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NFT: Mount Rushmore of grammar errors

Route 9 : 6/10/2021 2:42 pm
You're/your
There/their/they're
It's/its
That/who
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RE: Grammer...  
Route 9 : 6/10/2021 2:52 pm : link
In comment 15284010 BamaBlue said:
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Sims
Sheppard
Galladay
Ingram


Really? Nothing for OBJ getting called ODB every single day on here from 2014- present?
My Personal Favorite  
Trainmaster : 6/10/2021 2:54 pm : link
Pre Madonna / primadonna

Like before Material Girl?

:-)
Your/You're has to be the top spot  
Matt M. : 6/10/2021 2:57 pm : link
There/Their (to a lesser degree they're)
Would of/Should of/Could of vs. Would have/Should have/Could have
Things sometimes happen BY accident  
mfsd : 6/10/2021 2:58 pm : link
It's not "ON" accident
Corn teen/quarantine  
Cenotaph : 6/10/2021 3:03 pm : link
was one that I had never seen until last when when it was widespread. Hoping some of that was text to speech, but spelling and understanding expressions isn't not very common no more
THEN  
Jimmy Brown : 6/10/2021 3:08 pm : link
THAN
Ending a sentence with a preposition.  
NoPeanutz : 6/10/2021 3:14 pm : link
Isn't there somewhere better we can attach it to?
Grammer mistakes?  
Csonka : 6/10/2021 3:17 pm : link
Good  
mattlawson : 6/10/2021 3:33 pm : link
Well
Complimentary football  
adamg : 6/10/2021 3:36 pm : link
.
RE: Complimentary football  
NoPeanutz : 6/10/2021 4:08 pm : link
In comment 15284083 adamg said:
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"10-point differential"
This drives my physicist dad nuts.
I've noticed  
OBJ_AllDay : 6/10/2021 4:13 pm : link
A lot of people say supposably instead of supposedly
Irregardless  
allstarjim : 6/10/2021 4:19 pm : link
It's not a word. If you think it's a word, telle how it differs from "regardless?"

It is not a "WR core." Or "linebacker core."

It's "corps," as in, "the Marine Corps."
And of course I make a grammar error  
allstarjim : 6/10/2021 4:20 pm : link
Posting in the grammar error thread.

Phone posting has it's perils.
I could care less  
Big Al : 6/10/2021 4:20 pm : link
but that is a mute point.
RE: And of course I make a grammar error  
allstarjim : 6/10/2021 4:20 pm : link
In comment 15284116 allstarjim said:
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Posting in the grammar error thread.

Phone posting has it's perils.


its perils, DAMMIT!
RE: I could care less  
allstarjim : 6/10/2021 4:22 pm : link
In comment 15284117 Big Al said:
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but that is a mute point.


Oh so HOW MUCH LESS COULD YOU CARE, HMMMM????

I know..."that's the joke."
RE: Irregardless  
Route 9 : 6/10/2021 4:28 pm : link
In comment 15284114 allstarjim said:
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It is not a "WR core." Or "linebacker core."

It's "corps," as in, "the Marine Corps."


Sounds like "core" though


Right? I hate being so imprecise
RE: THEN  
Jim in Tampa : 6/10/2021 5:02 pm : link
In comment 15284058 Jimmy Brown said:
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THAN

There's at least one frequent BBI poster who still hasn't mastered this one.
Anything Emmitt  
Blue92 : 6/10/2021 5:03 pm : link
ever said on the air.
Our secondary will be DOMINANT,  
Giantgator : 6/10/2021 5:05 pm : link
not dominate.
At work, people keep saying  
Sprintfish : 6/10/2021 5:53 pm : link
that things will be fixed "retrospectively."

Like sitting there thinking about things is going to get anything fixed... ;)
Me vs. I is a mortal sin, and it’s always tending to I  
glowrider : 6/10/2021 6:25 pm : link
I notice this more with younger people but Etcetera is etc. it is not ect for Ectsetera.

Time for an espresso. Anyone got an eXpresso?
RE: Our secondary will be DOMINANT,  
PEEJ : 6/10/2021 8:16 pm : link
In comment 15284157 Giantgator said:
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not dominate.


This drives me NUTS !
many police officers  
Alan W : 6/10/2021 9:05 pm : link
can't pronounce "corroborate".

