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By grammarnazi-forareason - / Wednesday 3 July 2013 06:48 / Sweden - Stockholm
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By  Talientary  |  15

This will probably offend some people, but oh well. I'm an American. Let's just say that I can name a few different versions of "English" that I've heard that you probably wouldn't recognize. I wouldn't expect much from the stereotypical American. #yoloswaql8rlol

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  pedinhuh  |  33

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  nickob96  |  33

Well you sir don't know the devastation that came from the second one let alone the first.... with today's technology...tanks helicopters jets nukes imagine the devastation that will come from a third one

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  DKjazz  |  33

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  Samster2000  |  33

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  Fedezzer  |  33

Now, the problem with starting a third World War like #58 suggested is that, like all past ones, it would just allow the Americans to let others do the work up until the U.S. deem it financially beneficial to help out.

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  Zeus1070  |  33

Funny, seeing as we were there in WWII from '41 to '45, not to mention fighting on two or three fronts, like the Eastern, Pacific, and African theaters. So i guess we just let everyone else do everything for us.

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  TheDrifter  |  33

They're just pointing out that the rest of the continent had the advance halted and had already been at war for two years before the Americans deigned to show up. Even the Canadians made it there on time.

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  Clay_Pidgeon  |  33

108, The last time I checked Europe and Britain were getting there assholes kicked in, before we joined WW2. You should be grateful you are not speaking German. Du dumme Schlampe.

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  thatkidhesh  |  33

I thought an IKEA comment might be seen as random for this post. somehow it became a discussion on a zombie apocalypse vs world war 3. mind sufficiently blown.

By  Riya2595  |  33

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  grumpybr  |  33

If they work in communications field, it is mandatory to be able to properly write. I do make mistakes too, but english is my third language as well.

By  noelasis94  |  25

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  xlord  |  25

The main objective of a business is to provide returns (profit) to the owner. Even though many non-profit organisations act like businesses they are technically just an organisation much like a sporting club (provide benefit to particular group, not the owners).

By  Talientary  |  15

This will probably offend some people, but oh well. I'm an American. Let's just say that I can name a few different versions of "English" that I've heard that you probably wouldn't recognize. I wouldn't expect much from the stereotypical American. #yoloswaql8rlol

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  nightbirdblue  |  15

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59-Not being able to tell the difference between 'your' and 'you're' isn't slang, it's not knowing basic English parts of speech. You're right about it not being only Americans that can butcher their native tongue, but as the previous comments above you state, the American education system is in such a state that it is pumping people into the corporate world that don't even know the difference between the two words I mentioned above, and it's not just English skills they lack, unfortunately. I'm sure many of my fellow classmates, before I moved to Canada, will still (as many did before I left) refer to Africa as a third world country, and won't be able to point Afghanistan out on a map. Shit, some of them probably think Iraq and Afghanistan are the same place.

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59- I know seniors in high school who have taken 4 years of English classes. Do you know what we learn? How to read books and write about them. I know too many seniors who don't know proper grammar. Sure we use slang, but I feel that proper grammar wouldn't be such a hard thing to teach.

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  MaryJane75  |  15

#80- It's not a hard thing to teach. That's why it is taught in elementary school, not high school. Students should already know how to use proper grammar by the time they reach that level. High school English classes shouldn't be about re-teaching things that kids should have already learned.

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  Jimmothy68  |  15

I feel like it's solely based on the school you go to. I just finished my freshman year and, having gone to two high schools, two middle schools, and two elementary schools, I've been taught by a lot of people. The school I'm going to now, however, is by far the best I've been to. For instance, in geography we had to know every country, and geographical landmark of three continents throughout the semester. So I feel like saying the educational system as a whole is flawed is incorrect.

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  RedPillSucks  |  15

The "System" is flawed because there's no good holistic approach to education. Sure, depending on the neighborhood you're in, you find a good school. Schools are funded with property taxes, so the areas with higher salaries will have better schools. It sucks for you if you live in a middle class or poor area though.

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  radiohaley  |  15

#90 key word...SHOULDN'T...but sadly...a lot of times is needed. I work in a school system and can tell you first hand that even in elementary school the educationl system is so flawed that teachers aren't allowed to teach basic skills..they are mandated to "teach the test" because so much importance is placed on state standarized testing

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  zango1  |  15

I'm from Britain and you'd be surprised at the moronic babble that seems to pass for English now. I think part of the problem is the growing number of people who hate 'grammar nazis'. There's no such thing as a grammar nazi. There are those that are literate and those who are not. The illiterate should be forced to pull themselves up, not drag the literate down.

