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Old 01-06-2008, 02:47 AM
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PLEASE........... English was my worst subject in High School, but I can't seem to read a thread anymore without reading the improper use of these words. I don't mean to (too) offend anyone.


1then
Pronunciation: 'then
Function: adverb
Etymology: Middle English than, then then, than, from Old English thonne, thænne; akin to Old High German denne then, than, Old English thæt that
Date: before 12th century
1: at that time
2 a: soon after that : next in order of time b: following next after in order of position, narration, or enumeration : being next in a series c: in addition : besides
3 a (1): in that case (2)—used after but to qualify or offset a preceding statement b: according to that : as may be inferred c: as it appears : by way of summing up d: as a necessary consequence
— and then some : with much more in addition


Main Entry: 1than
Pronunciation: h?n, 'than
Function: conjunction
Etymology: Middle English than, then then, than — more at then
Date: before 12th century
1 a—used as a function word to indicate the second member or the member taken as the point of departure in a comparison expressive of inequality ; used with comparative adjectives and comparative adverbs[list=1] b—used as a function word to indicate difference of kind, manner, or identity ; used especially with some adjectives and adverbs that express diversity
2: rather than —usually used only after prefer, preferable, and preferably
3: other than
4: when 1b —used especially after scarcely and hardly




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Alright than, thenk you very much...

I know what mean. (Some) People are really bad about improper English and in this age of "I'm offended,"it's likely going to get even worse.
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I know what mean.

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Well then. Sorry but I couldn't resist....

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hay hoo mayed you teh grreamer plece
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a lot, people. Two seperate words. Please. If you a truley a moron, make them one word and capitalize them. Now go back to your trailer...

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Yea, I really hate it when posters put the emPHAsis on the wrong sylLAble.
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Ok smart guy, sort out the "which" and "than" problem for me.
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it makes me buggie wehn sum boddie rites yea in srted of yeha no waht els makes me buggie ill tel you its wehn sum boddie palys wiht teh tilde asdn thay donet no hwow to yous a tilde taht maykes me buggie
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capt. thunder - 1/6/2008 9:57 AM

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If you a truley a moron

I saw that as well.
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Skibum, it's "separate" and "truely". You prolly spell probably wrong, too.
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Notice I edited - thought it would save me from the pcs. (Wife is an editor, I run spell check allot!)
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To quote Forest Gump! Stupid is as stupid does!

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OFFSHORE AL - 1/6/2008 7:50 AM

To quote Forest Gump! Stupid is as stupid does!

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Well doesn't that make you the top of the pile if you're quoting basically a retard!
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OFFSHORE AL - 1/6/2008 7:50 AM

To quote Forest Gump! Stupid is as stupid does!

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Well doesn't that make you the top of the pile if you're quoting basically a retard!
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I completely understand the issue at hand here. Some people absolutely can not weight to make a post and than they rush threw the emotions too get the words typed in as fast as possible. In alot of theese cases the people do knot want to take the time to properly right out the sentance or use the correct capitolization of there words. What we end up with is a poorly constructed sentance structure and spell chequer could have easily solved some of these easly mistakes. I do beleive that some peoples spell chequer might be broken.


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Then Bight me! or: Than Bite me!

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chicken in a biskit - 1/6/2008 9:56 AMit makes me buggie wehn sum boddie rites yea in srted of yeha no waht els makes me buggie ill tel you its wehn sum boddie palys wiht teh tilde asdn thay donet no hwow to yous a tilde taht maykes me buggie
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Only loosers can't tell the diference. I bet when they sale a boat, they give it away. It's rediculous!
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chicken in a biskit - 1/6/2008 9:56 AMit makes me buggie wehn sum boddie rites yea in srted of yeha no waht els makes me buggie ill tel you its wehn sum boddie palys wiht teh tilde asdn thay donet no hwow to yous a tilde taht maykes me buggie
Your schtick is getting old.
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