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    eugenius Male 30-39
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    January 6, 2012 at 1:55 pm
    Link: Top 10 Grammar Pet Peeves - How many of these grammar mistakes do you commit in you`re every day?
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    Caretta Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2012 at 2:00 pm
    What does the intended recipient think nonplus means?
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    Stauf Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2012 at 2:06 pm
    I couldn`t care less about these post`s, they are literally retarded. You might loose a view over this. your making me really mad by posting you`re stupid posts all the time. Its really effecting me on a personal level.

    Irregardless, I still like this site. and will continue to come here.

    p.s. I never make any of those mistakes. Its like none of you can speak English or something.
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    uscbadfish Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2012 at 2:08 pm
    I hope the "you`re" in the title is on purpose.
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    megavidiot Male 30-39
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    January 6, 2012 at 2:10 pm
    I couldn`t care less about there pet peeves.
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    trepper687 Male 13-17
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    January 6, 2012 at 2:12 pm
    I don`t commmit any of these grammar mistakes because I am not a total retard.
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    megavidiot Male 30-39
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    January 6, 2012 at 2:12 pm
    `I couldn`t care less` seems like proper english to me, honestly.
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    Swash Male 30-39
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    January 6, 2012 at 2:16 pm
    ...I don`t think I`ve ever seen anybody use nonplus, let alone misuse it.
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    skypirate Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2012 at 2:27 pm
    How many of these grammar mistakes do you commit in you`re every day?

    i bet you didnt even read you`re post

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    LillianDulci Female 18-29
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    January 6, 2012 at 2:27 pm
    "Could care less" is the worst for me. I correct my mom every time she says it and she always says "I know" and I`m just like "whyyy do you continue to make the same mistake then?" D:

    I don`t think I`ve ever heard "nonplus" before. How do people normally use it? o_O
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    skypirate Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2012 at 2:28 pm
    @megavidiot

    it is, people just use it in the wrong context.
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    LillianDulci Female 18-29
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    January 6, 2012 at 2:29 pm
    "`I couldn`t care less` seems like proper english to me, honestly."

    Because it is... The post says that "i could care less" is wrong.
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    Reganom Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2012 at 2:36 pm
    Most of those annoy me too. Although I often mess up with "affect" and "effect", no matter how many times I sort it out in my head, I soon forget it.

    Also according to merriam-webster nonplus is often mistaken for the opposite because people believe the "non" is creating an opposite.

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    Victim Male 70 & Over
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    January 6, 2012 at 2:37 pm
    irregardless is a word

    also this reminds me of conan o`brien and "snuck"

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBplQmbqNmg
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    KekS Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2012 at 2:47 pm
    Both `affect` and `effect` can be used as either a verb or a noun.
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2012 at 3:00 pm
    Whatever. I`m at the point where I just realize people are stupid, groan, and move on. Correcting the internet`s grammar is a fool`s crusade.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    January 6, 2012 at 3:01 pm
    #1 Canadians (well, Manitobans at least) Say I could care less~! Meaning I could care less IF I TRIED. Which means we don`t care, eh?

    #10 Disregardless of this "rule" I will continue to say it, disregardlessly.
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    indisguise Female 40-49
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    January 6, 2012 at 3:04 pm
    They forgot `then` and `than`.
  19. Profile photo of tacojoeIII
    tacojoeIII Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2012 at 3:08 pm
    #8 is wrong. "Affect" is usually a verb and "effect" is usually a noun. You will probably never see "affect" used as a noun, but "effect" is often used as a verb when paired with "to", as in: "She did X to effect Y."

    Consider #8 a rule-of-thumb though. And for those of you that always mess it up - if you can replace the word (affect/effect) with "alter" and the sentence still makes sense then you should be using "affect".
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    Flibmeister Female 18-29
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    January 6, 2012 at 3:09 pm
    they`re all perfectly cromulent words.
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    Quik2TheStab Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2012 at 3:09 pm
    I hate people who try to police my use of `literally.` I am well within my rights to use it figuratively, as it is a word in the language I speak. Similarly, I can use `figuratively` literally. Saying "That was figuratively the biggest dump ever taken by a human" just does not have the same hyperbolic connotation.
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    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2012 at 3:14 pm
    I never heard English speaking people say "Nonplus". In French it literally translates to "no more" but it is actually used as "either".

    "Je n`y vais pas non plus" // "I`m not going either"

    Otherwise I have no idea how else to use it.
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    intrigid Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2012 at 3:18 pm
    "Both `affect` and `effect` can be used as either a verb or a noun."

