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  • I'd Rather Carry On Smoking, Thanks!

    This is a favourite book of mine.

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    You see, I'm a bit of a pedant for the correct use of grammar and punctuation.
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    (I realise I'm leaving myself wide open for past or future errors I will make, but I cannot stop my inner-stickler wincing whenever it sees a case of poor grammar or apostrophe abuse.)
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    I can't help it.
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    I wish I could, but I can't!
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    So I was quite tickled when I saw this advert in my local newsagent....
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    So hang on, if I give up smoking all my weight becomes loose?
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    I know, I know! I should get a life!
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    So if you're normal and can pass by a sign like this without cringeing...
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    Then I recommend this book...
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    [IMG]http://bp0.blogger.com/_Q3JZk38yc6U/SHdTaB8v2lI/AAAAAAAABOA/1H1sTKMhz2Y/s400/eats****eandleaves.jpg[/IMG]
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    If, however, you're a sad-case like me and want to see more pictures to make your eyes roll, then check out these sites:
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    Apostrophe Abuse
    Apostrophe Protection Society
    Home For Abused Apostrophes
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    PS - I don't smoke, it just made a good post title!
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    Love it! I was discussing this with my mum yesterday! Seeing someone put an apostrophe in a plural (I recently saw tree's in a planning app form) makes me apoplectic!! I know its pedantic but i cant help it!
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    • #3
      I hate to see things written wrongly as well and I always have to use full words not abbreviations, even in phone text.

      Melanie

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      • #4
        I'm not so much a grammar fiend but I love words and hate to see them misused or meanings misconstrued.
        I do understand the cringe element. (Or maybe 'Grunge' element).
        Carol.
        Last edited by Critchley; 17-07-2008, 10:42 PM. Reason: Spelling - again - must get a new keyboard.
        Carol
        God helps them that help themselves.

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        • #5
          Love it!!! Make's me feal all soooopeeriah, erm souperier, ahem, supeeeriea ..... erm ...... yeah, well wot eva .....
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          • #6
            I'm right with you on that one!!!!! I'm not saying I have never made a blunder but it is one of my pet hates too!!!! Sue xx
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