8, 8 days until Disney! Ah ha ha!

Why is "you're" so hard?

Why do supposedly intelligent people have so much trouble typing out "you're" and use "your" instead?
Permalink the grammar police 
January 16th, 2006
It's much more annoying in reverse.
Permalink Mark Warner 
January 16th, 2006
get off you're soap box ... your just being annoying
Permalink PNII 
January 16th, 2006
Now your just being silly.
Permalink ronk! 
January 16th, 2006
What about "different than"? It's "different from", people!

Arrgh!
Permalink --- 
January 16th, 2006
your right ... sorry.
Permalink PNII 
January 16th, 2006
The brain is funny - I see some amazing typos, and even hear strange mispronunciations on occasion (latest one - a guy with a PhD pronouncing "doing" as "doe-ing")

Philo
Permalink Philo 
January 16th, 2006
philo, who's brain is funny?
Permalink  
January 17th, 2006
is it you're brain or... IS it there brain.

- Gen X
Permalink Sathyaish Chakravarthy 
January 17th, 2006
It's .... The Brain




It's .... The Brain



It's .... The Brain




It's .... The Brain



It's .... The Brain




It's .... The Brain
Permalink Philo 
January 17th, 2006
surely, you mean "its" The Brain...?
Permalink Sathyaish Chakravarthy 
January 17th, 2006
That's actually funny, Sathyaish!
Permalink Geert-Jan Thomas 
January 17th, 2006
"What about "different than"? It's "different from", people."

I prefer "different to" and "differs from", but aparrently you Americans think otherwise. "Different than" is actually quite acceptable, though; objections to it stem from the mistaken belief that "than" is only a subordinating conjunction and not a preposition, but it's actually both. So there.
Permalink Mat Hall 
January 17th, 2006
I misread this entirely and wondered why the OP needed to know the reason for the state of anyone's arousal.
Permalink Simon Lucy 
January 17th, 2006
"I prefer "different to" and "differs from", but aparrently you Americans think otherwise. "

Sorry, Matt, but we Americans acquired the full rights to the English language sometime during the 50s. I believe that Churchill offered that as collateral for the Lend-Lease thing during The War or something like that. We only allowed you Brits to keep your freaky spelling and nonsensical idioms as a goodwill gesture...

[g/d/r]
Permalink cubiclegrrl 
January 17th, 2006
Since Churchill was half-American it wouldn't surprise me...
Permalink a cynic writes... 
January 17th, 2006
Good one, cynic! And a grand old broad his Mum was, too! ;-)
Permalink cubiclegrrl 
January 17th, 2006

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