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ishmael
12-11-2008, 11:37 AM
Your is a possessive. A transitive verb I suppose.

You're is a contraction of you are.

The people misplacing them here is getting on my nerves. Mark is one of the worst offenders, but there are others. I don't mean to be a marm, but it really is distracting from what you are trying to say, and the apostrophe doesn't take much extra effort.

Paul Pless
12-11-2008, 11:51 AM
and the apostrophe doesn't take much extra effort.yeah, but the 'e' is maybe too much to ask for...

Domesticated_Mr. Know It All
12-11-2008, 11:54 AM
I would think you'd have bigger problems to worry about.

Gary E
12-11-2008, 12:13 PM
Youse shud walk the payment in south Philly and listen for a while

And stop at Pats for a Cheesesteak... http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=pats+cheesesteaks+philadelphia+pa&aq=8&oq=Pats+

John of Phoenix
12-11-2008, 12:52 PM
Donn said you could use this.

http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/goldmountainmining/tombstone-arizona-sheriff-badge-180.jpg

TimH
12-11-2008, 12:55 PM
not as bad as people in high places saying nucular.

ljb5
12-11-2008, 01:10 PM
Your is a possessive. A transitive verb I suppose.


My pet peeve is people who think adjectives are transitive verbs.

But I agree --- it drives me crazy too.

My worst pet peeve is people who use an apostrophe to create a plural.

I see it all the time -- not just in personal writing, but also in business writing, signs and advertisements.

Popeye
12-11-2008, 01:19 PM
try a little baking soda on that pet peeve

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
12-11-2008, 01:21 PM
I have a drawing of a Pet Peeve, it's by Thurber.

Popeye
12-11-2008, 01:22 PM
my pet peeve is when people tell my girlfriend to try singing from her diaphragm

BarnacleGrim
12-11-2008, 01:31 PM
Scandinavian languages are very sensitive to compound words being written apart.

'kycklinglever' means 'chicken liver'
'kyckling lever' means 'chicken lives'

'rökfritt' means 'smoke free' as in 'no smoking'
'rök fritt' means 'smoke freely'

'ananasringer' means 'ring-shaped pieces of pineapple'
'ananas biter' means 'pineapple rings [on the telephone]'

Incredibly annoying!

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
12-11-2008, 01:40 PM
Peeved Pets:
daft dog http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=jZsG28JcRg8
mental cat http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=7tRWRSfcDuQ
talking cat http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=964uCtgsDoE

ishmael
12-11-2008, 01:54 PM
OK, I cry uncle, I'm not the best grammarian, even to my cat, but the your and you're issue is very annoying. Just so you know, and you know who you are!;)

BrianW
12-11-2008, 02:03 PM
It's me! When I'm not paying attention.

ron ll
12-11-2008, 03:08 PM
my pet peeve is when people tell my girlfriend to try singing from her diaphragm

Vince posted a youtube of a woman singing from her diaphragm. :D Was that your girlfriend?

Vince Brennan
12-11-2008, 03:38 PM
Dammit! He beat me to my own punch!


(hic!)

Nicholas Scheuer
12-11-2008, 03:40 PM
It's probably wrong, but I use an apostrophy for the plural of an acronym, like SUV's for more than one SUV. SUVs just doesn't look right, though maybe it is. Any opinions? I'm not averse to change.

Moby Nick

Chris Coose
12-11-2008, 03:45 PM
Try watching the letters used by a new teenager when texting.

ljb5
12-11-2008, 04:53 PM
It's probably wrong, but I use an apostrophy for the plural of an acronym, like SUV's for more than one SUV. SUVs just doesn't look right, though maybe it is. Any opinions? I'm not averse to change.

That's one of the two situations in which I'm willing to cut a person some slack, although I wouldn't do it myself. I think DVDs is preferable to DVD's.

Also, I think photos is preferable to photo's although one could argue that since photo is short for photograph, it is a contraction and the apostrophe is appropriate because it takes the place of the omitted letters.

ljb5
12-19-2008, 09:37 PM
Amazing.... out there on the interwebs (http://www.apostropheabuse.com/) is a site dedicated to our pet peeves.

rbgarr
12-19-2008, 10:21 PM
"My pet peeve is pet peeves."

(I can't remember who said that. Jack Handey??)

paladin
12-19-2008, 10:25 PM
I called in advance to find weight limitations on things I was shipping......I was told to bring everything as the hauler was really capable of handling anything that I could drive in with.......they were not pleased....the weight is borderline....the size is outta sight.....they took the material, bill was 4 times almost to the penny as the original quote....I need a nap......

panmanb
12-19-2008, 11:28 PM
guess were aint no englsh majors . sory to annoy u . That wuz fun lol

Jim Bow
12-20-2008, 12:08 AM
Segue over to quotation marks if you please.
I went to a local police station one night.
The sign on the door said:

Pick up the "phone" on the wall at your left and the dispatcher will answer.

Mrleft8
12-20-2008, 12:25 AM
The people misplacing them here is getting on my nerves. .
Shouldn't this read: "The people misplacing them here ARE getting on my nerves."? People is the plural of person...... I mean..... If we're getting all bunched up about stuff...... Never mind...... I'll go away now......

ishmael
12-20-2008, 12:32 AM
Yeah, you're probably right. Is people a plural?

I'm not claiming some high ground, I just want people to use your and you're more correctly. Not out of some school marm need, because it makes threads more readable.

StevenBauer
12-20-2008, 12:37 AM
Much more annoying to me than your/you're is the confusion so many people here have with lose/loose. :eek:


Steven

and don't forget Bill Leggett's youer :)

Mrleft8
12-20-2008, 12:56 AM
Why don't we all (Usuns) just adopt the Johnny Reb way of refering to others... "Y áll and All Yáll"............. Oh hell...... this damned laptop of Carter's is speaking freakin' German now......