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    Re: Eats, sh*ts and loaves.

    I hate it when I see PC's, DVD's, CD's.......

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    Re: Eats, sh*ts and loaves.

    There is one instance of the correct use of apostrophes annoying me, too, and that is when people write 'phone.

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    Re: Eats, sh*ts and loaves.

    Mobile phone texting has helped to screw english grammar.

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    Re: Eats, sh*ts and loaves.

    Quote Originally Posted by steve_nfi
    Mobile phone texting has helped to screw english grammar.
    Texting has certainly helped kill an understanding of punctuation; it has also left its mark on spelling cos ppl spend 2 long abreviatin so dey dunno how 2 rite no more. (Why is "abbreviating" such a long word, by the way?!)

    I remember hearing one of our teachers say to a class that you didn't need to worry about punctuation, spelling, etc when writing emails as they are a more informal communication. Sigh.

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    Re: Eats, sh*ts and loaves.

    D'oh! Teechers.

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    Re: Eats, sh*ts and loaves.

    Quote Originally Posted by Heebeejeebee
    The BBC website regularly uses bad grammar. Makes me seethe :x (in a Mr Angry kind of way )
    On occasion the BBC don't even bother to use English words!
    There was an "airplane" crash a while back - they fixed it when I emailed them ranting about standards at the BBC!
    Spelling isn't one of their strong points either, lots of "solider[s]" have died in the Iraq war.

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    Re: Eats, sh*ts and loaves.

    Quote Originally Posted by mrcrazy04
    Spelling isn't one of their strong points either, lots of "solider[s]" have died in the Iraq war.
    That's inexcusable - I have some sympathy for people who mistype one word and get another, from and form for example, but not things like your example as any spell checker would find that.

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    Re: Eats, sh*ts and loaves.

    It's probably all these illegal immigrants with work permits that the BBC employ that are doing the typpinggggggggggggggggggggg...

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    Re: Eats, sh*ts and loaves.

    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy
    It's probably all these illegal immigrants with work permits that the BBC employ that are doing the typpinggggggggggggggggggggg...
    8O

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    Re: Eats, sh*ts and loaves.

    Problems with his prostrate glands left him prostate in his bed.

    Even the experts get it wrong http://www.newhopehealthclinic.com/a...sting_cure.htm

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    Re: Eats, sh*ts and loaves.

    I dislike bad grammar but I recently read a book called:

    Eats, Roots and Leaves - an open minded guide to English by Nicholas Waters
    (yes I do have Eats, Shoots and Leaves, the zero tolerance guide as well)
    and it did change my mind a bit as it explained that quite a lot of our so-called grammar rules are just what someone once said they preferred (eg not ending a sentence with a preposition, or splitting infinitives). And the 'rule' stating 'i before e except after c' has so many exceptions that it cannot be said to be a rule at all...So I try to be a little less pedantic these days.....
    except for apostrophes actually signwritten and presumably paid for!!
    I don't mind textspeak WHEN TEXTING but nowhere else please - I think I might be too old to understand it.
    I also don't like it when people appear to revel in their inability to spell - why don't they just make the effort and look up words they are not sure of? They will soon remember how to spell if they do.

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