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Old 01-23-2014, 7:55 PM
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Exclamation Oh, God. Not Another Grammar and Punctuation Thread...

This is primarily targetted at one certain anonymous user from HAM radio district #9, but really goes for everybody who reads and writes English:

The backtick or acute accent character (`) is not an apostrophe (') and is not meant to be used as such. The contraction of "there is", for example, is "there's", NOT "there`s". Those backtick contractions not only look messy on-screen and on-page, but my blind neighbour lurks here and they wreak all sorts of havoc with his screen reader.

The first-person pronoun "I" is ALWAYS CAPITALISED. Understand? ALWAYS CAPITALISED. No exceptions. I don't know how I can emphasise this enough. "I" is NEVER, EVER written in lower case in the English language, EVER. Are you listening? This is not a drill. If you are in the habit, break it now or it's back to the first grade with you!

There, I'm done.

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Old 01-24-2014, 9:27 AM
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lol, someone needs to get a Educator's License





sorry i had to!

just poking at ya
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Old 01-24-2014, 2:23 PM
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This is primarily targetted at one certain anonymous user from HAM radio district #9, but really goes for everybody who reads and writes English:

The backtick or acute accent character (`) is not an apostrophe (') and is not meant to be used as such. The contraction of "there is", for example, is "there's", NOT "there`s". Those backtick contractions not only look messy on-screen and on-page, but my blind neighbour lurks here and they wreak all sorts of havoc with his screen reader.

The first-person pronoun "I" is ALWAYS CAPITALISED. Understand? ALWAYS CAPITALISED. No exceptions. I don't know how I can emphasise this enough. "I" is NEVER, EVER written in lower case in the English language, EVER. Are you listening? This is not a drill. If you are in the habit, break it now or it's back to the first grade with you!

There, I'm done.
So are you from the States or Across the pond? The reason i ask is how you spelled a word in your post are we talking about the Queens English here or everyone's in general?Also I think you have spelled targetted wrong it should be targeted so you might want to look into that before going on a rant.Also i do not think backtick is a word but back and tick are but we might be talking computer jargon so i will leave that one alone.
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1) States

2) it's called "International English" or "General English", not "the Queen's English"; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_English

3) https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/targetted

4) https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/backtick; and it's actually a grave accent, not acute as stated above

"Someone needs to get their educator's licence! (Sorry, I had to! Just poking at you.)"

Well, I did major in English, if that counts...
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1) States

2) it's called "International English" or "General English", not "the Queen's English"; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_English

3) https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/targetted

4) https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/backtick; and it's actually a grave accent, not acute as stated above

"Someone needs to get their educator's licence! (Sorry, I had to! Just poking at you.)"

Well, I did major in English, if that counts...
All good just I do not spell neighbor or color with a U as happens in the UK nor do i spell draft draught which is the correct spelling.Anyway all is good now back to your regular programming.
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Old 01-24-2014, 4:27 PM
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We just need a few edumacated people to keep us mere mortals in line. Just educamators, no more self aggrandizing grammar threads,
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In that case, you spelled capitalized wrong.

You shoulda lied and said the UK because then you could spell it capitalise.
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I am 3/4 Welsh and have relatives who live in Yorkshire, so I practically am a UK boy as such things go.

(I wonder if this is not a good time to disclose that I've been dating this Mancunian girl for the past 6 years or so...)
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I am 3/4 Welsh and have relatives who live in Yorkshire, so I practically am a UK boy as such things go.

(I wonder if this is not a good time to disclose that I've been dating this Mancunian girl for the past 6 years or so...)
Sorry but you have to pick a country and go by that spelling.
It is even red underlined in the forum.

Just out of curiosity are there a lot of Yorkies in Yorkshire? Do your relatives have Yorkies?
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They either have labradors, bullmastiffs or grayhounds. For some inexplicable reason my family has this weird aversion to little dogs. Woof!

"It is even red underlined in the forum."

Where? I've never seen any red underlines anywhere on this forum. Are you not using Firefox?
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Well, I did major in English, if that counts...
It does. You are more than qualified to be the self appointed Grammar Police for the forums. It's a very difficult job that must be taken seriously. It also carries the same prestige you had as self appointed Hall Monitor in grade school. Congrats!

Do I show you my grammar pass here or in the next sub forum?
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Where? I've never seen any red underlines anywhere on this forum.)))
That's because you have to spell something wrong to see it. And since your spelling is nearly 100%...
It only happens in the text area where you compose a message.

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((( Are you not using Firefox?
No.


Hey, while we're learning how to use the forum features, why don't we explore the "quote" button.

Give it a try.
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sorry "i" could not resist....
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Hey, while we're learning how to use the forum features, why don't we explore the "quote" button.
No, he's channeling kb2vxa...
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