Discussion in 'General' started by eek, 11 May 2006.
Definitely is not spelt Definately and it never has been.
That is all
I disagree It has been spelt definately many times, and I imagine for quite some time.
It was never correct however.
Sentences without capitals bug me.
Sentences without punctuation bother me.
Or sentences without, proper punctuation bo'ther me even; more.
All of them, but As i generally have a problem spelling i can't tell what's wrong.
BTW There is a spell checker for ie and firefox but i keep forgetting to use it.
Data and Datum are two different things.
Data = Collection of observations, measurements or facts.
Datum = Thing given or assumed as basis for reckoning, reasoning, etc.
ARRRGGG can't delete and merge posts.
Ever since starting this thread I have noticed people using 'alot' a lot more than they ever used to (well, I notice it more anyway ). I'm sure some people must be having a laugh when writing half their posts!
Mistakes are fine. People not trying is the worst. People "not knowing" is often actually people not trying.
people calling initialisms acronyms and vice-versa.
'to' for 'too' or 'two'
'eleven' for '!!'
lazer instead of laser
"Loose" = set free, liberated.
"Lose" = mislay, fail to win.
That one has really stareted to annoy me too. I didn't notice it for a very long time, so probably did the same, but recently I've found myself wanting to ask people how they manage to confuse the two.
Or as I've taken to calling it recently, simplified english
I did note that the forum uses our spelling of 'color' at the top of the reply/edit windows to pick Any colour you like
what annoys me is myself, whilst on forums i sometimes type 'teh' 'tehre' etc. on accident just cos its how i spell when im playing games, and since i play games alot its starts to become natural
not really spelling but stuff typed in all caps. all caps makes me want to punch babys.
Well I'm glad I'm not alone in feeling the unreleased frustration that builds in me when reading text across the Internet. It's difficult sometimes not to think that you're the only one in the world that actually uses the rules of language.
Still that's why I read Wikipedia so much as when you see something stupid you can just fix it straight away.
Also I find that touch typing helps greatly at fixing typos as you can spot errors as you are making them. That then only leaves ignorance and laziness as barriers to correct language and I can't make up my mind which is worse.
My biggest pet hate is probably incorrect use of apostrophes. It's quite incredible the places you see them turn up but in particular I hate seeing being used to pluralise acronyms (e.g. CD's, DVD's etc.).
I dont like it when people spell my name wrong..
It's Keir not kier!
Separate names with a comma.