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Amplified Ampharos
November 1st, 2008, 01:49 PM
Well I have noticed people in my state use bad grammer like anyways<.< that is not even a word! and a lot is 2 words if you find any others plz post

Dukey
November 1st, 2008, 02:57 PM
Hey wat you got against Anyways! Its literally my favourite and most used online/IM word!

Xaviar
November 1st, 2008, 03:02 PM
Yeah, a lot of people write "alot" for some reason and I never understood why...

A lot of people mix up "confide" and "confine"... One letter difference, but that one letter is huge!

Cassino
November 1st, 2008, 03:52 PM
If it is spoken, it is a real word. Dictionaries do not decide language, they merely record it.

Language changes over time through corruption, mispronunciation, misunderstanding and so forth. People seem not to notice this.
Put simply: words evolve faster than the animals that speak them.


And as much as I'd hate to see it happen, it's probably only a matter of time before "you're" and "your" both just become "your".
Still, until then, it really grates on me that people are so stupid not to be able to tell the difference.

ErickaVolt
November 2nd, 2008, 12:19 AM
Um, words evolved because of the internet. Well, for me, I think I'm just fine with it. Considering a dead language or words [Greek] would be boring.

txteclipse
November 2nd, 2008, 12:26 AM
Um, words evolved because of the internet. Well, for me, I think I'm just fine with it. Considering a dead language or words [Greek] would be boring.

*Le Gasp* What about Latin? That's a beautiful dead language.

EGO sum a decorus lingua. (I am a beautiful language).

Anyway, the word "like" is misused, and nigh on abused, here in California. People talk like such:

So I was, like, at this party, and this guy totally like spilled his soda on me, and I was like, "yo. Like, What's the deal?" And he was like "Wow sorry," and I was all like "Yeah okay. Buy me new clothes!"

Okay, maybe not that extreme, but you get the idea.

Amplified Ampharos
November 2nd, 2008, 03:34 AM
Hey wat you got against Anyways! Its literally my favourite and most used online/IM word!

Well Anyways is NOT a word I could go all day with wrong words but I will do it Later

Cassino
November 2nd, 2008, 08:07 AM
Another mis-used word is hentai, it is Japanese for "pervert", not "anime porn". A nice modern example of how words in one language become corrupted for use in another.

Um, words evolved because of the internet. Well, for me, I think I'm just fine with it.
False. Old English for example turned into Middle English, later turning into the Modern English we type here. Old English itself derives considerably from Old High German, or some such language; which in turn comes from an even older one, and so forth.
The Internet is not that old.

Miyukii
November 2nd, 2008, 08:49 AM
Uh huh. What do you have against it. Lols ain't a word, neither is ain't. But we use 'em because they're cool. As Cassino said about old English, I mean it's posh and I suppose us forum members do like words such as: Lol, Rofl, Btw; Since it doesn't waste as much time. But say you were posh you'd say, By the way and they certainly wouldn't say Lol or Rofl. Do you have anything against it? I always type lol. Always when I show that I find it funny. You don't see people say: "That is so funny I'm laughing right now." It takes too long. Lol is shortened. You get it?

Anti
November 2nd, 2008, 03:37 PM
Well for starters, "grammar" is one that is almost always misspelled (usually as "grammer"), like in the thread title for example =p

EDIT: Oh yeah, what I was going to say originally lol

The most misused word here is "like" which people stick in every sentence, but doesn't that happen everywhere? Just a habit everybody seems to have, especially me. lol

They're/there/their is of course mixed up a lot, which kind of bothers me since they're really easy to tell apart. Maybe not though o_O

Vernikova
November 2nd, 2008, 03:44 PM
"Affect" and "Effect" are usually mixed up with each other.

Mariah Carey
November 2nd, 2008, 06:33 PM
Um, words evolved because of the internet.
Lol lmao rofl inorite mupkipz?

Hawkfish
November 3rd, 2008, 11:52 AM
Well, affect and effect gets confused quite a bit. And also improve and approve. Your's and you're has the same problem with some people.
I don't think lol, btw, rofl, should be considered bad grammar since their acronyms. Their just annoying when in over use.

Amplified Ampharos
November 13th, 2008, 02:06 PM
Lol lmao rofl inorite mupkipz?

PLEASE speak in REAL language

Metatron
November 13th, 2008, 02:12 PM
...Dude, "anyways" isn't a word? I've been writing it like that for my entire life, even before actively using the internet o_o;

Um, words evolved because of the internet. Well, for me, I think I'm just fine with it. Considering a dead language or words [Greek] would be boring.

I had no idea Greek was a "dead language." Thanks for letting me know.

wakachamo
November 13th, 2008, 02:17 PM
PLEASE speak in REAL language

Says the person who spells the word grammar "grammer"...

♣Gawain♣
November 14th, 2008, 12:17 AM
"Anyways" is actually "any" and "way" combined. How about "ain't"? Is that a word?

Amplified Ampharos
November 22nd, 2008, 02:43 PM
I am in 4th grade and what do I get 16 year old people saying anyways is a word. And anyway I was in a rush when I made the thread so who are you guys to criticize me? Huh

Renneh
November 23rd, 2008, 05:04 AM
Well, affect and effect gets confused quite a bit.

I find people do that.

To affect is the verb
The Effect is the noun



I'm going to look like an idiot if I got that the wrong way round.


I've always put alot and wondered why it puts a red line under it because I've done it in my school work since primary school and no one has pointed it out to me apart from stupid spell-check.

