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2012-12-09 10:28:11 AM  
I did enjoy subbys joke.
 
2012-12-09 10:28:17 AM  

special20: grammer got runned over by a rane deer.


hahahha I dont know if its just because I've been on a business call with a redneck from jo-ja all morning, but this was the funniest shiat ever.
 
2012-12-09 10:28:45 AM  
Subby needs to learn to spell "on-line" correctly. Sheesh.
 
2012-12-09 10:31:49 AM  

DarkVader: amquelbettamin: What ever YOLO

What do owls have to do with it?


Woot
 
2012-12-09 10:33:20 AM  
ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO BRONYMEDIC


The Repeated Meme:
I did enjoy subbys joke.

I did, to.
 
2012-12-09 10:35:59 AM  

retarded: This thread literally makes me want to kill someone.


lack of oxygen?
 
2012-12-09 10:38:26 AM  

retarded: This thread literally makes me want to kill someone.


If its going to go much farther I'm going to just lie down
 
2012-12-09 10:40:36 AM  

amquelbettamin: retarded: This thread literally makes me want to kill someone.

If its going to go much farther I'm going to just lie down


www.gameinformer.com
 
2012-12-09 10:42:23 AM  
Thank you Subby. I feel like I was 16.
 
2012-12-09 10:44:38 AM  
Now if they can just overcome writing in catchphrases and clichés, there'll be hope yet.
 
2012-12-09 10:46:30 AM  
A$$ a people W/COPD I found this tread to take an interesting tern.

Bring un thee fembots.

And aknew tank of Da big O.
 
2012-12-09 10:54:59 AM  
Ok, what irritates me more than the misuse of the apostrophe is the selective misuse of it. Some people will make plural words possessive in some instances but not in others. Here's the prime example of what I mean. I copied this, word for word, from Hubpages:

"Inmate's having nothing to do, except think up new con's to play on unsuspecting, friends, family and pen-pals."

Inmates gets an apostrophe apparently, but friends and pen-pals don't. I don't get these new rules of bad grammar.

Oh wait, I forgot to Randomly capitalize Words in the middle of sentences...
 
2012-12-09 10:57:17 AM  
Because people that usually try to win an argument on the basis of a misspelled word are probably children.
 
2012-12-09 11:00:38 AM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: Irregardless, it's a mute point. These sorts of mistakes run the gambit from compleat missentnces up to simple misspelings but I could care less about them.


I dont think its alright. In this doggy-dog world, poor grammer is an inditement of the younger generation. Supposably grammer is a reflection of our lerning, but even smart people make due with lose grammer. But it doesnt pass the mustard in the real world.
 
2012-12-09 11:02:09 AM  

pippi longstocking: Because people that usually try to win an argument on the basis of a misspelled word on the Internet are probably children.


Fixed that for ya
 
2012-12-09 11:02:43 AM  
ecx.images-amazon.comwritestepswriting.com
 
2012-12-09 11:05:42 AM  
...radio and television now considered to be five times less influential than online sources for large puchases.

Jennifer O'Mahony sounds old.
 
2012-12-09 11:09:20 AM  

luktti: A$$ a people W/COPD I found this tread to take an interesting tern.

Bring un thee fembots.

And aknew tank of Da big O.


Are you kidding? The Big O was a joke. Great visual style, but the story made no sense at all.

/Might as well ask for another season of Excel Saga while you're a tit.
 
2012-12-09 11:25:00 AM  
Improper use of grammar and misspelled words are not indicators of low intelligence.

However, they are indicative of people who are terrible in bed.
 
2012-12-09 11:27:14 AM  
Years ago when I was a newspaper reporter I had a number of bibles to keep me grammatically correct. I never did, and still don't, own a general dictionary. Instead I had the Times Style Guide, Roget's Thesaurus, the Collins Gem Dictionary of Spelling and Word Division, the Oxford Dictionary For Writers and Editors, and Usage and Abusage by Eric Partridge. My editor was quite merciless if a reporter handed in copy with a spelling or grammar mistake.Nowadays my spelling is going to pot because I don't have to type any more. I can just sit here wittering into Dragon and let it do the thinking.
 
2012-12-09 11:39:33 AM  
If ones job requires that person use proper grammar and spelling (like say if they were a journalist who posts articles online), you would think that they would pay more attention to what they are actually writing. But people don't. I regularly read articles on popular websites (msn, yahoo, etc) with spelling, grammar, and even sentence errors where part of the sentence seems to have gotten lost in the Bermuda triangle. It's a negative effect of living in a society where twitter is considered a good place to cut your journalistic teeth. Sad.
 
2012-12-09 11:49:34 AM  
I've seen how younger people write text messages - THESE are supposed to be the people who are connoisseurs of fine grammar and spelling?

Maybe they find it interesting and exotic purely because they haven't seen it before...
 
2012-12-09 11:53:52 AM  

Because People in power are Stupid: Young people also more likely to be liberuls.