It often comes out as cowwoborate.
“could of” instead of  
SomeFan : 6/10/2021 9:20 pm : link
“could’ve”
Don't loose you're mind..  
DC Gmen Fan : 6/10/2021 9:24 pm : link
thinking about this. I mean for all intensive purposes I really could care less what their thinking.
I could care less  
Bricktop : 6/10/2021 9:24 pm : link
Vs I couldn't care less. Holy shit.


And I actually see people writing "Midas whale" instead of "Might as well."

Holy shit.
RE: I could care less  
Route 9 : 6/10/2021 10:09 pm : link
In comment 15284274 Bricktop said:
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Vs I couldn't care less. Holy shit.


And I actually see people writing "Midas whale" instead of "Might as well."

Holy shit.


Never seen midas whale before in my life lol
I was literally just thinking that  
mfsd : 6/10/2021 10:09 pm : link
saying your were “literally” doing something makes zero grammatical sense either
Midas whale?  
trueblueinpw : 6/10/2021 11:57 pm : link
Corn teen? Holy cow… I mean, that’s not really grammar as much as fucking stupid.

I think it’s kind of splitting hair with some of these homonyms. I mean, we all make mistakes.

I’m not really a fan of “literally” used in non literal context. I mean, you Midas whale just put me in corn teen. Literally.
RE: Me vs. I is a mortal sin, and it’s always tending to I  
jhibb : 6/10/2021 11:59 pm : link
In comment 15284179 glowrider said:
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This is my #1.

I think for the longest time, it was stressed so strongly to use "and I" rather than "and me" or "me and" when the speaker is one of the subjects that there was an overcorrection and "I" is now much more commonly used as an object than "me" was ever used as a subject.

And it should be such an easy thing to figure out just by removing the other person from the sentence and see how it sounds.
"He told the story to Eric and I."
"He told the story to I." Yeah, that doesn't work.
RE: Should of/ should’ve  
jhibb : 6/11/2021 12:06 am : link
In comment 15284006 cjac said:
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Would of/ would’ve


In the realm of written errors (rather than those that are noticeable both written and spoken), I often give a pass because sometimes autocorrect does you wrong and inserts the incorrect words, like with your/you're, there/their, were/we're, etc.

But there's no good excuse for would of, could of, should of.
One that I notice more and more lately and can't stand  
jhibb : 6/11/2021 12:20 am : link
is "should have went."

I especially hear it and read it in all kinds of sports-related commentary.
"The Giants should have went with an offensive lineman in the first round."
"They should've went for the first down instead of punting."
Ugh.
Grammatical errors*  
JoeMoney19 : 6/11/2021 12:28 am : link
Or errors in grammar :)
Should of  
Koldegaard : 6/11/2021 2:16 am : link
Is the worst one for me.
As an English teacher in Denmark my students don't believe me when I tell them that Americans write that.

Not grammar but two that really bother me:

"Hands down......"

".... and it's not even close".

When people state their arguments as facts
RE: Should of  
Route 9 : 6/11/2021 5:37 am : link
In comment 15284384 Koldegaard said:
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When people state their arguments as facts


I suggest that you not read the New York Times.
RE: Grammatical errors*  
Route 9 : 6/11/2021 5:39 am : link
In comment 15284377 JoeMoney19 said:
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Or errors in grammar :)


I was going to go with grammatical errors but I was being ironic. Or was I?
RE: RE: Me vs. I is a mortal sin, and it’s always tending to I  
Alan W : 6/11/2021 9:47 am : link
In comment 15284374 jhibb said:
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In comment 15284179 glowrider said:


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This is my #1.

I think for the longest time, it was stressed so strongly to use "and I" rather than "and me" or "me and" when the speaker is one of the subjects that there was an overcorrection and "I" is now much more commonly used as an object than "me" was ever used as a subject.

And it should be such an easy thing to figure out just by removing the other person from the sentence and see how it sounds.
"He told the story to Eric and I."
"He told the story to I." Yeah, that doesn't work.


+++
Sometimes there are typos  
pjcas18 : 6/11/2021 9:50 am : link
vs people who don't know better.

Sometimes people type there, their or they're or too, to, or two, or your and you're, it's its', know no, won one, - just out of haste, not ignorance.

the one grammatical error that should be king here is the oxford comma and the fact some people try and argue against its' necessity makes it even more important.
Funny thread  
Jimmy Googs : 6/11/2021 10:00 am : link
Poster's should probably review there comments a bit closer before hiting submit.
RE: Me vs. I is a mortal sin, and it’s always tending to I  
adamg : 6/11/2021 10:01 am : link
In comment 15284179 glowrider said:
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I notice this more with younger people but Etcetera is etc. it is not ect for Ectsetera.

