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    Default Grammar and Spelling Mistakes Which Annoy You

    Aside from the usual, ‘could of’, their/there etc. I’m seeing a lot of;

    "It’s too higher price to pay."
    "I could care less about..."

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    I could do with less of the fewer/less mistakes. It really isn't that difficult.

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    People who spell ewe when they mean you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manuel View Post
    I could do with less of the fewer/less mistakes. It really isn't that difficult.
    Fewer/less is not as definitive as some like to make out.

    In broader terms English usage is defined by how it is used.

    Edit: I see what you did there
    Last edited by Whitey Grandad; 23-02-2020 at 09:21 PM.

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    Amazes me how some pundits like Parlour seem to go out of their way to get it wrong.

    “He weren’t” followed by “they wasn’t”
    Genuinely don’t know how these people hear others speaking correctly and don’t pick up that they don’t (or doesn’t)

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    Fred Dinenage! The skate once told me off for spelling his name wrong (Dineage)

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    Quote Originally Posted by whelk View Post
    Amazes me how some pundits like Parlour seem to go out of their way to get it wrong.

    “He weren’t” followed by “they wasn’t”
    Genuinely don’t know how these people hear others speaking correctly and don’t pick up that they don’t (or doesn’t)
    There are parts of the country where such terminology is common and posh people such as you and I/me would be uncommon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitey Grandad View Post
    There are parts of the country where such terminology is common and posh people such as you and I/me would be uncommon.
    Glad I doesn’t live there

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    “Excited for”, instead of “about”.

    I saw some dinlow asking for a “praisee” of something in an email the other day. I assume he meant “précis”.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lighthouse View Post
    Aside from the usual, ‘could of’, their/there etc. I’m seeing a lot of;

    "It’s too higher price to pay."
    "I could care less about..."
    Yanks say, “I could care less” - that is literally the phrase they use. Dopey feckers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benjii View Post
    “Excited for”, instead of “about”.

    I saw some dinlow asking for a “praisee” of something in an email the other day. I assume he meant “précis”.
    Maybe they were after a compliment?

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    Maybe it was deliberately ironic that the author of the thread title incorrectly capitalized every word apart from "and".

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    There instead of their. To be honest Im crap at the grammar stuff and so I cant really point the finger

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    Effect and affect. They mean different things.

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    And since when has it been fashionable to put "need gone" after every For Sale ad. Chuck it in the bin then.

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    Starting a sentence with So...

    Can I get? instead of can I have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manuel View Post
    And since when has it been fashionable to put "need gone" after every For Sale ad. Chuck it in the bin then.
    Especially those who say 'need gone' reject reasonable offers and are still advertising it a month later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plastic View Post
    Effect and affect. They mean different things.
    That is a wonky one, as somewhere along the line in a certain context they can switch to what the other should not be. I looked it up only the other day as something I was writing just didn't look right, saw the difference then saw the possible occasion when it could switch and thought - thanks for that internet!

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    People that say "generally" when they mean "genuinely".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wes Tender View Post
    Maybe it was deliberately ironic that the author of the thread title incorrectly capitalized every word apart from "and".
    I was always taught that was an acceptable way of capitalising a title. Arguably the word 'which' shouldn't have a capital but I believe it to be otherwise correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lighthouse View Post
    I was always taught that was an acceptable way of capitalising a title. Arguably the word 'which' shouldn't have a capital but I believe it to be otherwise correct.
    It is. Wes is wrong. How unlikely is that? Plus he spelt capitalized with a Z which is an Americanism not British English. I thought we were taking back control.

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    It's not a spelling error, but the messed up way that most Americans pronounce "buoy." it's buoy short for buoyancy numbnuts not "booee".

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    Double negatives often to be found in TV soaps:

    "I ain't done nothing"

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    Alex Scott not sounding her g's in words ending in ing on Goals on Sunday

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    I’ve got loads! But a couple of the worst ones for me is when people get ‘to’ and ‘too’ wrong. It’s even worse, in my opinion, when they use ‘too’ instead of ‘to’ for some reason, rather than the other way round.

    Starting sentences with ‘so’. Using ‘like’ or ‘literally’ all the time.

    Are, instead of our......

    ......I could go on, but I’ll stop for now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hypochondriac View Post
    It's not a spelling error, but the messed up way that most Americans pronounce "buoy." it's buoy short for buoyancy numbnuts not "booee".
    Buoy a noun. A buoy is a floating marker that indicates the presence of underwater hazards, channels, or places for tying up boats. When buoy is a verb, it can mean to float like a buoy, literally or figuratively.

