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Whatever happened to grammar and spelling?

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CariGransnet (GNHQ) Thu 27-Sep-12 08:42:20

This week's guest blog post is one to appeal to the pedants amongst us <raises hand enthusiastically>

Do add your comments here.

The authors of the post - Katherine Fry and Rowena Kirton - have two signed copies of their book to give away and will be picking their favourite comments left between now and midday on Thurs 4 October to win them. It goes without saying that comments are welcome at any time - not just up to the closing date.

Beachee Thu 25-Oct-12 19:07:58

Absentgran, that's great!"

There's a Tattoo Parlour in town with huge orange letters arched across the window ... "TATTOO'S"!

Nelliemoser Thu 25-Oct-12 20:27:16

absentgrana If we are being pedants about spelling, I do have to tell you that the battle of Bosworth was in 1485. wink (I know that date better than I know some spellings.)

Suki Thu 20-Dec-12 19:39:51

So interesting reading all your comments, Grans. My husband and I have a real gripe about those ubiquitous apostrophes. If there's an "s" on the end of a word, it seems to be open season to put one before it. My husband is a lawyer and so his letters tend to be BORING "legalese" and picky about fine detail, but even he can't get to grips with "I" being the subject of the verb. He is not alone in this. I've heard and seen the same error from newsreaders, journalists, authors and others, that is people whose jobs are to do with words and grammar and communication. No wonder he and me struggle with some particular grammatical rule's if proffesionals ca'nt get it write. grin

Lilygran Thu 20-Dec-12 20:22:04

Suki grin

binga12 Sun 27-Jan-13 10:39:07

My pet hate is all the A's and D's that have disappeared as in fish 'n' chips etc.