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Author Subject: GTi-6 Forum Spelling Guide
rikky

Forum Pikey

Location: cheshire

Registered: 28 Feb 2004

Posts: 26,744

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Post #1
hello, my name is richard, and once upon a time there was an owners club. lots knew of it but little stuck around, usually because they got ripped to death for having slack english and talking like budgies.

i would like to highlight a few common grammar errors i keep seeing every single day by the same people over and over again.

please learn the language, it's really beginning to frustrate and bewilder everyone and on the new forum (when it's finally created) there will be charges for every word you spell wrong so now is a good time to get it right.

the "i'm dyslexic" excuse simply doesn't cut it. next person to use that as an excuse wins a punch in the throat from the henchest guy on the forum at the next forum meet.

accept / except
accept: "yes, i do accept that you are an absolute idiot."
except: "i love every single 306, except for jammah's."

advice / advise
advice: "jim01uk can offer plenty of advice on non-car related things."
advise: "i advise you to get into the boot of my car, young lady."

affect / effect
affect: "punching feno22 in the chest isn't likely to affect him because he is hench."
effect: "my new ebay supercharger kit is producing no effect, does anyone know why?"

board / bored
board: a flat item; a wooden board; an ironing or surfing board
bored: "i came back after an hour and he was still going on about his HDI's economy. i was so bored."

bought / brought
bought: to buy something. "i bought a rose for her sister when my girlfriend was on holiday."
brought: to get something. "i brought a whole pack of 4 carlsberg beers to the massive party."

break / brake
break: to damage or destroy something; to ruin it like a cheerleader.
brake: to slow down; to stop; to gradually decrease your speed.

by / bye / buy
by: "oh, and by the way, your face is hideous."
bye: "i am just waving bye to cosmic spanner's long hair Sad"
buy: "i am going to buy a shitload of parts from south wales."

does / dose
does: "does anyone know a phone number for the gti6 helpline?"
dose: "your car is so ugly that i cannot take a single dose more of it."

form / from
form: "he was on form".
from: "i have just come back from your garage, and the service was shit. i'm going to post about it on the website."

hear / here
hear: hearing element. the opposite of smelling and seeing. "i can hear your gay exhaust from London."
here: "get here right now and get your bangers out for the lads."

hole / whole
hole: a circle entry point. "there's a big hole developing in my brain."
whole: complete; full. "i ate the whole pack of banana's."

knew / new
knew: to know something. "i knew it was a transvestite anyway."
new: "he is new to the gti6 site and believed the story about the milkfloat until the 9th page of the thread."

know / no
know: knowledge; to know something. "yes, i know, the oil prices have fallen so much today. i am following the thread."
no: negative; opposite of yes. "roland rat, have you sold your mincy beemer yet?" "no."

lose / loose
lose: not winning, or misplacing an item. "i am going to lose the race with this Clio."
loose: sagging, of no tender appearance. "she was so loose it looked like a yawning donkey."

of / off
of: belonging to or relating to. "the spoiler on your 306 is of epic proportion, pal."
off: the opposite of on. "park outside my flat again and the council will move you off my land."

peace / piece
peace: without conflict or distressing noise. "finally, without my Magnex cat-back, i can enjoy the peace."
piece: a part of section of something. "i want a piece of you. get in the boot."

pedal / peddle
pedal: something you lift/depress in a vehicle, usually in a sequenced manner to control a car.
peddle: to sell something like drugs or household items door-to-door

quiet / quite
quiet: without noise. "shut up and be quiet."
quite: moderately. "i was quite pleased with my cut and shut job on the china blue gti6."

sentence / sentance
sentence: a grammatical unit of language; a prison term.
sentance: nobody knows what this means and it is incorrect in all senses.

site / sight
site: a location or place. "i saw your ugly face on that site."
sight: to see or visualise. "i have got you in my sight now that i have got my gti6 and i'm doing 140mph."

stationary / stationery
stationary: without moving; being still.
stationery: envelopes, letterheads, business cards. nothing to do with movement.