Time for an espresso. Anyone got an eXpresso?


It's actually two words: et cetera.

I dunno why it's written as "etc." instead of "et c.".

Et al. (short for et alia) is similar and it retained the space...
And if we're speaking Latin  
adamg : 6/11/2021 10:08 am : link
People don't know what "per se" means. They often spell it "per say". And virtually no where outside of academic literature is it actually used correctly. It should almost be abolished in popular discourse since I think I just confuse people when I say it, because they're thinking of the per say version, which seems to be more of discourse marker (like a nervous tick for speakers, like uh or um).
RE: I could care less  
cjac : 6/11/2021 10:56 am : link
In comment 15284274 Bricktop said:
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Vs I couldn't care less. Holy shit.


And I actually see people writing "Midas whale" instead of "Might as well."

Holy shit.


I have a friend who is a really large fella but has a heart of gold. I think his new nickname is going to be Midas Whale
Them  
liteamorn : 6/12/2021 7:07 am : link
Using "them" instead of "those" is one of my worst. I don't even hear myself say it but I do, often. As in "I was talking about them train tickets yesterday."
RE: And if we're speaking Latin  
trueblueinpw : 6/12/2021 8:48 am : link
In comment 15284514 adamg said:
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People don't know what "per se" means. They often spell it "per say". And virtually no where outside of academic literature is it actually used correctly. It should almost be abolished in popular discourse since I think I just confuse people when I say it, because they're thinking of the per say version, which seems to be more of discourse marker (like a nervous tick for speakers, like uh or um).


This is one that I use fairly frequently, but now I’m worried. Do you have examples of misuse? For example, “I’m not worried about the Big Cat’s new contract per se, but I am concerned about how we gave up draft picks simply so we could assess him in the locker room.” Okay? Or not not okay use?

RE: RE: And if we're speaking Latin  
pjcas18 : 6/12/2021 9:55 am : link
In comment 15285214 trueblueinpw said:
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In comment 15284514 adamg said:


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People don't know what "per se" means. They often spell it "per say". And virtually no where outside of academic literature is it actually used correctly. It should almost be abolished in popular discourse since I think I just confuse people when I say it, because they're thinking of the per say version, which seems to be more of discourse marker (like a nervous tick for speakers, like uh or um).



This is one that I use fairly frequently, but now I’m worried. Do you have examples of misuse? For example, “I’m not worried about the Big Cat’s new contract per se, but I am concerned about how we gave up draft picks simply so we could assess him in the locker room.” Okay? Or not not okay use?


perfect use of "per se" which basically means "in and of itself"
RE: RE: RE: And if we're speaking Latin  
trueblueinpw : 6/12/2021 11:50 am : link
In comment 15285249 pjcas18 said:
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In comment 15285214 trueblueinpw said:


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In comment 15284514 adamg said:


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People don't know what "per se" means. They often spell it "per say". And virtually no where outside of academic literature is it actually used correctly. It should almost be abolished in popular discourse since I think I just confuse people when I say it, because they're thinking of the per say version, which seems to be more of discourse marker (like a nervous tick for speakers, like uh or um).



This is one that I use fairly frequently, but now I’m worried. Do you have examples of misuse? For example, “I’m not worried about the Big Cat’s new contract per se, but I am concerned about how we gave up draft picks simply so we could assess him in the locker room.” Okay? Or not not okay use?




perfect use of "per se" which basically means "in and of itself"


Well their it is than, were all aligned.
"Rediculous"  
Ryan in Albany : 6/12/2021 11:58 am : link
Couple of posters on here do it on a regular basis.
RE: RE: And if we're speaking Latin  
adamg : 6/12/2021 3:15 pm : link
In comment 15285214 trueblueinpw said:
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In comment 15284514 adamg said:


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People don't know what "per se" means. They often spell it "per say". And virtually no where outside of academic literature is it actually used correctly. It should almost be abolished in popular discourse since I think I just confuse people when I say it, because they're thinking of the per say version, which seems to be more of discourse marker (like a nervous tick for speakers, like uh or um).



This is one that I use fairly frequently, but now I’m worried. Do you have examples of misuse? For example, “I’m not worried about the Big Cat’s new contract per se, but I am concerned about how we gave up draft picks simply so we could assess him in the locker room.” Okay? Or not not okay use?


You're good. That makes sense. It literally means "by itself".
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