| John the OFM ||29 Dec 2011 7:29 a.m. PST|
"And how is that any different from your usual behavior, OFM?"
I am going to admonish ALL thread originators who use the 's to indicate plurals in their thread title.
So far this week, we have seen:
Apostrophe's (but this was deliberate)
Enough is enough.
Stand by for stern admonitions.
Before some moron whines that "As long as he is understood, what's the problem?", let me just say that I am right and you are wrong.
The 's is used for possessives, NOT plurals. Tell me how that makes it understandable, PARTICULARLY if a foreign johnnie is trying tu understand what is written.
I would also like to point out that it is ALWAYS the person who one would think has English as his first language who makes this elementary mistake. The foregin johnnies take more pains over their English than do native speakers. With one or two exceptions
| John the OFM ||29 Dec 2011 7:31 a.m. PST|
No need to hit the complaint button on me for trolling.
I have already turned myself in.
|The Hobbybox ||29 Dec 2011 7:45 a.m. PST|
Well it's just before New Year so I suppose you were due a fit of the vapour's.
|SECURITY MINISTER CRITTER ||29 Dec 2011 7:52 a.m. PST|
I'm sick of teh for the. It's all over the place.
|korsun0 ||29 Dec 2011 7:53 a.m. PST|
Fair call, but spelling is important as well i.e "to" and "foreign"
| John the OFM ||29 Dec 2011 8:05 a.m. PST|
Those are typo's.
|korsun0 ||29 Dec 2011 8:12 a.m. PST|
Damn, I fell for your trap!
|The Hobbybox ||29 Dec 2011 8:15 a.m. PST|
Is not the plural of typo, typos? (to agree with OFM's original post regarding possessive verus plural?)
| T Callahan ||29 Dec 2011 9:10 a.m. PST|
mines jus not hapy wit teh stuf wats riten on hre. we ned to mak it bettrs.
Seen all of the above used by youth on social media postings,
|pphalen ||29 Dec 2011 9:24 a.m. PST|
Is not the plural of typo, typos?
That would be irony, hence the smiley
|GarrisonMiniatures ||29 Dec 2011 9:27 a.m. PST|
And really, if people can't (correct shortened version of cannot or can not) be bothered to spell check their work
|Connard Sage ||29 Dec 2011 10:12 a.m. PST|
I'll con'sider my'self admoni'shed.
|Shagnasty ||29 Dec 2011 10:23 a.m. PST|
|kyoteblue ||29 Dec 2011 10:41 a.m. PST|
|Wizard Whateley||29 Dec 2011 11:03 a.m. PST|
|Austin Rob ||29 Dec 2011 11:36 a.m. PST|
Their, their. Everyone will soon get over there snit's. No reason to loose you're temper and let lose arrow's of criticism.
| combatpainter ||29 Dec 2011 11:41 a.m. PST|
| Ditto Tango 2 3 ||29 Dec 2011 11:43 a.m. PST|
How about everyone using "lay" instead of "lie"?
My dice were just laying there
I was laying around
|Caesar ||29 Dec 2011 12:15 p.m. PST|
OF: 1.Expressing the relationship between a part and a whole: "the sleeve of his coat".
2.Expressing the relationship between a scale or measure and a value: "an increase of 5 percent".
HAVE: 1.Possess, own, or hold.
2.Used with a past participle to form the perfect, pluperfect, and future perfect tenses, and the conditional mood: "I have finished".
I hate it when people use "of" when they mean "have".
|Connard Sage ||29 Dec 2011 12:41 p.m. PST|
People who don't know the bloody difference between a noun and a verb. Like this Nimrod.
|Ed Mohrmann ||29 Dec 2011 12:43 p.m. PST|
As far as it goes, it seems we are all just keeping up
with the Joness, punctuationally speaking
|vaughan ||29 Dec 2011 12:59 p.m. PST|
Well, even though I have a strong suspicion that I'm the moron referred to in the original post (I'm not, I've got cerstificates an stuff), I agree. The problem is many people know of the existance of apostrophes and seek to use them at any opportunity. I would prefer people to restrain themselves rather than scatter them willy-nilly in the vain hope that some may be right.
