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Originally Posted by Minnesota Marty
Isn't a ChopinLiszt what you write to help you remember your intended purchases at a grocery store?

And when you're finished Choping, you put the groceries in a Bach and take them out to your car.


The Bachs are heavy, though, because they are Alkan'd goods, except for the Shoenberg'r, which you planned to grill that night, since the Weber was so nice.

Very good, except that Schoenberg has a "c" in it.



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...many people, over the Internet, are not native speakers...


Very good point, Nikolas. For the record, the grammar pet peeves I expressed are things I've read and heard from lifelong, native speakers of American English. (Perhaps that's the problem?)


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Originally Posted by jazzyprof
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(Sorry Bruce, but I couldn't help myself! grin)


I shoulda knowd it! You got me! Blush!!!

Let's just call it a "typo!"


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I don't have time to read the whole thread right now because I am late, so maybe this has already been mentioned, but I have seen a confusion of your and you're, or their, they're and there even in posts by educated people (and native speakers on top of that)... smirk



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The lingua franca is the language of PW because most people offer frank comments... wink



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This mistake isn't really a peeve of mine, just something I notice when it happens. And, since it just happened in another thread, but this thread is still chugging along, this seemed the place to note it. It is when people write "here, here" instead of "hear, hear". I don't know why, but it always strikes me as a little bit comic when I see it.

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Hear here.


Sometimes, we all just need to be shown a little kindness <3
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Hear it here first!


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Originally Posted by FSO
Hear here.


They're there!


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Originally Posted by wr
This mistake isn't really a peeve of mine, just something I notice when it happens. And, since it just happened in another thread, but this thread is still chugging along, this seemed the place to note it. It is when people write "here, here" instead of "hear, hear". I don't know why, but it always strikes me as a little bit comic when I see it.


I like to write 'hear here'.

edit: I see others do too.

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Originally Posted by ChopinAddict
The lingua franca is the language of PW because most people offer frank comments... wink


If you consider who runs the site, every one of us who posts here offers Frank comments...


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One could always say "hark hark". smile



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If one wished to garner skeptical looks as plentiful as they are unwelcome, I'd agree with you...


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Aw, I got in on the party late! But I still need to share: a friend just showed me a list of fines for accompanying crimes. Among things like 100$ for 24 Italian songs, and 500$ for Erlkonig smile was my personal pet peeve: 60$ for standing behind you (as a performer, not an observer) reading music over your shoulder and not turning the pages when it's time. Good gravy, man, you're sightreading this too! You need to see the next material! Why are you not turning the page?????????????????

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Originally Posted by musiccr8r
Aw, I got in on the party late! But I still need to share: a friend just showed me a list of fines for accompanying crimes.
Yes, I saw that too and thought it was pretty funny. Personally I'd like to charge more than that for Erlkönig and perhaps an extra $10 for each notch up on the metronome. laugh

But I'd also add a hefty fine for finger clicking by a singer (as mentioned in the OP). It's beyond annoying. A singer once asked me did I mind if she tapped her tempo on my shoulder as I was sitting playing! (I suppose I should be grateful she asked and didn't just start doing it!)


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Du holde Kunst...
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