07-23-13 10:20 PM
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  1. DivideBYZero's Avatar
    Seriously people, it's not hard:

    THEN - Incorrect: I would rather use a Z10 then an S4
    THEN - Correct: If you use this word correctly then I won't feel the need to drop-kick a baby.

    ITS LIEK A HOLE NOTHER LANGUAGE*.





    *intentionally incorrect
    shahyaz, HedoBum, shaleem and 5 others like this.
    07-04-13 07:57 AM
  2. jaydee5799's Avatar
    Seriously people, it's not hard:

    THEN - Incorrect: I would rather use a Z10 then an S4
    THEN - Correct: If you use this word correctly then I won't feel the need to drop-kick a baby.

    ITS LIEK A HOLE NOTHER LANGUAGE*.





    *intentionally incorrect
    Maddening, isn't it? I'm an English teacher and the language abuse is horrendous. But we cannot assume that all who post are native English speakers. Therefore, we need to be tolerant!!
    But thanks for posting and making me laugh so early in the morning!
    EsJayDee likes this.
    07-04-13 08:01 AM
  3. shahyaz's Avatar
    Seriously people, it's not hard:

    THEN - Incorrect: I would rather use a Z10 then an S4
    THEN - Correct: If you use this word correctly then I won't feel the need to drop-kick a baby.

    ITS LIEK A HOLE NOTHER LANGUAGE*.





    *intentionally incorrect
    Correct, perhaps only in the context of 'In which order would you like to use these two devices, the Z10 and S4?", in which case, an appropriate response could be "I would rather use a Z10 then an S4".

    Also, probably a good thing you added that footnote... Some would have taken you seriously.
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    07-04-13 08:03 AM
  4. DivideBYZero's Avatar
    Correct, perhaps only in the context of 'In which order would you like to use these two devices, the Z10 and S4?", in which case, an appropriate response could be "I would rather use a Z10 then an S4".

    Also, probably a good thing you added that footnote... Some would have taken you seriously.
    Still incorrect. To convey the context you struggled to find there would need to be a comma, e.g., "I would rather use a Z10, then an S4".



    EDIT: Also, I assume you did read the thread title...
    EsJayDee and HedoBum like this.
    07-04-13 08:06 AM
  5. HedoBum's Avatar
    It boggles the mind how often people misuse syntax. If it's a problem with ESL, I blame their teachers....syntax should be one of the first things taught in ESL.
    If English is a persons' native language, and they don't make an effort to use their EFL properly, it irritates me to no end but I simply deduce that the offending English raper is a child and treat them as such.
    07-04-13 08:19 AM
  6. anon(5624621)'s Avatar
    My personal favourite: "I could care less"...

    Posted via CB10
    john_v, CarGuy1368 and cjcampbell like this.
    07-04-13 08:22 AM
  7. shaleem's Avatar
    My favorite: irregardless

    Posted with my Z10 via CB10
    07-04-13 08:24 AM
  8. 3hb78ftg's Avatar
    Amusement is always needed early in the morning. To be honest people just don't know how to talk or spell anymore.

    Does everyone remember "ain't"?

    SILENCE!!! For I have spoken...
    07-04-13 08:30 AM
  9. just_luc's Avatar
    ..
    But we cannot assume that all who post are native English speakers...
    ^ What he said.



    Posted via CB10
    07-04-13 08:31 AM
  10. anon(5624621)'s Avatar
    ^ What he said.



    Posted via CB10
    I wish I could assume that all errors are made by people who aren't native English speakers - and thus be forgivable - but I'm pretty sure that isn't the case.

    Posted via CB10
    07-04-13 08:43 AM
  11. jaydee5799's Avatar
    It boggles the mind how often people misuse syntax. If it's a problem with ESL, I blame their teachers....syntax should be one of the first things taught in ESL.
    If English is a persons' native language, and they don't make an effort to use their EFL properly, it irritates me to no end but I simply deduce that the offending English raper is a child and treat them as such.
    Excuse me. I am a teacher. Have any idea how uncooperative children can be? How much they don't give a **** because of their upbringing? Please don't be so quick to blame the teacher! We are pulled and pushed in all directions.

    You can lead a horse to water but you can't make em drink.
    07-04-13 10:24 AM
  12. jaydee5799's Avatar
    ^ What he said.



    Posted via CB10
    Luc...it's me JayDee

    what she said. Thank you.
    07-04-13 10:25 AM
  13. 3hb78ftg's Avatar
    Excuse me. I am a teacher.

