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2013-09-25 08:55:59 AM
Its a truely pathetic statement of our times that this sort of article is even necessary at all. If people paid more attention in there classes, as kids, basic rules, like this, would be common sense. I mean, its not like Grammer Nazi's don't have a little reason, to be upset, you know? Think about it; the internet is full to the brim, of idiots, whom think that just because, he has a thought in his head, they should type it, as a message. And he doesnt even try to make sure its' written correctly!!!! Thats always been a pet peave of mine, and, I'm sure, of many other's as well. Just take some time, people; to learn what you are doing.
 
2013-09-25 09:25:55 AM
They didn't say anything about ellipses........
 
2013-09-25 09:29:31 AM

Pocket Ninja: Its a truely pathetic statement of our times that this sort of article is even necessary at all. If people paid more attention in there classes, as kids, basic rules, like this, would be common sense. I mean, its not like Grammer Nazi's don't have a little reason, to be upset, you know? Think about it; the internet is full to the brim, of idiots, whom think that just because, he has a thought in his head, they should type it, as a message. And he doesnt even try to make sure its' written correctly!!!! Thats always been a pet peave of mine, and, I'm sure, of many other's as well. Just take some time, people; to learn what you are doing.


I would buy a book of your quotes.  Just sayin'.
 
2013-09-25 09:31:59 AM
Most people on the internet have perfectly acceptable grammar. That some like to harp on a couple mistakes isn't indicative of a broad problem. Rather, it is a personality flaw of those people.

This is why we call them grammar Nazis: there is something fundamentally wrong and evil about them.
 
2013-09-25 09:34:58 AM
Never have I seen a use of a semicolon that would not have been more eloquently stated with two separate sentences.
 
2013-09-25 09:37:18 AM
 
2013-09-25 09:38:25 AM

nickerj1: Never have I seen a use of a semicolon that would not have been more eloquently stated with two separate sentences.


Read more, then.
 
2013-09-25 09:39:53 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Most people on the internet have perfectly acceptable grammar. That some like to harp on a couple mistakes isn't indicative of a broad problem. Rather, it is a personality flaw of those people.

This is why we call them grammar Nazis: there is something fundamentally wrong and evil about them.


+1
 
2013-09-25 09:39:58 AM

Pocket Ninja: I mean, its not like Grammer Nazi's don't have a little reason,


It's "... grammar Nazis ... "
There is no possessive and grammar is spelled with an "a" and has no need for capitalization.
Thanks for playing.
 
2013-09-25 09:40:39 AM
I came here to say good morning, have a good day, and I've at long last adopted the Oxford comma.
 
2013-09-25 09:40:57 AM
/Ouch. Is that a bear trap on my leg.
 
2013-09-25 09:41:43 AM

HotIgneous Intruder: Pocket Ninja: I mean, its not like Grammer Nazi's don't have a little reason,

It's "... grammar Nazis ... "
There is no possessive and grammar is spelled with an "a" and has no need for capitalization.
Thanks for playing.




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2013-09-25 09:44:15 AM

Pocket Ninja: Its a truely pathetic statement of our times that this sort of article is even necessary at all. If people paid more attention in there classes, as kids, basic rules, like this, would be common sense. I mean, its not like Grammer Nazi's don't have a little reason, to be upset, you know? Think about it; the internet is full to the brim, of idiots, whom think that just because, he has a thought in his head, they should type it, as a message. And he doesnt even try to make sure its' written correctly!!!! Thats always been a pet peave of mine, and, I'm sure, of many other's as well. Just take some time, people; to learn what you are doing.


You forgot to misuse quotation marks...
 
2013-09-25 09:47:24 AM

Lord_Dubu: I came here to say good morning, have a good day, and I've at long last adopted the Oxford comma.


The strippers, JFK, and Stalin approve of the Oxford comma.
 
2013-09-25 09:47:47 AM
Article is interesting, but it's not altogether accurate:

"Another point on ownership: his, hers, its, ours and yours don't need apostrophes. Ever."
 
2013-09-25 09:48:16 AM

nickerj1: Never have I seen a use of a semicolon that would not have been more eloquently stated with two separate sentences.


So when are you starting your jihad against conjunctions?
 
2013-09-25 09:49:00 AM
I already knew that. Thanks for nothing.
 
2013-09-25 09:49:24 AM
I still do not understand why and how store owners use " on signage e.g.:

The "New" blah blah blah Diner
Special on "Ham" today

etc
 
2013-09-25 09:50:04 AM
Article is interesting, but it's not altogether accurate:

"his, hers, its, ours and yours don't need apostrophes. Ever."
 