Amplified Ampharos
November 23rd, 2008, 12:15 PM
Well listen to the computer how about that

Lilith
November 23rd, 2008, 01:15 PM
I am in 4th grade and what do I get 16 year old people saying anyways is a word. And anyway I was in a rush when I made the thread so who are you guys to criticize me? Huh

Huh, don't try to be cute. If you criticize us for using anyways, of course we're going to criticize you for misspelling grammar. Though, there's no harm in it all. Lighten up; we are discussing our flaws anyways. c:

Anyways, I use that word all of the time. I may abuse ain't (which is not a real word) and ya'll (idk, it's considered slang). Acronyms are bad, but you gotta love them. I'll say things like I "lol'd," I'm "loling," and this is "lolness" but it makes sense to me.

Another thing my teacher mentioned: You know the ol' AOL phrase? You've got mail! Yeah, you have got mail is so improper but we're used to the lolness of the internet.

Amplified Ampharos
November 23rd, 2008, 02:38 PM
I will NOT lighten up OK because as an American society we are SOOOO lazy with our grammAr even though some of you don't live in America anyways is SOOOO babyish Thx

Vernikova
November 23rd, 2008, 03:05 PM
I will not lighten up okay? As an American society, we are so lazy with our grammar. Even though some of you don't live in America, "Anyways" is so babyish. Thanks.

I tried to fix this up.

I like the fact that you're lazy with your punctuation.

People around the world don't write the same way they speak. I use words such as "Anyways" or "Ain't" everyday and I don't write using those words. I'm sure many people on The PokéCommunity also do this.

Chibi-chan
November 23rd, 2008, 03:19 PM
I will NOT lighten up OK because as an American society we are SOOOO lazy with our grammAr even though some of you don't live in America anyways is SOOOO babyish Thx

Alright. Let's cut this attitude before it goes too far, ok?

Ashen
November 23rd, 2008, 03:40 PM
I'll be the first to admit that I'm a grammar nazi.

But, as such, I still insert "like" into my sentences a lot. I didn't know about the "anyways" thing either. I guess it's so colloquial that I don't stop to think about it too much. It really grinds my gears, though, when people mess up things as simple as contractions. Now, I don't mean "ain't" by this – "ain't" is a dialect thing; you can't blame people for using it. At least, not too much.

But when people mix up "it's" and "its" (the first is the contraction "it is," the second is the possessive) and "there," "their," and "they're" (first is a location [preposition? I'm a little too lazy to think right now], second is possessive, third is the contraction for "they are")... There are a few other little quirks that get me (like "alot" versus the correct "a lot" and "alright" as opposed to the correct "all right;" games are a severe violator of that rule), but nothing as much as those two.

Semicolon use is another thing that makes me twitch. Yes, I use them too, but I try and make sure they're in the correct spot. From what I remember, at least with my experience in Maryland schools, English teachers don't really even go over semicolon use all that much. In fact, I learned more about commas than I did about semicolons. I dunno about other places, but...

Yuoaman
November 23rd, 2008, 03:59 PM
I learn most of my grammar from books, so I'm pretty proficient with it...

Though any word spoken by any person used to mean any thing is considered a real word. Think about it, "you" was once "ye", and even before that was "yea", words evolve over time, and new ones are always being added to speech...

That aside, one word I use at least ten times an hour is "eh?", and it has too many definitions to count XD

Ashen
November 23rd, 2008, 04:23 PM
That's where I got most of my grammar from: books. Though schooling does help a little bit. I mean, that's what half of English classes are for, if not for just literature.

I'm actually highly interested in linguistics, which is the study of language, so I have a book on the history of the English language. I haven't had a lot of time to read it (given all my actual schoolwork *cough*), but I'm sure there's quite a bit of change that the language has gone through to get to this point. It also doesn't help that English "steals" quite a lot of just about every form of language – it's a Romantic, Germanic, Greek, and Occidental language all at the same time.

Yuoaman
November 23rd, 2008, 04:26 PM
Yeah, English is basically just an amalgamation of more ancient languages, like German and Latin...

Amplified Ampharos
November 23rd, 2008, 04:27 PM
Well I guess I'll lighten up. Thanks guys who just posted!

kohei
November 23rd, 2008, 07:52 PM
I know its Japanese, but 「役不足」
While it means "something that is too easy/simple and is not fit for a particular person", there are many young people who use the word as "a task too hard and not fit for the particular person" - the complete opposite.

Another mis-used word is hentai, it is Japanese for "pervert", not "anime porn". A nice modern example of how words in one language become corrupted for use in another.
Oh god pet peeve.
Though I guess this will stick with us for a long time.

Ashen
November 23rd, 2008, 07:58 PM
I'm assuming the reason why "hentai" is used for that purpose is because someone who is a hentai would be the person looking at it?

kohei
November 23rd, 2008, 08:07 PM
I'm assuming the reason why "hentai" is used for that purpose is because someone who is a hentai would be the person looking at it?
I'd suspect a perfectly healthy teenager to be looking at drawn porn too, though people may disagree with me.

Ashen
November 23rd, 2008, 08:12 PM
You have a very good point there. I wonder, then, why it's used colloquially the way it is.

I just remembered another thing in grammar that grinds my gears: ending sentences with a preposition. It's improper and just bad form – you actually get graded down on university papers if you end sentences with prepositions. At least, most professors will grade you down if you do that.

Mr. Pokemon
November 24th, 2008, 04:45 PM
Semicolon use is another thing that makes me twitch. Yes, I use them too, but I try and make sure they're in the correct spot. From what I remember, at least with my experience in Maryland schools, English teachers don't really even go over semicolon use all that much. In fact, I learned more about commas than I did about semicolons. I dunno about other places, but...
I don't remember any of my teachers teaching us about semicolons either, except for the rare times that if they were reading my report or some other written assignment, they might suggest I use a semicolon.

Zennyo Ryūō
November 25th, 2008, 07:57 AM
I hate it when people write "your" instead of "you're", or vice versa.