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Results: Do grammatical errors on this forum irritate you?

Yes

65.85% • 27 votes

No

12.20% • 5 votes

I don't care about grammatical errors

12.20% • 5 votes

I've never noticed any grammatical errors

2.44% • 1 votes

Other option not covered

7.32% • 3 votes

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41 votes in total.

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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 15th Apr 19, 2:52 PM
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    Sleazy
    Do grammatical errors on this forum irritate you?
    • #1
    • 15th Apr 19, 2:52 PM
    Do grammatical errors on this forum irritate you? 15th Apr 19 at 2:52 PM
    Do grammatical errors on this forum irritate you?

    They don't irritate me per se, but I do find that they sometimes 'jump out and hit me right between the eyes'!

    I often make errors myself (particularly if using a tablet), and will often then edit the post (again, not always easy on a tablet) when reading it after posting.

    What about you?
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    • Jackmydad
    • By Jackmydad 15th Apr 19, 3:01 PM
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    • #2
    • 15th Apr 19, 3:01 PM
    • #2
    • 15th Apr 19, 3:01 PM
    Me they are for not doing any badly.
    • ttoli
    • By ttoli 15th Apr 19, 3:02 PM
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    • #3
    • 15th Apr 19, 3:02 PM
    • #3
    • 15th Apr 19, 3:02 PM
    Stupid polls are my irritation
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 15th Apr 19, 3:33 PM
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    • #4
    • 15th Apr 19, 3:33 PM
    • #4
    • 15th Apr 19, 3:33 PM
    Stupid polls are my irritation
    Originally posted by ttoli
    Do you think we need a poll on that?
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 15th Apr 19, 3:34 PM
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    • #5
    • 15th Apr 19, 3:34 PM
    • #5
    • 15th Apr 19, 3:34 PM
    Me they are for not doing any badly.
    Originally posted by Jackmydad
    For me they are not any badly doing either!
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    • NaughtiusMaximus
    • By NaughtiusMaximus 15th Apr 19, 3:37 PM
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    • #6
    • 15th Apr 19, 3:37 PM
    • #6
    • 15th Apr 19, 3:37 PM
    You missed a trick there Sleazy, you could have added a few grammatical errors to the possible survey responses
    • Jackmydad
    • By Jackmydad 15th Apr 19, 3:56 PM
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    • #7
    • 15th Apr 19, 3:56 PM
    • #7
    • 15th Apr 19, 3:56 PM
    Do you think we need a poll on that?
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Three at least I'd have thought?
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 15th Apr 19, 4:12 PM
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    • #8
    • 15th Apr 19, 4:12 PM
    • #8
    • 15th Apr 19, 4:12 PM
    You missed a trick there Sleazy, you could have added a few grammatical errors to the possible survey responses
    Originally posted by NaughtiusMaximus
    And you can't edit a poll once posted either. I suppose I could edit the title of the thread for a laugh ...

    What about - 'Do gramaticol errors on this forum irrigate you'?
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    • NaughtiusMaximus
    • By NaughtiusMaximus 15th Apr 19, 4:28 PM
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    • #9
    • 15th Apr 19, 4:28 PM
    • #9
    • 15th Apr 19, 4:28 PM
    And you can't edit a poll once posted either. I suppose I could edit the title of the thread for a laugh ...

    What about - 'Do gramaticol errors on this forum irrigate you'?
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Possibly, and the options could have been:

    YES
    No. FACT!!!!!
    I dont care about grammatical error's
    I literally die every time I see a grammatical error
    I'm 5000% sure I've never seen a grammatical error
    I would of noticed if I'd of seen a grammatical error
    I h8 grammtcl eroz, dun U?
    Last edited by NaughtiusMaximus; 15-04-2019 at 4:36 PM.
    • Jackmydad
    • By Jackmydad 15th Apr 19, 4:30 PM
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    And you can't edit a poll once posted either. I suppose I could edit the title of the thread for a laugh ...