2013-09-25 09:50:24 AM

snochick: Pocket Ninja: Its a truely pathetic statement of our times that this sort of article is even necessary at all. If people paid more attention in there classes, as kids, basic rules, like this, would be common sense. I mean, its not like Grammer Nazi's don't have a little reason, to be upset, you know? Think about it; the internet is full to the brim, of idiots, whom think that just because, he has a thought in his head, they should type it, as a message. And he doesnt even try to make sure its' written correctly!!!! Thats always been a pet peave of mine, and, I'm sure, of many other's as well. Just take some time, people; to learn what you are doing.

You forgot to misuse quotation marks...


yeah, right; he *totally* "forgot"  B-)  8=======D
 
2013-09-25 09:51:45 AM

Kaka: I still do not understand why and how store owners use " on signage e.g.:

The "New" blah blah blah Diner
Special on "Ham" today

etc


I love suspicious quotation marks, I think there's even a website for it.

"Fresh" fruit!

Really? Is it fresh? Or not? Just what are you implying here...
 
2013-09-25 09:51:56 AM

SwiftFox


Article is interesting, but it's not altogether accurate:

"Another point on ownership: his, hers, its, ours and yours don't need apostrophes. Ever."


I've emboldened and embiggened the word you missed.
 
2013-09-25 09:54:09 AM
Packet ninjja JOhnson is RIGHT! listed qamong my meny...meny pat "Peaves", at is were. It is must be mispelled puntuation- and like such as; where did shcool go? Lets say i cannot type in my pasword - than what???? Im very worry about thius futre.
 
2013-09-25 09:54:40 AM
ftfa: "a comma, a full stop and a question mark.  "

Dumbasses left out the second comma. Fail.
 
2013-09-25 09:54:41 AM
Article isn't interesting, but its not all together accurate:

"his,her, tits,oursandgtfodon't need apostrophe's. E'er."
 
2013-09-25 09:56:05 AM

nickerj1: (favorite: Patent Examiner)

 Never have I seen a use of a semicolon that would not have been more eloquently stated with two separate sentences.

1. A method, comprising:
step one;
step two; and
step three.

:P
 
2013-09-25 09:56:56 AM
"These ones".  How about just "these"?
 
2013-09-25 09:58:22 AM
Where TFA talks about quaotation marks, it would have been helpful to steer people who misuse them in the right direction.

If you want to stress something in a sentence use, italics or bold, depending on how, why, and what you are stressing.  Quotes should only be used when you are actually quoting something or pointing out that what you are saying is not necessarily true (or outright sarcasm).
 
2013-09-25 10:00:16 AM

durbnpoisn: Where TFA talks about quaotation marks, it would have been helpful to steer people who misuse them in the right direction.

If you want to stress something in a sentence use, italics or bold, depending on how, why, and what you are stressing.  Quotes should only be used when you are actually quoting something or pointing out that what you are saying is not necessarily true (or outright sarcasm).


OR CAPS LOCKS FOR CRUISE CONTROL
 
2013-09-25 10:03:55 AM

RedPhoenix122: Pocket Ninja: Its a truely pathetic statement of our times that this sort of article is even necessary at all. If people paid more attention in there classes, as kids, basic rules, like this, would be common sense. I mean, its not like Grammer Nazi's don't have a little reason, to be upset, you know? Think about it; the internet is full to the brim, of idiots, whom think that just because, he has a thought in his head, they should type it, as a message. And he doesnt even try to make sure its' written correctly!!!! Thats always been a pet peave of mine, and, I'm sure, of many other's as well. Just take some time, people; to learn what you are doing.

I would buy a book of your quotes.  Just sayin'.


Me too, but only if they included the context.
 
2013-09-25 10:07:24 AM
I'm disappointed that they didn't address apostrophe use with singular nouns ending in "s."

For instance, "the bus's windshield was cracked," versus "the buses' windshields were cracked."

Or, "I'm going to James's house,"

etc.

/they didn't address slashies either.
 
2013-09-25 10:09:39 AM
What an annoying misuse of quotes might look like:

pics.imcdb.org
 
2013-09-25 10:09:41 AM
Someone should tell the writer of that article if he is going to had a lede talking about em and en dashes, he should then at least provide an explanation of them.
 
2013-09-25 10:11:27 AM

nickerj1: Never have I seen a use of a semicolon that would not have been more eloquently stated with two separate sentences.


She walks in beauty, like the night   Of cloudless climes and starry skies;And all that's best of dark and bright   Meet in her aspect and her eyes;Thus mellowed to that tender light   Which heaven to gaudy day denies. One shade the more, one ray the less,   Had half impaired the nameless graceWhich waves in every raven tress,   Or softly lightens o'er her face;Where thoughts serenely sweet express,   How pure, how dear their dwelling-place. And on that cheek, and o'er that brow,   So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,The smiles that win, the tints that glow,   But tell of days in goodness spent,A mind at peace with all below,   A heart whose love is innocent!
 
2013-09-25 10:17:03 AM

sprgrss: Someone should tell the writer of that article if he is going to had a lede talking about em and en dashes, he should then at least provide an explanation of them.


