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Henri Jean
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Love the cute puns for names of shops and businesses - some are really clever.

Hate spelling alterations and made-up words.


 
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I was just listening to a British craft shopping channel, and the girl said "of course you have to be pre-prepared..." PRE-prepared?
(And what does being "pared" mean, anyway? )


 
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  • RedSquirrel Said:
I was just listening to a British craft shopping channel, and the girl said "of course you have to be pre-prepared..." PRE-prepared?
(And what does being "pared" mean, anyway? )




Isn't that the Boy Scout motto?
"Always pre-prepared."








Seriously... that's awful!



 
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We got an email, promoting our local hockey team, "come be apart of the action."


 
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  • Bxr-Linda Said:
We got an email, promoting our local hockey team, "come be apart of the action."



I like that. Alot.


 
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Here is one I'm noticing more and more. People are saying "as far as x" without finishing with "is concerned" or equivalent. So another post on this forum says "...I need some advice as far as wording on the invitations." I'm sitting there mentally waving my hand in a circle, thinking "as far as.... what?"


 
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  • RedSquirrel Said:
Here is one I'm noticing more and more. People are saying "as far as x" without finishing with "is concerned" or equivalent. So another post on this forum says "...I need some advice as far as wording on the invitations." I'm sitting there mentally waving my hand in a circle, thinking "as far as.... what?"





I've noticed this too, along with other variations thereof.



 
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I missed it! National Grammar Day was yesterday. Apparently.

http://cakewrecks.squarespace.com/home/2013/3/4/grammar ...


 
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I missed THAT!? Drat!!!!


One of those cakes made me twitch. "Congrats Kevin your'e are now a babydaddy"


I suppose that shouldn't surprise me? Anyone who would use the term "babydaddy"...


 
RedSquirrel
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I know! They all make me laugh though, even while I'm face-palming!


 
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"Yard sells"






 
RedSquirrel
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I saw that too. I wondered whether it's a regional accent thing?


 
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I saw that too. I wondered whether it's a regional accent thing?




It is.
But it shouldn't be WRITTEN...



 
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Maybe she wants to sell her yard?


 
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I have a quick question for all other grammar gurus. It has been trendy to mix upper and lower case on titles for a while now, eg bEauTiFul. I can understand how people want to use up leftover alphas by mixing the case, but not fonts that deliberately use both inappropriately.

Personally, I can't wait to see the back of that trend. I can't even read blogs where the blogger has chosen one of those fonts.

Is it only me?


 
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I'm a stickler for words being all upper or lower with the exception of the first letter when appropriate and I'm not a fan of mixed fonts so this is not a popular or attractive trend to me.


 
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  • RedSquirrel Said:
I have a quick question for all other grammar gurus. It has been trendy to mix upper and lower case on titles for a while now, eg bEauTiFul. I can understand how people want to use up leftover alphas by mixing the case, but not fonts that deliberately use both inappropriately.

Personally, I can't wait to see the back of that trend. I can't even read blogs where the blogger has chosen one of those fonts.

Is it only me?




I'm not a big fan, either.

Sometimes it can work, depending on the font. The ransom note look is okay, occasionally.


What I've noticed lately is initial capital letter on EVERY word, or the first word of every line. Very often on printed signs.

I realize that most word processing programs will automatically capitalize a word at the beginning of a new line of text, but you can CHANGE that.


For example:

Sale
Today
On fresh-baked
Muffins.

Employees Only


 
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Another question for you:
My hubby got an email, "let us know what fee's there may be."

I commented on the apostrophe on "fees." He said that on the iPhone, when typing a word ending in S, it will auto-correct to add an apostrophe.
REALLY? So much for the "smart phone."


 
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Mine doesn't do that. It automatically adds an apostrophe if I type "were" to make it "we're" but only in context. I think it's really clever. It also learns from previous use so if you add unnecessary apostrophes once, it will add them again the next time. I think. I may be wrong on that.


 
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  • RedSquirrel Said:
Mine doesn't do that. It automatically adds an apostrophe if I type "were" to make it "we're" but only in context. I think it's really clever. It also learns from previous use so if you add unnecessary apostrophes once, it will add them again the next time. I think. I may be wrong on that.




So perhaps my husband adds unnecessary apostrophes, and that's what his phone 'learned'??

I despise automatic features. *I* want to be in control!!!

It used to drive me nuts when Microsoft office would pop up with a window, "I see you're typing a letter. Would you like help?" NO! and he11 no!



 
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