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Old 02-07-2008, 05:59 PM   #1
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What is it about these sites? Do they all "loose" their marbles when they sit down at the keyboard?

Found that same typo over and over.

   
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Old 02-08-2008, 04:20 AM   #2
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What is it about these sites? Do they all "loose" their marbles when they sit down at the keyboard?

Found that same typo over and over.
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I think you are being very kind describing the error as a "typo". It is one of the most common on the web, not just those sites, and I do not believe most of the authors using it recognise it as an error. In my experience it is second only to the misuse of "your" for "you're" although YMMV.

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Old 02-08-2008, 06:12 AM   #3
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What is it about these sites? Do they all "loose" their marbles when they sit down at the keyboard?

Found that same typo over and over.
I think they were the kids who always asked “Does spelling count?” in high school.

Choose and chose seem to suffer from the same confusion.

   
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I think you are being very kind describing the error as a "typo". It is one of the most common on the web, not just those sites, and I do not believe most of the authors using it recognise it as an error. In my experience it is second only to the misuse of "your" for "you're" although YMMV.
Yeah, that is another one; I have even seen that in TOS, which are theoretically written by a lawyer, and they are usually (theoretically) literate in English.

   
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I have even seen that in TOS, which are theoretically written by a lawyer
Theoretically... a TOS I just saw was referring to 'SPAM' which is a Hormel Foods trademark (the site doesn't allow SPAM).

   
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I think you are being very kind describing the error as a "typo". It is one of the most common on the web, not just those sites, and I do not believe most of the authors using it recognise it as an error. In my experience it is second only to the misuse of "your" for "you're" although YMMV.

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I think your wright.

I'm a kind kind of guy, or at least some say so. You're opinion may very.

   
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"Does spelling count?"

I just had a Steven Wright Moment and want to ask that kid "Does math spell?"

   
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