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Post by Gunny » Mon Jan 16, 2006 4:43 pm

We at ZS aren't your highschool English teacher. We understand a few typos in your posts, and even expect a few from us mere motals. That being said, when we read posts like the one below, our eyes bleed.

Ideally, this section of the forum rules will serve to educate fellow ZS'ers about the tedious form of communication we refer to as the English language.

Here's the example:

i work the shit out o my camelbak more like abuse never had any trouble at all been using them for 15 yrs top notch stuff all others is something less hydrate or die


Hi, welcome to ZS. Additionally, welcome to your Keyboard!!

Using your keyboard can be complicated at times, especially when you're trying to string together several of those pesky letters into the English language. In order to help people read your posts, it's often necessary to include punctuation.

Q:What is punctuation?

A: I'm glad you asked. Punctuation is an operator that typically ends a sentence. Puncuation also helps people determine where one sentence ends and the other begins.

Q: What does this "Punctuation" look like?

A: Another excellent question. Punctuation often consists of operators such as periods, commas, exclamation points and even the occasional question mark. They look like this: . , ! ?

Q: Okay, lastly, how do I capitalize with this keyboard?

A: Easily done. Remember, capitalization is important to let your fellow ZS'ers know when you're starting a new sentence. In order to capitalize your sentences, simply follow these simple steps:

1. Turn on your computer and log onto www.zombiehunters.org.

2. Look down at your keyboard. You'll see a series of confusing numbers/letters and even some strange buttons labeled space and enter. While the spacebar and enter key are important, they're better saved for another lesson.

3. Find the shift key. This key can be located on both sides of the keyboard for ease of typing. On the right side of your keyboard, you can find the shift key below the aforementioned enter key. On the left-hand side, the shift key can typically be located below your capslock key and above the control key.

4. In order to shift, simply hold down either shift key, then type the letter you wish to make bigger. After this has been accomplished, simply release the shift key.

5. Congrats!!! Now you're shifting like a salty pro.


This has been a production of Zombie Squad's Tactical Grammar Division (ZSTGD for insiders)
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Post by Agent281 » Mon Jan 16, 2006 4:52 pm

I know that I have gien you crap about this, but it was only in jest. Hell, at another site that I frequent now I have become the grammar police. And people talk back like I am an asshole because they can't spell "you". Every other forum I visit reminds me of how the quality of ZS is so high compared to other sites on the internet. Keep up the good work! I like this place a lot. :wink:
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Re: Grammar

Post by michelle » Mon Jan 16, 2006 5:06 pm

Gunny wrote:We understand a few typos in your posts, and even expect a few from us mere morals.


Bahahahahaha! Was this intentional?
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Post by Spyder » Mon Jan 16, 2006 5:09 pm

I agree.

In their defense, some people are posting at work and are a bit 'rushed'. However, when posts make my 'eyes bleed', I get a bit annoyed as well!.

Can you not include a spellcheck on the forum?. It would help a lot ( Sorry, I couldn't resist).!

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Post by TheBlunderbuss » Mon Jan 16, 2006 7:37 pm

The alternative is attaching wav files of you speaking, but that would be asking for trouble.

... and also, Gunny would want us to use Victor Borge's Phonetic Punctuation.

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Post by Gunny » Mon Jan 16, 2006 7:59 pm

Hehehe I was trying to add a typo to prove I was mortal. But then again, if you've seen any of my non-mod posts, I can't speel for schit.

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Post by EndOfWorld » Mon Jan 16, 2006 9:38 pm

wHat? I thohgt taht speeling was fer loserz I thunk taht garmmer es fer chumps

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Post by Rooster » Tue Jan 17, 2006 1:07 pm

I am also a grammer nazi. After seeing the way some people write, I support higher taxes for schools.
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Post by Rooster » Tue Jan 17, 2006 1:26 pm

Yes, I spelled 'grammar' wrong on purpose.....well, kinda. :oops:
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Post by Creaux » Tue Jan 17, 2006 2:25 pm

*raises hand* Oooh! Ohhh! Um, my space key isn't labeled...
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Post by Vampire » Tue Jan 17, 2006 2:31 pm

This is to get us foreigners, isn't it? :D
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Post by michelle » Tue Jan 17, 2006 2:47 pm

Most of you non-native English speakers have much better spelling and grammar than the native folk, actually. So go y'all.
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Post by Gunny » Tue Jan 17, 2006 2:50 pm

A big plus one to Michelle's comment. I used to make internet games with a few swedish guys who spoke as good or better english than I did.

