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TheoGB

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There. I've said it. It's been said before but it still pisses me off and people still use it.
The word is definitely.
Right. Now I'm going to take my pedantic arse out of here. Thanks for your time. ;)
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Kevin P

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You definitely seem definite about something definate. :)
A separate one that drives me nuts is "seperate". :)
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Jay H

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I'm always misspelling separate as "seperate". In fact, like in 7th grade, I got ripped a new one for entitling a term paper "A Seperate Peace" :D It turns out I spell checked my whole essay except for the title page... D'oh The teacher couldn't understand why I was laughing so hard when she pointed it out to me while handing back the papers.
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P.S. What's with the new "check message length" thing at the bottom of the reply page, are we being charged per character? :)
 

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I couldn't agree more. In fact, the degree to which the word "definately" bugs me is infinate.
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Nick Sievers

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Gee, you guys wouldn't like me I constantly spell it 'definately' but that is because i'm just a dumb Australian. :) From now on i'll be spelling it correctly, thanks for pointing it out. :emoji_thumbsup:
 

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I could make the effort to spell it correctly, but I really don't give a rats ass.
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Ken_McAlinden

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I could make the effort to spell it correctly, but I really don't give a rats ass.
This would probably be a terrible time to point out the lack of the apostrophe before the possessive "s" on "rat's", then, eh? ;)
Regards,
Ken "pedantic arse in training" McAlinden
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Ron-P

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Would not it then read rat is ass. Should it not be rats' ass. Always thought the insertion of a hyphen was just to shorten two words up. Like Ron is drinking beer, would be Ron's drinking beer (wish I really was).
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Guess I'm just not as smart as you there Allen. BTW, if your going to bag on people for there spelling, maybe you should proof read first.
I'm always astounded by the amount of thing people don't know by the time...
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Patrick Sun

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Well, there is the other use of the "apostrophe" to denote possessiveness.
Irregardless, I definately agree we need to use this ocassion for seperate threads on misspellings and the use of apostrophe's. :)
 

Ron-P

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Damn-it that was the word I was looking for, but could not think of it for the life of me.
I am so effing (oops, that's not a word, no one get there panties in a wad) right now. 3 hour of sleep. It's going to be a very long day with lots of miss-spellings and bad grammar.
I just really wonder about people who get so worked up over the smallest little fucking (there I spelled it correctly) things.
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Jeff Ulmer

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It should be rat's when used as "a rat's" since rat is singular. Rats' would imply many rats, but couldn't be preceeded by "a" .
"people for there spelling"
That would be "their" spelling...;)
My spelling sucks, just ask my editor.
 

Jack Briggs

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Allen: That wasn't a nice thing to say. Please talk to people here as you would to their faces.
I got ripped a new one for entitling a term paper "A Seperate Peace"
Jay, you're a great guy, but I could not resist my turn at being a schoolmarm: It's "titling" your term paper, not "entitling." To entitle something or someone is to give that thing or person certain rights--i.e., entitlements. Not to worry too much, though: This is one nearly everybody gets wrong--the same way the word "hopefully" is misused almost universally. Big ... :).
 

Ron-P

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I never have and never will be good at spelling or grammar. That's why I'm a Civil Engineer, no need to spell numbers:)
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Mike Broadman

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I'm usually pretty sharp about spelling and grammer, and the vast majority of errors are typos, but I always get caught up in the "seperate" thing. Are there two different words that are used at different times or what?

I also get "affect" and "effect" mixed up a lot.
 

John Garcia

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Don't even get me started on spelling and GRAMMAR(was that was a joke Broadman, or a Fruedian slip?)....geez. At least this board is not so bad.... I just try to ignore these types of errors, but it drives me up the wall. It is obvious when it is a typo....
Also "Their" vs "There" !!!!
I've been in engineering for years, and I have found that many engineers that I've worked with CAN'T SPELL, and can barely write. Too much time focusing on math and the application of it to learn to spell and write properly?
 

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