    I`m pretty sure that one is a verb and one is a noun, no exceptions.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    January 6, 2012 at 3:19 pm
    Irregardless I could care less!!
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    mykunter Male 40-49
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    January 6, 2012 at 3:19 pm
    #5 should include `u` and `ur`.
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    norgle Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2012 at 3:23 pm
    That is supposably true.
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    Inter237 Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2012 at 3:29 pm
    Irregardless was not underlined red when I typed it. ;)
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    driftwoodslo Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2012 at 3:41 pm
    Irregardless is actually a word. It is just typically frowned upon.
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    Justin9235 Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2012 at 3:48 pm
    I commit zero of these. Most of these also bug me.
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    slut_etta Female 50-59
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    January 6, 2012 at 3:49 pm
    prolly this is all true
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    captaindan Male 40-49
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    January 6, 2012 at 4:02 pm
    I give up trying to inform people of the incorrect usage of some of these as most people are in too damned much of a hurry to give a rat`s behind.
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    Gortrok Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2012 at 4:13 pm
    Same as Justin for me *brofist*
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    January 6, 2012 at 4:23 pm
    I don`t make any of these, or at least am aware that I`ve made a mistake if I go back and re-read something I`ve typed in a hurry. But then, I went to a posh British Grammar school and had these things drummed into us in English class. Heck, we even had four "Houses", had to stand when a teacher entered the classroom and could only sit back down when given permission, I even did 4 years of Latin and one of Ancient Greek. Think Hogwarts but without the wizards. Come to think of it, no wonder I`m such a f*cking nerd.

    Most of them don`t annoy me, but #1 does. Anyone remember that rant by David Mitchell we had on here? I enjoyed that immensely: http://www.i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm?link_id=50643
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    drips Male 30-39
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    January 6, 2012 at 4:31 pm
    Advice/Advise
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    honkeylips Male 30-39
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    January 6, 2012 at 4:41 pm
    The only one that gets me every now and then is affect versus effect. If I`m not paying attention I will screw those up.
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    vVvBrock Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2012 at 4:45 pm
    The apostrophe has three uses:

    to form possessives of nouns
    to show the omission of letters
    to indicate certain plurals of lowercase letters

    BAM.
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
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    January 6, 2012 at 5:07 pm
    As I learned at grammar school:
    Currently I care not at all.
    It is impossible to care any less, than not at all.
    `I could not care less` is an affirmation of the above statement
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    nettech98 Male 50-59
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    January 6, 2012 at 5:11 pm
    One of my peeves is the incorrect use of `me` versus `I`. Also the incorrect use/overuse of the word `myself`.

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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    January 6, 2012 at 5:51 pm
    Only too people fell for the trolly description. Good on the rest of you, I-A-B.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    January 6, 2012 at 6:07 pm
    vv Oh Fancy, your so meta!
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    jacos27 Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2012 at 6:07 pm
    greaful is not a word. It`s grateful.
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    katluver Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2012 at 6:10 pm
    What about "all but"? It was all but destroyed? It was!
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    C_Frost Male 30-39
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    January 6, 2012 at 6:35 pm
    effect is a verb
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    Wtfidklol Male 13-17
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    January 6, 2012 at 6:42 pm
    When someone says "supposively", instead of "supposedly".
  45. Profile photo of DiePSPolice
    DiePSPolice Male 30-39
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    January 6, 2012 at 6:57 pm
    @C_Frost "effect is a verb":

    It can be, but it means something else, and almost nobody uses it correctly. Maybe I`d rewrite the rule as "Unless you know for sure what you`re doing, `effect` is a noun."
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    Viking864 Male 40-49
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    January 6, 2012 at 7:06 pm
    My peeve is "stupidest", there is no such word.
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    mervviscious Male 40-49
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    January 6, 2012 at 7:32 pm
    irregardless, if I use it.... it is a word.... dh
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    darkmagic14n Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2012 at 7:55 pm
    "an apostrophe is NEVER used to form a plural"

    incorrect
    the 80`s
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    trudenter Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2012 at 7:55 pm
    nonplus? Well I googled it, but what am I suppose to think it means? I don`t think that I have ever seen that before, am I suppose to think that it is a minus? I dunno.... anyways is `dunno` a word, cuz I always use that. Anyways cuz isn`t and is googled really a word either?
  50. Profile photo of darkmagic14n
    darkmagic14n Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2012 at 8:02 pm
    anyways is `dunno` a word, cuz I always use that
    No, `dunno` is `don`t know` abbreviated/lazy, though it`s being accepted as a word. If you got enough people to say `jeet` instead of `did you eat` that could become a word too
    Anyways cuz isn`t and is googled really a word either?
    I`m guessing you`re asking/stating "cuz" isn`t a word, and obviously it`s not, it`s the abbreviated/lazy way of saying because; no, "cause" is not the shortened version of "because", though "`cause" is accepted by some.

