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Illiterates' Entrance
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Les    Posted 02-20-2005 at 04:35:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yup, this is the place all right.

Redneck    Posted 02-20-2005 at 12:11:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
The folks over there must have too much time on their hands. Next they will say we are driving on the wrong side of the road.

MikeT    Posted 02-20-2005 at 09:10:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
If Redneck's can't communicate's, then's who's care's!

Melanie - hey, Mike    Posted 02-20-2005 at 18:03:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
There was SUCH a huge misspelling in there:
"If Redneck's can't..."

Man, don't you know it's "cain't" ?

;) ;) ;)

Melanie, Daughter of Many Generations of Rednex

Patria    Posted 02-20-2005 at 08:44:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey Les..NOW you're back!! LOL

Funny, but I had been meaning to check out on this apostrophe nightmare thing :-)

oh I know that in this forum it's not important whether I write correctly, or not. But this is not the only place I write in English.

Gerrit    Posted 02-20-2005 at 08:16:59       [Reply]  [No Email]

Yesterday I couln't
even spell engenear,
today I are one..

Hal/Ind    Posted 02-20-2005 at 07:21:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
To, too and two are words in our language. Which spelling do you use in the following sentence:

There are three _____ in the English language.

And I don't know the answer.

Melanie    Posted 02-20-2005 at 18:00:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, a slight rephrasing:
"There are two homonyms for the word "to" in the English language. These are "too" and "two".

HAHAHAHA!!!    Posted 02-20-2005 at 18:05:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
I messed up my quotation marks. Irony of ironies... oh, where can I hide my shame?

john    Posted 02-20-2005 at 17:07:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
the answer is" the letter G"

Steve/TN    Posted 02-20-2005 at 07:32:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
You can not do it. You could write "There are three words in the English lanquage that are pronounced "tu"".Reckon that would work?

New-Gen    Posted 02-20-2005 at 05:53:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am NOT illiterate!!!!!! And I have a copy of my parents marraige license to PROVE it!!!

Les...ROFL    Posted 02-20-2005 at 10:08:00       [Reply]  [No Email]

deadcarp    Posted 02-20-2005 at 06:08:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
and no newgen, you can't go to the bowling alley - your sister did & she came back pregnant! :)

New-Gen    Posted 02-20-2005 at 06:27:36       [Reply]  [No Email] do you know all our family secrets?!?!???

Fawteen    Posted 02-20-2005 at 05:58:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
ROFLMBO! Good one!

Steve/TN    Posted 02-20-2005 at 05:48:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
A whole book could be written about the use of they're, their, and there, along with your and you're My wife is married to an ignorant buffoon and is a "noted" grammarian(I hope that's right)She's a senior AP English teacher. She never corrects her ignorant low-life husband unless he asks for help. That works! It has impressed me. I try not to give out advise unless people ask me. Since my wife is married to an ignorant buffoon, I don't get asked for advice.(Notice that I spelled "advice" two different ways. One of 'em has got to be right.)Ergo, if I don't get asked and I don't give it, I ain't making folks mad.

Fawteen - Oh dear...    Posted 02-20-2005 at 05:48:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
I not only understood that entire rant, I agreed with it. This does not bode well for my social life.

-snerk-    Posted 02-20-2005 at 17:57:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Since I correct other people's writing in business texts for a living, I have encountered every form of punctuation brutality you could imagine. I sat here laughing my hiney off at this!
However (note I didn't start the sentence with "but"), if my friends are writing to me, I ignore any spelling/punctuation snafus. It took years to train myself out of bursting into slightly hysterical laughter whenever I encountered scrood-up signs, though, but somehow I managed.
I guess my point is, among friends I ignore punctuation errors on their part, and I often relax my own use of punctuation. I like my friends more than I like good grammar. Call me silly. ;)

Alias    Posted 02-20-2005 at 05:18:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Les, Salmoneye and Ron, is this what you're talking about....(')? I allus wondered what it's used for........gfp

Salmoneye    Posted 02-20-2005 at 05:23:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ayuh...It's a plaseholder for sumpthin'...I jess furgitt wut...

Salmoneye    Posted 02-20-2005 at 04:55:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hoo Boy,

He said a mouthful...

Ron/PA    Posted 02-20-2005 at 05:01:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
No one gets it wrong more than I do, somedays just sitting there trying to recall right from wrong my eyes glaze over. I think maybe I'll make use of your wise old owl.

Fern(Mi)    Posted 02-20-2005 at 05:18:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
I don't care how right or wrong it is among pro or amateur writers as long as I understand it. Sometimes being wrong the piece gets me thinking in deeper terms of understanding or imagining.
Was once told by an English teacher with a doctorate, “Don’t change the way you write nor the words you make up, as they are you and describe life as you have seen and lived it.”

If in doubt    Posted 02-20-2005 at 05:23:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just slap an apostophia in between. That'll confuse 'em.

Hi Fern..My coffee got cold I'm going for some fresh.....gfp

Ron/PA    Posted 02-20-2005 at 05:32:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
If in doubt don't use any punctuation at all. Type a couple of paragraphs with nothing. hehehe

Les    Posted 02-20-2005 at 05:09:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
"No one gets it wrong more than I do", says Ron.
Oh yes they do Ron. I don't fault anybody for making an effort. It's not the people who don't know, it's the people who don't know and don't care that create the problem.
BTW, I just started reading Lynne Truss's book and I love it. I wish I could find a copy of that cartoon "Illiterates' Entrance" on the 'net.

Mugway    Posted 02-20-2005 at 06:35:36       [Reply]  [No Email]

Ugh,now thats ugly.

Heyyymugway    Posted 02-20-2005 at 07:30:50       [Reply]  [No Email]

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