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02/04/2011 12:04:00 PM · #26
Originally posted by Sirashley:

The misuse of "good" and "well" is another common mistake that I see and hear all the time.


Of course there is another school that says language is always in the active state of evolution and "good" is now widely accepted as an adverb in certain context. I'm doing good, thanks. :)
02/04/2011 12:09:29 PM · #27
Originally posted by SaraR:

Robert, Wendy was meaning that she incorrectly uses an apostrophe when writing pms (pm's) as it seems more elegant to her, and can't me mistaken for pre-menstrual syndrome (we call it PMT in Britain). Oliver was suggesting that capitalising solved that problem.


Oh, I understand that. I was being sly, and slipping another concern in :-) I think I forgot to emoticon it...

R.
02/04/2011 12:14:02 PM · #28
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

Originally posted by Sirashley:

The misuse of "good" and "well" is another common mistake that I see and hear all the time.


Of course there is another school that says language is always in the active state of evolution and "good" is now widely accepted as an adverb in certain context. I'm doing good, thanks. :)


If what you wish to use isn't accepted yet, just get Sarah Palin to say it. It will be acceptable by next week.
02/04/2011 12:14:07 PM · #29
One that I often see on DPC, but had never come across before, is 'I could care less'; I usually infer that the writer intends the opposite.
02/04/2011 12:16:43 PM · #30
Originally posted by SaraR:

One that I often see on DPC, but had never come across before, is 'I could care less'; I usually infer that the writer intends the opposite.


That annoys me too! The other one I see misused like that is, "Like a hole in the head.", people now use this to refer to something they want rather than don't want.
02/04/2011 12:16:59 PM · #31
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

Originally posted by Sirashley:

The misuse of "good" and "well" is another common mistake that I see and hear all the time.


Of course there is another school that says language is always in the active state of evolution and "good" is now widely accepted as an adverb in certain context. I'm doing good, thanks. :)


So how are we going to distinguish between a saintly person and a patient on the mend? The one's doing good, the other's doing good, we're losing something here...

The one that's currently driving me crazy is the growing acceptance of "their/they" as a singular for purposes of gender-neutrality. I've never seen a better solution though, if we accept that his/her is too clumsy for common usage. "If the photographer needs more light in the shadows they should move their fill light closer to the subject." In that case you can easily correct by using the plural (photographers) but that's not always easy to do. One of my professors used to suggest alternation: "If the photographer needs more light in the shadows she should move his fill light closer to the subject." But that's just plain weird and it never gained traction :-)

R.
02/04/2011 12:18:58 PM · #32
Originally posted by Covert_Oddity:

Originally posted by SaraR:

One that I often see on DPC, but had never come across before, is 'I could care less'; I usually infer that the writer intends the opposite.


That annoys me too! The other one I see misused like that is, "Like a hole in the head.", people now use this to refer to something they want rather than don't want.


Actually, when I have a migraine I rather long for someone to drill a hole in the side of my head! ;¬P
02/04/2011 12:21:24 PM · #33
Originally posted by RainMotorsports:

Originally posted by Cyberlandz:

To and Too
How often do you see someone post that he is to tired to comment.

There and Their and They're.
Trust me, they often get interchanged in dpc forums.

... the list goes on...


To and Too can be a typo as well. The thought from there goes to proof reading.
At "Trust me, they often get interchanged in dpc forums." It gets interchanged EVERYWHERE including pen and paper. All of these things get discussed in the class room.

Personally i thought DPC was supposed to be capitalized.


Yep, we should change our logo. I personally thought everywhere should not be capitalized, unless it stands for something, or you were yelling.

Whatever is learned in the classroom must be applied outside as well. Online communication is one such application, although I don't mind if someone makes a spelling or punctuation error in forums. It's just that this topic was up, so there goes my take on it.
02/04/2011 12:26:25 PM · #34
I was yelling the word "everywhere". My face even turned red. No way to verbalize the scene without sounding like I was role playing. I probably should have went old school 1980's mark up and wrote " b/ everwhere /b ".

Since you pointed it out to the right of the logo DPCPrints, has DPC capitalized so yes someone thought so as well :-p Besides the entire sentence under the name doesn't start with a capital letter, nor is it punctuated. The title dpchallenge might also be not capitalized to match the domain name which by nature is lower case.

The actual DPC Prints logo is dpcPrints which makes the argument even funnier. Generally it seems acceptable to be creative with logo's in that manner. It seems someone took full liberty to do so.

Message edited by author 2011-02-04 12:30:34.
02/04/2011 12:38:33 PM · #35
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by DrAchoo:

Originally posted by Sirashley:

The misuse of "good" and "well" is another common mistake that I see and hear all the time.


