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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?
LMAO!!!!


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]
WTIME!


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]
Dang......how 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. ;)
Melanie


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.
Thanx
Ron


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.”
Fernan


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
Ron


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]
OhcomeonnowLeseveryonedoesalittlecorrectingnopunctuationorspacingishardtodoguesswerealnotwriters

Ugh,now thats ugly.


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


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