Your vs. you're  

vengeur 42M  
565 posts
2/17/2005 9:24 am

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

Your vs. you're

I'm tired of seeing so many people on this site and elsewhere confuse the possessive adjective "your" with the contraction "you're". So allow me to set the example here:

"You're" is short for "You are:"

"You're the best at sucking my cock."

"Your" is a possessive adjective:

"Your vibrator sounds like a power saw.".

That wasn't difficult now, right?

And one more thing: If YOU'RE (not "your") an adult female here on AdultFriendFinder, you can refer to yourself as a "womAn" if you would like, but not a "womEn". (That one switch of "a" to "e" changes the word from singular to plural.) Well, if you have multiple personality disorder, perhaps you can call yourself a "women". You will otherwise seem very ignorant by getting these simple usages of the word so wrong.

rm_newbie 49M
4 posts
2/17/2005 10:17 am

Good luck getting sex here buddy.

rm_niceandstiff 59M
30 posts
2/17/2005 10:48 am

Grammar and spelling in posts are a useful indicator of what to expect in other areas too

If they haven't learned after passing through the school system, I doubt very much if a post like yours will help very much ‒ but your optimism is admirable.

I find the word that catches most people out is "definite", along with "definitely". I have a whole collection of variations on these!

But language is constantly evolving and with the influence of text messaging, who knows what is coming ‒ you may have to be happy if people simply write "ur"...

vengeur 42M  
837 posts
2/17/2005 7:30 pm

myverysin, there's no need to speak in sentences with me in bed, since the "oohs", "ahs", and "fuck me" comments I often have heard from women have already been doing just fine for me in the given scenario. It's the way so many people cannot even WRITE on a fourth grade level that I find so appalling. Every one of my friends who were born and educated outside this country have agreed with me on this issue, and some of them learned English as a second or even a third language. Those of us who care enough about these types of things will always distinguish ourselves from those who do not.

newbie, I don't need any luck getting sex here on this site. I have had plenty of sex from this site over the past two years. My looks, personality, and hung cock seem to be doing the trick for me quite well enough already, as it would seem. Read my testimonials if you do not believe me. With a name like yours, perhaps you are the one who needs luck, or perhaps just experience. I am by no means a newbie myself, I will tell you that right now.

niceandstiff, you are correct about the indicative nature of grammar and spelling. It makes me suspect of those on this site who claim within their profiles to have MA's or even Ph.D's, yet they cannot avoid the mistake of using "your" where "you're" should have been used instead in that very same profile. I am aware of that whole text message gibberish issue too, and as long as our nation's educators refuse to accept it as proper English, we should be okay.

KaKaKaKn 56M

2/17/2005 8:52 pm

In you're blog your absolutely correct!!! Probably says more about you're hard-wiring (personality) than what your trying to fix. Maybe you're "hopeful" students can use this comment as a place to see if they can identify what you're intent on trying to correct. But, knowing the very little I do of you're personality type, this will be deleted because it does not seriously affirm you're vent. Good luck in life!!!

vengeur 42M  
837 posts
2/17/2005 9:41 pm

KaKaKaKn, your being a real smart ass, but that's you're problem, not mine.

KaKaKaKn 56M

2/19/2005 3:43 pm

Yeah, I am being a smart ass (love it by the way and don't see it as a problem -- more like a gift) . . . but seriously, though, I think a little prozac may help to unwad the bunch you're panties have gotten into.

vengeur 42M  
837 posts
2/20/2005 4:17 am

If I took prozac, I'd suffer from erectile dysfunction as a side effect, so forget that.

2muchwoman4some 43F

2/21/2005 12:31 am

I totally agree with vengeur on this one, and although I haven't met any of the men involved in this little pissing guess is that he's the best lay of the bunch as well.

KaKaKaKn 56M

2/21/2005 1:20 am

Maybe . . . I find that I can go for at least 30 minutes (which women LOVE) and using Viagra keeps it hard. Helps if you have a good prescription plan though!

KaKaKaKn 56M

2/22/2005 8:41 pm

2much . . . you're just a brown-noser . . . and a little bit clueless . . . we're just teasing and having fun with vengeur because of his analness . . . I actually agree with him but I'm not going to write about it.

vengeur 42M  
837 posts
2/24/2005 8:39 am

I forgot about the ones who type with the "Caps Lock" on all of the time, but I've dealt with them enough too. They are another class of ignoramuses altogether. My guess for why they persist with that practice is perhaps it is because they believe that their messages will garner more acceptance or validity when they appear in all capital letters on a monitor screen. That would be akin to the sort of people who seem to believe that whoever shouts the loudest in an argument or debate will triumph in that argument or debate, regardless of whatever their opponent may have to say.

KaKaKaKn 56M

2/24/2005 7:26 pm

Oh the Guardians of society! How cute it really is . . . if it weren't for you, nothing would get done right! Hey, have you ever taken a Meyers-Briggs personality test? I'm guessing you are an ESTJ . . . Definitely the SJ temperament. But, I do have to agree with you and BBW that chronic mispelled words are a real turnoff. Even though it isn't exactly a true indicator of intelligence, you really get the idea the person isn't that bright or worse, they're very lazy.

Wow, I was just imagining your cock between BBW's breasts! Looks like a good fit, eh?

vengeur 42M  
837 posts
2/24/2005 8:24 pm

I have not taken a Meyers-Briggs personality test. I think my ex-girlfriend, who was also a psychology graduate student at the time, was going to use that one on me. We broke up before she got a chance though. All I can say to this is that I've been accused of being a bit on the perfectionist side sometimes.

My cock does in fact fit well between breasts like those of FrustratedBBW03. I know this from past experience.

vengeur 42M  
837 posts
2/25/2005 7:09 pm

It's great to see how this discussion thread can seamlessly drift between the erudite interest to the prurient and then back again.

vengeur 42M  
837 posts
2/27/2005 4:11 pm

sexyfitwoman, I gave up trying to correct people on grammar and spelling too, but it still annoys me to see it becoming so commonplace.

rm_chucka95 59M

3/7/2005 7:50 pm

Hey--don't forget to add "Horney" (Is Lena Horne REALLY on A.F.F?) and "Masterbation" to the list...

vengeur 42M  
837 posts
3/7/2005 9:49 pm

chucka95, I'm glad that you're not the only one who also took notice regarding those two other words.

rm_autumngirl61 56F
741 posts
5/9/2005 5:46 pm

I agree w/ you about the terrible grammar. Many people overlooked some with "u" or "ur" or "ur're". That could cause alot of misunderstanding, too. Many people use them in their emails, instant messengers, texts, etc. I sometimes use them when I was in a big hurry or too busy. Some misunderstood me, so I had to correct them. It's a good point here, vengeur.

There are more like "4" as "for" or "2" as "to"/"too". I always got confused what some people were referring to.

sweetandspicy570 60F
2832 posts
1/8/2007 9:30 pm

Wow Vengeur... glad I came over here to look. I read a whole series of comments you made elsewhere and it got me intrigued. I also really hate the grammar errors, especially the misuse of contractions. If someone can't write an intelligent e-mail of more than a few words, they had better have an outstanding profile..... (going now to look at yours )

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.----Dr. Seuss

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