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Old 09-09-2009, 08:42 AM   #31 
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Can I.... can we ask for proper grammar here? I just got a headache trying to translate all of the spelling errors and the texting language.

For example:

"i wouldve still gotten them" should be "I would've still got them." Please note the capitalization, punctuation and the past tense use of the word, "get".

Another example:

" I JUST READ UR TWO MALES." should be.... wait, I need to lay down some ground guidelines:
1. NO CAPS!!! CAPS=SHOUTING AND IT'S VERY RUDE TO TALK LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME AND YOU LOOK REALLY IMMATURE DOING IT!
2. The use of "ur" instead of "your". My brain bleeds just a little every time I see this online.
3. So the above sentence should read: "I just read about your two males."
4. "Your" and "you're" are two completely different words. "Your" is referring to something that belongs to you. "You're" is a shortened version of "you are". Please note the apostrophe.

Can we PLEASE strive for better grammar, people? I don't mean to be rude; forgive me if I have come across as such. I simply am getting quite annoyed at the total lack of caring for our written language... and plus, if we hope to help more Bettas by talking to people, what's better?

You: (to the store manager) LEIK U SHULD STOP HURTING TEH POOR BETTAS OR I GONNA TELL MAI MUM!!!!!!!!1!!!!one!!!

or

You: (to the store manager) I would really appreciate it if someone took better care of the Bettas here. Otherwise, you will lose my business.

Do you see the difference?
I'm getting off my soapbox now, but please keep this in mind for future posts. And "IM TO BUSYYY!!" is a terrible excuse. If you're too busy, you really shouldn't be online in the first place.

Have a great day, folks!

~Eva
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Old 09-09-2009, 09:24 AM   #32 
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Well put Eva.
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Old 09-09-2009, 10:07 AM   #33 
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Oh about Loppy?
I already ranted about that on another thread.
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Old 09-09-2009, 10:09 AM   #34 
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Oh about Loppy?
I already ranted about that on another thread.
Thank you!
My "grammar rant" was not directed at anyone in particular. I mean this for everyone, myself included. All of us can work together at being better writers.
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Old 09-09-2009, 11:29 AM   #35 
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Old 09-09-2009, 04:02 PM   #36 
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Em...it's not really an issue for me. I try to type as well as I can because I personally don't like 'typin lyk dis'...but as long as I can understand what you're saying, I don't really have a problem with it.

Just thought I should throw my two cents in there.
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Old 09-09-2009, 04:17 PM   #37 
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I usually don't have much of a problem with the occasional "lol lets get together tomarrow! :) " and other such sentences. It's when I have to scan through paragraphs of it that I get very annoyed... and it really takes a lot to annoy me.

Your two cents are appreciated, Jupiter!
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Old 09-09-2009, 04:26 PM   #38 
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Thanks...sorry if I offended you.

It used to bug me a lot too. I think being on the internet so much conditioned me. :s

Edit: I do have ONE internet pet-peeve, though. I cannot stand it when people Type Like This Throughout Their Whole Sentence.
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Old 09-09-2009, 05:41 PM   #39 
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LOPPY656 U NEED A FEMALE TO HAVE BABIES, (LOL), I JUST READ UR TWO MALES. I JUST HAD FRY HATCH THIS MORN. IT'S KINDA DIFFICULT WHEN THEY HATCH ON YOUR PART. PLEASE RESEARCH ALL U CAN. IT'S ALOT OF WORK. I'VE BEEN DOING IT ABOUT 6 YEARS AND I'M STILL LEARNING.
I know I need a female to get guppys! (duh) I just wanted a nother fish now that I have one I want a girl a fish so I can bread them.
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Old 09-09-2009, 05:43 PM   #40 
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LOPPY656 U NEED A FEMALE TO HAVE BABIES, (LOL), I JUST READ UR TWO MALES. I JUST HAD FRY HATCH THIS MORN. IT'S KINDA DIFFICULT WHEN THEY HATCH ON YOUR PART. PLEASE RESEARCH ALL U CAN. IT'S ALOT OF WORK. I'VE BEEN DOING IT ABOUT 6 YEARS AND I'M STILL LEARNING.
OMG, Your fish had babbys! Yay for you!
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