Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Another WINSday! (part 1)

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  1. wordpervert: I didn’t see that :O What was it?

  2. Hobo, lamebook classic “welcome home”

  3. I knew there was something wrong with how Blaire spelt ‘apostrophe’, thanks guys πŸ˜‰

    And as for ‘Blair’ spelt with an ‘e’? I don’t like it.

  4. kiwigurl4life – if you are anal about correct grammar, you would have put a comma between “spelling” and “I”… πŸ™‚

  5. @50 wordpervert
    I saw that! malteaser said “lol ouch” πŸ™‚

    The Blaire rant bored me to almost tears. Why are you all talking to much about it?? (Yes, I know how to use an ‘, like @25 Gingivitis said)

  6. also, you can report your own posts, while on a fan page or something of that sort. I think.
    “bollocking” lol.

  7. Regicide, that one made me laugh. That Danny guy clearly hasn’t even the foggiest idea that it’s a threat.

  8. D-moneys?

  9. I’m SO glad Snip said something about the whole apostrophe thing. It’s sad that it took 16 posts to get there, though.

  10. So glad D-Money’s getting his dues off of his tiny Facebook group. He’s been asking for a Lamebook entry forever.

  11. OK, Blaire is completely irritating me because she’s trying so hard to be a grammar/spelling Nazi and has completely failed. First off, as most of you have pointed out, she misspelled “apostrophe.” Then she goes on to criticize him by saying that he is “attempting to use tattoos and piercings as possessives.” Um…I believe he was attempting to pluralize them, not use them as possessives. There are several elements at play here that people continually screw up in everyday language: plural forms of words, contractions, and possessives. Apostrophes are for contractions and possessives, and apostrophes never, ever make a word plural. Case in point: I constantly see abbreviated eras/decades written as “the 70’s, the 80’s,” etc. STOP IT! It’s ’70s and ’80s. The apostrophe is a contraction to shorten 1970s and 1980s, and the s does not need an apostrophe because you are pluralizing the years. I even witnessed captions on the Dr. Oz show today that read, “The Do’s and Don’ts of ______.” OK, so the logic is that you need an apostrophe to pluralize “Do’s,” but not for “Don’ts”!? Gah!!! Those are two very different usages of apostrophes, and I still can’t seem to figure out why people INSIST on randomly inserting apostrophes to pluralize words.

    Sorry for the rant, but this is one of my most irritating pet peeves.

  12. @mercury125

    *possessive’s
    *word’s
    *contraction’s
    *possessive’s
    *apostrophe’s
    *contraction’s
    *possessive’s
    *apostrophe’s
    *era’s
    *decade’s
    *’70’s
    *’80’s
    *1970’s
    *1980’s
    *year’s
    *caption’s
    *Don’t’s
    *Don’t’s
    *usage’s
    *apostrophe’s
    *people’
    *apostrophe’s
    *word’s
    *peeve’s

    Either you’re laughing right now, or your head has melted into a puddle of jelly on your keyboard. Either way, glad I could help.

  13. lol!! mercury125 you’re funny … ‘cos actually apostrophes CAN be used for making a word plural if it ends with an “s” or a “z” already.

    Example: Doris’s desk is by the window.

    Example: Jose Sanchez’s father is 53 years old.

    AND “The Do’s and Don’ts of ____.” is CORRECT. Because apostrophese are used to make sure the word being said is still clear even when plural. If it didnt have the apostrophe, it would be Dos, and that could be confusing.

    Example: Dot your i’s and cross your t’s.

  14. ^^ was @mercury125

  15. @hobbsste Not plural… there’s still only one Doris and one Jose Sanchez.

  16. That’s funny, @hobbsste, because you’re completely and utterly wrong. Your first examples are expressing POSSESSION, not plurality. And again, your next example is wrong, too. It is indeed “Dos and Don’ts,” unless you’re discussing something that belongs to do (and I doubt such a situation exists). “Don’t” only has an apostrophe because it is a contraction of “do not.” AND, if you really thought that you could pluralize “do” as “Do’s,” then wouldn’t you also write “Don’t’s”?? I smell inconsistencies!

    As for your last statement, confusion is avoided by capitalizing I and T. “Dot your Is and cross your Ts.” You can potentially use an apostrophe to avoid confusion, but grammar experts categorize this as a small gray area in grammar, and even so, the apostrophes aren’t necessary or 100% adherent to grammar rules.

    May I suggest remedial English lessons for you?

    @Stretch

    It burns!!!

  17. Blaire sounds like the life of the party…

  18. JesusOnADinosaur

    Who cares about apostrophes, Blaire’s still a bitch.

  19. Yup, Blaire is a bitch. You don’t need to have perfect grammar in order to be functioning member of society and you don’t deserve to be disrespected if you don’t, you arrogant twat.

  20. @mercury125

    Actually, when you’re pluralizing letters like I, it’s better to put in an apostrophe so people aren’t confused. It looks like you’re writing the word is, even if you capitalize it. It’s the same thing with the letter a. Alternatively, you could surround the letter in quotation marks and then add the s.

  21. To people correcting grammar: NOBODY CARES!!! Also, if you’re going to try to sound like Mr/Ms Smart please ensure your own grammar is correct, i.e. no dangling prepositions!!! Sentences are not supposed to end in words like it, of, do, at, etc…

  22. @snwbrdbchlr – It is an article, not a preposition. Do is a verb, not a preposition. So if you’re correcting people who are correcting people, make sure YOU’RE right.

  23. *actionashton – “It” is a pronoun, not an article. So, if you’re correcting people who are correcting people who are correcting people, make sure YOU’RE right, dumbass.

  24. Thanks mercury125, I try to learn somethink everyday…

    @stretch: You wrote “don’t’s” twice. Twice a horrible shiver was sent up my spine.

  25. Blaire’s post is weird. I thought that “tattoo’s” would imply that the tattoo is the owner of something and not that something was the owner of the tattoos.

    You don’t say, “Eric tattoo’s is weird.”
    You would say, “Eric’s tattoo is weird.”

    Does anyone agree?

    You can also use “tattoo’s” for “tattoo is”…possibly.

    Someone has probably said all of this and my grammar has probably not been perfect either. I am just confused and wanted to know if anyone sees what I see.

  26. “Oh no! My new tattoo’s lost all its ink already!”
    “Dang, that tattoo’s really stupid.”
    Yep, “is” and “has” are the only options there, and they’re kinda a stretch.

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