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Why don't most people know the difference between "you're" and "your"?

 
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Most people do know the difference. They just end up picking the shorter one when typing fast.
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"loose" and "lose" are worse. I can forgive the you're/your problem as a typo, but man, the people who think it's "your a looser" really piss me off.
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"When are you two loosers coming over here?"

Sometimes I just cannot contain myself.

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Who really gives a shit?

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I can't help it, but when someone has words spelled wrong, I take their opinion a little less seriously and they become somewhat discredited in my mind.

I know that that is a flawed mentality (not to mention arrogant), because there are brilliant people whose internet writings are riddled with spelling mistakes, but it's just how my mind works. I can often overcome this bias after getting through a few sentences, if the writing is well articulated or conveyed properly, in spite of its grammatical errors.

That being said, I'll look back on things I write online and catch these spelling mistakes. "Doh! You dummy!", I say to myself. "Better edit my post to change that one 'there' to 'their'."
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My favorites are:
Won't spelled want
Does spelled dose

Want you tell me, what dose this mean?

Ackkk!!! I read it as written and think wth...
People should have consideration, decency, and respect. To know and understand what comes out of your mouth while speaking.

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O/P your kidding are'nt you. You're obviously a sad person! Some people just spell there words wrong. Theirs no need to make a big deal about it. Are wonderful English language was bastardised by you yanks long ago. Whats' the big deal?
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It's even more shocking when an English person makes grammatical and/or spelling mistakes (excluding typos)
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I'm seriously dumbfounded -.-
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I'm all for good grammar and spelling...but face it fucktard those Damn words sound exactly the same. Who gives a fuck? I'll tell you who gives a fuck...whiny ass jobless college graduates that have been sucking on mommy and daddy's sugar tit for nearly 30 years. Look beyond your own egotistical miopian viewpoint for once...and for God's sakes shut the fuck up!
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ur anus shit shits, like ur mouth, no diff, just stating!
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I can't help it, but when someone has words spelled wrong, I take their opinion a little less seriously and they become somewhat discredited in my mind.

I know that that is a flawed mentality (not to mention arrogant), because there are brilliant people whose internet writings are riddled with spelling mistakes, but it's just how my mind works. I can often overcome this bias after getting through a few sentences, if the writing is well articulated or conveyed properly, in spite of its grammatical errors.

That being said, I'll look back on things I write online and catch these spelling mistakes. "Doh! You dummy!", I say to myself. "Better edit my post to change that one 'there' to 'their'."
 Quoting: Vankman1


I'm pretty certain that most people make typos at least once in their life. What matters is if you are able to identify the error.
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I'm seriously dumbfounded -.-
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I'm all for good grammar and spelling...but face it fucktard those Damn words sound exactly the same. Who gives a fuck? I'll tell you who gives a fuck...whiny ass jobless college graduates that have been sucking on mommy and daddy's sugar tit for nearly 30 years. Look beyond your own egotistical miopian viewpoint for once...and for God's sakes shut the fuck up!
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You should cool it down, old man. You might burst an artery.
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I'm seriously dumbfounded -.-
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US public school system for elementary and secondary schools absolutely sucks. ABSOLUTELY SUCKS.

I'm a professor at a university. I get freshmen coming to the university that are barely literate.

Apparently the 'youth' have terrified elementary/secondary teachers into no longer demanding that the 'youth' really know anything.

America is bow-under-the-water and the stern is going verticle in a Titanic sinking of the former Country into an ignorant, lazy, mouth-breathing sea of stupidity.

Don't let this happen in Australia.
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I'm seriously dumbfounded -.-
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i like to do it on purpose(spell things wrong) -its a great psych test for those with perfectionist ocd anal qualities,they cant help but complain or point out spelling mistakes.

lol pointing out others spelling/grammar may e saying more about you than you think.
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It's about depth of a person, and priorities. I care much more about the persons information and feelings than I do about the spelling. Thank you for noticing that it is about the complainer and pointer only.

I don't have time to point out anyones faults. I am way too busy dealing with what's inside of me.

Love the way you think and just put it out there.

I try very hard to give no energy to those who point out things in others. I am Just grateful that I am not that insecure and messed up on the VERY trivial.

All my energy goes to you. I love your spirit.
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I'm seriously dumbfounded -.-
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I'm all for good grammar and spelling...but face it fucktard those Damn words sound exactly the same. Who gives a fuck? I'll tell you who gives a fuck...whiny ass jobless college graduates that have been sucking on mommy and daddy's sugar tit for nearly 30 years. Look beyond your own egotistical miopian viewpoint for once...and for God's sakes shut the fuck up!
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I'm seriously dumbfounded -.-
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AMEN! God, that gets on my nerves!!
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I'm seriously dumbfounded -.-
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I'm all for good grammar and spelling...but face it fucktard those Damn words sound exactly the same. Who gives a fuck? I'll tell you who gives a fuck...whiny ass jobless college graduates that have been sucking on mommy and daddy's sugar tit for nearly 30 years. Look beyond your own egotistical miopian viewpoint for once...and for God's sakes shut the fuck up!
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grammarnazi
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Yes...those who read in the 99 percentile might find the OP's post to be "annoying."

