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Post by Jonzee on Tue May 14, 2013 2:49 am


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Post by Calamity Jane on Tue May 14, 2013 4:08 am

Pedantic and proud!

But The Times can sod off as far as I'm concerned. My writing is littered with Oxford commas.
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Post by BuffonIdol on Tue May 14, 2013 4:35 am

Calamity Jane wrote:Pedantic, and proud!

But, The Times can sod off. As far as I'm concerned, my writing, is, littered with Oxford commas.

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Post by ronnie pander on Tue May 14, 2013 5:00 am

Who gives a fuck about an Oxford comma?
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Post by Jonzee on Tue May 14, 2013 6:57 am


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Post by Calamity Jane on Tue May 14, 2013 7:50 am

lol!

Never under-estimate the Oxford comma!
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Post by rocknrollnobody on Tue May 14, 2013 10:12 pm

I love correct grammar. And yes, I'm a complete Nazi about it.

Most of the time, I'll let it slide, but sometimes there are posts on here that make me cringe. It takes everything in me to stop myself posting corrections.
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Post by Lord SKAgiraffe on Tue May 14, 2013 10:33 pm

rocknrollnobody wrote:I love correct grammar. And yes, I'm a complete Nazi about it.

Most of the time, I'll let it slide, but sometimes there are posts on here that make me cringe. It takes everything in me to stop myself posting corrections.

i doesnt understands what you is meaning after all it is on english or something aint it

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Post by CFCNick on Tue May 14, 2013 10:59 pm

Since this thread started I've found myself subconciously using the oxford comma.

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Post by J-Iggy on Tue May 14, 2013 11:05 pm

Lord SKAgiraffe wrote: i doesnt understands what you is meaning after all it is on english or something aint it

Finaly some guy here speak the sense!

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Post by ronnie pander on Tue May 14, 2013 11:14 pm

rocknrollnobody wrote:I love correct grammar. And yes, I'm a complete Nazi about it.

Most of the time, I'll let it slide, but sometimes there are posts on here that make me cringe. It takes everything in me to stop myself posting corrections.

How many do you got in these BBC quiz than? I did gottne 7; It, is hard.
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Post by J-Iggy on Tue May 14, 2013 11:17 pm

If you read what ronnie did say above in the accent of a scottish man it be perfect grammer wise innit;

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Post by Calamity Jane on Tue May 14, 2013 11:44 pm

rocknrollnobody wrote:I love correct grammar. And yes, I'm a complete Nazi about it.

Most of the time, I'll let it slide, but sometimes there are posts on here that make me cringe. It takes everything in me to stop myself posting corrections.

I refuse to retweet anything that has incorrect spelling or dodgy grammar.

However, I split infinitives with abandon. And start sentences with "and".
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Post by BuffonIdol on Wed May 15, 2013 12:11 am

i's got 7 also. thou i dissagree wiv 1 bout gender dat me got ron, supposdely

you can split infinitives infinitely

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Post by Calamity Jane on Wed May 15, 2013 12:22 am

That was a tricksy little quiz. I got 9. Couldn't work out if Hilary was a lass or a dude.

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Post by BuffonIdol on Wed May 15, 2013 12:27 am

Calamity Jane wrote:That was a tricksy little quiz. I got 9. Couldn't work out if Hilary was a lass or a dude.


Well that was my point. I don't think for certain you can. I'm giving myself 8.

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Post by Jonzee on Wed May 15, 2013 1:24 am

I refuse to state what I got.

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Post by ronnie pander on Wed May 15, 2013 4:07 am

Jonzee wrote:I refuse to state what I got.

Then we all assume a big fat zero then...

It was difficult though. One of the answers was a pure guess as I'd never even heard of the word before. I believe my basic grammar isn't too bad but I think that kind of level of knowledge as found in the quiz, is starting to take things a bit too anally. Some mistakes can really jar in certain situations but for example in this kind of environment i.e. a messageboard, then a fairly lax attitude towards spelling and grammar is the way to go. People that correct others really need to take a long hard look at themselves.

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Post by Calamity Jane on Wed May 15, 2013 4:26 am

ronnie pander wrote:
Jonzee wrote:I refuse to state what I got.

Then we all assume a big fat zero then...

It was difficult though. One of the answers was a pure guess as I'd never even heard of the word before. I believe my basic grammar isn't too bad but I think that kind of level of knowledge as found in the quiz, is starting to take things a bit too anally. Some mistakes can really jar in certain situations but for example in this kind of environment i.e. a messageboard, then a fairly lax attitude towards spelling and grammar is the way to go. People that correct others really need to take a long hard look at themselves.


Joking aside, I know I can be totally anal about grammar and spelling, but I would never, ever correct anyone on here. I like you all far too much to do that. Random strangers on other messageboards who piss me off, are fair game though.

And to be honest, I'm quite embarrassed that I know what a gerund is.

And to bring it back to hockey.... Shouldn't it be the Toronto Maple Leaves??


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Post by sportsportsport on Wed May 15, 2013 4:32 am

6/10 for me. Having studied languages for my degree I am disappointed in myself. I do find it interesting seeing how other countries focus on grammar from a very early age. In the UK I feel it is glossed over in our education. This is why so many Europeans are better at English than we are!

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Post by ronnie pander on Wed May 15, 2013 4:47 am

Calamity Jane wrote:
And to be honest, I'm quite embarrassed that I know what a gerund is.

And to bring it back to hockey.... Shouldn't it be the Toronto Maple Leaves??

Gerund. That was the word that I learnt. It'll be forgotten by tomorrow though.

And no, Leafs is correct! I'm not sure of the correct rules but suspect it's down to Maple Leaf in this context being a proper noun.
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Post by Jonzee on Wed May 15, 2013 4:50 am

I scored more than 0.

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Post by BuffonIdol on Wed May 15, 2013 6:52 pm

Jonzee wrote:I scored more than 0.

Half?

I got the gerund!

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Post by Lord SKAgiraffe on Wed May 15, 2013 7:57 pm

Calamity Jane wrote:And to bring it back to hockey.... Shouldn't it be the Toronto Maple Leaves??

No - during the regular season it is the Toronto Maple Leafs. During the Playoffs, it is the Toronto Maple Leaves for the Golf Course.

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Post by J-Iggy on Wed May 15, 2013 9:14 pm

I got 5 cheers

I suck at the English, so I'm happy with that score.

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