Colons & semi colons.

I'm ambivalent about it. Generally I don't mind too much if it's a 'natural' error or simple laziness. So saying "Why don't you and me go to the pub?" is technically wrong, but it's not ugly, because it's a normal, natural sentence. But "It's high time for a pub trip for you and I" is like nails being dragged down a blackboard. I just cannot stand hypercorrection. Really hate it.

Similarly, "These are Toms shoes" - again, technically wrong, but doesn't bother me. The omission of something that should be there is no big deal.

But "These are Tom's shoe's" - when there's something there that shouldn't be there - aargh, hate it.
Yeah I basically feel the same. maybe this is because the brain is built to / enjoys filling in missing info but it’s taxing to filter out complexity.


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since dissensus is inverted snobs we obv all think grammar Nazis are cunts don’t we?
true, although most of us also have to write for the non-dissensus world, where we can't be as grammatically freeform.
Why are luka’s posts so entertaining? Because he’s free. Why is he free? Same reason he starts threads like this one


is not like other people
without looking it up - they're stand-alone sentence elements

let's list some punctation marks: semi-colons, with all their asymmetry; colons, like equals signs reduced to points