    Google, I do believe, has become a verb, if not it will soon enough, new words are created and published all the time (at least once a year).
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    Solvent Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2012 at 8:05 pm
    You`d people would remember what they learned in dratin elementary school.
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    broizfam Male 60-69
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    January 6, 2012 at 8:11 pm
    Effect can be used as a verb, as in "to effect change". Affect has a noun definition. Most often #8 is correct, though, and the list is quite satisfying. How about "I`ve got to go" when it should be "I have to go"?
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    Edgarska19 Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2012 at 8:25 pm
    @darkmagic14n
    But that`s incorrect, the correct form is the 80s.
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    agentsmith41 Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2012 at 8:26 pm
    @darkmagic14n actually you`re wrong there. 80`s isn`t used as a plural for the years in that decade. It`s actually being used to show ownership as in "80`s music" or music belonging to the decade of 1980. Kind of like saying "darkmagic14n`s music". same concept.
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    HiEv Male 40-49
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    January 6, 2012 at 8:42 pm
    Good list. Contains many of my pet peeves as well.

    Though I would swap out "nonplus" with "quite vs. quiet".

    Basically: "quite" means "very" and "quiet" is the opposite of "loud".

    When I see someone write, "The room was very quite," instead of "quiet," I just want to smack the writer. (I was tempted to say, "I literally loose my mind," but I thought some wouldn`t get that I was joking. ;-) )
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    RFMITCH1 Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2012 at 8:48 pm
    The surreal moment when someone points out grammar mistakes that you would never make, and you can not understand why someone would.
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    j_dizzek_27 Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2012 at 8:53 pm
    "Irregardless" enrages me.
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    drgnfire Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2012 at 9:34 pm
    bugs the HELL out of me when people confuse "lose" with "loose"... no idea why it just does
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    M_Archer Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2012 at 9:40 pm
    Lol, fail Grammar Nazi. "Effect" can be a verb.
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    Golden1 Female 18-29
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    January 6, 2012 at 9:40 pm
    There are even worse mistakes that I see daily. I have a friend who constantly uses "fill" instead of "feel". WTF?
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    Zismo Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2012 at 9:42 pm
    11. It`s Per se not Per say.
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    Lynxes123 Female 50-59
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    January 6, 2012 at 9:44 pm
    It drives me nuts that people can`t use `affect` and `effect` correctly. I see that booboo on the national news way too often!
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    January 6, 2012 at 9:52 pm
    My biggest pet peeve is not spelling but, rather, pronunciation. Short-lived and long-lived rhyme with high-fived. When someone says "short-livved" it makes my teeth itch.
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    bunny_knight Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2012 at 10:09 pm
    i always get affect and effect mixed up, i can never seem to remember which is which.
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    xelous Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2012 at 10:12 pm
    None, nonplus?
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    snack1928 Male 18-29
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    January 6, 2012 at 10:16 pm
    @M_Archer: just because it can be doesn`t mean it`s supposed to be.
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    uptheante Male 30-39
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    January 6, 2012 at 11:18 pm
    A lighting effect can affect the way we see something
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    diylobotomy Male 18-29
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    January 7, 2012 at 12:33 am
    Okay, how many times does something like this have to be posted on the internet? Stupid people will always exist. If it bothers you that much that you have to make one of these pooty posts every week, you should probably just kill yourself now because there is nothing you can do to stop stupid.
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    TheOrigin Male 18-29
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    January 7, 2012 at 1:14 am
    Not actually pet peeves, just...correct grammar. And pretty elementary, to boot.
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    uptheante Male 30-39
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    January 7, 2012 at 1:14 am
    @diylobotomy
    "because there is nothing you can do to stop stupid"

    it`s called education
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    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
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    January 7, 2012 at 1:16 am
    Ohh-Tay!
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    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
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    January 7, 2012 at 1:19 am
    They should make a urine test for stupidity and facetiousness.
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    BG77 Male 30-39
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    January 7, 2012 at 1:50 am
    Why is `could of` not on that list?

