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(Slate)   The comma is disappearing from English which is fine because it's pointless silly and dumb but while nobody really needs to use it anymore that doesn't mean grammar isn't like important   (slate.com) divider line 40
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2014-01-29 01:00:44 PM
13 votes:
www.funnytypos.com
2014-01-29 03:45:02 PM
8 votes:
i.imgur.com
2014-01-29 12:49:45 PM
6 votes:
Let's eat grandma.
2014-01-29 12:49:28 PM
6 votes:
www.cenolithic.com
2014-01-29 02:57:04 PM
5 votes:
imagizer.imageshack.us
2014-01-29 03:30:28 PM
4 votes:
www.grammarblog.co.uk
2014-01-29 01:32:30 PM
4 votes:
It's here but it's disguising itself. It's a "comma chameleon".

I'll show myself out.
2014-01-29 12:59:05 PM
4 votes:
Thanks to something, I learned, in a previous thread, I'll use the Shatner comma, often.
2014-01-29 09:10:58 AM
4 votes:
Eats shoots and leaves.
2014-01-29 05:27:27 PM
3 votes:

whidbey: Grammar isn't very important period. Anymore, people just do what they want with it, and practically any attempt to point out rules gets you branded as old fashioned.


I suppose it all comes down to what you do for a living. Based on your comment, I am guessing that you are a butcher.
2014-01-29 03:33:07 PM
3 votes:
3.bp.blogspot.com
2014-01-29 02:26:25 PM
3 votes:
27.media.tumblr.com
2014-01-29 10:15:47 AM
3 votes:

cman: Why cant we update the spelling standards to have English spelled phonetically again? No one pronounces the "gh" anymore, why still have it?


You're saying that English is tough to spell? That's rough. Frankly, I've had enough of people who want to slough off difficulties. *cough*
2014-01-29 05:52:05 PM
2 votes:

red5ish: whidbey: Grammar isn't very important period. Anymore, people just do what they want with it, and practically any attempt to point out rules gets you branded as old fashioned.

I suppose it all comes down to what you do for a living. Based on your comment, I am guessing that you are a butcher.


I'm a writer. Pretty sure that's how I know what I'm talking about.
2014-01-29 03:52:44 PM
2 votes:
In a land of no commas, meow said the dog is king.
2014-01-29 03:33:46 PM
2 votes:
media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com
2014-01-29 03:32:15 PM
2 votes:
funnypics.mdvhosting.com
2014-01-29 03:31:22 PM
2 votes:
scottjallen.com
2014-01-29 02:39:37 PM
2 votes:

cman: Why cant we write English like we say it?

Why must we be so fanciful with our writing style?

Why cant we update the spelling standards to have English spelled phonetically again? No one pronounces the "gh" anymore, why still have it?


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2014-01-29 02:36:20 PM
2 votes:
hee hee

weknowmemes.com
2014-01-29 02:31:14 PM
2 votes:

cman: Why cant we write English like we say it?

Why must we be so fanciful with our writing style?

Why cant we update the spelling standards to have English spelled phonetically again? No one pronounces the "gh" anymore, why still have it?


A Plan for the Improvement of English Spelling 
   by Mark Twain

For example, in Year 1 that useless letter "c" would be dropped to be replased either by "k" or "s", and likewise "x" would no longer be part of the alphabet. The only kase in which "c" would be retained would be the "ch" formation, which will be dealt with later. Year 2 might reform "w" spelling, so that "which" and "one" would take the same konsonant, wile Year 3 might well abolish "y" replasing it with "i" and Iear 4 might fiks the "g/j" anomali wonse and for all. Jenerally, then, the improvement would kontinue iear bai iear with Iear 5 doing awai with useless double konsonants, and Iears 6-12 or so modifaiing vowlz and the rimeining voist and unvoist konsonants. Bai Iear 15 or sou, it wud fainali bi posibl tu meik ius ov thi ridandant letez "c", "y" and "x" -- bai now jast a memori in the maindz ov ould doderez -- tu riplais "ch", "sh", and "th" rispektivli. Fainali, xen, aafte sam 20 iers ov orxogrefkl riform, wi wud hev a lojikl, kohirnt speling in ius xrewawt xe Ingliy-spiking werld.
2014-01-29 09:34:35 AM
2 votes:
I hear this is the thread I'm supposed to bring the strippers Hitler and JFK.
2014-01-29 05:04:59 PM
1 votes:

Arkanaut: In a land of no commas, meow said the dog is king. of everyone of us the person ruler and amongst the people within whom pertain to the persuasion that is female.


FTFY, with an attempt that was known as a tribute
2014-01-29 04:51:30 PM
1 votes:
static.someecards.com
2014-01-29 04:46:15 PM
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2014-01-29 04:22:22 PM
1 votes:
The full Grammar Nazi kit

Link
2014-01-29 03:34:33 PM
1 votes:
wp.patheos.com.s3.amazonaws.com
2014-01-29 03:17:09 PM
1 votes:
www.freewebs.com
2014-01-29 02:39:59 PM
1 votes:
This description, published in The Times, of a documentary by Peter Ustinov:

... highlights of his global tour include encounters with Nelson Mandela, an 800-year-old demigod and a dildo collector.
2014-01-29 02:33:34 PM
1 votes:

TheShavingofOccam123: Commas?

How about the proper use of hyphens?


Yeah, that is an annoying ass-problem.
2014-01-29 02:32:35 PM
1 votes:
Commas?

How about the proper use of hyphens?
2014-01-29 02:28:53 PM
1 votes:
"I want him to suck, mike" is not the same as "I want him to suck mike".
2014-01-29 02:24:20 PM
1 votes:

DarwiOdrade: Let's eat grandma.


I don't want to cook tonight.  Let's eat out grandma!
2014-01-29 02:24:08 PM
1 votes:
farking a biatch

vs

Farking A, Biatch.

Or

Helping uncle Jack off a horse

Or

helping uncle jack off a horse.

No, comma and punctuation are not important.
2014-01-29 02:22:50 PM
1 votes:
this idea literally sucks.
2014-01-29 01:52:18 PM
1 votes:
"The problem is, or rather one of the problems, for there are many, a sizeable proportion of which are continually clogging up the civil, commercial, and criminal courts in all areas of the Galaxy, and especially, where possible, the more corrupt ones, this."
~Douglas Adams
2014-01-29 01:44:57 PM
1 votes:
Christ what an asshole
2014-01-29 01:26:04 PM
1 votes:
i586.photobucket.com
2014-01-29 01:19:38 PM
1 votes:

cman: Why cant we write English like we say it?

Why must we be so fanciful with our writing style?

Why cant we update the spelling standards to have English spelled phonetically again? No one pronounces the "gh" anymore, why still have it?


www.bestcoloringpagesforkids.com

LOLWUT
2014-01-29 12:47:58 PM
1 votes:
Its irregardless
 
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