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Is it over there? Or is it over their? Or is it over they're?


By cottonm4

2 years ago



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    #1 2 years ago

    I can't stand it anymore. I almost did not graduate high school because I did not do well in English class. If it was not for shop classes and auto shop I'd be living life with a G.E.D.

    There are a lot of people here who I consider to be excellent writers and, I'm sorry, but it burns me to see how many people can't grasped the differences and proper usage of these three words.

    You can cop an attitude. You can vote me down. You can tell me to take a hike. You can tell me I have an attitude and you can give me the middle finger salute. Or maybe, you can come out on the other side and know the difference. And no, I am not an English teacher. And I am certainly no oracle.

    Even your iPhone can get this right when you are speaking to it. I would imagine Android with do what follows, as well. But I don't know.

    Here we go:

    "They're" is a contraction of "they are".

    "Their" shows possession and/or ownership.

    "There" is the location of what ever is being talked about.

    If you speak the following words into your iPhone your iPhone will make the distinction and get it right. Every time.

    Try it" "They're going to park their car over there."

    "They're going to get their asses kicked if they park their car in my driveway instead of parking it over there in their driveway".

    There are a lot of new people in the pinball hobby and they're going to be taken advantage of and will wind up paying too much for their "new" pinball machine. And when it breaks they're going to shove in the corner over there where it will be out of the way.

    No, officer, that is not my car parked over there illegally. It is their car and they're going to have to move it if you want it out of your way.

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    OK. There you go. You can flame me all you want. But if one person reads this and the light bulb clicks on in their head about how this "they're-their-there shit works, I will have considered this whiny post a success.

    Thank you.

    #2 2 years ago

    Okay. This thread blows. Their you go.

    #4 2 years ago

    Theirs a lot I'd like to say about they're being a thread on this here topic and my agreements with it, but I'ma take my opinions over their in the corner where I think there better served. Sorry, I had to.

    #6 2 years ago

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    #7 2 years ago

    Could you Please make a new thread about the following:
    Not using 's for plurals
    Your and you're
    and if you have time perhaps a lesson on split infinitives and dangling participles.

    But first maybe you could proof read your original post for missing words.

    #8 2 years ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    I can't stand it anymore. I almost did not graduate high school because I did not do well in English class. If it was not for shop classes and auto shop I'd be living life with a G.E.D.
    There are a lot of people here who I consider to be excellent writers and, I'm sorry, but it burns me to see how many people can't grasped the differences and proper usage of these three words.
    You can cop an attitude. You can vote me down. You can tell me to take a hike. You can tell me I have an attitude and you can give me the middle finger salute. Or maybe, you can come out on the other side and know the difference. And no, I am not an English teacher. And I am certainly no oracle.
    Even your iPhone can get this right when you are speaking to it. I would imagine Android with do what follows, as well. But I don't know.
    Here we go:
    "They're" is a contraction of "they are".
    "Their" shows possession and/or ownership.
    "There" is the location of what ever is being talked about.
    If you speak the following words into your iPhone your iPhone will make the distinction and get it right. Every time.
    Try it" "They're going to park their car over there."
    "They're going to get their asses kicked if they park their car in my driveway instead of parking it over there in their driveway".
    There are a lot of new people in the pinball hobby and they're going to be taken advantage of and will wind up paying too much for their "new" pinball machine. And when it breaks they're going to shove in the corner over there where it will be out of the way.
    No, officer, that is not my car parked over there illegally. It is their car and they're going to have to move it if you want it out of your way.
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    OK. There you go. You can flame me all you want. But if one person reads this and the light bulb clicks on in their head about how this "they're-their-there shit works, I will have considered this whiny post a success.
    Thank you.

    Good call the last thing we need around here is a Cat Ass Trophy!

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    #9 2 years ago

    Did you mean to post this on Facebook?

    #10 2 years ago

    and it really does knot matter

    #11 2 years ago

    Classic Location vs home pinball numbers.

    When i was young most players barely if ever graduated high school.
    Now you have to make 45k+ top buy games to play them.

    #12 2 years ago

    to too two pair pare pear

    #13 2 years ago

    home use only

    #14 2 years ago

    hot, hotter, hottest?

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    #15 2 years ago

    Im not going to give you shit or flip you off, but I'm really surprised that other peoples bad spelling or grammar bothers you so much that you actually feel the need to make a thread about it on a pinball forum.

    You must be very uptight, angry, and way too critical of others it sounds like to me. I think that is a problem that probably needs to be worked on much more than someone who has bad spelling and grammar personally.

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    #17 2 years ago

    Thats some funny sh*t "their" now ASOA!!

    #18 2 years ago

    Fully support this thread!! Long overdue!

    #19 2 years ago

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    #20 2 years ago

    I fixed it for you

    "Their going to get there asses kicked if they park they’re car in my driveway instead of parking it over they’re in there driveway".

    #21 2 years ago

    I can’t “grasped” this thread.

    #22 2 years ago

    I am for sure guilty of this. When I'm typing fast and not really thinking it's always, "there". My thinking is that certain words are completed by muscle memory and "there" apparently is one of them, but not "their" or "they're". I know the difference, but when typing fast it's difficult to correct.

    #23 2 years ago
    Quoted from Who-Dey:

    You must be very uptight, angry, and way too critical of others it sounds like to me.

