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  #2324026 24-Sep-2019 14:47
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eracode: @floydbloke Quote: “And don't get me started on starting sentences with conjunctions”.

And ending sentences with prepositions is something up with which I will not put.

 

My friends Girlfriend constantly corrects me (and everyone else) and it's quite the cause of friction. I used to be quite good with English at school, but over time it's diminished somewhat and whilst I respect your and her desire to be grammatically correct, I find it borders on rude to correct other people who haven't asked for assistance with their grammar.

 

 


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  #2324054 24-Sep-2019 15:53
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networkn:...

 

My friends Girlfriend constantly corrects me (and everyone else) and it's quite the cause of friction. I used to be quite good with English at school, but over time it's diminished somewhat and whilst I respect your and her desire to be grammatically correct, I find it borders on rude to correct other people who haven't asked for assistance with their grammar.

 

 

 

 

It doesn't bother me all that much to be honest, unless it's a formal document or a publication of some sort, or when people are just being lazy like using txt-speak. I also appreciate that different people have different abilities.

 

When I do make comments or corrections on people's posts on forums or social media it's usually just because I like to wind them up.





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  #2324063 24-Sep-2019 16:11
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My friend's girlfriend constantly corrects me (and everyone else) and it's quite the cause of friction. I used to be quite good with English at school, but over time it's diminished somewhat and whilst I respect your and her desire to be grammatically correct, I believe that it borders on rude to correct other people who haven't asked for assistance with their grammar.

 

You're welcome.

 

 


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  #2324306 25-Sep-2019 08:09
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networkn:

 

My friends Girlfriend constantly...

 

 

What really annoys me is people that capitalise words that don't need to be.


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  #2324307 25-Sep-2019 08:12
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Trying to view or add comments on the stuff website on a mobile.
Those ads keep cropping up and closing the comments section.  

 

It's so bad I'm almost considering not paying for the service...


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  #2324313 25-Sep-2019 08:16
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Reminds me of a conversation in the office in Wellington when I worked there.

Two colleagues arguing over something not being correct English.

I walked over and said "As the only person in the office who actually speaks English, perhaps I can help?"





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  #2324355 25-Sep-2019 09:09
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msukiwi:

 

When CCC Candidates don't even know the road rules!

 

Park in an empty part of the street while campaigning in a billboard light truck on the WRONG side of the road!

 

And when challenged about their parking, argue that "it is legal"!

 

Well, that is one off my list of candidates!

 

 

Warning - unknown acronym, sorry, initialisation alert: What is CCC?

 

Edit: Thanks for response.





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  #2324356 25-Sep-2019 09:13
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eracode: Warning - unknown acronym, sorry, initialisation alert: What is CCC? 

 

Sorry: Christchurch City Council (www.ccc.govt.nz)


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  #2324647 25-Sep-2019 16:05
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MurrayM:

 

networkn:

 

My friends Girlfriend constantly...

 

 

What really annoys me is people that capitalise words that don't need to be.

 

 

Heh, that's a long left over side effect of my days as a programmer. I do often catch it, but that time I missed it :)

 

 


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  #2324648 25-Sep-2019 16:05
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Geektastic: Reminds me of a conversation in the office in Wellington when I worked there.

Two colleagues arguing over something not being correct English.

I walked over and said "As the only person in the office who actually speaks English, perhaps I can help?"

 

Haha, did you, by chance, end up stuffed in lockers a lot as a kid? :)

 

 


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  #2324712 25-Sep-2019 16:41
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Geektastic: I walked over and said "As the only person in the office who actually speaks English, perhaps I can help?"

 

"Perhaps I can help" is a statement, not a question, and therefore shouldn't have a question mark.

 

πŸ˜›


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IMDB ratings, somehow they are being faked on some really terrible movies. 

 

 

 

Which is why it pays to read more than one comment (some of which are also fake)

 

 


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Behodar:

Geektastic: I walked over and said "As the only person in the office who actually speaks English, perhaps I can help?"


"Perhaps I can help" is a statement, not a question, and therefore shouldn't have a question mark.


πŸ˜›



He said 'speaks' not 'writes'. ;-)




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  #2325493 26-Sep-2019 18:42
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networkn:

Geektastic: Reminds me of a conversation in the office in Wellington when I worked there.

Two colleagues arguing over something not being correct English.

I walked over and said "As the only person in the office who actually speaks English, perhaps I can help?"


Haha, did you, by chance, end up stuffed in lockers a lot as a kid? :)


 



Yes, or at least the equivalent!

I learned eventually that what seem like helpful responses to me are not sometimes taken as such by people who don't know me well.





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  #2325501 26-Sep-2019 18:52
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Behodar:

 

Geektastic: I walked over and said "As the only person in the office who actually speaks English, perhaps I can help?"

 

"Perhaps I can help" is a statement, not a question, and therefore shouldn't have a question mark.

 

πŸ˜›

 

 


Actually, it's arguably both depending on intonation when spoken or punctuation when written....






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