Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Mar 2010 19:05 UTC
Features, Office Since everybody in the technology world is apparently having a vacation, and nobody told me about it, we're kind of low on news. As such, this seems like the perfect opportunity to gripe about something I've always wanted to gripe about: a number of common mistakes in English writing in the comments section. I'll also throw in some tidbits about my native language, Dutch, so you can compare and contrast between the two.
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by tyrel on Thu 18th Mar 2010 19:58 UTC
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"Its" is not the only possessive word in English that doesn't have an apostrophe. The others are "his" and "hers". You wouldn't write "hi's" and "her's" (although I have seen the latter, unfortunately).

Also, when did "Internet" stop getting capitalized, "e-mail" lose its hyphen, and "web site" get combined into a single word?

Grammatical and spelling errors irritate the heck out of me, although I must admit that I am often stuck in the "loose" vs "lose" confusion myself.

One other thing that annoys me quite a bit is total lack of punctuation and capitalization, even between sentences: "omg my dog puked all over its gross he is locked outside now i cant believe it"

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