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Old 09-16-2003, 03:20 AM   #1
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Why do people hate grammar?

I was browsing AF tonight and came across several posts that were headaches to read. submitted, for your entertainment, one post below. Read through it and count the number of periods, commas, or other common punctuation.

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your right my d15 goes 7k before oil chages allways over 40mpg is not a race motor its for ecomany bust it again calling it gay while your chaging your oil twice i'm still cruising and yes someone has gotten one into the 10s damned fast for a lil motor thats while its the not the best motor its sure as hell takes 100s of thousands of miles gets you great gas works without any problems cheap as hell to maintain its a great for what it is just cause its not the fastest you shouldn't make comments to something you don't know about.
I'm not going to say who posted that, I don't want to single anyone out. It's not my intention to offend, but to inform and make the following plea-

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE use your periods and commas people. I'd like my hair to grow back, I'm tired of ripping it out translating some of the posts that are out there.
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Old 09-16-2003, 07:03 AM   #2
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Hear hear. I read that quote and just though, what the fuck?

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Old 09-16-2003, 07:05 AM   #3
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Oh, a bit like this little gem from Dave on MSN:

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Make you wonder,if they can't string a coherent sentence together,whether they actually have the earnings potential to purchase the kind of vehicles that they love to brag about.
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Old 09-16-2003, 11:11 AM   #5
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People who write like that are lazy. My guess is that most of those folks are going to be part of the "You want fries with that?" crowd for a long, long time.













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Old 09-16-2003, 04:38 PM   #6
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Yeah, I know what you mean Yogs...but I'm quite lazy, and I still manage to get over there to the . when need be...

Example, a few summers ago, our TV remote broke...so I taped to yardsticks together and prodded the TV channel up/down button from afar...unweildy and inefficient as hell, but damnit! I wasn't going to move!
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Re: Why do people hate grammar?

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PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE use your periods and commas people. I'd like my hair to grow back, I'm tired of ripping it out translating some of the posts that are out there.

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People just spell everything like it sounds nowadays...Which is really aggravating because it might sound like one thing to one person, and something else to another....
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its quicker to shorten things.i dont use the right grammar cuz somethimes i feel like being lazy sorry.
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see drifterX, despite the fact that "sometimes you feel like being lazy" your post was not a seven line sentance. people like you you are fine...
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Re: Why do people hate grammar?

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your post was not a seven line sentance. people like you you are fine...

...but the buggers who can't spell are really irritating......
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I'm surprised nobody has brought up the people that can seem to spell the words 'one' 'two' 'you' 'any' etc. Those people drive me nuts.

"U should go 2 the store"
"Can n e 1 hear me?"

You know that crap. Come on people, your not saving that much time by avoiding two keystrokes.

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The ones that get me are those that bitch about one person's abbreviation of a word when they themselves can't spell very well anyway.
Seems like the pot calling the kettle black to me
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Re: Why do people hate grammar?

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The ones that get me are those that bitch about one person's abbreviation of a word when they themselves can't spell very well anyway.
Seems like the pot calling the kettle black to me
Was that aimed at me?
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Re: Re: Why do people hate grammar?

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Was that aimed at me?
Not really, I have seen a lot of people with the same gripe.
I even deal with it at work where people misuse and mis-pronounce words (pronouncing height, "heith") and then they mock me because I pronounce a word differently.
It's like somebody bitching about spelling yet they themselves can't spell very well.

BTW, it's "come on" or "c'mon". "common" has a completely separate meaning
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