For the pedants amongst us ...

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For the pedants amongst us ...

Post by rhinogeo » 16 April 10 8:21 pm

I came across a great blog post for those of us that need to count to ten and resist the urge to correct bad spelling and grammar when encountered on the interweb or via social media :wink:

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Re: For the pedants amongst us ...

Post by darth trader » 16 April 10 10:00 pm

from wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedant

Pedantry can also be an indication of certain developmental disorders. In particular those with high-functioning autism, often use pedantic speech.

Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder is also in part characterized by a form of pedantry that is overly concerned with following rules, procedures and practices. Sometimes the rules that OCPD sufferers obsessively follow are of their own devising, or are corruptions or re-interpretations of actual rules.

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Post by rhinogeo » 16 April 10 10:28 pm

darth trader wrote:from wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedant

Pedantry can also be an indication of certain developmental disorders. In particular those with high-functioning autism, often use pedantic speech.

Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder is also in part characterized by a form of pedantry that is overly concerned with following rules, procedures and practices. Sometimes the rules that OCPD sufferers obsessively follow are of their own devising, or are corruptions or re-interpretations of actual rules.

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Self diagnosis via wikis can be a dangerous thing but if you had to look it up you're probably not in in danger :P

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Re: For the pedants amongst us ...

Post by SamWalkers » 16 April 10 11:19 pm

... and you wouldn't find an obsessive-compulsive amongst the caching community, would you?

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Re: For the pedants amongst us ...

Post by listmaker » 17 April 10 12:09 am

Cute blog. I'm no pedant, but I am easily annoyed. :mrgreen: I cannot stand the gratuitous apostrophe: "three cache's" in lieu of "three caches". [-X

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Re: For the pedants amongst us ...

Post by Damo. » 17 April 10 12:36 am

it really annoys me alot to.

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Post by CraigRat » 17 April 10 12:39 am

what really annoy's me is when their are to many people making complaint's about other people and there grammer.

Do I win some kind of prize?

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Post by The Spindoctors » 18 April 10 12:25 am

Thanks for pointing this topic out to me Damo.

As an editor I cannot help but see the typos and grammatical errors leap out at me on the page. It's my job and I can't switch it off that easily. It's like seeing a flat tyre on a car that is doing 130 km/h on the M4. It stands out.

Having said that, I have employed similar coping mechanisms to those mentioned on the blog. Another technique I use is to visualise the person typing the message - i.e. stand in their shoes.

I imagine the person has been drinking all night and can't see the keyboard clearly. For others, I imagine they are using a busted keyboard with no mouse or backspace. Then there is those people's that me think r just plane stoopid!!!!!!!!!!! :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :P [-X :-# 8-[ :-$ :|

Seriously, when it comes to forum posts I see past most mistakes, unless it changes the meaning or I can't understand what the hell you're on about.

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Post by MtnLioness » 18 April 10 6:12 pm

CraigRat wrote:What really annoy's me is when their are too many people making complaint's about other people and there grammar.

Do I win some kind of prize?
I'm sorry...really couldn't help myself. :x :wink: :|
*annoys
*there
*complaints
*Their :lol:
**OCD kickes in**
Sorry, it's not just Grammar or lack thereof that bugs me.
Spelling is a big issue that people have too.
There - is over there, not here
Their - not yours
They're - Abbreviation of 'They are'
Here - not there
Hear - to absorb sound with your ears
I constantly see these words, (and many others) used incorrectly and in the wrong context and it can drive me wild!
Major Laughs to the ALOT!!

I am kinda OCD too though, I make sure all my cans face the same way in the pantry and peg my Clothes on the line with 4 of the same colour peg at a time! I used to be worse but I have managed to control myself!

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Re: For the pedants amongst us ...

Post by Damo. » 18 April 10 6:18 pm

MtnLioness wrote:
CraigRat wrote:what really annoy's me is when their are to many people making complaint's about other people and there grammer.

Do I win some kind of prize?
*Their :lol:
Really! You only found one error? :lol:

Edit: OK, well done with the rest! =D>

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Re: For the pedants amongst us ...

Post by Keeper of Time » 18 April 10 9:04 pm

Don't worry CraigRat ...... I got it =D>

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Re: For the pedants amongst us ...

Post by CraigRat » 18 April 10 10:01 pm

Now, here is a site that addresses my pet peeve:
http://www.unnecessaryquotes.com/

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Re: For the pedants amongst us ...

Post by Bewilderbeest » 18 April 10 11:14 pm

You people need to get out of the house more often...

if only you had a hobby that got you out and about

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Re: For the pedants amongst us ...

Post by MtnLioness » 20 April 10 6:58 pm

CraigRat wrote:Now, here is a site that addresses my pet peeve:
http://www.unnecessaryquotes.com/
Now that's just funny! =D> =D> :lol: :lol:

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Re: For the pedants amongst us ...

Post by grahamf72 » 20 April 10 10:05 pm

With so much lose grammar, I am starting to loose my marbles.

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