    What about - 'Do gramaticol errors on this forum irrigate you'?
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    But that's speeling erras, and gramatikal not erras.
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 15th Apr 19, 4:47 PM
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    Sleazy
    Possibly, and the options could have been:

    YES
    No. FACT!!!!!
    I dont care about grammatical error's
    I literally die every time I see a grammatical error
    I'm 5000% sure I've never seen a grammatical error
    I would of noticed if I'd of seen a grammatical error
    I h8 grammtcl eroz, dun U?
    Originally posted by NaughtiusMaximus
    What do you suggest for my stupid poll poll?
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    • Tigsteroonie
    • By Tigsteroonie 15th Apr 19, 4:52 PM
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    I selected yes, they do irritate, but on the grand scheme of things, it's a mild irritation. There are far bigger things that annoy.
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    • MovingForwards
    • By MovingForwards 15th Apr 19, 4:56 PM
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    MovingForwards
    It's the text speak that gets me.

    Spelling etc I can understand due to educational differences.
    • Spidernick
    • By Spidernick 15th Apr 19, 5:06 PM
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    Spidernick
    It's the text speak that gets me.

    Spelling etc I can understand due to educational differences.
    Originally posted by MovingForwards
    Am I the only one who thinks things like DD, for 'darling daughter' are both lazy and naff?
    'I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my father. Not screaming and terrified like his passengers.' (Bob Monkhouse).

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    Note: win, draw or lose (not 'loose' - opposite of tight!)
    • POPPYOSCAR
    • By POPPYOSCAR 15th Apr 19, 6:39 PM
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    Not really.

    Now. overuse of rolling smileys- that really irritates me.
    • elsien
    • By elsien 15th Apr 19, 6:48 PM
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    elsien
    They annoy me everywhere, not just on this forum. Especially larger companies who should be able to afford to proof read their websites and literature.
    Although auto-correct on the phone does some very odd things at times without me noticing, so I do end up being hoist with my own petard.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 16th Apr 19, 7:30 AM
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    They annoy me everywhere, not just on this forum. Especially larger companies who should be able to afford to proof read their websites and literature.
    Although auto-correct on the phone does some very odd things at times without me noticing, so I do end up being hoist with my own petard.
    Originally posted by elsien


    Many years ago I spotted a major error on a notice outside the village church:

    Anti-communion! Somewhat unchristian and I've posted this before.

    Last week, the notice for Holy Week was posted on Facebook. It offered 'Lirurgy for the day.'

    It was an expensively produced poster outside the church, too. Why doesn't someone check!


    Re poll, errors annoy me, retired English teacher, but I've just noticed an error on one of my post. Thinking and amending as I type means I should check!
    Member #14 of SKI-ers club

    Words, words, they're all we have to go by!.

    (Pity they are mangled by this autocorrect!)
    • Spidernick
    • By Spidernick 16th Apr 19, 8:10 AM
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    This is a little embarrassing, to say the least, and the person who made this needs to go back there!:

    'I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my father. Not screaming and terrified like his passengers.' (Bob Monkhouse).

    Sky? Believe in better.

    Note: win, draw or lose (not 'loose' - opposite of tight!)
    • NBLondon
    • By NBLondon 16th Apr 19, 8:27 AM
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    Most if the time - not really. It depends whether it significantly changes the meaning of the post - so more so in the more -ahem- political threads.

    Spelling/typing errors or relying on autocorrect rather than reading back gets annoying because it's so prevalent in some subjects (cars that have a break pedal is a singular bugbear).

    The bigger annoyance for me is people using the incorrect word - or assigning a new meaning to it. Sometimes that's malapropism and sometimes it's just not really knowing what the word means. When this happens in Discussion Time it can end up in someone heatedly defending a point based on their assumption or interpretation of the word without realising they are completely missing the point.
    "I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered."
    • Spidernick
    • By Spidernick 16th Apr 19, 8:39 AM
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    Spidernick
    The bigger annoyance for me is people using the incorrect word - or assigning a new meaning to it. Sometimes that's malapropism and sometimes it's just not really knowing what the word means. When this happens in Discussion Time it can end up in someone heatedly defending a point based on their assumption or interpretation of the word without realising they are completely missing the point.
    Originally posted by NBLondon
    I defiantly agree with you on this pacific issue.
    'I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my father. Not screaming and terrified like his passengers.' (Bob Monkhouse).

    Sky? Believe in better.

    Note: win, draw or lose (not 'loose' - opposite of tight!)
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