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it's coop not coup. And coupe is for cars.

It's wattles, not waddles. Ducks waddle. Roosters have wattles.

And while I'm at it, it's "its" without an apostrophe for singular thing possessive, and "it's" with an apostrophe to show the contraction of "it" and "is."

A ladder can be used to climb buildings or into trees, but latter means "the one after" something already mentioned.

I could go on and on. And probably will, later. wink.png

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-- Linda (AKA: gryeyes)
I refuse to fight a battle of wits with an unarmed person.

Buncha Outdoor PET chickens, ducks, 5 Toulouse geese, and 7 turkeys....so far. Plus 2 wiener dogs, 2 bunnies, a rescue cat which owns me and a new kitten. Oh, yeah: and a house silkie....

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post #2 of 44

I understand your frustration but none of us is perfect.

 

Oh, do avoid beginning a sentence with 'And' when commenting on grammatical accuracy. wink.png

 

I try to overlook irritating grammatical and spelling errors because I'm not perfect myself, even though I was taught original English. What does bug me on any community forum is obvious failure to check what has been written before posting. It's discourteous to the readers to leave frequent errors that could be removed during a quick scan of the draft.

 

Anyway, tolerance and understanding should be the watchword. thumbsup.gif

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post #3 of 44

I am pretty sure you are not supposed to start a sentence with AND, which you did twice. You also forgot to start your very first sentence with an uppercase letter. Also you wrote  "  And coupe is for cars" This sentence is wrong. You should have written :

It's coop not coup and coupe is a car body style. Before complaining about other peoples grammar double check your own.

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We live out in the middle of nowhere with our family- the next town is 10 miles away. WE currently own a bunch of chicks and chickens, ducks, meat rabbits..

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Jesus turned water into wine. I turned into liquor - Popcorn Sutton

We live out in the middle of nowhere with our family- the next town is 10 miles away. WE currently own a bunch of chicks and chickens, ducks, meat rabbits..

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post #4 of 44

OMG this really hit me wrong... 

This isnt school  its about Chickens go outside and enjoy nature or  monitor an english  class./stop worriying about other ppl and look at what you dont do right....... EVERYONE has something!

 

I often am wrong in spelling used to be a great  speller Best subject english  60 years ago  Even today I read constantly  always have  IQ if they  have those any more is 135 .but....  When you get older somehow it goes

. I have had 2 torn retinas and often i cant tell a i from an l so misspell

I transpose letters and type terribly . arthritis  and ..again old age setting in... i try  to  correct but miss a lot ..Sometimes you have to consider other reasons ppl arent gramatically correct.. and the world wont end if someone uses waddle not wattle on a chicken website  while makinf a comment anyway

 

I  too  notice bad grammer even if i use it and incorrect spelling but ...doesnt make me wonderful and someone else terrible. SO WHAT?

Think .....at the end of your life will this mean that much..others grammar /spelling?

It wont even come into your mind as placing in ther worst/ best catagory!

 

Now have a nice day and  lets play NICE on the chicken website and not judge others

 

AND yes i know i made mistakes on this post .. bad on me.. ..


Edited by Roxannemc - 1/29/13 at 6:44am
post #5 of 44

I have a degree in English Literature. I'm usually reluctant to tell people this fact, though, because I don't want them to assume I am a grammar snob. I'm not. I grew up in the South, so when I am speaking or writing to someone I know, or here on BYC, I rarely bother with perfect grammar. I refuse to use "ain't" except in jest, but "howdy", ya'all" and "fixin'a" are all favorite colloqualisms. When I am writing proffesionally, however, my grammar is impeccable. I find it easy to overlook poor sentence structure and see only the idea therein contained. Standardized spelling is a fairly recent development when one takes linguistic history as a whole, so if I misspell something I like to just think of myself as old fashioned.      

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post #6 of 44

Good pints, but English literature is  not the same as English grammar.

 

'Proffesionally' may have just one 'f' but two 's's.

 

Let's live and let live.

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post #7 of 44

Here is another point , often overlooked. Not everybody in this forum speaks english as a first language.  There are plenty of folks born in other countries or living in other countries. I was born and raised in germany , but live in the US for the last twelve years.

Jesus turned water into wine. I turned into liquor - Popcorn Sutton

We live out in the middle of nowhere with our family- the next town is 10 miles away. WE currently own a bunch of chicks and chickens, ducks, meat rabbits..

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Jesus turned water into wine. I turned into liquor - Popcorn Sutton

We live out in the middle of nowhere with our family- the next town is 10 miles away. WE currently own a bunch of chicks and chickens, ducks, meat rabbits..

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post #8 of 44

yikes  hide.gif

 

 

And this is why I wouldn't never comment on none of yall's grammer

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Member of the Derperella Club-- We're just all goin' round' the rooster, here

Single Mom to The Cane Sisters: Candy & Benzo (EE), Nova & Sola (S.Sussex), Raisin & Citizen (SLW), Ameri & Ineeda (JGx), Lido (BLRW) + 1 horse, 3 dogs and 4 dumpcats

My Coop Building Page http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/670830/the-shed-is-here-omg-now-what#post_9055853

GREAT article on adding birds :  ...

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post #9 of 44

Not to mention, there is a big difference between a "good point" and a "good pint". I'd much rather have the latter.  However, an education in English Literature is impossible without an academic grounding in English Grammar. The two can't be separated on an academic level. Thank you for correcting my spelling on a post where my point was that I don't always bother with correct spelling when posting on BYC, though.


Edited by Criskin - 1/29/13 at 7:47am

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post #10 of 44
As long as we can all understand each other, I don't think grammar really matters. We're human beings, and we're supposed to be able to understand a few mistakes.
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