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Old 07-10-2016, 06:02 PM   #26
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Thank god for the large number of people with terrible writing skills, if everyone wrote like Christopher Hitchens my literary incompetence would be far more apparent.

It's retards who can't write well (Or read well for that matter) that enable me to earn Porsche money.

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No matter how good a deal it might be, I don't think I could ever buy a car from anyone who says their car has good breaks or a recent break job in their ad. I swear I flip a table every time I see that...

I've flipped an awful lot of tables.
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Teacher 1: MG1 - all female class, period.
Teacher 2: Timpo - How to spell GTR, because frankly, no other car matters.
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Here's a common one.

Crossing the BORDER, not BOARDER.
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Japanese singer, Hironobu Kageyama was singing Dragon Ball Z Burst Limit song in English.

Just listen to it...

0:07 - It's only for the ass
0:24 - Everything's been going right up in my ass today
0:54 - The dead clown's gonna pay the rent for us
1:01 - We avenge the aloe vera
1:09 - Get your hands asshole
1:22 - It's only 'cause you're black, the neighbor dies
1:39 - If you don't have a sach
1:54 - People say somethimes you must be a hot lesbian
2:06 - Your ass makes me think about our world cuz its round
2:12 - Waiting to trust my balls
3:29 - Its only for the ass
3:45 - for we tried to get our freedom, fight to get the cum out

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Could of does not exist. Neither do should of, will of, or would of as verbs. Write could have, should have, will have, or would have. If you want to emphasize the pronunciation, write it as a verb contraction: could've, should've, will've, or would've.

source: google, this is most troubling imo
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Could of does not exist. Neither do should of, will of, or would of as verbs. Write could have, should have, will have, or would have. If you want to emphasize the pronunciation, write it as a verb contraction: could've, should've, will've, or would've.

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I'll never forget this one because I actually used to make this mistake and learnt this one from RS many years ago when a member called me out on it. Can't remember who though.
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I'll never forget this one because I actually used to make this mistake and learnt this one from RS many years ago when a member called me out on it. Can't remember who though.
Probably me.
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Mine, not mines.

Mines are places where you dig for shit, or explosives, like in land mines.

Mine as in, "It's mine, not yours."

Oh, there you go............. another one. Your and you're.

Your mom is HOT!
You're not hot.

Anyway........... oh shit, another one. It is anyway, not anyways. They say Vancouverites always use anyways insead of anyway.

So much to learn here, FOB's. Once you think you've got it, the English language throws you a curve, not curb.
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This thread rocks. I don't pretend I use perfect Engrish, but my junior high English teacher drilled it into my head about the importance of proper English and grammar. Nearly every example you guys quoted here drive me frickin' nuts when I see other people use it as if it was correct.

Here is another one:

borrow =\= lend

I would nearly flip out every time I hear someone say "Can you borrow me your whatever..."
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One that I notice a lot and for some reason chaps my ass the most is people spelling ridiculous as rediculous.
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Caulk goes where?

No, not cock.
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Caulk goes inside the crack............. or hole(s). To plug a gap..........
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Principal of a school - no other use of that word...... okay, maybe on Reboot.

Principle, as in he did it on principle.

You advise someone, whereas you give someone advice.

You affect someone's decision by your actions.

The effect was global in nature.


Understanding parts of speech helps a lot (not alot).......... srs.

Nouns Verbs
Adjectives Adverbs
Nouns Pronouns
Participle Past Participle
Tenses
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Principal of a school - no other use of that word...... okay, maybe on Reboot.
The initial starting sum of an investment is also the "principal" or "principal" amount.

Yes, when people incorrectly use "affect" vs "effect", it drives me nut too...
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Principal of a school - no other use of that word...... okay, maybe on Reboot.
I was taught that in elementary school too. However, Principal can actually be used to refer to a primary amount.

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The initial starting sum of an investment is also the "principal" or "principal" amount.

Yes, when people incorrectly use "affect" vs "effect", it drives me nut too...
Or, paying off the principal on a loan (same thing). Totally forgot, lol.
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Lesson three...........

Canadian spelling vs Amurican spelling

Centre vs Center
Grey vs Gray
Cheque vs Check
Theatre vs Theater
Labour vs Labor
Honour vs Honor
Harbour vs Harbor Freight
Colour vs Color (just aboot anything with "our" is "or")


It gets annoying sometimes, 'cause HTML and other stuff is in Amurican.

Our spelling is more British. Since they're the ones where English comes from, we have the spelling right, lol. The Americans a British bastards anyway, hee hee, hue hue, pew pew.

Thank god there's a Canadian version of Sesame Street where it's X, Y and Zed and not Zee.
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Our spelling is more British. Since they're the ones where English comes from, we have the spelling right, lol. The Americans a British bastards anyway, hee hee, hue hue, pew pew.

Thank god there's a Canadian version of Sesame Street where it's X, Y and Zed and not Zee.
So I guess our cars have tyres, not tires.

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