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Tuesday August 12, 2008
07:59 AM

Dear Anonymous Coward

[ #37162 ]

Wile I apprecaite you're concern for propper grammer, Me however don't not give a crappe. Thanks U 4 contributing no thing 2 the convers8tion.

I suggest that if you care more about bitching [anonymously] about the grammar than contributing to the topic at hand that you kindly find another profession or remove thy stick from thine ass...assuming you're a programmer already.

An unapproved comment has been posted on your blog I Can't Focus, for entry #881 (MVC Marathon Part 3: Creating a Restaurants Controller and View). You need to approve this comment before it will appear on your site. "It's in it's own directory" ??? The word "it's" means "it is" or "it has" ... nothing else, ever. Using "it's" two different ways in a single sentence is especially gross. The sentence should start as "It's in its own directory." Programmers seem to want to use "it's" as a pronoun indicating possession because an apostrophe-s is added to proper names to indicate possession (Bob's ball, etc.). But that usage conflicts with the other use of apostrophe-s, which is to be an abbreviation of "is" or "has" (Pete's gonna go outside; it's gonna rain). That's the rule that rules. Commenter name: Anonymous Coward Commenter email address: Commenter URL: Commenter IP address: 66.82.9.25

P.S. If this is someone I know on irc.perl.org, well, I only half mean it then.

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  • You fell victim to one of the classic blunders! The most famous is never get involved in a land war in Asia, but only slightly less well-known is this: never use "it's" in the wrong context! :-)

  • What's all this long-winded "Programmers seem to ... indicating possession ... conflicts with ..." explanation about? The possessive pronoun "its" is just like all of the other possessive pronouns (except mine.)

    The easy way to remember it is simply: "its" is like "his". Using any more words than that to explain it indicates an inability to focus (as if an off-topic reply on the matter didn't already indicate that.)