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andythepoi
andythepoi

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Posted:Hello one and all. Please feel free to add a post to this thread about anything that takes your fancy, for in this thread there is officially no topic that is "off topic". The only rule is that anything posted in here has to contain no errors of spelling, grammar or punctuation. First person to post a mistake is "it". If it lasts to a second page of posts without an error I'll eat my hat, a picture of which can be seen in my gallery.
That is all, have fun, and proceed with caution!


It's smashing to be back x

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
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Total posts: 13920
Posted:Written by: MiG

'But', I believe, should really be 'merely', or similar, especially if we are talking about proper english, such as that used for formal applications. 'But' is certainly more of a collaquial term.



In fact, you are correct. Please note the edited version of the post.


-Mike )'(
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"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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NOn
activist for HoPper liberation.
Location: ffidrac
Member Since: 23rd Jun 2004
Total posts: 1643
Posted:Written by: andythepoi
This extract from your earlier post NOn is an amazingly good example of practical pedantry in action, and I for one heartily approve. While I was delighted with your eagle-eyed pedantic efforts, it was a little deflating to see your apology a little later on in the same post. A pedant of your obvious abilty and flair should be proud of their great contribution to society in general, and, in this specific case, for enlightening the careless Lillie Frog. Apologise no more, be loud and proud!



Many thanks to you for making this comment Andythepoi. I endeavoured to be as pedantic as I could; however, I note with some disappointment, that GothFrogette has managed to outsmart me and spotted an error in my spelling of the word 'classified'. I feel, therefore, that I do have to apologise again. I apologise, not for being pedantic, but for my careless disregard towards the correct spelling of the English language!

Written by: GothFrogette

Written by: MiG

Classified. That is the correct spelling of the word.

Finally, I would like to confirm that the word 'English' should be capitalised, as it would be ordinarily be classifed as a proper noun.

I'm guessing that you mean in that sentence there?



Yes, that is the sentence I was talking about.



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GothFrogette
GothFrogette

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Posted:Written by: NOn


Many thanks to you for making this comment Andythepoi. I endeavoured to be as pedantic as I could; however, I note with some disappointment, that GothFrogette has managed to outsmart me and spotted an error in my spelling of the word 'classified'. I feel, therefore, that I do have to apologise again. I apologise, not for being pedantic, but for my careless disregard towards the correct spelling of the English language!

Written by: GothFrogette

Written by: MiG

Classified. That is the correct spelling of the word.

Finally, I would like to confirm that the word 'English' should be capitalised, as it would be ordinarily be classifed as a proper noun.

I'm guessing that you mean in that sentence there?



Yes, that is the sentence I was talking about.





You are welcome. I Think? It is all rather confusing.


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NOn
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Posted:ubblol

"Think" should not be capitalised at that point in the sentence!

I think, I may have made it more confusing than necessary. For some reason; the exact nature of which, I do not know; being pedantic equates to using unnecessarily long words. biggrin


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GothFrogette
GothFrogette

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Posted:Written by: NOn

ubblol

"Think" should not be capitalised at that point in the sentence!

I think, I may have made it more confusing than necessary. For some reason; the exact nature of which, I do not know; being pedantic equates to using unnecessarily long words. biggrin



ubbloco ubbloco ubbloco ubblol


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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
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Posted:Ok. I've done quite enough thinking for one day. I'm intentionally sabatoging this thred with deliberately poor spelling, poor grammer, and furthermore, I will seek to boldly split infinitives and to find new and interesting prepositions to end sentences with.

So hah!


-Mike )'(
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andythepoi
andythepoi

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Posted:While I would like to take this opportunity to state that in general I am quite delighted with the overall quality of the pedantry in this thread, I feel I must express my disappointment with some of the carelessness on show by so called pedants.
Surely one must realise that if one is going to insist on spotting contributions to this thread that contain errors, point out those errors and provide enlightenment on how to ensure such errors arn't repeated, then one must be absolutely certain that ones own post is completely error free. That thoroughly awful phrase oft used by idiots, "no one likes a smart arse" instantly springs to mind. When one raises ones head above the parapet, so to speak, one must make sure ones armour is sound. My heartfelt recommendation to all pedants, and to those who dream of one day being called pedantic, is to go over ones own posts rather closely before even considering pressing the "continue" button. Thank you very much for your time.


It's smashing to be back x

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ado-p
ado-p

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Location: Galway/Ireland
Member Since: 13th May 2004
Total posts: 3882
Posted:You spelt aren't wrong.

Love is the law.

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_Clare_
_Clare_

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Member Since: 22nd Oct 2002
Total posts: 5967
Posted:ubblol

A fine effort, however, Andy.


Getting to the other side smile

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

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Posted:Written by: andythepoi

then one must be absolutely certain that ones own post is completely error free.



