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    Senior Member BengeBoy's Avatar
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    Dear Craigslist sellers:

    It's brakes, not breaks.

    Just sayin'.


    (Obviously not referring to anyone on this forum, all of whom are old enough to know better.)
    Last edited by BengeBoy; 02-03-08 at 06:53 PM.

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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by BengeBoy View Post
    It's brakes, not breaks.

    Just sayin'.


    (Obviously not referring to anyone on this forum, all of whom are old enough to know better.)
    Yeah, and it's "Only rode three times," not "Only road three times."
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    Don't mince words Red Rider's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
    Yeah, and it's "Only rode three times," not "Only road three times."
    To pick nits, it's not a complete sentence. If it were it might read "It was only ridden three times."

    The Internet is a frustrating place for the Grammar Police. My tongue is full of holes.
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    To many times I see people write two when they meant too write to.
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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    If I keep reading this thread, I'll soon be loosing my mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
    If I keep reading this thread, I'll soon be loosing my mind.
    We all thought it was pretty loose already!
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    How about prolly instead of probably? That one gets me.
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    Yeah, well I seen this one ad that mentioned "these ones" and "your not going to be disappointed".

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    'Recumbant' almost makes me loose my temper. I must wear my helmut to strap my head together!

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    Irritated by tiny things like this? Count your blessings instead.
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    Craigslist? Try the Road or Commuting forums. I'm pretty casual, and type very badly. I'm not very picky. But sometimes my head hurts after I've visited those forums.
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    As one who has fingers operating in a different time zone from his brain, I'm not going to throw glass.


    Hmmm, that's interesting, I just found the spell checker in the upper right corner of the message box. I didn't know it was there.
    It would appear that many others don't know its there either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
    If I keep reading this thread, I'll soon be loosing my mind.
    In the diet world many people want to "loose weight"
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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesDawg View Post
    To many times I see people write two when they meant too write to.
    Sorry, but I just don't get what you mean exactly.

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    Perhaps I was playing hooky from school that day, but another one I can't understand is using "then" instead of "than".

    "I like my bike better then yours".

    It hits me like fingernails on a chalkboard.

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    There just flaunting there intellegence.
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    All this shows is a reliance of the Educational System on modern technology instead of the 3 "R"'s. Spell checking with a computer instead of a basic Grounding in reading, riting and rithmetic.

    But get these younsters to programme in Satelite to the TV or set the clock on the Microwave- and you will see that we have our faults too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post

    But get these younsters to programme in Satelite to the TV or set the clock on the Microwave- and you will see that we have our faults too.
    Truer words were never spoken. I am a complete bozo when forced to deal with anything like that.

    These kids have turned the word text into a verb. My grandkids can text their friends while carrying on an intelligent conversation with someone in person.

    I can barely figure out my cell phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis View Post

    These kids have turned the word text into a verb.
    I dont like the word "office" used as a verb.

    The first rule of flats is You don't talk about flats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobartlemagne View Post
    I dont like the word "office" used as a verb.
    Yeah, makes it sound like people get something done at work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bjforrestal View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by maddmaxx View Post
    As one who has fingers operating in a different time zone from his brain, I'm not going to throw glass.


    Hmmm, that's interesting, I just found the spell checker in the upper right corner of the message box. I didn't know it was there.
    It would appear that many others don't know its there either.
    Firefox has a spell checker -- every time my flying fingers double-strike a key, the word shows up underlined. Right-click on it and I'm offered the correct spelling, as well as some other choices. I like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis View Post
    Perhaps I was playing hooky from school that day, but another one I can't understand is using "then" instead of "than".

    "I like my bike better then yours".

    It hits me like fingernails on a chalkboard.
    Than don't scrape those nails on the chalkboard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beverly View Post
    Than don't scrape those nails on the chalkboard.
    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

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