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Old October 10th, 2009, 11:09 PM   #31
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That will go very nicely with my other geek awards. :)
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Old October 12th, 2009, 06:36 PM   #32
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Confused homonyms and contractions vs. possessives are my next major battle... to / two / too, duel / dual, weather / whether, you're / your / yore, its / it's, etc. We are after all in the communication business, and spelling and grammar are the fundamental building blocks of effective communication. Onward!
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I'm glad to have ignited a tiny flame of annoyance and it would be a terrible shame to see this sub-sub-thread go away. It seems like you have sufficient ire bubbling under: so how about David's idea of a sticky dedicated to proper English like-wot-she-is-spoke? Gentle, informative and not at all condescending, of course.

I'm far from sure it would make any difference -- but at least we'd be able to vent.

Onward indeed!
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Old October 12th, 2009, 07:14 PM   #33
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Of course all the while being respectful of those contributors to the forums for whom English is a second (or third or fourth) language...
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Old October 12th, 2009, 07:35 PM   #34
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No problem with folks that English is not the primary language. It's the folks that English IS the first language that frankly drives me batty with mis-spellings that honestly just shouldn't be.
Just a grumpy old man ventin'! ;-)
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Old October 12th, 2009, 09:52 PM   #35
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Don't get me wrong Don, I agree wholeheartedly BUT before the grammar police go on a wild were/where/we're hunt, I just wanted to remind people that this forum draws a large crowd from outside of North America.

For example: my pet peeve is "orientated". As discussed elsewhere, it turns out that the British version is in fact "orientated" whilst the North American is "oriented".
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Old October 12th, 2009, 10:07 PM   #36
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I'll make sure to notate that. Oh, sorry, "note."
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Old October 12th, 2009, 11:15 PM   #37
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Either is much better than "notationed"... <tongue planted firmly in cheek>
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Old October 13th, 2009, 12:10 AM   #38
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Either is much better than "notationed"...
Duly notationated.
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Old October 14th, 2009, 11:42 AM   #39
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Duly notationated.
To those who object to the removal of the quote function of the last post, I just discovered that if you click on the "multiquote" button just to the right of "reply", then click "reply", it lets you quote the last post.

I just did this now as a test.

This seems to be the best of both worlds, as it cuts down on needless quoting, but lets those who want to quote the last post do so by taking an extra step.
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Old October 14th, 2009, 12:14 PM   #40
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To those who object to the removal of the quote function of the last post, I just discovered that if you click on the "multiquote" button just to the right of "reply", then click "reply", it lets you quote the last post.
Much better! I think this is a GREAT workaround and SHOULD minimize the needless quoting of long messages.
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