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Metatalktail Hour: Vexing Grammar

Merry weekend, friends! Today I'd like to use my words to ask about the grammar and usage issues that vex you the most, either in their observance or non-observance, or possibly just in their DNA. [more inside]
posted by taz on Apr 22, 2023 - 261 comments

Grammar Corrections are Douchey, Right?

like when someone posts: "To be honest, the income difference doesn't phase us....." I wouldn't respond with "faze", right? Even if *I* like to be corrected?
posted by DMelanogaster on Aug 9, 2013 - 207 comments

Grammar InSpecter

How about a spelling/grammar reason to flag FPPs? [more inside]
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium on Oct 14, 2012 - 62 comments

Spaces are for sissies!

Genuine question time: What's up with this question? [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on May 19, 2011 - 119 comments

"1 total comments"?

"1 total comments"? [more inside]
posted by madcaptenor on Dec 19, 2010 - 147 comments

Grammatical error

Improper grammar on the Ask MeFi New Question page when you've already posted a question? You may ask another question in: 1 days, 5 hours, 55 minutes, 57 seconds. I think so. It would be nice if this could be fixed.
posted by antgly on Oct 30, 2010 - 111 comments

possessive pronouns

His, hers, and its. All possessive, none of them take apostrophes. [more inside]
posted by hippybear on Jun 12, 2009 - 308 comments

It's "great" !

Anyone want to start a grammar nazi site? [more inside]
posted by Turtles all the way down on May 22, 2008 - 128 comments

The Ministry of Type refers to Mefi

The Ministry of Type quotes Metafilter on quotes (and hopes its pages don't go away).
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen on Mar 11, 2008 - 31 comments

Spelling and grammar guideline?

Proposed guideline: Posts are required to be reasonably literate. [more inside]
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim on Nov 8, 2007 - 229 comments

Talk about your missing periods!

I'm sorry, I can't let this post pass without comment [more inside]
posted by Neiltupper on Oct 9, 2007 - 94 comments

This AskMe is Meta, Ergo...

If anything belongs in metatalk, a post flaming Metafilter users' spelling and grammar sure does. How much more "about Metafilter" can you get than "I am baffled as to why this is so frequent on a site such as AskMeFi"?
posted by mendel on Oct 24, 2006 - 80 comments

pedantry and mefi

There's a time and place for everything, sure, but can we stop using MeFi threads to debate usage of the English language? I'm all for "flag and move on," but this seems to be happening a lot.
posted by Godbert on Sep 26, 2005 - 117 comments

Minor Quibble

minor grammar quibble! when posting a link, this:

"The URL you entered was not found in previous threads, though you may want to check the search page for duplicates, just to be sure"

...should end with a period. bit you know that already.
posted by mcsweetie on Aug 9, 2005 - 3 comments

Grammar Issue

It's worth its weight in grammarcheck to use it's and its correctly.
posted by divrsional on Feb 15, 2005 - 56 comments

Bad Grammar

Just let me know when your in town

Because your playing in the playground of the internets

Dude your going WAY out of your way to insult me personally

So I think your going over the top here

Jonmc your joking, right?

only you can prevent "your" abuse. for fuck's sake, please. [mo' inside]
posted by Hat Maui on Jan 26, 2005 - 81 comments

no-caps does not mean no-value

We've been over this before. Some people prefer typing with the shift key. Others prefer all-lowercase. For the record: can we stop bitching about this in threads? No-caps doesn't detract from the quality of a post or comment. The bitching about it does.
posted by caution live frogs on Jan 18, 2005 - 130 comments

Not GrammarFilter

Could we possibly make an effort to try to appreciate the content of a given site, rather than have every other link derailed by some niggling critcism of the webmaster's use of fonts/flash/javascript/punctuation?
posted by Optamystic on Jul 7, 2002 - 86 comments

Can we correct the search result grammar?

This may be pedantic, and it may have already been covered - I couldn't find a search option for metatalk, nor did I feel like looking through the whole request archive

I noticed that when you search for a topic on metafilter, if only 1 hit results, it says "There were 1 results for...". Would it be possible to put a check for singular results in the script and make the response grammatically correct?
posted by starvingartist on May 4, 2001 - 17 comments

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