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"there" means "over there", "they're" means "they are" and "their" means "belongs to them"

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Twiglett Mon 20-Oct-08 21:52:34

eye thenk ewe

Cheesesarnie Mon 20-Oct-08 21:53:40

sorry.i do it.blush

mehgalegs Mon 20-Oct-08 21:53:48

I cocked up on that one tonight but only because I was cross and typing vair, vair fast. I know I meant their, not there.

moondog Mon 20-Oct-08 21:54:10

Well stop it. Instantly. wink

tissy Mon 20-Oct-08 21:54:20

and th'air means the air

BreevandercampLGJ Mon 20-Oct-08 21:54:43


hunkermunker Mon 20-Oct-08 21:55:51

TheIr - I own that, It belongs to I. Well, 'im.


squeaver Mon 20-Oct-08 21:55:53

Can we have this OP as a sticky at the top of Active Conversations please?

I may start a petition.

moondog Mon 20-Oct-08 21:56:01

On rare occasions 'thar' (as in 'thar she blows') permissable but only if poster has spent at least 12 months esablisher her syntactic credentials.

So there.

Cheesesarnie Mon 20-Oct-08 21:56:10


(should i do lines or similar)

MoonlightMcKenzie Mon 20-Oct-08 21:57:46

So thair!

Twiglett Mon 20-Oct-08 21:59:38

Cheesesarnie .. it is easy just repeatedly look at title and think when you use the word.

Today Cheesesarnie .. tomorrow the world!

I have my own blind spot with who's and whose (as many pedants know) and try to think when I use them.

moondog Mon 20-Oct-08 22:01:18

Aye Twigleet.
I am on yer tail re that one. As you well know

mehgalegs Mon 20-Oct-08 22:29:33

There - We are here, the boys are over there.

edam Mon 20-Oct-08 22:32:36

<whispers> can anyone remind me about the correct usage of whose and who's?

MrsSplat Mon 20-Oct-08 22:44:55

I know very well too; but once cocked up in crawly unproof-read email to my CEO blush.

I'll never:
1. crawl by email
2. fall foul of there/their


MrsSplat Mon 20-Oct-08 22:46:36

Who's knocking on my door?
Whose shoes are these?

Who's is only ever = who is


edam Mon 20-Oct-08 22:51:42

Oh good, I knew that! Just had a moment of self-doubt. grin

Twiglett Tue 21-Oct-08 14:39:53

I know that! Why do I keep getting them wrong then?

BloodyStranglingwithBling Tue 21-Oct-08 14:46:32

Apparently, there's a typing thing too in that you tend to use the easiest one for typing. There/their being a classic exmaple. I think who's/whose is one too.

So you don't make the mistake in writing, but on the keyboard you do.

Twiglett Tue 21-Oct-08 14:47:27

I spies an excuse grin

Twiglett Tue 21-Oct-08 14:47:42

<previous said in a Cornish accent for some reason>

UnquietDad Tue 21-Oct-08 14:49:33

In DD's Y2 classroom a couple of years ago - a printed glossy card poster saying:

"Who's birthday is it?"


VictorianSqualorSquelchNSquirm Tue 21-Oct-08 15:04:17

Oh gosh yes.
'Your' is my pet hate. I wish I could spend the whole day sat online frequenting different talk boards saying you+re=you're

BloodyStranglingwithBling Tue 21-Oct-08 15:05:21

Cynic! grin

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