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Grammar Police Sanctuary grand opening!! All are welcome!

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Pleb1969 · 27/07/2011 13:52

Purely out of the kindness of my heart, I am hereby opening a safe haven for those who develop a facial tic at some posts on MN. You may have noticed that I am deliberately NOT USING PARAGRAPHS in my post. I am also going to Randomly use Capitals in my sentence, spell something incorrectly and use a correct spelling in the wrong context. Just to give you something to get your teeth into. Feel free to post, whether you may be a member of the GP, or a poster who has inadvertantly suffered there wrath.... (did you see what I did their?)

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ShowOfHands · 27/07/2011 13:54

I'm a joint member of both the Grammar Police and also the Appropriate Posting Board. This should be in Pedants' Corner.

filthyfunkproject · 27/07/2011 13:57

Your name should be Plebeian1969 - pleb is tres common -,

EdithWeston · 27/07/2011 13:57

ShowofHands beat me to it - Pedants' Corner.

Erebus · 27/07/2011 13:59

And for the purposes of this OP, should it not be 'Grammer Police'? Mm?

Up your game forthwith, Pleb!!

Pleb1969 · 27/07/2011 14:00

I say, you ARE all getting into the spirit of it, well done Wink. Must apologise re the Pedants' Corner, I wasn't aware of its existence until just now. I hang my head in shame.

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Erebus · 27/07/2011 14:02

OK, consider that your First Strike...

AbsDuCroissant · 27/07/2011 14:03

I was just going to post what Erebus posted - it's "grammer police".

I saw your "there" and I am not rising to the bait

Pleb1969 · 27/07/2011 14:06

I know tis common filthy, I blame my younger sister for saddling me with the nickname (Deb the Pleb). We are a close family, honest. Her nickname was Bimbo so shouldn't complain really.

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munstersmum · 27/07/2011 14:11

Less a facial tic more a jabbing finger.....leading to typos of one's own Blush

Pleb1969 · 27/07/2011 14:14

I'm most upset nobody picked up that I spelt inadvertently incorrectly. (which was deliberate, btw)

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nickelbabe · 27/07/2011 14:22

maybe you could report your post to MNHQ, and they could move you to Pedants' Corner?

TobyLerone · 27/07/2011 14:27

I would post, but my face is twitching far too much...

Pleb1969 · 27/07/2011 14:28

I have done just that, nickelbabe, hopefully the powers that be will help me to correct the error of my ways. Wink

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Erebus · 27/07/2011 14:28

Pleb we all recognise 'beyond help' when we see it....

Pleb1969 · 27/07/2011 15:02

Aha! This has now been moved to the correct home! My First Strike has been eradicated!

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nickelbabe · 27/07/2011 15:07

lovely, well done!

It's better form to discuss grammAr issues on the correct board.

that way, we're only mumbling amongst ourselves and not causing upset to others. :)

Pleb1969 · 27/07/2011 15:15

Now we're in the right place, how is Grammer Police correct? I always thought it was spelt Grammar...

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technotronic · 27/07/2011 15:24





screaming quietly into a cushion

BitOfFun · 27/07/2011 15:25

Oh, it's a very funny story. You had to be there.

BitOfFun · 27/07/2011 15:36

I can't find the thread- it must have been in Chat. Basically, a bunch of Bounty forum members showed up here and started a txt-spk fight, during the corse of which they became steadily more irate, and introduced to the MN lexicon the phrase "WHO THE FUCKING HELL ARE YOU- THE GRAMMER POLICE?" Smile

It was sublime.

ShowOfHands · 27/07/2011 16:02

Oh that thread should have been moved to classics. I suppose the fact that it was an inter-forum punch up means that it doesn't count.


Oh it was good.

Pleb1969 · 27/07/2011 22:24

darn it, wish I'd been an active member then... I joined MN last year but got boringly caught up in RL. Now realise how much fun is to be had on here, especially when DH and DS insist on watching the boring shite they will insist on watching (SO should have got Sky multiroom, hindsight is a wonderful thing.)

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hairylights · 28/07/2011 19:30

Aaaaarrrrgh. "i was sat". NO! You were sitting!

EdithWeston · 28/07/2011 19:40

Nice to see this thread in its new home!

Can I confess that I've just hidden a thread because I knew its title would grate on me every time it appeared in Active Convos?

You might have seen it - "disinterest" not lack of interest, and "peak" not "pique".

iklboo · 28/07/2011 19:46

I'm going to bookmark this thread so I don't loose it.

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