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    Wink Pedantic Geeks - the campaign for real grammar ;)

    EduGeek.net Forums - Pedantic Geeks

    A new social group for those of us who develop a nervous tik every time we are asked to install English(UK) and feel angry when the only option is English(US)

    It is also for those of us who spend so much time spotting the spelling, punctuation and grammar errors we forget to read the posts!

    Never mind the joys of a beautifully used, well placed semi-colon!

    Enjoy

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    Nooo!

    Listen to Stephen. He'll make you all understand!

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    Where's the neg. rep. button wen u neeeeed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
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    You missed the ;-

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    EduGeek.net Forums - Pedantic Geeks

    A new social group for those of us who develop a nervous tik
    It's tic, not tik.....
    Last edited by tech_guy; 24th March 2010 at 08:57 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    EduGeek.net Forums - Pedantic Geeks

    A new social group for those of us who develop a nervous tik every time we are asked to install English(UK) and feel angry when the only option is English(US)
    yass!

    Joined. Count my support

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    As much as I believe in Mr Fry's point of view that language should be allowed to grow and evolve... the sheer scale of laziness that is forcing this change is my pet irk.

    The written language is based in the idea that it helps us develop speech patterns, with some punctuation to denote pauses and others to denote emphasis. Without a good understanding of this then we lose so much.

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    I think you should have your own sub-forum so everyone else can ignore it ;b

    When I first got on the net almost 20 years ago, the still significantly academic consensus said grammar/spelling pedantry in forums i.e. largely conversational places, was bad netiquette.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    It's tic, not tik.....
    Tik tok on teh clock! are you going to brush your teeth with a bottle of Jack now?

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    Do I detect a schism?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PiqueABoo View Post
    I think you should have your own sub-forum so everyone else can ignore it ;b

    When I first got on the net almost 20 years ago, the still significantly academic consensus said grammar/spelling pedantry in forums i.e. largely conversational places, was bad netiquette.
    Perhaps, until we get to the point at which it is very difficult to understand what others are trying to convey, given their lack of said grammar and spelling!

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    Surely it should be the campaign for accurate grammar? That would give you the acronym cfag though.

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