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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

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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 16th Apr 19, 11:25 AM
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    Jackmydad
    I quite spike loonerisms myself.

    TBH, mistakes on forums don't bother me. Everybody makes them, and we tend to type "spoken English" which isn't always grammatically correct anyway.

    But "spellcheck" type errors on posters and ads etc. really niggle.
    There's plenty of chance to proofread before print, and more than one set of eyes usually.
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 16th Apr 19, 12:07 PM
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    TBH, who really spivs a git?
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    • NBLondon
    • By NBLondon 16th Apr 19, 12:50 PM
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    There's plenty of chance to proofread before print, and more than one set of eyes usually.
    Originally posted by Jackmydad
    Agreed. But it seems to be a dying art in the land of spellcheck. I have recently been having arguments with our Finance team at work because they don't proofread contracts before they go out. Just because Word says it was OK - doesn't mean it makes sense.
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    • Jackmydad
    • By Jackmydad 16th Apr 19, 1:51 PM
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    Agreed. But it seems to be a dying art in the land of spellcheck. I have recently been having arguments with our Finance team at work because they don't proofread contracts before they go out. Just because Word says it was OK - doesn't mean it makes sense.
    Originally posted by NBLondon
    In the land of the spellchecker, the man who can spiel is king. . .
    • Zinco
    • By Zinco 16th Apr 19, 2:43 PM
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    Zinco
    I dont really know
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 16th Apr 19, 4:25 PM
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    I dont really know
    Originally posted by Zinco
    Think she used to work in shop on t' corner Z.
    Right looker she were an' all.
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    • duncanthedog
    • By duncanthedog 17th Apr 19, 8:12 AM
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    One thing that does irritate is the member that insists in posting the whole OP in the title of the thread every time

    Seems to have no grasp on the concept of Title: …………… then Thread
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 17th Apr 19, 8:15 AM
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    @
    One thing that does irritate is the member that insists in posting the whole OP in the title of the thread every time

    Seems to have no grasp on the concept of Title: …………… then Thread
    Originally posted by duncanthedog
    Was that a Woof? Or a Growwwll?
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    • fatbelly
    • By fatbelly 17th Apr 19, 8:17 AM
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    A summary ...

    • Jackmydad
    • By Jackmydad 17th Apr 19, 10:52 AM
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    One thing
    Originally posted by duncanthedog
    Not me surely?
    • charlotte1994
    • By charlotte1994 18th Apr 19, 10:35 AM
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    Some times, basic things such as people not knowing the difference between "they're" "their" and "there" (as a native speaker). It's just basic common sense, we've all been to school! It's the same with "you're" and "your". The annoying thing is "you're" and "they're" are so close to the words they're an abbreviation of! All you have to do is swap the apostrophe for an 'a'.

    Now I think about it, there's more. "two" and "to". Oh and when someone says "pacific" instead of "specific" One is an ocean, Sandra
    • Jackmydad
    • By Jackmydad 18th Apr 19, 10:48 AM
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    Some times, basic things such as people not knowing the difference between "they're" "their" and "there" (as a native speaker). It's just basic common sense, we've all been to school! It's the same with "you're" and "your". The annoying thing is "you're" and "they're" are so close to the words they're an abbreviation of! All you have to do is swap the apostrophe for an 'a'.

    Now I think about it, there's more. "two" and "to". Oh and when someone says "pacific" instead of "specific" One is an ocean, Sandra
    Originally posted by charlotte1994
    There's a sort of rhyme we were taught at school.for the there / their thing

    "There is, there are
    There was, there were
    There will be, there may be
    There should be, there shall be
    Are all spelled T-H-E-R-E"
    • FunnyUseName
    • By FunnyUseName 18th Apr 19, 6:58 PM
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    Getting my own funny user name wrong when I signed up☹️
    • Marvel1
    • By Marvel1 19th Apr 19, 6:45 AM
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    No, but when people put DH, DD, DS etc they wtite out the whole paragraph in full but you cant write husband, daughter or so! Do you refer to them when talking to others in person as darling husband/daughter/son?!
    Last edited by Marvel1; 19-04-2019 at 9:10 AM. Reason: Spelling error
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 19th Apr 19, 7:12 AM
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    No, but when people put DH, DD, DS etc they wtite out the whole paragraph in full but you cant write husband, daughter or so! Do you refer to them when talking to others in person as darling husnad/daughter/son?!
    Originally posted by Marvel1

    Been called many things, but never that.
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    • Marvel1
    • By Marvel1 19th Apr 19, 9:10 AM
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    Been called many things, but never that.
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    : and on this thread
    • maisie cat
    • By maisie cat 19th Apr 19, 10:03 AM
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    I find the people who feel the need to point errors out more annoying than the error.
    • Jackmydad
    • By Jackmydad 19th Apr 19, 11:11 AM
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    I find the people who feel the need to point errors out more annoying than the error.
    Originally posted by maisie cat
    Again if something's pointed out occasionally and politely by someone I don't have a problem.
    The spellig and grammer polise get up my noze tho.
    • Morbier
    • By Morbier 19th Apr 19, 2:37 PM
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    Morbier
    Seems to me that those who can't spell and punctuate have many excuses as to why they can't, and get annoyed when their errors are pointed out to them - even when it's done in the most tactful way. Don't think I would ever correct someone on a forum, bit rude to do that to someone you don't really know.

    I was taught about punctuation, spelling and grammar from about ages 8 to 18 at school. We had it drilled into us repeatedly and woe betide anyone who got it wrong.

    As a result, I can say 'yes' it does annoy me when I see errors. Not saying I'm perfect though and, yes, I agree many errors are no more than typos. It's the likes of 'would of' and 'specific/pacific' that annoy me. It shows that the speaker/writer doesn't really understand what he or she is saying.
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    • MissPickle
    • By MissPickle 19th Apr 19, 9:36 PM
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    MissPickle
    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?
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    You need to chill.
    I can't even imagine what life must be like to be constantly fussing.
    Everybody reads their stuff through & edits. That's pretty normal.
    Nobody writes threads about it though!
    They don't irritate me per se but 'm gonna do a thread about it just the same
    Life don't work that way.
    Smile... It'll confuse em.
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