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Just like THE BORED, we are an AO Forum collective.

Unlike THE BORED, we are dedicated to upholding appropriate standards in grammar, spelling and punctuation on the forum.

So far, we have Rockodile, sirwiggum and Morgan166 on board. Three's a collective, right? :lol:

You'll need to be a grade A, dyed-in-the-wool, anally retentive pedant of the highest order to join, so if you're not sure that you meet the criteria, this simple test should separate THE LITERATE from everyone else:

- Do you find apostrophe abuse intensely annoying, to the point where you discuss infractions online, tell your friends (who couldn't care less) and even take pictures with your mobile 'phone?
- Do you cringe when people use 'text speak', even when applied in an actual text message?
- Have you ever marked a colleague's document in red pen, when he/she has asked you for a second opinion on their work?
- Do you admire and respect the work of Lynne Truss and John Humphrys?
- Did you know 'Humphrys' is spelt without an 'e'?
- Do you regard the written word as sacred, never letting any written missive leave your hands unless it is grammatically acceptable, with correct spelling and punctuation intact?
- Even when it's a note that someone called, a shopping list or a text message?

If you can answer an emphatic YES to all of the above, then you may well have what it takes to be part of THE LITERATE.

Who's with us? :thumbs:
 

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Wron'g forum!? :mad: :rant: :mad:

gt it mvd ;)
Jon-nom-nom-nom-nom-nom-nom, where shoud it be? :confused:

I'd be grateful if some happy Mod could shift it for me. :eek:

TEXT SPEAK INFRACTION!

APOSTROPHE MISUSE INFRACTION!

Hmm, I get the feeling I'm being wound up, here. :lol:
 

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Take your grammar and stick it up your collective arses :cheese:
Good example of wordplay, Ray! :thumbs:

THE LITERATE approve of this, if not the sentiment within. :eek: :cheese:
 
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Jon-nom-nom-nom-nom-nom-nom, where shoud it be? :confused:

I'd be grateful if some happy Mod could shift it for me. :eek:

TEXT SPEAK INFRACTION!

APOSTROPHE MISUSE INFRACTION!

Hmm, I get the feeling I'm being wound up, here. :lol:

Shd b in 'mto frm' - nt in rnt rm metink's'

' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' <-- thought you'd appreciate them :p :lol:

Pete's' potato's' & tomato's' - half price on Wednesday's' :lol:
 

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Shd b in 'mto frm' - nt in rnt rm metink's'

' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' <-- thought you'd appreciate them :p :lol:

Pete's' potato's' & tomato's' - half price on Wednesday's' :lol:
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! :cry:

Hold on, that's not how you spell 'no'.

SPELLING INFRACTION ON MORGAN! :(
 

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I can't help feeling that you guys are setting yourselves up for a spectacular fall. :D Also that you should have called yourselves the 'Literati' (this is an Italian marque forum after all).
 

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