Edited to add a missing apostrophe.
|Desert Rat||29 Dec 2011 1:12 p.m. PST|
The extra apostrophes these people use are the same ones they save by spelling "you're" as "your".
|Forager ||29 Dec 2011 1:21 p.m. PST|
Is not the plural of typo, typos?
That would be irony, hence the smiley
However, since the subject of the OP was the incorrect use of "'s" in the title of the thread only, its use within the body of a message must not be rant-worthy and, consequently, can be overlooked in this instance.
| 20thmaine ||29 Dec 2011 3:37 p.m. PST|
typo's is I zink the abbreviation of typographicals, is it not so monsieur. And zerfore we DO require an apostrophe for it must stand zer for ze letters that are gone, n'est pas ? Zo with "graphical" all missing zere must be, I zink, an apostrophe and zo typo's.
But, and zis is the greater mystery, is not zee word "error" missing in its entirety ?
Zis mystery we 'ave not yet solved.
It is the problem most strange.
|Connard Sage ||29 Dec 2011 3:45 p.m. PST|
Been watching Poirot again have we?
| 20thmaine ||29 Dec 2011 3:53 p.m. PST|
Ah, Monsieur Sage, you have ze eye most perceptive.
|GarrisonMiniatures ||29 Dec 2011 5:03 p.m. PST|
Actually being plural it is typos. As you state, the alternative long form would be typographical errors. But nice try.
|Connard Sage ||29 Dec 2011 5:09 p.m. PST|
People (usually American people) who don't know the difference between English and British.
| 20thmaine ||29 Dec 2011 6:08 p.m. PST|
Ze apostrophe it can replace a few letters, oui ? But, mes amis, it cannot replace whole words. Otherwise this is a valid sentance, no ?
' ' ' ' '
Oui, I may be dawhchezed for saying that, bah ! I care not !
|Mapleleaf ||29 Dec 2011 8:11 p.m. PST|
As the story goes. Mark Twain didn't see the need for punctuation marks in his writing. When his editor persisted in complaining about the lack of punctuation. Twain sent him an entire page of various quotation marks in random order. His note said "Put them wherever they seem to fit ." Apparently his editor never raised the question again.
So for John:
:;"',.?/():";',.?!~`"':-;,.?`~!()*:";'-,.?" ' '-''''..,,:;::!(),.?;':",.?'":;'!?.,""""'''''":';!*()';":';?.,.,"':;.,?!*( ).,"'::'''' -
| John the OFM ||29 Dec 2011 8:18 p.m. PST|
After the operation, I only had a semi-colon. Man, is that inconvenient!
|Toshach ||29 Dec 2011 8:54 p.m. PST|
"'s" is not used solely for possessives. It is also used to create a contraction of "is," such as "it's" meaning "it is."
|korsun0 ||30 Dec 2011 5:59 a.m. PST|
or for "it has".
However, "its" is a different kettle of fish, being a possessive pronoun meaning "of it" or something similar. <new argument erupts>
| Sue Kes ||30 Dec 2011 11:03 a.m. PST|
Oh, good-oh, the apostrophe row. Must admit, I'm with the "get it right or don't use it!" brigade, it's one of the (few) things I get narked about with regard to writing and grammar. (Although walking past the local grocery store hissing "It's one banana, two BANANAS NO APOSTROPHE YOU
" gets you funny looks!)
Mind you, that might be because I know how to use them properly. If they did nothing else, the nuns were hot on grammatical accuracy!
|Connard Sage ||30 Dec 2011 11:13 a.m. PST|
I may be dawhchezed
Vous may be chienmaisoned for using even more execrable French than moi, aussi.
| 20thmaine ||30 Dec 2011 4:08 p.m. PST|
Je n'est comprande pas. Je suis anglais. Avez-vous une tasse de te ? Merci.
| Doctor X ||30 Dec 2011 5:20 p.m. PST|
This complaint sounds more like it belongs on the Utter Drivel board.
I hope it was cross-posted for all to enjoy.
|Austin Rob ||30 Dec 2011 7:01 p.m. PST|
Yes, the line between a rant and utter drivel is a thin one, indeed!