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My favorite is when people say "for all intensive purposes", instead of "for all intents and purposes".

A close second is "unchartered course", instead of "uncharted course".
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honestly,that should be the last of yer worries what a dumbass for complaining about ones grammer. I would think that the fact that they feel free to talk about ANAL on primetime t,v. would shock the shit out of you. I caught that at a friends house. Don't watch that mindnumbing crap anymore. really get a frickin grip. Oh feel free to correct my spelling errors as if that is what is important.
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My favorite is when people say "for all intensive purposes", instead of "for all intents and purposes".

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Yes, that one gets used a lot. *Cringe*.

It also annoys me when people misuse apostrophes. For example; "Yes, that one get's used a lot."

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What about "too" verses to! Or even their, there, they're....
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I can't help it, but when someone has words spelled wrong, I take their opinion a little less seriously and they become somewhat discredited in my mind.

I know that that is a flawed mentality (not to mention arrogant), because there are brilliant people whose internet writings are riddled with spelling mistakes, but it's just how my mind works. I can often overcome this bias after getting through a few sentences, if the writing is well articulated or conveyed properly, in spite of its grammatical errors.

That being said, I'll look back on things I write online and catch these spelling mistakes. "Doh! You dummy!", I say to myself. "Better edit my post to change that one 'there' to 'their'."
 Quoting: Vankman1


I'm pretty certain that most people make typos at least once in their life. What matters is if you are able to identify the error.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28709988


Agreed.
You know what one really gets to me? "Irregardless"
Ugh. Come on. Really? What is so hard to understand about the word "regardless"?
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grammarnazi
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Yes...those who read in the 99 percentile might find the OP's post to be "annoying."

wink
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Here, maybe this will help you...watch to the end of the clip...






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Then/than

Then- used refers to things that happen subsequently.

If it's cloudy and the sky is dark, then it might rain.
I'm going to the store, then to the doctor.

Than-Use it as a word indicating comparison.

LSU is better than Alabama.

Supposively instead of supposedly
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Then/than

Then- used refers to things that happen subsequently.

If it's cloudy and the sky is dark, then it might rain.
I'm going to the store, then to the doctor.

Than-Use it as a word indicating comparison.

LSU is better than Alabama.

Supposively instead of supposedly
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hf
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"loose" and "lose" are worse. I can forgive the you're/your problem as a typo, but man, the people who think it's "your a looser" really piss me off.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24842937


"When are you two loosers coming over here?"

Sometimes I just cannot contain myself.

lmao
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Their are loosers over their to.
Free speech is never free.
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Because in English class in school, the teachers were more concerned whether we read To Kill A Mockingbird than learning any useful English lessons.
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If someone feels they have something valuable to impart to the world via the internet, it doesn't help their credibility if they come across as too ignorant to spell the simplest of words.
When a poster claims to be a PhD in geology, physics, climatology etc., but can't get through a sentence without spelling a 4 or 5 letter word correctly, the weight of their words is seriously reduced.
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Because in English class in school, the teachers were more concerned whether we read To Kill A Mockingbird than learning any useful English lessons.
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Post something like the following with bad spelling and terrible grammar, readers will dismiss it as "crazy talk"....if they even give it any attention at all.

But if it's written well, people just might be more inclined to at least read it to the end with a better appreciation for what it says.

"I live a couple miles from an I95 interchange. Between me and the interchange is a large childrens' hospital with an adjacent Ronald McDonald's House facility. These two sites are very important in this region for what they are. The original grounds and buildings for the hospital was donated decades ago by one of the VERY elite families in this country.
A large swath of that area underwent a MAJOR reconfiguration (roads, many acres of terrain) recently that included the interchange and the entire area between I95 and the hospital. During this time there was constant blasting and heavy machinery operation.
On the surface of it there was nothing really unusual considering the job being done.

When the work appeared complete the blasting could be heard and felt for about 6 months afterward. To me, that was more than a bit unusual since there was nothing above ground being worked on any more.

The hospital, of course, has a helipad which one would expect to see med-evac choppers land on and depart from.
For years the traffic was several choppers per week...at most.
But during this construction period it became 5 or 6 every day...all kinds of 'copters at all times of day or night (nothing really large though many were clearly not medical). Unless children all over the area were suddenly in need of emergency evac, this traffic is unusual.

After construction...still 5 or 6 per day...for about a year after. It continued for about 6 months after the weird blasting ended..........until about a month ago.

First the weird blasting sorta had my interest. Then the helicopter traffic got me thinking and I suspected an underground facility of some type was either upgraded or newly built. The plans for all the above ground work are public but nothing is available about anything underground so if it is something below, it's "secret".
Now, the nearly complete lack of helicopter traffic REALLY has me wondering.
Looking back on the time period as a whole, I get the impression that there was a hurriedness to it all."

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