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This really gets on my nerves.

Discussion in 'Personal' started by coffeekid, Mar 27, 2016.

  1. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

  2. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    And it's a horrible chest of drawers, too.
     
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  3. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    I've seen teachers on here - especially in the Primary forum - refer to putting things in their "draw" on a number of occasions.
     
    aspensquiver_2 likes this.
  4. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    It's appalling.
     
    wanet likes this.
  5. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    I hope you put them right.
     
    sabrinakat likes this.
  6. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    You get serious grief if you do.
     
    aspensquiver_2 and Geoff Thomas like this.
  7. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    Poor fools.
     
    knitone likes this.
  8. vannie

    vannie Star commenter

    Yep, gets on my nerves too... That and your instead of you're and people asking for advise. I know it's picky but I just can't bear it.
     
  9. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    Pop over to Headteachers, where someone wants advice with a "dissatation".
     
  10. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    I disagree that it's about being picky, Vannie!
     
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  11. vannie

    vannie Star commenter

    I know@coffeekid. I think I just say I'm picky to make them feel better. My aunt has a coffee mug that says 'I am silently correcting your grammar'. We're that kind of family.
     
  12. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    My FB feed is awash with there, there, they're / where, were, we're errors, I frequently have to sit on one hand while I scroll down to keep it away from the keyboard.
     
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  13. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    I keep seeing "are" instead of "our" on the various forums to which I belong.
     
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  14. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

    Going back to another time, another place, I can remember reaching for the red pen when reading absence letters.

    I KNOW I was not alone in this!! ;)
     
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  15. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    Are you purchasing a chest of draws, @coffeekid?
     
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  16. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Given that many many people have live eBay search notifications set up for specific items it's unlikely that those looking for drawers will be troubled by a notification for 'draws'. That's the seller's loss.

    There are some eBay buyers who specialise in items with spelling mistakes, for example collectors of old Meccano who'll have search notifications set up for Mecanno and Mecano. I'm led to believe some of them pick up real bargains.

    My main bugbear on eBay is three word listing descriptions, ie 'barge pole - used' - I won't touch those with a barge pole.
     
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  17. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

  18. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    I'm asking because I'm looking for some things on Ebay right now.
     
  19. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    'Less' and 'fewer' errors really annoy me.
     
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  20. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    I wrote recently about my experience at a famous Swedish furniture store, concentrating on the poor customer service.

    I forgot to mention that above the coffee dispensers in the cafe is a large, properly-made (i.e. not written in felt tip on cardboard) sign bearing the legend: cappuccino's & latte's.
     
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