    That seems to be a problem with many on these forums. Around here, certain people aren't content unless they are complaining about SOMETHING... Life is "to" short for the trivial shit.

    #24 2 years ago

    cottonm4 do you know homepin
    you should!

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    #26 2 years ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    OK. There you go. You can flame me all you want. But if one person reads this and the light bulb clicks on in their head about how this "they're-their-there shit works, I will have considered this whiny post a success.
    Thank you.

    I used to think the same thing until I found myself making those mistakes when typing quickly.

    That's why I keep my mouth shut when I see others do this.

    #27 2 years ago

    The chaff that say "walla", when they should be saying "voilà" are the real peaches. It's almost as bad as people that confuse "affect" and "effect" as interchangeable words.

    #28 2 years ago

    English is hard.

    #29 2 years ago

    to
    too
    two

    brake
    break

    ware
    wear

    border
    boarder

    #30 2 years ago

    Another hard one for me is capitol versus capital. As in the capitol building is most often in the capital city.

    #31 2 years ago

    I appreciate your attempt. Clearly it has been boiling your blood for a while.

    Was it too harsh? Eh, maybe.

    But as your closing thought states, if only person gets that "aha" moment, then you have helped society in general.

    Most of my permanent corrections have come through some sort of public ridicule and embarrassment. Sad fact of life for me I guess.

    That being said, I am beyond grateful that members of this forum spend time with me helping out with issues I find difficult that they probably consider grade school logic to them.

    #32 2 years ago

    I getting old Rigamortis is setting in..... give me a break!

    #33 2 years ago

    I really have to think about affect vs. effect. and I consider myself educated. I graduated high school and have some college.

    but the one that drives me crazy when I see it, is lose vs. loose. and not in a what the f*** is wrong with you kind of way, just more of a chuckle when I see it. (im not uptight, out of control, angry, or worried about the small stuff.)

    Or I am simply loosing my mind! LOL bwaahahahahhaaaa!!

    #34 2 years ago

    I have to admit, the one that makes me want to pull my hair out is, Could of or should of instead of could have or should have.

    #35 2 years ago

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    #36 2 years ago

    If I want an English lesson I’ll watch some School House Rock!

    #37 2 years ago

    For all intensive purposes I agree with the OP. But at this point I’ve pretty much given up.

    Readin’ and writin’ ain’t everybody’s specialty. Just a fact.

    #38 2 years ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    For all intensive purposes I agree with the OP.

    I see what you did there....

    #39 2 years ago

    Who cares
    .......ceirs
    .......ceres
    .......cey'res

    #40 2 years ago

    Playfield Ware is the worst.

    Political threads are usually pretty bad too. When people get to fightin’ it seems like they forget everything they were taught in elementary school.

    #41 2 years ago

    This should solve it: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/misspelling

    Done. Back to pinball.

    #42 2 years ago
    Quoted from oPinsesame:

    dangling participles

    I don't think we are allowed to post pictures like this on Pinside anymore.

    LTG : )

    #43 2 years ago

    EXPRESSO

    #44 2 years ago
    Quoted from Who-Dey:

    Im not going to give you shit or flip you off, but I'm really surprised that other peoples bad spelling or grammar bothers you so much that you actually feel the need to make a thread about it on a pinball forum.
    You must be very uptight, angry, and way too critical of others it sounds like to me. I think that is a problem that probably needs to be worked on much more than someone who has bad spelling and grammar personally.

    No. It is not that. We post stuff on the fly around here. I do, anyway. I leave out words. I try to not leave out periods or make other punctuation errors . etc. First, thanks to whoever invented spellchecker or I would be hosed. This is not about spelling inside the English language. It is not about punctuation. It is not about syntax. It is not about grammar. It is about three words.

    As I said, there are some people here who I think are very good writers. They write in ways that make me wish I could write better. It's like I can't write that way but I recognize excellence when I see it. And I was reading one of these excellent posts last night. Everything was perfect. Except this writer always has problems with "their and there" and crisscrossing these two words make an excellent post instantly look stupid.

    I don't want to tell this guy that he has "bad breath", so to speak. So, I bring it to the forum and maybe he will see it. That's all.
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    The spelling in the English language is another animal: We spell it as "sugar" but we pronounce it as "shuger". For anyone who does not have English as their first language it has to be a challenge to figure out. Such as, "By hook or by crook, for my kitchen, I am going to hire a cook. But I hope the cook that I hire is not a crooked kook." You know: hook, cook, crook, nook, book and kook. But "kook" just does not quite fit in this group of words.

    If I invited you over to my back yard for a Ghoti fry you would be thinking WTF is he talking about. But if I invited you over for a catfish fry you would start licking your chops. We will be eating blue catghoti and flathead catghoti. Ghoti = fish.

    #45 2 years ago

    English is hard...

    And I mean that seriously. It's a pretty shitty language when you really think about it. Rules? Who needs rules when rough, cough, though, through all sound different, but for some reason, pony and bologna rhyme.

    "English can be weird. It can be understood through tough thorough thought, though."

    #46 2 years ago

    Don't get me started on "could of".

    #47 2 years ago
    Quoted from PopBumperPete:

    and it really does knot matter

    Wood you repeat that?

    #48 2 years ago

    #49 2 years ago

    One of OP's favorites:

    #50 2 years ago

    Y'all are taking this way too serious.

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