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    Grammer Lessons

    ONE: I saw this on a T-shirt- THERE are people who didn't listen to THEIR teacher's grammer lessons, and THEY'RE driving me nuts! TWO: This is addressed TO those of us that do it TOO often.
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    Grammar

    Start with spelling first.

    This is why we educate at home.

    The "then" and "than" misuse is killing me lately in public discourse.
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    And my vain attempt to shift the vane in a similar vein:

    And BTW, Grammar is defined as a system of rules governing the structure of language and Grammer is an actor who played Frasier.
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    Don't get me started on "less" vs. "fewer."

    Fewer is a — theoretically — defined quantity. "Fewer people out at this hour." Not "less people."

    Less is a — theoretically — undefined quantity. "Less sand than the other beach." Not, obviously, "fewer sand."
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    "Grammer" was intentionally misspelled to add humor, so the effect on those affected would not be insulting.
    Thanks all for the lead-in for this post.
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    I see what ya did there. That's purty clever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by llamaboy View Post
    "Grammer" was intentionally misspelled to add humor, so the effect on those affected would not be insulting.
    Thanks all for the lead-in for this post.
    When I was looking for a wife, a lot of the prospects were school teachers.

    None of them could spell or use the common words discussed herein, but my soon-to-be wife could.

    I still like some of the phrases I picked up in the South.

    "I used ta could."

    "I'm a fixin' to git down there."
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    Quote Originally Posted by BluntForceTrauma View Post
    Don't get me started on "less" vs. "fewer."

    Fewer is a — theoretically — defined quantity. "Fewer people out at this hour." Not "less people."

    Less is a — theoretically — undefined quantity. "Less sand than the other beach." Not, obviously, "fewer sand."
    Yep. The grammar and spelling mistakes are really noticeable to me. They disrupt the flow of ideas.

    There is a commercial on TV here that says "less people" and drives me nuts.
    I wonder if it's actually an IQ test??? I once read that the emails from the "nigerian bankers" purposely have grammatical errors to weed out those who are probably too intelligent to fall for the scam... It's only a theory, I doubt that they're that smart.

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    I dated a lovely Nigerian woman for a while. No, Nigerian scammers are not grammatically clever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LRRPF52 View Post
    When I was looking for a wife, a lot of the prospects were school teachers.

    None of them could spell or use the common words discussed herein, but my soon-to-be wife could.

    I still like some of the phrases I picked up in the South.

    "I used ta could."

    "I'm a fixin' to git down there."
    You spelt fitna wrong.

    jaeat yet? Nah, but we fitna

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    M R ducks.
    M R NOT ducks.
    O S M R. C M wangs.
    L I B. M R ducks.

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    English is important, but trigger control is importanter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by llamaboy View Post
    ONE: I saw this on a T-shirt- THERE are people who didn't listen to THEIR teacher's grammar lessons, and THEY'RE driving me nuts! TWO: This is addressed TO those of us that do it TOO often.
    I used to do that same thing in elementary when we were practicing spelling and someone asked for the word in a sentence. I would give all the good ol' English "Sounds the same, just spelled different"variations that I knew.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crusty View Post
    m r ducks.
    M r not ducks.
    O s m r. C m wangs.
    L i b. M r ducks.
    mr mice
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    Closer to home — I don’t like to BREAK (as in fracture) my muzzles but I truly enjoy the reduction in recoil from a muzzle BRAKE.
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    Magazine and Clip, know the difference.
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    People shake their head at me when they are complaining about something and say, "I could care less" and I respond, "How much less could you care?" Apparently, what they were intending to convey is that they could NOT care less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sticks View Post
    Magazine and Clip, know the difference.
    I am guilty of occasionaly using “Clip” when the object is really a magazine. I get called on it too — Honest Injun, I am trying to mend my ways!

    I hope no one insists that I march the perimeter quoting the clip and magazine version of “This is my rifle . . . my gun is for fun . . “
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    could of... would of... should of...

    It's "could've" for "could have".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sticks View Post
    Magazine and Clip, know the difference.
    You're off topic. "Magazine and Clip" is a technical -- not grammatical -- error. You should of known that.
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