    And yes `affect` can be a noun and `effect` can be a verb
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    akabane Male 18-29
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    January 7, 2012 at 2:11 am
    you can use an apostrophe at an end of the "s" in a plural noun to show possession in the group. "the doctors` hospital" is just one example of many.
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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
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    January 7, 2012 at 2:59 am
    I never understood how someone can interchange "lose" and "loose"!!

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    The-Sentinel Male 18-29
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    January 7, 2012 at 3:32 am
    I stand by "for free" being the biggest and most glossed over error. It`s either free, or "for nothing".
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    bex753 Male 40-49
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    January 7, 2012 at 4:27 am
    nonplus I just looked it up and they are correct.

    The rest of the list meh
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    Zach82 Male 30-39
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    January 7, 2012 at 6:25 am
    Number two is just false. A apostrophe can be used or a plural possessive. "The Children`s coats are in the hall." "The dogs` tracks went through the field."
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 7, 2012 at 6:43 am

    Well, now I am literally nonplussed.
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    Samsquanch Male 30-39
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    January 7, 2012 at 6:46 am
    Zach, akabane...you guys are idiots. It`s not to "form a plural noun"...not "with a plural noun".
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    Samsquanch Male 30-39
    792 posts
    January 7, 2012 at 6:53 am
    One of my biggest peeves is "alot". People, it`s "a lot"...as in, "a quantity so great, it could fill a lot."
    Although, "could care less" is creeping into #1. "So, if you could care less, then you care a lot, right?" :D
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    GRadde Male 18-29
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    January 7, 2012 at 7:08 am
    >Zach
    I literally don`t think you understood point number two.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 7, 2012 at 7:32 am

    I hate "ax". Do NOT `ax` me anything.
    You may `ask` but do not ever, under any circumstances `ax` me nuffin`. Not if you want an answer, anyway.
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    madduck Female 50-59
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    January 7, 2012 at 7:51 am
    It depends what you think nonplussed means I suspect?
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    xhmcsx Male 18-29
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    January 7, 2012 at 8:01 am
    bigger then
  86. Profile photo of almightybob1
    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    January 7, 2012 at 8:26 am
    Number two is just false. A apostrophe can be used or a plural possessive. "The Children`s coats are in the hall." "The dogs` tracks went through the field."

    You`re not forming a plural there when you add the apostrophe. You`re forming a possessive from a word that is already plural (children, dogs).
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    January 7, 2012 at 8:34 am
    Short-lived and long-lived rhyme with high-fived.
    What? No they don`t.

    The boy only lived for three months. The boy was short-lived.

    "Lived" is pronounced the same in both those sentences.
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    January 7, 2012 at 8:42 am
    #1 Canadians (well, Manitobans at least) Say I could care less~! Meaning I could care less IF I TRIED. Which means we don`t care, eh?
    No. That means you care at least a little.

    If it is possible to care less if you try, then your current level of caring is greater than it could be.

    What you should be saying is "I couldn`t care less if I tried", meaning there is no way you could care less, because you already currently care the minimum possible amount.
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    faraga Male 18-29
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    January 7, 2012 at 8:45 am
    In the list of common misconceptions on Wikipedia it actually states that irregardless is a word. I just noticed that Firefox doesn`t autocorrect it either.
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    LillianDulci Female 18-29
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    January 7, 2012 at 9:01 am
    "My biggest pet peeve is not spelling but, rather, pronunciation. Short-lived and long-lived rhyme with high-fived. When someone says "short-livved" it makes my teeth itch. "

    Both pronunciations are correct, actually.
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    Thonious Male 40-49
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    January 7, 2012 at 9:02 am
    Disirregarldessly, our language is disappearing anyway. In text messages and on-line, the things I have seen and almost understood would amaze you.
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    ninjamut Male 18-29
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    January 7, 2012 at 9:25 am
    Affect is a noun reflecting someone`s mood.

    For instance my affect after reading this post and people`s responses is despondent.

    Anyway I think grammar police should jump off bridges. A lot of communication is based on dialects and no one dialect is correct.
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    Hedkwab Male 18-29
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    January 7, 2012 at 10:36 am
    "our language is disappearing anyway."