than / then
than: used to compare things. "my china blue gti6 is better than your blaze-coloured one."
then: referring to events. "i'll run you over and then do it again."

their / there / they're
their: belonging to someone. "... but their 306 HDi is pushing out big torque and gets 65mpg. are you still listening?"
there: somewhere; a place. used in a number of ways. "there will be a fight tonight." / "there is no point buying car parts from the gti6 website.
they're: an abbreviation for "they are". "they're going to send someone round."

threw / through
threw: past tense of throw. "i threw him a Torx driver so he could dismantle my full 306."
through: to pass into or beyond. "i drove through the shop window but i'd had so much to drink i couldn't wait around."

to / too / two
to: "i'm going to service my gti6 every 3000 miles, just to be on the safe side."
too: "it was too expensive for me so i just put normal 95 octane fuel in."
two: "one, two, three, four, ..." - a numerical identification.

waist / waste
waist: your stomach / gut. "his waist was only 38" wide."
waste: excrement; surplus; shit. "i am just taking my peugeot to the tip, because it's all waste."

wear / were / we're / where
wear: to don clothes usually. "it's very hot so i'm just nipping out in my 306. i might wear my vest-top and aviator shades."
were: past tense. "we were in love, but she started visiting Travel Lodges and it all went pear-shaped."
we're: short for "we are".
where: referring to placement of an item. "where did i leave my cocaine?"

whether / weather
whether: to ponder a course of action. "i wonder whether he is just lying all along about these car parts? DHL never showed up."
weather: sun, p*ssing down rain, clouds, hailstone storms. "the weather in manchester is always sunny."

your / you're
your: belonging. "i am going to key your gti6 tonight for comedy value."
you're: short for "you are".

(please can admin move this to FAQ)

thanks in advance,
richard

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306 rallye reproduction decals (full sets/individual decals) | 306 b-pillar textured vinyl weatherstrips
306 slam panel esso stickers | 306 yellow / orange / pension fund red side door badges
306 red '6' 3d-printed badges (old part no 866503) | gti6 inlet manifold badges | 306 rear boot badges (p2/p3)
205 gti quarter badge custom decals
205 gti bumper mounting bolts (full set)
106 s1 rallye reproduction decals (full sets sets & individual decals)
106 s2 rallye reproduction decals (full sets/individual decals)
email: rikky[at]rikky.net / info[at]vehicledecals.co.uk | cyberspace big man who makes vinyl and tings
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Posted 28th Jun 2011 at 16:14
owain

Seasoned Pro

Location: Essex

Registered: 20 May 2009

Posts: 9,185

Status: Offline

Post #2
Got some time on your hands eh Rikky? LOL

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Posted 28th Jun 2011 at 15:56
rikky

Forum Pikey

Location: cheshire

Registered: 28 Feb 2004

Posts: 26,744

Status: Offline

Post #3
time is always on my side Yes

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306 rallye reproduction decals (full sets/individual decals) | 306 b-pillar textured vinyl weatherstrips
306 slam panel esso stickers | 306 yellow / orange / pension fund red side door badges
306 red '6' 3d-printed badges (old part no 866503) | gti6 inlet manifold badges | 306 rear boot badges (p2/p3)
205 gti quarter badge custom decals
205 gti bumper mounting bolts (full set)
106 s1 rallye reproduction decals (full sets sets & individual decals)
106 s2 rallye reproduction decals (full sets/individual decals)
email: rikky[at]rikky.net / info[at]vehicledecals.co.uk | cyberspace big man who makes vinyl and tings
winner of "Extraction of toys from prams with outstanding vigour" award 2009 [source: gti6 owners club]
Posted 28th Jun 2011 at 15:56
tvrfan007

Seasoned Pro

Location: In the garage

Registered: 29 May 2005

Posts: 3,466

Status: Offline

Post #4
I lol'd. : D

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Posted 28th Jun 2011 at 15:59
dangti6

aka JKshooter

Location: Taunton, Somerset

Registered: 15 Jun 2006

Posts: 10,283

Status: Offline

Post #5
Please start all sentances with a capital. I is always a capital also.

