By Maria - 20/08/2012 13:25 - Estonia - Tallinn
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Let me shed some light on why 137# sounds hopped up on crack. There used to be a huge DocBastard-involved grammar/vocabulary rage party on this thread, and for some reason the mods seemed to have missed a comment while they were quarantining the clutter of internet warriors. Most peculiar, as I've known the FML mods to be pretty thorough.
12, you and I knew what she was saying, so where's the problem? When spoken in conversation, "should have" will sound like "should've" or "should of"...there's no problem here except for your large nose being pushed up in the air. Do everybody a favor, take your holier-than-thou attitude and gtfo
rudegirlmania - So by your logic, eye kan right like this and it will bee ok. You surely understood what I wrote, and "eye" sounds like "I", etc. So what's the problem? Who the fuck cares how it sounds in conversation? She fucked up - that's not such a big deal. What IS such a big deal is people like you who play the mistakes down like it's meaningless. That's how mistakes get propagated. If we had more Grammar nazis around, maybe fewer people would make these mistakes, and eventually Grammar nazis would cease to be necessary.
No Doc, there's a huge difference between one word in a sentence being changed and the entire sentence turning into a sea of wrong, even on a casual site such as this. My opinion remains. Now, had she used "should of" in a formal essay, yes, mark her off. I can say more. However, as this is FML and not an English grammar forum, expounding on this concept would not be smart, so I'll just say this: I had no idea what you typed because almost every if not every word in your sentence was skewed. It took time for me to work out the meaning. Since we are in a casual setting, since it was only one word, and since it was easily made sense of, (you get me?) I still see the only problem here being the elitist "grammar nazis".
Rudegirlmania - Your "opinion" remains ridiculous. If you couldn't figure out the sentence I wrote, then you're an idiot and need to go back to grade school. Your tired old "this isn't English class, so what's the difference?" argument has been tried again and again, and it has failed every time. The fact is that "should of" is not only grammatically incorrect, in is completely nonsensical. And the fact that some people (myself NOT included) pronounce it the same as "should've" is irrelevant. I don't get my knickers in a twist over a simple typo, but this isn't a simple typo. You may see this as a "casual" forum, but I've seen this type of crap on resumes and job applications. It DOES carry over, whether you choose to believe it or not. If you can type "should have" on an essay, you should damned well be able to do it here.
64, it's sometimes beneficial to be corrected on phrases or spellings that often get muddled up. People can then take what they've learned and apply it elsewhere. Grammar Nazis are useful when someone has made a common error. One by one, slowly but surely, the world might be better educated in English. People who use slang also need grammar Nazis because I never understand what they're trying to say!
I'm in agreement with rude girl mania it is a casual site in reality no one takes the way they write on Facebook or text messages and writes an essay to turn into the English professor in college it's a casual site a lot of people really are to much on grammar. But in reality I don't wanna waste my time spelling something out on my phone or are how it's spelt on my phone life will go on
Life WON'T go on if your typing is as shitty as this on an essay. Why not make a habit so that whether or not you're on a casual site, it'll stick? If you can't be bothered, then boo fucking hoo. If you want your life to go on in a blubbering, moronic illiterate state, it's nobody's fault but yours.
Doc...may be you want to make the world a better place. But there always is a better way to solve problems and conflicts. What I observe in you is too much self righteousness and stubbornness to the limit of pushing your opinions and ideals on others. Maybe some people just want to have fun here ... Read write as they wish... No need to be bossy and derogatory to others. Everyone is entitled to their opinions and writing preferences.... If you have any issues whatsoever... Please request for a change in terms and conditions of FML. Then we will write as per your preferences. I like your commitment though. :)
I have a question for all of you grammar nazis to ask yourselves (we don't need to hear your answer). Without looking it up, can you conjugate the verbs lay and lie and tell the semantic difference between them? Be honest with yourselves. No cheating. This is a self test. If you have to ask Mr Google then you cant deny that your command of these very simple English words is woefully ignorant and therefore, your grammar nazism, sadly hypocritical. if the answer is no then STFU.
Calyx, Calyx, Calyx. Getting humiliated the last time you challenged me to conjugate those words wasn't enough, I see. That was last year, I believe. Did you just hope that everyone would forget about that? My answer is "yes" to your question - I conjugated the words again just in case I'd forgotten since last time, then checked my answers with Mr Google. Now, my problem is that your argument is fallacious. Even if I hadn't been able to conjugate them, would that make me a hypocrite? No, because I don't claim to know every little thing about the English language. What I do claim to do is correct people on stuff I DO know is false. I'm guessing that you only speak English, which is probably the reason you don't understand the value of people helping you along with your grammar and spelling. Well, that and being a childish egomaniac. Sad, really. :( Oh well. G'day.
Humiliated? Hardly. I don't even remember your answer. I probably didn't even check the thread again after I posted. I often don't even bother. Nor do I care what your answer was. No one is impressed by your flawless command of English language minutiae, Mr Smarty Pants. In fact, it's boring, you grammar geek. So while you are swimming in your own smug cesspool of propriety the rest of us are making improv FML humor under your wet blanket, unimpressed.
Really? That's funny, because all I see you doing is equivocating and whining, just like you're accusing us of doing. Your challenge failed, again, and you've got no defence against my arguments, no counter to my attack on your meaningless, fallacious argument. So suck it up and canter off, again, and post some of that great, witty improv humor somewhere. Thumbs up! We're all rooting for you!
That's because it's FML, not debate team. I don't give a squirt of warm piss about who is more correct. Worship of correctness is the sad religion of you grammar nazis; to which I am a grinning heretic. I'm here to get a giggle about FMLs not to bicker about insignificant minutiae. So, go fuck you're self.
I usually stay out of these battles, but I'll jump in here. The defenders of correct language are correct. When my error is pointed out, my reply is "Thank you." Why? Because I know the difference between casual and careless. The errors on resumes and job applications DocB mentioned are a big reason why I try to get it right every time, everywhere. Another reason is my respect for the FML community. I like literate and witty, and errors interfere with my enjoyment and that of others. Standards pay off, in the long and short runs.
Should've played along!!
You probably met him on Chatroulette and don't remember. Awkward.