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    Cathy A #11594 03/15/08 01:37 PM
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    <snicker>

    "Foru?"


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    Kriston #11595 03/15/08 01:40 PM
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    <shriek> I'm melting.....

    Cathy A #11597 03/15/08 01:41 PM
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    Thanks for making me laugh. You guys crack me up!!!

    Dottie #11598 03/15/08 01:42 PM
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    Originally Posted by Dottie
    I think the truly OCD are those that actually do the research, ROFL! Both forums and fora are perfectly acceptable. (I really hate when two spellings are appropriate!!!!)

    Dottie, I did look it up before I posted blush but I really do think of "fora" as being more correct, even though "forums" is currently preferred. That's the pedantic part of me...

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    Dottie #11601 03/15/08 01:52 PM
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    Originally Posted by Dottie
    I'm sure admitting we have problems is one of our first steps, grin .

    cool Who says I have a problem? The world needs pedantic grammarians, doesn't it?

    Dottie #11645 03/16/08 07:06 AM
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    It certainly makes more sense to fora-ge through the dictionary than to forums-ge for the right definition.

    wink


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    Kriston #11655 03/16/08 09:02 AM
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    Um..... Thank you, Kriston....

    <chomping hard on tongue>

    Look, Dottie! I'm taking a step!

    Cathy A #11663 03/16/08 10:54 AM
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    Too far, huh? smile

    As an uptight, recovering English major myself, I do love to yank the chain of others like me!

    <kisses!>


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    Dottie #11683 03/16/08 03:33 PM
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    LOL Dotte! I bet it will come tomorrow. Keeping my fingers crossed for you.....

    Oh and Kriston and Cathy A., I can also submit DS10's writing to further help you in your pursuit of grammatical restraint. Although it might tax you to your very limits! grin

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    Hey, I taught argumentative writing to college freshman at a big state school. NOTHING can tax my patience any more!

    My favorite were the students WHO MISSPELLED THEIR OWN NAMES!!!!

    I mean, what do you do with that?

    Actually, I take that back: one thing taxes my patience. I cannot stand it when people put quotation marks around things with the apparent intention of stressing them, not realizing that it has the exact opposite effect. For example, when I was dating my husband (ah, the salad days!), I drove past a sign that said the following:

    "Jesus" is coming

    It made me nuts every time I saw it. What's with the utterly inappropriate quotation marks? Is some guy named Hey-sus on his way here?

    After that, I seemed to see quotation marks for no reason everywhere, on signs all over the place. I wanted to teach a grammar course just for people who put up signs to try to combat it. I'm over that dream, but I still grind my teeth whenever I see stupid, pointless quotation marks used. eek

    "Eats, Shoots and Leaves," anyone?


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