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Grrrr

A pet hate of mine - spot the problem :
Ironically the review on the website was grammatically correct .......
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Except. .... the reviewer, and the publisher, and the printer..... got the spelling wrong....
Brought... = past tense of "to bring or fetch"
Bought =  past tense of "to buy or purchase" 
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Why are grammatical errors so like a jab in the eye with a sharp stick to some of us, yet others seem to pass them by without a second thought.
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In a word...... Education
since the late 1970`s education of the three basics of life..... Reading > (w)Riting and (a)Rithmetic  ( the famous Three R`s)  has been very lax... with no emphasis on proper education of english language, spelling and grammar. it is no wonder that us "oldies" who were taught proper.... find it very annoying when things are spelt wrongly.... especially by public authorities, and the press/advertising world where the power of the word is paramount.
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The reviewer actually got it right with "bought"
The graphic designer got it wrong with "brought"
The proof reader was on his coffee break .....
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Maybe a Bring and Buy sale Wink

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Plus there are some of us that  Embarrassed still mix up spellings, from time to time
For example
There Their, Here hear
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then there are others like me that make silly typo's
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Then there are those that are Dyslexic
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Then there are those that rely on spellcheckers etc
This list goes on
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The reviewer actually got it right with "bought"
The graphic designer got it wrong with "brought"
The proof reader was on his coffee break .....

The Graphic designer could of only gone with what was put in front of him, & not questioned the correct grammatical, word(ing)
Was that Proof Read M/S word or BlackBerry by any chance  Cheesy Wink

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Spelling and grammatical mistakes can be accepted on forums / texts / informal email messages etc. but publications really should be properly proof read. As long as the person posting the message has made the effort 'n nt spk txt tlk Wink
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Spelling and grammatical mistakes can be accepted on forums / texts / informal email messages etc. but publications really should be properly proof read. As long as the person posting the message has made the effort 'n nt spk txt tlk Wink

its about who you contract out your proof reading to, one well known publishing house changed from using a proofing service here in the UK and has started using one in a former eastern block country (because it costs an 8th of the price) and since that contract was initialised they have had a 25% increase in speling and grammatical errors.
also as a side note most spell checkers don't look at graphical inserts
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Yeah... Like I said........ Education..
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or is that
Edufication as my kids used to call it, before they could say it properly  Grin
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We used to call it edumecation Cheesy

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The Graphic designer could of only gone with what was put in front of him, & not questioned the correct grammatical, word(ing)

"could of" makes no sense but I see it more and more often and it makes me squirm every time.
Might you have meant "could have" by any chance?
Sorry to sound harsh but it is just one of those things that annoy me, a grumpy old git.
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Could of seems to be written because it sounds like could've (short for could have).
It niggles me a little, too Wink

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It's simply writing as we speak.
"I would have" may be better written as "I wuduv" in some parts of the country.
Maybe it's not bad grammar so much as a dialect Wink
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