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Something you don't realize is the guy in that photo wrote that on purpose. He was posing as an idiot to make his enemies look bad. And you fell for it. So... maybe u is a moarn? in fact in most cases where people go to protest and they have misspelled signs... they are likely imposters. The republicans dress up like democrats and do this. The democracts dress up like republicans and do this. And both republicans and democrats do this to the tea party. It's a set up to keep you beleiving that everyone in that party is just plain stupid. But the reality is they are fakers. Liars. Hoaxsters. Provocateurs. Sorry I called you a 'maybe' moarn.  PROOF: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20044674-503544.html

Now call me liar... u fakers. WISE UP PEOPLE THE DEMS AND RPS ARE BOTH LIARS AND CORRUPT AND WANT YOU TO BE DUMB AND THEIR SLAVES. :) enjoy life.
 
2012-12-09 12:12:06 PM  

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: If ones job requires that person use proper grammar and spelling (like say if they were a journalist who posts articles online), you would think that they would pay more attention to what they are actually writing. But people don't. I regularly read articles on popular websites (msn, yahoo, etc) with spelling, grammar, and even sentence errors where part of the sentence seems to have gotten lost in the Bermuda triangle. It's a negative effect of living in a society where twitter is considered a good place to cut your journalistic teeth. Sad.


Maybe you should consider being concerned with your own grammar before being so concerned about the grammar of others.
 
2012-12-09 12:14:53 PM  
I don't think so.

/get off my lawn
 
2012-12-09 12:15:42 PM  

HillshirefarmsGOMEAT: Oh wait, I forgot to Randomly capitalize Words in the middle of sentences...


I used to have issues with that one, and it still slips into my writing on occasion. It's not random, it's Emphasis on important words, and if you fall into the habit, it comes quite naturally. And until sometime in the 1800s, that was perfectly Normal and accepted usage- Read a copy of the Declaration of Independence or Constitution sometime, you might be Surprised.


This was written by a Man who most certainly could read and write fairly well. John Adams, writing to Thomas Jefferson, wrote like this:

The first time, that you and I differed in Opinion on any material Question; was after your Arrival from Europe; and that point was the french Revolution.

You was well persuaded in your own mind that the Nation would succeed in establishing a free Republican Government: I was as well persuaded, in mine, that a project of such a Government, over five and twenty millions people, when four and twenty millions and five hundred thousands of them could neither write nor read: was as unnatural irrational and impracticable; as it would be over the Elephants Lions Tigers Panthers Wolves and Bears in the Royal Menagerie, at Versailles. Napoleon has lately invented a Word, which perfectly expresses my Opinion at that time and ever since. He calls the Project Ideology. And John Randolph, tho he was 14 years ago, as wild an Enthusiast for Equality and Fraternity, as any of them; appears to be now a regenerated Proselite to Napoleons Opinion and mine, that it was all madness.

The Greeks in their Allegorical Style said that the two Ladies [Aristocracy] and [democracy], always in a quarrel, disturbed every neighbourhood with their brawls. It is a fine Observation of yours that "Whig and Torey belong to Natural History." Inequalities of Mind and Body are so established by God Almighty in his constitution of Human Nature that no Art or policy can ever plain them down to a Level. I have never read Reasoning more absurd, Sophistry more gross, in proof of the Athanasian Creed, or Transubstantiation, than the subtle labours of Helvetius and Rousseau to demonstrate the natural Equality of Mankind. Jus cuique [Justice for everyone]; the golden rule; do as you would be done by; is all the Equality that can be supported or defended by reason, or reconciled to common Sense.



The one I don't get is not using capitalization at all. I mean really- is the shift key that hard for you to operate?
 
2012-12-09 12:15:49 PM  
i.qkme.me
 
2012-12-09 12:22:45 PM  
Younger internet users?

i291.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-09 12:25:02 PM  
i.ebayimg.com
 
2012-12-09 12:32:49 PM  
Amused that people noticed the incorrect use of the apostrophe in the headline but missed "likey" and "grammer" (which I am sure were intentional on the part of subby)
 
2012-12-09 12:36:52 PM  

fluffy2097: I helped my uncle Jack, off a horse.
I helped my uncle jack off a horse.
/Grammar matters.


Punctuation is not grammar.
Your examples do not require a comma, and both are grammatical.
If you do add a comma to the first example, you need two: I helped my uncle, Jack, off a horse.
Better to just say "I helped my uncle Jack down from a horse.
 
2012-12-09 12:38:53 PM  
Grammer?
 
2012-12-09 12:46:21 PM  

MrEricSir: I thought young people would never learn to spell thanks to text messages and Twitter.

Make up your mind, media.


Know how I know you didn't read the article?
 
2012-12-09 12:52:26 PM  
You spelled "younger" wrong, subby.
 
2012-12-09 12:57:01 PM  

marcpen: I never did, and still don't, own a general dictionary.


Trust me, they're valuable. In addition to being exhaustive spelling and definition guides, the good ones also tell the etymology all the way back to the Indo-European. They also include usage notes.

