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#41 PenguinBonaparte

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 11:14 AM

I *sort of* do grammar stuff for a living and I didn't know this one, so thank you! Aside from having grey and gray stuck in my head almost as if they were two separate colors, (the e one being more of a cool bluish sort of grey), I can't stand when people say turrent instead of turret. It comes up in so many different games...



#42 KineticOperator

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 11:19 AM

Your kidding me, their is two spellings?  I should of known that.

 

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#43 Vorpal Sword

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 11:51 AM

Your kidding me, their is two spellings?  I should of known that.

I see what you did there, but I'm concerned that pressing "Like This" would only constitute further encouragement. :)

Edited by Vorpal Sword, 20 February 2014 - 11:51 AM.

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#44 Khyros

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 11:52 AM

 

Your kidding me, their is two spellings?  I should of known that.

I see what you did there, but I'm concerned that pressing "Like This" would only constitute further encouragement. :)

 

 

I wonder if the "should of" was another intentional error, or was just the standard sloppy use of the English language.


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#45 KineticOperator

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 01:06 PM

Khyros,

I insure you, Vorpal and me got the bad grammar we did.  We speak English good after all.

 

Now, we just got to wait for the calvary to arrive and effect some changes in how we talk.   :huh:


Edited by KineticOperator, 20 February 2014 - 01:14 PM.

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#46 PenguinBonaparte

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 01:13 PM

One should have to use British spellings if primarily playing as the Empire. Let the sun never set on the Space British Empire!


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#47 StevenO

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 01:14 PM

I've noticed spell checkers wanting to change ordnance to ordinance although the reason for that is unknown.  Maybe there is an ordinance against ordnance.

 

 

Great use of proper English there in post #42 Kinetic Operator.  Are you sure you have the right to/too/two?  Too much machine thinking is going on these days.


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#48 Rakky Wistol

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 01:47 PM

What literally makes me explode is when people misused the word figuratively. Even worse when they combine it with the wrong their, their, they're. I mean, I don't understand what their thinking.

 Sometimes I wonder if they should be killed alot for not putting spaces between words which are clearly two words.

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#49 CrookedWookie

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 03:28 PM

Khyros,

I insure you, Vorpal and me got the bad grammar we did.  We speak English good after all.

 

Now, we just got to wait for the calvary to arrive and effect some changes in how we talk.   :huh:

Actually, you at least used "effect" properly in that context.

" In a less well-known usage, EFFECT can be used as a verb that means "to bring about" something."


Edited by CrookedWookie, 20 February 2014 - 03:30 PM.


#50 Vorpal Sword

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 03:33 PM

…it occurs to me that in conversations about EU ships in the last week, I've seen a lot of confusion over the difference between "cannon" and "canon". Do you suppose it would help to note that a cannon is a piece of ordnance, where canon is a sort of ordinance? 


Edited by Vorpal Sword, 20 February 2014 - 03:33 PM.

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