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    Re: Abusing quotation marks - DON"T DO IT!

    The quotes things bothers me too. I guess it comes with being a language lover. One of my newest pet peeves though is (and as stupid as it sounds) the pronunciation of "t" when one says "often". Yeah, I know - I'm weird.

    I also really hate, how some people, for some reason, or another, feel that it is not only appropriate, but, necessary to add roughly, 17 commas, to each, and every sentence.

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    Re: Abusing quotation marks - DON"T DO IT!

    Quote Originally Posted by aashee View Post
    My wife has branded that in my brain "don't abuse the colon".

    There you go , cracking me up again like always! I can't wait to see what your son is like in a few years from now, especially since he's already quite a character like you!



    I know I use the quotation thingie here at Micechat wrong a lot of the time, but it's because I often like to go over something a person has said point to point because it helps me to really "hear" what the person is saying. And I use the quotation marks like I just did around the word hear, when I'm using a word that doesn't mean exactly that word , but what I am trying to imply by that word.



    I think there are just a lot of us internet users out here who haven't been using as long as some of the old timers so we don't always understand that what we are doing is not internetally correct.

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    Re: Abusing quotation marks - DON"T DO IT!

    "I" "just" "don't" "understand" "what" "the" "problem" "is"

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    Re: Abusing quotation marks - DON"T DO IT!

    Ooops!!!!!! Double Posting.

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    Re: Abusing quotation marks - DON"T DO IT!

    OMG, that is so "funny"

    But seriously, I'm much more annoyed when people abuse the apostrophe (for example, using it for a plural when what they're actually doing is making the word possessive).

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    Re: Abusing quotation marks - DON"T DO IT!

    Quote Originally Posted by Morrigoon View Post
    OMG, that is so "funny"

    But seriously, I'm much more annoyed when people abuse the apostrophe (for example, using it for a plural when what they're actually doing is making the word possessive).
    Oh! That also really bug's me. Its so much worse than quotation mark abuse.











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    Re: Abusing quotation marks - DON"T DO IT!

    Quote Originally Posted by PrincessY View Post
    "Some people" need to seriously "get a life" and "lighten up." If this is an example of what really bothers you, you are lucky! (That is a collective you - not a specific you).
    What can I say? I'm a grammar nerd. Grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors leap off the page at me and drive me nuts! Does it really bother me? Yeah. Does it keep me up at night? Nope. It's just amazing how many people can't grasp the basic rules of punctuation, which a majority of us learned in the 4th grade.
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    Re: Abusing quotation marks - DON"T DO IT!

    I'm with you sunny-g. Bothers me, too. Most of this stuff isn't that hard, just that nobody seems to care enough anymore to pay attention.
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