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So many errors...

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MrsCosmopilite Sat 23-Mar-13 12:32:00 friend's facebook statuses.

"past away" instead of "passed away"
"except" instead of "accept"
"his" instead of "he's"
"effects" instead of "affects"

and the age old confusions between "should of" and "should have", not to mention they're/their/there.


These people had schooling. Why is it SO difficult?
Before anyone mentions dyslexia or other learning problems, I have friends with dyslexia, aspergers and autism. None of them make these mistakes because they check before they post.

I repeat, Aaarggghhhh!

Euphemia Sat 23-Mar-13 17:19:48

Perhaps it doesn't matter in their job, so they've lost the habit of being careful?

Mind you, I've seen some of those howlers on teacher friends' FB pages! confused

SPBInDisguise Sat 23-Mar-13 17:21:52

I think you mean friends'
But I have to say I really don't care about this stuff on FB or MN or whatever. I do care when it's published though

Euphemia Sat 23-Mar-13 17:26:59

I used an apostrophe!

Euphemia Sat 23-Mar-13 17:27:39

Oh I see, that was for the OP.

<cancels huff>


SPBInDisguise Sat 23-Mar-13 17:30:42


MrsCosmopilite Sat 23-Mar-13 21:45:35

Oops! But at least the misplaced apostrophe was a minor error.

I know in the whole scheme of things it is unimportant but it seems to be very lax.

<dons headmaster mortar board cap and starts brandishing cane>

Schooldidi Sat 23-Mar-13 21:47:38

The one that annoys me most is 'been' instead of 'being'.

I have had to hide certain friends because I just want to correct everything they say blush

LoganMummy Sat 23-Mar-13 22:18:24

I loved the sign I saw today in a cafe that said "Juice and Crisp's only £1.25"

flubba Sun 24-Mar-13 07:18:09

Maybe that's why it's so cheap - it's juice and then one crisp? grin

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