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stenicplus Inactive Member13 May 2013 7:35 a.m. PST

I know it's at the heart of many of us here…


Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian13 May 2013 7:53 a.m. PST

Apostraphe??? evil grin

jpattern213 May 2013 8:01 a.m. PST

Bill, you gotta fix that.

Parzival13 May 2013 8:43 a.m. PST

No, Bill! The irony in the title is just too delicious.

SECURITY MINISTER CRITTER Inactive Member13 May 2013 8:47 a.m. PST

The OFM will rejoice.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP13 May 2013 8:50 a.m. PST


Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP13 May 2013 8:53 a.m. PST

The first part of tyhe articel implied that those of us who use proper grammer and speling get the hot chicks.
Would that that was true, hainna?

Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP13 May 2013 9:38 a.m. PST

It is true. Check out the difference in genders in an English class vs. an engineering class.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP13 May 2013 3:53 p.m. PST

Grammarians argue it ensures clarity and elegance. For others, it is a series of archaic rules beloved of pedants, bearing little relation to how people really communicate.

… poorly and with much misunderstanding?

jpattern213 May 2013 6:06 p.m. PST


A good writer doesn't enable the reader to understand.
He makes it impossible for the reader to MISunderstand.

stenicplus Inactive Member14 May 2013 2:46 a.m. PST


Oops grin.

Still, think of the fun you've had!

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