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  noldier  |  15

Slang might be a part of a language, but if a person in the work place can't spell correctly because they only know slang. That is called stupidity.

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  Zimmington  |  15

Yes 119! That's all I was taught throughout school. I pretty much sought out to learn new interesting things myself because in class we "Have to get you ready for the TAKS." I guess something I'll actually use in life can wait?

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  Funkymunky1511  |  32

Foreigner study second language who alway notice and learn grammar is better than so many native people. It's truth for every language, i think it's not only education system in America

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  buckerado  |  32

Your all idiots. It isn't that hard to use you're language's proper grammar. You're schools have obviously failed you since your so incompetent. If only you're parents helped you as a child you're mind wouldn't be so slow. "You're" and "your" are so simple. (If you haven't noticed, I'm being sarcastic.)

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  ravenevercross  |  32

#146, lol. I was about to correct your first use of the word "your", but decided to finish reading your paragraph instead. I realized what you were doing quickly and it made me laugh. Well done.

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  MrsAlexander83  |  32

They've also put a few common text phrases in there, such as "lol" and "omg." So, yes, they're dumbing it down! Yay! Don't quote me on this but I do believe they've also added in some Ebonics because it is part of the "African American culture."

By  softrally  |  25

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  Futacy  |  15

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  Wakachulak  |  34

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  dixiefoxx  |  34

Yeah, I know a guy that's in my grade (I'm going into 11th) and he's fat, obnoxious, ignorant, mean... (calm down, this guy made my life hell at a point, and if you met him, you'd see how mean and obnoxious he is -.- and... He is putting on some weight) I hate being American sometimes because of our stupid stereotypes, and people like I mentioned above make it so we have these stereotypes.

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  cathyfang1533  |  34

163 - I could pick apart your grammatically incorrect paragraph, or I could just act like I don't care, since what you do or think pertains only to you. Ah, decisions decisions. By the way, feel free to thumbs this down.

By  grahmagog  |  33

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  lana28_fml  |  33

There are so many grammatical, punctual and spelling errors in this little paragraph, I don't know where to start. It also makes absolutely no sense. "Learn language before birth"? Huh? This is the proof that the American educational system is broken. This country is going down hill! No wonder America is the laughing stock of the world and nobody takes us seriously. Such a shame.

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  Solle  |  33

All I can say is that I wouldn't make similar mistakes in swedish. Except for "tyvärr", which I still don't know if it's supposed to be only one r in.

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  grahmagog  |  33

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  mala_19  |  33

Well, I´m Swedish as well and i just want to add that Swedish is a very difficult language to learn since we have many bendings of words that does not follow the grammar "rules". Still, i don´t see as many Swedes as Americans make misstakes in their own language...

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  RedPillSucks  |  33

81 was pointing out that grahmagog's comment had one long sentence with commas as the only punctuation, instead of breaking it into multiple sentences with periods.

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  Sheh_fml  |  33

Two R's. It's one of my favourite words, just because pretty much no other has two R's in a row. It looks so odd. Doesn't make any sense though, since the Ä is long, and they're generally short when followed by double letters.

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  malait  |  33

#29 It is "tyvärr" ;) Think "värre" And also, I don't really think that "being lazy" with your mother tounge is the problem this time.. Just being plain stupid (or ignoring all sort of education, which is pretty much the same thing as being stupid).

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  Himlagott  |  33

Actually, I think Swedes are just as bad and care just as little. Our education system is seriously horrible, with teachers who can't spell. I've had to correct several of my teachers' for särskrivning for instance, rök fritt and rökfritt isn't the same... tyska lärare, klass rum, elev råd. Also, have you noticed that most of our myndighetsnamn have logos with bad grammar in them? Pensions myndigheten... till växt verket? I've given up a long time ago, but the most horrible thing is I can't have kids because homeschooling is illegal here in Sweden, and I will never subject my kid to the horror that Swedish schools are.

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  Danne696  |  33

There is no law that says that you can't teach your child as well as have him/her in school. I could both read and do fourth graders math when I started school, courtesty of my grandfather.

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