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Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Winnie Thomas, Dec 11, 2015.

  1. Winnie Thomas

    Winnie Thomas Gretschie

    435
    Jun 13, 2011
    Cochise AZ
    Bob,

    I saw this and thought of your line:

    Once and for all: It's "you're" not "your."
    [​IMG]
     
  2. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

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    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    That's the PC version anyway :)
     
  3. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
  4. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

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    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    That is funny, but the second statement really isnt accurate. "I feel you are nuts?" "I think you are nuts", that works. If you were basing it on feelings then, a better response would be, " I feel uncomfortable around you when you act crazy"

    The first statement is the correct one although a completely different meaning..

    I must be nuts for trying to point that out.
    :oops:

    Bob will appreciate that Winnie. It is funny!
    ;)
     
  5. Winnie Thomas

    Winnie Thomas Gretschie

    435
    Jun 13, 2011
    Cochise AZ
    You have it a little off, It is in the second, not the first person.
     
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  6. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

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    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Listening to the news, local, national, etc., makes me cringe. I don't expect the average Joe to have perfect speech and pronounciations and spelling, but newscasters are being paid---big bucks usually--- to speak in public. You'd think they'd be the first to get it right.
    Still, your, you're, yore---they're, there, their---it isn't that hard to figure out. You learned this stuff in fourth grade. Of course, another day has passed that I haven't used algebra.
    One of my pet peeves is podium/lectern. I worked as a stagehand for decades, and dealt with these both daily. You stand behind a lectern, and on a podium. Newscasters cannot get these two things right.
    One of the problems with language today is "hip-speak"---using single letters and numbers for words, all caused by texting and such. Bad abbreviations are in that group. Makes me cray cray, y'know?
     
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  7. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

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    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Whenever it gets reported that XXXX was "pounding the podium" it always conjures up amusing images for me.
     
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  8. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    My favorite is "Let's eat Grandma" versus "Let's eat, Grandma" The apostrophe changes the meaning completely! :D
     
  9. MTurner

    MTurner Friend of Fred

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    64
    Aug 17, 2010
    Clayton, North Carolina, USA
    What's that up in the road, a head?

    What are we having for supper, Mother?

    What's that dragging, a long behind?
     
  10. pilgrim

    pilgrim Country Gent

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    Jun 15, 2010
    Mississippi
    I was once the final editor of a US Federal Tech newspaper what was in four languages and went all over the world, I never put an issue out that I didn't get complaints. I did it for over two years. When I quit they couldn't find anyone else to take the job. It is like being a Minister, you never please everyone. I learned early you just smile and continue with your own ideas.
     
  11. Dostegrar

    Dostegrar Country Gent

    Nov 5, 2013
    Delta,b.c.
    The man approached the house on a bicycle.
    The man on the bicycle approached the house.
     
  12. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

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    63
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    My day job is editor of an international motorcycle magazine.
    Years ago it seemed that typos were the biggest problem. These days I'm getting submissions written in text speak:

    "omg ur up #poopcreek lol"

    I refuse to let that stuff be included but it's getting more prevalent all the time.
     
  13. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

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    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    I know college professors that still deduct points for spelling and grammar. There are student in college that couldn't pass a fourth grade English test. Remedial English for college students is a real thing.
     
  14. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    Speaking of nuts , have you seen my signature ?
     
  15. benjwri

    benjwri Country Gent

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    82
    Oct 27, 2011
    Central ON Can
    I think you mean the 'comma'!!
     
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  16. DrumBob

    DrumBob Friend of Fred

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    Feb 2, 2011
    New Jersey
    Rich, I never said a word about you're and your to you because we're friends, but now that you mentioned it..;).

    Yes, I am a bug about spelling and grammar. Being a writer with a degree in English will do that, I suppose.
     
  17. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

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    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    It bugs me too but I was the poster boy for what happens when you don't go to college for many years :)
     
  18. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    A comma is just an apostrophe with a height problem.
     
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  19. benjwri

    benjwri Country Gent

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    Oct 27, 2011
    Central ON Can
    Vetically challenged???
     
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