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Old 06-04-2014, 02:26 PM   #21
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......The word "shift" had been spelt as "sh1t". .............
I once sat in a high level meeting where, right at the top of the page, the word count had been spelled with no "o". It made for a lot of discomfort. Half the people were mortified and half were stifling snickers.
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Old 06-04-2014, 02:26 PM   #22
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I CAN'T STAND IT NO MORE.
You are a sad example of someone who has allowed "IT" to get to you.

Chill. Its going to be OK...
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Old 06-04-2014, 02:32 PM   #24
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It's not OK. I shall not chill. Revenge is what I have in mind for people who have tormented me with that word "it's".








Just kidding. I am going back to my Quicken screen now.
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Old 06-04-2014, 02:41 PM   #25
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We know it's hot, we are at 105 at 1pm, in the shade
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Old 06-04-2014, 02:46 PM   #26
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Yes, it's 109F here in the shade. But that's not where I am.


I am inside, surfing the Web in comfort at 80F, ranting about the misuse of "it's" in one window, while keeping the other eye on the Quicken screen. I am chillin'.


Life is good (even if you are surrounded with dyslexics ) when you have money. I love money (but everybody here knows that already).
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It's not OK. I shall not chill. Revenge is what I have in mind for people who have tormented me with that word "it's".
Sounds like a capitol offense! I do not want to see the affects of that!

I better duck now.....
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One of these days, when I cannot contain myself anymore, I will go on a rampage!
Perhaps it's time for a visit with Dr. Phil
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Who is Dr. Phil, and how do I get a sample of his writings for screening?
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This forum never fails to amuse.

A fairly simple philosophical question has devolved to Larry, Curly and Moe

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See what happens when people have too much time on their hands, instead of being productive in a job somewhere? Aren't we exemplary retirees or what?
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See what happens when people have too much time on their hands, instead of being productive in a job somewhere? Aren't we exemplary retirees or what?
Uh, I'll go with "or what".
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Old 06-04-2014, 03:43 PM   #33
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I'm employed but apparently have too much time on my hands cause I'm reading this forum.

I'm in one of those valleys currently where I'm just counting the days until retirement. Took one boss change to make an enjoyable job pure h*ll.

On the bright side, I joined this forum in August 2010 and had a long 6 years before retirement. Down to two years and a couple of months... time sure is flying.
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Uh, I'll go with "or what".

We could start a band called "The Whats?".
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No, you are supposed to ask me to define what an "exemplary retiree" is or does. Then, you would call my bluff!
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Sounds pretty much like my w*rkplace. I never heard it in so many words, but the message from management is, "We had an employee who made a mistake once. He doesn't work here any more."
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I have read several bloggers who knew the difference between they're, there, and their, but still wrote it's instead of its. ARGHHHH!!!!!

I think I have caught William Bernstein (the author of The Four Pillars of Investing) once. ARGHHHH!!!!

I CAN'T STAND IT ANY MORE.
I have had to admit that I am terrible with possessives (possessive's?) OK, not that bad, but embarrassingly bad. I just have a mental block, I get lost in the excessive exceptions and illogical irregularities (and I love abundant alliteration).

But "it's" versus "its" is easy, even for me - it just takes a little attention. "Its" is possessive, only because "it's" means "it is". And that's (that is) all there is to it.

So yes, even I think people should get it right, along with they're, their, there. They're not that hard, I don't know what to think of the people who get it wrong, maybe English was not their first language, perhaps their home country is over there, across the ocean?

edit/add - I'm sure I've done it wrong from time to time, but not from a lack of understanding. Either a simple typo, ar maybe re-arranging the sentence as I type, and forgetting to change that word. Like editing from " It's their responsibility ..." to " They're responsible ..." .

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No, you are supposed to ask me to define what an "exemplary retiree" is or does. Then, you would call my bluff!
OK, I'll bite. Whats a exemplary retiree?
As for that last part, what would I call it?
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Who's in the band? I'll be "Frankie What".
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No, you are supposed to ask me to define what an "exemplary retiree" is or does. Then, you would call my bluff!
Reminds me of the Dilbert carton - something along the lines of Dilbert quoting form the company report about how they have exceptional employees, and this is the key to their success. But Dilbert points out that at salary time, they say that their pay is 'competitive' with other companies. Shouldn't they be paying 'exceptional' salaries for all these exceptional people?

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