    Nah, we`ll be alright. The illiterate peasants wont affect anything.
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    madduck Female 50-59
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    January 7, 2012 at 11:39 am
    Actually- from where I come from if you maked short lived rhyme with high fived you must be a foreigner. A short i in lived thank you.
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    DingDingDong Male 30-39
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    January 7, 2012 at 12:21 pm
    I`ve never heard of the word nonplus. What the heck is that?
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    LuckyDave Male 18-29
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    January 7, 2012 at 12:23 pm
    Only the English seem to give two s#its about "I could care less" or at least from what I`ve seen. There is this thing called sarcasm, and with the right tone "I could care less" means the exact same thing, except it roots out the grammar Nazis and the stupid.
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    ojy Female 18-29
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    January 7, 2012 at 12:27 pm
    One of my biggest pet peeves is grammar nazis who don`t know what they are talking about. Haha.
    Seriously though -
    #2 - wrong. An apostrophe can be used to indicate the omission of letters or figures, the possessive case, or the plural of letters or figures. Example: The fussy hopeful grammarian`s point wouldn`t look so silly if they had checked their facts while making sure to dot all their i`s and cross all their t`s.

    #8 - wrong. (See next post)

    #10 - wrong. Irregardless is a word and is in the dictionary. It has been used for over 100 years, and while it means the same as regardless, many people do not like hearing it. Irregardless of their opinion, it is a valid word. :D
  98. Profile photo of ojy
    ojy Female 18-29
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    January 7, 2012 at 12:28 pm
    #8 - wrong. Both affect and effect can be used as a noun or a verb and have separate meanings. Affect as a noun means a feeling or observable manifestation of emotion, and as a verb means to feign(to put on a pretense of) or to produce an effect or material influence upon. Example: I just affected grammatical knowledge to make my point, while my lack of affect shows that I really couldn`t care less about the grammar used by people I do not know.

    Effect as a noun means a piece of property or something that inevitably follows a cause, and as a verb means to bring about, put into operation, or cause to come into being. Example: One would think think that the effect of my explanation would be that others would be more educated, but sadly, it will effect few people`s vocabulary.

    The key difference is that the verb effect goes beyond mere influence; it refers to actual achievement of a final result.
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    lukas1051 Male 18-29
    3428 posts
    January 7, 2012 at 12:50 pm
    #1 and #3 are definitely the most annoying. When you do it wrong, you mean the exact opposite of what you actually mean.
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    supermoo9999 Male 18-29
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    January 7, 2012 at 1:16 pm
    ojy: While `irregardless` is technically a word, it is nonstandard - i.e. unacceptable in formal English usage. `Irrespective` and `regardless` are both formally acceptable words for the same concept (and are presumably the source words for the aforementioned `irregardless`.)
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    ojy Female 18-29
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    January 7, 2012 at 2:29 pm
    supermoo9999: This is true, but in this day and age, where it is perfectly acceptable to substitute TV for television and fridge for refrigerator, it seems rather petty to single out other "substandard" words derived from the varying dialects across America.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    January 7, 2012 at 11:01 pm
    The boy only lived for three months. The boy was short-lived.
    "Lived" is pronounced the same in both those sentences.
    No, the boy had a short LIFE; he was short-LIVED.

    "Livved" in this context has become accepted, but accepted is not the same as proper. Look up "ain`t" if you don`t believe me. Because of its CONSTANT misuse over time, it has insinuated itself into the common vernacular, but it never was and never will be "proper."

    About half of the online dictionaries have both pronunciations, and the other half have only the long i. Not a single one has only the short i.

    Also, consider that "livved" is the past-tense of a VERB! How does that even make sense with an adjective as a unit modifier?

    If you want those of us who truly respect the language and appreciate its proper use to think of you as an ignorant hillbilly, by all means, keep saying "short-livved."
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    Suicism Male 18-29
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    January 8, 2012 at 12:32 am
    Um - how many of them do you commit in the average post I-A-B?
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    HiEv Male 40-49
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    January 8, 2012 at 12:32 am
    madduck: "Actually- from where I come from if you maked short lived rhyme with high fived you must be a foreigner. A short i in lived thank you."

    I believe you mean, "if you made". "Maked" isn`t a proper word. It sounds like an error a "foreigner" would make when conjugating the verb "make". ;-)

    Anyways, both pronunciations are correct.
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    madduck Female 50-59
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    January 8, 2012 at 2:28 am
    LOL- busted! I don`t often wear glasses at the PC- but it is still not correct where I live. That is in England. Obviously it may differ elsewhere- but I assure you that here a long i would show you up to be non-native!
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    simbha Male 30-39
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    January 8, 2012 at 5:46 am
    #s 2 and 8 are not precisely correct.

