Makes my teeth itch.

Larry Sheldon LarrySheldon at COX.NET
Mon Mar 19 17:10:39 UTC 2012

On 3/19/2012 11:44 AM, Ronald Butters wrote:
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> Sender:       American Dialect Society<ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
> Poster:       Ronald Butters<ronbutters at AOL.COM>
> Subject:      Re: Makes my teeth itch.
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> What is interesting about writing "your" for "you're"? This is a common =
> mistake, one that is frequently commented on even in elementary =
> textbooks. Why should we be interested in hearing that some random guy =
> finds this irritating? I find it a lot more irritating to open an  =
> e-mail and find a short list of mistakes that everyone already knows =
> about and/or that have no further point to make other than that of their =
> bare existence?=20

My intent was to trigger a discussion among the people here that
actually know what they are talking about from which I could learn.

Failure note.

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