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Feb 14, 2010 6:38 pm

What do you guys think?

Feb 14, 2010 6:51 pm

You mean:

Your - Possessive

You're - Abbreviation for "you are"



Seems straightforward to me.



"effect" vs. "affect" is my greatest grammatical challenge.



Feb 15, 2010 12:58 am

your an arsehole?



start over...



you're, um, uh...oh, fugetaboutit!

Feb 15, 2010 6:48 am
mlgone:

You're a Arshole



Well played, ML, well played.

Though, it is worth noting that you spelled 'ass' wrong.

Feb 15, 2010 9:15 am
Lawrence:




"effect" vs. "affect" is my greatest grammatical challenge.

 
This thing kills me every time
Feb 15, 2010 9:39 am
Lawrence:

You mean:
Your - Possessive
You're - Abbreviation for "you are"

Seems straightforward to me.

"effect" vs. "affect" is my greatest grammatical challenge.


effect refers to the cause of a change ("the governor effected a change in policy")
affect refers to the consequences of that change ("the new policy really affected our family").
Feb 15, 2010 11:43 am
mlgone:

You're a Arshole

 
*You're an Arshole
 
 
Feb 15, 2010 12:58 pm
mlgone:
trying not to get kicked out a 3rd time

 
mlgone:

go fuk yourself


 
love you mlgone
Feb 16, 2010 10:23 am
gethardgetraw:

What do you guys think?

 
I THINK you didn't go to to high school if you don't know the answer to this.
Feb 16, 2010 12:28 pm

How about

 
ridiculous vs. rediculous (I see this online all the time)
 
Ridiculous - causing or worthy of ridicule or derision; absurd; preposterous; laughable: a ridiculous plan.
 
Rediculous - you're a moron, learn to spell rIdiculous!
 
Feb 16, 2010 5:10 pm

How about the difference between "Johnny and me" and "Johnny and I".

 
Most people say "and I", like "Do you want to go to the store with Johnny and I".  But that's wrong.
Feb 16, 2010 5:12 pm

Also, alot is not a word.


"A lot"
Feb 22, 2010 9:25 am

It bugs me when people use your instead of you're and the other way around. Actually, there are a lot of things to be bugged about on the internet if you're a spelling/grammar nazi.

Feb 22, 2010 9:28 am

It really bugs me that people post links to crap that has nothing to do with the financial industry as their taglines.

Actually, there are a lot of things to be bugged about on the internet when you are not a piker.

Feb 22, 2010 11:29 am

I love the guy with the links to matresses... WTF?? That job has to suck...

Feb 22, 2010 11:30 am
snaggletooth:

How about the difference between "Johnny and me" and "Johnny and I".

 
Most people say "and I", like "Do you want to go to the store with Johnny and I".  But that's wrong.

That's an easy one... If at the beginning of the sentence I if at end me
Feb 22, 2010 11:34 am
gethardgetraw:

Also, alot is not a word.

"A lot"





I believe this should become an official word.



I use it alot in speaking, so why not in writing. When used, it does not mean "A Lot" - meaning a group or a set; it has its own meaning - many, several, often, etc.



how does one lobby for this?

Feb 22, 2010 9:47 pm
iceco1d:
Lawrence:
gethardgetraw:

Also, alot is not a word.

"A lot"



I believe this should become an official word.

I use it alot in speaking, so why not in writing. When used, it does not mean "A Lot" - meaning a group or a set; it has its own meaning - many, several, often, etc.

how does one lobby for this?

You can get it added to Webster's dictionary by getting enough people to sign a petition (although, I think it's like 100,000 people).



That sounds like alot of work.

Feb 22, 2010 10:08 pm

They did it for "aint"

Feb 23, 2010 12:17 am
iceco1d:
Lawrence:
iceco1d:
Lawrence:
gethardgetraw:

Also, alot is not a word.

"A lot"


I believe this should become an official word.
I use it alot in speaking, so why not in writing. When used, it does not mean "A Lot" - meaning a group or a set; it has its own meaning - many, several, often, etc.
how does one lobby for this?

You can get it added to Webster's dictionary by getting enough people to sign a petition (although, I think it's like 100,000 people).


That sounds like alot of work.



You gotta really want it man! 

 
I actually think it could be a good thing.  If your goal was to get 100,000 people to sign a petition to add a word to the dictionary...why not go to 100,000 random people in your area and tell them what you are doing, then at the end, say, "Oh by the way, I'm getting 5% tax free yields for my clients, what do you think of that?"
 
If after asking 100,000 people, you didn't come away with millions of net new assets, I'd be shocked.

Go for it.