Surely it's "one's"? ubblol


-Mike )'(
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"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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andythepoi
andythepoi

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Posted:It appears that once again I have been well and truly hoisted by my own petard! Bugger.

It's smashing to be back x

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NOn
activist for HoPper liberation.
Location: ffidrac
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Total posts: 1643
Posted:It seems that even the finest pedants can be struck down by careless errors! Which makes me wonder; how many spelling errors might there be in the Oxford English Dictionary?

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if it makes no sense that's because it's NOn-sense.

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MiG
MiG

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Member Since: 16th Apr 2004
Total posts: 3415
Posted:3512, but there is some debate over one of them.

The preceeding statement may not be entirely composed of fact.


"beg beg grovel beg grovel"
"master"
--FSA

"There was an arse there, i couldn't help myself"
--Rougie

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meep
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Location: Midlands - nr cov
Member Since: 23rd Jul 2004
Total posts: 344
Posted:In the spirit of this thread, i feel i must share the following piece of 'literature' with you. It is copied, in its entirety from my local bus stop.

"Kelly heart ugly Block only! Joking m8 your gorgeous."


"But what would you do with a brain if you had one?"

Dorothy Gale

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GothFrogette
GothFrogette

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Posted:Written by: meep

In the spirit of this thread, i feel i must share the following piece of 'literature' with you. It is copied, in its entirety from my local bus stop.

"Kelly heart ugly Block only! Joking m8 your gorgeous."



I miss some parts of this town.


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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

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Posted:I'm resurrecting this thread in the hope that people feel like being pedantic once again.

I sincerely hope that posters will be more careful about their grammatical and spelling errors this time. And do remember, "sentence" has no "a" in it.

(Mrs. Martin, my high school English teacher, would love this thread.)


-Mike )'(
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"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Skulduggery
Skulduggery

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Location: Wales
Member Since: 12th Aug 2004
Total posts: 8428
Posted:Whatever happened to Andythepoi? He hasn't posted on these boards in a very long time.

Feed me Chocolate!!! Feed me NOW!

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Noddy
Noddy

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Location: Lake District UK
Member Since: 25th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2865
Posted:he hasn't got access to a computer latly

Remember.........YOU LOSE!!!

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Carpal \'Tunnel
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Member Since: 2nd Jan 2004
Total posts: 4172
Posted:I get my GCSE Englsih results next Thursday.
I wasn't very pedantic in my exam...So I don't think I'll do very well.


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Hanz
Hanz

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Location: Bendigo, Vic, Australia
Member Since: 7th Jun 2004
Total posts: 1328
Posted:Upon vewing this thread, I have realised that many of our regular chatters on here, have issues.
Many of them are over the top with being pedantic, is it truely necessary? I will be the first to admit, this post is full of holes, however, do I care? I think not.


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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

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Posted:Written by: Nod

he hasn't got access to a computer latly



Oh, Lord, help the poor boy! rolleyes


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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roarfire
roarfire

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Location: The countryside
Member Since: 8th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2676
Posted:I have an overachieving brother who, when he is home visiting, makes a point of correcting my grammar all the time. This causes me much frustration.

I must say, my posts are usually quite grammatically correct anyway.

Bye! smile


.All things are beautiful if we take the time to look.

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

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Posted:I'm bumping this thread so that those HOPers who need practice can have it.

Enjoy! biggrin


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Fine_Rabid_Dog
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Location: They seek him here, they seek ...
Member Since: 26th May 2004
Total posts: 10530
Posted:Yo.

And stuff.

Looking back... oh sweet jesus my efforts were horrible. They almost make the eyes bleed.

*whimpers*

Fortunatley, I've matured and suchlike (only a little, mind). biggrin


The existance of flamethrowers says that someone, somewhere, at sometime said "I need to set that thing on fire, but it's too far away."

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

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Posted:FRD, that was appalling. Try again.

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Asena
Asena

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Location: Shatfield, Hertfordshire
Member Since: 22nd Aug 2005
Total posts: 3224
Posted:My grammar is normally pretty good, and I dont think I need to practice. Or is is just that I am making an effort for this thread, and normally type lazily?

Who knows?

Oh well, merry christmas you lovely people! biggrin


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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

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Total posts: 13920
Posted:Asena, you used two excess commas. You get one free back massage if you find them. tongue

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Asena
Asena

What a Bummer
Location: Shatfield, Hertfordshire
Member Since: 22nd Aug 2005
Total posts: 3224
Posted:"good, and I" there
&
"thread, and" there

biggrin... Now where is my massage?


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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:I owe you one on my next visit to the UK. How does that sound? biggrin

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Asena
Asena

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Location: Shatfield, Hertfordshire
Member Since: 22nd Aug 2005
Total posts: 3224
Posted:I'm holding you to that!

Might do a bit of working out in the mean time... so at least I look semi decent... biggrin lol


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