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Show Of Hands June 20th, 2012 12:00am

Does it bother you more than a little when people mix up the spelling of you're/your and they're/there/their?

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06/28/12 6:51 pm

I also hate when people confuse lose/loose. No, they are not interchangeable.

surgeon
06/26/12 8:23 pm

Yes if formal but in texts it's the norm

kales Not Quite Boston
06/25/12 2:06 pm

Yes. All my friends say I'm a grammar nazi. (:

Phycoz
06/25/12 8:26 am

It takes less than half a second to get the word right...


06/24/12 7:46 pm

Get over It your all annoying when you drives to be grammar nazis.


06/24/12 7:02 pm

Come on! Most of its caused because we all text and sometimes 300 characters isn't enough. If I'm reading the NY Times then yeah I expect better. Most weren't taught the correct way to use some of these things you are irked at anyway! Let no child be left behind!

Flooded Virginia
06/23/12 11:26 pm

It strongly irks me, and yes, I will most likely question someone's education of they mix any of those words up, but I wouldn't say it makes me angry or anything. Big difference between judging and getting pissy ;)

kaik12 Twin Cities, MN
06/23/12 8:34 pm

Yes, it really does bother me quite a bit. I just can't stand it when people have bad grammar.

optimist6 Fort Wayne, IN
06/23/12 1:21 pm

I'm surprised time4tea can't spell "yes". That's my second word, no?

time4tea
06/23/12 9:21 am

@optimist6: You made me pull out a dictionary (google) on that second word.

BTW congratulations on spelling it correctly ;)

geoag02 Dallas, TX
06/23/12 8:48 am

Using the wrong form of a word such as to/too/two doesn't bother my nearly as much as overuse of text message abbreviations.

EIT Near You
06/23/12 7:35 am

Pet peeve for me. Heck FB used to have a test for it and it's funny how many people actually fail!

tcotco10 California
06/23/12 12:38 am

I'd just like to point out that Vern is the dumbest one here. And every time I see a mess up, I really want to punch that person in the face. My annoyance with it is that bad.

tkane45
06/22/12 10:01 pm

Ahhh if only I could tell the difference

PetePuma Oregon
06/22/12 8:52 pm

There is no excuse for mixing them up, if you've had an education. Yes, we all mess up once in a while, but all too many people make grammatical errors, repeatedly.

imawench
06/22/12 7:34 pm

@ Vern, surely you mean they're? ;-)

optimist6 Fort Wayne, IN
06/22/12 6:22 pm

Ugggghh, yes! I hate it when people misspell EASY words like antidisestablishmentarianism or pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. That bugs me sooooooo much!!!!!!

bnnt Los Angeles
06/22/12 4:44 pm

Yes, because it happens so often now.

pappy St. Charles, MO
06/22/12 2:36 pm

They are not spelling errors...they are very bad grammar errors. There is a difference.

Vern New Jersey
06/22/12 2:09 pm

Ugh hate those ppl!! Their stupid!!!

ready2glow California
06/22/12 11:04 am

Yes, since english is my second language I'm so conscious about making mistake, my husband keeps telling me not to worry too much but still.

monkeyy Ohio
06/22/12 10:46 am

Yes! It's one of my pet peeves. Another is when people misuse quotes. Like '"no" animals allowed "except" … '
Urgh. I need to get a life.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
06/22/12 8:44 am

Having started school In England, some words will always cause difficulty. I have to force myself to misspell words like "aeroplane", "guage", and "tyre", for example, when writing in American.

prterri
06/22/12 8:42 am

When kids fall behind early and aren't able to get the basics down, it's much harder for them all the way through school. They are told they're slow and get things wrong but aren't given the chance to get help really learning what the mistake was or how to fix it.

prterri
06/22/12 8:40 am

I'm not sure how to fix the problem, especially with the current economy. If money weren't an issue I'd want every school to have extra teachers on hand to help those who have a hard time with English and math. It would really benefit kids in lower grades when they're internalizing basic knowledge

prterri
06/22/12 8:36 am

So much of the problem comes from the way kids are taught. Our schools treat all kids the same things at the same speeds. Kids who don't learn proper grammar (or any other subject) fast enough get passed to the next grade instead of getting the help to get it right.

FrankZappa New York
06/22/12 7:40 am

In our currently comment-oriented culture, we need to write how we speak. Pauses have to be emphasized to convey, not just meaning, but feeling.

It's a good habit to read what you write aloud to find the rhythm. If you don't think statements have rhythm, get off the internet. Please?

hazhap1 Las Vegas
06/22/12 7:28 am

If things like this bother you "more than a little" ..... There are a few pills you should be taking on a daily basis.

wirenerd Somersworth
06/22/12 7:26 am

@kandykane: My friends all call me the "Punctuation Policia" because I'm always correcting their spelling, word usage, and punctuation. (I used the Oxford comma!)


06/22/12 7:19 am

what drives me nuts is when people spelll "loose" for "lose" the two words even SOUND different! and these are adults even...

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
06/22/12 7:13 am

Bad grammar bothers me more. I'm dyslexic spelling is very hard for me.

3rdSide
06/22/12 7:10 am

Y'all ned 2chillax cuz u b al hatin n thinkn u'z all, smarter den I is wen; I b seein no luv eny mor I no u stoopid not mee jus leev us too r oen speekin!

kywrite augusta, ga
06/22/12 7:02 am

Aaaarrrrgghh! I'm a writer and instinctively proofread everything. No other pointlessly silly issue bugs me as much as homonym misspellings. Unfortunately, my kids know this.

chinesa72 Missouri
06/22/12 6:16 am

It bothers me very much but in my defense I am an English teacher

iloveu Michigan
06/22/12 5:58 am

You're dog just past a way. Were I write?



How many mistakes??

Elysha:) New Jersey
06/22/12 5:45 am

is it either (ee-ther) or either (i-ther) ...I never knew the proper pronunciation. English is difficult

Elysha:) New Jersey
06/22/12 5:43 am

Whether the weather is cold, weather the weather is hot, whether the weather we'll always be together, whether you like it or not... We're just going to have to deal with it.

sukiemac Michigan
06/22/12 5:36 am

More important things in this world to worry about.

Bankai In God we still trust
06/22/12 4:46 am

Now, if we could only get people to this precise about the history of our country.

preemiedoc
06/22/12 3:51 am

Comparisons can be tricky. This is "as good as that"...but in the negative you use the word "so" as in this is "not so good as that". English is tough.