Attention, "alot" is not a word.

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  1. Lee Carbray

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    I am sorry I could not take it any more. I see it everyday and it is driving me mad. The proper phrase is "a lot". An example in a sentence would be,

    A lot of people make this mistake.

    Come on people let's use the spell check.

    There, I got it off my chest. Feel free to list your own spelling pet peeves.
     
  2. James T

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    I thought both spellings were okay.

    Anyway, mine are "There, their and they're".
    ITS and IT'S are also pretty bad

    And spell check won't fix that, since it's a grammer thing
     
  3. Devin U

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    Its a message board, not a english paper. Expect spelling and grammer mistakes.
     
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    Had to jump in with something that drives me mad. I can't say if I've seen it here or not, but I've seen it for years on other web forums and bulletin board systems.

    For a long time I've noticed some confusion between the words "then" and "than", resulting in sentences like "Mine is bigger then yours". [​IMG]

    I'm convinced there is a teacher somewhere who is confused or can't pronounce correctly. This produced scores of individuals who use "then" instead of "than".
     
  6. ChrisMatson

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    I would prefer: "Many people make this mistake."
    ...or perhaps this way: "People often make this mistake."

    I dislike when people use "e.g." and "i.e." interchangeably.
     
  7. BrettB

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    Alot of people claim theres is bigger then yours. Its rediculous.
     
  8. Tony Whalen

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    Its certainly common enuf. Their are going to be misteaks like this. Than again, I'm not one to talk. But thanks alot four the advice.

    [​IMG]

    (God...that was painful to even TYPE that.)

    Don't hit me...'twas done in jest! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. Lee Carbray

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    I'll be the first to say "Silica"

    :p

    I was once in an AP English class in high school and I had to do a term paper and on my title, I put

    "A Seperate Peace" :b

    Apparently, I did the title page separately from my paper and neglected to run the spell checker on my title page!!! Teacher was pissed but I was laughing my ass off (Although not out loud)

    Jay
     
  12. DustinLC

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    Yeah, separately is a problem also.

    Here's one I've seen at least 40% of the time:

     
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    At least it wasn't "A Seperate Piece." [​IMG]
     
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    I always thought that a discussion based message board should be more laid back and casual. I usually construct sentences in the same way that I would hold a converstation.

    I think it is a more natural and friendlier way of communicating on discussion boards and on the internet in general. It feels more like a conversation between friends or acquaintances.

    Typing your conversation on a keyboard doesn't make it any more formal.
     
  16. Jeremiah

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    My pet peeve is people correcting someone else's spelling errors, IMO you come off as arrogant, pompous and self righteous.
     
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    You missed a hyphen between "self" and "righteous". [​IMG]
     
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