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  1. BoltClock
    BoltClock Published |

    Once again I’m back after not having visited your blog for a couple weeks :P

    Surprising, though, is that no one has said anything about the letter D yet!

    Speaking of using apostrophes in conjunction with decades, this year I plan to revise my use of apostrophes. Seems pretty messed up lately, but at least I got it right for citing decades!

    And… I haven’t spotted anything wrong with your article so far.

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  2. Justin Tadlock
    Justin Tadlock Published |

    I’m surprised too about no one commenting on this article. It was going to be my first without a comment in a very long time, at least until you came along.

    Apostrophes are always tricky. It’s not usually the rules that are tricky but noticing the places that we screw up. They’re just tough to catch.

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  3. ket
    ket Published |

    Hi, good tutorial.

    I’m not sure if I have a stupid question to ask but what does FTW mean? I see it is being used anywhere on the forum and comment section of blog and I am not a native English speaker.

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  4. Justin Tadlock
    Justin Tadlock Published |

    ket
    Thanks. Every time I see those three letters, I think “freak of the week.” I’m a Smallville fan. :)

    I took the liberty of looking up a few sources. Here’s what I found:

    There are 68 definitions for FTW at the Urban Dictionary. It seems some of the more common uses are “for the win,” “f*ck the world,” and “what the f*ck (backwards).”

    Another resource that says FTW means “for the win” is a slang terms wiki.

    I think “for the win” are the correct words to the acronym, but I’m not so sure what today’s youth are using it for. I tend to stay away from people that constantly use Net slang in every sentence. That’s not to say slang is all bad. It’s only useful in situations where it’s appropriate. Now, that’s an oxymoron if I’ve ever heard one — appropriate slang.

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  5. Rheanna Sunga
    Rheanna Sunga Published |

    Ooh my! I admit being guilty of committing some of the common errors you mentioned. This is informative, and fun too! I’ll be sharing this with my colleagues, they’d be surprise with what’s written here, im sure. And i like this the most: Never use “dove” as the past tense of “dive.” Always use “dived” because “dove” is a bird.

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  6. Arianabird
    Arianabird Published |

    I really love this series! It’s much better (and more entertaining) than my English classes ever were. Your Korean students must love you. However, I’ve noticed there aren’t anymore after it. Are more going to be forth coming?

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  7. Jenn Besonia
    Jenn Besonia Published |

    Hi Justin, nice posts about blogging.

    When are you going to write about the E?

    I am looking forward to your next blog post regarding writing.

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