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Old April 24th, 2008, 11:06 AM
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I could say all of you must not have much to do if you spend time making up all of these things, but then, what does that say about me spening time actually reading all this? Great diversion from way too many of the serious threads here daily. Thanks for the laughs.
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Old April 24th, 2008, 11:18 AM
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I could say all of you must not have much to do if you spend time making up all of these things, but then, what does that say about me spening time actually reading all this? Great diversion from way too many of the serious threads here daily. Thanks for the laughs.
Hey, I readily admit that I have no life at the moment. I am reveling in the fact that I don't have to DO anything right now. I've been in nursing school for the past two years, I graduate in a week, and right now I have nothing to study, nothing to read, no work to do, and nothing to feel guilty for NOT working on, and sadly this is fun for me, haha! And that last sentence was riddled with grammatical errors, so you guys can rip me a new one!
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Old April 24th, 2008, 11:23 AM
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Yes I'll add to it -

Never start a sentence with "me". Here's an example.

Incorrect: Me and my DW will be going on our first cruise.
Correct: My DW and "I" will be going on our first cruise.

When in doubt rephrase it by removing the second person and seeing how it would sound to someone else.

Example of incorrect version: Me will be going on my first cruise.
Example of correct version: I will be going on my first cruise.
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Old April 24th, 2008, 11:30 AM
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Yes I'll add to it -

Never start a sentence with "me". Here's an example.

Incorrect: Me and my DW will be going on our first cruise.
Correct: My DW and "I" will be going on our first cruise.

When in doubt rephrase it by removing the second person and seeing how it would sound to someone else.

Example of incorrect version: Me will be going on my first cruise.
Example of correct version: I will be going on my first cruise.
Nicely done! That is the exact method I have used to teach my sons proper grammar, and it works really well. Unfortunately I think I have passed on my stickler-ness to them. A few days ago I overheard my youngest son (10) speaking to a friend. Here's how it "went down":

Friend: "That big slide is way funner than the small one!"

Son: "Funner is not a word. It's 'more fun'".

Friend: "Funner is TOO a word! 'F-U-N-E-R, funner'!"

Son: (laughing his arse off) - "You even spelled the non-word wrong!"

I was doubled over laughing. It was one of the funniest exchanges I have ever witnessed.
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It irks me when possessive apostrophes and contractions are not used. It's, DH's, DW's, etc. Oh, and the use of don't instead of doesn't.

I used to work in a call center in customer service answering emails from our company's website. Yes, those emails are answered by humans, they're not answered by computers. But, we were randomly graded on our emails and got big deductions for grammar and spelling. So, it's mostly a habit now.

If you guys love this so much, you would LOVE www dot foundmagazine dot com. It's a daily find (piece of paper, picture, note, etc) that people find. They're all riddled with grammatical (I did google that to make sure I spelled it correctly) errors and hilarious to read, especially the comments.

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Hey, I readily admit that I have no life at the moment. I am reveling in the fact that I don't have to DO anything right now. I've been in nursing school for the past two years, I graduate in a week, and right now I have nothing to study, me, haha!
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Thanks so much! I'm soooo happy it's finally here.
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Thanks so much! I'm soooo happy it's finally here.

"sooo" is not a word. It's spelled "so"
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Oh, BURN!! Good one, ya got me.

That was the perpetual teenage girl coming out in me.
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I do think there is a difference in intentionally spelling words incorrectly (as in 'soooo') and when one just doesn't know. Or, maybe it could be that they do not care. Sooooooo there!! Know what I mean, Vern???

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I do think there is a difference in intentionally spelling words incorrectly (as in 'soooo') and when one just doesn't know. Or, maybe it could be that they do not care. Sooooooo there!! Know what I mean, Vern???

Cudja be a little more pacific.
Hahaha - "knowwhutImean, Vern?" A blast from the past!
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It irks me when possessive apostrophes and contractions are not used. It's, DH's, DW's, etc. Oh, and the use of don't instead of doesn't.

If you guys love this so much, you would LOVE www dot foundmagazine dot com. It's a daily find (piece of paper, picture, note, etc) that people find. They're all riddled with grammatical (I did google that to make sure I spelled it correctly) errors and hilarious to read, especially the comments.

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Have you on the other side of the pond heard of a book "Eats, shoots and leaves" by Lynne Truss, which was a Christmas best seller a year or two back in the UK? It is a funny volume concerning punctuation and correct grammatical use. On another message board I frequent (on Heritage Steam Railways, if anybody's interested), the more blatant of these "errors" is often followed by a nomination for a Lynne Truss Award (LTA).

(If anyone wants to know why the book was called what it is, I'll follow up with a reply).

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This is way too much fun for me. I think I might need a life. (I'm off school today so I am enjoying doing nothing)

"Went to there cabin" - THEIR

"Their is too much smoke" - THERE

"There really fun people" - THEY'RE

Somebody stop me!

"Your welcome" - YOU'RE
There, their and they're drives me CRAZY!! Contractions are NOT that difficult to master!
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I could say all of you must not have much to do if you spend time making up all of these things,
But who is making them up? hahaha ... I'm not only reading them, I've already bookmarked this thread (until it's pulled, of course ... or is it coarse?)
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No, you don't understand! To survive nursing school is such an amazing thing. The entire experience is different than most other educational undertakings. CFRITZ I am soooooo happy for you! Congratulations and welcome to the ranks!
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CFRITZ.... Congratulations on your completing nursing school.

Bless the Nurses. Where would the rest of us be without you all. ...all of you? Can we make that y'all?

(I'm not even a Southerner.



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Have you on the other side of the pond heard of a book "Eats, shoots and leaves" by Lynne Truss, which was a Christmas best seller a year or two back in the UK? It is a funny volume concerning punctuation and correct grammatical use. On another message board I frequent (on Heritage Steam Railways, if anybody's interested), the more blatant of these "errors" is often followed by a nomination for a Lynne Truss Award (LTA).

(If anyone wants to know why the book was called what it is, I'll follow up with a reply).

Hope I haven't contributed any possible LTAs myself in this post?
Absolutely!! My husband just told me a few days ago that he wants to get that book for me. It's very clever! How is the weather in England this fine day? In Western NC it is sunny and verrrry warm - I'm lovin it.
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No, you don't understand! To survive nursing school is such an amazing thing. The entire experience is different than most other educational undertakings. CFRITZ I am soooooo happy for you! Congratulations and welcome to the ranks!
Why, thank you so much! What kind of nursing do you do, and for how long?
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CFRITZ.... Congratulations on your completing nursing school.

Bless the Nurses. Where would the rest of us be without you all. ...all of you? Can we make that y'all?

(I'm not even a Southerner.


Thanks for the blessings - we'll take 'em! I'm not a southerner either, although I do live in the south. The only southernisms I've picked up since living here are the occasional "y'all" and I say the word "oil" more like "ole". It horrifies my family, who all live in AZ.
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