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    Attn: Grammar Nazis

    Number five is my biggest pet peeve.

    11 Little-Known Grammatical Errors That Will Shock and Horrify You - 11Points.com

    You know who everyone loves? The guy who constantly corrects everyone's grammar.

    I hope that this list helps you become That Guy and, in the process, make tons and tons of new friends.

    Here are 11 English words and phrases that we (and by we, I mean myself included -- but not the royal we, as you're included too) seem to constantly (and surprisingly) misuse. Hey, it's not the most unique list I've ever done, I'm sure my next one will come out better if it's what I set my mind to.
    Pleasing nobody, one person at a time.

    That which does not kill me, better start fucking running.

    If I lived every day like it was my last, the body count would be staggering.

    I intend to go in harm's way. -John Paul Jones

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xiphos View Post
    Number five is my biggest pet peeve.
    I could care less about number five.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    I could care less about number five.
    I'm glad you also find it meaningful to care about.
    Pleasing nobody, one person at a time.

    That which does not kill me, better start fucking running.

    If I lived every day like it was my last, the body count would be staggering.

    I intend to go in harm's way. -John Paul Jones

    Hunt the wolf, and bring light to the dark places that others fear to go. LT COL Dave Grossman

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xiphos View Post
    I'm glad you also find it meaningful to care about.

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    I'm gonna try and care less...
    Insert witty comment and disclaimer here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donut Aficionado View Post
    I'm gonna try and care less...
    Hopefully you will....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donut Aficionado View Post
    I'm gonna try and care less...
    If you could care less that would be great but I certainly understand if you couldn't care less.
    Pleasing nobody, one person at a time.

    That which does not kill me, better start fucking running.

    If I lived every day like it was my last, the body count would be staggering.

    I intend to go in harm's way. -John Paul Jones

    Hunt the wolf, and bring light to the dark places that others fear to go. LT COL Dave Grossman

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    I'm going to try and lay low and hopefully nobody is chomping at the bit to send me a heart wrenching message.

    If I hear "you've got mail," it will make me anxious to read it. I could care less though if it is about someone colliding with some barb wire.
    I'm your huckleberry...

    Quemadmoeum gladis nemeinum occidit, occidentus telum est!

    You can be the weapon, and the gun in your hand is a tool - or the gun is a weapon and you are the tool.


    I was looking for a saint who was a devil of a lover,
    but every girl I found was either one way or the other...



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    I need to watch barb wire again and verify that the 11 points bar is to scale
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    delusional, illogical liberal minority, and rabidly
    promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which
    holds forth the proposition that it is entirely
    possible to pick up a turd by the clean end!'

    A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity. Sigmund Freud

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    Quote Originally Posted by maclean View Post
    I'm going to try and lay low and hopefully nobody is chomping at the bit to send me a heart wrenching message.

    If I hear "you've got mail," it will make me anxious to read it. I could care less though if it is about someone colliding with some barb wire.




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    And the prize goes to Maclean!!
    Insert witty comment and disclaimer here.

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    As a professional proofreader (among other things), I firmly believe that grammar and spelling skills are most certainly being de-emphasized in terms of importance. Even reading such former bastions of mellifluous language as the New York Times recently, I've noticed more and more errors being allowed to remain in place.

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    My two favorites didn't make the list.

    To/too

    There/their/they're

 

 

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