Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Aug 2009 16:32 UTC
Humor Since I think we haven't been having enough fun lately on OSNews, I decided it's time we do something fun for a change. We all have our little pet annoyances when it comes to other people's comments. Fixed expressions or comment styles that annoy the living daylights out of you. Here are mine.
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The Difference Between...
by randy7376 on Tue 4th Aug 2009 17:35 UTC
randy7376
Member since:
2005-08-08

The difference between loser and looser.
Your and you're. They're, their, and there .

I could go on, but I'm annoying the hell out of myself now.

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RE: The Difference Between...
by Gryzor on Wed 5th Aug 2009 10:06 in reply to "The Difference Between..."
Gryzor Member since:
2005-07-03

The difference between loser and looser.
Your and you're. They're, their, and there .

I could go on, but I'm annoying the hell out of myself now.



Then you sir must be a looser, because your a native english speaker and there not.

Or should that be…

Then you Sir must be a loser, because you are a native english speaker and they are not?

Or… oh wait.

Get real, we weren't born in an English speaking country, this is not our native language.
On the other hand, English is full of bugs and ambiguous sentences and you always need to add words to clarify. Try speaking something like spanish or german or french and then we can "annoy" ourselves by your lame attempt to even count from one to ten.

On wait! (<-- reference to article).

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Googol Member since:
2006-11-24

I think you are wrong.

"In 2003, an estimated 75% of the adult population of working age had numeracy skills below the level of a good pass at GCSE and 56% had literacy skills below this level."

http://news.parliament.uk/2009/01/adult-literacy-and-numeracy-repor...

You can download the full, sad 35 page PDF. Gosh, I know English lawyers and other academics who can't put 2 and 2 together. I can totally see where this report is coming from.

Thanks for your contribution. I totally forgot about 'their' and 'your'. ;)

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