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Did some people just not go to fucking SCHOOL or something?
CAN I HAVE A LAPTOP FOR FREE PLEASE THANKS.
Dailysex or something.........
can't talk now, have meeting's to attend.
does not have an apostrophe.
but the management consultant who we pay £3,500 a day to seems to think it does.
He should be turned into a raisin.
a sign I pass on the road into Reading.
I want to put one before stating: Caution: Grammar AIDS
Caution: Lorry Turning?
SMOKE THREW A WOND
SMOKE THREW A WOND is the best sentence ever. EVER.
SMOKE THREW A WOND!!!!!!
a rogue apostrophe on an advert ON THE FUCKING TUBE! Somehow it had managed to sneak its way past copywriters, proof readers AND all other people involved in the advert's creation.
I am aware I can't spell my own username.
It annoys me a hell of a let more when it must have been through about twenty proofreads and copwriters than when people get it wrong. I mean, they're only human, and nobody's perfect, but for it to happen over and over again. Christ.
if anyone fancies their skills as an uber-pedant, try this quiz on the Economist's website. I've seen grown sub-editors swear out loud at this thing.
I'll take that.
Plenty of room for improvement, apparently
which is fine. The ones I got wrong werent the grammatical ones, more the style. So that's coo.
I'll take that. And I'll also argue that the word 'over' should be changed to 'more than' in question ten. But that might be personal.
Are they any good?
Shit band name...
i'm a proper loser.
I think the worst grammar I have seen this year is courtesy of QMedia, a Qatari marketing company.
They put up posters across the city reading 'Our new trendy outdoor'.
did you get wrong?
i went for 'met with' rather than just 'met'
belonged to a publication with the same sense of gravitas as the Economist and had a style guide which is regarded by many as a de facto industry standard, I'll be very impressed.
grammatical mistakes ahoy. The ironing is delicious.
bit hot though
and don't really have time to check now (the site is here: http://www.economist.com/research/StyleGuide/ ) The whole "This is a song by The Doors" thing really grinds my gears, anyway. People here keep doing it.
I used to wind up the chief sub by defending every mistake or minor point she quibbled over by saying, "well, that's what it says in the Guardian style guide..."
that'll do i guess.
i really should to learn how to write correctly before i go back to university instead of just posting on DiS so often.
and I got 95% in grade 12 English.
when people 'borrow' £5 to their friends