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Feel free to join a society with the aim of collectively correcting Instructables users' spelling mistakes.

But, please, correct spellings constructively.

Be nice about it.
:D

Grammar Police

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Kiteman (author)2008-09-07

Chuck Norris - that would be the beardie one who kicks a lot?

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Lithium Rain (author)Kiteman2008-09-07

Chuck Norris could kill two stones with one bird. Chuck Norris can divide by zero. Chuck Norris has counted to infinity...twice.

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Kwitmeh3 (author)Lithium Rain2009-06-19

Chuck Norris CAN believe it's not believe it's not butter. Chuck Norris can touch MC Hammer Chuck Norris played Russian Roulette with a fully loaded gun and won

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Plasmana (author)Lithium Rain2008-09-07

¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿
Kill two stones with a bird?????
That is not possible...

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Kiteman (author)Plasmana2008-09-07
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Labot2001 (author)Kiteman2008-09-10

Thank you, good sir, for putting a smile on my face today.

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Lithium Rain (author)Plasmana2008-09-07

Certainly it is, for Chuck Norris.

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bumpus (author)killerjackalope2008-09-07

Hahahahhahha
English citizens explaining Chuck Norris..
:'D

Here Kiteman, these will explain:
Chuck Norris Facts

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Kiteman (author)2008-09-07

(Clears throat)

Feel free to join a society with the aim of collectively correcting Instructables users' spelling mistakes.

But, please, correct spellings constructively.

Be nice about it.

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killerjackalope (author)Kiteman2008-09-07

Didn't your teacher explain that sentences shouldn't start with but or because?

Because mine didn't.

But it's OK.

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Kiteman (author)killerjackalope2008-09-07

Apparently, English is an evolving language.

But we all know what American education has to say about evolution... ;-)

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Labot2001 (author)Kiteman2008-09-07

But we all know what American education has to say about evolution... ;-)

I think you're confusing America with the Bible Belt...

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Kiteman (author)Labot20012008-09-07

It was a joke - I put a significant pause and a winking thing on the end of it and everything.

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Labot2001 (author)Kiteman2008-09-10

So was mine - I just didn't throw in a "winking thing".

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gmjhowe (author)Kiteman2008-09-08

Evolution is only a theory remember Kiteman, it should not be taught as fact. I do believe that the english curriculum explains teaching it as a theory as well.

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Kiteman (author)gmjhowe2008-09-08

Oh, I do hope you had your tongue in your cheek when you typed "only a theory"...

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gmjhowe (author)Kiteman2008-09-09

not at all, natural selection is a proven fact, however evolution remains a theory.

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n8man (author)gmjhowe2008-09-09

natural selection is a form of evolution, I just learned it two years ago. If you really want me to throughly explain it, reply to this comment.

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gmjhowe (author)n8man2008-09-09

It ok n8man, surprisingly i did learn about this at school, and then in further education, aswell as studiying it somewhat off my own back. I think you will find that natural selection is key to evolution, not a form of. natural selection is what it is.

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Kiteman (author)gmjhowe2008-09-09

Oh, I know it's a theory, it's the "only" bit - that's the sort of dismissive semantic trick that YECs try and use to demote the status of evolution from a solid scientific basis, supported by millions of pieces of evidence gathered through the application of countless thousands of man-years of labour.

In science, an idea that might explain a phenomenon or process is only promoted to a theory after huge amounts of work; data-collection and analysis.

Technically, evolution is a theory, and "creation science" is an unsupported hypothesis.

Evolution is only a theory in the same way that gravity is only a theory.

Yes, I know it's a rant, you might have noticed I'm sensitive about this.

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gmjhowe (author)Kiteman2008-09-09

i dont kno what a YEC is, but i understand the problems within religion. I am a religious person, but i hate it when people dismiss science, and treat the bible too literally. eg - creation stories. Personally, ive only founds the answers when using both religion and science. Not just the one, i mean think about it, if someones believes in God, then they have to believe in the laws he made! eg gravity physics, etc..

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Kiteman (author)gmjhowe2008-09-09

YEC = Young Earth Creationist - they take the whole Bible as literal truth, including the Genesis story, and believe that the Bible's timeline is complete and accurate, which means the entire universe is a touch over 6000 years old.

If I drew maps with the same level of accuracy and fidelity, New York would be closer to me than the back of my chair, and the whole of the United States would fit in my school's yard.

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xACIDITYx (author)Kiteman2008-09-09
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xACIDITYx (author)gmjhowe2008-09-09

Was...uh...was that a joke?

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killerjackalope (author)Kiteman2008-09-07

It's all going to be OK, the English language is composed of words that Chuck Norris let live.

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Lithium Rain (author)bumpus2008-09-07

Yeah...that was the whole point...kinda like KJL's joke above mine...it's humor, you wouldn't understand... ;D

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Lithium Rain (author)bumpus2008-09-07

*screams* I'M TELLING THE TRUTH!!! IT'S TOO DUMB A MISTAKE TO MAKE!!

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bumpus (author)Lithium Rain2008-09-08

"..too dumb of a mistake.."* :P

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gmjhowe (author)bumpus2008-09-08

Sure is only one u bumpus.

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You can, you just have to have 2 dependant clauses that you're connecting.

But without the pen, we could not write; with it, we can fight.

Feel free to correct my grammar on that... but I'd consider it to be correct.

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zachninme (author)Kiteman2008-09-07

What exactly did you change?

Also, just curious, is it Instructables users or Instructables' users? On one hand, you have a compound noun of sorts, and on the other users of Instructables

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Kiteman (author)zachninme2008-09-07

Compare bumpus' original post and my italicised version.

The apostrophe goes on the end of users, vis: "the spelling mistakes belonging to those who use Instructables".

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zachninme (author)Kiteman2008-09-07

I did compare them, and couldn't find a difference...

I'm not arguing the users' part, I'm wondering about the phrase "Instructables(') users"

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Kiteman (author)zachninme2008-09-07

Pardon me whilst I slap myself on the forehead, then hunt down bumpus and do the same to him, but more violently.

He has, of course, edited his original post to match my corrected version.

Subtle little rat, isn't he?

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Lithium Rain (author)Kiteman2008-09-07

So it ISN'T my brain playing tricks on me! I stared at the two posts for the better part of five minutes, trying to figure out what the difference was. I even compared them letter for letter!

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jessyratfink (author)2008-09-10

Oh dear. So this is where it started. :P I've given up on the internets in regards to spelling and grammar. When I was a mod on IGN I'd edit posts so they were correct. Now I don't care anymore. I can't wait to see a member of this group tell someone "your a idiot, you spelled K'NEX wrong!!" :D

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