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  Reply # 2060201 21-Jul-2018 23:21
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MikeB4:

 

Geektastic:

 

Grammar. It's the difference between knowing your sh*t and knowing you're sh*t....

 

 

No. 

 

 

 

 

Your sense of humour appears to have deserted you today. Full marks for being concise though.






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  Reply # 2060202 21-Jul-2018 23:23
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Kyanar:

 

Honestly, it seems like online posters are pretty rebellious folk. So much defiance!

 

michaelmurfy:

 

I can't say aluminum or most Maori words so I fail and am banished from this contest before it even started.

 

 

That's ok, you got kicked out by the spelling week, as that's not how you spell aluminium ;)

 

And where's your macron?

 

 

It depends.


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  Reply # 2060216 22-Jul-2018 01:41
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Kyanar:

Honestly, it seems like online posters are pretty rebellious folk. So much defiance!


michaelmurfy:


I can't say aluminum or most Maori words so I fail and am banished from this contest before it even started.



That's ok, you got kicked out by the spelling week, as that's not how you spell aluminium ;)


And where's your macron?



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  Reply # 2060217 22-Jul-2018 03:15
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I'm not sure whether a week would be sufficient for me ...

 

 

 

Nevertheless I'm a generous German: if you find my mistakes, you can keep them. wink





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  Reply # 2060570 22-Jul-2018 18:56
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Geektastic:

 

Grammar. It's the difference between knowing your sh*t and knowing you're sh*t....

 

 

 

 

I think I prefer the one about helping your Uncle, Jack, off his horse.


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  Reply # 2060575 22-Jul-2018 19:04
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Heck no.

 

 

 

I'd take the week off in seconds otherwise..





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  Reply # 2060589 22-Jul-2018 19:17
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Kyanar: And where's your macron? 

 

Here you go. You should of* used a capital M though

 

 

*commonly seen error




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  Reply # 2060720 22-Jul-2018 22:59
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Geektastic:

 

Grammar. It's the difference between knowing your sh*t and knowing you're sh*t....

 

 

 

 

I think I prefer the one about helping your Uncle, Jack, off his horse.

 

 

Reminds me of a gay guy I know, On Monday I might ask "how was your weakend"


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  Reply # 2060782 23-Jul-2018 08:36
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When it comes to pronunciation, my current bugbear is people (notably, my wife) who pronounces "mischievous" as "mischeeveeous" (adding an "i" before the "ous").  It's funny (grating) when she's reading to our kids and I have to bite my tongue to avoid muttering "mischievous" when she mispronounces it.

 

For her part, though, she likes to tease me for saying "somethink" instead of "something" - apparently an Auckland think/thing... ;)


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  Reply # 2060786 23-Jul-2018 08:44
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Seeing errors makes me loose my mind.


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  Reply # 2060823 23-Jul-2018 09:42
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linw: Seeing errors makes me loose my mind. 

 

Tbh, I could care less.


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I agree. We need such weeks to help many others, especially who live in Asia, Africa. I have seen the enthusiasm of learning English grammar in their part of the world.


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One of my pet peeves is: 'z' instead of an 's'

 

e.g.

 

apologize - apologise

 

revolutionize - revolutionise

 

Apparently the real difference between the two terms is about 7,000 km; England to America. Just like they changed; colour to color or honour to honor.

 

Or Z to zee

 

Then there is the misuse of brought and bought.

 

Now I am not the greatest of spellers myself and love auto-correctors but people are still to lazy and do not re-read before posting so you get errors like; 'hear' instead of 'here' or 'you're' instead of 'your'. The entire English language is in constant motion because it really is a bastardised language and NZ English is no different. Maori is becoming quite deeply embedded now as opposed to 30 years ago, e.g. 'whanau' is definitely replacing 'family'.

 

So we evolve but there is still no excuse for language laziness.





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  Reply # 2075321 18-Aug-2018 15:09
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Dratsab:

 

Tbh, I could care less. 

 

Now that's an interesting grammatical construction in itself. I've always said "I couldn't care less".

 

To me they seem to have completely opposite meanings. "My level of care about this matter could actually be less than it is" vs. "No way could my level of care be any less than it is". However, I realise that some people seem to use the terms to mean exactly the same thing. Is it regional based, country of origin based? I'm thinking that "I couldn't care less" is probably more popular in NZ.


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  Reply # 2075368 18-Aug-2018 17:08
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allan:

 

Dratsab: Tbh, I could care less. 

 

Now that's an interesting grammatical construction in itself. I've always said "I couldn't care less".

 

To me they seem to have completely opposite meanings. "My level of care about this matter could actually be less than it is" vs. "No way could my level of care be any less than it is". However, I realise that some people seem to use the terms to mean exactly the same thing. Is it regional based, country of origin based? I'm thinking that "I couldn't care less" is probably more popular in NZ. 

 

No ideas where or when it started, but it's popped up here in GZ a few times much to my amusement. Seemed appropriate to use it in this thread :-)


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