'n they'd have done it, too, but em dashed off for a smoke-break right with the deadline loomin'
 
2013-09-25 10:33:11 AM
Glad to see I am not the only person bothered by - "These ones"

/I see what I did there
 
2013-09-25 10:40:55 AM

durbnpoisn: Where TFA talks about quaotation marks, it would have been helpful to steer people who misuse them in the right direction.

If you want to stress something in a sentence use, italics or bold, depending on how, why, and what you are stressing.  Quotes should only be used when you are actually quoting something or pointing out that what you are saying is not necessarily true (or outright sarcasm).




fark you Stalin! It's all about manners.
 
2013-09-25 10:49:11 AM

bubo_sibiricus: nickerj1: Never have I seen a use of a semicolon that would not have been more eloquently stated with two separate sentences.

So when are you starting your jihad against conjunctions?


At the junction.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-09-25 10:49:56 AM

Englebert Slaptyback: SwiftFox

Article is interesting, but it's not altogether accurate:

"Another point on ownership: his, hers, its, ours and yours don't need apostrophes. Ever."


I've emboldened and embiggened the word you missed.


The writer doesn't know his audience.
 
2013-09-25 10:54:20 AM

hobnail: I'm disappointed that they didn't address apostrophe use with singular nouns ending in "s."

For instance, "the bus's windshield was cracked," versus "the buses' windshields were cracked."

Or, "I'm going to James's house,"

etc.

/they didn't address slashies either.


If the singular ends in s, all ya gotta do to possessify it is add the apostrophe, mang.
 
2013-09-25 10:54:33 AM

Pocket Ninja: Its a truely pathetic statement of our times that this sort of article is even necessary at all. If people paid more attention in there classes, as kids, basic rules, like this, would be common sense. I mean, its not like Grammer Nazi's don't have a little reason, to be upset, you know? Think about it; the internet is full to the brim, of idiots, whom think that just because, he has a thought in his head, they should type it, as a message. And he doesnt even try to make sure its' written correctly!!!! Thats always been a pet peave of mine, and, I'm sure, of many other's as well. Just take some time, people; to learn what you are doing.


Your funny.
 
2013-09-25 10:58:21 AM

Pocket Ninja: Its a truely pathetic statement of our times that this sort of article is even necessary at all. If people paid more attention in there classes, as kids, basic rules, like this, would be common sense. I mean, its not like Grammer Nazi's don't have a little reason, to be upset, you know? Think about it; the internet is full to the brim, of idiots, whom think that just because, he has a thought in his head, they should type it, as a message. And he doesnt even try to make sure its' written correctly!!!! Thats always been a pet peave of mine, and, I'm sure, of many other's as well. Just take some time, people; to learn what you are doing.


Its always a pleasure to see a master at work.
 
2013-09-25 11:03:05 AM

AdrienVeidt: hobnail: I'm disappointed that they didn't address apostrophe use with singular nouns ending in "s."

For instance, "the bus's windshield was cracked," versus "the buses' windshields were cracked."

Or, "I'm going to James's house,"

etc.

/they didn't address slashies either.

If the singular ends in s, all ya gotta do to possessify it is add the apostrophe, mang.


Strunk and White disagree.
 
2013-09-25 11:05:59 AM

hobnail: AdrienVeidt: hobnail: I'm disappointed that they didn't address apostrophe use with singular nouns ending in "s."

For instance, "the bus's windshield was cracked," versus "the buses' windshields were cracked."

Or, "I'm going to James's house,"

etc.

/they didn't address slashies either.

If the singular ends in s, all ya gotta do to possessify it is add the apostrophe, mang.

Strunk and White disagree.


Who gives a shiat? They're idiots that make shiat too complicated.
 
2013-09-25 11:06:27 AM

nickerj1: Never have I seen a use of a semicolon that would not have been more eloquently stated with two separate sentences; I am not well-read.


FTFM.
 
2013-09-25 11:06:28 AM
I wonder if this guy realizes that his awesome use of quotes is completely undermining his business credibility.

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-09-25 11:10:03 AM

Kaka: I still do not understand why and how store owners use " on signage e.g.:

The "New" blah blah blah Diner
Special on "Ham" today

etc


There's an "entire" blog about "that."
 
2013-09-25 11:12:41 AM
As regards to #4, we use emoticons because text lacks the ability to communicate facial expressions and tone of voice, underrated facets of speech. We have trouble saying things in text which we can get away with face-to-face.

In short, stop being so old. :)
 
2013-09-25 11:12:43 AM
"Holy" "Fark" "!"

"Every" "single" "word" "has" "quotation" "marks" "!"

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-09-25 11:24:09 AM

WelldeadLink: bubo_sibiricus: nickerj1: Never have I seen a use of a semicolon that would not have been more eloquently stated with two separate sentences.

So when are you starting your jihad against conjunctions?

At the junction.

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What's your function?
 
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