    2. An apostrophe is never used to form a plural.

    An apostrophe CAN be used to form a plural, under certain circumstances. Notable exceptions include: when forming the plural of abbreviations containing interior periods (e.g., M.D.`s, Ph.D.`s) or when using the plural form of lower case letters (e.g., mind your p`s and q`s).

    8. "Affect" is a verb. "Effect" is a noun.

    First off, I`d like to point out that the proper punctuation in the above sentence would be: `Affect` is a verb. `Effect` is a noun. This is because the quotations are being used for emphasis and focus, rather than an actual quote or an emphasis of an entire phrase.

    Anyway, it`s not precisely correct that `affect` is always a verb and that `effect` is always a noun. `Affect` can be a noun, when used as a synonym for emotion (e.g., "My niece`s affect was strong on Christmas day."). Conversely, `effect` can be a ve
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    simbha Male 30-39
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    January 8, 2012 at 5:47 am
    (Cut me off, even though I was under 1000 characters...)

    Conversely, `effect` can be a verb, when used to convey causality (e.g., "Force effects acceleration.").
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    Trillian42 Female 18-29
    357 posts
    January 8, 2012 at 12:50 pm
    Could HAVE, not could "of"!
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    skiier37 Female 18-29
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    January 8, 2012 at 4:43 pm
    ah i see what you did there in the description.
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    x13purplesta Female 30-39
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    January 8, 2012 at 6:41 pm
    What about when people say "that`s a whole nother story" or something similar? Is NOTHER a word now?
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    January 8, 2012 at 8:53 pm
    What about when people say "that`s a whole nother story" or something similar?
    You mean like fan f***in` TASTIC?

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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    January 8, 2012 at 9:01 pm
    Okay, one more time. "Short-lived" is of the same form as left-handed, wrong-headed, three-legged, two-wheeled, or one-armed. In all of these cases, the second part of the compound refers to a NOUN, i.e., hand, head, leg, wheel, arm, and LIFE. If someone favors his left hand, he is left-handed. If a stool has three legs, it`s three-legged. And if something has a short life, it`s short-lived with a long i.

    We`re not talking about being handed something, or heading in a certain direction, or legging it down the street. In that same sense we are NOT talking about living a sort time; we are talking about having a short LIFE.

    I will grant you that "short-livved" is used extensively by otherwise educated persons. And yes, the short i pronunciation is in about half the online dictionaries. "Ain`t," BTW, is also used extensively, and it`s in even MORE dictionaries than "short-livved," but it`s still improper.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    January 8, 2012 at 10:15 pm
    Ollie, with all your grammatical propriety and examples of how the English language should be used, you yanks can`t even spell "Aluminium" correctly.

    /troll.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    January 8, 2012 at 10:35 pm
    At least we don`t spell color with a U.

    /troll ya back.
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    HiEv Male 40-49
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    January 9, 2012 at 6:38 am
    @OldOllie, see the dictionary: short-lived which shows both pronunciations and under lived it specifically says "Both pronunciations are considered standard" (hit the "Expand" button if you don`t see that bit).

    You may once have been right, but language evolves and doesn`t follow rules or logic well. Basically, you`re trying to put the genie back in the bottle, and it left over a century ago.
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    January 9, 2012 at 7:20 am
    Well I`ll be damned. I didn`t know that. Thanks Ollie.


    I`m still going to keep pronouncing it with a short i though, because the other way just sounds really weird to me and I`ve never heard a single person say it with a long i. Must be a regional thing but everyone says it with a short i here.
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    Quik2TheStab Male 18-29
    661 posts
    January 9, 2012 at 11:55 am
    I have literally never heard anyone say `short-lived` with a long `i.` In pronouncing it that way you manage to sound pretentious and uneducated at the same time, regardless of how much you "respect the language," or how "proper" it is.
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    WickedSteak Male 18-29
    319 posts
    January 9, 2012 at 4:04 pm
    I don`t make these mistakes, but I`m also not a douche to those that do.
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    ActualJesus Male 13-17
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    January 10, 2012 at 7:33 pm
    "Effect" is a verb too.
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    Roland Male 30-39
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    January 10, 2012 at 11:38 pm
    The "literally " example is the one that always gets me.

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