Pet peeves

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  2. 3 years ago

    Norman P

    5 Sep 2017 Xojo Inc, Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Seeking work. npalardy@great-w...

    "performant" is not a word

  3. Norman P

    5 Sep 2017 Xojo Inc, Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Seeking work. npalardy@great-w...

    @BillPlunkett Kale isn't food, kale is what food eats.

    Even our food won't eat kale

  4. Gavin S

    8 Sep 2017 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro, Forum Moderators, MVP UK

    People saying "in mass" when they mean "en masse".

  5. David C

    8 Sep 2017 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro, XDC Speakers Derby, ITM

    People saying "I could care less" when they mean "I couldn't care less".

  6. David C

    8 Sep 2017 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro, XDC Speakers Derby, ITM

    People saying "ironic" for everything except something ironic.

  7. Dirk C

    8 Sep 2017 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Belgium, Zedelgem

    @David C People saying "ironic" for everything except something ironic.

    I love Weird Al's "Word Crimes" for exactly these reasons :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Gv0H-vPoDc

  8. Tim P

    15 Sep 2017 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Rochester, NY

    Made up bundle identifiers that are not the developer's actual reverse domain name.
    These are not something you just make up on a whim, they're to identify the developer and app!

    I wish code signing would validate and enforce actual bundle identifiers…

  9. Gavin S

    15 Sep 2017 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro, Forum Moderators, MVP UK

    @Tim P I wish code signing would validate and enforce actual bundle identifiers…

    Agreed, I've always thought it strange that Apple don't insist on it.

  10. Mark C

    15 Sep 2017 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Spain 03170

    There is no letter 'k' in thing
    There is only 1 'r' in drawing
    it is not good if it is sic [sic]

  11. Gavin S

    18 Sep 2017 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro, Forum Moderators, MVP UK
    Edited 3 years ago

    "I seen that."

  12. Douglas H

    18 Sep 2017 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro

    When I first started using tech forums (or Bulletin Board Systems or whatever...) grammar mistakes really bothered me. As the years went by, I realized that very often the grammar mistakes were from people where English was not their native language. And they were getting the concept across in broken English much better than I could comprehend in some other language. So I've become much more tolerant than I was say 20 years ago.

    Now I am more like this image:

    -image-

  13. Gavin S

    18 Sep 2017 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro, Forum Moderators, MVP UK

    This is Pet Peeves. It's literally a thread of over 4000 examples of our intolerance.

    In the rest of the forum, I rarely see people being grammar Nazis and we do indeed have a lot of users who don't speak English as their first language, and do it very well.

    But yeah, this is Pet Peeves :)

  14. Mark C

    18 Sep 2017 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Spain 03170

    there is no such word as [any american pretend spelling for a real English word one might imagine]........

    Pet Peeves thread used to its full extent, in a single line!

    It must have been some really strong tea at that party.

  15. Tim P

    19 Sep 2017 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Rochester, NY

    Email addresses written [firstpart][space][at][space][domain][dot][tld] as if email scrapers can't do simple text replacement.

  16. Tim P

    6 Oct 2017 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Rochester, NY

    This notion that posts marked as answers means anything, and whining about which post gets the flag. It's not like it's SO karma.

  17. Tolerance in a pet peeves thread.

  18. William P

    7 Oct 2017 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Longview Texas

    Clerks at a C-store who won't get off their cell phones long enough to take my 86¢ for a soda.

  19. @BillPlunkett Clerks at a C-store who won't get off their cell phones long enough to take my 86¢ for a soda.

    Bet they'd get off the phone to chase you if you left without paying...

  20. Jens K

    9 Oct 2017 near Cologne, Germany

    @Norman P "performant" is not a word

    It is in German.

    First time I read (part of) this thread, and it's a very interesting read for a non-native speaker...

    One thing I really don't get about the English language is the using of commas -- most times it seems just the other way round I would use them in German.

  21. Gavin S

    9 Oct 2017 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro, Forum Moderators, MVP UK

    New pet peeve: how good Germans are at English. (Just kidding.)

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