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Post by Squirrley » Tue Jan 17, 2006 8:25 pm

i've noticed that, and when your'e taking a language in school now-a-days you learn the grammar and spelling and everything in a foreign language, but they dont teach grammar/spelling in english anymore.

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Post by TheBlunderbuss » Wed Jan 18, 2006 2:13 am

squirrley wrote:i've noticed that, and when your'e taking a language in school now-a-days you learn the grammar and spelling and everything in a foreign language, but they dont teach grammar/spelling in english anymore.

Sure, they do. You just don't care.

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Post by Shmerlin » Wed Jan 18, 2006 4:45 am

Yeah, I never paid attention in English class, I mean what is they're :wink: to know, I already speak the language.

Plus they used to make us write everything out, and I hate writing and my handwrighting :wink: is horible . I'd much rather just type stuff out.


Also everytime I think of sentance form's, I start thinking of "Dangling Participals" and it makes me laugh `cause I have a low sense of humor.
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Post by TheBlunderbuss » Wed Jan 18, 2006 9:42 am

That's humour

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Post by michelle » Wed Jan 18, 2006 10:31 am

TheBlunderbuss wrote:That's humour


Only if you're British. Or me.
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Post by Shmerlin » Wed Jan 18, 2006 6:23 pm

michelle wrote:
TheBlunderbuss wrote:That's humour


Only if you're British. Or me.



Yeah, Americans took U out of English :)
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Post by TheBlunderbuss » Thu Jan 19, 2006 11:31 pm

it's just that I see it all the time
Wikipedia is quite the amalgam of British and American spelling.

"Armour" shouldn't sound like French love, so it shouldn't be spelled that way either.

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Post by TheBlunderbuss » Wed Jan 25, 2006 3:35 am

By the way,


It's "DEFINITELY."

Think of "define" or "finite," just don't spell it how it sounds.
My eyes bleed when I see "definately." It means you're dumb.

...and another Gundown will do whatever it pleases to you, once we figure out this clone-o-matic machine.
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Post by EndOfWorld » Wed Jan 25, 2006 4:39 am

TheBlunderbuss wrote:By the way,


It's "DEFINITELY."

Think of "define" or "finite," just don't spell it how it sounds.
My eyes bleed when I see "definately." It means you're dumb.

...and another Gundown will do whatever it pleases to you once we figure out this clone-o-matic machine.


You order a clone army? That will be $540,000,000 please. Thank you, come again.

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Post by BoltAction » Wed Jan 25, 2006 10:42 am

EndOfWorld wrote:
TheBlunderbuss wrote:By the way,


It's "DEFINITELY."

Think of "define" or "finite," just don't spell it how it sounds.
My eyes bleed when I see "definately." It means you're dumb.

...and another Gundown will do whatever it pleases to you once we figure out this clone-o-matic machine.


You order a clone army? That will be $540,000,000 please. Thank you, come again.

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Its credits damit... not dollars. 540,000,000C C.R.E.D.I.T.S.

Get your shit together man...



(LOL BTW nice post... funny as hell... :P)
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Post by Cool as a Chicken » Wed Jan 25, 2006 7:17 pm

Evidence that punctuation is important:

http://www.etni.org.il/farside/correctpunct.htm

The Importance of Correct Punctuation


Dear John:
I want a man who knows what love is all about. You are generous, kind, thoughtful. People who are not like you admit to being useless and inferior. You have ruined me for other men. I yearn for you. I have no feelings whatsoever when we're apart. I can be forever happy - will you let me be yours?
Gloria




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Dear John:
I want a man who knows what love is. All about you are generous, kind, thoughtful people, who are not like you. Admit to being useless and inferior. You have ruined me. For other men, I yearn. For you, I have no feelings whatsoever. When we're apart, I can be forever happy. Will you let me be? Yours,
Gloria

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