B+

Oh, and names always start with a capital.

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205 GTi6 on ITB's
Posted 28th Jun 2011 at 16:00
rikky

Forum Pikey

Location: cheshire

Registered: 28 Feb 2004

Posts: 26,744

Status: Offline

Post #6
sentences*

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306 rallye reproduction decals (full sets/individual decals) | 306 b-pillar textured vinyl weatherstrips
306 slam panel esso stickers | 306 yellow / orange / pension fund red side door badges
306 red '6' 3d-printed badges (old part no 866503) | gti6 inlet manifold badges | 306 rear boot badges (p2/p3)
205 gti quarter badge custom decals
205 gti bumper mounting bolts (full set)
106 s1 rallye reproduction decals (full sets sets & individual decals)
106 s2 rallye reproduction decals (full sets/individual decals)
email: rikky[at]rikky.net / info[at]vehicledecals.co.uk | cyberspace big man who makes vinyl and tings
winner of "Extraction of toys from prams with outstanding vigour" award 2009 [source: gti6 owners club]
Posted 28th Jun 2011 at 16:01
dangti6

aka JKshooter

Location: Taunton, Somerset

Registered: 15 Jun 2006

Posts: 10,283

Status: Offline

Post #7
Well noted LOL Do I Paypal you or admin?

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205 GTi6 on ITB's
Posted 28th Jun 2011 at 16:03
rikky

Forum Pikey

Location: cheshire

Registered: 28 Feb 2004

Posts: 26,744

Status: Offline

Post #8
i have gone against my own rules really because i only ever write everything on a forum in fully lowercase without exception. i do know right from wrong however and my lowercase online style is my alter-ego if you like

i might retype it all in capitals and make it 5 sizes bigger, like an ebay advert

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306 rallye reproduction decals (full sets/individual decals) | 306 b-pillar textured vinyl weatherstrips
306 slam panel esso stickers | 306 yellow / orange / pension fund red side door badges
306 red '6' 3d-printed badges (old part no 866503) | gti6 inlet manifold badges | 306 rear boot badges (p2/p3)
205 gti quarter badge custom decals
205 gti bumper mounting bolts (full set)
106 s1 rallye reproduction decals (full sets sets & individual decals)
106 s2 rallye reproduction decals (full sets/individual decals)
email: rikky[at]rikky.net / info[at]vehicledecals.co.uk | cyberspace big man who makes vinyl and tings
winner of "Extraction of toys from prams with outstanding vigour" award 2009 [source: gti6 owners club]
Posted 28th Jun 2011 at 16:05
mechanical_repairs

Seasoned Pro

Location: leicester

Registered: 10 Jan 2005

Posts: 12,117

Status: Offline

Post #9
you must b board


Carl

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Recovery available with a recovery unit, for those not so local jobs

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Posted 28th Jun 2011 at 16:11
cjm_harris

Seasoned Pro

Location: Parts for Sale section

Registered: 04 Dec 2007

Posts: 7,442

Status: Offline

Post #10
I would like to think that my spelling is pretty good, but even I received this PM not long ago..

quote:
I am pretty definite you definitely have a problem spelling definite and definitely as you seem to think there is an 'a' in both Big grin

No offence intended at all mate Razz


Roll eyes Laugh

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Posted 28th Jun 2011 at 16:12
cosmic spanner

Moral objector

Location: North London

Registered: 11 Oct 2004

Posts: 10,399

Status: Offline

Post #11
Smile

cosmic spanner has attached the following image:

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Posted 28th Jun 2011 at 16:36
owain

Seasoned Pro

Location: Essex

Registered: 20 May 2009

Posts: 9,185

Status: Offline

Post #12
More info can be found on The Oatmeal:

10 words you need to stop misspelling

and

How to use an apostrophe.

When you've mastered those, try some semicolons.

And i.e., just because.

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Posted 28th Jun 2011 at 16:47

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