Language fails that make you angry


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it made sense the first time (clans that banned together)
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Quote Quote by netgypsy View Post
it made sense the first time (clans that banned together)
While its use in the article still yields a grammatically correct sentence, I don't think it fits the context of the statement.
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darn - I liked it better than banded

I was shopping in a hardware store in a Spanish speaking country and asked for plastic manure instead of plastic wood. When I got some really strange looks I realized my error and probably turned all shades of red.
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Past time for pastime. Found it here.
Yahoo news.
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More a science issue than a grammar issue, but I was just at a conference on energy conservation and one speaker kept saying kW instead of kWh. It's like fingernails on a chalkboard to me.

Another one that appears to be getting worse is "there".
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Nov10-12, 10:27 AM
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In that same ballpark is "calories". Food of such and such calories. 200 calories is bad 100 calories is better.

But it's not calories, it's kilo calories. But we should go metric and talk kilo Joule.
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Nov10-12, 12:33 PM
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Many people confuse "less" with "fewer", and it bugs me to see news-readers on the TV make that mistake.
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Nov10-12, 02:11 PM
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This one is so pervasive and it absolutely drives me insane: the use of your instead of you're when appropriate.
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Nov10-12, 02:18 PM
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your kidding Don't lose you're wit.
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Quote Quote by WannabeNewton View Post
the use of your instead of you're when appropriate.
I have to admit that's one plus for text-speak, which would be "yr" either way.
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your kidding Don't lose you're wit.
hulk smash!!
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Quote Quote by jtbell View Post
I have to admit that's one plus for text-speak, which would be "yr" either way.
Text speak is so simple yet so powerful
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Nov10-12, 07:41 PM
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Text speak is so simple yet so powerful
How does it handle "there", "they're", "their", and other problems? I want to deal with such misuse, but am unable, due to the sheer volume of errors.

English is probably a tough language, but look at Borek's posts. He writes better than most native-speakers!
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have the greatest respect for anyone who lives in the US and is not a native English speaker.
Care to mention England perhaps? Where English IS the native language.
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It looks like you spelled "Da" wrong.
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Quote Quote by jtbell View Post
"I could care less" which really means "I couldn't care less."
"I could care less" is an ironic (sardonic) phrasing, which is quite acceptable to me. If anything, it emphasises utter disdain even more than the literal phrasing.
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Nov20-12, 06:32 PM
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"I could care less" is an ironic (sardonic) phrasing, which is quite acceptable to me. If anything, it emphasises utter disdain even more than the literal phrasing.
I disagree.

http://public.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/care.html
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Nov20-12, 06:52 PM
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True, the correct saying is "I couldn't care less". It's a put down meaning "I don't give a damn."

The mistaken "i could care less" isn't a put down, it means "I do care" and it's just people hearing and repeating the correct phrase wrong.


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