Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Winnie Thomas, Dec 11, 2015.
I saw this and thought of your line:
Once and for all: It's "you're" not "your."
That's the PC version anyway
I dont git it?
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.
Bob will appreciate that Winnie. It is funny!
You have it a little off, It is in the second, not the first person.
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?
Whenever it gets reported that XXXX was "pounding the podium" it always conjures up amusing images for me.
My favorite is "Let's eat Grandma" versus "Let's eat, Grandma" The apostrophe changes the meaning completely!
What's that up in the road, a head?
What are we having for supper, Mother?
What's that dragging, a long behind?
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.
The man approached the house on a bicycle.
The man on the bicycle approached the house.
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.
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.
Speaking of nuts , have you seen my signature ?
I think you mean the 'comma'!!
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.
It bugs me too but I was the poster boy for what happens when you don't go to college for many years
A comma is just an apostrophe with a height problem.