Grammar Police

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Grammar Police

Postby earthling » Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:58 pm

Nice list of common grammar mistakes in practical speak, not an anal librarian lesson...
https://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/comm ... takes-list

Nobody's grammar is perfect including mine (I catch many freakin errors after posts). That said.

And if you want to tell the world you are a Midwestern yokel (nothing wrong with that if your life goal), finish a sentence with 'at'. It's 'where are you', not 'where you at'.

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Re: Grammar Police

Postby WSPanic » Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:15 am

What about, "Where you at, asshole"?

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Re: Grammar Police

Postby chingon » Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:42 pm

earthling wrote:And if you want to tell the world you are a Midwestern yokel (nothing wrong with that if your life goal), finish a sentence with 'at'.


Look at this fucking midwestern yokel.

https://youtu.be/lw3Or6eqIpI

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Re: Grammar Police

Postby mean » Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:47 pm

Toronto is basically in the midwest of the eastern third of Canada.

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Re: Grammar Police

Postby flyingember » Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:15 pm

earthling wrote:Nice list of common grammar mistakes in practical speak, not an anal librarian lesson...
https://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/comm ... takes-list

Nobody's grammar is perfect including mine (I catch many freakin errors after posts). That said.

And if you want to tell the world you are a Midwestern yokel (nothing wrong with that if your life goal), finish a sentence with 'at'. It's 'where are you', not 'where you at'.

I think it's ironically appropriate to point out all the common grammar errors in a post on grammar.

I stopped caring about grammar errors where it's possble to identify the intent, but this was too good to pass up.

You forgot the apostrophe on freakin' since it's an abbreviation
Yokel is a proper noun
"Practical speak" isn't proper grammar. I'm not sure there is a congugation of "to speak" that works there.
American grammar puts periods and commas inside quotes.
"Nothing wrong with that, if your life goal" you need the comma between the two pieces
"That said," needs a comma after it as it's the beginning of a sentence
"I catch... after posts" should be "after posting"

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Re: Grammar Police

Postby earthling » Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:55 pm

^Ha, was wondering who would point some out. What took you so long.

You've won the prize... a Dr. Sheldon Cooper bobblehead.

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