan Leg end Staff Member

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  4. gethinceri

    gethinceri Daniil Kvyat Fan. Alfa Romeo Fan. Contributor

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    The plural of roof is roofs, not rooves. It is pronounced roofs, not rooves.
     
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  5. Marc

    Marc Nothing to see here. Contributor

    I iz never bin bovered bout me spellin init :p
     
  6. ExtremeNinja

    ExtremeNinja Karting amateur Contributor

    "i" before "e" except after "c".

    What a load of old tosh. There are so many exceptions to this rule that educators should be banned from ever teaching it to children. It has totally messed up my spelling and I can't ever seem to unlearn it.
     
  7. Brogan

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    Agrieied!
     
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  8. Fenderman

    Fenderman Rooters Reporter

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    Methinks, we should allow some latitude for the poor souls who rely on their spellcheckers to "spot" correctly spelt words that may have been misplaced in their prose. Their/they're, affect/effect, lose/loose, breaks/brakes, etc. are classic examples of words innocently mixed as one types.

    I try not to get irrigated by such things, myself, since human beans are nit prefect and cant awl be good at righting.
     
  9. Jen

    Jen Here be dragons. Contributor

    Bugger that Fenders, I want proper English :D
     
  10. The Pits

    The Pits Harumph. Again. Valued Member

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    One of my favourite pranks was getting hold of my old managers PC, and adding the normal spelling errors in to the custom dictionary, words like fo, teh, hmi were all left unchecked in communications, much to everyones amusement.

    Personally, I can allow for most spelling and grammar errors, except from those who make a point of picking up on others short comings.

    That said, the consistent decline of the English language is a little upsetting, phrases like "I should of done something" makes me sigh, confusion between effect and affect, is an itch that must be scratched!

    Uvver van vat, I is pre'y unbovvered.
     
  11. the_roadie

    the_roadie Banned

    Yes, or more simply "awfully good" or "military intelligence" or "politicians promises" where the first word directly contradicts the second !
     
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    New thread for pronunciation and word usage: http://cliptheapex.com/threads/pronunciation-and-word-usage.4850/
     
  13. gethinceri

    gethinceri Daniil Kvyat Fan. Alfa Romeo Fan. Contributor

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    I dont see why: were pedantic about those to.
     
  14. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    were or we're? :snigger:
     
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  15. gethinceri

    gethinceri Daniil Kvyat Fan. Alfa Romeo Fan. Contributor

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    My dear chap, if that's the only error you spotted then you need to pay more attention, Ninja and Jos should hang their heads too.
    Or should I say hang they're head's to.
     
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  16. ExtremeNinja

    ExtremeNinja Karting amateur Contributor

    I'm not going to learn unless you specifically point out the errors. Rather than hanging my head, I am scratching it in bemusement.
     
  17. gethinceri

    gethinceri Daniil Kvyat Fan. Alfa Romeo Fan. Contributor

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    Apostrophe missing in don't.
    Incorrect colon usage (ooer!).
    Apostrophe missing in we're.
    Incorrect spelling of too.
    :goodday:
     
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  18. ExtremeNinja

    ExtremeNinja Karting amateur Contributor

    I'm going to blame a couple of those on my iPad, but I'm not going to be able to excuse myself all of them. Cheers. :cheers:

    P.S. I'm going to be watching you like a hawk. ;)
     
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  19. Jos the Boss

    Jos the Boss Champion Elect

    I did spot it, my Blackberry didn't let me post it though
     
  20. Speshal

    Speshal World Champion Valued Member

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  21. ExtremeNinja

    ExtremeNinja Karting amateur Contributor

    Sorry buddy. I've been trying to stop myself from doing this for weeks but I can't contain myself any longer.

    1. Sentences always begin with a capital letter
    2. Commas and full-stops are always followed by a space
    3. Names should always be capitalised

    So sorry, but I do feel a lot better now. :wave:
     
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