    Try living in Australia, they are as bad as the Americans, if not worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turkish View Post
    Starting a sentence with So...

    Can I get? instead of can I have?
    So I was driving to work this morning and my son (seven) says, “Daddy, why don’t some people have enough to eat? I will give them my dinner.” Be like my son.

    #proud #humble #caring

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    "then I turned around and said." No you just replied, you didn't turn anywhere. That was a frequent one on Jeremy Kyle.

    Also really annoying when people say "the proof is in the pudding" when it's "the proof of the pudding is in the eating."

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    The importance of commas:
    • What is this thing called, love?
    • What is this thing called love?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plastic View Post
    Effect and affect. They mean different things.
    Ha! An examiner incorrectly crossed affect out and replaced it with effect on my thesis.


    Misplaced apostrophes or a case just stick one in for good measure.

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    “Stonewall” does my nut in.

    A malapropism of some sort repeated ad infinitum by ignorant football pundits and fans.

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    Carrot’s for sale

    Loose when mean lose

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    People who say 'pacific' or 'pacifically'. I'm not even going to set the context.
    I know some genuinely intelligent people who do this. It makes my eye twitch every time I hear it.

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    "For all intensive purposes."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plastic View Post
    People who say 'pacific' or 'pacifically'. I'm not even going to set the context.
    I know some genuinely intelligent people who do this. It makes my eye twitch every time I hear it.
    My former boss is one of these, and wasn't happy when I asked if he was being 'pacific' could I be 'atlantic'. Another of his annoying verbal tics was "part and partial".

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    Quote Originally Posted by benjii View Post
    So I was driving to work this morning and my son (seven) says, “Daddy, why don’t some people have enough to eat? I will give them my dinner.” Be like my son.

    #proud #humble #caring
    Why do you take your son to work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plastic View Post
    People who say 'pacific' or 'pacifically'. I'm not even going to set the context.
    I know some genuinely intelligent people who do this. It makes my eye twitch every time I hear it.
    Calm down Darling!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Weston Super Saint View Post
    Why do you take your son to work?
    I don't really.

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    I’m not that arsed about spelling or grammar. As long as you communicate what you intend to, I don’t see the issue.

    Obviously sometimes it’s import that it is correct but most of the time it doesn’t matter in the slightest.

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    We've been here before but mute often gets a run out when the required word is moot.

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    A friend about to embark on a p*ss up, posting on Facebook - "let the fun and games comments!"

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    People who write ‘loose’ when they mean ‘lose’.

    Loose - not tight.
    Lose - not win.

    It’s really not difficult.

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    1) Their/there/they're.
    2) Could of/have.
    3) Are/our.
    4) Lose/loose.
    Lack of any punctuation in posts (especially no full stops at the end of sentences), and use of nonsensical American phrases such as "Can I get...."

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    I am probably wrong, but the actual title of this Thread is grating on me a bit.

    "Grammar and Spelling Mistakes Which Annoy You"

    Either, "Which Grammar and Spelling Mistakes Annoy You"?

    or,

    "Grammar and Spelling Mistakes That Annoy You" seem to more suitable to me. (or should it be myself or one?)

    I have probably made some pretty basic Punctuation Errors and usage of Capital Letters as well, just to add to the general poor standard of grammar being discussed (not disgust, which is one of my pet hates).

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    Incorrect and increasingly common misuse of the the word what in lieu of the word that or the word which. For example - "Grammar and spelling mistakes what annoy you."

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    Double negatives are a particular annoyance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rooney View Post
    Alex Scott not sounding her g's in words ending in ing on Goals on Sunday
    Ditto Priti Patel.

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    Defiantly instead of definitely. Rare but special.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stknowle View Post
    Defiantly instead of definitely. Rare but special.
    Sometimes people can be 'defiantly wrong' rather than 'definitely wrong', rare but special

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    I've mentioned it a few times, but the inability to use the correct pronoun annoys me. People seem to choose the reflexive version to try to sound more intelligent/important, when it is simply incorrect.

    You can't say "David and myself were in a meeting.", just as you can't say "Myself was in a meeting.".

    You can't say "He spoke to David and myself." , just as you can't say "He spoke to myself.".

    I think this piece of idiocy is the most common poor grammar I hear and, oddly, always from people who think they sound more impressive saying "myself" instead of "I" or "me". The same also applies to himself, yourself etc. Anyone who does this is simply a ****.

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