I have three: American Heritage Collegiate, OED, and Webster's Encyclopedic unabridged. Then there's the dictionary of Indo-European roots, a book of word origins, , Elements of Style, Elements of Grammar, Usage and Abusage, Woe Is Me by R. Coleman, and the AP Stylebook.
 
2012-12-09 01:05:13 PM  

SuperSeriousMan: Amused that people noticed the incorrect use of the apostrophe in the headline but missed "likey" and "grammer" (which I am sure were intentional on the part of subby)


Also amused by how many people didn't read the article, which doesn't say what subby said it says.
 
2012-12-09 01:05:24 PM  
Not only do I use Firefox's built-in spellchecker for everything I do online, I have a plugin so I can right-click on any word and get an instant definition of a word. It's rad.

Dictionary Lookup addon
 
2012-12-09 01:25:34 PM  

Primum: Not only do I use Firefox's built-in spellchecker for everything I do online, I have a plugin so I can right-click on any word and get an instant definition of a word. It's rad.

Dictionary Lookup addon


Firefox! LOLFAG!!!1!
 
2012-12-09 01:30:31 PM  
From TFA: "In particular, the upcoming generation of consumers are very comfortable with jumping between multiple sites and forums, polling opinion and cross-referencing information to research everything from their latest music download to their next job."

In other news, young people can't make a decision for themselves anymore.
 
2012-12-09 01:46:12 PM  

muddythinker: Knock Knock
Whose their?
The grammar police. Please come with us down to the station.


hahahaha
 
2012-12-09 01:51:08 PM  
The oxford comma. This drives me nuts.

/I do it.
 
2012-12-09 02:00:21 PM  

LOGINGOESHERE: Rotski Rotskey

FTFY



Sorry. Pet peeve.
 
2012-12-09 02:01:45 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: You know what your doing.


FTFY
 
2012-12-09 02:25:18 PM  

special20: grammer got runned over by a rane deer.reign dear.


FTFY
 
2012-12-09 02:28:32 PM  

Darke: The oxford comma. This drives me nuts.

/I do it.


Me too. Can't figure out if the people in charge of journalistic style are idiots, or deliberately trying to ruin the English language. Between writing for a 6th grade reading level, "after the jump" shenanigans, lack of Oxford comma (and other comma failure), misuse of words like irony, lack of editing, and laundry list of other English abominations, I'm nearly convinced it's a purposeful, systematic attack on our language.
 
2012-12-09 02:56:32 PM  

Quantumbunny: Darke: The oxford comma. This drives me nuts.

/I do it.

Me too. Can't figure out if the people in charge of journalistic style are idiots, or deliberately trying to ruin the English language. Between writing for a 6th grade reading level, "after the jump" shenanigans, lack of Oxford comma (and other comma failure), misuse of words like irony, lack of editing, and laundry list of other English abominations, I'm nearly convinced it's a purposeful, systematic attack on our language.


www.eltnews.com
 
2012-12-09 03:16:50 PM  

cptjeff: Quantumbunny: Darke: The oxford comma. This drives me nuts.

/I do it.

Me too. Can't figure out if the people in charge of journalistic style are idiots, or deliberately trying to ruin the English language. Between writing for a 6th grade reading level, "after the jump" shenanigans, lack of Oxford comma (and other comma failure), misuse of words like irony, lack of editing, and laundry list of other English abominations, I'm nearly convinced it's a purposeful, systematic attack on our language.

[www.eltnews.com image 487x636]


What about this - "We invited the strippers JFK and Stalin" or "We invited the strippers: JFK and Stalin"

Seems like those 2 examples would give you the second picture...
 
2012-12-09 03:40:05 PM  
Ok, since everyone else has all the memes and Rotskys (or is it "Rotskies?") covered, what I'd really like to know is why TFA's headline and first sentence reference spelling and grammar, then NEVER MENTION IT AGAIN!!!!!!
 
2012-12-09 03:53:09 PM  

moonage daydream: Summer Glau's Love Slave: SoupJohnB: The one that makes me cringe is "with regards to" rather than "in regard to." As in "With regards to the accused serial killer..."

Irregardless.

/Makes me stabby.
//And "noone" is NOT the compounded version of "no one."

And "supposingly". My boyfriend says it and it kills me a little each time.


He's dumb. It's supposibly.
 
2012-12-09 04:26:54 PM  

Quantumbunny: Me too. Can't figure out if the people in charge of journalistic style are idiots, or deliberately trying to ruin the English language. Between writing for a 6th grade reading level, "after the jump" shenanigans, lack of Oxford comma (and other comma failure), misuse of words like irony, lack of editing, and laundry list of other English abominations, I'm nearly convinced it's a purposeful, systematic attack on our language.


I always use the Oxford comma, partially because of the ambiguities that can be caused by its omission, and partially because it more accurately matches with the cadence of the spoken sentence. When reading a list, you do insert a pause at that location, and since the whole function of punctuation is to help represent how the sentence should be vocalized, the comma seems appropriate.
 
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