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    J3L 2404 gbcb's Avatar
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    For my fellow Grammar Nazi's

    (Just writing that made me feel ill)

    Fantastic piece from the Washington Post on why we don't need copy editors: Yanks Thump Sox

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    classic

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbcb View Post
    For my fellow Grammar Nazis
    And how does a Grammar Nazi make a word plural, hmm?
    “Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It's a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”
    ― Muhammad Ali

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    inessentialness?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    Yet more proof that I'm.. well, pretty much right about everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spreggy View Post
    And how does a Grammar Nazi make a word plural, hmm?
    You need to read more closely


    Quote Originally Posted by gbcb
    (Just writing that made me feel ill)

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    Grammer Nazi's! One day they'll find you all and bring you to justice!
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post
    Grammer Nazi's! One day they'll find you all and bring you to justice!
    I think there are a few people left who would hail them as heroes for fighting the good fight. Unfortunately, such people are in the minority.

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    This is a true fact: I'm writing this column the very week after dozens of copy editors left my newspaper through an early retirement buyout, and I have noticed no difference at all whatsoever in the quality, accuracy

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    or readability of the product.
    Hehe.. nice...

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    But on the road more MTBLover's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post
    Grammer Nazi's! One day they'll find you all and bring you to justice!

    Whoa there, Skippy. Please, please tell us that you did that on purpose.

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    K2ProFlex baby! ilikebikes's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBLover View Post

    Whoa there, Skippy. Please, please tell us that you did that on purpose.
    I wanted it to be a bit funny, but it didnt work as your the only GRAMMAR Nazi that caught it
    "Whoa there Skippy!" I havnt heard that in a LONG time!
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post
    I wanted it to be a bit funny, but it didnt work as your the only GRAMMAR Nazi that caught it
    "Whoa there Skippy!" I havnt heard that in a LONG time!
    Actually, I chuckled when I read it, so at least ONE person in here found it funny. And sometimes it's good to dredge the archives for old, outdated (yet still useful) argot, dontcha think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post
    I wanted it to be a bit funny, but it didnt work as your the only GRAMMAR Nazi that caught it
    "Whoa there Skippy!" I havnt heard that in a LONG time!
    I was too busy twitching to respond

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post
    I wanted it to be a bit funny, but it didnt work as your the only GRAMMAR Nazi that caught it
    Sigh.

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