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Poster:cliphead
Date:2009-01-24 00:17
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Billy Mack is a detective down in Texas
You know he knows just exactly what the facts is

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Poster:beyond_pale
Date:2007-01-03 18:03
Subject:"List of Words Banished from the Queen's English for Mis-Use, Over-Use and General Uselessness"
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It made my morning!

http://www.lssu.edu/banished/current.php

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Poster:roque
Date:2006-12-29 15:16
Subject:let's not compound idiocy with incompetence
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dumb newspaper article about dumber teenager.

it's vise. vise. vise.

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Poster:cheerfulstoic
Date:2006-12-14 15:50
Subject:So much for education
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Sign on classroom door of elite international relations graduate school:

English TA Session
Monday, December 11th
5:30 pm
Cafateria

Those poor ESL suckers.

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Poster:slimbiscuit
Date:2006-12-14 13:44
Subject:CNN error--photo caption
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Tsk tsk, CNN.com. Confusing "loose" and "lose?"

At least they already fixed it...

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Poster:roque
Date:2006-11-16 15:32
Subject:it sounds vaguely dirty, too
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thank you, Washington Post, for briefly making my confused and tired brain have to stop and wonder what the hell country "Lybia" is.

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Poster:cheerfulstoic
Date:2006-03-29 13:06
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From a poorly written AP story on profanity:

"And Donnell Neal of Madison Lake, Minn., notes disdainfully how she'll hear the F-word as just an adjective for emphasis, as in: 'That person scared the f--- out of me!'"

No children. While fuck is an extremely versatile word and can be used as many parts of speech, in this case it's a NOUN. Also, are all those underscores some kind of automatic formatting error or is some misguided soul actually using them as punctuation?

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Poster:cheerfulstoic
Date:2006-02-22 18:46
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University lecturer demands "more smarter writing" from grad student. I think it's time to start worrying about the quality of our educational institutions, if you haven't already.

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Poster:beyond_pale
Date:2006-02-10 11:11
Subject:more ungrammatical grammy-ness
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when typos tell the real story?

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Poster:beyond_pale
Date:2006-02-09 15:05
Subject:no rest for the editrix...
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apostrophicatastrophe!Collapse )

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Poster:beyond_pale
Date:2006-01-31 14:03
Subject:not that I should have any expectations...
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it shouldn't be this hardCollapse )

-ing.

(This misspelling has actually been live for several hours....)

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Poster:darkmousie
Date:2006-01-27 09:25
Subject:*cringe* It was peer review day in English 102
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So, today in ENG 102 was peer review day. I both await excitedly and dread peer review days. I love reviewing papers, but rarely get a worthwile review (people have told me to put a paragraph where one made no sense, changed spellings from correct to incorrect, and shifted tenses in a dizzying manner.) Today, I was awake enough to listen to my prof. I was horrified. She kept saying things like, "Read the author's paper and make sure they have a thesis." The author. They. It hurt.

The first paper I reviewed was painful. He stated his thesis four times in the first paragraph. Further into the paper, not only did he mix up "his" and "their," but he mixed up "their" and "there." Why do people not know these things?! Were so many people absent on the day in second grade these things were clarified?

The second paper was better, though a bit too familiar and overly wordy. He kept telling me that he was argueing without actually stating the argument. His major problem was "its" versus "it's."

Also, yesterday on my friends page, someone in a community had posted about a movie theatre. She said, "The Buddha's had lazer eyes." I felt like flaming her for that, but restrained. I started making an icon with the caption, "Your grammar hurts my soul," though. Why is it so hard to learn the differance between possessive and plural?

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Poster:beyond_pale
Date:2006-01-16 15:58
Subject:yes they did...
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...after EVERY SINGLE commerical break. On TNT network; click for more screencapsCollapse )

I just needed to vent.

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Poster:cheerfulstoic
Date:2006-01-15 18:28
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The demographic group with the most influence on the English language is... teenage girls.
http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,17764965%255E29677,00.html
Just shoot me now.

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Poster:r_anne_k
Date:2005-12-16 20:24
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Hi everyone!
I just joined this community.

I saw this advertisement recently:

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Poster:cheerfulstoic
Date:2005-12-15 18:27
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Here are some smashing shirts for all your perfectly spelled and punctuated Christmas lists:
http://www.cafepress.com/buy/grammar
You can bet they're on mine.

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Poster:beyond_pale
Date:2005-12-13 23:23
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so, my new hobby is catching typos in the New York Times, apparently.

Can you find the grammar mistake?Collapse )

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Poster:cheerfulstoic
Date:2005-08-26 23:37
Subject:Adventures in Spelling
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Yesterday I opened a fortune cookie to read that "Absense makes the heart grow fonder." I can tell you that the absence of a "c" made my heart scream in frustration. Also, here's a link to a recent Penny Arcade comic in which a spelling mistake makes Satan thick and sticky:
http://www.penny-arcade.com/view.php?date=2005-08-26&res=l
Also note the missing close quotation mark though that's not nearly as funny as syrupy Satanic goodness.

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Poster:cheerfulstoic
Date:2005-05-05 23:55
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"Apostrophes would be out of control!"
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/strange/news-article.aspx?storyid=036683

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Poster:slimbiscuit
Date:2005-04-22 10:58
Subject:He's coming...and soon!!
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I just want to give everyone fair warning that, according to the subway wall at 7th Avenue in Brooklyn,

"chirst is coming soon"


This rates number 1 in my favorite ridiculous graffiti of all time - just above "I hate hommos" and "Crystal is a B word."

Sure, it's technically a spelling error; but I couldn't find the "elitespellingho" group...

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