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By argh - / Saturday 3 March 2012 00:14 / Australia
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Both are acceptable. "Snuck" is more common, in my experience. It's like "hung" and "hanged." Hung was actually added to the dictionary later, as many people thought "hanged" sounded awkward and improper.

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OP's from Australia, so she uses British - or Commonwealth - English. Unless you're writing fiction in either of those types of English, any punctuation not part of the actual speech goes outside the quotation marks. While we're correcting one another: you used a comma splice in your final sentence, and you forgot to terminate it with a full-stop. Oops, I mean a period.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBplQmbqNmg Your bro is almost as dumb as Jennifer Garner. I say "almost" because unlike Garner, he wasn't stupid enough to challenge someone more intelligent on national television.

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My comment was to #43. If it'd been to any comment other than the one directly above my own, I would have used a number or your username accordingly. You weren't an ignorant bastard like #43, so why on earth would I attack you? Just trying to educate!

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Maybe if you had learned to READ in first grade, you would know when the periods go outside of the quotation marks, because you would have actually READ the comments preceding yours.

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Damn, calm down. It's not like I said, "He is a grammar nazi lets beat him with a stick & shove a can of Pringles up his ass!" & I think it's pretty safe to say that we are all still learning English everyday.

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But if you didn't mean it as an insult, then it's completely pointless to state the obvious! What if I pay you? Would you shove a can of pringles up my ass for an OtterBox? Some Trident Layers? Maybe we can watch a romantic comedy first, or a movie about Snickerdoodles. Would you do it for me then?

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You don't get ironic slang, do you? And yes I'm still learning. I like grammar Nazis because they help me learn. If she didn't mean her first comment as an insult, there'd be no point saying it period. How do you say it? "Derp"?

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She can make a comment and mean it as funny sarcasm. It doesn't have to be an insult. And if you are still learning English because it's your second language then why did you accuse her as still learning. That makes no sense. Ok. To someone who is learning English as their second language: You have to learn that everything said isn't always serious. A comment made can be sarcastic too. Sometimes it is very difficult to distinguish the two. Unfortunately there is not a "sarcasm" font. But don't get so angry. It's just FML. Everyone is here to have fun.

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I find it funny how dcg1375 goes on a rant and spams the response to this comment. Obviously shrike and jen have different opinions. No need for him to step in to the disagreement and try to impress Jen by defending her. If she shoving Pringles up anyone's ass it's shrike cause at least he would take her out to a movie first.

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Lol that comment's funny because if he were a grammar nazi 1. He wouldn't have to get out a dictionary & 2. He'd know that there is no such word as sneaked..."snuck out" is the correct term. I wonder what sort of dictionary he had?

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why go on rants with paragraphs of shit trying to be a knight in shining armor for some broad that left you here to fight her battle? it's funny how you're trying to teach him a lesson and knock him down , all while stating your opinions..all because he stated his opinions. "everyone is here for fun"....ya...so you lighten up too! tf?! bitching at people for doing exactly what you yourself is doing makes no sense at all

Both are acceptable. "Snuck" is more common, in my experience. It's like "hung" and "hanged." Hung was actually added to the dictionary later, as many people thought "hanged" sounded awkward and improper.

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You're right about both being acceptable. It doesn't matter whether you use snuck or sneaked. Personally I prefer "snuck". It's not the same with hang though. "Hung" is used for inanimate objects (e.g. a picture being hung on he wall) and "hanged" is used when referring to the death of a human (maybe animals too) by hanging.

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I know #18, I was just saying. Though what he said about hanged and hung is wrong. Someone being hanged is a method of execution. You can never use "hung" in its place, that has a totally different use. English is weird but if you look stuff up, it's easy to learn. I go by the rule that if the older word isn't "archaic", I'll use that. But both are fine with sneaked/snuck. :))

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Actually, hung and hanged are not interchangeable. I'll make this short and sweet. I HUNG the picture frame The man was HANGED for his crime. 4th grade English....

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I've been saying snuck my whole life and it is actually a word. So your boyfriend's a 'fucking idiot' for not knowing that both snuck and sneaked are accepted..but 'snack'? Seriously?

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#103-- No, they're both acceptable. Look it up. Webster's lists both "sneaked" and "snuck" as correct. "Snack" is just wrong. And as far as being "grammatically correct" goes... Most people make grammatical mistakes all the time and don't notice. It's usually not a big deal (as seen here.) It doesn't make you a grammatically incorrect person. In my opinion, it's more important to correct mistakes that can make a meaning confusing, like with your/you're or "snack", which already has a completely unrelated meaning...

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