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    Every time I hear someone say "I love me some (fill-in-the-blank)" my estimation of that person's IQ drops 10 points.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waterjen View Post
    Every time I hear someone say "I love me some (fill-in-the-blank)" my estimation of that person's IQ drops 10 points.
    I love me some folks who can't embrace colloquialisms!

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    The local authorities have put up a shiny new metal sign with a map of the local shops. It also tells you that Witney offers a 'traditonal shopping experience'.

    Maybe this is the opposite of a polytonal one? Who knows?

    (Spelling Nazis are friends with grammar Nazis.)

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    And then there is The Department of Redundancy Department:

    People who say they are going to enter their PIN number into the ATM machine bug me. What do you think the N in PIN and the M in ATM stand for?

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    Speaking of redundancy, don't you just love retailers that offer free gifts this time of year?

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    I have been a total grammar nazi myself but...

    http://boingboing.net/2012/12/13/lit...Boing+Boing%29

    I found this article to be intriguing.

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    My personal grammar peeve is "There's". "There's too many products to choose from." "There's millions of reasons why I should do this."

    "There's" is a contraction of "There" and "is". You would not say, "There is too many products" or, "There is millions of reasons." You would say, "There are."
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    I enjoy creative use of spelling :-)

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    which witch is which?

    When going to grade school, I don't think i ever learned the grammer rules. I just looked at the pattern given in the example and repeated it on the exercices. I randomly put in comma. I did't know what a preposition phrase until someone explained it when I was in my 30's. No one caught on to this because I tested well. Due to my test scores, I was placed in the advance enlish classes. Grades were content A, grammer C, which always averaged to a B.

    While speaking, I frequently mixed my tenses and had other grammatical error were evident. This waz over looked because I did't talk a lot to people.

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    There's another thing that annoys me, though it may not necessarily be grammar. If you watch football, you may hear it multiple times a day from various announcers. "He's as good as any in football." This is used to explain how great a player may be playing. Either they are saying he's not that great, or they are elevating everyone else to his level. Do they not realize that is not a compliment?

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