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Posted 9/16/14 , edited 9/16/14
I like to mis suse "your" and "you're" because it makes the grammar nazis mad
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Posted 9/16/14 , edited 9/16/14

TsunLemon wrote:


Des85 wrote:

TsunLemon wrote:

Yer right about the mistakes, but what's up with yer spelling of "difference"?


I did mention that my first language isn't english didn't I?
I never said my english isn't perfect.


Was that on the video? If so, didn't watch. Just read the posts on the thread.

"English isn't perfect"


That's what I wrote o_O
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I care about grammar when the butchering of the language means that I need to full up translate it into proper English, which is ridiculous when the writer is supposed to be using the same language. At that point, if you're not willing to expend the effort to express yourself clearly and correctly, I'm not going to expend the effort to even try to understand you. You've succeeded in failing to communicate and making your opinion insignificant to me. Since most of the grammar fails are in places like comments on YouTube videos, it's really no big loss to me. I pretty much automatically categorize comments like that as trolls.

This is taking into account genuine mistakes like typos (also, because of cognitive dissonance, sometimes it's hard to avoid making some of these stupid mistakes because the stupid is magnified to such an insane degree online so I can understand if a mistaken your or you're sneaks in there). I actually relax my rules a lot for when it's informal writing, which is a lot of the internet, so I accept stuff that's colloquial and gives a sense of how the person speaks like gonna, shoulda, dunno, etc. But I do not want it anywhere in anything written that's meant to be presented in an official context like in subtitles, videos, translations, fiction, etc. At the point, you should be expected to know how to use English properly.

One of my pet peeves is how the Internet has exposed to me how many people conflate completely erroneous terms with each other and don't even bother to learn the difference. I can sort of understand how out of laziness/convenience/mistake, you're and your can be mixed up but how can people mix up definitely and defiantly? Most of the time whenever people mix it up, I see people writing BS like, "She was defiantly happy to see that she passed the quiz."

The explanation/knee-jerk defense of how it wasn't a mistake once the difference between defiant and definite is defined for them is also even worse because it shows that even when they should know better like when the error is pointed out to them, they don't even care to admit to their mistake and get better. What's worse is I've seen this variant ending to the situation multiple times and since I usually lurk, the one putting forth the correction is always some other random grammarian who comes around. It's repeated too many times in too many places for just that specific type of grammar error to be an isolated incident at this point.

This is also likely why I rarely even add anything to the conversation online since I couldn't be bothered. No wonder trolling is a fact of life on the internet. When people don't even care to present themselves well at all in their own writing, why should they care about anyone else?
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Posted 9/16/14 , edited 9/16/14
CM Punk's Grammar Slam (You're and Your)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13FV1GaA20I
He has done a few others too, like "then and than".

Then and than
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFEEa-jibhs

Through and threw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HpC4R-JKZ8

There, their and they're.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Y4zxcSuwlI
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Posted 9/16/14
I do care about proper usage, because if you spell one word as something else, it can be confusing.

If you write "You're lame" I know what you mean. If you write "Your lame" I don't know if you meant to say "You're lame" or you forgot to finish the sentence.
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Posted 9/16/14
Gahhhh, what an infuriating Subject.
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Posted 9/16/14

Des85 wrote:


TsunLemon wrote:


Des85 wrote:

TsunLemon wrote:

Yer right about the mistakes, but what's up with yer spelling of "difference"?


I did mention that my first language isn't english didn't I?
I never said my english isn't perfect.


Was that on the video? If so, didn't watch. Just read the posts on the thread.

"English isn't perfect"


That's what I wrote o_O
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Indeed it was, I was quoting your mistakes after all.
Well, guess it really was a misunderstanding due to yoi=u being a foreigner after all. Sorry about that.
You wrote "I never said my English isn't perfect", which is pretty much saying that your English is perfect. ^^;;
Posted 9/16/14 , edited 9/30/14
ur awl sew retartred omg
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Posted 9/16/14 , edited 9/16/14

Des85 wrote:




"English isn't perfect"


That's what I wrote o_O
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The mistake was being pointed out. Some languages use the negative forms of words for the entire sentence when trying to say what something is not. English, however, is not one of those languages. Each time a negative term is used in English it reverses the meaning of the overall sentence. The proper way to say it is "I never claimed that my English is perfect." Your sentence, as written , essentially implies that you do claim that your English is perfect, or strictly speaking that you never said that it wasn't perfect. That aside, you also improperly didn't capitalize a proper noun. "English"


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As far as the subject as a whole goes, I think both ends of the spectrum are fairly equally obnoxious. People who insist on being intentionally atrocious with regards to legibility (Unohoour) just because they "can" be are annoying, but so are people who point out typos with a single incorrect usage of a homonym as some sort of indication that the other knows absolutely nothing about grammar(Editors exist for a reason). While some people need to realize that language is a continually evolving construct, others need to realize that just because the rules evolve, doesn't mean they should be ignored completely.
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Posted 9/16/14

TsunLemon wrote:


Indeed it was, I was quoting your mistakes after all.
Well, guess it really was a misunderstanding due to yoi=u being a foreigner after all. Sorry about that.
You wrote "I never said my English isn't perfect", which is pretty much saying that your English is perfect. ^^;;


Oooooh. I must've made that mistake because I posted this at 4 am :P
Though these days I tend to make the mistake of not adding the "n't" to "shouldn't", so stuff I write on Skype becomes so very wrong at times
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Posted 9/16/14 , edited 9/16/14
You are is You're that's all you gotta know
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Posted 9/16/14
I hate when people misuse them, it's a major pet peeve of mine.
Posted 9/18/14
I stopped caring.
Posted 9/29/14
lol your all so dumb l2grammer. It's basic stuff people should of known the difference by now
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Posted 9/29/14
Your all wrong and you're house is cool
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