I'm not trying to be pedantic or a contrarian prick, instead I'm merely pointing out that in the US there is only one form of the word "practice".
There is a difference between making a mistake in vocabulary and choosing whether or not to follow a rule which is believed to be incorrect. Grammar rules change over time. I hope that this is one of them and I refuse to accept and practice a faulty rule. Your reply was just as "pedantic" as mine. You're instructing that I follow a construct with which I do not agree, and I will do no such thing. The "your vs you're", "there vs their vs they're", et al are commonly-made and consistently-frustrating mistakes that demonstrate a lack of understanding of words. You argue that my "mistake", as you deem it, shows a lack of understanding, and I replied to demonstrate to you that I do not lack the understanding, I lack acceptance. If Phrogman wishes to explain that he rejects traditional English spelling conventions do to their lack of consistency, then I welcome him to do so. If Phrogman, however, was unaware of his error, he certainly is now - be that from my correction or your defense thereof.
That's debatable. There are many of us who hold that to be incorrect and moronic. The quotation mark serves to demonstrate something that someone else said. There was no period in that part of his/her text, therefore there shouldn't be one within my quotes. The period signifies the end of my sentence. The quote is a part of my sentence, and not the other way around.
I'm still trying to figure out how he/she owns "on the internet".
Unless, of course, she keeps her married name. At which point, the only logical choice is for Mr. Smith to change his last name and create a Savage-Santorum-esque neologism for his formal surname.
It's "Too $hort". Even when he writes his name, he's got money on his mind.
I don't know why everyone is ignoring this post. He got it, guys. He figured out the key. Alert the media, we've got a scholar here.
Replace "banging-hot" with "disproportionately-skinny and negatively-affecting female self-image" and you and I are in exact agreement
this HAS to be the first manfred mann reference on slashdot. at least, i hope so. well played, sir.
Psst...your complex is showing