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  Reply # 1410341 21-Oct-2015 09:43
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jonathan18:
I'm a self-confessed pedant, and have been embarassed to glance over some of my posts and find some really obvious errors caused by auto-corrections... I imagine this is defiantly the same cause of the mistake you point out.



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  Reply # 1410349 21-Oct-2015 09:53
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jonathan18:
I'm a self-confessed pedant, and have been embarassed to glance over some of my posts and find some really obvious errors caused by auto-corrections... I imagine this is defiantly the same cause of the mistake you point out.



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Oh, that's quite brilliant, especially as that definitely versus defiantly autocorrect problem is one of my favourites... It's all rather EMBARRASSING!

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1410411 21-Oct-2015 11:18
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That is why I politely ask people to proofread what they write, especially those who are paid to write in newspapers and magazines.





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  Reply # 1410468 21-Oct-2015 12:51
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Rikkitic: That is why I politely ask people to proofread what they write, especially those who are paid to write in newspapers and magazines.

Unfortunately you really need someone else to proofread your stuff - unless you put it down and come back to it a (long) while later it's very easy to read what you expected to write, rather than what you actually wrote.

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  Reply # 1410477 21-Oct-2015 13:02
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True, and that is why they should bring back sub-editors.





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  Reply # 1410520 21-Oct-2015 14:58
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Rikkitic: True, and that is why they should bring back sub-editors.

Agree - and if you want to see some truly awful writing that really needed a proofreader/editor's eye (and red pencil) before going to print, try reading the Ford Focus review in the latest M2 magazine.

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  Reply # 1410584 21-Oct-2015 16:58
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Is it just me, or has this thread gone completely off topic here (or there...)?

But following on from some of these comments, I was watching player interviews from the rugby match (think it was Julian Savea?), the expression "you know" or "y'know" seemed to prop up a lot..  The whole time I was thinking to myself - no, I don't know actually...

Also, "Yea definitely" is a favourite.  I love that segment they have on the Crowd Goes Wild.  But I guess it's related to poor questioning from the Journos...

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  Reply # 1410622 21-Oct-2015 18:08
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Actually the topic it started with was something else but it doesn't really matter. Writing 'prop' when you mean 'pop' seems to fit well, though.





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  Reply # 1410629 21-Oct-2015 18:29
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Rikkitic: Actually the topic it started with was something else but it doesn't really matter. Writing 'prop' when you mean 'pop' seems to fit well, though.



wow! so you know how I think? That's kinda creepy.. so what am I thinking now...?

Personally I thought it was a clever play on words... Guess I should have pointed that out more clearly. My apologies.

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  Reply # 1410642 21-Oct-2015 18:55
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I don't find a lot of these too bothersome.

What does grind my gears though is "to be pacific" and "he aksed me".




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  Reply # 1411152 22-Oct-2015 14:26
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I hate when people say "addicting" instead of "addictive". "Addicting" isn't a real word is it?

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  Reply # 1411177 22-Oct-2015 15:05
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Paul1977: I hate when people say "addicting" instead of "addictive". "Addicting" isn't a real word is it?


Seems that it is. Interesting:

http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/addictive-versus-addicting

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eracode:
Paul1977: I hate when people say "addicting" instead of "addictive". "Addicting" isn't a real word is it?


Seems that it is. Interesting:

http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/addictive-versus-addicting


Hmmm... well.... I still hate it!

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  Reply # 1414403 27-Oct-2015 10:00
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NZtechfreak:  "he aksed me".


It's hard to even say that wrong, if you know how it should be pronounced.  Like, you know, its a weird sound that's actually quite hard to make in practice, like it literally grinds a hole in your throat doin it. 

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  Reply # 1414413 27-Oct-2015 10:10
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Kids nowadays loves saying "Me and my friends" etc. 

I was always taught to put myself last when referring to myself in a sentence. Ie, "My friends and I".

Nowadays I'm really not sure which one is grammatically correct. It was more a case of just common courtesy. 

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