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Elly
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Re: Grammar & spelling howlers « Reply #135 on: March 17, 2011, 08:16 PM »
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^ Good old linguistics.  So many words, with so much social context.  I love this subject!
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Re: Grammar & spelling howlers « Reply #136 on: March 17, 2011, 08:17 PM »
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I think you should speak in your part of the country accent instead of try to be posh. Yes sometimes my spelling is wrong but we can't all be perfect.
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Re: Grammar & spelling howlers « Reply #137 on: March 17, 2011, 08:25 PM »
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I think you should speak in your part of the country accent instead of try to be posh. Yes sometimes my spelling is wrong but we can't all be perfect.
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Re: Grammar & spelling howlers « Reply #138 on: March 18, 2011, 07:21 AM »
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And very amusing Very Happy
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Re: Grammar & spelling howlers « Reply #139 on: October 19, 2011, 11:28 AM »
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Re: Grammar & spelling howlers « Reply #140 on: October 19, 2011, 12:46 PM »
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Yes, but it's not an acronym - it's an abbreviation.
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Re: Grammar & spelling howlers « Reply #141 on: October 19, 2011, 05:04 PM »
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I get homicidal over the misuse of the apostrophe, sad I know, but when in doubt, BLOOMING well leave it out! hammer
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Re: Grammar & spelling howlers « Reply #142 on: October 29, 2011, 02:37 PM »
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Yes, but it's not an acronym - it's an abbreviation.
Yes but an acronym is a type of abbreviation. So if we're going to be more specific, it should have been referred to as an initialism.
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Re: Grammar & spelling howlers « Reply #143 on: October 30, 2011, 12:41 AM »
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No young person  really knows the difference between principal and principle. confused
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Re: Grammar & spelling howlers « Reply #144 on: October 30, 2011, 06:40 AM »
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MT, problem with English spelling is that as soon as you think there might be some sort of "rule" you can find words that break it! English spelling is a total polyglot, a nightmare. I've been told, don't know if it's true, that dyslexia doesn't happen in Italy.
Too many conquests and printing press coming from Holland didn't help either.
Is why text is no more nonsensical/wrong  to me than the actual words.
But grammar and punctuation, now you're talking the sacrosanct...Wink
Almost to prove a point, but without trying at all, I've got Latin and Greek words in here!
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Re: Grammar & spelling howlers « Reply #145 on: October 30, 2011, 01:31 PM »
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I must admit that sometimes my spelling is wrong. I try to do it phonetically and its even wrong there. But I do my best I can.
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Re: Grammar & spelling howlers « Reply #146 on: October 30, 2011, 08:08 PM »
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My pet hate at the moment is the misuse of 'less' and 'fewer' - it drives me nuts.  Almost as much as the use of plural verbs with collective nouns!
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Re: Grammar & spelling howlers « Reply #147 on: October 31, 2011, 06:20 AM »
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Alis, I used to go  nuts at "different to" and also "off of" aaaahhh, all the time but am trying deep breathing ...Wink
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Re: Grammar & spelling howlers « Reply #148 on: October 31, 2011, 07:09 AM »
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If you can say "It's a braw, bricht moonlicht nicht!"........you're awe richt! Ye ken? Whistle
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Re: Grammar & spelling howlers « Reply #149 on: October 31, 2011, 07:50 AM »
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Dialect rocks cmon yeah
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