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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RE[2]: First!
by daev on Tue 4th Aug 2009 20:16 UTC in reply to "RE: First!"
daev
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2009-01-24

The one that annoys me most often is when people don't correctly differentiate between it's and its.

Your, your; than, then; it's, its - they all sound similar but have totally different meanings. People who make these errors, please take a few seconds to read over what you've just written. Using the correct word will not only prevent you from looking foolish, it will also make it much easier for other people to figure out what your saying.

Edited 2009-08-04 20:17 UTC

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RE[3]: First!
by daev on Wed 5th Aug 2009 03:22 in reply to "RE[2]: First!"
daev Member since:
2009-01-24

Hahahaha I just realised I typed your by accident, and now I can't edit or delete the comment. Maybe I should be more understanding with other people's typos.

Edited 2009-08-05 03:23 UTC

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RE[4]: First!
by dmdavis on Wed 5th Aug 2009 04:14 in reply to "RE[3]: First!"
dmdavis Member since:
2005-07-06

Hahahaha I just realised I typed your by accident, and now I can't edit or delete the comment. Maybe I should be more understanding with other people's typos.


And did you then think, "well, mine was a typo, but I know the difference. Those other people do it out of ignorance." That's what I tend to think when I make similar mistakes, whether it be in grammar or driving. ("Oops, cut him off. But _I'm_ not being a jerk!") I say we make a call for greater understanding of mistakes in comments! Whose with me?

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RE[4]: First!
by jackastor on Wed 5th Aug 2009 13:14 in reply to "RE[3]: First!"
jackastor Member since:
2009-05-05

I thought you did that on purpose.

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