Six Correct Words Saturday

3 Aug

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Last night, I dreamed about grammar.

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I need to find a life.  Or at least a hobby.

Photo: “Like” if you understand the appropriate use of capital letters and of exclamation marks.

Photo: Grammarly Lite—Spellchecker Designed For The Web. http://bit.ly/GLite8

Photo: Be careful with your commas, kids!

Images from Grammarly’s Facebook page.

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48 Responses to “Six Correct Words Saturday”

  1. Gemma Wiseman August 3, 2013 at 11:53 #

    I think you must be the first person I have ever known to have such a dream. Amazing. I hope it came to a full stop fairly quickly.

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  2. Dana August 3, 2013 at 12:13 #

    (Love Gemma’s comment!)

    I can honestly say I’ve had a dream like that. It occurred when I was working as a freelance editor. I guess you can never get away from your job!

    Have a good weekend. ☺

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  3. Jim August 3, 2013 at 12:22 #

    🙂 Oh, T.Bud, I feel sorry for you. Been there, still got my foot in that doorway. My spelling has gone to pot. Thank goodness for Google’s “did you mean ___?” and “showing for ___.”

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  4. The Single Chick August 3, 2013 at 12:29 #

    You’re not alone. I love, love, LOVE grammar! It appears you are my soulmate and, because of this fact, I have a gift for you. An entire cartoon about the use of a semicolon. It makes me happy and it would be selfish of me not to share with you!

    Grammar nerds unite!! Happy 6WS!

    http://theoatmeal.com/comics/semicolon

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  5. Life in the 50's and beyond... August 3, 2013 at 12:31 #

    I dreamed about taking my pills.

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  6. Al August 3, 2013 at 12:37 #

    I ain’t not to sure but you might could be the only person whom grammer is what they done dreamt of.

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  7. Ron. August 3, 2013 at 13:17 #

    Ron, “The Grammar Nazi”, got himself into some trouble at work some time ago when he proofed / edited an email from the agency’s Director and it somehow fell back into the Director’s hands….

    I think I should have gotten a promotion, but no.

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  8. Dawn @ Guiding Lightd August 3, 2013 at 14:02 #

    Cute. LOL Stopping by from 6WS.

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  9. magicalmysticalteacher August 3, 2013 at 14:06 #

    I use exclamation marks almost all the time in brief comments. Is that sin?

    Six Words to End Summer

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  10. mairedubhtx August 3, 2013 at 14:20 #

    Of course.

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  11. Elaine - I used to be indecisive August 3, 2013 at 14:23 #

    It’s the sort of thing I might do too – you are not alone… 🙂

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  12. slpmartin August 3, 2013 at 15:30 #

    Some of us dream of lovely islands and then there’s that select few that dream of grammar. 🙂

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  13. marykatbpcsc45 August 3, 2013 at 15:40 #

    Hi, I love grammar. I am a journalist and writer, too. Seem writing takes up my life. 🙂 Thanks for sharing the funny comics too.

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  14. Laurie Nichols August 3, 2013 at 16:09 #

    I get a kick out of Grammarly’s work. My friend shares a lot of it on Facebook. I didn’t realize that exclamation point usage in the comment page was a sin, mea culpa. I like to show my enthusiasm. 🙂 It isn’t a French thing, more of an American thing.

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    • The Laughing Housewife August 3, 2013 at 21:01 #

      I overused them when I first started writing and I occasionally revert when I am enthusiastic about something 🙂

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  15. Grannymar August 3, 2013 at 16:29 #

    Grammar, is that a disease? I think I done got the injections!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  16. restlessjo August 3, 2013 at 16:36 #

    Granma? She’d appreciate the cartoons. 🙂

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  17. Tom Merriman August 3, 2013 at 19:42 #

    i hope this comment wont give u nightmare’s then, tilly!
    Hehehe!!! 😉

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  18. vastlycurious.com August 3, 2013 at 19:48 #

    I am an excitable person :> Grammar should express your emotion since you can’t see me laughing !!!!!!!

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  19. colonialist August 3, 2013 at 20:39 #

    I do, too, now and again. She was a formidable Victorian lady who wouldn’t have approved being called that … 🙂
    And this is why I am a stickler for using Oxford commas!

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  20. Mary Anne Komar August 3, 2013 at 21:02 #

    Last night I dreamt of England, and was speaking very bad German, learned 50 years ago! Bad grammar yes!!!!

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  21. http://vivinfrance.wordpress.com August 3, 2013 at 22:25 #

    It’s fascinating the difference that Oxford comma makes to the meaning. I think I am also bit of a grammarnerdv- I have been known to edit intrusive apostrophes from comments on my blog.

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  22. bluebee August 4, 2013 at 00:31 #

    Tragic

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  23. bluebee August 4, 2013 at 00:34 #

    Does the absence of a full-stop in my previous comment bother you? 😆

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  24. Suzy August 4, 2013 at 03:34 #

    I have never dreamt about grammar but yes, amazing what a difference a comma or two can make. Nice.
    Dropping by from 6WS.

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  25. Mlissabeth August 4, 2013 at 05:29 #

    I love that last cartoon. You and ViV have both taught me a new word today.

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  26. Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade) August 4, 2013 at 12:41 #

    As long as it wasn’t a nightmare. (I’m a terrble grammar nerd myself.)

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  27. SchmidleysScribbling August 4, 2013 at 17:38 #

    I’ve dreamt of individual words and then looked them up if I could remember them. Generally, I get them from books. I once dreamt I was sitting on a fence talking to my boss. This told me I was ambivalent about the guy. Dianne

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  28. soulbrush August 4, 2013 at 22:25 #

    Hilarious post- I enjoyed it.

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  29. Janie Jones August 8, 2013 at 15:09 #

    Have you visited the Oatmeal? They have a grammar section you would enjoy.

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