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Old May 20th 2013, 9:47 pm
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LinkedIn is full of Principle Engineers
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Old May 20th 2013, 10:49 pm
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You should run away from any mortgage broker who incorrectly uses "principle".
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Old May 20th 2013, 10:57 pm
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I can understand Joe Public not using grammar correctly, but when it is on an official document, shop sign (ie made by a signwriter rather than hastily chalked on a board,) or in the newspaper, then time should be taken to get it right.

Both my OH and I find the lazy use of spelling, punctuation and grammar to be increasing.
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I can understand Joe Public not using grammar correctly, but when it is on an official document, shop sign (ie made by a signwriter rather than hastily chalked on a board,) or in the newspaper, then time should be taken to get it right.

Both my OH and I find the lazy use of spelling, punctuation and grammar to be increasing.
I can't, I'm by no means perfect, but a decent level should be expected of everyone.

The level of competence in my new workplace is shocking, most of them are behind where I would have considered myself at the end of primary school
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Both my OH and I find the lazy use of spelling, punctuation and grammar to be increasing.
Increasing what?
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LoLz x10
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Most cringeworthy for me

'I / You / She / He / We / They should OF known better.'
Could be any other should / could / would construction as above.

Seriously!?! You should HAVE gone to school!
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I think people should be accurate. I mean I don't want my hypertension being mistaken for hypotension.

My dad used to get annoyed at folk confusing gasometers and gas-meters.
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My current pet hatred is the incorrect usage of "I" instead of "me".

I don't know if people think it makes them sound more intelligent to say "Sally and I" instead of "Sally and me" but it isn't always correct.

It's really simple though - take out 'Sally and' in your sentence and then work out whether you'd use "I" or "me".

Unless, of course, you aren't using a sentence containing "Sally"...



(Yes, this is completely unimportant to most people. Do I care? No.)
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Old May 22nd 2013, 9:49 am
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My current pet hatred is the incorrect usage of "I" instead of "me".

I don't know if people think it makes them sound more intelligent to say "Sally and I" instead of "Sally and me" but it isn't always correct.

It's really simple though - take out 'Sally and' in your sentence and then work out whether you'd use "I" or "me".

Unless, of course, you aren't using a sentence containing "Sally"...



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so is that Dreamy and I or Dreamy and me

im still no wiser
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so is that Dreamy and I or Dreamy and me

im still no wiser
Depends what Walter and I are going to do :P
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Depends what Walter and I are going to do :P


see youre too smart - you've tied me in knots already
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I = doer
me = receiver

I kill you, you kill me.
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