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Cigarettes, gambling, porn and booze. What's your addiction? How low have you sunk and how have you tried to beat it?

Thanks to big-girl's-blouse for the suggestion

(, Thu 18 Dec 2008, 16:42)
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Correcting other people's grammar
Because for gods sake is it really to hard not to sound like your illiterate?
(, Sun 21 Dec 2008, 20:05, 12 replies)
Please tell me...
...Your absent apostrophes, letters 'o' and 'e' and comma are deliberate...
(, Sun 21 Dec 2008, 20:13, closed)
thy name is Mr. F
(, Sun 21 Dec 2008, 20:24, closed)
I thought so...
But now I'm not so sure because I can't tell if the majority of these replies are ironic or not. Beaten at my own game eh?
(, Wed 24 Dec 2008, 19:37, closed)
I am cliterate.
(, Sun 21 Dec 2008, 20:56, closed)
I sense a trap......
*Sheathes grammar-nazi sword*
*backs away slowly*
(, Sun 21 Dec 2008, 21:13, closed)
Capital G
Apostrophe after the d. Also it is "you're" not "your", you bait-monger you.
(, Sun 21 Dec 2008, 23:02, closed)
Incomplete sentence
Dear Sir/Madam,
In addition to the other errors in your posting, you have committed the faux pas of crafting an incomplete phrase. As a copy editor (which is what we in the colonies call a sub-editor), I would suggest the following phrasing:
``For God's(*) sake, is it really hard to not sound like you're illiterate [you fucking pedant]? ''

*: The letter G is capitalized as a matter of style, not grammar.
N.B.: Material in square brackets is optional
(, Sun 21 Dec 2008, 23:35, closed)
Contrary to standard practice, you just split your infinitive.

That's a mistake up with which Strunk and White will not put.
(, Sun 21 Dec 2008, 23:41, closed)
Strunk and White
Touche, sir. Strunk and White, however, is a wretched disease. The publication which employs me has its own style guide, which gives a significant amount of leeway to editors (even when they're deprived of sleep). As a sad side note, I doubt whether most readers would even notice if the newspaper were as filled with inaccuracies as the original post.
(, Mon 22 Dec 2008, 0:11, closed)
Booby Trap
I could have a field day, or is bait being laid here by a cunning linguist?
(, Mon 22 Dec 2008, 0:18, closed)
Ha Ha!
Your funny
(, Mon 22 Dec 2008, 10:01, closed)
My eye is twitching...I can't take it...must navigate away from the page...
(, Mon 22 Dec 2008, 13:03, closed)

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