    You can lead a horse to water but you can't make em drink.
    Shouldn't that be "make'em" or "make them" drink?

    I just couldn't resist....

    SILENCE!!! For I have spoken...
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    07-04-13 10:28 AM
  14. barnfoot's Avatar
    The there, their mix-up is way more disturbing IMO.
    07-04-13 10:30 AM
  15. yotowoti's Avatar
    I'm with you OP. I'm loosing my mind with all of these grammatical mistakes.
    07-04-13 10:32 AM
  16. john_v's Avatar
    Their is know reason for miss spelled words too day, what with spell check built in two everything.







    *intentional
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    07-04-13 10:33 AM
  17. jaydee5799's Avatar
    Shouldn't that be "make'em" or "make them" drink?

    I just couldn't resist....

    SILENCE!!! For I have spoken...
    You're a riot 3hb!!!!
    Hahahaha
    Very pantless of you!

    Posted with JayDee's white Z10
    07-04-13 10:40 AM
  18. 3hb78ftg's Avatar
    Their is know reason for miss spelled words too day, what with spell check built in two everything.







    *intentional
    Autocorrect is a poor excuse for a virtual mechanic.

    The only auto's it actually fixes are the one's that "ain't need know fix en"

    :rofl:

    SILENCE!!! For I have spoken...
    07-04-13 10:41 AM
  19. reeneebob's Avatar
    Don't forget that loose doesn't equal lose. That one SLAYS me.

    Also? You're doesn't equal your. Too not to. And don't even get me started on the fact that the allowed number of periods when trailing off a thought is three, not ..................
    Last edited by reeneebob; 07-04-13 at 11:22 AM.
    07-04-13 10:42 AM
  20. jaydee5799's Avatar
    Their is know reason for miss spelled words too day, what with spell check built in two everything.
    Lmao!!!!
    Exactly. Except if you are not a native speaker and don't know the difference. Haha

    Love the example






    *intentional


    Posted with JayDee's white Z10
    07-04-13 10:43 AM
  21. reeneebob's Avatar
    Do you know what really makes me weep?
    The number of resumes I see where those abuses of the English language are left intact. And yes. We are talking about native English speakers.
    07-04-13 10:47 AM
  22. john_v's Avatar
    Posted with JayDee's white Z10
    Actually in all honesty spellchecker/autocorrect probably plays a big role. Not saying it's totally to blame but rather that it contributes to or enables the laziness.
    07-04-13 10:47 AM
  23. shaleem's Avatar
    Don't forget that loose doesn't equal lose. That one SLAYS me.

    Also? You're doesn't equal your. Too not to. And don't even get me started on the fact that the allowed number of periods when trailing of a thought is three, not ..................
    Allowed by whom? LOL...........

    Posted with my Z10 via CB10
    07-04-13 10:49 AM
  24. john_v's Avatar
    OK, I'll do it

    Candidate for a Pullet Surprise
    by Mark Eckman and Jerrold H. Zar

    I have a spelling checker,
    It came with my PC.
    It plane lee marks four my revue
    Miss steaks aye can knot sea.

    Eye ran this poem threw it,
    Your sure reel glad two no.
    Its vary polished in it's weigh.
    My checker tolled me sew.

    A checker is a bless sing,
    It freeze yew lodes of thyme.
    It helps me right awl stiles two reed,
    And aides me when eye rime.

    Each frays come posed up on my screen
    Eye trussed too bee a joule.
    The checker pours o'er every word
    To cheque sum spelling rule.

    Bee fore a veiling checker's
    Hour spelling mite decline,
    And if we're lacks oar have a laps,
    We wood bee maid too wine.

    B utt now bee cause my spelling
    Is checked with such grate flare,
    Their are know fault's with in my cite,
    Of nun eye am a wear.

    Now spelling does knot phase me,
    It does knot bring a tier.
    My pay purrs awl due glad den
    With wrapped word's fare as hear.

    To rite with care is quite a feet
    Of witch won should bee proud,
    And wee mussed dew the best wee can,
    Sew flaw's are knot aloud.

    Sow ewe can sea why aye dew prays
    Such soft wear four pea seas,
    And why eye brake in two averse
    Buy righting want too pleas.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Tapatalk 4 Beta
    07-04-13 10:53 AM
  25. reeneebob's Avatar
    Allowed by whom? LOL...........

    Posted with my Z10 via CB10
    The accepted rules of the English language.

    http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/gramm...s/ellipsis.htm
    07-04-13 11:25 AM
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