Of course there is another school that says language is always in the active state of evolution and "good" is now widely accepted as an adverb in certain context. I'm doing good, thanks. :)


So how are we going to distinguish between a saintly person and a patient on the mend? The one's doing good, the other's doing good, we're losing something here...R.


if you haven't figured it out, the English language ain't the most straightforward, but that's likely why it is a powerful language. ;)
02/04/2011 12:49:55 PM · #36
We just received this as an application for a work placement position. Keep in mind, we are a sign company, where spelling and grammar are vital:

Originally posted by Anonymous Student:

Hello, my name is xxxx xxxx and i'm taking the graphic and print production program at xxxx and we are required to have 200 hours of work term at the end of the year, i was wandering if you guys would consider taking me in for the work term as i live about five minutes away on xxxx street and i don't have a vehicle, but being on time wouldn't be a problem.

Thanks

- xxxx


Message edited by author 2011-02-04 12:50:43.
02/04/2011 12:51:33 PM · #37
Wow. I did know that for posting an honest to goodness contribution to a well-meaning thread topic can get me yelled at.

Goodnight everyone. It's bedtime in my part of the planet.
02/04/2011 01:03:10 PM · #38
Originally posted by Cyberlandz:

Wow. I did know that for posting an honest to goodness contribution to a well-meaning thread topic can get me yelled at.

Goodnight everyone. It's bedtime in my part of the planet.


But ur frum teh cyberlandz no 1 evur sleepz there! Sorry I had to. I am sure this entire thread became really hard to read.
02/04/2011 01:43:06 PM · #39
I'm surprised ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Louis hasn't posted in this thread...

Louis'(s?) Signature

::runs off to split an infinitive::
02/04/2011 01:49:36 PM · #40
Originally posted by hihosilver:

I'm surprised ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Louis hasn't posted in this thread...

Louis'(s?) Signature

::runs off to split an infinitive::


LOL!!! Great article. We are "....on the road to punctuation anarchy."
02/04/2011 01:50:36 PM · #41
Originally posted by hihosilver:

I'm surprised ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Louis hasn't posted in this thread...

Louis'(s?) Signature

::runs off to split an infinitive::

I posted about this in 2007 already. I've essentially given up.
02/04/2011 02:04:20 PM · #42
I'm t'r'y'i'n'g t'o d'e'c'i'd'e i'f t'h'i's m'i'g'h't j'u's't k'i'l'l e'v'e'r'y'o'n'e

Geeze that took a really long time. Good link either way. I am reading it as I type ' ' ' ' ' ' on everything in sight.

Message edited by author 2011-02-04 14:05:16.
02/04/2011 02:23:49 PM · #43
But the crux of the biscuit is the apostrophe.
02/04/2011 02:30:37 PM · #44
i want the sly emoticon.
02/04/2011 03:37:21 PM · #45
One of my underlings at work was just granted email access, and she sends out the worst emails. They're full of misplaced apostrophes, common spelling errors, and nothing is capitalized correctly. I feel bad for correcting her, but it's embarrassing for me to have to claim her as my own. She will learn proper grammar, oh yes, she shall.

Oh, and "could of" and "should of" infuriate me. It's "could have" and "should have"!
02/04/2011 03:39:23 PM · #46
Originally posted by aliqui:

One of my underlings at work was just granted email access, and she sends out the worst emails. They're full of misplaced apostrophes, common spelling errors, and nothing is capitalized correctly. I feel bad for correcting her, but it's embarrassing for me to have to claim her as my own. She will learn proper grammar, oh yes, she shall.


I presume, then, that you can correct the above? Or shall one of the grammar mavens flog you? (wink)

R.

Message edited by author 2011-02-04 15:39:30.
02/04/2011 03:46:02 PM · #47
But what shall we do about all the people who end sentences with prepositions? And what about the series comma? When did it become acceptable to drop that last comma? There should be consequences!
02/04/2011 03:51:45 PM · #48
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by aliqui:

One of my underlings at work was just granted email access, and she sends out the worst emails. They're full of misplaced apostrophes, common spelling errors, and nothing is capitalized correctly. I feel bad for correcting her, but it's embarrassing for me to have to claim her as my own. She will learn proper grammar, oh yes, she shall.


I presume, then, that you can correct the above? Or shall one of the grammar mavens flog you? (wink)

R.


Ummmm, are you talking about me linking nouns with verbs? Starting sentences with conjunctions is something I've been wanting to learn to correctly use lately. I've just not taken the time to look it up. Maybe I'll do that tonight after work, unless you want to school me now. :)

"They're full of misplaced apostrophes and common spelling errors. And nothing is capitalized correctly."
02/04/2011 04:03:22 PM · #49
You don't have to use and at the start of a sentence.

"They're full of misplaced apostrophes and common spelling errors. In addition nothing is capitalized correctly."

One way it could be done I guess. However if we all worried about how the world wouldn't come to an end because of this. We would never get anything done.

Message edited by author 2011-02-04 16:03:55.
02/04/2011 04:06:05 PM · #50
Originally posted by RainMotorsports:

You don't have to use and at the start of a sentence.

"They're full of misplaced apostrophes and common spelling errors. In addition nothing is capitalized correctly."

One way it could be done I guess. However if we all worried about how the world wouldn't come to an end because of this. We would never get anything done.


But isn't "in addition" and appositive, and it should require a comma?
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