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post #1 of 28 Old 07-18-2008, 11:18 PM Thread Starter
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OK, this is a quick rant about the use of than and then. I realize that I mostly break every gramatical rule there is ( with almost every sentense ). However this one is my pet peeve of pet peeves.

Than = a comparison of things

Then = a relation of time

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Uhhhhh....you misspelled "sentence". Couldn't resist!

I'm tired of seeing "Your" and "You're" used incorrectly. Not just in casual emails and chats, but in business correspondence too.

(Man, I hop I spelled everthang koreckly!)

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Uhhhhh....you misspelled "sentence". Couldn't resist!

I'm tired of seeing "Your" and "You're" used incorrectly. Not just in casual emails and chats, but in business correspondence too.

(Man, I hop I spelled everthang koreckly!)
Man, this is my pet peeve...

...and believe it or not, small stuff like this has been the make or break point in some of my relationships with women. Uneducated = unattracted. Anyone else done the same thing or is it just me?

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You are right, but I see these all the time. Anyhow, that is just my little ole 2 cents worth.

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I'm with you guys here. This stuff drives me nuts.

Another thing that really bothers me is punctuation.

I hate when someone is trying to ask you for advice and you can't understand what they are trying to say because they don't know what a comma or period is it drives me insane trying to decode their ramblings do you guys know what I mean?
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I'm with you guys here. This stuff drives me nuts.

Another thing that really bothers me is punctuation.

I hate when someone is trying to ask you for advice and you can't understand what they are trying to say because they don't know what a comma or period is it drives me insane trying to decode their ramblings do you guys know what I mean?
You do realize that if this continues only the PHDs will be able to find any humor in it?

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yea tanks post seemed normal, untill i re read it!



btw i failed every english class in HS!

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Here's another one.

the improper use of...their, they're, there
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Ha

this is funy, i laff every time this comes up, aspeshelly wen the ariginal poster mispels a werd, but im a guesn that everone has pett pievs, theyre intitled to theyre opinins,,
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We all make mistakes, but after a while we all learn each other typing habits.

It's the ones that constantly do it that erk me...lol

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You do realize that if this continues only the PHDs will be able to find any humor in it?
Not PHD's......we are in America right...where English is the common language.....well...ok....maybe it isn't anymore.

How can we get pissed at all the foreign Americans not speaking our language....if we can't even do it correctly?
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