it's YOU'RE not YOUR

Gautam

Junior Member
Jun 29, 2000
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Hi,
Is it me or are people just so stupid they can't
differentiate between YOU'RE (short for YOU ARE)
and YOUR. Is the apostrophe key a bit too far to
the left that it has become of a nuisance to move
our fingers that far?

I mean it's such a bitch at times to read statements
like "...haha...your such an idiot.." as dumb as I
may seem, it's annoying (to me at least). I just don't
get it....Hehehe...

Oh well...

Bye!

--
Gautam N. Lad
http://cubicdesign.virtualave.net
 

Janus

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Oct 9, 1999
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Generally poor grammar and Internet mediated communication are synonymous (there is actually a body of literature in the communication field that discusses this.) I usually just look the other way and read past it for the content.

BUT - this discussion is WAY off topic, perhaps it should be moved to the appropriate forum.
 

FrogDog

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Jan 12, 2000
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This belongs in the Off Topic forum.
 
Jun 16, 2000
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poeple have a tendency to shorten things when they type. I think it's just a mater of speed.
 

Ulfwald

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If you have a legit gripe, take it to Off Topic
 

medic

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Oct 9, 1999
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No, but it really bothers me when people use improper grammar....

Is the apostrophe key a bit too far to
the left that it has become of a nuisance


;)
 

Zorba

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Oct 22, 1999
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Is it just me, or are you so stupid you can't tell the difference between Left and Right. The ' key is on the right of the key board, although if you were talking about the ` key it is on the left. The only problem is, if you meant the ` key then you should've used that key instead of the ' key. But back to the point the ' is on the right not left. Proof read, before you bitch about other people's habits/mistakes.
 
Oct 11, 1999
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Some people that visit these Forums use English as their second Language. Like me.

Basterd!
 
Oct 9, 1999
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<< Hmm. where's the hardware here? >>

The first time I read this I thought it was Hardware that wrote it. :)
 

Prodigy^

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Oct 10, 1999
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Yes I know it can get annoying to read the same errors over and over again, but......so what!? you come here as a junior member knowing nothing and the first thing you do is to talk down on people whose english skills aren't maybe the best. BLEH. go away.
 
Apr 30, 2000
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I find it mildly comical that anyone can get so upset about grammar and spelling.

were where
you're your
i I
im I'm
dont don't
didnt didn't
to too two


and many more!
Shoots, I started a sentence with &quot;and&quot;!
 

Daedalus

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Oct 9, 1999
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<<I mean it's such a bitch at times to read statements
like &quot;...haha...your such an idiot>>

You should be able to translate. These forums are not being submitted as a thesis by anyone. It's not a sign of low intelligence either.
 

compuwiz1

Admin Emeritus Elite Member
Oct 9, 1999
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Gautam you've got NADs coming in here as a junior and trying to tell people who have been here long before you your opinions about thier spelling. Analyze this anal box brain! :|
 
Jan 26, 2000
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Daedalus

You mean all this time I thought I was being graded. I thought that was how we got our Member status.:p

Princess;)
 
Feb 2, 2000
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No, actually, it's mine, so just hand it over, and I will let it go, this time. :D
 

Daedalus

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Oct 9, 1999
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Crysla, you deserve you're:Q own unique member status. Nekkid Princess or something. ;)
 

Prodigy^

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the word &quot;anal&quot; used as a verb/funny word cracks me up :D
 
Oct 9, 1999
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Oh, geez, I agree with the guy. If you cannot figure out the damn difference between &quot;YOUR&quot; and &quot;YOU'RE&quot;, you have serious problems. Certainly you have an excuse if English is not your (<--see, that's correct) first language, but those people are scarcely the worst offenders. Besides, they usually end up with superior grammar to native speakers/writers!

It isn't a question of intelligence with most people, just inattention. However, it's just a pet peeve of mine, but since it's one of the most common errors, it tends to grate on my nerves. :D If you're part of the problem, then put your mind to fixing the problem. ;)
 

Passions

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Feb 17, 2000
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YOUSES ALL OUR SO STUPID!!!!!!!!!!


:)
 

Harvey

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While we're at it, you probably should know that there is no such word as prolly. :Q
 
Oct 11, 1999
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Prolly is a slang word. Geez... give it a break. Next thing you tell me I can?t say Geez, cause it's not in the English dictionary. :)
 

bUnMaNGo

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hahaha this reminds me of that one Friend's episode where Ross &amp; Rachel break up for the 2nd time... about Rachel's letter to Ross- he says something along the lines of &quot;by the way, 'y-o-u-apostrophe-r-e' means 'you are'. Why does 'you are' mean 'your'?!?!&quot; kinda funny I thought :p
 

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