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39 minutes ago, Blarmy said:

Unbelievable that that mug has a spelling mistake. 

 

Unbelievable you read it closely enough to notice  lol  Now that is first-class pedantry.

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I can’t believe the following hasn’t been highlighted yet...has/as. 

 

I’ll concede it’s nowhere near Pacific/specific levels of intolerable cruelty, but has/as really takes the fvcking jam out of my doughnut. 

 

This thread, along with the thread that has photos of the blunts abusing Vardy are my favourite two at the moment. 

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1 hour ago, HighPeakFox said:

My bank emailing me, using the word 'our' but spelling it 'are'. 

 

Not a good look.

Oh. Dear. 

 

Words fail me. 

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New one I've noticed happening is saying a country's name instead of the descriptive version. First time it was Trump describing Boris as "Britain Trump," when he meant "the British Trump." Idiot. Seen other people make the same mistake about other people since.

 

"Haitch" still makes my piss boil, but every fvcker seems to say it now. It's "aitch," in case anyone doesn't know. Can't really blame people - I had teachers at school who would say it.

 

Keep seeing random caps. There's often no logic to it. Can't work out how people decide what deserves a capital letter and what doesn't. If you don't know, it's just the beginning of a sentence, proper names, the word 'I', initials and shouting, I think.

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1 minute ago, Raw Dykes said:

New one I've noticed happening is saying a county's name instead of the descriptive version. First time it was Trump describing Boris as "Britain Trump," when he meant "the British Trump." Idiot. Seen other people make the same mistake about other people since.

 

"Haitch" still makes my piss boil, but every fvcker seems to say it now. It's "aitch," in case anyone doesn't know. Can't really blame people - I had teachers at school who would say it.

 

Keep seeing random caps. There's often no logic to it. Can't work out how people decide what deserves a capital letter and what doesn't. If you don't know, it's just the beginning of a sentence, proper names, the word 'I', initials and shouting, I think.

And. Punctuation. For. Emphasis.

 

I admit hypocrisy on this one, however.

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4 hours ago, Mickey O'Neil said:

Disgraceful BBC Sport. 

 

How could you let it slip in? 

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This particular kind of error is all too common in journalism now - it's probably down to an over-reliance on spellcheckers.

 

I see things like this every day.

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On 1 September 2019 at 02:11, Mickey O'Neil said:

Disgraceful BBC Sport. 

 

How could you let it slip in? 

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Noticed many recent clangers perpetrated by the BBC.

It used to be a reliable reference in  matters of grammar etc., but that seems less important to them these days.

We may hope for an improvement, but it's probably in vein...(sorry).

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